Therapy Services

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Tift Regional Medical Center’s Therapy Services Department works closely with your provider to develop individualized programs that focus on education, support and maximum recovery.  We offer quality rehabilitative care for orthopedic conditions, spinal problems, neurological disorders, cognitive impairments, sports injuries and more. Our services include inpatient and outpatient physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech language pathology.  We are also proud to offer athletic trainer programs for area schools. 

Vision

The vision of the Tift Regional Medical Center Therapy Services Department is to serve as a center of excellence where therapists and patients can thrive through the rehabilitation process.

Statement of Purpose

The mission of Tift Regional Medical Center Therapy Services Department is to help our patients reach the maximum potential for their individual physical needs and abilities through quality, compassionate and restorative care. 

Service Locations

  • Inpatient Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy and Speech Language Therapy
    Tift Regional Medical Center (TRMC) and the TRMC Joint Replacement and Spine Care Center
    901 East 18th Street
    Tifton, Georgia 31794
    229-382-7120

  • Outpatient Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy and Speech Language Pathology
    TRMC Outpatient Therapy Services
    1641 Madison Avenue
    Tifton, Georgia 31794
    229-353-6188

  • Outpatient Spine Physical Therapy
    TRMC Spine Therapy Center
    907 East 18th Street, Suite 200
    Tifton, Georgia 31794
    229-353-3047

Who Benefits From Physical Therapy?

Anyone who is dealing with physical disabilities resulting in pain, decreased range of motion, decreased strength, or impaired ability to perform gross motor skills (transfer from one position to another, stand, walk, etc.) would benefit from physical therapy services. Physical therapy also plays an active role in wound care management (inpatient and outpatient). A physical therapist may treat:

  • patients with arm or leg injuries
  • patients who suffer from chronic conditions such as arthritis
  • pediatric patients with birth injuries or developmental delay in gross motor skills
  • patients with functional limitations following a stroke, heart attack, burn, amputation or generalized deconditioning
  • athletes with sprain, strain or fractures
  • patients with work-related, repetitive-stress injury such as tendonitis or bursitis
  • patients with spinal cord injuries
  • orthopedic patients who have undergone surgical repair of arm, leg or spine
  • patients with neurological conditions or history of stroke.
  • patients with loss of balance or difficulty walking

Who Benefits From Occupational Therapy?

Anyone who needs treatment to facilitate independence in any aspect of their lives would benefit from occupational therapy (OT) services. OT gives people "the skills for the job of living" and focuses on restoration of range of joint motion, muscle strength, fine motor training, ADL training, and recommendations for job/home site modifications and adaptive equipment. An occupational therapist may treat:

  • patients with arm/hand injuries
  • patients who suffer from chronic conditions such as arthritis or MS
  • patients with functional limitations following a stroke, heart attack, burn, or amputation
  • athletes with sprain, strain or fractures
  • patients with work-related, repetitive-stress injuries
  • patients with spinal cord injuries
  • patients who have undergone surgical repair of upper extremity dysfunction (tendon repair of hand, rotator cuff repair, total joint replacement)

Who Benefits From Speech Therapy?

Patients who have been diagnosed with a speech-language dysfunction or a swallowing disorder would benefit from speech/language pathology services. A speech language pathologist may treat:

  • patients with stroke deficits, such as slurred speech, word-finding or comprehension issues
  • pediatric patients with delayed language development
  • swallowing impairments
  • patients with impaired memory and problem solving skills due to injury, stroke, Parkinson’s disease and the beginning-stage of Alzheimer’s disease

More about the Spine Therapy Center

The Spine Therapy Center is an innovative outpatient physical therapy facility with a specialized focus on spinal care.   The Spine Therapy Center has a centered approach on decreasing pain, improving motion, building strength and endurance, and restoring the patient’s quality of life.  By providing a variety of manual therapy techniques, the Spine Therapy Center is able to better address muscular and joint restrictions that, otherwise, could not be identified.  Massage, myofascial  release  and  spinal mobilization/manipulation  are  various techniques  employed  to  restore  function and decrease pain.

Athletic Trainer Programs

The TRMC Therapy Services Department is proud to provide athletic trainer programs at Tift County High School in Tifton, Tiftarea Academy  in Chula and Cook High School in Adel.   Athletic trainers are licensed, multi-skilled health care professionals who collaborate with physicians to provide preventative services, emergency care, clinical diagnosis, therapeutic intervention and rehabilitation of sports injuries and medical conditions. 

Provider Referrals

We appreciate the support of our referring providers and the opportunity to serve your patients.    For Outpatient Therapy Services (Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy and Speech Therapy) or the Spine Therapy Center, referring physician offices can email, fax, call or send handwritten orders.  Below is the contact information:

Outpatient Therapy Services:
Email: OPTTherapyServices@tiftregional.com
Fax: 229-353-6309
Phone: 229-353-6188, Option 2

Spine Therapy Center:
Email:  OPTSpineTherapy@tiftregional.com
Fax: 229-353-6685
Phone: 229-353-3047

Questions about TRMC Therapy Services?

Please call 229-353-6503 or send an email here.  

Learn about other TRMC Rehabilitation Services:

Wound Care and Hyperbaric Clinic

Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation