Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation

“We are joyful just to have him here:” As they celebrate the holidays, the Reids reflect on their son’s inspiring recovery from a sledding accident

Sam Reid was sledding with some friends when he was thrown into a metal tractor spike, which impaled him from his stomach to his neck. Thanks to the lifesaving care and intensive rehabilitation therapy he received at Regional One Health, the accident does not define Sam's life. Instead, 2021 was full of milestones, including [...]

2022-01-05T10:55:14-06:00December 21st, 2021|

Ask the Experts: Get creative and plan ahead to avoid holiday weight gain and fitness loss

Staying healthy over the holidays takes some planning and commitment, so Regional One Health Post-Rehab Wellness Manager Kenneth Robinson is sharing his strategies for staying on track during this season of indulgence. He says by planning ahead for healthy meals and scheduling exercise into your day, you can stave off weight gain and avoid fitness [...]

2021-12-15T07:53:34-06:00December 15th, 2021|

“I knew I could get better:” Faith, family and exceptional care gave Deputy Sheriff Austin Eldridge strength to overcome devastating injuries

Desoto County Deputy Sheriff Austin Eldridge was struck by a drunk driver while helping a stranded motorist fix a flat tire - and while his injuries were life-changing, he said the care he received from the Firefighters Burn Center allowed him to return to his family and his work. Dr. Ram Velamuri and his [...]

2021-10-18T11:26:22-06:00October 12th, 2021|

Pelvic floor therapy and dry needling can reduce pain and improve quality of life

Physical therapy is a great tool to help patients recover from injuries, address pain and improve their strength and mobility. At Regional One Health, therapists incorporate a number of techniques to help patients achieve those goals, including pelvic floor physical therapy and dry needling. When paired with therapeutic exercises and lifestyle changes, both options [...]

2021-09-21T07:52:13-06:00September 24th, 2021|

Post-Rehab Wellness Program combines personal training and rehabilitation expertise to help patients build strength and agility safely

Learning to exercise properly, with good technique and correct use of equipment, can help you build strength while preventing injury. Regional One Health's Post-Rehab Wellness Program combines the expertise of physical therapists and certified personal trainers to give patients the knowledge they need to get fit the right way. It's a great way for [...]

2021-09-17T11:19:58-06:00September 23rd, 2021|

Speech therapy can help patients overcome cognitive impairments caused by illness or injury

Speech-language pathologists can help patients with a wide variety of speech and swallowing disorders caused by illness and injury. When a communication challenge is brought about by a cognitive issue, they use techniques that help patients restore their abilities or compensate for lost skills. The goal is to help patients communicate effectively and confidently [...]

2021-09-21T07:53:39-06:00September 21st, 2021|

A rehabilitation therapist can help patients determine when it’s safe to return to work and resume activities

The goal of rehabilitation therapy is to help patients return to normal activities following an injury or illness. Part of the process includes a Functional Capacity Evaluation, where a therapist and rehabilitation medicine physician determine whether a patient can safely return to work. Regional One Health's Dardhielle Jean, OTR/L, CHT says patients can expect [...]

2021-09-21T07:55:04-06:00September 21st, 2021|

Adding physical therapy to your healthy aging plan can reduce pain and improve mobility

Joint pain, weakness and stiffness are very common complaints, especially as we age. Physical therapy can help by strengthening the muscles around the joints, reducing inflammation, and teaching patients good habits in terms of caring for their joints. Regional One Health offers outpatient physical therapy at its main campus and East Campus, and patients [...]

2021-09-21T07:55:55-06:00September 19th, 2021|

Ask the Experts: Pain and muscle tightness and decreased mobility are impacting my quality of life. Can hands-on myofascial release help?

Myofascial Release is a hands-on physical therapy technique that helps restore a pain-free range of motion. Andrew Wofford, who provides the therapy at our Outpatient Rehabilitation Center, said it can help patients recover from everything from a traumatic injury to pain caused by poor posture. Myofascial Release, which involves using pressure and stretching to [...]

2021-05-11T08:43:09-06:00May 11th, 2021|

A swallowing disorder can be dangerous – but a speech-language pathologist can help you resume a safe, more normal diet

While many people think of communication disorders when they think of speech-language pathologists, these medical professionals also help patients with trouble swallowing. Swallowing disorders, or "dysphagia," can include pain, the feeling that something is stuck in the throat, or losing the ability to swallow altogether. Speech-language pathologists can help patients stay safe and return to [...]

2021-04-06T07:24:40-06:00April 6th, 2021|
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