Kinesiotherapy - Battle Creek VA Medical Center
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Battle Creek VA Medical Center

 

Kinesiotherapy

Exterior front of Battle Creek VA Medical Center Building 2 with American flags, lamp post, and garden
What We Do

Kinesiotherapy is defined as the application of scientifically based exercise principles adapted to enhance the strength, endurance, and mobility of individuals with functional limitations or those requiring extended physical conditioning.

At the Battle Creek VA Medical Center, Kinesiotherapy is included in the following clinics:

  • Therapeutic Pool
  • Therapeutic Gym
  • Diabetic Education
  • PACT
  • MOVE! Weight Management
  • Home Base Primary Care (HBPC)
  • Community Living Center
  • Employee Wellness Clinic 

Overall Kinesiotherapy Treatments include, but are not limited to:

  • Transfer and gait training
  • Wheelchair mobility and assessment
  • Manual and power wheelchairs
  • Home evaluations
  • Caregiver training
  • Individualized home exercise programs
  • Strength training
  • Muscular and cardiovascular endurance
  • Fall prevention and recovery techniques 
Key Staff

Program Manager

Physical Rehabilitation, Supervisor
Linda VanSyckle
(269) 966-5600 Ext. 31830

For general program information, call (269) 966-5600, Ext. 33926.

Battle Creek Kinesiotherapy Scheduling

(269) 966-5600 Ext. 33926

Service Information

Patients must have a referral from Primary Provider. The Kinesiotherapy Program at the Battle Creek VA Medical Center site provides:

Therapeutic Pool

The water's healing properties improve muscle strength, endurance and flexibility with minimal impact on joints. Exercising in the pool improves balance, coordination, cardiovascular, and cardio respiratory fitness while decreasing pain and stiffness.

The Aquatic Therapy programs are developed for each individual patients needs. They are a series of progressive physical movements which use the water's buoyancy and resistance designed to be performed with or without aids for the individual patient.

Patients with fibromyalgia, chronic pain, arthritis, daily living stress, muscle and joint problems have all benefited from participating in a water therapy.

Diagnoses treated in the Kinesiotherapy Therapeutic Pool include, but are not limited to: 

  • Neurological conditions
  • Gait Training
  • Balance and Mobility conditioning
  • Arthritic conditions
  • Musculoskeletal pain
  • Obesity
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Osteoarthritis      
  • Decrease Edema, increased circulation
  • Improved Range of Motion

Kinesiotherapy Gym and Community Living Center Clinic

  • Assessments including:
  • Orthopedic conditions including:
    • Fractures
    • Dislocations
    • Joint strains
    • Ligament Repairs
    • Joint Replacements
    • Degenerative Joint Disease
  • Neurological conditions including:
    • CVA
    • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
    • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
    • Parkinson’s Disease
    • Alzeihmer’s Disease
    • Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
  • Gait Training
  • Arthritic conditions
  • Musculoskeletal pain
  • Education and training for walking devices

Contact Info

Location

  • Battle Creek VA Medical Center
    Bldgs 134 and 84

Contact Number(s)

  • 269-966-5600 Ext. 33926
  • 888-214-1247 Ext. 33926

Hours of Operation

  • Mon-Fri 8:00am-4:30pm