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Physical Therapy

Physical therapy is a type of treatment that helps you move better, improve or restore your physical function, fitness level and may relieve pain.

You may need physical therapy if you have health problems that make it hard to move around and do everyday tasks. Our goal in your physical therapy is to make daily tasks and activities easier for you. We want to help you improve your walking, going up stairs, or getting in and out of bed. 

Conditions we treat

Physical therapy can be used alone or along with other treatments to help you move more easily after an injury, surgery or chronic condition. With physical therapy, we can treat: 

  • Arthritis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Autism (ASD)
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Back pain
  • Pediatric injuries
  • Bursitis
  • Peripheral neuropathy
  • Chronic pain
  • Post surgical cases
  • COPD
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Dehydration
  • Scoliosis
  • Lymphedema
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Sports rehabilitation
  • Muscle fatigue
  • Tendonitis
  • Neurologic disorders
  • Vestibular disorders
  • Orthopedic disorders

Treatments and procedures

At your first session, our physical therapist will discuss your symptoms, daily activity and treatment plan. The personalized treatments are designed to improve strength, range of motion, flexibility and endurance, coordination, and/or balance.

Our therapists begin by trying to reduce pain and swelling using techniques such as manual therapy, heat, cold, water or ultrasound. Exercise is usually included in physical therapy and can include stretching, core exercises, weight lifting or walking. You might also learn exercises to do on your own at home.

Several locations for outpatient physical therapy

We have several locations near your home or work to get you back to enjoying life. At the Genesis Center for Occupational & Outpatient Rehabilitation (COOR), physical therapy focuses on the neck, shoulders, upper and lower back, hips, knees and ankles. Physical therapists help with gait (walking) training, balance exercises and activities specific to your work or sports.

You’ll also find physical therapy at Genesis HealthCenter-New Concord, the Genesis Perry County Medical Center in Somerset and Genesis Ortho/Neuro Rehab in the Genesis Physician Pavilion.

Inpatient therapy for patients at Genesis Hospital

Inpatient Physical Therapy focuses on maintaining or improving your mobility while you are a patient in Genesis Hospital. When you’re ready to be discharged, the physical therapists at Genesis Hospital, along with our case manager, help you develop the safest plan for your home.

Make an appointment for physical therapy

Your doctor may recommend physical therapy after some surgeries, an injury or for long-term health problems such as arthritis. If you’d like to make an appointment, or receive more information about our physical therapies, call Genesis Rehabilitation Services. For pediatric physical therapy services call 740-454-4677. You'll need a physician referral in order to schedule your first physical therapy appointment.

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Occupational Rehabilitation

Occupational Rehabilitation

After an employee encounters a work-related injury, you’re eager to help them recover, feel well and return to work. The occupational rehabilitation service at Genesis Occupational Health can help. Our rehab programs assess the employees’ abilities to get back on the job, and a plan is developed to return to work.

For patients, family members and caregivers living with a recent or existing traumatic brain injury, we offer our Brain Injury Support Group to share your experiences, challenges and receive support. 

    After an injury, employees can receive high-quality, cost-effective treatment for a prompt return to work and a healthy life. We have a wide array of occupational rehab therapies for neck, back and orthopedic injuries to get employees back to work. Referrals can also be made to specialists when needed.

    Back pain, back strains Post-surgical cases
    Bursitis Spinal cord injury
    Chronic pain Sprains and strains
    Minor fractures Tendonitis
    Muscle injuries  
    Neck injuries, neck strains  
    Orthopedic injuries

    Our therapists have special training in occupational rehab and use programs especially designed to meet the employer’s and employee’s needs and goals. The treatments include general warmups, aerobics, circuit training (carry, lift, push/pull), sit/stand tolerance and education. Occupational Rehab completion can include up to 4-8 hours of therapy and simulating the job the employee will return to.

    How our occupational rehab programs work

    The employee will work with therapists in daily sessions at a Genesis Rehabilitation Services location to improve physical strength, aerobic fitness and work capacity for a more successful return to the workplace. A team of physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners and technicians is here to help, and employers are kept up to date about the employee’s injuries and recovery.

    Work Hardening

    Work hardening is a program that focuses on work-related activities designed to prepare employees to get back on the job. The patient plays an active role in their rehabilitation by simulating their everyday work activities and receives an assessment to determine if he or she can return to work. Work hardening treatments start with 2 hours daily and progress to 4-8 hours a day by the end of the treatment.

    Physical Reconditioning

    Physical Reconditioning is designed to increase physical tolerance, psychological status and performance of duties. While physical conditioning is less intense than work hardening, the end goal is that a patient will be more employable by the end of the reconditioning. Treatment is typically three times a week for 2 hours each and patients receive an assessment to determine if he or she can return to work.

    Functional Capacity Evaluation

    Functional Capacity Evaluation looks at the individual’s musculoskeletal system, cardiovascular system, daily living activities, pain, body mechanics, sit/stand/drive tolerances, bending, reaching, squatting, climbing, lifting, carrying and push/pull activities. This type of evaluation assesses a patient's work abilities and his or her maximum ability to perform certain tasks.

    Work Capacity Evaluation

    Work Capacity Evaluation may include the same tests as the Functional Capacity Evaluation, in addition to an evaluation of the patient's ability to complete specific work tasks related to his or her job specific demands.

    Make an appointment with occupational rehab

    Genesis has convenient locations in both Muskingum and Perry County offering occupational rehab including the Genesis Outpatient Rehabilitation and the Genesis Perry County Medical Center in Somerset. Occupational Rehab is also available at the Genesis HealthCenter-New Concord.

    If you’d like more information about the encompassing occupational rehab at Genesis Rehabilitation Services, please call today. A physician referral is required.

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