Physical therapy and rehabilitation
HCA Houston Healthcare North Cypress offers a comprehensive physical therapy and rehabilitation program for both hospitalized patients and those requiring care on an outpatient basis. Our program addresses a wide range of orthopedic, spine, neurologic and general care conditions.
For more information about our physical therapy and rehabilitation program, please call (832) 912-3540.
PT and Rehab team and facility
The team at HCA Houston North Cypress consists of experienced licensed professionals with the ability to target specific needs and formulate strategies to maximize patient function. Utilizing the latest rehabilitation technology, our team of physical therapists, occupational therapists and speech language pathologists are ready to assist you in meeting your goals and getting back to your daily activities.
We also offer the latest in high-tech exercise equipment with private treatment rooms and a separate occupational therapy kitchen and treatment room. Our physical therapy and rehabilitation teams help you regain your functional status and get back on your feet.
Our physical therapy and rehabilitation services
Our staff of licensed physical therapists can treat a variety of mobility and lower extremity conditions including:
- Joint replacements
- Sports injuries
- Post-surgical pain and dysfunction
- Hip fractures
- Wound care
- Rotator cuff injuries
- Knee, ankle or foot problems
- Shoulder problems
- Neck and back pain
- Back and spine conditions
- Post-operative spine surgery
- Neurological conditions, like stroke, head injury and spinal cord injury
Our occupational therapists and occupational therapy assistants help people of all ages regain skills to participate in the activities they enjoy and need for daily living. This can include activities in the home, work, school, community and more. Physical therapists also address the physical, psychological and cognitive aspects of their patient’s well-being.
Common occupational therapy interventions include helping children with disabilities to participate fully in school and develop social skills, assisting people recovering from injury to regain function through retraining and/or adaptations and providing techniques for older adults experiencing physical and cognitive changes.
The occupational therapy services include:
- An individualized evaluation
- Customized treatment program to improve one’s ability to perform daily activities
- Comprehensive home and job site evaluations with adaption recommendations
- Performance skills assessments and treatments
- Adaptive equipment recommendations and usage training
- Guidance to family members and caregivers
For more information about our occupational therapy program or to schedule an evaluation with an occupational therapist, please call (832) 912-3540.
The speech pathology department plays a large role in the HCA Houston North Cypress physical therapy and rehabilitation program. Our speech pathologists are available to assist clients experiencing speech, language, cognitive or swallowing disorders following a neurological incident or diagnosis. They evaluate and treat patients or clients that are hospitalized or in an outpatient setting for the following conditions:
- Speech disorders such as articulation, apraxia and dysarthria
- Language expression and comprehension
- Cognitive problems such as memory, problem solving and reasoning
- Voice disorders
- Stuttering and fluency disorders
- Oral motor problems
We offer specialized neurological rehabilitation. Our therapists work to help patients regain fine motor skills after a neurological event or injury. Often, patients need help relearning how to walk and balance, and our physical therapists are trained in technologies and techniques to help patients return to their normal activities.
Pelvic floor rehabilitation
Many women struggle with weakness in their pelvic floor muscles, which may be caused by childbirth or aging and may result in symptoms like urinary incontinence, urinary urgency and pelvic organ prolapse.
Physical therapists at HCA Houston North Cypress personally interview each woman who is referred, paying particular attention to the contributing behavioral factors and characteristics of her bladder dysfunction.
Lymphedema management program
HCA Houston North Cypress’ lymphedema management program is based on the latest in complex decongestive therapy and uses a variety of treatment methods to reduce swelling and other symptoms of lymphedema.
Lymphedema is a chronic disorder characterized by persistent swelling in the arms, legs, face, neck, abdomen or chest due to blocked lymph channels. Surgery, trauma, infection or radiation therapy can often damage the lymph system, leading to an accumulation of lymphatic fluid. This accumulation causes swelling, inflammation and disability.
Manual lymph drainage and complete decongestive therapy (MLD/CDT) is the most effective treatment option for lymphedema. MLD/CDT is non-invasive and has no adverse side effects.
Manual lymph drainage (Vodder technique)
Manual lymph drainage is a gentle manual treatment technique, which improves the activity of the lymph vessels and, in the case of lymphedema, re-routes the lymph flow around the blocked areas into more centrally located lymph vessels that drain into the venous system.
Compression therapy increases the tissue pressure and is applied between treatments to prevent re-accumulation of evacuated lymph fluid.
Patients are instructed in a specific exercise program designed to promote lymph flow and drainage. These exercises are a component of the home program as well.