Therapy Services

Dr. Robert Cox Memorial Therapy Services

Whether you need occupational, physical or speech therapy, the Culbertson Therapy Services Team can meet your needs. The goal of the Therapy Services is to help each patient achieve their full functional potential. This goal is achieved by performing an initial evaluation that will help our staff develop goals and a treatment plan that is specific to each individual client. All three components of therapy treat patients of all ages and with all levels of injury, illness, or disability.

The outpatient therapy department is located on the corner of Monroe and Madison streets, in the Dr. Robert E. Cox Memorial Therapy Clinic. We also serve the acute and swing bed patients in the hospital.  Culbertson Therapy Services has a satellite clinic in Beardstown, in the Heritage Health building, on St. Lukes Dr.  Please call the main office at 217-322-5286 to schedule all appointments. Our office hours are 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Monday – Friday.

In order to qualify for therapy services, you need to have a current prescription from a licensed medical provider, and be aware of what therapy coverage your health insurance offers.

Physical Therapy

Physical Therapy, PT, is a healthcare profession which is concerned with identifying and maximizing quality of life and movement potential within the spheres of promotion, prevention, diagnosis, treatment/intervention and rehabilitation.

 Physical therapy is performed by physical therapists, who diagnose and treat individuals of all ages, from newborns to the very oldest, who have medical problems or other health-related conditions, illnesses, or injuries that limit their abilities to move and perform functional activities as well as they would like in their daily lives.

PT treatments commonly include:

  • Instruction and education for exercise
  • Manual therapy
  • Education on posture, ergonomics and body awareness
  • Manipulation
  • Modalities
    • Heat
    • Ice
    • Electrotherapy
    • Traction
    • Therapeutic ultrasound

In addition, PT’s work with individuals to prevent the loss of mobility before it occurs by developing fitness and wellness-oriented programs for healthier and more active lifestyles. They provide services to individuals and populations to develop maintain and restore maximum movement and functional ability throughout the lifespan. Physical Therapy at Culbertson Memorial Hospital has many specialties including:

  • Geriatrics
  • Neurological
  • Orthopedic
  • Pediatrics

Occupational Therapy

Occupational Therapists, OT, evaluate and treat patients of all ages with physical, sensory or cognitive dysfunctions which affect their ability to function in their daily lives. Occupational Therapy can help a gardener grip the handle of a shovel or help a child improve coordination for handwriting.

Specializing in:

  • Elbow, hand, and wrist injuries
  • Coordination Problems
  • Strokes
  • Chronic Conditions affecting everyday independence
  • Self Care Activities:
    • Dressing
    • Bathing
    • Preparing Meals
    • Work Related Activities
  • Pediatric Occupational Therapy
  • Meeting Developmental Milestones
  • Play
  • Social Activities
  • Self Care Activities
  • Sensory Dysfunction

Speech Therapy

Speech therapy evaluates and treats people with swallowing, speech and language, and cognitive deficits affecting safe eating, drinking, communication and safety. They also focus on improving or restoring communication and swallowing abilities caused by injury, disease, aging, or developmental delay. A speech patient may have difficulty understanding what is said or may be unable to find the words they want to say. Speech therapy evaluates and treats adults and children of all ages.

Specializing in:

  • Voice Disorders
  • Language Delays
  • Childhood articulation disorders
  • Communication Disorders
  • Feeding problems both adult and pediatric
  • Stuttering
  • Cognitive Impairment
  • Oral Motor Skills for Swallowing and Respiratory problems
  • Video Fluoroscopy  Swallow Study
  • Vital Stim treatment for swallowing disorders
  • Augmentative and assistive communication evaluations