DCH Foundation Gifts Benefit CORE Center Patients

Daviess Community Hospital Foundation Gifts Benefit CORE Center Patients

Washington, IN – The Daviess Community Hospital Foundation Board of Directors recently approved a request for funding to benefit physical therapy patients at the CORE Center.

Angie Kribs, Physical Therapist at the DCH CORE Center, gave a presentation to the Foundation board outlining the need for and benefits of have an ultrasound unit specifically to use for the Pelvic Floor program. She explained that the ultrasound imaging allows a therapist to assess the abdominal muscles, the deep low back muscles, and the pelvic floor. Ultrasound imaging is helpful for assessing muscle imbalance in these muscle groups, but also as an educational tool when instructing patients how to properly contract and strengthen specific muscle groups. This is beneficial for a wide variety of patient conditions, and I use it especially for women’s health, since the pelvic floor muscles are hard for a patient to visualize. With the use of ultrasound imaging, a patient is able to see the muscles on the screen and practice contracting/isolating them properly.

“The donation of an ultrasound unit from the DCH Foundation will equip our therapists with the necessary tools to provide this valuable assessment for our patients,” said Kribs.

To learn more about the benefits of the Pelvic Floor program at the CORE Center, please call 812-254-2673. For information about the DCH Foundation, please call 812-254-8858.