Attention: Pana Medical Group will be closed from June 5th through June 30th for remodeling. Patients can still be seen in the Nokomis or Ramsey Office by calling 217-562-2143 to schedule.

Rehab/Wellness Center

Check out our Rehab/Wellness Center

The Rehab/Wellness Center opened in 2010 to expand services offered by Pana Community Hospital’s Rehabilitation department and offer membership opportunities to the community to promote wellness and prevention of chronic illness. Clinical services are offered to patients during normal business hours Monday through Friday with LiveWell Fitness members using the center in the early morning, late afternoon, and evening hours.

 

Rehab/Wellness Center Hours:

 

Rehabilitation Patients:  
Monday - Friday:     7:00am - 5:30pm
Closed Saturday and Sunday
Call 217-562-6328 to schedule or change rehab appointments.

 

LiveWell Fitness:  
Monday - Friday:     5:00 - 7:00am and 4:00 - 9:00pm
Saturday:     7:00am-12:00pm
Closed Sunday
Call 217-562-6231 during fitness hours to speak with a LiveWell employee.

                 

Physical therapists are experts in the way the body moves. Your therapist will identify the cause of pain or loss of function.  Each patient is evaluated at the area of complaint as well as contribution of the surrounding areas to the identified problem.  We approach patient function at home and work versus focusing on symptoms alone.   A physical therapist understands that your road to recovery is personal, so you will always receive a treatment plan tailored to your individual needs.  Our therapists provide one-on-one treatment and as well as skilled hands-on manual therapy.  Your highly-qualified therapists and assistants will educate you in your condition and how you can work to improve it.

 

 

Physical Therapy Services
 

Our team of highly-trained clinicians work together to treat a wide variety of conditions ranging from, but not limited to:

  • Neck pain and headache management
  • Mid and lower back pain
  • Shoulder/Elbow/Forearm/Wrist pain
  • Decompression for acute and chronic lower back pain
  • Sacroiliac joint (SIJ) Dysfunction
  • Temperomandibular Joint (TMJ) Dysfunction
  • Total Joint programs
  • Hip/Knee/Ankle pain
  • Post-Surgical Rehabilitation 
  • Pediatric Orthopedic Rehabilitation

 

Treatment of Neurologic Conditions

  • Post-stroke management
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Management of all pediatric conditions causing developmental delay 
  • Generalized weakness
  • Vestibular rehabilitation
  • Balance re-training

 

Work Conditioning
 

Work Conditioning is a work-related intensive and goal-oriented treatment program specifically designed to restore an individual's strength, endurance, movement, flexibility and cardiopulmonary functions.

Job simulation:  Job simulation is a therapeutic intervention that will "mimic" the type of work that has to be done in the work place.  Whatever the activity simulated, in this setting, it is controlled and gradually increased to levels required for work and maximum functional improvement.

Job Demands:  Information about your job will be obtained to set up an individualized treatment program that will include:  push/pull, lift, carry, reach, impact/jarring work, fine motor, overhead and low-level work.

 

 

Vestibular and Balance Rehabilitation
 

The PCH Rehabilitation Department offers treatment for the dizzy patient including treatment for BPPV (benign positional paroxysmal vertigo), inner ear disorders and much more.  Once the cause of dizziness is determined, the vestibular system must be trained in the same way other muscles in the body are…with exercise.  If you have questions concerning treatment please contact Patra Deere, MPT at (217) 562-6328.

 

 

 

 

 

Balance Re-training
 

The therapists of PCH are trained to differentiate the cause of balance disorders. 

Often these could include:

  • Brain injury
  • Generalized weakness
  • Vestibular disorders
  • Poor hip or ankle strategies

The Biodex Balance System is a tool available at PCH for therapists to re-train your body to effectively respond to loss of balance and minimize falls.

 

Our Occupational therapist is a highly-trained individual who has multiple years of experience who helps individuals achieve independence in all aspects of life.  The role of an Occupational therapist is to help people develop, recover or maintain daily living skills by applying a variety of specialized treatments.  The goal is to ensure that patients lead independent, productive and satisfying lives.  Our Occupational therapist is also specialty trained in Hand Therapy, specializing in the assessment and treatment of diagnoses and/or injuries of the upper extremity.

 

Occupational Therapy Services

  • Hand and upper extremity expertise for treatment following:
    • fractures
    • tendon injuries
    • nerve injuries
    • arthritis
    • amputations
    • infections
    • joint replacements
  • Splint fabrication and brace application of the upper extremity
  • Lymphedema treatment
  • Rehabilitation of the neurologically-involved patient including Parkinson's disease and those who have suffered a stroke.
  • Ergonomics evaluation and modification
  • Fine motor and coordination assessment and retraining
  • Cognitive visual perceptual evaluation and training
  • Retraining dressing, bathing, toileting skills
  • Adaptive Equipment training for increasing or maintaining function
  • Kitchen and meal preparation assessment and skill building
  • Activity modification and energy conservation.

 

 

Hand Therapy

Hand therapy includes treatment of all issues involving the hand, wrist, elbow and shoulder such as:

  • Osteoarthritis and Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Fractures and dislocations
  • Tendonitis (Tennis Elbow, Golfer's Elbow, DeQuervain's )
  • Tendon injuries
  • Nerve injuries and compression syndromes (Carpal Tunnel, Cubital Tunnel)
  • Amputations
  • Joint Replacement
  • Sprains and Strains
  • Wounds and Scars

A Hand Therapy program is individualized for each patient based on diagnosis, needs and personal goals.  Treatment techniques may include:

  • Custom splinting
  • Sensory re-education
  • Strengthening
  • Stretching
  • Scar management
  • Edema control
  • Pain control
  • Adaptive equipment
  • Modalities (heat, cold, ultrasound, electrical stimulation, iontophoresis)
  • Patient education

 

 

Lymphedema Management of the Upper Extremities

Referral to our occupational therapist that specializes in manual lymph drainage can help you manage swelling of the upper extremities.  The therapist may treat your lymphedema problem with:

  • Education
  • Self-massage
  • Exercise
  • Compression garment and/or bandages
  • Complete decongestive therapy by the therapist

Our Speech-language pathologist is a highly-trained individual. Providing: prevention, diagnosis, and rehabilitation of speech and articulation, language comprehension and expression, cognitive aspects of communication, voice and swallowing. 
 

We will work with you to establish a program that will improve your quality of life as affected by speech, language or swallowing deficits and will advocate for you in educating yourself and family members and behaviors and environments that affect these basic aspects of living. 
 

Our providers are also trained to use Vital Stim therapy for the treatment of swallowing disorders. 

Aquatic therapy offers an alternate form of rehabilitation and can be used with traditional land-based therapy.  The main goal of aquatic therapy is to progress from water to land-based exercise in order to return to an adequate level of function.

 

Conditions aquatic therapy is beneficial for include, but are not limited to:

  • neck and back pain
  • upper and lower extremity pain
  • post-surgical orthopedic rehabilitation
  • fibromyalgia
  • healing bone fractures
  • neurologic conditions causing weakness
  • generalized weakness

 

Our 16' x 20' in-ground pool has 3-lanes of depth at 44", 52" and 66" with the benefit of an underwater treadmill for endurance and gorilla jet for resistance.  Aquatic therapy increases muscle tone, strength, endurance, cardiovascular function, circulation, flexibility, ROM, balance and coordination.

 

Aquatic therapy improves the quality of movement, strengthens and reduces pain.  Joint stress is reduced allowing the individual to perform exercise with less pain.  A water environment allows the opportunity to strengthen muscle without weights, decrease joint and soft tissue swelling and relax injured muscles allowing for greater blood flow to the injured area.

 

Athletic Training

The athletic trainer at PCH serves multiple roles for the department.  Our athletic trainer works with patients and athletes in the clinic, serves our local high school athletes by providing sports medicine clinics and provides local sporting event coverage. 

Our athletic trainer treats a wide variety of orthopedic injuries as well as functions as a first responder in athletic injury management.   

 

 

 

 

 

 

ImPACT Concussion Management

Pana Community Hospital strives to prevent the rare but potential occurrence of Second-impact syndrome (SIS). In order to better manage concussions sustained by our student-athletes, we have acquired a software tool called ImPACT (Immediate Post-Concussion Assessment and Cognitive Testing. If an athlete is believed to have suffered a head injury during competition, ImPACT is used to help determine the severity of head injury and when the injury has fully healed. The computerized exam is given to athletes before beginning contact sport practice or competition.This non-invasive test is set up in "video-game" type format and takes about 15-20 minutes to complete. It is simple, and many athletes enjoy the challenge of taking the test. Essentially, the ImPACT test is a preseason physical of the brain. It tracks information such as memory, reaction time, speed, and concentration. However, it is not an IQ test. If a concussion is suspected, the athlete will be required to re-take the test. Both the preseason and post­ injury test data is given to a local doctor to help evaluate an injury. The information gathered can also be shared with your family doctor. The test data will enable these health professionals to determine when return­ to-play is appropriate and safe for the injured athlete.

 

Excel Sports Enhancement

The Excell Sports Enhancement Program is designed to bridge the rehabilitated athlete from skilled care to guided exercise and high-level drills before returning to a sport or between seasons.  The program is also an excellent opportunity for any athlete looking to develop a higher level of function in their specific sport. Excel includes 12 one hour sessions working on the specific sport the athlete identifies.