Rehabilitation Services

Reedsburg Area Medical Center offers comprehensive Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech Therapy and Athletic Training services. This allows you to stay close to home for your Rehab. 
For more information or to make an appointment, please call (608) 768-6120.

Physical Therapy

Physical Therapy involves evaluation and treatment of a wide variety of medical conditions that have resulted in impairment to an individual's ability to move or function. Initially, a Physical Therapist will meet with you to evaluate and develop an individualized plan of care. The highly trained Physical Therapist and Physical Therapist Assistant will work with you to reach your goals. Physical Therapy may use exercise, manual therapy, therapy techniques, and  various modalities to help relieve pain, improve strength and function. Physical Therapy services are provided in an outpatient or inpatient setting. 

Our physical therapists have experience in
  • Sport Rehab
  • Orthopedic: arthritis, tendonitis, joint replacement, ligament sprain, muscle strains, fractures
  • Spine Rehab
  • Dizziness/vertigo
    • Vestibular Rehabilitation treats disease or damage involving the inner ear and areas of the brain that controls balance and eye movement. Symptoms of vestibular disorder can include vertigo, imbalance, spatial disorientation, vision disturbances, hearing changes, cognitive and/or psychological changes and nausea or vomiting.
  • Pediatric
  • Pain management
  • Body mechanics/return to work
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Neurologic: Stroke, MS, Ataxia, Parkinson
  • Urinary Incontinence 
    • Urinary incontinence or loss of bladder control affects many people. Through our Physical therapy, you can learn techniques to strengthen the pelvic floor to reduce your bladder leakage. 
  • Running Analysis
  • Wound Care  

Hours for Physical Therapy: Monday - Friday 7 AM - 5:30 PM

Occupational Therapy

Occupational Therapy involves the evaluation and  treatment of a variety of medical conditions  that  have resulted in a decline in your ability to complete activities of daily living.  Initially, an Occupational Therapist will meet with you to evaluate and develop a plan of care. The highly experienced Occupational Therapist and Occupational Therapy Assistant will work with you to help reach your goals. Occupational Therapy may involve the use of therapeutic exercise, manual therapy technique, cognitive training, adaption/modification to task or use of modalities to improve one's function. Occupational Therapy services are provided in an outpatient or inpatient setting. 

Our occupational therapists have experience in
  • Orthopedic: fractures, arthritis, tendonitis, muscle sprains.
  • Neuro Rehab
  • Hand therapy
    • A Hand therapist evaluates and treats problems related to the upper extremity which includes but is not limited to fractures, post-surgical, repetitive motion injuries, amputations,  tendon or nerve lacerations.
  • Stroke care
  • Return to work: Functional Capacity Evaluation (FCE), work conditioning, ergonomic s
  • Adaptive equipment analysis
  • Splint fabrication of upper extremity
  • Activities of daily living
  • Lymphedema
    • Lymphedema is swelling which can occur in your arms, legs or trunk. The swelling is caused by your lymph vessels not functioning properly. Without treatment, the condition may worsen. Our certified lymphedema therapist can assist in managing your lymphedema. Treatment options may include the following: use of compression stockinet and/or bandages, manual lymph drainage, and exercises. For further information call 768-6120.
  • LSVT BIG, treatment for Parkinson disease 
    • LSVT BIG is a research-based exercise program with a functional approach for treating the symptoms of Parkinson's. The program is geared towards increasing the "bigness" of one's movement resulting in improvement in their overall function, including walking and balance. LSVT BIG treatment involves 4x a week consecutive treatment session for 4 weeks. If you would like more information about this click above or call 768-6102.

Hours for Occupational Therapy: Monday 7-5:30, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 7-4:30, Wednesday 7:30-4:30

Speech Therapy

Our Speech Pathologist evaluates and treats patients of all ages, pediatric to geriatric. They are trained to provide prevention, screening, consultation, assessment and treatment for the disorders of: 

  • Dysphagia
  • Cognitive Communication Disorder
  • Social Communication Disorder
  • Speech Sound Development and Disorder
  • Stuttering
  • Voice Disorder; including LSVT LOUD
    • LSVT LOUD is standardized treatment protocol developed for the treatment of symptoms relating to voice for individuals with Parkinson disease.  The goal is to establish lifelong habits of improved communication, including voice quality. 

Hours of Speech Therapy: Please call for hours (608) 768-6120

Athletic Training

Athletic trainers specialize in the evaluation, emergent care, prevention, treatment, and rehabilitation of musculoskeletal and general medical conditions. Athletic trainers can work in a variety of settings. At RAMC our athletic trainer works with Reedsburg High School, Weston High School, Seats Inc., the hospital in outpatient therapy and with RAMC's Maintain and Restore program.

Athletic trainers are great advocates for their patients. They often are in communication with other healthcare providers, including physical therapists, physicians, occupational therapists, and dieticians to ensure proper treatment for their patients.

  • Athletic trainers create injury prevention programs tailored for different athletic teams.
  • Evaluate and create individualized rehabilitation programs for acute and chronic injuries
  • Manage concussions and conduct baseline testing
  • Return athletes to sport after an injury
  • Assess ergonomics at industries to create safe working environment

Betsy Hand WCertified Hand Therapy (CHT)

Betsy M. Harms, OTR is a CHT at RAMC and has been certified in hand therapy since 2011. She treats a variety of patients with finger, hand, wrist, forearm, elbow, and shoulder diagnosis. She sees patients upon referral from all medical providers.

Rehabilitation for conditions such as:
  • tendonitis
  • neurological disorders of the upper extremities
  • tendon and ligament injuries
  • tendon repairs or transfers
  • arthritis
  • edema
  • traumatic injuries
  • crush injuries
  • post-surgical treatment
  • fractures
  • lacerations
  • amputations
  • vascular disorders
  • burns
  • joint replacements
What is a Certified Hand Therapist?

A Certified Hand Therapist (CHT) is an occupational or physical therapist who has a minimum of 5 years of clinical experience and 4,000 hours or more of direct practice in hand and upper extremity (shoulder, elbow, forearm, wrist and hand) therapy.  They have passed a national test to become a certified hand therapist and are recertified every 5 years.

Exercise Classes 

Click on each class for more information
  • Maintain and Restore - personal strengthening and conditioning program, individually designed for each participant by our Rehab staff to help you reach your physical goals. 
  • Seniors on the Go - a full hour of exercise designed specifically for seniors. It includes stretching, strengthening, aerobic, Zumba Gold® and balance exercise.
  • Strong Women - A 12-week exercise program that focuses on progressive weight training, flexibility, 

    and balance activities for women of all ages, but especially geared for mid-life and older. 

Running Analysis

The Physical Therapy Department at RAMC offers a comprehensive running evaluation for anyone interested. 
Participants do not need to be currently 
experiencing pain to benefit from this program. The program is open to any runner, recreational or competitive.

Pain experienced during running may be due to improper muscle balance, faulty 
running mechanics, or poor foot wear.

This running analysis, conducted by our Licensed Physical Therapists, includes a musculoskeletal evaluation to identify any specific impairments to muscle length, strength, and mobility. A video analysis of running stride will be completed to identify any concerns regarding running form. Based on this evaluation, participants will be given recommendations for strengthening, stretching or correcting their running form.

Each individual session will be approximately 
60 minutes and costs only $50.00.

To make an appointment or for more information on rehabilitations services, call 608-768-6120.