HCMC Center for Wellness and Rehabilitation Celebrates Therapy Month

PARIS, TN – Physical therapists are movement experts who improve quality of life through hands-on care, patient education and prescribed movement.  The American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) and Henry County Medical Center’s Center for Wellness and Rehabilitation are proud to celebrate the commitment to help improve the health and wellness of the patients in our community during Physical Therapy Month.

After making a diagnosis, physical therapists create personalized treatment plans that help their patients improve mobility, manage pain and other chronic conditions, recover from injury, surgery, and prevent future injury and chronic disease.

Physical Therapist Assistants PTA(s) are educated and licensed clinicians who provide care under the direction and supervision of a physical therapist.  Care provided by a PTA may include teaching people exercises for mobility, strength and coordination, training for activities such as walking with crutches, canes, or walkers, and the use of physical agents. PTAs may also measure changes in the patient’s performance as a result of the physical therapy provided.

PTs and PTAs empower people to actively participate in their own treatment. They work collaboratively with each other, and with other health professionals, to ensure patients receive the best evidence-based practice in all settings where you find therapists.

At Henry County Medical Center you will see therapists in our hospital and in our Center for Orthopedic Excellence, in our Home Health and Hospice, in our Outpatient Center for Wellness and Rehabilitation and in our skilled care department, HCHC Plumley Rehab.  We also have HCMC PTs in our local school systems.

At the Center for Wellness and Rehabilitation, we are committed to our community and surrounding area to provide the highest quality of care, one therapist to one patient at a time.   This allows us to know what is really working for you as we treat your physical impairment. We want to help you reach goals that will lead to a better quality of life.

Founded by APTA, National Physical Therapy Month is observed each October. During October, the therapy staff members have selected Haven House Domestic Abuse Shelter/Program in Henry County as the service project for this year to recognize the month.

Now until October 31, members of the community can drop off items at the HCMC Center for Wellness and Rehabilitation for the program.  A box is in the lobby for collection.  Below is a list of items needed:

  • Non-Perishable Food Items
  • Canned Food Items
  • Peanut Butter
  • Jelly
  • Saltines
  • Canned Soup
  • Canned Tuna/Chicken
  • Spaghetti Sauce
  • Canned Corn, Sweet Peas, and Beans
  • Instant Mashed Potatoes
  • Ravioli/Spaghetti O’s
  • Breakfast Cereal
  • Cereal Fruit Bars
  • Baby Formula
  • Baby Food Jars
  • Women’s Deodorant
  • Shampoo and Conditioner
  • Body Wash
  • Soap Bar
  • Disposable Razors
  • Hand Soap
  • Laundry Detergent
  • Pine Sol
  • Lysol Spray
  • Disinfectant Wipes
  • Bleach
  • Trash Bags
  • Toilet Tissue
  • Paper Towels
  • Baby Wipes
  • Diapers, Size 4, 5, and 6
  • Pull-ups, Size 2T, 3T, and 4

Haven House’s mission is to save and change lives through the intervention and prevention of domestic violence by offering 24 hour shelter and crisis hotline, support services, youth programs and community awareness.

“We are excited to be able to collect items for our local abuse shelter here in Henry County,” said Debbie Jelks, Director of Rehabilitation Services at HCMC.  “Any donations are greatly appreciated and we will ensure that our local shelter benefits from them.”

To learn more about Haven House, visit their website at: https://www.havenhousetn.org/.  To learn more about the HCMC Center for Wellness & Rehab, call 731-642-2411 or go online at www.hcmc-tn.org.

About Henry County Medical Center
Located in Paris, TN, Henry County Medical Center is a progressive, integrated healthcare organization committed to serving the healthcare needs of Henry County and the adjoining region.  Including a 142-bed hospital and other facilities, the medical center provides a variety of outpatient services, as well as inpatient care. Additionally, HCMC owns and operates 8 provider clinics in various specialties.  Henry County Medical Center is a county-owned and operated nonprofit institution. For more information: www.hcmc-tn.org.