Rehabilitation Therapies

The Ely-Bloomenson Community Hospital rehabilitation department is a multidisciplinary team composed of both physical therapy and occupational therapy services. Our licensed therapists offer quality care through state-of-the-art treatment techniques for patients of all ages. 

Our rehabilitation department also has a satellite office in Babbitt with flexible hours to accommodate patient needs. 

Therapy sessions are available by appointment

For Ely appointments, call 218-365-8755.
Babbitt offices can be reached by calling 218-827-2255.

Physical Therapy

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. 

  • 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

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 Therapy

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.

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