Sports medicine and rehabilitation services in Belton, Missouri

Getting back on your feet after experiencing an injury, surgery or serious health condition can be a challenge, but we can help. The skilled physical therapists and rehabilitation (rehab) specialists at Belton Regional Medical Center use a range of therapies to reduce your pain and restore your independence and mobility in southern Jackson and northern Cass counties.

To learn more about our rehab services, call (816) 348-1420.


Belton Regional Medical received The Patient Safety Excellence Award for superior performance in preventing serious complications for patients during hospital stays.

We also received The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval for accreditation by demonstrating compliance with The Joint Commission’s national standards for health care quality and safety in hospitals.

Outpatient physical rehabilitation

Our goal is to improve our patients' quality of life and help them get back to doing the activities they enjoy. To accomplish this, our multidisciplinary team works together to create individualized treatment plans for each of our patients.

We believe individual involvement is essential. We offer patient and caregiver education so they can be active participants in the recovery process.

Sports medicine services

Injuries are a common occurrence when you regularly participate in certain physical activities. Whether it’s your child’s sports-related injury or your dealing with your own limitations from regular exercise, our sports medicine and orthopedic specialists are here to help.

We diagnose and treat all types of athletic injuries, from ankle sprain to anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears. Our team includes doctors with specialty training in treating injuries affecting the feet, ankles, hips, knees, hands, elbows, shoulders and concussions.

After treatment, recovery begins, and we are here to help you get back in the game. Our rehabilitation specialists will help you transition back to your normal activity levels while protecting you from re-injury.

Our rehabilitation services

To help our patients regain their highest level of functionality, our experienced physicians, nurses and staff use specialized therapies to help patients recover from a variety of injuries and illnesses. In some cases, a patient's treatment may consist of a variety of rehab therapies.

Physical therapy

Physical therapy encompasses a range of therapeutic techniques. Our physical therapists work with our patients' doctors to provide rehabilitative services designed to restore mobility and decrease pain.

Physical therapy can include:

  • Aquatic therapy
  • Cancer fatigue therapy
  • Education
  • Joint mobilization
  • Lymphedema treatment
  • Manual therapy
  • Neurological care, including stroke rehabilitation
  • Orthopedic care
  • Post-concussion therapy
  • Skilled techniques adaptation to prosthetic devices
  • Sports Medicine
  • Therapeutic exercise
  • Training to use prosthetic device, walker, crutches or wheelchair
  • Vestibular and balance training

Occupational therapy

Occupational therapy helps patients with daily living activities. Our occupational therapists guide and instruct patients with physical and developmental issues to help them live independently.

Occupational therapy may include:

  • Adaptive equipment usage
  • Exercise
  • Family education
  • Hand and upper extremity training and orthopedic splinting
  • Sensorimotor skill training

Speech therapy

Speech therapy can help patients recover and improve their speaking, eating, listening, reading, thinking and writing skills. Our speech pathologists evaluate, diagnose and treat speech, cognitive, communication and swallowing disorders.

Specialty rehabilitation services

We offer the following specialized rehab services to help patients regain mobility and functionality as they cope with and recover from disorders, diseases and surgical treatments.

Bone and joint rehabilitation

As part of our orthopedic services, we offer inpatient and outpatient bone and joint rehab to treat chronic conditions and support patients who have had orthopedic surgery. Our physical therapists are experienced in helping these individuals improve their range of motion and balance and regain their ability to perform daily tasks.

Brain and stroke rehabilitation

As part of HCA Midwest's stroke treatment program, we are committed and equipped to help patients recover from neurological conditions. The TIA Clinic at Belton Regional Medical Center offers inpatient and outpatient stroke rehab, which combines physical, occupational and speech therapies.

Cancer rehabilitation

Cancer rehab is part of Belton Regional Medical Center's comprehensive oncology program. Cancer rehab helps patients improve and restore their physical functionality and emotional well-being.

Our cancer-focused rehab team understands how a cancer diagnosis and the side effects of treatment and surgery can change how your body feels and moves. To improve quality of life and functionality for cancer patients, we often combine physical, occupational, pelvic floor and speech therapies.

