Mackinac Straits Health Systems
Physical, Occupational, Speech & Aqua Therapy
Mackinac Straits Health System provides Physical, Occupational, Speech and Aqua Therapy on an outpatient, hospital inpatient, and long-term care basis. Therapy services can help patients of all ages with physical and developmental impairments. To learn more about our rehab services provided, please read below!
Monday – Friday, 7:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. To schedule an appointment, please call (906)643-0450.
Please arrive 15 minutes early for your first appointment/evaluation for registration and to complete paperwork. You will only need to register on your first visit, updating any address, phone number, or insurance information.
Physical therapists provide treatment to patients to improve movement and function for the following diagnosis (not limited to):
- Back injuries/surgeries
- Balance disorders
- Congenital/developmental disorders
- Neurological disorders
- Orthopedic surgeries (Example Hip/Knee replacement)
- Sports injuries
A new addition to the physical therapy department is Aqua Therapy!!! After an illness, injury, or surgery, a patient’s sensitivity to pain may be increased or the ability to bear weight on the injured area limited. In water, the pull of gravity on the body is not as strong as on land, therefore motion and functional activity are more comfortable. Water supports the body, reduces joint stress, and provides resistance and assistance to movement. The pool is heated and allows for increased muscle relaxation and improved joint range of motion. Patients can improve mobility, strength, and function rapidly during the healing process. Though aquatic therapy is not recommended for certain medical conditions, the vast majority of people can participate. Individuals with a variety of disabilities and orthopedic conditions can participate in aquatic therapy. Those with back problems, knee injuries, ankle injuries, strokes, and those who have orthopedic surgeries are just a few of the individuals who may benefit from aquatic therapy.
Occupational therapy promotes health by enabling people to perform meaningful and purposeful occupations in everyday life. Treatment may include arm/hand exercises, splinting, adaptive equipment, etc. The following are examples of diagnosis occupational therapists deliver treatment to (not limited to):
- Arthritis causing pain in the hand/wrist
- Carpal Tunnel Disorder
- Decreased hand/wrist strength/motion
- Elbow and wrist tendonitis
- Fractures of the wrist/hand
- Hand/wrist injuries
- Handwriting difficulty
- Pediatric therapy services
Speech-language pathologists are trained in the evaluation and treatment of patients of all ages with speech, language, and/or swallowing issues. These problems can have occurred at birth or be the result of an injury, such as a stroke. The following are examples of diagnosis speech therapists deliver treatment to (not limited to):
- Aphasia-language deficit caused by a brain injury, stroke, illness that limits a patient’s ability to comprehend and/or use language
- Cognitive/Perceptual skills
- Language disorders- difficulty with spoken or written language
- Memory deficits/loss
- Neurological disorders
- Pediatric delays
- Problem-solving deficits
- Swallowing difficulty