Health System Offers Full-Range of Rehabilitation Services at Multiple Locations

BRUNSWICK, Georgia: Oct. 22, 2010– October is National Physical Therapy Month and Southeast Georgia Health System would like to recognize our team of experienced physical therapists and therapy assistants. Physical therapy is important in the restoration of maximum physical function possible to each individual patient following an injury or when dealing with a medical condition. Whether someone has been in an automobile accident, suffered a stroke, been hurt playing sports or suffers from a chronic debilitating condition, the Health System offers the physical therapy services to get patients of all ages back to active living.

Benefits of physical therapy include increasing and maintaining muscle strength and endurance, restoring and increasing joint range of motion, increasing coordination, reducing pain, decreasing muscle spasms and plasticity, reducing swelling and inflammation in the joints, promoting healing of soft tissue lesions, preventing the contracting and deformity of limbs, alleviating walking problems, decreasing stress and educating patient and their families.

The physical therapy services provided by the Health System use the latest technology, such as the Biodex Unweighing System.™ This system allows therapists to take enough weight off patient’s joints while undergoing therapy to allow for reduced pain and quicker recovery.

The Health System’s team of rehabilitation professionals are highly trained and experienced in providing the individualized care patients need to be restored to health. Our team members are all certified in their respective fields with education ranging from bachelor’s through doctoral degrees. Additionally, our therapists have special training in a wide-range of modalities, including pediatrics, aquatics, manual therapy, women’s health, geriatrics, stroke rehab, spinal cord injury rehab, hand therapy, neurological rehabilitation, and balance training.

“Our team works together to bring you the best and fastest results possible,” says board-certified orthopaedic surgeon Beau Sasser, M.D., medical director of the Health System’s sports medicine program. “When you’ve had an orthopaedic procedure performed, whether it’s an ACL reconstruction or a knee or hip replacement, physical therapy is essential to making a full recovery. Our team of therapists does an outstanding job of getting our patients back on their feet and back to enjoying an active lifestyle.”

No matter where you live in Coastal Georgia, chances are you’re only a short distance away from one of Southeast Georgia Health System’s four outpatient rehabilitation locations in Glynn and Camden counties.

Health System rehabilitation services are available at the following locations:

Brunswick Campus
2600 Wildwood Avenue
Brunswick, GA 31520

Outpatient Services at Wellness Way
6000 Wellness Way
(Next to St. Simons Immediate Care Center)
St. Simons Island, GA 31522

Camden Campus
2000 Dan Proctor Drive
St. Marys, GA 31558

Outpatient Rehabilitation Services
Summit Medical Plaza 1111 Glynco Parkway, # 110
Brunswick, GA 31525

All of these locations provide easy access and convenient parking. For more information about services at the Brunswick Campus or St. Simons Island location, call 912-466-5330. For more information about services at the Camden Campus, call 912-576-6450, and for the Summit location, call 912-264-5377.