Dry needling therapy

Dry needling is a specialized type of therapy used to facilitate healing and maximize your quality of life after recovery. This therapy is performed using fine needles that are inserted into certain trigger points in the body—this could be a painful knots in muscles, tendons, ligaments and even around certain nerves to stimulate a healing response.

A variety of conditions may be treated with dry needling to help manage pain and decrease muscle tightness. It can also help improve movement, range of motion and overall daily function.

Pelvic floor therapy

Through our specialized therapy program, we help patients retrain and/or strengthen the pelvic floor muscles to promote proper function and optimize their quality of life. We offer a specialized pelvic floor therapy program to help patients with symptoms involving the pelvic floor muscles, including:

  • Pelvic pain
  • Sexual pain and dysfunction
  • Urinary or fecal incontinence

Sports medicine

Regardless of your level of competition, any sports related injury can sideline you or your favorite young MVP. Our sports medicine and orthopedic experts diagnose and treat all athletic injuries ranging from ankle sprains to ACL tears.

Our multidisciplinary team of sports medicine physicians, fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeons, physical therapists and other care providers, work together to develop a personalized back-to-sport plan, cheering you on every step of the way.

Expert Care When You Need It

Same day appointments are available for patients who need to be seen by an orthopedic specialist. Our specialists are on call 24/7 to care for patients who suffer from fractures or complex injuries needing immediate specialty care. Call (816) 348-1420 to schedule an appointment.

Our experts offer a wide-range of surgical and non-surgical treatments for patients of all ages including:

  • Foot and Ankle
  • Hip and Knee
  • Hand, Elbow and Shoulder
  • ACL Surgery
  • Concussion management
  • Athletic Rehabilitation
  • Orthopedic Rehabilitation
  • Physical Therapy
  • Torn Meniscus

Find a Sports Medicine Specialist

Sports Injury Treatment and Rehabilitation

We offer athletes an advanced evaluation with access to cutting-edge rehabilitation tools. Our Sports Medicine Program includes sports and vestibular physical therapy and speech language pathologists. Our post-rehabilitation and athletic development programs help athletes transition back to their favorite sport or activity with sport-specific one-on-one evaluation, training, rehab and performance enhancement programs.

  • Body mechanics evaluation with suitability for various sports physicals
  • Jumping and landing drills designed to protect from knee injury
  • Calisthenics: sit-ups, push-ups and pull-ups to build strength
  • Core training to strengthen the torso and build muscle
  • Flexibility training with appropriate stretching and strength training
  • Agility drills to increase quickness and reaction time

Common Sports/Exercise Injuries include:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • ACL injury
  • Ankle sprain
  • Athlete's foot
  • Concussion
  • Hamstring sprain or pull
  • Hip fracture
  • Jumper's knee
  • Knee sprain
  • Stress fracture
  • Tennis elbow
  • Wrist sprain

Concussion Management

We provide ImPACT™, a neurocognitive test that is the most widely used test and currently the choice of the MLB, NHL, NBA, MLS and NFL. ImPACT™ helps physicians evaluate an athlete’s recovery following a concussion. In the preseason, each athlete is given a baseline test. Should a concussion occur, a follow-up test may be administered to see if results have changed from the baseline to help determine if an athlete is ready to return to action. We partner with local school and community sports programs to provide concussion baseline testing. Please check with your athletic program to see if baseline testing is offered.

Athletic Training

We care about the success of our youth athletes. That’s why we have athletic trainers at Belton, Grandview and RayPec high schools. Our athletic trainers work in collaboration with sports medicine specialists, orthopedic surgeons and the schools coaches and athletes to:

  • Provide immediate care when an injury occurs
  • Teach injury prevention and safety techniques
  • Educate on performance enhancement exercises and skills

Physical therapy and rehabilitation at HCA Midwest Health

Rehabilitation refers to the process of helping a patient recover from a serious injury or illness. Patients often have to regain strength and learn new ways of completing normal, daily activities. Physical therapy, a branch of rehabilitation, focuses on building strength and mobility after disease, injury or surgery.

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