Physical Therapy


PT: (785) 672-8138
Out Patient Hours: 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. M-F

Manager: Gerry Baalmann -  (785) 672-1324

Therapy Services:
Out Patient
Acute & Swingbed

The Physical Therapy department at LCH is fully staffed with highly skilled and licensed therapists using the latest techniques in rehab. Our many years of experience have paved the way in making our department known for the excellent care we provide.

We take pride in providing a wide range of therapeutic services to our community as well as the surrounding area. We strive to help our patients reach their goals and return to their highest level of independence.

We also offer Occupational and Speech Therapy services. Occupational Therapy is designed to restore or maintain a patient’s ability to perform tasks used in daily living, often through developing ways to modify or adapt activities. Daily living activities may include bathing, dressing, and cooking. Speech Therapy or speech language pathologists work with people who may have had voice.

How to reach us
If you feel Physical Therapy could benefit you, see your health care provider to obtain a prescription. Your provider and physical therapists will work together to improve or restore your physical function.

Our goal is to make your life easier.

What can physical therapy do for me?
Physical therapy is a rehabilitation method that addressed the treatment, healing, and prevention of injuries and disabilities. We specialize in disorders of the musculoskeletal system as it pertains to physical movement. PT focuses on pain relief, promoting healing, and restoring function and movement associated with injury or illness. Other areas within physical therapy are body mechanics training, fitness/wellness, education, and prevention.

What conditions does physical therapy treat?

  • Orthopedic – Treats disorders and injuries of the musculoskeletal system as well as rehabilitate patients after having orthopedic surgery. Conditions may include joint replacements, sports injuries, arthritis and amputations
  • Geriatric – This covers a wide are of issues concerning normal adult aging. Conditions may include arthritis, osteoporosis, cancer, Alzheimer’s disease, hip and joint replacement, balance disorders and generalized weakness
  • Neurology – Treats a variety of conditions that may include Alzheimer ’s disease, spinal cord injury, brain injury, Parkinson ’s disease, multiple sclerosis and stroke. Neurological impairments may include paralysis, poor balance, inability to ambulate and loss of functional independence
  • Wound Care – Diabetic ulcers, venous stasis ulcers, burns, surgical incisions and pressure ulcers that may be complicated by underlying conditions
  • Pediatric – Covers conditions affecting infants, children and adolescents. May include developmental, neuromuscular or skeletal disorders.

What will physical therapy be like?
Your initial evaluation will include a review of your medical history and your current problem with special tests conducted by a physical therapist to assess your condition.

Based on the results of your evaluation, an individualized treatment plan will be devised for you. Treatments may include therapeutic exercise, ultrasound, electrical stimulation, traction and deep tissue oscillation to name a few options.

Frequency of treatment generally ranges from 1 to 3 treatments per week with the duration ranging from 2 weeks to 2-3 months depending on your current condition.

We strive to make you feel well cared for and we have fun in the process. Your satisfaction is our number one goal!