Welcome to Ely Bloomenson Community Hospital

  Contact : 218-365-3271


The Rehabilitation Department is a multidisciplinary team composed of Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy services. An orthotist is also available on a monthly basis for bracing and prosthetic needs.

Ely Bloomenson Community Hospital’s rehab staff services clients of all ages and a variety of diagnoses in outpatient, home health, hospital settings. The staff at the rehab department consists of highly qualified professionals who stay current with the latest in treatment techniques by attending continuing education program regularly. They recognize each individual’s uniqueness and develop personalized programs to meet their specific needs. Services are covered under Medicare and most insurance policies, with a physician’s written referral. We believe hands-on treatment is an integral component to recovery from injury.

  • Location Info
  • Physical Therapy (PT)
  • Occupational Therapy (OT)
  • Cardiac Therapy

Location Information: How to find us

The Ely-Bloomenson Community Hospital Rehab Department is located on the west end of the hospital (around the corner from the main hospital entrance). Handicapped parking, including a ramp, is easily accessible. To schedule an appointment call 218-365-8755. Map.

Physical therapy services are also available at Babbitt Rehabilitation Services, a satellite location of the Ely-Bloomenson Community Hospital rehabilitation department. This service is located at 71 South Drive in Babbitt (the Municipal Building – entrance is off of Dental office). To schedule an appointment call 218-827-2255 or 218-365-8755.

Physical Therapy (PT) is the treatment and prevention of illness and injury by physical means to help people achieve their highest level of function following injury, illness, or surgery. PT helps people lead more active and independent lives. PT can

  • help improve circulation
  • restore motion
  • relieve pain
  • strengthen muscle
  • prevent injury
  • improve balance
  • promote healing.

Goals are achieved through the use of stretching, exercise, physical modalities, manual therapy and soft tissue mobilization, and functional training techniques. Physical therapy treats a wide range of diagnosis including the following:

  • Back injury
  • Balance impairments
  • Neck injury
  • Sports injury
  • Stroke
  • Post-surgical (joint replacement, laminectomy, fusion, arthroscopy, etc.)
  • Work injury
  • And many more.

Occupational Therapy (OT) treats a wide array of diagnoses. They specialize in treating upper extremity dysfunction including:

  • rotator cuff dysfunction
  • carpal tunnel syndrome
  • tennis elbow
  • golfer’s elbow
  • joint replacements
  • stroke
  • pediatric developmental issues.

Sports injuries and work injuries are all treated to maximize your return to play or work.

The OT department will conduct personalized job site analysis, work hardening, ergonomic assessments and on-site educational seminars for groups or businesses.

Even if you haven’t had one of the injuries listed above, you may be having trouble completing small tasks such as opening doors and jars, putting on your socks, etc. Our OT department can help you regain your independence with adaptive devices and education after a home assessment.

Call 218-365-8755 for more information.

Cardiac Rehabilitation provides medical evaluation, exercise program, education and counseling on cardiac risk factors and behavioral interventions to achieve and maintain a healthy lifestyle. Call 218-365-8738.