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Patricia Neal Therapy Services

Roane Medical Center – Patricia Neal Outpatient CenterRoane Medical Center provides quality and convenient therapy services. We’re the only hospital-based therapy center in the area. Our team of licensed therapists specialize in many different  therapy services for both inpatients and outpatients.

Whether you’re recovering  from the effects of a stroke, joint replacement surgery, a sports injury or helping your child overcome speech impairments, one of our highly trained therapists will work with you to develop a program that will meet your needs.

The staff of the PNOC at Roane Medical Center.
The staff of the PNOC at Roane Medical Center.

Roane Medical Center offers outpatient therapy services through Patricia Neal Outpatient Therapy Center. Conveniently located in the Professional Office Building adjacent to Roane Medical Center, PNOC treats patients for a variety of conditions including stroke, fractures, shoulder injuries, joint replacements, arthritis, back and neck pain, and more.


Aquatic Therapy

Roane Medical Center therapy poolThe pool is a special tool created to assist patients who can not tolerate the level of physical therapy they need on land. It features a lift chair to safely move patients into the water, a bench for seated exercise, a six-foot well for deep water therapy, and an underwater treadmill. Aquatic therapy uses water to take up to 75-percent of a patient’s body weight off the physical therapy process.

Reasons for Referrals

  • Musculoskeletal problems (joint pain, strain, sprain, dislocation or fracture)
  • Total hip or knee replacement
  • ACL reconstruction
  • Rotator cuff repair
  • Muscular weakness or fatigue
  • Difficulty walking
  • Patient and family education
  • Vestibular disorders
  • Arthritis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Amputation
  • Balance and coordination training
  • Assistance with walking (canes, crutches, walkers)
  • Neurological conditions (stroke, head injury, Parkinson’s disease, Multiple Sclerosis, etc.)

LSVT BIG & LOUD Therapy

Virtually every person with Parkinson’s disease will have problems with physical movement and their speech that start early in the disease process. Over time, these problems can progressively diminish their quality of life if not treated properly. The Patricia Neal Outpatient Center offers the LSVT (Lee Silverman Voice Training) LOUD and LSVT BIG programs to improve movement and range of motion, improve vocal loudness and speech intelligibility, increase facial expression, and improve confidence. Click here to learn more about our LSVT BIG and LOUD program.


Lymphedema Therapy

Lymphedema is prolonged swelling that may either be caused by trauma to the lymphatic system (surgery, radiation, injury, infection) or due to malformation of the lymph system. The swelling progresses slowly, and if untreated can lead to other problems such as skin changes, skin breakdown, and infection. Also, there may be a loss of motion and strength, making normal activity more difficult.

Treatment

The Certified Lymphedema Therapists at the Patricia Neal Outpatient Center perform individualized treatment based on each patient’s medical history and their needs and goals. Treatment consists of Complete Decongestive Therapy (CDT) which includes four major components:

  • Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD): A gentle manual technique applied to the skin to help stimulate the lymphatic system and move the fluid out of the affected area.
  • Compression Therapy: Application of short-stretch compression bandages, and later compression garments, to reduce the swelling and prevent re-accumulation of fluid into the swollen limb.
  • Gentle exercise to reduce swelling and improve motion and strength.
  • Skin care to prevent skin breakdown and infections.

Physical Therapy

Our staff are certified in a variety of specialty areas, including McKenzie and vestibular therapies. Therapists work one-on-one with patients and their families to improve quality of life through individualized treatment programs.

Benefits include:

  • Decreasing pain
  • Slowing progression of disease and disability
  • Restoring independence
  • Promoting overall health and fitness

Reasons for Referrals

  • Musculoskeletal problems (joint pain, strain, sprain, dislocation or fracture)
  • Total hip or knee replacement
  • ACL reconstruction
  • Rotator cuff repair
  • Muscular weakness or fatigue
  • Difficulty walking
  • Patient and family education
  • Vestibular disorders
  • Arthritis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Amputation
  • Balance and coordination training
  • Assistance with walking (canes, crutches, walkers)
  • Neurological conditions (stroke, head injury, Parkinson’s disease, Multiple Sclerosis, etc.)
  • Lymphedema

Occupational Therapy

Our staff works one-on-one with patients and their families to improve quality of life through individualized treatment programs. We also have Roane County’s only occupational therapist holding dual certification in Hand Therapy and Ergoscience Functional Capacity Evaluations.

Occupational therapy is an integral part in the successful treatment of individuals experiencing difficulty functioning in daily life due to injury or illness.

Treatment programs include:

  • Activities of daily living training
  • Adult neurological rehabilitation
  • Certified Hand Therapy
  • Functional Capacity Evaluation
  • Work Site Ergonomic Evaluation
  • Static and dynamic custom hand splints
  • Modalities
  • Low vision adaptation training
  • Industrial Rehabilitation
  • Spasticity and Contracture Management

Reasons for Referrals

Neurological Diagnoses:

  • Cerebrovascular accident
  • Complex regional pain syndrome
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Peripheral neuropathies
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Traumatic brain injury

Orthopedic Diagnoses:

  • Acute edema management Arthritis
  • Crush Injuries
  • Dupuytren’s contracture
  • UE Fractures
  • Tendon or nerve laceration/repair
  • Post-operative wound care
  • Cumulative trauma disorders of the upper extremity

Speech Therapy

Modified Barium Swallow Studies and Vital Stim Therapy (electrical stimulation for swallowing disorders provided by a certified therapist) are available for patients with dysphagia.

Appropriate conditions to refer to speech therapy:

  • Dysphagia
  • Receptive and Expressive Aphasia
  • Apraxia (oral and verbal)
  • Dysarthria
  • Cognitive Impairment
  • Voice Disorders
  • Laryngectomy
  • Pre-Radiation or Pre-surgery consults for head/neck cancer patients
  • Articulation Disorders
  • Developmental speech/language disorders or delays
  • Myofunctional Swallowing Disorders (tongue thrust)

Medical Diagnoses may include, but not be limited to:

  • CVA/TIA
  • Head Injury
  • Head/Neck/Brain Cancer
  • Progressive Neurological Diseases (Parkinsons, ALS, MS, etc)
  • Vocal Nodules/Polyps
  • Vocal Misuse Oral or Pharyngeal Dysphagia Genetic Disorders Developmental Delay

Referral Process

A physician’s referral is necessary for treatment. Most private health insurance, as well as TennCare and Medicare are accepted. The staff at the Patricia Neal Outpatient Center will provide assistance with the referral process.


Contact Information and Hours

Patricia Neal Outpatient Center is in the lower level of the Professional Office Building at Roane Medical Center.

8045 Roane Medical Center Drive
Harriman, TN 37748
(865) 316-2950

Hours:
Monday – Friday
8 a.m. – 6 p.m.