October is National Physical Therapy Month, an opportunity to raise awareness of the benefits of physical therapy.
The Sleepy Eye Medical Center Physical Therapy Department kicked off the month with a breakfast social for past knee replacement patients on Tuesday, October 1. All SEMC knee replacement patients from the last year, along with their significant others, were invited to attend.
The event gave patients the opportunity to celebrate their achievements and share stories about their journeys toward recovery. Patients also received a complimentary SEMC Physical Therapy t-shirt.
“Patients who undergo total knee replacements face a fairly lengthy and painful rehab after surgery. All of our patients worked extremely hard in their rehab to get to where they are now, and we wanted to celebrate the hard work and dedication they put in to their recovery to get the outcome they desired,” said Ariel Brandl, DPT, SEMC. “We are honored they chose Sleepy Eye Medical Center to complete their rehabilitation.”
With two physical therapists and a physical therapist assistant on staff, SEMC’s Physical Therapy Department provides services in a variety of different areas including: orthopedics, post-operative rehabilitation, pain management, balance, fall prevention, musculoskeletal and neurological dysfunction, occupational health, women’s health, pediatrics, wound care, vestibular and vertigo rehabilitation, and other movement disorders.
“Our goal is to provide patients with an opportunity to enjoy the best possible patient experience while receiving the best possible care and achieving the best possible outcome,” said Jamie Pendergast, PT/ATC, SEMC Rehabilitation Department Manager.
To learn more about SEMC therapy services, click here.