By making these services available right here in Black River Falls, many patients are able to stay close to home instead of traveling for rehabilitation care.
Our highly qualified rehabilitation specialists offer a full range of therapies for neurological, developmental, muscle, soft tissue, bone and joint injuries; post-surgical recovery; injury prevention education and more.
Proper management of wounds is essential to promote healing and reduce pain, inflammation and the risk of infection. At Black River Memorial Hospital, we provide specialized care to treat a variety of wounds that may be of diabetic, surgical, vascular, pressure, traumatic or burn origin.
Many things can cause dizziness. One of the major causes is your vestibular system (the inner ear-to-brain connection) for balance. The other systems that make up your balance or equilibrium are proprioception (which lets you know where your body is at all times) and vision.
Our Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Services Department has a program designed to treat certain conditions associated with dizziness and vertigo.
The first step is to see your family doctor and ask if vestibular rehabilitation or physical therapy could help. Your therapists will conduct a thorough evaluation, and based on the results, develop an individualized treatment program.
A Hand Therapist works with patients who have upper extremity disorders, including arthritis, fractures, amputations, deep cuts of the tendon or nerves or a repetitive motion injury such as tennis elbow or carpal tunnel syndrome.
Lymphedema is swelling in the arms, legs and/or trunk, caused by a blockage in the lymphatic system, which prevents lymph fluid from draining properly. Our lymphedema therapists provide individualized treatment to minimize symptoms, restore movement and maximize comfort. In addition to providing treatments, we teach patients techniques to manage and control their condition on their own.
The lymphatic system is an important part of the immune system. If left untreated, lymphedema can cause conditions that interfere with wound healing and increase your risk for infection. Also, the persistent swelling and inflammation can make affected tissue thick and hard, limiting mobility and ultimately worsening the condition.
If you have any questions regarding any of these specialized programs, please contact the Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Services Department at 715-284-1330.
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