Services We Provide

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.

Services we provide include:

Physical Therapy
  • Aquatic Therapy
  • Balance & Coordination Training
  • Cervical and Lumbar Traction
  • Gait Training
  • Manual Therapy
  • Neurological Rehabilitation
  • Orthopedic / Sports Injury Rehabilitation
  • Pediatric Therapy
  • Postural Training
  • Rehabilitation following Surgery
  • Vertigo Treatment
  • Women’s Health Programs
Wound Care
  • Cellular Tissue Products
  • Compression Therapy for Edema Management
  • Debridement of Wounds
  • Negative Pressure Wound Therapy (using wound vacs)
  • Total Contact Casting

Frequently Asked Questions

What is physical therapy?

Physical therapy (physiotherapy) is a health care profession that provides treatment to individuals to develop, maintain and restore maximum movement and function throughout life. This type of therapy includes providing treatment in circumstances where movement and function are threatened by aging, injury, disease or environmental factors.

What should I bring to my first appointment?

Please bring your physical therapy referral, a photo ID, and your insurance card or any other insurance information you might have.

  • If you are covered by Workers’ Compensation, bring your claim number and your case manager’s contact information.
  • If you are covered by auto insurance or an attorney lien, bring this information with you.
  • If you have recently completed an imaging procedure (MRI, CT Scan, X-ray) or had a surgery relating to your therapy referral, please bring a copy of those respective reports.

What should I wear to my appointments?

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.

How long will my physical therapy sessions last?

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.

How often will I need to attend physical therapy?

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.

Will physical therapy be painful?

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.

What happens when my physical therapy sessions are complete?

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.

What happens if my injury or pain reoccurs?

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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