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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 harringtonhospital.org.

Happy Physical Therapy Month!

Brenda Ebode, DPT, MBA
Director of Rehabilitation Services