Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation

At Indiana University Health, our highly skilled physiatrists, physical therapists, occupational therapists and speech therapists support you throughout your recovery.

Our therapists provide services throughout Indiana to patients of all ages, from infants to seniors. We help you get back to your daily routine using exercise, massage and many other techniques. At Indiana University Health Morgan, most services are offered on an outpatient basis.

IU Health gives you access to the latest advancements in rehabilitation techniques through our partnership with the Indiana University School of Medicine. We treat problems and prevent future injuries by rebuilding your strength and endurance. Using innovative therapies and the latest research, we create personalized treatment plans that fit your needs and specific conditions. Our team of therapists works closely with you to help you achieve your treatment and rehabilitation goals. 

Physical Therapy

The physical therapists at IU Health Morgan use a variety of techniques to increase range of motion and muscle strength and alleviate pain. Below are a few of the physical therapy treatments we offer:

  • Iontophoresis. Delivers anti-inflammatory medication to injured muscles or tendons through electrical stimulation.
  • Incontinence therapy. Treats urinary incontinence by strengthening muscles that control bladder function.
  • Individualized exercise prescription. Rehabilitates lost range of motion or strength through a personalized exercise plan.
  • Isokinetic testing. Helps physical therapists isolate and strengthen your weakest muscles.
  • Myofascial release. Relieves pain and restores range of motion by applying firm yet gentle pressure on stiff muscles.
  • Orthotics. Uses braces or splints to align or support weak, deformed or injured muscles, joints or bones. 
  • Physical therapy wound care. Improves healing of open wounds using techniques such as compression therapy and whirlpool.
  • Spinal traction. Treats sciatica, herniated discs and other back problems by relieving pressure on the spine.
  • Therapeutic ultrasound. Relieves pain and improves the healing process by increasing blood flow to the injured area.

Occupational Therapy

The occupational therapy team at IU Health Morgan helps you overcome the environmental limitations of a disorder or disability so you can safely complete activities and tasks at home, work and school.

To do this, your occupational therapist analyzes your work, school or home environment to look for limitations that could negatively affect your physical, emotional or mental health. Based on these limitations, the therapist suggests modifications that may be necessary for you to continue the activities you want and need to do.

Treatment may include custom splinting, learning how to use adaptive equipment, exercise, pain management and behavioral health counseling.

In addition to caring for adults, we provide robust pediatric occupational therapy services to children with disabilities in the local school system. We focus on improving fine motor skills, visual perceptual skills, self-care and adapting school equipment to meet a child's occupational needs. Occupational services are also provided at home for infants and children up to 3 years old through Morgan County First Steps.

Speech-language pathologists at IU Health Morgan are skilled in the diagnosis and treatment of all speech disorders in adults and children. Some common speech and language disorders are stuttering, poor voice control, articulation disorders, aphasia, dysarthria and loss of voice. A person can have one disorder or several. Many speech disorders are caused by developmental and medical conditions. Examples of conditions that cause speech problems include autism, cleft lip and palate, stroke and Huntington's disease.

Therapists use speech, swallowing and hearing tests to diagnose disorders. Treatment plans are based on individual needs and can include breathing, voice and pronunciation exercises. Adults and children with severe speech or language problems may be taught augmentative and alternative communication (AAC).

Cardiac Rehabilitation

The Cardiac Rehabilitation Program at IU Health Morgan is a three-phase program designed to help patients recover from heart and vascular conditions or heart and vascular procedures.

During the second phase of the program, you learn how to implement healthy lifestyle changes that can improve wellness and prevent a recurring cardiac problem. This begins by increasing your physical activity. A physical therapist teaches you how to use exercise equipment, like a treadmill or stationary bicycle, while monitoring your heart function with an electrocardiogram (EKG). This is called stress testing, and it helps doctors know if your heart functions normally or works too hard during exercise.

Once you have completed phase two, you are welcome to continue exercising with us for a small monthly fee.