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Restoring function, improving mobility, relieving pain and limiting physical dysfunction

Our Physical Therapists use the latest treatments and therapies to help patients return to life in they way they want to live it.

About Our Physical Therapy

Physical Therapists help patients reduce pain and improve or restore mobility, also teaching patients how to prevent or manage their condition so they will achieve long-term health benefits.

Our Physical Therapists provide care for people in a variety of settings, including inpatient care at Olathe Medical Center and Miami County Medical Center, at our multiple outpatient locations in Johnson and Miami counties (see list below), and our home healthcare services in Johnson and Miami counties. Our therapists will work to provide the best individualized therapy plan possible for each patient and collaborate with your healthcare providers.

Common conditions that may require Physical Therapy are:

  • Back and neck pain
  • Sprains and strains to the lower extremities and shoulders
  • After surgical procedures
  • Stroke rehabilitation, head injury and spinal cord injury
  • Balance and gait disorders
  • Decreased range of motion and strength
  • New and chronic musculoskeletal pain
  • Neurological diseases
  • Lymphedema and other swelling conditions
  • Wounds and burns
  • Pelvic pain and/or incontinence
  • Conditions that limit mobility

Specialty Rehabilitation Programs

  • Aquatic Physical Therapy includes—but is not limited to—treatment, rehabilitation, prevention, health, wellness and fitness of patient populations in an aquatic environment with or without the use of assistive, adaptive, orthotic, protective, or supportive devices and equipment.

    Our specially-trained Physical Therapists from Olathe Health Rehabilitation Services - Paola use the pool at Miami County Medical Center to provide special interventions for patients across the age span with musculoskeletal, neuromuscular, cardiovascular/pulmonary, and integumentary diseases, disorders, or conditions.

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  • Bone health is important at every stage of life. As the human body ages, our bones can grow weak if we do not take proactive steps to keep them healthy.

    Olathe Medical Center's Rehabilitation Services department has a Physical Therapist certified in the Meeks Method, a program designed to prevent, slow down or reverse the change in posture that can occur as people age due to poor bone health

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  • CranioSacral Therapy (CST) is a gentle, hands-on approach that releases tensions deep in the body to relieve pain and dysfunction and improve whole-body health and performance. This therapy can be used to alleviate pain associated with a number of conditions. Our therapists at Olathe Health Rehabilitation Services - Paola have advanced training in CranioSacral Therapy.

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  • Dry needling is a treatment offered by specially-trained Physical Therapists that uses a thin filiform needle to penetrate the skin and stimulate underlying muscle trigger points. This is intended to decrease muscle and joint pain and improve range of motion and muscle function. Dry Needling can be used to a variety of problems including, but not limited to, neck, back, shoulder arm, low back, buttock and leg pain (sciatica, hamstring and calf strains)

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  • The Golfing SMARTĀ® program offered through Olathe Health Rehabilitation Services - Gardner is designed to meet the needs of golfers of all ages and performance levels.

    Our Physical Therapists are certified through the Titleist Performance Institute and work with golfers to develop a personalized plan to improve golfing mechanics and decrease overall risk of injury.

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  • The Olathe Health Rehabilitation Services Department offers the LSVT BIG and LOUD program with the focus on improvement of movement and voice in patients with Parkinson’s disease. There are LSVT-certified therapists in each discipline of Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy and Speech Therapy within Olathe Health.

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  • Lymphedema is an abnormal accumulation of protein-rich fluid causing swelling (edema). Our specially-certified therapists provide treatment for patients with Lymphedema, including skin care and therapeutic exercises.

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  • Manual Therapy is the use of skilled hand movements intended to produce any or all of the following effects: improve tissue extensibility; increase range of motion of the joint complex; mobilize or manipulate soft tissues and joints; induce relaxation; change muscle function; modulate pain; and reduce soft tissue swelling, inflammation or movement restriction.

    Our Certified Manual Therapists focus their attention on the diagnosis and assessment of each joint as well as the soft tissue which it surrounds.

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  • Olathe Health offers a multidisciplinary approach to Pediatric Therapy for children of all ages.

    Our Physical and Occupational Therapists and Speech Language Pathologists have experience in orthopedics and neurological conditions with a pediatric population. Our therapists works with the child to create an environment of care that is fun and therapeutic and meets their goals personally and developmentally.

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  • This unique program specializes in the evaluation and treatment of common physical impairments experienced by men and women. Our Physical Therapists have advanced training in the areas of pelvic/spine, bowel/bladder and orthopedic rehabilitation for the male and female populations, as well as treatment of pregnancy/postpartum and musculoskeletal issues.

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  • The Running SMART® program, offered through Olathe Health Rehabilitation Services, is designed to meet the needs of runners of all ages and performance levels.

    Our Physical Therapists work with runners to develop a personalized plan to improve running mechanics and decrease overall risk of injury.

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  • Our Sports Clinical Specialists are specially-trained Physical Therapists who provide evaluation and treatment of all sports-related and musculoskeletal injuries.

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  • Our certified Vestibular Physical Therapists evaluate and treat patients with vertigo, balance and movement-related dizziness. Vestibular rehabilitation patients are provided with appropriate habituation exercises, balance retraining and positional maneuvers to allow them to manage and control their symptoms.

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Pediatric Therapy for Children of All Ages

Our Physical and Occupational Therapists and Speech Language Pathologists offer a multidisciplinary approach to Pediatric Therapy.

Our therapists and pathologists have experience in orthopedics and neurological conditions in the pediatric population.

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Physical Therapy Locations by County

Johnson County

Miami County

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