Orthopedic and Spine Center

Occupational Therapy

Physical therapists treat patients with musculoskeletal conditions, such as injuries from an accident, postural changes from osteoporosis, work-related injuries, stroke-related deficiencies, sports injuries, and more.

Usually, the goal of physical therapy is to decrease a patient's pain while increasing his or her activity level or range of motion. Some treatment might result in a little discomfort, but the role of physical therapy is to minimize pain, not cause it. Physical therapists use several methods to accomplish their goals, including ultrasound, electrical stimulation, and traction, all of which relieve muscle spasms and loosen tight muscles while increasing circulation. At the same time, treatment often involves exercises to stretch and strengthen muscles, but this varies with each patient.

Individual symptoms dictate how quickly a patient progresses. Two people can have the same diagnosis on paper but react differently to treatment, so Lake Health physical therapists develop treatment plans based on the person, not the diagnosis.

Our physical therapists are highly trained and stay current through ongoing education. Some have more experience or training in certain areas; we direct patients to the therapist who can best meet their needs.

Lake Health now offers Direct Access to Physical Therapy. Direct Access allows a patient to schedule an appointment for physical therapy without a physician referral (medicare patients still require a physician referral). Depending on insurance, the patient might have out-of-pocket costs, which are due at time of treatment. Once seen, the physical therapist will refer the patient to an appropriate physician if needed.

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Lake Health offers physical therapy at the following locations:

TriPoint Medical Center, Concord Township

A full range of inpatient and outpatient therapies
Hours:
Monday through Friday - 7:30 am to 5 pm

For an appointment, call 440-354-1626 (physician prescription required)

West Medical Center, Willoughby

A full range of inpatient and outpatient therapies
Hours:
Monday through Thursday - 7:30 am to 6:30 pm
Friday - 7:30 am to 5:30 pm

For an appointment, call 440-953-6036 (physician prescription required)

Madison Campus

A full range of outpatient therapies
Hours:
Monday through Friday - 8 am to 4:30 pm

For an appointment, call 428-8242 (physician prescription required)

Mentor Physical Therapy

A full range of outpatient therapies
Hours:
Open five days a week and evening hours

For an appointment, call 440-352-1200 (physician prescription required)

Willoughby Physical Therapy

A full range of outpatient therapies
Hours:
Open five days a week and evening hours

For an appointment, call 440-975-0027 (physician prescription required)

Tyler Blvd. Urgent Care Center, Mentor

A full range of outpatient therapies for injured workers seen at this facility.

For an appointment, call 440-255-6400 (physician prescription required)

Perry PT

A full range of outpatient therapies are offered at this facility

For location information and appointment, call 440-255-6400 (physician prescription required)