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Physical Therapy

Our skilled physical therapists help patients of all ages overcome challenges to return to normal function, whether at home, the workplace, school or athletic competition.

Inpatient rehabilitation is provided at Lake Regional Hospital in Osage Beach. Outpatient services are conveniently located in Camdenton, Eldon, Lake Ozark, Laurie and Osage Beach. Wellness programs are available for the Camdenton, Eldon, Lake Ozark, Laurie and Osage Beach rehabilitation therapy clinics. Services are available for both pediatric and adult patients.

Physical therapists design custom treatment plans to improve range of motion, muscle weakness, gait and balance, aerobic capacity and endurance, orthopedic issues, and more. We offer the area's most comprehensive gym to treat a variety of orthopedic, sports, arthritic and neurological conditions.

Lake Regional's skilled therapists use therapeutic exercise, manual therapy, specialized equipment and a variety of the latest techniques to treat injuries and conditions of all kinds. Lake Regional therapists are also trained to offer a variety of specialty services.

Common conditions treated by Physical Therapy include:

Balance and Vestibular Rehab and Dizziness

Balance Master

Falls cause more than 95 percent of hip fractures. Even if you're not injured, falling is frightening. We want to help you feel capable and confident in your movement. Lake Regional's therapists use the latest technology, The Balance Master© System, in a safe, controlled setting, to assess balance and mobility skills of seniors and others referred to the program. This information allows our staff to screen for fall risk and design a training program customized to meet individual needs.

Individuals interested in participating in Lake Regional's program must have their physician's referral. Medicare and most major insurance plans cover assessments and training exercises. For more information, call Lake Regional Physical Therapy at 573.302.2230.

Balance and Vestibular System Disorders

Dizziness, unsteadiness and falling. Our specialized training in treating all types of balance and vestibular system disorders includes:

  • Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV)
  • Concussion
  • Labyrinthitis
  • Vestibular neuritis
  • Migraine-related dizziness and vertigo
  • Balance and difficulty walking
  • Postural control

Types of Treatment

Balance and vestibular disorders cause many people to limit their activities and can significantly affect your quality of life. We use the most up-to-date technologies and proven therapies to assess your condition and get you back on your feet. This includes:

  • Manual repositioning
  • Desensitization
  • Gaze stabilization
  • Posturography assessment and treatment

Contact us to discuss your challenges and learn more about how therapy can help you.

Hand and Wrist Disorders

Because we use our hands for so many tasks, hand pain can negatively affect nearly every aspect of our daily lives. If you suffer from an injury, arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome or other painful conditions of the hand, wrist or elbow, our therapists can help reduce your pain and get you back to doing those things you need and want to do. Our therapists design each treatment based on the referring doctor's diagnosis and the specific needs of each patient.

Conditions We Treat

  • Pain
  • Finger and wrist fractures
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Tendinitis
  • Crush injuries
  • Repetitive motion disorders

Incontinence and Pelvic Pain

Incontinence can be a sensitive subject, but you are not alone. Incontinence is very common and very treatable. At Lake Regional, our specially trained physical therapists assess and treat a wide variety of conditions involving the musculature of the pelvic floor.

Conditions We Treat

  • Pelvic floor disorders
  • Deconditioned pelvic floor
  • Orthopedic conditions of the hip and spine
  • Prenatal and postpartum periods
  • Urinary incontinence
  • Pelvic pain
  • Constipation and fecal incontinence

Treatment Options

Our therapists start with an initial consultation to conduct a careful assessment of your condition. The physical therapist will then create a personalized treatment plan that may consist of a variety of treatment techniques, including:

  • Biofeedback
  • Stretching and strengthening exercises
  • Soft tissue and joint mobilization
  • Core stability training
  • Postural correction
  • Individualized exercise program
  • Education regarding bladder irritants and urge-control strategies
  • Strategies to improve daily and work activities

Neurological and Neuromuscular Disorders

Neurological disorders can severely inhibitt your quality of life. Disease or injury to the nervous system can cause problems with walking, grasping objects, balance, vision or hearing. In severe cases, patients may experience pain, tremors and even paralysis. Neuromuscular disorders affect the nerves that control voluntary muscles. When these nerves are disrupted, it becomes difficult or impossible to control movement in affected areas, such as arms and legs.

