Physical TherapyAt North Valley Hospital, our Physical Therapists are trained to treat inpatients with their biomechanical problems that cause pain or limit function. Latest research has determined that beginning a program immediately after surgery or trauma enables patients to heal faster. The therapists’ goal at North Valley Hospital is to provide patients with that initial treatment for their long-term solutions.

Physical therapists begin improving patient independence through therapeutic exercise, activities, adaptive techniques and the use of special equipment.


Physical Therapy offers:

  • One-on-one patient care
  • Gait training
  • Bed mobility
  • Transfer training
  • Therapeutic exercise
  • Wound care
  • Pre- and post-natal care
  • Pre- and post-surgical care
  • Ultrasound
  • Electrical Stimulation
  • Manual therapy
  • Soft tissue mobilization


Our Physical Therapists utilize the following equipment in providing the care listed above:

  • Ultrasound
  • Electrical stimulation
  • Cryotherapy (ice packs, cups)
  • Hydrocollator (hot packs)
  • Assistive devices


Our therapists also work closely with Occupational Therapy and Speech/Language Therapy to provide each patient with a full recovery, both mentally and physically.


Out-patient Physical Therapy:

North Valley Hospital offers outpatient at the North Valley Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Clinic in Columbia Falls.