Physical Therapy / Rehabilitation
A Hidden Gem in Sports Medicine
Donna Heister - Silver Creek, NY
"They make therapy fun and interesting with lots of encouragement and support."
Our Brooks Memorial Hospital team of highly skilled Physical Therapists and Therapy Assistants provide you with a wide range of services which promote mobility, functional ability, pain reduction and quality of life through thorough examination, evaluation, diagnosis and development of a personalized physical therapy treatment plan. Common examples of our services include care for those experiencing:
- Back/neck issues
- Balance issues
- Diabetic Neuropathy
- Neurological issues (multiple sclerosis, parkinson's disease)
- Post fractures
- Post joint surgeries (including total knee and hip replacements)
- Sprains/strains -Strokes -Tendonitis
Brooks also offers a range of Physical Therapy/Rehabilitation Specialties, including:
- Biodex Testing (Sports Medicine)
- Balance Clinic
- Certified Vestibular/Balance Therapist
For more information, or if you doctor has prescribed physical therapy services, please contact us at 716-363-3092.
New, patient-friendly outpatient hours are Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 7:30 am - 4:30 pm; Tuesday and Thursday from 7:30 am - 6 pm in addtion to inpatient only hours on Saturday from 8 am - 11 am.
Strength, Mobiliity and Balance
Tammy Kiszak, Physical Therapist, works with patient, Roger Hohenstein, on improving his functional reach for trunk and upper quadrant elongation, while working on his core to improve overall mobility and balance.
Tammy is a 2016 "Heart of Brooks" recipient for consistently demonstrating the hospital's I-CARE values of integrity, compassion, accountability, respect and excellence.
Have you ever heard the term Vertigo? Those of us having family or friends with vertigo know it can be frustrating…and can potentially lead to balance issues and falls. For those who aren’t familiar, Vertigo is when a person feels as if they are spinning or swaying – it is the most common type of dizziness and is often caused by an inner ear problem.
Dizziness is a painless head discomfort with many possible causes including disturbances of vision, the brain, balance or vestibular system of the inner ear and gastrointestinal system.
Read more about vertigo from The Chautauqua Star, and how a our physical therapists can help with vertigo associated with Benign Paroxysmal Position Vertigo (BPPV).