Rehab and Fitness Center at Cortland now open
THOMAS — Everyone will agree that the COVID pandemic has caused routine activities to take a back seat. Between local outbreaks, crowd restrictions, and those pesky masks, navigating daily life has changed. Yet life has a way of marching on.
The Rehab & Fitness Center at Cortland continues to operate at full capacity within an auxiliary location on the Cortland campus, even though the nursing home is operating in Phase Red. “We’ve taken extra measures to ensure the health and safety of our outpatient clients by temporarily moving our entire operations to another location within the Cortland campus,” explains rehab director Alisha McCune. “Even with all of the infection control protocols in place, we decided to add another layer of protection by physically moving our offices and treatment areas to another part of the campus entirely.”
The temporary offices allow the Rehab staff of highly skilled local professionals to continue to provide advanced treatment options for a wide range of conditions and post-surgical issues.
An important, safe, and effective treatment of chronic pain conditions resulting in the reduced need for opioids, physical therapy has been shown to improve mobility and routine movement and help recovery from injury, trauma, stroke, or paralysis. It can also improve balance, help prevent falls, and manage age-related medical problems.
“Physical therapy is not something we typically think about until we find ourselves in pain, states McCune. “While our bodies have an amazing capacity to heal, physical therapy helps the body recover and return to normal function. So, while COVID has managed to eliminate many activities, everyone here at the Rehab and Fitness Center is committed to maintaining a healthy environment so you can concentrate on getting better.”
Rehab and Fitness Center at Cortland treats an array of conditions including, but certainly not limited to, spinal conditions, arthritis, balance deficits, sports-injuries, and post-surgical rehabilitation. Individuals are evaluated, and customized programs are developed that are tailored to individual conditions. An array of treatments are used to address deficits, such as individual exercise programs and manual techniques such as cup therapy and Astym Therapy. Recently, Rehab and Fitness Center at Cortland was also certified to provide LSVT Big and Loud – a specialized treatment specifically for Parkinson’s Disease.
“Most of our clients come to us for post-surgical rehab and improved mobility,” explains McCune. “When you factor in things such as success rate, convenience and therapist skill levels, the Rehab & Fitness Center at Cortland remains a top provider. So, make sure to consider which rehab facility is the best fit for you. We’re always happy to take your call and answer any questions you may have about our customized programs.”
For more information, call 304-463-4191 or visit www.cortlandacres.org.