Out Patient Physical Rehabilitation
The Morrison Community Hospital rehabilitation department offers outpatient therapies to individuals needing physical therapy and occupational therapy. Our rehabilitation team is highly educated, skilled and referred to by many area physicians and facilities.
- Rehabilitation for returning to work, sports, or other usual activities
- Basic mobility training (bed mobility, transfers, ambulation)
- Management of pain, swelling, joint stiffness, muscle spasm and contractures
- Improve mobility and muscle strength
- Improve cardiovascular and respiratory endurance
- Retraining of balance/coordination
- Improve posture and body mechanics
- Adaptive equipment (walkers, canes, etc.) prescription and training
- Orthotic (braces, splints, shoe inserts, etc.) and prosthetic devices prescriptions, training and application as appropriate
- Wound Care
- Home exercise programs, fitness, and wellness
- Treatment of dizziness, vertigo, Vestibular disorders
- TMJ problems (jaw pain, locking, stiffness, surgery)
- Cancer rehab (post radiation, chemotherapy)
- Upper extremity range of motion, strengthening and coordination
- Functional Capacity Evaluations (return to work, disability assessment)
- Work Conditioning
- Training on self care and home management (dressing, grooming, eating, bathing, cooking, money management, housekeeping)
- Adaptive equipment for activities of daily living
- Sensory integration
- Neuromuscular reeducation
- Wheelchair fitting, positioning and training
- Orthotics (upper extremity splits, etc.)
- Special programs for children with disabilities and motor development disorders
"We feel that our rehabilitation department is able to offer more intensive inpatient rehabilitation than most nursing homes because we have licensed therapists. This allows us to spend more time with our patients and allocate more resources. Also, our average inpatient length of stay time is half of what a patient would average at a nursing home based skilled care unit. This means we can get a patient healthier and back home quicker." - Peter Becerra
Skilled patients are seen six days a week, Monday through Saturday. We have licensed therapists on the premises during regular business hours and therapy is provided by the licensed staff, rather than on-the-job trained individuals. Joy Johnson, Occupational Therapist, specializes in upper extremity rehabilitation, wheelchair prescription, and rehabilitation of activities of daily living. She often visits the patients' home prior to their discharge and makes a functional assessment of any modifications or adaptations needed for safety and functionality.
What type of credentials do you or your staff have?
Our Director of Rehabilitation, Pedro Becerra, holds a doctoral degree in physical therapy and is a certified orthopedic rehabilitation specialist by the American P.T. Association board of specialties. In addition, he is a credentialed clinical instructor, training physical therapy students from St. Ambrose University, Midwestern University and Blackhawk College.
Joy Johnson, OTR/L: specialized on upper extremity rehab, return to work assessment and physical retraining.
Diane Ritenour, PT: specializing in wound healing and cancer rehabilitation
Dan Howard, OTR/L
Amy Craft, PTA
Monday - Friday, 7 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Monday - Friday, 7 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Saturday, 8 a.m. - noon
Rehabilitation Services staff 2013:
Left to right: Brenda Wainwright, PTA; Diane Ritenour, PT; Pedro Becerra, PT, DPT, MHS, OCS, Director; Joy Johnson, OTR/L; Wendy Faley, department secretary, Dan Howard, OTR/L; Not pictured Amy Craft, PTA