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Physical, occupational and speech therapy

Physical, occupational and speech therapy and rehabilitation in Manhattan, Kansas

The purpose of Ascension Via Christi Therapy Center is to help you achieve your highest level of physical ability without the use of drugs or surgery — no matter what stage of life you may be in.
Physical therapy consists of exercises tailored to help you achieve optimal movement in your joints and muscles. Using specialized equipment and machines can also help ensure a quick and safe healing process.
Who can benefit from physical therapy?
We help people who are dealing with limitations following:

  • Joint replacement or other orthopedic surgery
  • Cumulative trauma or repetitive motion injuries
  • Stroke
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Fractures
  • Muscle or ligament strains or tears
  • Sport injuries
  • Arthritis
  • Inflammatory disorders
  • Other degenerative chronic conditions

Patients should expect to be actively involved in their physical therapy in order to learn how to manage their injury or cope with their chronic illness.

Physical therapy services

Our specialties include:

  • Aquatic therapy
  • Children's rehabilitation
  • Lymphedema treatment
  • Neurological rehabilitation
  • Peripheral neuropathy
  • Osteoporosis management
  • Sports injury
  • Women's health issues
  • Incontinence
  • Post-mastectomy care
  • Pregnancy-related pain
  • Corporate services
  • Ergonomics
  • Functional capacity evaluation
  • Work injuries
  • Pre-employment/post-offer screens
  • Jobsite evaluation


The science of fitting jobs to people

  • Workstation analysis
  • Identification of job-site risk factors
  • Evaluation of employee work methods
  • Job description analysis and creation
  • Development of practices that increase productivity and employee safety
  • Expert, on-site training of individuals or teams

Functional Capacity Evaluation

The science of measuring physical abilities

  • Measurement of an injured worker's abilities
  • Evaluation of the client's level of effort
  • Analysis of perceived functional abilities vs. actual abilities
  • Testing of strength, flexibility, endurance and speed
  • Reliable results to establish:
  • Appropriate work restrictions
  • Objective data for disability determination
  • Maximum voluntary effort
  • Work simulations, distraction-based tasks, and standardized and non-standardized tests