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Therapy

The compassionate inpatient therapy team at HSHS St. Clare Memorial Hospital is dedicated to helping patients make an optimal recovery.

older woman using recumbent bike in a therapy building

HSHS St. Clare Memorial Hospital provides a wide range of therapy services including physical, occupational and speech therapy.

The therapists at HSHS St. Clare Memorial Hospital are an integral part of the patient’s comprehensive care and work in collaboration with the patients’ healthcare team — including their physicians, nurses, social workers, case managers and dietitians — to ensure the highest quality of care. Our therapists also assist with discharge plans and home modifications, based on prior level-of-function and special care needs.

Therapy services

Our Almost Home nursing and rehabilitation team is committed to helping you transition from hospital care to your home. Patient needs during recovery vary greatly, so our experts evaluate you and work to meet your unique needs
Often times, therapy is also needed when patients leave the hospital. HSHS St. Clare Memorial Hospital offers home health therapy to patients upon discharge in order to further progress their function in their own home setting. The Prevea Therapy Institute offers outpatient therapy services at numerous locations for continued care after the hospital stay, including the Prevea Oconto Falls Health Center which is adjacent to HSHS St. Clare Memorial Hospital.
Occupational therapy helps prepare patients to successfully perform daily activities, such as dressing, cooking, eating, working and exercising. Our highly-skilled occupational therapy team will customize a program to reduce or eliminate your symptoms and pain through:
  • Post-surgery therapy
  • Activities of daily living such as dressing and bathing
  • Range-of-motion and strengthening exercises
The goal of inpatient physical therapy is to restore normal movement and function after a patient undergoes surgery or suffers from an illness or injury. Our dedicated team of licensed physical therapists uses hands-on treatment, exercise and gait training to help you regain independence. Physical therapy helps:
  • Restore normal function and coordination
  • Improve mobility
  • Relieve pain
  • Prevent or limit permanent physical disabilities and patient suffering from injuries or disease
Speech therapy may be involved when your communication, thinking or swallowing has been affected by illness or injury. Our skilled speech therapists are specifically trained to restore, rehabilitate and help patients:
  • Regain speaking, reading and writing abilities
  • Improve a patient's ability to understand what others are saying
  • Improve a patient's thinking, math and memory skills, so they can manage their affairs
  • Improving swallowing skills to a safe level with food and beverages