At the Rehabilitation Center we offer the services below at our new modern facility on the campus of Fulton County Health Center.
Fulton County Health Center Rehab Can Help
Staying active allows you to enjoy life. But staying active may require therapy to recover from an injury or illness. Or it may require a place to help you jump-start your exercise program. In either case, Fulton County Health Center Rehab can help.Since 1994, Fulton County Health Center Rehab has helped individuals of all ages to rehabilitate from injuries or illness. In December 2020, we opened our new state-of-the-art Rehabilitation Center on the northwest corner of the Fulton County Health Center campus at 719 South Shoop Avenue in Wauseon.
If you are recovering from an illness or injury you can rest assured that you are receiving the best of care for you rehabilitation needs. Our Rehab staff includes Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists, and Speech Therapists. When you begin therapy our staff will review your rehab needs and develop an individualized treatment program to help you in your recovery.At Fulton County Health Center Rehab some of our treatment options include:
FCHC Rehabilitation Main Entrance
Our facility offers a therapeutic pool to provide high quality, individualized care in a partially unweighted environment for those who can not tolerate traditional land-based physical therapy. Our warm therapeutic pool comes equipped with an underwater treadmill and resistance jets to improve strength, cardiovascular endurance, and gait mechanics.
Who May Benefit?
- Back and neck pain
- Joint pain
- Joint and muscle injuries
- Muscle weakness/conditioning
- Joint replacements
- Neurological disorders (Stroke, spinal cord injury, Parkinson’s)
- Diagnoses with weight bearing restrictions
- Post surgical back, neck, knee, etc.
FCHC Rehab Aquatics Therapy Video
What Does It Do?
- Increases flexibility allowing for greater mobility with reduced pain
- Improves strength
- Challenges balance against resistance of the water
- Facilitates increased blood supply to sore muscles
- Unweights joints, decreasing pain with standing
- Treadmill speed can be adjusted to meet individual needs
- Underwater camera allows for walking analysis
- Underwater jets may be used for strengthening and balance training following musculoskeletal and neurological injuries.
The body maintains balance with sensory information from three systems:
- Somatosensory (muscles and joints)
- Vestibular (inner ear)
What Impacts Balance?
- Vestibular hypofunction
- Neurological conditions (stroke, Parkinson’s, brain injuries, etc.)
- Vision problems
- Advanced age
Neurocom Balance Master
Advanced capabilities to perform balance assessments.
Computerized dynamic posturography – tests primary balance systems including somatosensory, visual, and vestibular.
Includes a walk across to measure step length, step height, and motor timing to promote gait stability and gait symmetry.
Supported Ambulation System
Overhead track with harness allows for balance training without risk of falling.
Can perform more advanced balance tasks without using external support.
Specialized Vestibular Room
Can be used to address balance deficits.
NeuroCom Balance Master®
Concussions can occur from sports, falls, motor vehicle accidents and many other reasons. Our clinic uses a comprehensive, multi-disciplinary approach to concussion management and treatment.
Common Signs and Symptoms
Physical – Headaches, vertigo, dizziness, fatigue, pain, light/noise sensitivity, ocular impairments, nausea
Emotional – Irritability, anxiety, personality changes
Cognitive – Confusion, difficulty concentrating, memory deficits, decreased work/school performance
Sleep – Drowsy, fatigue, altered sleep patterns
Dedicated vestibular training room to fully challenge and progress rehabilitation of sensory systems to alleviate headaches, dizziness, and imbalance.
Strengthening and Stretching
Reduces tightness and restores function of cervical muscles to alleviate pain, headaches, dizziness, and sensitivity.
Both manual and instrument assisted techniques improves soft tissue mobility, muscle spasms, headaches, dizziness, and joint mobility.
Sub-system Threshold Aerobic Exercise Program
Allows for reintegration into sport and recreational activities while being symptom-free.
Addresses cognitive defects post concussion to improve memory, attention, and thinking.
Neurocom Balance Master
Sophisticated assessment tool that provides measurable data to treat and track vestibular and postural dysfunctions. Assesses and determines gaze stability dysfunctions.
A condition in which extra lymphatic fluid builds up in tissues and causes swelling and discomfort. It generally occurs in an arm or leg, but can also occur in the face, neck, trunk, abdomen, or genitals.
