Lakeview Health System
Physical Therapy
Stillwater Medical Group Physical Therapy Services offers treatment for a wide variety of musculoskeletal conditions as well as rehabilitation following accident, injury, or surgery. We follow an active treatment philosophy with individualized exercise programs for improving strength, endurance, flexibility, and balance. We provide education in proper postural alignment and body mechanics. Manual techniques, including joint and soft tissue mobilizations, and physical agents such as electrical stimulation, ultrasound, heat and cold are used as needed to enhance the active treatment program.

Services & Treatments

  • Specialty programs
  • Lymphedema clinic
  • Therapist trained in manual lymphatic drainage and compression garments
  • Wound care clinic
  • Post mastectomy programs
  • Pain management
  • Vestibular therapy
  • Cancer survivor program
  • Big and Loud program for Parkinson's patients
  • Women’s Pelvic Health program (provided in Urology)
  • Male incontinence
  • Speech Therapy
  • Neuro Rehab
  • Post-surgical orthopedic rehab including total knees, hips, shoulders and spine
  • Rehabilitation for other non-surgical orthopedic injuries

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What is Speech Therapy?


Speech-language pathologists (SLPs), sometimes called speech therapists, assess, diagnose, treat, and help to prevent disorders related to speech, language, cognitive-communication (attention, memory, & problem solving), voice, and swallowing. The goal of speech/language therapy is to improve communication skills for independence in daily living. The goal of swallowing therapy is to help the person optimize their safety, intake, and enjoyment of foods and liquids.

Program highlights


  • Big & Loud Program for Parkinson's disease
  • Videofluoroscopy swallowing evaluation
  • Dysphagia therapy
  • Language therapy
  • Speech therapy
  • Voice therapy, including Laryngectomy
  • Cognitive-Communication therapy for Attention, Memory, Problem Solving, and Organization
  • Speech Language Pathology - brochure

When should I see a speech therapist?


  • Are you having trouble swallowing liquids, coughing after you swallow?
  • Are you finding food in your mouth after you have eaten?
  • Have you been diagnosis with right lower lung pneumonia?
  • Having trouble find words more than your peers?
  • Are you having trouble with your check book?
  • Have you had cancer of throat or neck?
  • Are you talking softer than usual?

If you find yourself with any of these symptoms, contact your primary care provider about speech therapy at Lakeview Hospital.

Services & Treatments


  • Individualized plan of care tailored to each patient’s needs
  • Evaluation and treatment of voice disorders, including LOUD Program for
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Evaluation and treatment of speech and language disorders, including difficulty speaking, difficulty speaking clearly, difficulty understanding others, and difficulty reading and writing
  • Evaluation and treatment of swallowing disorders including: training to restore swallow function, compensatory strategies to improve safety, and/or counseling to optimize safety, nutrition, and enjoyment
  • Evaluation of swallowing disorders and diet recommendations with MBSS (Modified Barium Swallow Study)
  • Training to use a speaking valve or artificial larynx
  • Training to use a communication board or alternative augmentative communication (AAC) device including speech generating devices when spoken language isn’t enough for a person’s daily needs
  • Training to use an Assistive Technology for Cognition (ATC) device (e.g. effectively use a smart phone or pager to compensate for memory loss assoc. with brain injury or stroke)
  • Treatment of cognitive problems such as decreased attention memory and problem-solving
  • Comprehensive evaluation of memory loss and progressive diseases
  • Individualized training for individuals and families to compensate for communication and memory difficulties
  • Troubleshooting behaviors associated with cognitive communication (e.g. a person with dementia who wanders or refuses meals) to improve independence
  • Treat speech and swallowing as part of the cancer care team
  • Counseling of individuals and their families about communication disorders and how to cope with them

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Appointments


  • Call 651-430-4622 to schedule your appointment

What is occupational therapy?


Occupational therapy is a treatment whose goal is to help people achieve independence, meaning and satisfaction in all aspects of their lives. The primary goal of occupational therapy is to enable people to participate in the activities of daily living. Occupational therapists achieve this by working with people to improve their strength, mobility/flexibly. Looking at the environment to help to improve independence or safety. Occupational therapist also work with cognitive impaired people and families to help maintain their independence or give them the support and tools needed for care of the family member.

When should I see an occupational therapist?


  • Are you having trouble buttoning your clothes?
  • Are you feeling you are having memory issues, more than your peers?
  • Trouble getting shoes or socks on?
  • Do you have concerns with a parent driving?
  • Do you have concerns about a parent being left alone?
  • Do you have swelling in your arms or legs?

If you have one or more of these symptoms talk to your provided about a possible lymphedema therapy referral

Appointments


  • Call 651-439-1234 to schedule your appointment

Are you a cancer survivor?


  • Feeling weaker or more tired now than when you were initially diagnosed?
  • Having difficulty swallowing or eating?
  • Experiencing changes in your balance?
  • Experiencing pain not cause by the cancer?
  • Having muscular or orthopedic problems?
  • Struggling with memory problems or having difficulty concentrating?
  • Having difficulty completing daily activities?

If you have one or more of these symptoms talk to your provided about a possible therapy referral

Concerned about lymphedema symptoms?


  • Swelling in part or all of a limb (including fingers or toes)
  • A feeling of heaviness or tightness in an arm or leg
  • Restricted movement in an arm or leg Aching or discomfort in an arm or leg
  • Recurring infections in an affected limb
  • Hardening or thickening of the skin on an arm or leg Tight fitting clothes on an arm or leg

If you have one or more of these symptoms talk to your provided about a possible lymphedema therapy referral