Who benefits from therapy?
Anyone who needs to improve or restore function as a result of surgery, illness or injury can benefit from an individualized program developed in collaboration with your physician and physical therapist. At Franciscan Health System, we provide a continuum of care, bridging the transition from inpatient to outpatient care. Our comprehensive and innovative programs are designed to help our patients achieve their maximum rehabilitation and independence. Our physical, occupational, and speech-language therapists are experts in both medical and surgical rehabilitation services.
We work closely with your physician or surgeon to provide the most comprehensive treatment for post-surgical recovery, acute injury, sports injuries, work-related conditions and other medical needs. Our therapy staff members are experienced clinicians with specialized physical training and expertise. Our team includes:
- Physical therapists—working to increase mobility, strength, flexibility, balance, coordination and endurance
- Occupational therapists—working to improve functional skills in activities in the home, workplace and community
- Speech-language therapists—working to improve communication skills and swallowing function for all age groups
We offer comprehensive therapy services (for both patients in the hospitals as well as outpatients) at St. Joseph Medical Center in Tacoma, St. Clare Hospital in Lakewood, St. Francis Hospital in Federal Way and St. Anthony Hospital in Gig Harbor. Physical therapy services are also available at the Port Clinic in Tacoma, Gig Harbor Medical Clinic, University Place Medical Clinic and Port Orchard Medical Clinic. Click “How to Find Us” for locations and contact information.
Physical, occupational and speech therapy services are available to patients, by physician order, while they are in any Franciscan hospital.
Franciscan Health System also offers a host of specialized, inpatient therapy programs including: