WESTBOROUGH _ Mother’s Day marks the beginning of National Women’s Health Week. This initiative, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, will celebrate its 16th annual campaign in May 2015 to raise awareness regarding issues affecting women’s health. Locally, South County Physical Therapy, Inc. (SCPT) is doing its part to recognize women’s health issues year round.
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WESTBOROUGH _ On Sunday, May 3rd, 2015, members of the South County Physical Therapy, Inc. (SCPT) team will be a welcome sight for thirsty runners at the 13th Annual Westborough Spring Festival 5K Road Race, presented by the Rotary Club of Westborough. SCPT will donate bottles of water to hydrate hundreds of runners as they chase the challenging course through the rolling hills of Westborough’s town roads.
WESTBOROUGH _ South County Physical Therapy, Inc. (SCPT) was “open for business” at the recent Corridor Nine Business EXPO, held on Thursday, April 2, 2015 at the DoubleTree Hotel in Westborough. With two locations within the town of Westborough (and four additional Central Massachusetts locations nearby), SCPT’s team of skilled therapists and experts felt right at home, surrounded by a crowd representing more than 1,300 business colleagues, friends, and fellow Corridor Nine Chamber members.
Physical therapy for cancer survivors. South County Physical Therapy Inc. offers specialized physical therapy for oncology rehabilitation and lymphedema (localized fluid retention and swelling often caused by radiation therapy, tumors, or surgery). The therapy is designed to help cancer survivors increase their standard of living.
AUBURN _ For the expert team at South County Physical Therapy, Inc. (SCPT), health is their business, which made supporting the Eighth Annual Health & Business Expo, presented by the Auburn Chamber of Commerce, the perfect fit.
WESTBOROUGH _ National organizations such as the Commission on Cancer recognize that rehabilitation is a necessary part of recovery from cancer and cancer treatments. Many cancer survivors find that there is a diminished quality of life, a lack of mobility, and overall tiredness and pain after cancer treatments. According to data from the National Health Interview Survey, through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately one in four cancer survivors have a decreased quality of life due to physical problems and one in 10 due to emotional problems.
AUBURN_ Nationwide, hospitals and leading medical organizations are shifting the way they keep medical records to better serve patients. These data storage solutions are safe, reliable, and provide more up-to-the-minute and real time confidential record keeping. In this technology-based era, having instant access to medical records and pertinent patient information can help therapists quickly and efficiently access the vital information they need to treat a patient.
The American Cancer Society’s “Look Good … Feel Better” program will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Feb. 9 and March 9 at UMass Memorial Medical Center University Campus, 55 Lake Ave. North, Worcester, and from 10 a.m. to noon March 2 at St. Vincent Hospital, 1 Eaton Place, Worcester.
South County Physical Therapy was founded in 1985 by Cathy Hoover-Smith, with a staff of two, including her. Today, the practice has six locations — Auburn, Worcester, two in Westboro, Millbury and Charlton — and 82 employees, including 32 physical therapists. The practice has experienced a 20 percent growth in the last five years, and the company is approaching 1 million in total patient visits. Eric Cardin has worked for the last 10 years. He is a native of Middleboro, and received his undergraduate and master’s degrees in physical therapy from Boston University.
AUBURN _ Many people began the New Year with intentions of incorporating a healthier way of living into their lives. In the United States alone, 44 percent of Americans (the same percentage as 2014) made resolutions to make a change to their current lifestyle, according to a poll by the Marist Institute for Public Opinion, in Poughkeepsie, New York. Interestingly, but not surprisingly, a large percentage of those people who made resolutions to engage in a healthier lifestyle did not keep their resolutions.