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Celebrating National Rehab Awareness Week

September 09, 2013

Rehabilitation Center staff who focus on “Rebuilding Lives Every Day,” the theme for this year’s rehab week, include: (back row from left) Pat Rice, dietitian, Kim Van Pelt, speech/language pathologist, Adam Wolford, speech/language pathologist, Dave Carfield, physical therapist, Steve Thompson, physical therapist, Paul Sheets, physical therapist, Karen Kliment, Vice President Ancillary Services, Valarie Loop, occupational therapist. (Middle row from left) Kelly Catt, massage therapist, Jane Paschall, physical therapy tech, Cindy West, physical therapist, Taryn Arterburn, physical therapist assistant, Sarah Mashek, occupational therapist, Martha Roe, admissions. (Front row from left) Connie Buhr, physical therapy administrative assistant, Pam Bauer, physical therapy tech, Charmie Townsend, physical therapist assistant and Mariah Pierson, occupational therapist assistant. Not pictured: Jan Smith, physical therapy tech, Debbie Stevens, admissions, Gabby Bednar, physical therapist. Jennifer Jacobs, physical therapy tech, Stacie Van Pelt, physical therapist, Lori Ruggles, physical therapy tech.

McCook, Nebraska—Community Hospital’s rehabilitation staff is celebrating National Rehabilitation Awareness Week by inviting the public to attend a Rehabilitation Center open house on Thursday, September 19 from 7 to 9 a.m.

During the self-guided tour of Community Hospital’s beautiful rehab facility, attendees can visit information stations offering:

  • Physical Therapy—Therapists will demonstrate exercises and workout strategies using an obstacle balance course and group balance challenge. They will also demonstrate the Unloading System, a machine to help neutralize the effects of gravity on the body to allow those with injuries to exercise. Information about exercises to use in the aquatic therapy pool or public pool will be offered.
  • Occupational Therapy—OTs will provide ergonomic strategies for carrying purses, handbags, luggage and backpacks.
  • Speech Therapy—Speech/Language pathologists are offering free hearing screenings. Information will be available on language, swallowing, brain function and the effects of degenerative diseases on speech.
  • Massage Therapy—Enjoy free mini-chair massages from our new massage therapist to decrease soreness in your back and neck.
  • Nutrition Services—Our dietitian will help you identify proper portion sizes to aid with weight management.

A light breakfast, giveaways and door prizes will be offered.

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