Physical therapy is a large step to recovery and pain management and prevention. In addition to physical therapy, we also treat conditions at various stages in the disease cycle. Learn about the physical therapy services we provide at the Ina Mae Rude Aquatic Center and Ann Nicole Nelson Wellness Center.

  • Aquatic Therapy
  • Cervical/Lumbar Traction
  • Comprehensive Home Exercise Programs
  • Geriatric Rehabilitation/Fall Prevention
  • Manual Therapy
  • Neuromuscular Re-education
  • Injury Rehabilitation
  • Pain Prevention (modalities, heat, ice)
  • Functional Dry Needling
  • Dry needling is the introduction of a small filament, sterile needle into a respective trigger point or tender area of a muscle. The goal is to ‘deactivate the trigger point’ by resetting the nervous system input to the specific muscle by advancing the needle multiple times into the trigger point or using light electrical stimulation. It feels like a finger tapping on your muscle. Usually, results are noticed fairly quickly. Limited range of motion or pain usually improves immediately after the first session. However, it may require two to four dry needling treatments to regain pre-injured/pained state. Typically, four to five days between dry needling treatments to one specific area is recommended as this treatment does have a lasting systemic effect. Dry needling itself is not currently covered by insurances, but if this treatment is appropriate for you, it is available for a $20 a visit charge, whether you use 1 or 100 needles!
  • LSVTBig-Parkinson’s treatment protocol
  • The staff in the MCMC Physical Therapy Department is always striving to enhance the service they can offer to the Stanley area. Do you or a loved one suffer from Parkinson’s disease? If so, no matter what stage you are in (early or advanced) we can help manage your physical symptoms of Parkinson’s! LSVT Big ® is a researched and proven treatment for the physical impairments of Parkinson’s disease. Through a well-researched combination of movements, we will help you get your mobility back (bigger and controlled movements) and help with your flexibility. This protocol is directed toward the bradykinesia (slowness of movement) and hyperkinesias (smallness of movement), the common physical symptoms associated with Parkinson’s disease. This protocol requires 16 treatment sessions (4 days/week for 4 weeks), lasting 1 hour each , through repetition and shaping of your new movement, we will teach you how you can control your symptoms and continue having a high quality of life well through your diagnosis. Are you ready to move BIG and get your mobility back? Contact the PT Department today for more information!
  • Vestibular Rehabilitation
  • Also offer occupational therapy services, including elbow, wrist and hand therapy and fine motor skills

Our therapists provide hands-on assessment and treatment for patients of all ages with acute, postoperative, or chronic conditions involving the:

  • Foot—Ankle—Knee
  • Hip—Back/Spine—Neck
  • Shoulders—Elbows—Wrists—Hands

Common diagnoses that therapists see are:

  • Golfer’s Elbow—Tennis Elbow
  • Tendonitis—Plantar Fasciitis—Bursitis
  • Sciatica— Sprains—Strains
  • Rotator Cuff Injury—Low Back Pain, and Neck Pain/Spasm

Treatment is also available for on the job injuries or neurological conditions such as:

  • Stroke—Multiple Sclerosis
  • Parkinson’s—Traumatic Brain injury Spinal Cord Injury