Physical therapy for neurological disorders leads to increased strength and greater levels of functioning. At Lake Regional, we listen to you, evaluate your needs and create a comprehensive plan to help you feel and function better.

Lake Regional physical therapists help neurological patients by teaching them exercises that maintain muscle mass, improve walking skills, joint function and reduce muscle spasms. We focus on helping you achieve maximum recovery and improve your quality of life using the most current technologies and evidence-based treatment methods.

Our physical, occupational and speech therapists are skilled in treating a variety of neurological disorders, including:

  • Stroke
  • Head injury
  • Muscular dystrophy
  • Parkinson's disease
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Cerebral palsy
  • ALS (Lou Gehrig's disease)
  • Developmental delays and disorders

Orthopedic Issues

Lake Regional therapists are skilled in sports therapy and treating all orthopedic conditions, including:

  • Sports injuries, strains and sprains
  • Fractures
  • Joint surgeries
  • Tendon repair
  • Amputations
  • Arthritis

Treatment Options

We use the latest technologies and evidence-based treatment methods, including:

  • Astym®
  • High-velocity/low-amplitude manipulation
  • Joint mobilizations
  • Strain/counter-strain
  • Myofascial release

Contact Lake Regional Physical Therapy to discuss your challenges and learn more about how therapy could help you reach your goals.

Pain

Pain can be frustrating and debilitating. At Lake Regional, our physical therapists have extensive training in pain relief to ease your suffering and improve your quality of life.

Conditions We Treat

  • Back pain
  • Neck pain
  • Muscle and joint pain
  • Sciatica
  • TMJ (temporomandibular joint) pain

Treatment Options

We use the latest treatments and therapies to help you feel and function like yourself again, including:

  • Strain/counter-strain
  • Therapeutic modalities
  • Manual therapy
  • Patient education

We want to improve your quality of life. Contact Lake Regional Physical Therapy to discuss your challenges and learn more about how therapy could help you reach your goals.

Pediatric Conditions

We offer specialized pediatric physical therapy services to help children and their families enjoy the highest quality of life. We see children for physical therapy for a wide variety of diagnoses, including cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, autism, developmental delays, brain or spinal cord injuries, and genetic disorders.

Our certified therapists work one-on-one with children to improve motor coordination, muscle tone, range of motion, posture and more. All of these skills are critical to our patients' future independence and quality of life.

We offer water therapy, bodyweight-supported treadmill training, speech therapy and a variety of fun strengthening activities. Our home education program will give you the confidence to guide your child to achieve goals.

Download our Developmental Benchmarks Chart.

Weakness

Injury, nutrition and aging are just a few of the many things that can cause weakness. And weakness can be a downward spiral. As we get weaker, we tend to do less; as we do less, we become even weaker.

Lake Regional Physical Therapy can help you stop this cycle, regain your strength and get you moving again. Our physical and occupational therapists can guide you in strengthening and balancing exercises. We help older adults safely regain their strength and their walking stride with the Biodex Unweighing System, a device that enables partial weight-bearing therapy. Once supported, the patient can perform gait and balance exercises.

Work-Related Injuries

If an injury at work has impeded your performance in the workplace, our work injury rehabilitation program provides an aggressive yet cautious approach to getting you back to work quickly and at an optimal performance level.

Your personal physical therapy begins with a comprehensive evaluation of functional limitations and areas of pain. Our team of expert physical therapists will design a treatment plan based on your work-related needs and goals. This includes real or simulated work activities specific to your job, such as lifting, climbing or keyboarding. We take a team approach and will consult with your employer and case manager, if necessary.

Throughout your treatment, we will work hard to help you return to all normal functional activities. When you are ready for discharge, you will receive a personalized home exercise program to allow you to stay healthy on the job, further enhance your rehabilitation outcome and prevent the possibility of reinjury.

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Lake Regional Physical Therapy
54 Hospital Drive
Osage Beach, MO 65065
573.302.2230
Map and driving directions

Lake Regional Clinic - Camdenton
1930 N. Business Route 5
573.346.7445

Lake Regional Clinic - Eldon
302 E. Fourth St.
573.392.3000

Lake Regional Clinic - Lake Ozark
1870 Bagnell Dam Blvd.
573.964.6010

Lake Regional Clinic - Laurie
156 Missouri Blvd.
573.374.8885