Physical Therapy


Physical Therapy evaluates and treats clients on an inpatient and outpatient basis. Physical Therapy uses creative and innovative methods to assist patients so that they may return to their daily work and leisure activities after an injury or surgery. The Physical Therapy program at Jackson Hospital offers a wide variety of comprehensive services. Physical Therapy provides programs for those in need of upper /lower extremity rehabilitation to enhance activities of daily living, work and leisure.

Who can benefit from Physical Therapy?

Listed are the most common diagnoses treated by Physical Therapy, but are not limited to:

  • Stroke (CVA-Cerebrovascular Accident) Head injuries
  • Spinal Cord Injuries
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Muscular Dystrophy
  • Upper/Lower Extremity Fractures
  • Amputations of the Upper/Lower Extremity
  • Upper/Lower Extremity Joint Replacements
  • Total Hip Replacements
  • Total Shoulder Replacements
  • Rotator Cuff Injuries
  • Tendon Lacerations/Tears/Strains/Sprains
  • Muscle Sprains/Strains
  • Nerve Injuries
  • Back and Neck Pain
  • Sports Medicine Injuries (Tommy Johns/ ACL Tear/MCL Tear)
  • Burns
  • Upper/Lower Extremity Wounds
  • Neuropathy
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Medial Epicondylitis (Golfer’s Elbow)
  • Lateral Epicondylitis (Tennis Elbow)
  • Arthritis
  • Chronic Pain Disorders
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Balance Disorders
  • Vestibular Disorders

Jackson Hospital offers the following Physical Therapy Services:
  • Hand Therapy
  • Retraining of upper/lower extremity strength
  • Retraining of upper/lower extremity range of motion
  • Aquatic Therapy
  • Wound Care of the Upper/Lower Extremities
  • Orthopedic Rehab (Fractures of the Upper/Lower Extremities)
  • Total Joint Education
  • Scar Management
  • Edema Management
  • Usage of Modalities (Hot packs, cold packs, paraffin, electrical stimulation, TENS, iontophoresis, ultrasound, phonophoresis)
  • Massage therapy

Who performs the test?

The examination is performed by a licensed professional Physical Therapist.

Where does it take place?

Inpatient-Jackson Hospital
Outpatient- Jackson Hospital Therapy
4230 Lafayette Street
Suite C
Marianna, FL 32446

How long does it take?

Inpatient-Initial Evaluations/Treatment varies upon patient status.

Outpatient-Initial Evaluations typically take approximately 45 minutes to 1 hour (time is determined by your therapist).

What you can do to make it a success?

  • Be on time for your scheduled appointment.
  • Make sure to bring a care giver/significant other to relay information or drive you, if necessary.
  • Bring your doctor’s referral, photo ID and all insurance cards when registering for your new evaluation.
  • Bring all medications or a list of your medications you are currently taking.
  • Bring all medical records that pertain to your diagnosis for which you are being seen for, if available.
  • Take pain medication approximately 30 minutes prior to the initial evaluation.
  • Wear comfortable clothing.

What to do before your exam?

No preparation is needed for a Physical Therapy Evaluation.

What happens during your exam?

The Physical Therapist will assess your range of motion, strength, edema, gait, balance and functional skills by using skilled observations, standardized testing and patient/family reports. The therapist will then form a plan of care based on the findings of your evaluation and develop long term and short term goals. The physical therapist will educate the patient on a home exercise program and answer any questions that the patient may have regarding initial evaluation.

What to do after your exam?

The Physical Therapist will determine the number of necessary treatments and frequency based on your prescription from your doctor. The patient will then have the opportunity to schedule follow up treatment with our staff.The patient will then have the opportunity to schedule follow up treatment with our staff.

It is necessary to show functional gains with any therapy program in order for your payer source (insurance) to cover your physical therapy services. Compliance with all treatments, home exercise programs and visits is vital part to making your physical therapy program a success.

You cannot receive outpatient physical therapy services and home health services at the same time.

Contact Information:

Hours of operation: Monday-Friday 7:30am-5:00pm (CST)
Physical Therapy Department: (850) 526-1093
Fax Number: (850) 526-1803