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Physical and Occupational Therapy

Rehabilitation Services provides complete physical therapy and occupational therapy to people with musculoskeletal problems caused by disease or injury. The musculoskeletal system is the "framework" of the body that includes bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, muscles and nerves.

CCH Rehabilitation Services has an extensive staff of physical and occupational therapists with expertise in post-surgery care for children and adults.

Recovery from an injury or debilitating condition requires hard work and commitment. Our compassionate and experienced rehabilitation staff helps each patient, in a team-oriented atmosphere, reach their goals. Therapists and patients form a partnership and set goals together, working to help the patient function at their highest level, whether at home or work.

A staff of physical therapists, occupational therapists, physical therapy assistants, occupational therapy assistants, speech therapist and certified orthotist use state-of-the-art equipment to help you recover. Specialty areas include:

  • Aquatic therapy in Gillette's only therapeutic swimming pool
  • Body-weight supported gait
  • BTE (Baltimore Therapeutic Exercise) machine
  • Cancer Rehab
  • Cognitive Rehab
  • Geriatric care
  • Hand therapy
  • Kinesiotaping
  • Lymphedema rehabilitation
  • Neurologic Rehab
  • Orthopedics
  • Pediatrics
  • Post-cardiac care
  • Splinting
  • Sports medicine
  • TMJ dysfunction
  • Vestibular rehab
  • Wound care (see below)

Our goal is to schedule new patients within 24 hours, and see all patients within five minutes of their scheduled appointment time.

Sessions are held at:

For scheduling and questions please contact Rehabilitation Services at 307-688-8000.

Wound Care Services

Wound care is generally a reference to management of injuries or treatment provided after non healing wounds or surgeries.

A wound care specialist is a healthcare provider that has advanced training in the treatment of injuries or non-healing wounds. Professionals that provide these services vary by state, in Wyoming it is typically a physical therapist.

This type of care is referred to as conservative care and is different from surgical treatment you would receive from a physician. Wound care specialists help by developing care plans to provide the optimal healing environment for the body. This is done through services such as cleansing, debridement, wound dressings, compression, and education on continued care. These services usually continue until the wound heals or management can be provided effectively and safely at home.

Three common types of wounds that wound specialists treat are skin tears, pressure injuries, and diabetic ulcers.

  • Skin tears occur more often in older adults due to skin becoming more fragile with age. Prevention includes protecting high risk areas with clothing, adequate hydration, and minimizing use of adhesives.
  • Pressure injuries can occur with prolonged contact, moisture, or shearing forces. They are most commonly located on or near the buttocks. Prevention includes frequent repositioning, maintaining clean skin, and good nutrition.
  • Diabetic ulcers most often occur on the bottom of feet. Risk factors include lack of feeling, poor circulation, irritation or trauma, and foot deformities. Prevention includes limiting the previously noted risk factors and always checking daily for skin damage or irritation.

There can be many contributory reasons to wound development. Some common factors include smoking, age, and diabetes. Smoking cessation, exercise, and seeking medical treatment for diabetes can reduce risk of chronic wound development and improve healing for current wounds. For traumatic wounds, evaluation by appropriate medical providers first, such as emergency services personnel, is the best course of action.

For minor or small, non-healing wounds contact your primary care physician or call CCH Rehabilitation Services to speak with one of our wound care specialists.

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