Kalispell Regional Healthcare's Outpatient Therapy Services provide comprehensive physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech therapy services in the Flathead Valley. Located within The Summit Medical Fitness Center, our therapy program offers a large treatment facility with an adjacent warm therapy pool that is handicap accessible, as well as private treatment rooms and modern exercise equipment.
Our friendly, competent staff develops thorough, individualized plans of treatment for each patient we serve. Our goal is to empower patients toward maximum independence, with a self-managed program promoting continued health and well-being.
Therapy Programs and Tools
We use the Dynavision D2
for rehabilitation related to visual, cognitive and motor skills. That may include rehabilitation from stroke or traumatic brain injury, improving low vision or retraining for driving. The D2 is appropriate for individuals of all ages, helping with gross motor skills, decision making, concentration under stress, reaction time, peripheral awareness, balance and functional mobility.
Our therapists use the 2000 Series Cockpit Driving Simulator
to evaluate individuals who are elderly, recently injured or disabled and make sure they are safe to drive. The simulator tests vision, reaction time and memory with a variety of exercises and scenarios.
Speech and Swallowing
Speech therapists use VitalStim
, noninvasive external electrical stimulation, to help individuals with swallowing disorders, or dysphagia. Along with feeding practice and other exercises, VitalStim can lead to improved swallowing after just a few days of intensive treatment.
is an intensive speech therapy program to help individuals with Parkinson's and other neurological conditions. Using exercises that strengthen the muscles of the voice box, our speech therapists help individuals make improvements in speaking loudly and clearly.
Mobility and Movement
Based on the principles of LSVT LOUD, LSVT BIG
is a physical and occupation therapy program that helps to improve limb and body movement, speed and balance for people with Parkinson's and other neurological conditions.
The Biodex Balance System SD
is a tool our therapists use to help individuals improve balance, increase agility and develop muscle tone. It administers tests to assess balance and aids therapists in determining the appropriate treatment for each individual, whether they are experiencing a vestibular or neurological disorder or are at risk of falling.
Our physical and occupational therapists incorporate Parkinson Wellness Recovery
to help individuals improve mobility and safety. Parkinson Wellness Recovery takes advantage of the techniques of neuroplasticity, the ways in which the brain creates new neural pathways to compensate and adapt.
Another mobility tool is Bioness
, which provides low-level electrical stimulation to activate the nerves and muscles that control foot or hand movement. It is most often used to reduce falls and regain function for individuals with stroke, multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy or traumatic brain injury.
Concussion Clinic Services
Our team of outpatient therapists offers a comprehensive multidisciplinary concussion treatment program. We work in close communication with the neuroscience concussion clinic doctors in order to return patients to school, work and sports within the optimal recommended time frame.
- Evaluation and management of concussions
- ImPACT testing
- Neurocognitive testing
- Assistance in academic and work accommodations
- Access to evaluation and therapy for cognitive and vestibular consequences of concussion
- Treatment of post-concussion symptoms
- Vision assessment
- Coordination of care with rehabilitation resources, including occupational therapy, physical therapy, speech-language pathology and outpatient physiatry
How to Make an Appointment
Contact your physician to obtain a referral. Referrals can be faxed to (406) 751-4526. Please call (406) 751-4520 for more information.
to pay an outpatient therapy bill.
How to Reach Us
205 Sunnyview Lane
Kalispell, MT 59901
Monday through Friday 8 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. (additional hours by appointment)
Westshore Physical Therapy
306 Stoner Loop, Suite 201
Lakeside, MT 59922