For Immediate Release: February 19, 2016
Eric Cardin, SCPT Executive Director, 508-389-9912
WESTBOROUGH _ For over 30 years, the medical community has trusted the PT professionals at South County Physical Therapy, Inc. (SCPT) by sending a record number of referrals to the organization. During 2015, nearly 5,000 patients were referred by physicians to SCPT. Since its inception in 1985, the regional physical therapy practice with six locations, has had over one million patient visits and continues to offer rehabilitative services to patients throughout Central Massachusetts and beyond.
“More than 550 different physicians directly refer their patients to SCPT,” said South County Physical Therapy Inc.’s Executive Director Eric Cardin. “It’s a testament to the quality-of-care our therapists provide each patient on a daily basis. We appreciate the confidence physicians place in our practice, to aid their patients in recovery.”
With the spring sports season approaching, each of SCPT’s six locations will be busy doing its part to reduce injuries sustained during youth sports. As a participating sports medicine practice, SCPT advocates for elevated safety standards for recreational and organized sports, on behalf of STOP Sports Injuries. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), over 3.5 million adolescents under the age of fifteen require medical treatment for sports-related injuries in the United States.
SCPT also receives numerous seasonal referrals from coaches, trainers, schools, and parents seeking sports injury therapy specialists for their children.
“Many of the patients we treat have suffered overuse injuries, which are preventable. Coaches, parents, and athletes have to work together to identify pain, determine the source, and treat it appropriately so kids can stay in the game long-term,” said South County Physical Therapy Inc.’s Assistant Clinical Director of Auburn, Carla Faucher, PTA, STS.
Common overuse injuries treated at South County Physical Therapy, Inc. include Little League Shoulder and Elbow, ACL tears, patellar tendonosis, and shin splints. In addition to these avoidable injuries, traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a growing threat facing young athletes. The American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) stated that 21 percent of all traumatic brain injuries among children and adolescents in the United States stem from sports and recreational activities. TBI recovery can be a complicated and difficult process for the patient and their family.
“Youth sports provide important fundamental values and encourage a healthy lifestyle through physical activity. We urge the community to be mindful of safety practices and the well-being of all players as many sports begin this season,” said Cardin.
As a recognized leader in providing dedicated rehabilitative care, the number of patient visits and referrals to SCPT is expected to grow in 2016, as the long-standing and trusted physical therapy organization continues to be a top choice for patients, coaches, trainers, and physicians.
For 30 years, South County Physical Therapy, Inc. has been dedicated to providing its patients with quality, personalized rehabilitative care in an environment that is safe, comfortable and compassionate. As a privately owned company, the organization has given back to numerous charitable organizations in the communities it serves, and seeks to make a difference in promoting wellness and health awareness. The company offers six locations in Central Massachusetts that include: Auburn, Charlton, Millbury, Westborough (East Main Street and Oak Street) and Worcester. For more information, visit www.southcountypt.com.