Physical Performance Center
Norman Regional offers advanced, specialized rehabilitation services in the Physical Performance Center, which is conveniently located east of Interstate 35. Treatment is based on our staff’s proven philosophy that helping patients help themselves promote a faster, more complete recovery. Patients are seen by physician referral and we work closely with physicians to ensure everyone’s involvement with the program and to help patients recover quickly.
Get Back to Living Life
Physical therapy intervention focuses on posture, mobility, strength, endurance, cardiopulmonary function, balance, coordination, joint mobility, flexibility, pain control and activities of daily living. Mobility training may include the use of orthotic, prosthetic or assistive devices. Our therapist focus on exercise, neuromuscular reeducation and manual therapy to help you reach your goals. Therapists may also use modalities such as heat/cold therapy, ultrasound and electrical stimulation sound to name a few. Education is an important part of each treatment plan. Many of our therapist have specialties in treating disorders to include vestibular, lymphedema, pelvic floor and dry needling.
Our serves include:
- Orthopedic and spine rehabilitation: Treatment includes post-injury care and pre- and post-surgical rehabilitation.
- Sports rehabilitation: Our therapists provide preventive and post-injury care for recreational and competitive athletes.
- Stroke rehab
- Pelvic Floor/Women’s health
- Vestibular Rehab and fall prevention
- Dry needling
- Aquatic therapy
- Pediatric for developmental delay
- Parkinson’s Program PWR! UP
- Headaches and Migraines
- Postural issues
Our center boasts a 40-by-20-foot saltwater pool for exercise that’s easier on the body, allowing for a quicker return to activity without overstressing healing tissues. The graded pressure from deeper to shallower water also helps blood flow to reduce swelling. Patients with back pain, fibromyalgia, arthritis and injuries benefit from aquatic therapy. After completing the initial program, you can participate in our monthly pool membership program and/or try an instructor-led aquatic arthritis class two or three days per week for improving strength, endurance, and joint mobility.
Dry Needling (DN) is a form of therapy in which fine needles are inserted into myofascial trigger points (painful knots in muscles), tendons, ligaments, or near nerves in order to stimulate a healing response in painful musculoskeletal conditions. Dry Needling can also be coupled with electrical current to further reduce pain for patients with appropriate conditions.
What is Dry Needling Effective For?
Evidence has shown dry needling can significantly decrease:
- Low-Back Pain
- Neck Pain
- TMJ (Jaw) Dysfunction
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Shoulder impingement
- Elbow pain (such as Tennis elbow)
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Shin Splints
- Knee Pain
- Post-surgical scar tissue pain
How is DN different from acupuncture?
- Dry Needling is research and evidence-based practice
- Dry Needling is a modern, anatomy-based intervention for musculoskeletal pain and dysfunction
Occupational therapy maximizes independence for people with physical limitations and helps prevent further disability. Our therapists will work with you on activities of daily living, improving functional use of the arm and hand, creating and fitting orthotics/splints and teaching you how to use adaptive equipment. We offer a variety of different services listed below:
- Functional capacity evaluations
- Parkinson’s Program PWR! UP
- Stroke rehab
- Concussion management
- Joint protection (e.g., for arthritic joints)
- Pain management, acute and chronic
- Pediatric for developmental delay and fine motor skills
Both of our Outpatient Rehabilitation locations employ certified hand therapists. A certified hand therapist is experienced in the treatment of hand and upper-extremity dysfunction resulting from arthritis, injury or cumulative trauma. Hand therapists have extensive knowledge in orthotics fabrication for a variety of diagnoses, creating orthotics — or splints — for post-op surgical protection or immobilization, correction of injury or deformity, and conservative management of common upper extremity syndromes. Hand Therapy can help with:
- Crush injuries to arm and hand
- Fractures to bones in arm, elbow, wrist and hand
- Nerve injury, compression or laceration such as carpal tunnel syndrome
- Soft tissue injuries ie sprains/strains and tendonitis
Speech/language pathologists work with clients of all ages. Our therapist assess, diagnose and treat communication and swallowing disorders in both children and adults. Some of these conditions include:
- Infant feeding aversions
- Developmental delay
- Dysphagia (swallowing disorder)
- Speech/language disorders
- Motor speech disorders
- Voice disorders
- Cognitive impairments (memory, attention, problem solving)
- Parkinson’s SPEAK OUT!
- VitalStim® therapy is available for the treatment of swallowing disorders secondary to stroke or other neurological conditions as well as from cancer and radiation treatment.
Our therapists provide preventive and post-injury care for recreational and competitive athletes. Acute injury care with a progressive strengthening and conditioning program is specifically designed to get the athlete back to the game as quickly and safely as possible while decreasing the risk of future injury.
Visits can be provided through telehealth for PT, OT and Speech therapy if approved by your insurance carrier or if done through private pay.
Parkinson’s Program- SPEAK OUT! and PWR! UP
Norman Regional Health System is pleased to offer a two-part speech therapy program to help individuals with Parkinson’s regain and maintain effective communication: SPEAK OUT!® followed by The LOUD Crowd®.
SPEAK OUT!® places emphasis on speaking with intent and converting speech from an automatic function to an intentional act. Together, patients and their speech-language pathologist work through a series of speech, voice, and cognitive exercises outlined in a SPEAK OUT!® Workbook.
Upon completion of SPEAK OUT!®, patients transition to The LOUD Crowd®. This maintenance program consists of weekly group sessions led by a speech-language pathologist. The SPEAK OUT!® exercises are performed, and group members provide support, encouragement, and accountability to one another.
Participation in The LOUD Crowd®, along with daily home practice and six-month re-evaluations, has been shown to help patients maintain their communication skills throughout the progression of Parkinson’s. For more information about SPEAK OUT!® and The LOUD Crowd® or to schedule a speech evaluation, please call us at 405-447-1571.
Norman Regional Health System is pleased to offer a two-part physical/occupational therapy program to help individuals with Parkinson’s regain and maintain motor function. PWR! UP® followed by a community PWR! UP® or Rock Steady boxing class at The Health Club.
PWR! UP® places emphasis on everyday movements and involves large whole body motions with intent and converting movements from an automatic function to an intentional act. Together, patients and their therapist will work through a series of exercises to improve motor function.
- Medicaid/Sooner Care
- Private Insurance
- Workers Compensation
- Private Pay / MD Save
724 24th Ave. N.W., Suite 100
Norman, OK 73069