Free, walk-in injury screenings available at MedWest-Harris
SYLVA, N.C. – MedWest Rehabilitation Services at MedWest-Harris is now offering free, walk-in injury screenings for children and adults.
Screenings are offered during the Rehabilitation Services department’s regular office hours, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday, in the main building at MedWest-Harris in Sylva.
The screenings are designed for people who have non-emergency aches, pains or problems in their shoulders, elbows, knees, hips, ankles, feet or backs, said Grant Shanks, a physical therapist and outpatient physical therapy coordinator at MedWest-Harris.
Through the screenings, physical therapy and rehabilitation professionals are able to recommend next-step treatment options.
Call (828) 586-7235 for more about the free, walk-in injury screenings at MedWest-Harris.
MedWest-Haywood’s Rehabilitation Services department in Clyde has been offering similar free, walk-in injury screenings for nearly a year. Call (828) 452-8070 for more about the screenings at MedWest-Haywood.
MedWest Rehabilitation Services include orthopedic manual physical therapy, occupational therapy, aquatic therapy, hand rehabilitation, speech-language pathology services, FCE (functional capacity evaluations) and occupational rehabilitation, continence and pelvic dysfunction therapy, sports medicine, spine care, balance and vestibular therapy, comprehensive wound care, and orthotic and foot care. Staff includes doctors of physical therapy, physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech therapists, athletic trainers, physical therapy assistants, clinical psychologist and certified wound care specialists.
This October, the American Physical Therapy Association is celebrating National Physical Therapy Month. For more information visit http://www.apta.org/NPTM/.