HCMC Center for Wellness and Rehabilitation Offering Aquatic Therapy to its Patients

Paris, TN – Debbie Jelks, PT, MSPT, PCS, the Director of Rehabilitation Services at Henry County Medical Center, recently announced that the Center for Wellness and Rehabilitation has a new PTA focused on aquatic therapy for patients as part of its arsenal of treatments to better serve its patients.

“Aquatic therapy can be beneficial and aid in the rehabilitation process in many different diagnoses,” said Jelks.

Aquatic Therapy will be under the direction of Brittany Stenberg, PTA, who joined HCMC’s Center for Wellness and Rehabilitation this summer. Stenberg is from Jackson, TN and is a strong proponent of water as a mode of therapy.

“Water offers support, buoyancy, resistance and hydrostatic pressure that make it ideal for therapeutic environments,” explained Stenberg. “The water takes pressure off of weight-bearing joints that make it possible for patients to return to a higher level of function quicker due to less painful movement in the water.”

Stenberg works in the water with patients in the Center for Wellness and Rehabilitation’s on-site therapy pool. “Our pool is kept at a warm temperature that makes it soothing for people who suffer from fybromyalgia, arthritis and even those who are recovering from surgery,” said Stenberg, noting that the pool is located in a self-contained room which offers privacy to patients during their individual therapy sessions.

To learn more about the aquatic therapy program at HCMC, watch our recent video featuring Stenberg:  https://youtu.be/ZAoznX6ajSo

Henry County Medical Center’s Center for Wellness and Rehabilitation Director Debbie Jelks, PT, MSPT, PCS, Rehabilitation Services Director, recently announced the addition of three new therapists to her team: Lindsay Fowler, PT; Brittany Stenberg, PTA; and Rachel Walker, OTR/L.

The HCMC Center for Wellness and Rehabilitation offers convenient and specialized care providing services for orthopedic patients, neurological patients, lymphedema patients, speech/language pathology patients, pediatric physical, speech and occupational therapy, vestibular patients and a variety of other diagnoses.

For more information concerning any of our services, please call us at (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.