Signs and Symptoms
- Swelling in part of the body (Breast, chest, shoulder, arm, or leg).
- Skin feeling tight or hard, change in texture, or look.
- New aching, tingling, numbness, or other discomfort in the area with possible fullness and heaviness.
- Less mobility or flexibility in nearby joints (hand, wrist, or shoulder).
- Trouble fitting your arm into a sleeve, or trouble fitting into or buttoning pants.
- Collars, rings, watches, and bracelets feel tight.
Lymphedema is a condition that cannot be cured; however, lymphedema therapy is extremely effective in managing this condition.
Lymphedema- Multi Layer Short Stretch Compression Bandages
Gentle muscle contraction to move excess fluid.
Manual Lymphatic Drainage
Massage-like technique to move trapped fluid to decrease edema.
Short stretch bandages to wrap the limb and move lymphatic fluid toward the trunk of the body.
Close-fitting elastic sleeves or stockings that compress an arm or leg to encourage lymphatic fluid drainage.
Sequential Pneumatic Compression Pump
Sleeve that is connected to a pump that intermittently inflates the sleeve, putting pressure on the limb to move lymphatic fluid.
Instruction on how a patient can best manage their lymphedema at home – including skin care, swelling management, and self care.
Our facility is uniquely suited to treat those in our community afflicted with neurological conditions. We have experienced staff with advanced training and provide physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech therapy services in a team approach that can cover all of a patient’s unique needs.
Common neurological conditions therapy can benefit are:
- Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI)
- Spinal Cord Injuries
- Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
- Parkinson’s Disease
- Cerebral Palsy (CP)
- Movement Disorder
- Any progressive neurological condition
Supported Ambulation System
Physical therapy can benefit by restoring:
- Transfer Safety
- Postural Realignment
- Improved Motor Planning and Motor Control
Occupational therapy enables patients to manage their day-to-day tasks and activities:
Improve impaired coordination and sensitization by having patients complete daily activities
Improve gross and fine motor skills
Reduce restrictions to home task independence such as navigating a kitchen, cooking, and increasing functional independence with bathroom use
Issues that are addressed by speech therapists include:
- Clarity of speech and voice production
- Ability to understand and communicate with others
- Swallow food and liquid safely
- Cognitive areas such as attention, memory, and problem solving
Occupational therapy is a client-centered profession concerned with promoting health and well-being through occupation for adults and children. The primary goal of occupational therapy is to enable people to participate in the activities of everyday life.
Common Issues Treated
- Neurological Conditions (Stroke, Brain Injury, Parkinson’s, Multiple Sclerosis, etc.)
- Post-surgical Limitations
- Tendonitis and injuries of the hand/elbow
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis, Medical/Lateral Epicondylitis
- Sensory Difficulties
- Autism Spectrum Disorders
- Development Delays
- Cognitive Dysfunctions
- Soft tissue and joint problems
Every patient undergoes an evaluation by an OT, who then creates an individualized treatment plan according to each patients’ goals. This is achieved through:
- Development or recovery of gross and fine motor skills
- Strengthening and stretching exercises
- Manual techniques to reduce soft tissue restrictions and restore function.
- Sensory re-education
- Modalities (Hot packs, cold packs, paraffin baths, electric stimulation)
- Evaluation/education in the use of adaptive equipment (dressing, cooking, bathroom)
Physical rehabilitation is a proven method of managing chronic pain and treating acute pain. Our rehab professionals can create a treatment plan that is individualized to you, allowing for the best outcomes. Improving patient knowledge of their pain can assist in managing it. Our therapists will teach you how to manage your pain and assist in returning you toward performing your normal daily activities.
Our therapists will instruct you through an exercise program individualized to your needs, which may include:
- Stretching and range of motion exercises to restore mobility and reduce tightness
- Strengthening exercises to improve muscle imbalance
- Home exercise program development and instruction to ensure consistent progress and maintenance of improvements upon discharge
Physical/Occupational Therapy can provide training and education in compensatory strategies or adaptive equipment to complete tasks with less pain or strain on joints.
