Lincoln Hospital and Peak Fitness Physical Therapy coordinate with physicians in providing individualized patient care. We strive to treat symptoms, to determine the core cause of the health problem, and to educate patients and caregivers to assist in our patients reaching peak levels of wellness. We also endeavor to educate community members and nonpatient clientele, especially young athletes, in promoting improved fitness and performance.
What is physical therapy?
Physical therapy works to identify the cause of patient discomfort, pain, or weakness. An individualized treatment plan is created to support patients in their efforts to improve their physical health and fitness levels. Patients are monitored and motivated by the therapist to reach their peak level of fitness and to progress to independent home plans for continued well-being. Communication with patients' physicians during these treatment steps helps to create seamless patient care.
How can physical therapy help you?
Physical therapy uses several approaches to treat a variety of conditions that adversely affect your ability to be healthy and to function productively and safely.
Peak Fitness and Lincoln Hospital Physical Therapy can help with recovery from spine, shoulder, elbow, wrist, hand, hip, knee, leg, ankle and foot injuries or procedures.
Physical therapy services
- Neck and back care.
- Sports injuries.
- Industrial injuries and work reconditioning.
- Motor vehicle accidents.
- Recovery after stroke, hip replacement or other major surgery.
- Headache management.
- Arthritis management.
- Biomechanical assessment.
- Neurological rehabilitation.
- Ergonomic assessment.
- Soft tissue injuries.
- Balance training.
- Custom and off-the-shelf orthotics.
- Equipment instruction and sizing.
- Splinting and bracing.
- Manual and hand therapy.
- Early detection of potential injury-producing physical dysfunction.
- Home exercises for injury prevention.
- Recommendation of skilled physical rehabilitation (when necessary).
- Occupational therapy services are also available at Lincoln Hospital.
As part of your recovery team, occupational therapy can help you adapt your daily activities more easily.
Obtaining the right equipment can make a big difference in recovery. If reaching or gripping cause pain, or there is difficulty bending down to tie shoes, our therapists can find strategies and devices to help you regain independence and reduce pain.
We can assess you in your home for safety, and recommend equipment and modifications for continued independence. Wheelchair assessments and fittings are done at the hospital, transitional care unit, clinic or home.
Speech therapy services are also provided when needed.
Speech therapy services are also provided when needed. Our Speech-language pathologist (SLP) will work with you or your family member to assess speech, language, cognitive-communication, and oral/feeding/swallowing skills to identify types of communication problems and the best way to treat them.
Before you arrive
Call 509.725.7325 to schedule an appointment. Make sure you have a physician referral if your insurance requires one. Physician referrals can be faxed to 509.725.5325. Our office will call to verify benefits and can provide an estimate of your individual treatment plan costs, but it is your responsibility to check with your insurance about therapy coverage. If you are not covered by insurance, we will be happy to discuss your payment options.
The day of your appointment
We're here Monday through Friday. Please allow yourself 45 minutes to an hour for each physical therapy session.
We ask all patients to arrive 15 minutes early for their first appointment. This will give us ample time to do necessary paperwork, leaving your scheduled appointment time to focus on your health needs. Please bring your physician referral (if necessary), insurance card, and a list of any medications you are currently taking.
Please notify us 24 hours in advance when you need to cancel or reschedule your appointment.
What to wear
If you are being seen for a condition involving your neck, shoulders or upper limbs, please wear attire that allows easy access to your neck and arms. We recommend women bring a sports bra or tank top.
If you are being seen for a condition involving your lower back or legs, please wear short pants or athletic shorts. Also, please wear or bring the shoes that you most commonly use during daytime hours.
Treatment gowns and shorts are available if needed.