Physical Therapy

Physical therapy is for anyone who is dealing with disabilities that result in decreased range of motion, pain, decreased strength, and endurance. Our goal is to assist in relieving pain and discomfort, and to help you regain movement and restore function.

In the hospital setting, physical therapists evaluate how an injury or disease process is affecting a person’s strength, mobility, flexibility, or endurance. Therapists work closely with the patient’s medical team (nursing, physician, social worker, case manager, etc.) to ensure that a patient is discharged appropriately. This may include recommendations for continued rehabilitation after discharge, at home or in a different type of medical facility such as a skilled nursing unit or rehabilitation unit. Additionally, an acute care physical therapist may recommend appropriate medical equipment or assistive devices, such as a walker, crutches, wheelchair, or a cane.

We treat a wide range of conditions, including, but not limited to:

  • Amputation
  • Ankle Injuries
  • Arthritis
  • Balance Issues
  • Brachial Plexus Injury
  • Contractures
  • Deconditioning
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Fracture and Sprains
  • Gait Problems/Retraining
  • Head Injuries
  • Hip and Knee Replacement
  • Neck/Back Pain
  • Nerve Injuries
  • Postural Deviations
  • Repetitive Stress Injuries
  • Rotator Cuff Injuries/Repair
  • Spasticity
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spondylosis/Spondylothesis
  • Stroke
  • Spinal Cord Injuries
  • Tendonitis
  • Thoracic Outlet Syndrome

Common interventions include:

  • Evaluate the need for durable medical equipment
  • Instruct patients in post-surgical orthopedic protocols and precautions as they relate to mobility and transfers
  • Remediate lower extremity weakness
  • Provide training in transfers and mobility
  • Train caregivers to assist with patient care at home

Pelvic Health Physical Therapy

Experiencing urinary incontinence (UI) and/or pelvic pain? Nanticoke’s new pelvic health physical therapy program can help.

Pelvic health physical therapy is the treatment of a variety of medical conditions including incontinence (urinary and fecal), pelvic pain, pre-and post-gynecological surgery and bony pelvis pain. Many people of various ages suffer from these conditions, not realizing that in many cases, they are treatable.

Benefits include relief from many of the following signs/symptoms:

  • Accidental leakage of urine when coughing, sneezing, or laughing
  • Coccyx disorders
  • Colorectal conditions and constipation
  • Decreased urge to urinate frequently or all of a sudden
  • Fecal leakage
  • Improved scar tissue mobility
  • Improved sexual function and pleasure
  • Organ prolapse
  • Post-prostatectomy incontinence
  • Pre-and postpartum related issue including back pain, diastasis recti, and sciatica
  • Prostatitis
  • Relief from pain in the pelvic region

Nanticoke’s pelvic health physical therapy program is lead by Katherine Irvine, PT, DPT, a certified Level 1 provider in the treatment of Pelvic Health disorders.

Talk to your healthcare provider and request a referral to our pelvic health physical therapy program.