St. Dominic's Physical Therapists Recognized for Neurologic Physical Therapy Certifications

(February 14, 2012, Jackson, Miss.) St. Dominic's physical therapists Wendy Barrilleaux, Rachel Jacobson and Teresa Ware were recognized Feb. 8, 2012 at the national American Physical Therapy meeting in Chicago, Ill. for obtaining clinic specialist certifications in Neurologic Physical Therapy.

St. Dominic's now employs three of the total seven Neurologic Clinical Specialists in the state. There are approximately 1,100 of these specialists in the U.S.

A Neurologic Clinical Specialist (NCS) is a physical therapist who has had advanced training or practice in the area of neurologic physical therapy. These physical therapists have completed 2,000 hours of direct patient care in the specialty area within the last 10 years and have passed a specialty examination given by the American Board of Physical Therapist Specialists.

NCS therapists specialize in the evaluation and treatment of individuals with movement problems caused by disease or injury of the nervous system, including:

·         Spinal cord injury

·         Brain injury as a result of trauma or conditions such as stroke or tumors

·         Multiple sclerosis

·         Parkinson's disease

·         Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis

·         Polyneuropathies such as Guillian-Barre syndrome or chronic inflammatory polyneuropathy

·         Vestibular disorders such as BPPV, acoustic neuroma, or other conditions that cause dizziness or loss        of balance

·         Pediatric conditions such as spina bifida or cerebral palsy

 

For more information about St. Dominic's Outpatient Rehabilitation program, call 601-200-4920 or visit www.stdom.com.

 

About St. Dominic’s

St. Dominic’s is more than just a hospital. It is a family of services focused on fulfilling a mission of Christian healing to those in need. St. Dominic Health Services, Inc. is the parent company for a large group of subsidiary organizations and programs dedicated to the same mission. These include St. Dominic Hospital, the Community Health Services Clinic, St. Dominic Medical Associates (physician network), New Directions for Over 55, MEA Clinics, The Club at St. Dominic’s, the School Nurse Program, St. Dominic’s Foundation, St. Catherine’s Village and Care-A-Van.

 

St. Dominic Hospital is a 535-bed tertiary care hospital located in Jackson, MS serving all of central Mississippi and employs approximately 3,000 nurses, physicians, and skilled caregivers. The medical staff, of nearly 500 leading physicians and specialists, makes St. Dominic’s one of the most comprehensive hospitals in Mississippi. Through 65 years of growth, St. Dominic’s has remained true to its vision. We are St. Dominic’s – a Christian healing community called to provide quality, compassionate care and an Exceptional Encounter Everytime.

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