For Immediate Release: August 27, 2012
SOUTHAMPTON -- Cooley Dickinson Hospital's Rehab Services office at the Big Y Plaza/10 College Highway, Southampton, is now open.
When the program outgrew its former Easthampton location, it found a new, larger home in Southampton. The new 3,300 square-foot facility includes an open floor plan gym with large windows that offer views of the Holyoke range, suites for hand therapy and occupational therapy as well as a spacious waiting room.
Said Colette Fellows, Occupational Therapy Supervisor and project supervisor, “people seeking help for hand injuries and those needing evaluations for voice, communication, or swallowing impairments have access to services not previously offered in the Easthampton area. We look forward to taking care of community members who need these services and other forms of rehabilitation.”
In addition to hand therapy and speech-language pathology, therapists offer treatment for general orthopedic and sports medicine problems, lymphedema, a condition where legs and arms swell due to a block in the lymphatic system, and therapy to help with back pain and recovery from stroke.
A physician’s referral is needed for treatment. Therapists provide updates to each patient’s referring physician to keep him or her apprised of the patient’s progress. An open house is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 13.
Sharing space with Rehab Services will be the Cooley Dickinson Laboratory Patient Service Center, when it relocates from Easthampton in late October. The Patient Service Center provides routine and emergency lab testing of blood and other specimens.
For more information, call 527-7970.