Aquatic Rehab allows movement in the warm water to be a pain reliever on skin. Reduced body weight in water decreases pressure and allows less strain on joints. It also allows for retraining of muscles and joints in a soothing environment.
Manual techniques administered by our therapists can improve anatomical dysfunctions and limitations to soft tissues and joints to improve pain levels. These may include:
- Joint Mobilizations
- Muscle Energy Techniques
Posture and Movement
Improving posture and restoring normal movement in the body can reduce pain when performing normal work and home tasks. This will assist with:
Using the body more efficiently when performing work and daily tasks.
Adjustment of movement patterns to reduce stress on painful body structures.
Modalities can provide temporary relief of pain to allow for improved exercise and physical activity tolerance. These include:
- Electrical Stimulation
All three of our therapy services (physical, occupational, speech) provide coordinated care and services to the pediatric population, in order to address deficits from injury, illness, and developmental delays.
We provide care in our specialty pediatric rooms that are tailored to the needs of our pediatric patients. It includes cushioned floors and walls for safe play. As well as an observation window for parents, swing with sensory integration, and various toys for therapeutic play.
Improve fine motor skills
Address hand-eye coordination
Learn basic ADL tasks (bathing, dressing, teeth brushing, feeding)
Evaluate the need for specialized equipment
Improve attention and social/emotional skills
Address sensory integration skills
FCHC Rehab Pediatrics Video
Improve fluency of speech
Improve production of voice
Improve swallowing function
Improve Receptive and Expressive Language
Improve strength, range of motion, flexibility
Improve gross motor skills, such as walking, running, jumping, etc.
Pelvic floor therapy is performed by a trained therapist to provide effective, safe, and structured reconditioning of the pelvic floor muscles to improve strength and function, and alleviate pain, weakness, and dysfunction.
Who Can Benefit?
Both men and women can be treated for pelvic floor dysfunctions.
Common Conditions Treated by Pelvic Floor Therapists
- Pelvic Pain
- Painful Bladder Syndrome
- Diastasis Recti Abdominis
- Urinary Incontinence
- And more – Please contact our office for more information.
- Stretching or strengthening exercises of legs, trunk, or pelvic muscles
- Relaxation exercises for shortened muscles
- Education in self-management and prevention
- Coordination exercises
- Muscle re-education using biofeedback
Speech Language Pathologists treat disorders regarding speech, language, social communication, cognitive-communication, and swallowing disorders in infants through adults.
Speech therapy is provided by a speech-language pathologist, who has the specialized training and certification to assess and treat these disorders.
What Are Some Causes?
- Parkinson’s Disease
- Traumatic Brain Injury/Concussion
- Developmental Delay
- Congenital Disorder
- Autism Spectrum Disorder
- Hearing Impairment
- Problems communicating for social purposes
- Delay in language development
- Deficits in expressive or receptive language
- Auditory Processing Disorders
Articulation – children who have difficulty learning how to pronounce their sounds correctly.
Dysarthria – difficulty producing speech sounds correctly or fluently due to weakness or decreased coordination
Problems with attention, memory, and thinking
Problems with vocal quality, pitch and loudness.
Improve fluency of speech / stuttering
Difficult eating, swallowing food or liquid
For patients that experience:
- Vision Problems
Physical Therapy can help!
Our staff has attended special continuing education courses regarding the treatment of vestibular disorders. We have a specialized vestibular/sensory room specifically tailored to address deficits associated with vestibular dysfunction.
- Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV)
- Vestibular migraine
- Labyrinthitis or vestibular neuritis
- Meniere’s disease
- Head injury
- Advanced age
- Cervicogenic dizziness
Vestibular Treatment Room
Balance Training Exercises
Designed to each specific patient to improve steadiness to assist with self-care, work, and leisure activities.
Improve control of eye movements so vision can be clear during head movement. Useful if vision appears to jump or bounce.
Treat symptoms of dizziness that are produced because of self-motion of visual stimuli through the use of repeated exposure to teach the brain to ignore abnormal stimuli.
Positioning maneuvers to put the crystals (otoconia) in the ear back in place to address Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo.
FCHC Rehabilitation with it’s new modern facility is now located at 719 South Shoop Avenue in Wauseon. For more information you can contact our Rehab Department at (419) 335-1919 or email us at [email protected].