There are three sites in the Kernan system that offer physical therapy services -- Woodlawn, Timonium, and Kernan Hospital -- all of which offer outpatient physical therapy services for patients with orthopaedic, neurological and amputation issues.
In addition to therapy services for orthopedic, amputee and neurological conditions, the physical therapy center at Kernan Hospital also provides treatment for spinal cord and pulmonary disorders. Physical therapy at Kernan Hospital is provided by quality licensed physical therapists and physical therapy assistants in two spacious therapy gyms equipped with state-of-the-art equipment.
Occupational Therapy is currently only offered at Kernan Hospital. Licensed occupational therapists and certified occupational therapy assistants at Kernan Hospital help patients overcome orthopedic and neurological dysfunctions of the upper extremities.
In addition to working in Kernan Hospital's state-of-the-art gyms, occupational therapists also use functional training bathrooms and kitchens to help their patients regain the function necessary for their activities of daily living.
What is Hand Therapy?
Hand therapy specializes in shoulder, elbow, wrist and hand inuries. Hand therapy is provided by an occupational or physical therapist.
Common conditions benefitting from hand therapy include:
Hand therapists administer various evaluations to determine each patient's deficits and a plan of treatment is established. Some of the most common evaluations performed by a hand therapist include: