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Physical Therapy

Orthopedic Physical Therapy

State-of-the-Art Rehabilitation Department

Pioneers Medical Center offers a state-of-the-art Rehabilitation Department that provides comprehensive physical therapy services. Our robust array of service options ensures our patients have a convenient, skilled, and safe resource to provide them with the assistance they need for:

Our physical therapy specialists are experienced with various techniques, including joint mobilization, joint manipulation, dry needling, and many other therapeutic modalities.

 

What Is Physical Therapy?

Physical therapy consists of a variety of treatments performed to improve function and mobility and to alleviate pain. In some instances, physical therapy may be performed as part of a preventive care regimen. However, it is most commonly prescribed for individuals undergoing rehabilitation after surgery, an injury or the development of a chronic, debilitative condition. The goal of physical therapy is to help restore your quality of life and prevent additional injuries in the future.

Common reasons why you may undergo physical therapy include:

  • Relief of pain
  • Improve movement or function
  • Facilitate recovery after a sports injury
  • Treat an injury in a conservative manner to avoid surgery
  • Rehabilitation after an injury, accident, or surgery
  • Manage chronic conditions such as arthritis, heart disease or diabetes
  • Adapt to an artificial limb
  • Learn to use assistive devices such as a walker
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Therapeutic Care Services at Pioneers Medical Center

Our physical therapy clinics offer comprehensive therapeutic services, including:

  • Orthopedic physical therapy
  • Occupational therapy
  • Sports physical therapy and rehab

Our physical therapists stay abreast of current treatment methods through continuing education and publications within their disciplines. Regardless of where the surgical care was performed, an injury occurred or your primary physician resides, ongoing therapeutic care is available at our physical therapy clinics.

Spinal Manipulation

Spinal manipulation utilizes a variety of modalities to relieve joint pressure, reduce inflammation and improve nerve function. Techniques involved in this treatment include massage, manual moving of joints, and exercise. Common regions treated include the back, neck, and shoulders. In addition, spinal manipulation can be used to alleviate headache pain.

Dry Needling

Dry needling is a treatment performed on muscle tissue to reduce pain and restore function. Thin needles are inserted into the skin at strategic underlying muscular trigger points to create a release that increases blood flow, decreases tightness in muscle fibers, and reduces the localized pain. In most instances, dry needling is used in conjunction with other physical therapy treatments to achieve more effective results. It is used to treat a wide range of musculoskeletal issues.

Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization

Instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization (IASTM) is a technique that utilizes a variety of handheld instruments to break down scar tissue in muscles, tendons, ligaments, and nerves. It is similar to massage, but handheld tools are used instead of hands to relieve stiffness and improve range of motion. The goal of this manual physical therapy treatment is to restore your muscle function to optimal levels.

Scientific Therapeutic Exercise Progression (STEP)

Scientific therapeutic exercise progression (STEP) is performed to achieve a faster recovery after an injury and reduce the risk of reinjury. Specific exercises are prescribed to target the desired treatment region. By being deliberate with the type, volume, and frequency of the exercise, you can achieve a progression that facilitates steady improvement while building up muscles, tendons and nerves in a way that minimizes future injury.

Occupational Therapy

Occupational therapy focuses on reducing the impact of disability by promoting independence and participation in valued activities. Our Occupational Therapy Department specializes in a wide range of treatments, including:

  • Cognition – Therapeutic interventions that focus on cognitive function (attention, memory, reasoning, executive function, problem-solving, and/or pragmatic functioning) and compensatory strategies to manage the performance of an activity, such as managing time or schedules, and initiating, organizing and sequencing tasks.
  • Low Vision – Teaching the use of adaptive equipment, modifying tasks and activities to compensate for decreased vision, and in some cases, rehabilitating the muscles of the eyes to work together.
  • Hand Therapy – Complete hand therapy rehabilitation services following injury, surgery or disease.
  • Breast Cancer Rehab – Managing and reducing edema and pain associated with breast cancer surgery, including mastectomy and biopsies. Improving arm range of motion and increasing strength and endurance throughout breast cancer treatments.
  • Pediatric Interventions – Full spectrum of interventions to help babies and children reach all of their milestones using sensory, physical, emotional and cognitive treatments.

If you or a loved one is experiencing an inability to participate in everyday tasks or activities, our occupational therapists are here to help restore function.

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Helping You Stay Fit and Active

Operating within the Rehabilitation Department setting is our Wellness Exercise Center. At Pioneers Medical Center, we encourage exercise as part of a healthy lifestyle. For more information about fitness and exercise programs in the Meeker area, visit the Meeker Recreation Center.

Hours

Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Physical Therapy Clinics Associated with Pioneers Medical Center

Our Rehabilitation Department occupies over 2,000 square feet within the PMC facility and provides many services in the disciplines of physical, occupational and speech therapy. Our therapists work with people of all ages who may need specialized assistance due to physical, developmental, or neurological problems.

In addition to patient services, we offer “in-services” to athletic departments, coaching staffs and community groups. As part of these valuable services, we share important information and assist the community with their healthcare needs.

We also have two outpatient physical therapy clinics that are affiliated with PMC. When you receive treatment from the doctors at Pioneers Medical Center or Colorado Advanced Orthopedics, working with one of our physical therapy centers ensures you’ll receive the highest levels of collaboration between your doctors and physical therapists. They will collaborate throughout your treatment to ensure you receive the best possible care.

Meeker Physical Therapy Clinic

Our Meeker physical therapy clinic serves patients in eastern Rio Blanco County and the White River Valley. It is located at Pioneers Medical Center:

100 Pioneers Medical Center Drive
Meeker, Colorado 81641

To get to our Meeker physical therapy office from downtown Meeker:

  • Head east on Main St. toward 5th
  • Turn right onto 3rd
  • Turn left at the first cross street onto CO-13 N/Market St.
  • Turn left onto Pioneers Medical Center Drive


Physical therapists at our Meeker facility include:

  • Christer Ljungqvist, PT
  • Anne Baker, PT, DPT
  • Christina Senechal OTR/L

Hours of operation are Monday-Friday 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM and 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM.

Craig Physical Therapy Clinic

Our Craig physical therapy clinic serves patients in northwest Colorado, as well as individuals in southern Wyoming. It is located at 360 East Victory Way, Craig, CO 81625. Our physical therapy clinic is near the Sportsman Information Center and the Moffat County Art Gallery.

To get to our Craig physical therapy clinic from downtown Craig:

  • Head south on Russel St. toward E Victory Way
  • Turn left onto E Victory Way
  • Clinic will be on the right


Our Craig PT clinic is run by Rich Sadvar. Hours of operation are Monday-Friday 7 AM to 6 PM.

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Providing the Exceptional Therapeutic Care You Deserve

At Pioneers Medical Center, we’re committed to providing the comprehensive care you need to celebrate life’s joys each day. For many of our patients, this involves receiving important physical therapy treatments after undergoing a serious injury. By expanding our physical therapy services to also include occupational therapy and sports rehab, we’re able to deliver the quality care you need assistance with.

Our core values are focused on putting the needs of our patients first at all times in order to deliver an amazing experience. When you come to PMC for physical therapy, you can count on:

Physical therapy is an important component of your treatment plan, providing benefits that last long beyond the completion of your therapy sessions. When you work with PMC, you can be confident your physical therapy is being handled by highly trained specialists who are truly committed to your well-being.

Please contact us today to schedule an appointment. Pioneers Medical Center serves patients in Meeker and throughout the White River Valley.

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Please contact us today to schedule an appointment. Pioneers Medical Center serves patients in Meeker and throughout the White River Valley.

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