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Welcome to Mississippi County Hospital System Physical Therapy. MCHS realizes you have a choice in providers for your physical therapy care and we are confident our clinicians will assess, diagnosis and treat your pain, putting you on the road to recovery! Physical Therapy services are provided to Mississippi County through Great River Medical Center and SMC Regional Medical Center in an In-patient and Out-patient experience. We are very excited to help you along your way to a healthier you.

What is Physical Therapy?

Physical therapy helps restore function, improve mobility, relieve pain and prevent or limit permanent disabilities. "Our goal is to improve movement and thus make life easier. Movement is a key to optimal living and quality of life for all ages", Connie Wilson, P.T., Physical Therapy Director. The MCHS Physical Therapy staff is dedicated to providing the very best experience for our clients. Physical therapy promotes overall fitness and health.

MCHS Physical Therapy facilities:

MCHS operates physical therapy departments at both Great River Medical Center, Blytheville and SMC Regional Medical Center, Osceola. MCHS PT accepts all major insurance and will work with clients to accommodate all payment arrangements. Physical Therapy services are provided both In-patient and Out-patient. As part of physical therapy, the department utilizes a multitude of machines and techniques. Mechanical traction, ultrasound for therapeutic use, electric stimulation, interferential for pain, also for edema and rehab, iontophoresis for inflammation and moist hot packs and cold packs. Manual techniques for massage by licensed staff are all part of anyone's recovery. Services our clients experience include (but are not limited to)

Manual Therapy
Orthopedic Sports Rehab
Postural Deviations
Vestibular Rehab
Pain, Chronic and Acute
Stroke Therapy
Neurological Conditions
Total Joint Replacement
Recovery Education and Prevention
Sports Injury
Work & Industry Injury and Prevention
Pre/Post Surgical

Our Team:

The department staff consists of licensed Physical Therapist, Physical Therapist Assistants and an Administrative clerk to assist with insurance and scheduling. Your physical therapy department director, Connie Wilson, P.T. has been providing excellent service since 1981. Her staff flexes between the two facilities but in her department patients will have one-on-one interaction with a physical therapist, physical therapist assistant, scheduling and admission. The MCHS family of clinical care has over 45 years' of professional experience.

What to Expect

Clients will need to register at Out Patient Registration upon their first visit. Every visit following, clients may come directly to the physical therapy department. Sandra Swain (PT Administrative Clerk) will provide the clients with their patient information sheets to be completed by client. Sandra will have already completed insurance verification and will have those details in the chart for the PT clinician to discuss with the client and arrange a plan of care to include number of visits to best address the diagnosis. Sandra Swain is responsible for all appointment scheduling.

When to arrive

On average, a client's first visit last about an hour. We typically ask clients to arrive 15 minutes early to register, complete paperwork and/or change clothes.

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What to bring

On your first visit, you will need to bring your ID or driver's license, insurance cards and your co-payment (if applicable). If desired, you may bring a change of clothes.

How it works

During your first visit, your physical therapist will do an initial evaluation and discuss your plan of care. The therapist uses this information to set goals for your continued treatment. Physical therapy goals may include improved movement, strength, endurance and flexibility, as well as decreased pain. Your subsequent visits will focus on treatment that is based on your diagnosis and individualized goals.

To our patients, we commit to provide the most effective, clinically superior physical therapy humanly possible. The measure of our success will be found in the trust we build and in the hearts of those we heal.

Contact Us

Great River Medical Center Physical Therapy (Blytheville) 870-838-7307

SMC Regional Medical Center Physical Therapy (Osceola) 870-563-7237


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