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OMC Rehabilitation Services recognizes Physical Therapy Month

OMC Rehabilitation Services recognizes Physical Therapy Month

Ozarks Medical Center Rehabilitation Services is celebrating National Physical Therapy Month in October. Physical therapists are health care professionals who treat patients of all ages, from newborn to the very oldest, who have medical problems or other health-related conditions that limit their abilities to move and perform functional activities in their daily lives. Countless conditions are treatable with physical therapy, including common ailments such as back and neck pain, joint pain, sports injuries and other conditions from trauma, overuse or age. Physical therapists also work with people to help to prevent health problems and improve physical function.

“Physical therapy can significantly improve a patient’s mobility to perform daily activities, and in some cases, can even provide an alternative to painful and expensive surgery as well as manage or eliminate pain without medication,” said Pam Ream, Director of OMC Rehabilitation Services. “We are proud of our compassionate and professional team who are dedicated to putting our patients on the path to recovery.”

OMC Rehabilitation Services team includes licensed physical therapists and physical therapy assistants who work with patients in the hospital, clinics, home health and schools.

“Our therapists provide an individual treatment plan for each patient based on their needs and goals. They also do a great deal to educate patients about their injury or impairments so that the patient can properly perform exercises on their own as part of the healing process,” Ream said.

OMC Rehabilitation Services also offers occupational therapy and speech-language pathology to inpatients at Ozarks Medical Center and at area clinics, schools, and work places, as well as through Riverways Home Health of OMC. For more information about OMC Rehabilitation Services or physical therapy services, call 417-257-5959 or toll-free 888-242-9329 or e-mail

West Plains Mayor Jack Pahlmann recently joined Ozarks Medical Center Rehabilitation Services in recognizing October as National Physical Therapy Month. Front row, from left, Jennifer Cromer, PT (Physical Therapist); Rachel Horton, PTA Student (Physical Therapy Assistant); Bethany Underwood, PT; Charlotte Beauchamp, PT; Lori Hall, PTA; Pahlmann; Shawna Loges, PT; Anne Kimbrough, PT; Kat Scott, PTA; Lisa Riggs, PT; Bret Hall, PT; and Sara Eidson, PT. Back row: Greg Peugh, PT; Doug Dunbar, PT; Theresa Speake, PT; Kevin Hicks, PT; Jess Loges, PTA; Julie Dunbar, PT; Jonathan Dillinger, PTA; Brody Smith, PT; Jared Sadowitz, PT; and Rex Wynn, PT.

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