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Physical Therapy.

Physical Therapy at St. Luke

Welcome to our Physical Therapy Department and Health and Fitness Center at St. Luke Community Healthcare. Our licensed and experienced physical therapists with a strong passion and care are dedicated to providing our patients with a comprehensive and customized physical therapy service to meet their specific needs and goals. Our therapists will also design a customized Health and Fitness Program to help you reach your desired goals.

The St. Luke Community Healthcare Physical Therapy team will help you get back to feeling great and doing the things you love to do.


Our physical therapy department provides a wide range of services including acute care, extended care, and outpatient care. Our rehabilitation services include the following:


Rehabilitation for pre-and post-surgery, fractures, acute and chronic injuries including sprain, strain, tendonitis, arthritis, sports-related injuries, amputation, and other neuromusculoskeletal injuries and dysfunctions.


Rehabilitation for patient with a neurological disorder or disease including stroke, Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, Alzheimer’s disease, cerebral palsy, spinal cord/brain injury, other neurological disorders and diseases.


Rehabilitation for pediatric population with various congenital, neurological, musculoskeltal, acquired disorders and diseases. Common conditions include developmental delays, spina bifida, torticollis, and cerebral palsy. We also offer Hippotherapy for pediatric population.


Rehabilitation for the elderly population with age related physical impairments including osteoporosis, osteoarthritis, balance problem, incontinence, and cancer.

Cardiovascular and pulmonary

Rehabilitation for patients with heart, lungs, blood vessels disease, disorder or pre-and post-surgery status including coronary heart disease, cardiopulmonary disease, and peripheral artery and venous disease.

Vestibular rehabilitation

Rehabilitation for patient with various vestibular dysfunctions including vertigo/dizziness, post-concussion syndrome, whiplash injury syndrome, and cervical vertigo.


Management of patients with skin related injury and disease including diabetic ulcer, decubitus ulcer, burn, skin tear, cellulitis, and pathological conditions.

Other specialized services include:

  • Women’s health for pregnancy and the post-partum related musculoskeletal conditions
  • Industrial Medicine for pre-employment and work screenings, ergonomics
  • Edema rehabilitation for mastectomy/lumpectomy, radiation therapy, and peripheral vascular surgery
  • Pedorthics for treating foot pain and dysfunctions with custom built arch orthotics and other supports and for enhancing your daily function and even sport performance

We also offer a Health and Fitness Program to help patients achieve a healthier and more active lifestyle at our facility. All of our patients receive a free month of health and fitness after their last therapy session!

Physical therapy interventions commonly provided by your therapist include, but not limited to the following.

Therapeutic ExerciseIt includes a broad range of specific exercises for your conditions.

  • Strength, power and endurance training
  • Range of motion exercises
  • Flexibility exercises
  • Body mechanics and postural stabilization
  • Balance, coordination, and agility exercises
  • Relaxation exercises
  • Aerobic/endurance exercises

Therapeutic Activity

It includes various static and dynamic functional activities to develop and restore specific activities of daily living (ADL), your occupation, or recreational activity.

  • ADL/IADL training (Personal hygiene, dressing/undressing, feeding, transfers, ambulation, house work, meal preparation, shopping for grocery, etc)
  • Functional training
  • Barrier accommodations or movement modifications (Negotiating stairs)
  • Assistive and adaptive devices/equipments training (Fitting crutches, walker, canes, etc)
  • Injury prevention
  • Ergonomic training

Therapeutic modality

It includes a utilization of various forms of energy that are applied to tissues to promote a proper tissue healing, to minimize pain, swelling, and inflammation, to enhance muscle function, or inhibit unwanted muscle activation, and to promote soft tissues
and joint functions.

  • Cryotherapy (Cold pack, ice massage)
  • Thermotherapy (Moist hot pack, paraffin baths, infrared heat ramp,diathermy)
  • Hydrotherapy (Whirlpool)
  • Light therapy (Ultraviolet)
  • Sound therapy (Ultrasound, phonophoresis)
  • Electrotherapeutic (Iontophoresis, electrical stimulations)
  • Mechanical therapy (Traction units, tilt table, taping, compression garments)

Neuromuscular re-education

It includes various forms of physical movements and activities to enhance your posture, balance, reaction time, coordination, and your ability to sense your movement and position (proprioception). It is intended to re-educate your brain and nerves to create an automatic neural stimulus/response for appropriate movements.

  • Manual facilitation/inhibition techniques
  • Electrical stimulations
  • Repetitive balance and movement exercises

Manual Therapy

It includes various treatments performed by your therapist.

  • Soft tissue mobilization
  • Instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization
  • Dry needling
  • Cupping
  • Joint mobilization
  • Joint/Spinal manipulation
  • Muscle Energy Technique (MET)
  • Jones strain counter-strain (SCS)
  • Positional release technique
  • Myofascial Release
  • Stanley Paris techniques
  • Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy (MDT): McKenzie techniques
  • Manual traction
  • Manual lymphatic drainage, Complete Decongestive Therapy (CDT)

Gait training

Your therapist will evaluate your gait pattern to detect any abnormalities and correct them to ensure your safety and efficiency of your gait.

  • Stepping training
  • Treadmill training
  • Ground gait training with or without an appropriate assistive and protective device

Patient Education

Your physical therapist will provide you with various information that you will benefit to improve your specific condition and to minimize a risk of other complications associated with your conditions.

  • Home Exercise Program
  • Postural and biomechanical education
  • Activity modification or accommodation
  • Information about your current condition
  • Informative explanation of healthy behavior and lifestyle to promote your recovery

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107 6th Ave SW
Ronan, MT 59864
(406) 528-5234

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107 Ridgewater Drive
Polson, MT 59860
(406) 883-2666

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