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Rehabilitation Therapy

Life is better in motion, so there's only one thing to do: Start moving. Our physical, occupational and speech therapists understand this and deliver rehabilitation therapy designed and paced precisely right for you and your specific needs. Our experts know what it takes for you to overcome the condition that interrupted your forward motion in life. We get you back on track to living the life you love.

No matter what condition requires rehabilitation therapy, we collaborate with you and your physicians and surgeons to serve as your partners in health throughout your recovery. We help you heal from sports injuries as well as surgery, stroke, prolonged illness, aging, cancer and neurological disorders. Living your best life means keeping your recovery process moving forward – and taking your recovery all the way home.

Why choose Liberty Hospital for rehabilitation therapy?

Comprehensive care and regional excellence are just two of the reasons. Our rehabilitation therapy team works hand in glove with many other specialties in the Liberty Hospital system, including Liberty Hospital Orthopaedics staffed by MU Health Care physicians.

When it comes to rehabilitation therapy for orthopaedic conditions, sports injuries or surgeries like joint replacement, we bring you the level of care, treatment, research and clinical trials only available from an academic medical center. Because surgery is not the only option for many patients, our experts take a personalized view of your pain, mobility, lifestyle and preferences to create the treatment plan that is right for you.

Comprehensive Therapy Services

Our rehabilitation therapists deliver high-quality care across all aspects of rehabilitation therapy:

NEW: Anti-gravity treadmill to help get you back to your life or back in the game.

NEW: Anti-Gravity Treadmill

Get back to life quickly! AlterG can give you new power to achieve your goals or get back in the game. The AlterG can remove up to 80% of your body weight to give you the feeling of walking on air. Talk to your healthcare provider about a referral. For more information, call 816.407.2315.

Ideal for patients with:

  • Orthopaedic injuries or surgery
  • Neurological conditions
  • Chronic disease
  • Obesity

How does it work?

  • Features patented, NASA Differential Air Pressure (DAP) technology
  • Precise air calibration system, based on the user’s actual body weight,
  • Uses a pressurized air chamber to uniformly reduce gravitational load and body weight in precise 1% increments,
AlterG enables patients and athletes to move unrestricted and pain-free – restoring and building muscle strength, range of motion, balance, function, and fitness. No other unweighting technology offers as much precision, accuracy and comfort.

Physical Therapy

Physical therapy can help to address pain, as well as build back strength, function and range of motion after injury, illness or immobility. To get you back in motion, our therapists offer:

  • Dry needling
  • Aquatic therapy
  • Pelvic health
  • Blood flow restriction
  • Sports or running injury prevention and rehabilitation
  • Running/gait analysis
  • Mobility disorders
  • Balance issues
  • Stroke recovery
  • Multiple sclerosis or other neurological rehabilitation
  • Orthopaedic rehabilitation
  • Spine rehabilitation
  • Fatigue management/cancer rehabilitation
  • Pain management

Pelvic Health

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Occupational Therapy

Occupational therapy is an important part of getting back into your daily routine after an injury, illness or surgery. To help you get back on your feet, we offer:

  • Certified hand specialists
  • Upper body rehabilitation for issues such as carpal tunnel syndrome, tennis elbow, arthritis, etc.
  • Therapeutic exercise
  • Joint protection education
  • Adaptive techniques for daily living
  • Stroke recovery
  • Orthopaedic rehabilitation
  • Orthotics/splinting
  • Lymphedema

Speech Therapy

Our speech-language pathologists can diagnose and treat a variety of communication, cognitive and swallowing disorders that result from the following conditions:

  • Stroke
  • Brain injury
  • Head and neck cancer
  • Neurological disorders
  • Aging process

Our speech pathologists are VitalStim-certified to aid in the rehabilitation of dysphagia, (swallowing, disorders). In addition, our speech-language pathologists can perform therapies that aid in rehabilitation of a variety of communication and cognitive deficits, including:

  • Abstract thinking
  • Problem solving/organizational skills
  • Deficits of memory
  • Vocal issues
  • Expressive and receptive—verbal and graphic communication

Sports Medicine Transition Program

We also offer a unique Sports Medicine Transition Program designed to be helpful for patients and student athletes of all sports and competitive levels who complete physical therapy but are not yet completely back to normal. This program allows our patients to continue their recovery in a familiar place. After following this program – which returns patients back to baseline – some are motivated to continue on to the next level, such as adult fitness training or sports performance classes.

Quality & Patient Satisfaction

Our patient satisfaction ratings consistently exceed national and local averages – and as the only Northland hospital to receive an "A" safety grade four consecutive times from The Leapfrog Group. We are proud to be the highest-ranking hospital for safety in the Northland. We care deeply about delivering excellence in safety, outcomes and patient experience.

Liberty Hospital Rehabilitation Therapy

This is where better lives are set in motion.