Choose Selma for rehabilitation needs

Published 6:36 pm Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Dear Editor,

Selma should be very proud of the number and quality of rehabilitation services operating right here in our fair city. There is simply no need to travel to Montgomery or Birmingham for physical therapy in order to recuperate from a sports-related injury or an orthopedic problem necessitating surgery.

In late January, I underwent a left total knee replacement and upon the recommendation of my surgeon, I began outpatient physical therapy at Rehab Associates, Inc. located at the Selma Mall.

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From the moment I walked in the door and was greeted by the friendly, efficient receptionist Rochelle Anthony, I experienced nothing less than complete professionalism from the Facility Director Eric Jackson, who is a registered physical therapist along with Jason Weaver, registered physical therapist and the other therapy assistants: Danielle Callens, Lamar Hall, Vicky Kilponen, Sarah Walden and Carla Wall. I received a thorough assessment and an individualized treatment plan approved by Mr. Jackson who coordinated my care with my surgeon.

One of the key components to the success of Rehab Associates, Inc, in my opinion, is that Mr. Jackson is always present at his facility supervising day-to-day operations. He is a personable man with a great, easy going disposition. He is literally “hands-on” with each patient, encouraging, guiding, motivating and teaching. He has a way of making each patient feel as if he or she is the most important patient in the facility. There is a real genuineness about him; he is truly interested in the rehabilitation accomplishments and staff who is equally compassionate and hard working.

When not assisting patients with individual exercises, the staff is engaged in a constant round of laundering linens for use on the treatment tables, vacuuming and general cleaning and sanitizing all areas of the facility. In short, Mr. Eric Jackson runs a tight ship and is extremely successful in getting patients back on their feet and restored to independent functioning.

My friends and fellow colleagues at the Dallas County Health Department who managed my home care upon discharge from the hospital were Judy Scarbrough, RN and Linda Ware, the registered physical therapist who provided the initial physical therapy to me in my home. Both of these women are top in their field and go about their work quietly with no thought of recognition for themselves.

The people of Selma have many options to choose from for outpatient physical therapy designed to fit their individual needs. I had the pleasure of having both the Dallas County Health Department and Rehab Associates, Inc. provide outstanding care and service to me.

Choose Selma when thinking of your rehabilitation needs.

Amy Fuller