Specialty Rehab Services
Lake Regional therapists are trained to offer the following specialty services.
Aquatic therapy is beneficial for individuals with arthritis, fibromyalgia and degenerative joint disease. It is also a beneficial part of a healthy weight-loss program.
Lake Regional offers aquatic therapy services at our Camdenton and Eldon clinics. Both clinics feature indoor heated therapy pools, and the pool areas are wheelchair accessible. Both the Camdenton and Eldon clinics currently offer one-on-one therapy with physicians' orders.
Aquatic Exercise Classes in Eldon
- Water Exercise (low impact) — 9 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays
- Arthritis (Arthritis Foundation guidelines) — 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays
- Water Aerobics (high impact) — 5 and 6 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays
Advance registration is required. Call 573.392.3000 for more information.
Water Aerobics Classes in Camdenton
- 5:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Monday and Wednesday
- 4:30 p.m. and 5:30 Tuesday and Thursday
Participants may attend Mondays and Wednesdays or Tuesdays and Thursdays. Call 573.346.7445 for more information.
Astym® is a physical therapy approach that addresses problems that may develop as the result of trauma, surgery or overuse. It regenerates healthy soft tissues (muscles, tendons, etc.), and removes unwanted scar tissue that may be causing pain or movement restrictions. Astym treatment has helped countless patients by restoring movement, getting rid of pain and giving them back their lives. It demonstrates success when other treatments have failed. With Astym, patients stay active, workers stay on the job and athletes stay in their sport during treatment.
Astym treats the following conditions:
- Postsurgical scarring
- Post-traumatic scarring
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Shoulder injuries
- Plantar fasciopathy
- Chronic ankle sprains
- Achilles tendinopathy
- Shin splints
- Anterior knee pain
- Hamstring strains
- Hip pain
- Sacroiliac/low back pain
- Most chronic tendinopathies
Back to Golf
If back pain or surgery has affected your golf game, Lake Regional can help you get back in shape.
Back to Golf helps patients dramatically improve their swing by increasing flexibility, strength and balance in just four to eight weeks. Lake Regional Health System has been a licensed Back to Golf provider for more than 10 years. We are one of only a few sites in Missouri to offer this licensed performance and rehabilitation program, which is nationally recognized by GOLF magazine.
If you are recovering from injury, ask your doctor for a referral. Participants may sign up for a four-week or eight-week performance program. For more information, contact Lake Regional Health System Rehabilitation Director Courtney Hulett, PT, at 573.302.2230.
Isokinetic testing is used to test the strength of a specific muscle or muscle group in an isolated environment. It produces specific objective results and can be used to monitor your progress. It is commonly used in testing athletes and industrial injuries to compare with normative data and the unaffected limb to ensure you are ready to return to your specific activity.
This service is only available at Lake Regional Rehab Therapy–Camdenton.
Orthotics are customized inserts into a shoe that provide support for the foot by redistributing weight and realigning foot joints while standing, walking or running. At Lake Regional Health System, we have a custom orthotic lab that allows us to mold inserts for your shoe that you can wear out of the clinic the day of your appointment.
Aligning and cushioning your feet with custom orthotics can lead to decreased knee, hip and lower back pain. Orthotics can treat a variety of foot problems, including:
- General foot pain
- Plantar fasciitis
Contact Lake Regional Physical Therapy to learn how custom-made orthotics can help you.
Because people with Parkinson's disease tend to move slowly and with smaller motions, it's common for them to shuffle or freeze while walking, and falls are also an issue. In most cases, movement problems can be overcome temporarily when patients are cued or prompted—either by themselves or by another person or thing—to move better; for example, take a big step or stand up straight.
Lake Regional physical therapists are certified to offer LSVT BIG, an exercise treatment program designed to help people with Parkinson’s disease move better. Potential gains include walking faster with bigger steps, improved balance and increased trunk rotation.
Traditional physiotherapy for Parkinson's generally aims to improve flexibility, strength or balance to help actions like getting up from a chair, turning over in bed or walking. This traditional approach breaks down each action but requires patients to remember multiple instructions for each movement goal. LSVT patients simply focus on one goal: to think big.
If you think you might benefit from LSVT BIG, talk to your doctor. A physician's order is required for the therapy.
Services are available at the Lake Regional Rehab Therapy in Lake Ozark and Laurie. For more information, contact Lake Regional Rehab Therapy – Lake Ozark clinic at 573.964.6010 or Lake Regional Rehab Therapy – Laurie at 573.374.8885.
Total Joint Camp
Total Joint Camp educates patients and their families about what to expect before, during and after joint replacement surgery. This free class is intended to help you recover more quickly and prepare for an active lifestyle. For more information or to register for the next Total Joint Camp, call 573.302.2230. Or, visit our calendar.
Total Joint Camp topics include:
- Your health care team
- Pre-op checklists
- What to expect during your hospital stay
- Post-op exercises, goals and activity guidelines
- Activities of daily living guidelines
- Nutrition and medication information