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Rehabilitation Services


Sabetha Community Hospital's rehabilitation program is geared towards helping people recover from injuries, surgeries, and other health related conditions. The team consists of Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy and Speech Language Pathology who work with in-patients at Sabetha Community Hospital, provide outpatient rehabilitation, Home Health Services, and SNF/Swing Bed. The SCH Rehabilitation Department offers all levels of rehabilitation to assist patients in returning to the highest possible level of independence following injury or illness.

Physical Therapy

At the Sabetha Community Hospital Physical Therapy Department, we take pride in our quality of care and our commitment to our patients. Our goal is to work with patients to relieve pain, improve mobility, restore impaired functions and prevent or limit permanent physical disabilities. Our Physical Therapists; John Sheeran, David Thompson and Michelle Tedman will develop an individualized program of care tailored to your unique needs and abilities. Our therapists and team of licensed Physical Therapy Assistants treat patients with a wide range of conditions, including:

  • Back and neck injuries
  • Orthopedic conditions
  • Sports injuries
  • Foot posture; John Sheeran, PT fabricates custom orthotics
  • Arthritis
  • Trauma and fractures
  • Rehabilitation following surgery
  • Strokes
  • Osteoporosis
  • Work-related injuries
  • Wound Care; Dave Thompson,PT,CWS (Certified Wound Specialist)
  • Balance
  • Vertigo/Dizziness

The Physical Therapy department at SCH offers a variety of therapeutic techniques and uses state-of-the-art therapeutic equipment in our treatment regimes. Your therapist will closely monitor your exercises and therapies during your sessions and may prescribe a home exercise program to reinforce your treatment. In addition, we will show you techniques to prevent recurring injury and to maintain your renewed mobility. For more information about Physical Therapy services offered at the Sabetha Community Hospital call 785-284-1537.

Occupational Therapy

Occupational Therapy at the Sabetha Community Hospital focuses on mastering the essential activities of daily living and returning individuals to their highest potential level. This is achieved by improving and restoring function, learning skills to compensate for disabilities and/or learning strategies to adapt and compensate for dysfunction. Patients who benefit from these kinds of services include but are not limited to:

  • Post Surgical Patients
  • Post Stroke Patients
  • Patients experiencing Neurological Disorders (i.e. Parkinson, MS,and head injuries)
  • Orthopedic Patients
  • Cardiac and Pulmonary Patients
  • Joint Rehabilitation Patients
  • Oncology Patients
  • Arthritis
  • Trauma and Fractures
  • Hand Rehabilitation

For more information about Occupational Therapy Services at the Sabetha Community Hospital or to schedule an appointment contact Cynthia Hill, OTR at 785-284-1582.

Speech Language Pathology

The ability to communicate is fundamental to our quality of life. The Sabetha Community Hospital's Speech Therapy department offers personalized and effective speech and language therapy services to individuals of all ages. Our goal is to facilitate success in each individual's ability to communicate with others. Our speech-language pathology services include:
  • Aphasia Therapy (Stroke)
  • Swallowing Therapy
  • Cognitive/Linguistic Retraining
  • Voice Therapy
  • Literacy Program

For more information, please call 785-284-1537.

Repiratory Therapy

Patients in need of respiratory therapy are often those suffering with asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, cystic fibrosis, lung cancer, AIDS, and other lung or lung-related conditions. Premature infants and accident victims often need the care of respiratory therapists as well. Our Respiratory Therapist is trained to treat conditions of the cardiopulmonary system and perform both diagnostic and therapeutic therapies and tests to include:

  • Measuring the capacity of a patient's lungs to determine if there is impaired function
  • Operating and maintaining highly sophisticated medical equipment to administer oxygen or to assist the patient with breathing
  • Using mechanical ventilation for treating patients who cannot breath on their own
  • Administering medications in aerosol form to alleviate breathing problems and to help prevent respiratory

For more information on speech therapy services contact the Sabetha Community Hospital at 785-284-2121.

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