The Raymond W. Bliss Army Health Center (RWBAHC) Physical Therapy (PT) Clinic provides comprehensive post-operative, acute, and chronic management for a wide variety of musculoskeletal conditions to active duty (AD) service members. Our goal is to provide world-class patient-centered care, to optimize performance and maximize functional outcomes assisting each client. Physical Therapy is a referral based service requiring a referral from a credentialed provider in order to book an appointment.
PT care typically includes:
- An individualized specialty evaluation
- Addressing functional impairments and/or musculoskeletal conditions that will be used to determine the clients’ treatment goals
- Developing an individual treatment plan for each client to improve performance and to achieve treatment goals
- An outcomes-based re-evaluation to modify the treatment plan and ensure goals are being met.
A referral from your PCM is required to schedule an appointment in the main PT clinic at RWBAHC. If you have been referred and given an appointment, make sure you arrive 15 minutes early. If you can’t make it, please be sure to call and cancel or re-schedule. Do NOT just “no-show” as that also does not allow us to see additional patients.
Musculoskeletal evaluation, intervention, and rehabilitation
The mission of PT at RWBAHC is to provide evidence-based rehabilitation care through aggressive evaluation and management of orthopedic and neurological conditions for the Fort Huachuca beneficiary population. PT is a referral-based service initiated by clinical examination of the neuromusculoskeletal system for the diagnosis, rehabilitation, and prevention of orthopedic and neurological conditions. The prescription of evidence-based interventions is individually-tailored according to each pathology and its associated impairments, to include:
- Therapeutic exercise
- Trigger point dry needling
- Osteopathic manipulation and graded joint mobilizations
- Electrical stimulation treatments
- Compressive, cryo- and thermotherapy
The objectives are aimed at preventing or reducing disability, hastening convalescence, and assisting each warrior/patient in achieving their maximum performance potential.
Orthopaedic post-operative rehabilitation
RWBAHC PT provides evidence-based, post-operative rehabilitation. Procedures include, but are not limited to:
- Pectoralis Major and Rotator Cuff Repairs
- Lumbar Fusion and Non-Fusion Procedures
- Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL), Posterior cruciate ligament (PCL), and medial collateral ligament (MCL) Reconstruction
- Meniscal Repair
- Ankle Reconstruction
Therapeutic modalities serve to reinforce treatment plans through mitigating pain, alleviating muscular spasms, enhancing circulation, or diminishing inflammation and swelling. Therapeutic modalities often utilize cryo, thermal, electrical, or mechanical principals with the purpose of evoking reactions at the physiological level.
Home exercise program prescription
Home Exercise Programs (HEPs) serve both a supplementary role for in-clinic treatments and a predictor of success with conservative treatment. The long-term goal for every patient is successful discharge with independence in symptom management. Patient education in diagnosis, prognosis, treatments and goals is essential for achieving this goal.