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Physical therapy

Whether you've recently sustained an injury or have been dealing with chronic pain, physical therapy can be an enormously helpful part of your recovery.

At Prosser Memorial Health, our physical therapists will help you regain the strength you need to function pain-free and teach you how to establish good body mechanics to prevent further pain and injury.

Conditions our physical therapists treat

Prosser Memorial Health's physical therapists can help relieve pain and dysfunction for people with:

  • General weakness and risk of falling
  • Lymphedema
  • Muscle and joint pain
  • Neurological conditions
  • Repetitive motion injuries
  • Sports injuries
  • Surgery recovery

Physical therapy may help some people avoid surgery when used as the first line of treatment when they begin experiencing pain. The idea is that stronger muscles with good form will function better with less pain. You and your physician can determine if physical therapy is an option for you.

Pelvic floor therapy

For men and women experiencing pelvic issues and concerns, we offer one-on-one, private sessions with a pelvic health physical therapist for individualized care. Your OB-GYN, urologist, or primary care provider can refer you to our clinic at any time if you are experiencing pelvic concerns related to:

  • Abdominal and hip pain
  • Bowel incontinence or constipation
  • Complications after pelvic or abdominal surgery
  • Pelvic pain and pelvic tension
  • Pelvic floor weakness
  • Pregnancy and childbirth
  • Sacroiliac pain and dysfunction
  • Tailbone pain
  • Urinary incontinence
  • Sexual dysfunction

If you're coming in for pelvic rehabilitation, you can save time at your appointment by downloading and completing this medical history form.

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Aquatic therapy

Aquatic therapy takes place in water, where muscles and joints do not encounter as much stress from gravity as they would on land. Many people find that the buoyancy of water helps alleviate pain during low-impact cardio and resistance training exercises.

While many people find aquatic therapy useful, it is not recommended for everyone. Please do not pursue aquatic therapy if you have any of the following conditions:

  • Allergies to pool chemicals
  • Current or recent illness (especially fever)
  • Fear of water
  • Incontinence
  • Recent surgery or open wounds
  • Respiratory conditions

You'll need a therapy evaluation to participate in aquatic therapy. Contact Prosser Therapy Services at 509.786.6626 to schedule your evaluation.

What to expect with physical therapy

Your first visit will largely be an assessment of your strength, range of motion and baseline levels of discomfort. You’ll also discuss your goals for therapy and your personalized rehabilitation plan going forward—including how often you'll need to be seen, for how long and what work you’ll be expected to do at home.

We generally advise patients to dress comfortably for physical therapy appointments. If you’re coming from work, you may bring a set of clothes to change into. Be sure to dress comfortably and wear loose clothing around the area of concern. We also recommend tennis shoes, especially if you’re dealing with a leg injury.