Physical Therapy - Battle Creek VA Medical Center
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Battle Creek VA Medical Center

 

Physical Therapy

Physical Therapy
What is Physical Therapy?

Physical therapy (PT) is a type of treatment you may need when health problems make it hard to move around and do everyday tasks.

PT can help you move better and may relieve pain.  It also helps to improve or restore your physical function and your fitness level.

The goal of physical therapy is to make daily tasks and activities easier.  For example, it may help with walking, going up stairs, or getting in and out of bed.  Physical therapy can help recovery after some surgeries, as well.

Physical therapy almost always includes exercise.  It can include stretching, core exercise, weight lifting, and walking.  Your therapist will teach you an exercise program so that you can do it at home.

What does a Physical Therapist do?

Physical therapists (PTs) are movement experts who optimize quality of life through prescribed exercise, hands-on care, and patient education.

Physical therapists teach patients how to prevent or manage their condition so that they will achieve long-term health benefits.

PTs examine each individual and develop a plan, using treatment techniques, to promote the ability to move, reduce pain, restore function, and prevent disability.

In addition, PTs work with individuals to prevent the loss of mobility before it occurs by developing fitness- and wellness-oriented programs for healthier and more active lifestyles.

Your PT may also use manual therapy, education, exercise, gait, and balance training and techniques such as heat, cold, ultrasound, and electrical stimulation.

Key Staff

Program Manager

Caroline Moran, PT, DPT
Physical Rehabilitation Supervisor
269 966-5600 Ext 31720

Donna Van Ham, PT, DPT, ATC
Physical Therapy Supervisor
616-249-5300 ex 30648

For General information or scheduling call 269 966-5600 Ext. 36115 in Battle Creek and 616 249-5370 in Wyoming.

Contact Info

Location

  • Battle Creek VA Medical Center
    Bldg 82, Room 202A
    Wyoming Community Based Outpatient Clinic, Room 1N101

Contact Number(s)

  • 269-966-5600 Ext. 36115
  • 616-249-5370

Hours of Operation

  • Mon-Fri 7:30am-5:00pm