Acute Rehab, Outpatient, & Inpatient Services

Outpatient therapy refers to any therapy service provided when the client is not hospitalized, in a residential program, or other inpatient settings. It is a valuable resource for individuals seeking mental health support without needing round-the-clock monitoring.

Here's a breakdown of outpatient therapy:

  • Unlike inpatient care, outpatient therapy allows you to stay at home and visit treatment professionals over several weeks or months.
  • Treatment typically involves physical therapy, occupational therapy, and sometimes speech therapy.
  • Your program will start with an assessment, followed by a personalized treatment plan and regular appointments with various therapists.
  • The sessions can be scheduled once every one to five days, lasting 30 minutes to an hour, and may include at-home exercises.

Benefits of outpatient therapy include:

  • Faster healing and regaining normal function.
  • Tailored therapies to suit your medical needs and lifestyle.
  • Improved understanding of your condition and treatment.
  • Receiving medical care while staying at home, maintaining your routine.
  • Preventing re-injury with expert guidance on recovery techniques.

Is outpatient therapy suitable for you? Consider these points:

  • If you are independent enough to manage your care and recovery.
  • If you can handle self-care tasks, exercises, and transportation to appointments.
  • If you prefer the comfort and convenience of home during treatment.

Outpatient therapy is particularly effective for post-surgery recovery, multiple sclerosis, and mild stroke cases, offering customized treatments tailored to individual needs.

Melissa Memorial Hospital
Rehab Therapy Department
Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday
7:00 AM - 5:30 PM
(970) 854-2231

Why Outpatient Therapy can help you?

  • Improving or restoring movement, strength, and range of motion
  • Decreasing pain
  • Preventing your condition from getting worse
  • Educating you on ways to maintain your overall fitness and functionality
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List of reasons to see a physical or occupational therapist

  • Improving mobility and movement after an injury, including sports injury recovery
  • Following a surgical procedure
  • Pain management joint conditions, such as osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and ankylosing spondylitis
  • Neurological conditions, including multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease
  • Recovery after a stroke hand condition, such as carpal tunnel syndrome and trigger finger
  • Urinary incontinence and other women’s and men’s pelvic floor disorders
  • Cancer
  • Vertigo and dizziness disorders
  • Adaptive equipment training for use with activities of daily living
  • Fine rehab for writing, grasping objects, fingertip sensation
  • Pediatric development and sensory disorders
  • Home safety evaluations

Our Qualified Staff

Melissa Memorial Hospital's rehab therapy department has a highly trained staff available to work with Acute Rehab (swing bed), Outpatient, and Inpatient services.

Meet the Staff!

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Sheila Robinson

Outpatient Therapy Manager

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Joel Grafel, PT, DPT

Physical Therapist

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Megan Humphreys COTA/L

Occupational Therapy Assistant

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Casey Van Natta, PT

Physical Therapist

Working to Improve Your Movement

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