Department Information

Direct: (618) 643-5836
Fax: (618) 643-3657

Department Hours
Monday-Friday: 7:00am – 4:00pm

Debilitation from surgery, injury, or illness can occur at any time, to anyone.  Rehabilitative therapy is the key ingredient in your recovery.  It’s hard work and important in getting you back to living life fully.  Hamilton Memorial Hospital Rehab Services are here to help you.

Personalized Programs

Your progress is dependent upon a carefully planned outline of goals.  These goals are discussed with you upon your evaluation and then designed with your overall health, abilities and home situation in mind.  Once your routine of physical, occupational or speech therapy has been developed, our therapists will assist you throughout the course of your rehab program.

Therapy Services

Work Conditioning is a rehabilitation program that prepares a client for return to work through conditioning to improve biomechanical, neuromuscular, cardiovascular and metabolic functions of a worker, with real or simulated work activities.

Work Hardening is a rehabilitation program designed to restore functional and work capacities to the injured worker through application of graded work simulation. Included are activities designed to improve overall physical condition, including strength, endurance, and coordination specific to work activity, as well as means for coping with any remaining symptoms from the original problem, such as pain.

Aquatic Therapy or Pool therapy is physical/occupational therapy that is performed in the water. Aquatic therapy use the resistance of water instead of weights. It aims to rehabilitate patients after injury or those with chronic illness, avoiding the amount of weight placed on the joints by exercise outside the water. Patients are one on one with a therapist in the water with you.

Our therapists also deals with swallowing disorders and difficulties.

Experienced Staff  Hamilton Memorial Hospital has served the Hamilton County and surrounding counties for 47 years.  Our therapists have over 153 years of combined experience in the licensed therapies.  We provide a full range of therapeutic equipment including ultrasound, electrical stimulation and both cervical and pelvic traction.  We are proud to offer state of the art treatments including:

Fluidotherapy is a heat and desensitization therapy used to ease hypersensitive nerve injuries.

Cold Low Level Laser Therapy is for sprains, strains, acute and chronic inflammation, carpel tunnel syndrome and other soft tissue injuries.

How do I get started?
A referral from your doctor for a specific form of therapy will initiate the process to begin your rehabilitation program.  Outpatient therapies are covered by most insurance plans, including private plans, worker’s compensation plans and some HMO’s.  Specific benefits will vary depending on the carrier and the plan, and our staff will gladly coordinate with your insurance carrier.

To learn more about Hamilton Memorial Hospital’s Rehabilitation Services Department please call (618) 643-2361  ext. 2200.

Therapy Pool Aquatic Therapy 

Hamilton Memorial Hospital offers water-based treatments or exercises of therapeutic intent, in particular for relaxation, fitness, and physical rehabilitation. Treatments and exercises are performed while floating, partially submerged, or fully submerged in water. Our specialized temperature-controlled pool allow for rehabilitation that commonly focuses on improving the physical function associated with illness, injury, or disability.

Aquatic therapy encompasses a broad set of approaches and techniques, including aquatic exercise, physical therapy, aquatic bodywork, and other movement-based therapy in water .