Patient Guidebook for Joint Replacement

Physical Therapy

Our team of physical therapists (PTs) and physical therapist assistants (PTAs) can help reduce pain and improve and restore mobility in our patients. We use a variety of techniques to actively reduce pain and improve a person’s ability to move around the home and community safely. We also offer specialty services, including pool therapy, management of leg/arm swelling and treatment to help manage dizziness. We will work as a team—with you, your family and your physician—to build a plan that best suits your lifestyle and support system.

Occupational Therapy

At Cheyenne Regional, our outpatient occupational therapists (OTs) are certified hand therapists that specialize in treating the following upper-extremity injuries: fractures, trauma care, tendon and nerve injuries, repetitive motion injuries and pain diagnoses. They incorporate a variety of techniques, including therapeutic exercise, physical agent modalities (ultrasound, e-stim, hot / cold), manual therapy techniques and custom braces for the arm and hand.

The goal of occupational therapy (OT) is to return a patient to independent occupational performance whether it is for basic self-care activities or return to work duties.

Our hand therapists have more than 20 years of patient care experience in treating shoulder, elbow, wrist and hand injuries. They are the only two certified hand therapists in Cheyenne.

Speech-Language Pathology

In a medical setting, Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) primarily addresses problems with swallowing, voice, cognition (thinking skills) and speech. Our therapists work with people who have had strokes, neurological disorders, dementia, head injuries (including concussions) and other conditions. Speech and cognitive evaluations are provided to assess the patient’s condition and determine the best course of treatment. The speech therapists help patients and their family members better understand the situation at-hand, and educate them about how they can more effectively communicate with their loved ones.

Appointment Preparation

You’ll want to come prepared to your first appointment.

  • Please bring your insurance card, photo identification (example: driver’s license) and a list of any prescription medications you’re currently taking.
  • Arrive wearing comfortable clothing (or bring a pair of clothes to change into). You’ll want to wear garments that will allow us to easily access the part(s) of your body that are being treated.