With high-quality rehabilitation services available right here at RAMC, patients are able to stay close-to-home instead of traveling for physical, occupational or speech therapy.
Our therapists have experience in:
- Dizziness/vertigo - balance and vestibular disorders
- Sports rehab
- Orthopedic - arthritis, tendonitis, joint replacement, ligament sprains, muscle strains
- Spine rehab
- Pain management
- Body mechanics/return-to-work
- Neurologic - CVA, Parkinson's, MS, Ataxia
- Manual therapy
- Wound care
- Woman's Health
Physical therapists are available 7:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., Monday - Friday
Helping patients of all ages return to a productive, independent lifestyle
- Neuro rehab
- LSVT / Parkinson's Disease Therapy
- Orthopedic Rehab: hand, wrist, forearm, elbow and shoulder
- Stroke care
- Return-to-work - FCE, prescreen evaluation, ergonomics, work hardening/conditioning
- Adaptive equipment analysis
- Activities of daily living
- Sprains and strains
- Low vision
Occupational therapists are available 7 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Mondays and 7 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Tuesday – Friday.
Certified Hand Therapy (CHT)
Betsy M. Harms, OTR is a CHT at RAMC and has been certified in hand therapy since 2011. She treats a variety of patients with finger, hand, wrist, forearm, elbow, and shoulder diagnosis. She sees patients upon referral from all medical providers.
Rehabilitation for conditions such as:
- neurological disorders of the upper extremities
- tendon and ligament injuries
- tendon repairs or transfers
- traumatic injuries
- crush injuries
- post-surgical treatment
- vascular disorders
- joint replacements
What is a Certified Hand Therapist?
A Certified Hand Therapist (CHT) is an occupational or physical therapist who has a minimum of 5 years of clinical experience and 4,000 hours or more of direct practice in hand and upper extremity (shoulder, elbow, forearm, wrist and hand) therapy. They have passed a national test to become a certified hand therapist and are recertified every 5 years.
- Swallow studies and treatment
- Aphasia, Dysarthria, Apraxia
- Memory disorders
- Speech/language delays
Speech therapists are available by appointment.
Maintain & Restore personal strengthening and conditioning program
Individually designed for each participant by our Rehab staff to help you reach your physical goals.
Under the supervision of our Licensed Athletic Trainer (LAT), Melissa Galarowicz, and Certified Strength Conditioning Specialist (CSCS), Jason Noble, your program is individually designed to meet your personal goals.
The Maintain & Restore Program is designed to work for you, whether your goal is:
- returning to a previous level of function
- regaining mobility and physical independence
- getting back to a functional level you enjoyed
before a surgery
How does the Maintain & Restore program work?
This program is great for an individual who has
completed all of their Physical and/or Occupational Therapy but still needs assistance with other goals.
The program is staffed by a Licensed Athletic Trainer (LAT) and a Certified Strength and Conditioning
You will be referred to the program by your Physical Therapist (PT) or Occupational Therapist (OT). The therapist will then share your personal goals with the LAT/CSCS so they can develop a customized exercise program that is right for you.
Services include but are not limited to:
- strength training and conditioning
- increase flexibility
- increase mobility
- reconditioning after surgery
- improve balance
What does the Maintain & Restore program include?
- You will meet up to two times per week for a one-on-one session.
- Each session is 30 minutes long.
- The exercise program is directed towards desired goals of each individual.
- There is a monthly fee of $40. This fee is not pro-rated and is your responsibility. Insurance will not cover Maintain & Restore.
Who can participate in Maintain & Restore?
We are pleased to assist patients who are referred
to the program by their Physical or Occupational Therapist because they require a little more help
to return to their previous activity and skill levels.
How to sign up
Simply talk to your PT or OT. They can get you started.
What is a Licensed Athletic Trainer?
Licensed Athletic Trainers are allied health care professionals who specialize in the prevention, evaluation, diagnosis and rehabilitation of acute or chronic injuries and general medical conditions. They work in collaboration with physicians and other health care providers, including Occupational and Physical Therapists, to best treat the patient.
What is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist?
CSCSs are professionals who apply scientific knowledge to train athletes for the primary goal of improving athletic performance. They conduct sport-specific testing sessions, design and implement safe and effective strength training and conditioning programs and provide guidance regarding nutrition and injury prevention.
The Physical Therapy Department at RAMC offers a comprehensive running evaluation for anyone interested. Participants do not need to be currently experiencing pain to benefit from this program. The program is open to any runner, recreational or competitive.
Pain experienced during running may be due to improper muscle balance, faulty running mechanics, or poor foot wear.
This running analysis, conducted by our Licensed Physical Therapists, includes a musculoskeletal evaluation to identify any specific impairments to muscle length, strength, and mobility. A video analysis of running stride will be completed to identify any concerns regarding running form. Based on this evaluation, participants will be given recommendations for strengthening, stretching or correcting their running form.
Each individual session will be approximately 60 minutes and costs only $50.00.