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Physical rehabilitation is definitely hard work, but you can’t argue with the success achieved by the physical, occupational and speech therapists on the staff at Baylor Medical Center at Garland. The team includes experienced 25-year veterans, as well as recently trained graduates who are up on the latest research and therapeutic techniques.
Whether the ultimate result is being independent with everyday activities at home or returning to a job, “we work with patients to reach their functional goals,” says Grant Sutton, PT, a physical therapist on the staff at Baylor Medical Center at Garland.
For orthopedic patients, depending on their injury or surgery, “we work on range of motion, muscle strengthening, and balance activities, with the ultimate goal of returning to their prior level of function and returning to work,” says Ami Sheth, PT, MPT, a physical therapist on the staff at Baylor Garland. “We also want them to be able to use a walker or cane safely, and to continue their therapy independently at home.”
Even seriously injured or ill patients can make significant progress.
“We might evaluate an unconscious ICU patient one day, and then a week later that patient is up and walking,” Sutton says. “When we see patients making progress like that, it reminds us why we do what we do.”
Talk to your doctor about the benefits of physical therapy. Need a physician? Search our online directory or call 1.800.4BAYLOR for a referral to a doctor on the medical staff at Baylor Garland.
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