Bigfork Valley Rehab Services include physical, occupational and speech therapy professionals working together to assist individuals to return to functional activity levels after injury or disease. Therapists work to design a program specific to individual needs.
The department works closely with the Surgery Center to provide physical therapy following orthopaedic surgeries. Therapists also collaborate with the patient’s family physician and other health specialists to achieve the goal of treating the whole person and returning him or her to everyday life in the community and home. Under qualifying conditions, therapists may make home visits to treat patients.
The Rehab Services Department also meets the needs of elders living at the Bigfork Valley Communities to maintain and increase functional capabilities as they age. Occupational therapy has access to many adaptive aides—from special spoons and drinking cups to aides for putting on socks—to help individuals remain independent in everyday activities.
A consulting speech therapist can help with voice disorders, fluency and articulation, swallowing trouble and residual impairments following stroke.
The therapy area includes private consultation rooms as well as equipment to assist recovery. An adjacent Fitness Gym houses Cardiac Rehab and an open mirrored space for fitness classes. The Fitness Center is open 24/7 for public use and includes exercise machines to target arm, leg, and upper and lower body conditioning, as well as general fitness and strengthening. The Fitness Center is complete with showers, lockers and security.