When illness or injury make doing the things you love difficult, North Mississippi Medical Center can help. Our rehabilitation services can help you move better, feel better and live better.

Occupational Therapy

Occupational therapy helps people with temporary or permanent loss of function regain independence and quality of life. Occupational therapists help those with physical, developmental or emotional challenges perform daily activities. They also recommend ways to adapt your environment so you can be as independent as possible. Occupational therapists help patients with skills from eating, bathing and dressing to using a computer, getting in and out of the car, or doing household chores.

Physical Therapy

Physical therapists help you build strength, stability and endurance, increase range of motion and improve balance and mobility. Physical therapy uses therapeutic exercise, various therapies (such as ice, heat, massage or ultrasound) and hands-on techniques that ease pain and improve posture, strength, endurance, balance, coordination and joint mobility.

Speech Therapy

Speech-language therapists help with everything from swallowing difficulties to memory deficits, voice dysfunction, oral motor skills and language barriers. They help improve your ability to express yourself and understand others. If full recovery is not possible, therapists help patients and family members learn compensatory techniques.

Therapy Locations

NMMC offers rehabilitation services during a hospital stay, through Home Health or at one of our convenient outpatient locations:

Acute Therapy

During a hospital stay, therapists help patients rehabilitate after orthopedic injury/trauma, neurological injury (stroke, spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury and other degenerative neurological pathologies) and vascular procedures. Therapists also provide wound care and help patients rebound from general deconditioning.

Rehabilitation Institute

When an injury or illness requires additional time in the hospital to focus on recovery, NMMC's Rehabilitation Institute helps you strengthen physical, cognitive, psychological, social and vocational abilities during a hospital stay.

Swing Bed & Nursing Homes

We offer physical, occupational and speech therapy for Swing Bed patients at NMMC hospitals in Eupora, Iuka, Pontotoc and West Point, Miss., and Hamilton, Ala. We offer rehabilitation services at NMMC nursing homes in Baldwyn, Eupora and Pontotoc, Miss., and Hamilton, Ala.

Home Health Therapy

Home Health provides physical, occupational and speech therapy in the comfort of your home. We can help you regain independence in the general activities of daily living (household tasks, bathing, dressing, etc.) and prevent falls or further injury. We can also recommend assistive devices or medical equipment.

Outpatient Therapy

NMMC outpatient therapists develop a treatment plan to help you achieve your specific goals. Therapists use their experience and expertise along with the latest equipment to help you optimize recovery with therapy appointments that fit your schedule.

Referral from a health care provider is required for all rehabilitation services.

For More Information

For more information about rehabilitation services throughout NMMC, call the facility nearest you or 1-800-THE-DESK (1-800-843-3375)