What Is Physical Therapy?
Physical therapy uses a variety of methods to help individuals restore function, improve mobility, relieve pain, and prevent or limit permanent physical disabilities caused by injuries or disease. Whether it’s your neck, shoulder, back, knee or another area of the body that’s bothering you, Astera Health’s physical therapists, in Henning and Wadena, have an established history of helping individuals improve their quality of life.
Because our physical therapists are experts in knowing how the body works, they are able to design personalized treatment plans to reduce the risk of injury in everyday activities or sports, and educate the patient in order to help them achieve their maximum function.
In working with our experienced, professional staff you will find:
- A gym space for treatment of people of all ages and diagnoses
- Aerobic training equipment
- Balance equipment
- Multi-station strength training stations
- Private, comfortable, spacious treatment rooms with adjustable lighting
- Recumbent bikes/NU-Step
Astera Health – Henning Physical Therapy Clinic
Astera Health – Wadena Rehabilitation Clinic
Other patient services include:
- Arthritis pain
- Balance issues
- Knee, hip, shoulder, ankle, foot, and other orthopedic problems
- Muscles, sprains, and strains
- Overuse injuries
- Post-surgical conditions
- Recovery from amputations
- Spine management
- Strokes and other neurological disorders
- Vestibular/Vertigo disorders
- Women’s health and pregnancy issues
Other Specific Treatment & Therapies Include:
Astera’s physical and occupational therapists treat patients with upper and lower extremity amputations and work closely with the patient’s prosthetist to achieve desired functional outcomes. On-site prosthetic services are provided on a bi-monthly basis, as needed.
Astera’s LSVT-certified physical therapist provides treatment for those who are experiencing decreased motor functioning due to Parkinson’s disease. This treatment is customized to the needs and goals of each individual patient. More than 25 years of research show that patients can achieve improved walking, balance, trunk rotation and daily activities. Patients attend treatment four days a week for four weeks, and must be referred by a provider or specialist.
The Rehabilitation Clinic helps patients with neurological conditions such as strokes, brain injuries, Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, and spinal cord injuries.
Includes total hip and knee replacements, Laminectomy, shoulder replacements, compression fractures, carpal tunnel, foot and ankle injuries, and on-site orthotic services.