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October 10, 2018
PT’s Mission: Reduce Pain and Improve Mobility

October is National Physical Therapy Month. Please join me in thanking the staff members of the Harrington Physical Therapy Department for all the excellent care they provide all year long!

Did you know that the profession of physical therapy developed from the need to treat soldiers who had been injured in World War I? These first physical therapists were called reconstruction aides. The profession has grown significantly over all these years, and we continue to take pride as a profession, serving the healthcare needs of the men and women in our military services and beyond!

Today, physical therapists are highly educated and licensed health care professionals who help patients reduce pain and improve or restore mobility. Here at Harrington’s Physical Therapy Department, our therapists are highly skilled, with advanced degrees (including at the Doctorate level), and also have advanced certifications/education related to many different specialties. These specialties include Pain Control, Sports Medicine, Pediatric Rehab, Lymphedema Management, Pelvic Floor Rehab, and Vestibular Rehab, as well as Orthopedic and Neurological Rehab.

If you are interested in receiving physical therapy for an issue you are having, please let your physician know you would like to have Harrington Rehab take care of you. We have three outpatient locations for your convenience: Harrington Hospital in Southbridge, 20 Southbridge Road in Charlton and 72 Cudworth Road in Webster.

If you wish to know more about the profession of Physical Therapy, please feel free to reach out to me or visit

Happy Physical Therapy Month!

Brenda Ebode, DPT, MBA
Director of Rehabilitation Services

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Our top priority is to protect you, our patients, communities, and healthcare workers.

Current Visitor Policy

For the health and safety of our patients and employees, the following policy is in effect as of Monday, March 30

There will be NO visitors allowed in any inpatient or outpatient services (this includes the Emergency Department, Harrington Physician Services offices, and all other Harrington HealthCare Facilities)

Please note that the Main Lobby at Harrington Hospital in Southbridge will be closed at 7pm. All patients who need to enter the hospital after that time should come in through the ED.

The implementation of this policy is in an effort to limit the spread of potential illnesses that could be harmful to you, our patients, community, and staff. Thank you for your cooperation.

TELEHEALTH Appointments Now Available

To protect your health during the COVID-19 pandemic, certain appointments may now be conducted via TELEHEALTH, a service that allows you to see your doctor from home via a phone call or via a video conference call using your smartphone or computer.

If you are interested in scheduling a TELEHEALTH appointment, please let our office know when you call to make your appointment. We will do our best to accommodate your request if TELEHEALTH is appropriate for the type of care you need.