Physical Therapy

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Physical therapy at Norton KDH begins with a thorough evaluation of your condition or injury. Once we have an understanding of your personal situation, we use a variety of treatment techniques and exercises to help you recover movement and strength. Our goal is to help you safely return to traditional activities. Our goal is to maximize functional outcomes while improving your overall understanding of the process. We believe it’s important that you know what to expect, and we encourage you to ask questions.

Physical therapy is appropriate for a variety of health conditions, including cerebral vascular accident (stroke), Parkinson’s, orthopedic conditions and injuries, traumatic brain injury (concussion), anterior lateral sclerosis and cerebral palsy.

Physical Therapy Services

Physical Therapy services include:

  • Muscle retraining with biofeedback
  • Pain relief techniques using TENS, ultrasound, interferential and high-volt current
  • Manual, hands-on therapy—including soft tissue mobilization with Graston technique
  • Joint mobilization
  • Muscle energy techniques
  • Massage and myofacial release
  • Gait (walking) training
  • Strength training
  • Balance recovery and vestibular rehabilitation
  • Orthotic and prosthetic training
  • Dry Needling


Physical Therapy services are provided at three locations:

  • Norton KDH Rehabilitation Center (Outpatient) – 2670 N. Michigan Rd, Madison. Call (812) 801-0545
  • Norton King’s Daughters’ Hospital (Inpatient) – 1373 E. State Road 62, Madison. Call (812) 801-0674
  • Norton KDH Versailles Medical Building (Outpatient) – 206 W. Tyson Street, Versailles. Call (812) 689-5101

Industrial Rehabilitation

Our industrial rehabilitation program is designed to help patients return to work, maximize functional outcomes and promote wellness. A physical therapist can provide care management that includes both your provider (physician/nurse practitioner) and the patient’s employer. Industrial rehab includes:

  • Work hardening/work conditioning: The goal of work hardening or work conditioning is to provide physical rehabilitation, education and job simulation so that patients can reach their goals and return to work.
  • Functional capacity evaluation (FCE): The goal of FCE is to provide objective data to the injured worker, attending providers, insurers and your employer about functional abilities for both daily and job-related activities.
  • Job site analysis: It’s important for therapists to understand the specifics of the environment in which someone works. The job site analysis determines functions and demands, including ergonomic recommendations about a specific job from both the employee and employer point of view.

Decompression Reduction System

The decompression-reduction system offers many patients relief from recurrent back pain associated with herniated or bulging discs. DRS uses true negative pressure to help bulging discs realign and draw back into the proper space. Since there is little or no pressure on the spine during treatment, DRS promotes a healing environment. Once better circulation is restored, vital nutrients flow into the area.

As an outpatient procedure, treatments may vary from 5 to 20 minutes over a four-week period. Patients dealing with herniated, degenerative or protruding discs are most appropriate for DRS. Ask your doctor or therapist to find out if DRS might be beneficial for you. DRS treatments help increase a patient’s range of motion and decrease pain—which improves quality of life and allows them to better complete daily living tasks without significant pain.

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