A major injury or surgery can turn your life upside down and make it difficult to perform normal daily functions. In our Physical Therapy Department at Bear River Valley Hospital, our main prerogative is to get you back on your feet after a major health event. Services in our department include inpatient therapy, outpatient therapy, and Home Health. Being part of a smaller hospital means each of our patients gets personalized care. From inpatient to outpatient and home health, our patients benefit from a continuity of care. No matter where you see us, you can be assured that you will be seeing the same therapists and staff throughout your physical therapy journey.
We have a full inpatient therapy program for medical and post-surgical patients at Bear River Valley Hospital. Our physical therapists and staff work with patients who are still in the hospital to help restore range of motion, strength and normal functioning. Many of our patients have had surgeries, strokes, and even pneumonia. We try to get patients up and moving either the same day, or the day after an orthopedic surgery. Our staff works with patients twice a day to ensure they are moving and functioning as well as possible, as soon as possible.
Once out of the hospital, patients can also benefit from outpatient physical therapy in a healing atmosphere with new state-of-the-art equipment. We have large rooms with specialty equipment like a balance retraining system, a pulley system, and more. We also have the equipment to provide ultrasound, heat, cold, and electrical stimulations for patients. We provide outpatient physical therapy for total joint replacement, industrial rehabilitation—including pre-employment physicals and healing for work injuries, and cardiac rehabilitation.
When patients are unable to come into our outpatient office, we come to them. Our Home Health Services are designed to help patients regain independence and normal functioning within the convenience of their own home. Throughout our inpatient, outpatient, and Home Health services, we do our best to teach patients how to manage their own functioning. We provide patient education and pamphlets to help patients care for themselves at home.
Dedication to the community sets our staff apart from other hospitals that provide physical therapy. Our staff members all live in or near the Bear River Valley area. With that comes close ties to the community. Two full time physical therapists head up our department. One has a Doctorate of Physical Therapy and the other has over 20 years of experience. Both have extended training and certifications. We also have another physical therapist that has more than 25 years of experience who works part-time in our department. In addition to physical therapists, we have aides and nurses that work closely with patients.
What to Expect
Your first visit with one of our physical therapists is a great time to ask any questions or voice any concerns about your treatment. We will perform and extended interview and evaluation session to assess how much therapy is needed. As a part of your treatment, we will ask you to take an active role by making goals and providing feedback throughout your time with us. We know that building trust with our patients is an important part of successful physical therapy. You will play an active role in each step of your treatment.
We will work with your physician to ensure you are receiving the best care available. It is best to get a referral from your doctor before working with us. Before we start physical therapy with you, we will send your doctor a letter outlining your treatment plan. We also send a letter after you have completed physical therapy in our department.