Decatur Health Systems

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As of November 2015 the Rehabilitation Department has moved. The main entrance is now on the southwest corner of the hospital at the end of Cedar Street.

Physical Therapy

Gateway to wellness

 Physical Therapy is an ancillary department that services out-patients and in-patients. Physical Therapists take a hands-on approach beginning with examination and then treatment of the immediate problem. Types of problems commonly treated in our physical therapy department include back pain, sports injuries, orthopedic surgeries, stroke victims and chronic conditions including arthritis, Parkinson's disease, and so on.

Our physical therapists work with patients to increase muscle strength, endurance, and to decrease pain. Patients increase their movement independence by improving balance, flexibility, and coordination. Patients are taught how to care for themselves through proper exercises to gain strength and mobility, prevent recurring injury, and improve posture. 
 
One registered physical therapist with a degree in physical therapy, two certified physical therapist assistants and one speech therapist currently staff the physical therapy department.
 
Dian Addington, PT,CLWT is now certified in wound care and lymphedema treatment by the International Lymphedema and Wound Care Training Institute (ILWTI).
 
We now offer a women's health program dealing with urinary incontinence and pelvic floor dysfunction.