The Update: September 2017




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Now in South Philly!

On August 10th, we officially opened our 18th outpatient location, Penn Therapy & Fitness South Philadelphia.


Located at 1900 South Broad Street, general orthopaedic therapies are available to treat a wide range of needs ranging from strains and sprains to navigating debilitating conditions, like arthritis or osteoporosis. To learn more about the outpatient therapy programs available at our newest location, click here.



Leaders in Research

Our Annual Research Report for fiscal year 2017 is now available on our website! 


This year's report showcases the research and education our therapists participated in between July 1, 2016 through June 30, 2017. 


Sixty clinicians gave research and education presentations at twenty professional conference at the state, national and international levels. Eight articles were published in peer-reviewed journals in addition to multiple awards and special recognition received. Click here to read and download the full report online.



Spinal Cord Injury Month

Did you know September is National Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Month?


Good Shepherd Penn Partners provides inpatient and outpatient physical rehabilitation programs, community resources and support to individuals living with spinal cord injury. 


Elena Newland DPT, NCS, MSCS, shares prevention tips on how to reduce your risk for spinal cord injury. Click here to read her guest post on our blog.



Make an Appointment Today!

There are only 93 CARF accredited Spinal Cord Injury Programs in the world and we are one of them! Designed by physicians specializing in Spinal Cord Injury Medicine, our Spinal Cord Injury program focuses on patient-centered care, lifelong follow up and maximization of patient independence.


Penn Therapy & Fitness therapists collaborate with patients and their care team to effectively manage symptoms. Our team can work with you to manage conditions related to SCI/D including:

  • Bowel and bladder management
  • Communication, cognitive and safety training
  • Deep Brain Stimulator (DBS) management
  • FEES (Fiberoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing) for dysphagia patients
  • Nutritional support
  • Pain management
  • Sports training/recreational activity assessment 
  • Seating and mobility clinic and skills training

 Click here to learn more about our outpatient spinal cord injury program.