Physical & Occupational Therapy

Head-to-toe Care

PCMC heals patients from head to toe with a holistic approach for the betterment of a patient’s physiological and psychological needs. Our therapy department provides the highest quality of rehabilitative services in Physical, Occupational, and Speech therapy to help every individual meet his or her recovery goals.


Physical Therapy

PCMC offers both inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation services to best assist patients with recovery after surgery, illness, or injury. Located in the hospital, our physical therapy specializes in treatments for all ages, from infants to geriatrics.

Physical Therapy Services

Physical therapy services at PCMC include, but are not limited to:

  • Acute/chronic pain syndromes
  • Neck/back pain
  • Muscle spasms
  • General weakness
  • Sports injuries
  • Joint sprains/strains
  • Balance problems
  • Vertigo (dizziness)
  • Ambulation problems
  • Soft tissue injury
  • Joint contracture
  • Edema/swelling disorders
  • Stroke
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Amputation
  • Total joint replacement

Occupational Therapy

At PCMC, occupational therapy practitioners work closely with patients of all ages who seek customized assistance with physical, developmental, social, or emotional disabilities and deformities. Our trained professionals provide compassionate care to help patients recover and rehabilitate to lead independent, productive, and satisfying lives with a special focus on regaining ability to perform activities of daily living.

Occupational Therapy Services

Occupational therapy services at PCMC include, but are not limited to:

  • Stroke
  • Shoulder repairs
  • Joint sprains/strains
  • Rotator cuff injuries
  • Rheumatoid and Osteoarthritis of Shoulder, Wrist and Hands

  • Hand injuries
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Total Joint Replacement.
  • Upper Extremity Sport or Work related injuries

Speech Therapy

PCMC’s professionals recognize communication is a critical component of everyday life. Our team works closely with patients to improve their individual abilities to communicate with confidence. Our speech therapy department specifically addresses speech, language, cognitive, and swallowing difficulty for patients of all ages.

Speech Therapy Services

Speech therapy services at PCMC include, but are not limited to:

  • Oral Communication
  • Cognitive
  • Swallowing


311 Green Ave.
Palacios, TX 77465


To schedule an appointment or for more information please contact Palacios Community Medical Center at 361-972-2511.

Marjo McLaughlin, PT Director of Therapy

Marjo McLaughlin, PT serves as the Director of Therapy for PCMC. Originally from Ohio, and a proud graduate of Ohio University with a double major in physical therapy and zoology, Marjo has worked in various healthcare settings including outpatient, inpatient, home health, skilled units, aquatics, school systems, nursing homes, and wound care. In addition to her experience in various settings, Marjo has advanced training in Vestibular rehabilitation and concussion management. She has worked as a physical therapist for 26 years and as a therapy director for 13 years. Marjo is passionate about providing dependable, honest, and cost-effective therapy for members of the Palacios community. When she’s not working, Marjo enjoys reading, making crafts, hiking, and spending time with animals.