Scotland County Hospital Therapy Services Team is your quality choice for rehabilitative care & services in Northeast Missouri.
Making a commitment to be physically active is one of the best ways families just like yours can prevent or combat obesity and its consequences.
Our therapy team is here to assist you or your loved ones in regaining function when recovering from an injury, surgery, or disability.
Offering Physical, Occupational, & Speech therapy our team can treat a multitude of problems from sports injuries to strokes using skills learned in school through clinical practice & continued education.
Equally important the Scotland County Hospital Therapy Team enjoys helping people of all ages and abilities to establish life-long patterns of physical activity.
The SCH Therapy Team believes that a commitment to be physically active is one of the best ways families can prevent or combat obesity and its consequences.
Physical therapists support the Department of Health and Human Services’ Physical Activity Guidelines, which states:
- Children should get 1 hour or more of physical activity a day.
- Adults should do 2 hours and 30 minutes a week of moderate-intensity, or 1 hour and 15 minutes a week of vigorous-intensity aerobic physical activity.
The Scotland County Hospital Therapists’ extensive knowledge of pre-existing conditions (such as type 2 diabetes and obesity) allows them to be key members of the Diabetes & Obesity Center Team at Memphis Medical Services helping people of all ages and abilities establish life-long patterns of physical activity.
Physical therapists can devise safe exercise programs that reduce pain, restore flexibility, and increase strength and cardiovascular endurance.
For people with type 2 diabetes, they can design and supervise exercise programs that reduce the need for medications, lower the risk of heart disease and stroke, and help manage glucose levels, among other benefits.
The following tips were designed by physical therapists to help families stay active and incorporate physical activities into their daily lives:
“Smart Moves” for Families
Therapy Services at Scotland County Hospital . . . We Love Kids!
- Plan weekend family activities involving physical activity, such as hiking, swimming, bicycling, mini-golf, tennis, or bowling.
- Help your child plan physical activities with friends and neighbors, such as skating or softball.
- Have your kids brainstorm a “rainy day” game plan of indoor activities involving fitness games such as Wii Fit or Dance Dance Revolution.
- Remember that your family does not need to join a health club or buy fancy equipment to be active. Walking isn’t costly and it’s easy. So is designing a backyard obstacle course. Weights can be made from soda or detergent bottles filled with sand or water!
- Provide positive rewards for your child when he or she engages in physical activities, such as workout clothes, a new basketball, or an evening of roller-skating.
- Provide positive feedback about your child’s lifestyle changes. Remember not to focus on the scale (for you or your child).
- Be your child’s “exercise buddy.” Plan daily walks or bike rides and set goals together for increasing physical activity rather than for losing weight. It’s also great “bonding” time!
- As you schedule your child’s extracurricular activities, remember to plan time for exercise and activity as a priority for the entire family. Don’t just “squeeze it in.”
- Encourage children to try individualized sports such as tennis and swimming. Studies show such activities are the basis of lifelong fitness habits.
- Parents and children can do exercises while watching television (or at least during commercials), such as sit-ups, push-ups, or running in place.
The Scotland County Hospital Therapy Services wants to encourage you to look to them for help with ALL your therapy services needs.
Just contact your family physician and your doctor can refer you to the Scotland County Hospital Therapy Services Department.
Supervisor: Meagan Weber, DPT, Rockhurst University - Kansas City, MO; athletic training, sports rehab
Carrie Hamner, PT, Assistant Supervisor, Maryville University - St. Louis; womens health, myokinesthetic release, wound care certified, extensive experience with out-patient orthopeadic practice & general rural practice
Jennifer McMinn, OTR/L, PTA, Belmont University - Nashville, TN, Indian Hills Community College - Ottumwa; womens health, wound care certified, extensive experience with general rural practice, also experience in hand therapy
Kerri Shirkey, PTA - Indian Hills Community College - Ottumwa; lymphedema certified, pilates on the ball, speed & agility training
Kendra Schlatter, PTA- Indian Hills Community College- Ottumwa
Katie Tuck, OTR/L University of Missouri, specializes in stroke rehab, home health, and geriatric care.
Ali Fromm, CCC-SLP, University of Central Missouri, Specializes in pediatric speech therapy
Trinity Davis, CCC-SLP, Truman State University