PLYMOUTH — Pemi-Baker Community Health has hired Kathryn Schwartzer, who recently received her doctorate of physical therapy from Ithaca College.
Her professional interests and specialties are neurological rehabilitation, balance/fall prevention, manual therapy and aquatic therapy.
“I am very excited to be able to offer aquatic-based therapy to my patients, as the demand for this type of therapy is growing rapidly. The pool is an ideal environment for treating many diagnoses and we’ve seen a lot of success, especially with patients with back pain, arthritis, joint replacements and decreased balance,” said Schwartzer.
Pemi-Baker’s 90-degree therapy pool allows its team of therapists to offer aquatic therapy in addition to conventional treatments.
According to a new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Directors Association, “one to two weekly physical therapy sessions can help lower the chances of re-hospitalization among older adults by up to 82% in a 60-day period.”
To contact the Physical Therapy Department or to learn more about aquatic therapy, call 603-536-2232 or visit www.pbhha.org.