Rehabilitation Therapy

Restoring movement and function to people injured or impaired by disease or injury.

Hometown Health Blog

To sip a cola: Patsy Weber's goal for rehab from rare disease

Patsy Weber was told she might spend the rest of her life in a care facility, unable to walk, speak or swallow. Read how she and her rehab team were determined to defy that prognosis.

November 6, 2023

Orthopedic expertise powers Tom Brown's epic trek

A slippery stone brought Tom's epic trek of the Appalachian Trail to a halt. Read how repair of his ruptured Achilles tendon and a total knee replacement got him back on the trail.

September 19, 2023

Posture: More than standing up straight

Poor posture and movement patterns can lead to pain and inability to make certain moves. Four strategies can help you avoid and alleviate these issues, and improve your overall well-being.

April 21, 2023

Wrap-around rehab reaps results

A life-threatening motorcycle accident landed Tom Lansing in post-acute care. The collaborative services of the rehab team and Tom's hard work helped restore him to his active life.

October 27, 2022

Same-day knee replacement surgery, sister's support equal perfect option

When Susan Mensch had her first total knee replacement in 2017, she spent three nights in the hospital. This time, she had a new option: same-day surgery.

May 7, 2021

Video visits help therapy patients recover at home

Patients recovering from stroke and orthopedic surgery, and children experiencing speech difficulties are among the growing number of patients now using video visits. Discover the benefits of rehab therapy video visits.

May 14, 2020

Cross-country care coordination brings Jim Hauck home after accident

Find out how Mayo Post Acute Care helped Jim return home after he sustained serious injuries from an accident in Nevada.

March 14, 2020

Parkinson’s patient makes gains through targeted therapies

Parkinson’s disease made daily activities a struggle for John, but a targeted treatment program improved his movement and speech. It’s just what his doctor — and his wife — ordered.

March 12, 2020

Injection therapy for nonoperative joint pain relief

Are you affected by joint pain? Find out how injection therapy can help relieve your pain without surgery.

Wade Johnson DO By Wade Johnson March 11, 2020

Positive attitude affects physical therapy outcome

How a person feels mentally and emotionally can make or break their course of physical therapy. For Carl Hohman, the bond formed with his rehabilitation team helps keep his spirits high. Learn how a positive attitude can help you.

December 17, 2019

What is physical medicine and rehabilitation?

Physical medicine and rehabilitation is the growing specialty that treats impairments affecting the brain, spinal cord, nerves, bones, joints, ligaments, tendons or muscles. A physiatrist answers some FAQ. 

November 13, 2019

Carpal tunnel syndrome: Why go to occupational therapy?

Repetitive tasks can cause carpal tunnel syndrome resulting in inflammation and swelling of the wrist and putting pressure on the median nerve. Get prevention strategies and learn how O.T. can help.

August 22, 2017