Occupational, Physical, and Speech Therapy
Keokuk County Hospital & Clinics Physical Therapy staff are dedicated to providing quality skilled care to improve your quality of life!
We strive to stay current in advances in therapy, provide a welcoming environment, and help our patients achieve their goals in the most timely manner and with the best quality of care.
To schedule an appointment, please call the Keokuk County Hospital & Clinics at (641) 622-1180.
Patients are treated for the following conditions (list not inclusive):
- Orthopedic and neurological conditions
- Fall prevention
- Acute and chronic pain
- Sports/work injuries
- Injury prevention
What is Lymphedema?
Dawn Goldman sat down with Meg Cason, PTA, Certified Lymphedema Specialist, and talked about how Lymphedema treatment at the Keokuk County Health Center Therapy Department has given her a new life.
To learn more, please contact Meg Cason, Physical Therapy Assistant and Certified Lymphedema Therapist, at the Keokuk County Hospital & Clinics Physical Therapy Department at (641) 622-1180.
Lymphedema, or lymphatic obstruction, is a long-term condition where excess fluid collects in tissues causing swelling (edema). Lymphedema is typically caused by a blockage of this system. Lymphedema commonly affects one of the arms or legs. In some cases, both arms or both legs may be affected.
It occurs when there is impairment to the lymphatic system, disrupting normal transport of fluid within the body. When the lymphatic system becomes overwhelmed, damaged, or blocked for an extended period of time, lasting swelling (referred to as chronic edema) occurs. Symptoms commonly affects one of the arms or legs. In some cases, both arms or both legs may be affected. However, it can present anywhere in the body including the head, neck, arms, trunk and genitals. It is a permanent condition that can worsen over time if not properly treated and can result in wounds, cellulitis, hospitalizations, and more.
Complete decongestive therapy is the proper management for Lymphedema including: manual lymph drainage, compression bandages, skin care, and exercise.
ASTYM regenerates healthy soft tissue (muscles, tendons, etc) and eliminates or reduces unwanted scar tissue that may be causing pain or movement restrictions.
Maintenance Program: $3 per day for past patients to continue a self guided program.