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Physical Therapy

At RiverView Physical Therapy, our mission is to provide quality services to individuals living in Crookston and the surrounding area who are in need of rehabilitation services. Services are provided to hospital acute care and extended care patients, skilled nursing residents, outpatients (including pediatrics), and home care clients. We strive to respond to the needs of those in our service area through the development of new and innovative programs.

The physical therapists and physical therapist assistants at RiverView Health are experts in the examination and treatment of musculoskeletal and neuromuscular problems which can affect a person's ability to move and function in their daily lives.

Some of the services provided include:

  • Aquatic therapy
  • PRI
  • Vestibular rehabilitation
    • Vertigo
    • Balance
  • Headaches
  • TMJ
  • Lymphedema
  • Concussion screening
  • Prosthetics
  • BTE-work simulator effect for treating work injuries and orthopaedic injuries with individualized computer analysis.
  • Geriatrics
  • Chronic and acute pain
  • Gait training
  • Neurological disorders

Before seeking out physical therapy treatment, a referral from a physician is required.

Pediatric physical therapy

RiverView Health Pediatric Physical Therapists evaluate and provide effective treatment methods for children who have issues with motor skills. Physical therapy may be beneficial to help with children who have developmental delays, birth defects, an injury or chronic illness. Physical therapists help with developing the range of motion and strength children need to move through their environment effectively and easily.

Some of the services provided include:

  • Aquatic therapy
  • Torticollis treatment
  • Functional mobility
  • Neurodevelopmental treatment
  • Pain management
  • Gait analysis and training
  • Crutch training/ambulation
  • Balance training (neuromuscular re-education)
  • Scoliosis treatment
  • Therapeutic exercise (strengthening and stretching)

Physical therapists work with children to help them recover from injuries or overcome some of the complications of long-term disabilities, which may include:

  • Brachial plexus injuries
  • Balance and coordination difficulties
  • Scoliosis
  • Torticollis
  • Concerns about motor development
  • Orthopaedic conditions (sports injuries)
  • Autism
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Premature birth
  • Down syndrome
  • Idiopathic toe walking