Physical Therapy

The Rooks County Health Center Physical Therapy Department is staffed by a board-certified physical therapist and three physical therapist assistants, who believe strongly in providing quality, small-town health care. Our staff provides a comprehensive approach to therapy to include not only our patient's physical needs, but emotional and social needs as well.

In order to undergo physical therapy in our facility, one must first receive a referral from his or her health care provider. The hospital's front office staff will schedule an initial evaluation during which the physical therapist will complete a series of tests and measurements appropriate for the medical diagnosis given by the health care provider. The information gathered in the inintial evaluation will guide the therapist in determining an appropriate plan for each individual. The therapist's main goal is to provide each patient with an individualized home exercise plan that gives the patient the tools that he or she needs to continue therapy at home.

Outpatient physical therapy is available Monday through Thursday 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Friday 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Some of the conditions for which our physical therapy department offers treatment include the following:

  • Arthritis Pain
  • Back and Neck Pain
  • Cerebral Vascular Accident (stroke)
  • Chronic Pain
  • Dizziness
  • General Weakness or Deconditioning
  • Headaches
  • Impaired Balance and Coordination
  • Orthopedic Injuries and Post-Surgical Weakness
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Work and Sports Related Injuries

The Rooks County Health Center physical therapy team provides care for patients on an in-patient basis as well. Hospitalized patients are assisted in transfers and ambulation to increase strength and endurance to prepare them for a safe return home. Patients who have balance problems or difficulty walking due to pain or weakness are assigned and fitted with a proper assistive device such as a cane or walker. By teaching a patient to use such a device properly, our physical therapy staff promotes further community involvement and safety.

Sports Therapy Clinic

ATHLETES GET BACK IN THE GAME SOONER!

  • Diagnosis and treatment 8am to 6pm, even on Saturday.
  • Exclusive sports therapy clinic 7am – 9am Monday*
  • No appointment necessary, walk-ins welcome.
  • Back with your team in no time!

Don’t wait an entire weekend to get ahead in your recovery from sport injuries.  Be examined by one of Doctors Without Delay’s medical providers, even on Saturday with no appointment necessary. Then, jump-start your recovery with any necessary physical therapy first thing Monday morning at Rooks County Health Center’s exclusive sports therapy clinic*.

Doctors Without Delay Walk-in Clinic
Open 8am to 6pm, Monday through Saturday

Rooks County Health Center Sports Therapy Walk-in Clinic
Open 7am to 9am, Monday only**
No appointment necessary.
Located 1210 N. Washington, 1/4 mile north of Plainville on US HWY 183.

 *Doctor’s referral required to participate in sports therapy clinic. Referral can be obtained from Doctors Without Delay located on-site and open 8am to 6pm Monday through Saturday.

**Sports therapy available by appointment Monday 9 am to 6 pm Tuesday through Thursday 7:30 am to 6 pm and Friday 7:30 am to 5 pm.

 

 

 

 

"Our goal is to help you reach your goal. Whether it's tying your shoes, going for a walk without pain, running a marathon or winning state championships, we’re here to help you obtain your highest quality of life!"

-AJ Thomas PT, DPT, MS

Contact Information

AJ Thomas PT, DPT, MS
Scott Carpenter PTA
Justin Thummel PTA
Danelle McCune PTA

Phone:
785.688.4425

Fax:
785.688.4496

Hours

M-Th 7am-6pm
Friday 7am-5pm