The Update: June 2018



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Summer Safety Tips

Summer is here! The days are longer, and that heat we have so patiently waited for has arrived! For some of us, this all means that we are more active than usual. Although that is a good thing for our physical (and mental) well-being, it can also lead to a higher risk for injury. 


Cheryl Cocca, PT, DPT, OCS, shares helpful tips to stay safe while being active during the upcoming months. Click here to read her blog post! Click here to read her blog post!


Register for Research Day 2018

Join Good Shepherd Penn Partners and the Penn Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation department for the fourth annual Research Day. The event will be held on Thursday, June 14th from 12:30-5:30pm, at the Penn Medicine Rittenhouse campus. 


Randel Swanson, II, DO, PhD, Assistant Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, will be delivering the keynote address, focusing on the topic 'neurological manifestations associated with reports of audible and sensory phenomena'


Both PSNA Contact hours for Registered Nursed and General education contact hours by the Pennsylvania State Board of Physical Therapy have been applied for. Click here to register for this free event.


FY 2017 Annual Community Report

Because of your support, we have helped patients reclaim their lives through the compassionate care and innovative

research employees do throughout our organization. 


Each day, our employees put our mission into action by defining and implementing evidence-based practice across the continuum of care. Our highly-trained clinical teams see beyond the disease or medical condition; creating customized programs to help each person achieve their goals. 


Click here to read our Fiscal Year 2017 Annual Community Report.


Get a Grip on Hand Pain

Did you know June 4-10 is Hand Therapy Awareness and Injury Prevention Week? On a daily basis, our hands are exposed to countless of activities and conditions that could potentially cause serious damage. According to the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention, 4.7 million emergency room visits were for injuries to the hand, wrist and fingers in 2009. 

Our hand, wrist and elbow services with Penn Therapy & Fitness provide comprehensive therapies for patients who suffer hand, wrist and elbow injuries or problems. Providing expert treatment using the latest techniques and technology, our specialists work with you to restore function and minimize pain. 


Through therapy and education during your hand and wrist recovery, patients are empowered to manage symptoms while avoiding future damage.To learn more about our outpatient hand therapy services, click here to find a location closest to you!