At Molokai General Hospital, the Physical Therapy Department provides care to improve mobility and balance, restore function, reduce pain and prevent further injury or decline. A variety of methods are used including manual therapy, aquatic therapy, therapeutic exercises, and the application of modalities such as electrical stimulation, traction, or ultrasound. Therapists provide one-on-one care to our patients to get them back to optimal functioning mobility for their everyday activities.
Molokai’s only Wound Care Clinic (WCC) is also located within the Physical Therapy Department. The WCC is supported by physicians from the network of The Queen’s Medical Center with monthly visits. Our on-staff wound therapist provides wound care services to patients between our physician’s visits.
The Physical Therapy and Wound Care Clinic team consists of physical therapists, wound care physicians, and dedicated support staff to treat and care for all of our patients.
Molokai General Hospital’s Physical Therapy Department provides care to improve mobility and balance, restore function, reduce pain and prevent further injury or decline. We also offer Molokai’s only Wound Care Clinic, which supported by physicians from the network of The Queen’s Medical Center with monthly visits. Our on-staff wound therapist provides wound care services to patients between our physician’s visits.
Please bring your physical therapy referral, a photo ID, and your insurance card or any other insurance information you might have.
You should wear loose fitting clothing so you can expose the area that we will be evaluating for treatment. For example, if you have a knee problem, it is best to wear shorts, for a shoulder problem, a tank top is a good choice, and for low back problem, wear a loose fitting shirt and pants. If you have an appointment for Aquatic Therapy, bring your swim suit.
Your initial evaluation and treatment session will typically last for about one hour. After your initial evaluation, scheduled follow-up treatments will be with a Physical Therapist who will spend approximately 30-45 minutes of one-on-one care with you.
This is highly variable. You may need one visit or you may need several sessions. The number of physical therapy sessions depend on your diagnosis, the severity of your impairments, and your past medical history. You will be re-evaluated on a monthly basis as goals are met and we will stay in constant communication with your physician throughout your time with us.
For many patients, the primary objective for physical therapy is pain relief. This is frequently accomplished with gentle, hands-on techniques of manual therapy, stretching, and the application of modalities such as ultrasound, electrical stimulation, and/or heat or ice. As we improve your movement and alignment, you will often experience pain relief as well. Your Physical Therapist will provide you with the appropriate exercises not only for pain relief, but also to recover range of motion, strength and endurance. Our first priority is always the patient and how well you are doing in progressing through your rehabilitation in the most comfortable manner possible.
Some patients will need to continue with exercises at home or may choose to continue with a gym exercise program. Others patients will complete their rehabilitation and return to normal daily activities. It is important to communicate your goals to your therapist, so he/she can develop a custom program for your individual needs.
Flare ups of injuries are common. If you have an injury flare up (exacerbation), contact us. We may recommend additional physical therapy sessions, a follow-up visit to your doctor, or a modification to your daily activities or exercise routine.
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Thank you for choosing Molokai General Hospital for the care of your patient. Please use the referral forms below to refer your patient to our Physical Therapy and Wound Care Clinic.