OT Job Posting

Specific Occupational Therapy Needs:

Assist with treatment planning and evaluations for new patients.

Diagnoses include neurological impairments in both the adult and pediatric patient populations.

Also need assistance with evaluations and treatments related to developmental delays, specifically school readiness skills (writing, coloring, hand strength, scissor use).

Need help with upcoming inpatient/swing bed unit at Vanderbilt Medical Facility/Bedford Co.

Treatments for Hip Pain

Once the proper diagnosis is made and it is determined that the cause of your hip pain is trochanteric bursitis or inflammation of the trochanteric bursa, your treatment process will begin. Physical therapy for trochanteric bursitis will be geared towards reducing inflammation in and around the bursa and addressing the soft tissue structures that may be contributing to this painful condition.

TMJ At-Home Therapy

If attending physical therapy, you will be given a home exercise program to do on off days and to continue after discharge. An HEP may consist of the following:

    • Chin tucks – shoulders back and chest up, bring chin straight back making a double chin.
    • Relax jaw – place tongue behind upper front teeth and slowly allow jaw to drop,

Paul Whitaker Overcomes Knee Replacement Due to Arthritis

Paul Whitaker is a patient at our Shelbyville Clinic.  His left knee had been damaged by arthritis which made it difficult to play golf, walk normally, or exercise at the gym.  Recommended by his physician, Paul started physical therapy with the goal of 100% recovery and freedom from pain.  He just wanted to get back to his normal active lifestyle.

Josh Melchior Recovers from Hip and Lower Back Injury

Josh Melchior is a PT at our Shelbyville clinic and wanted to share his own story with you about his hip and lower back injury that occurred while lifting weights.  Below is Josh’s story in his own words:

“I hurt myself working out several weeks ago. I was deadlifting and felt a catch in my left hip and my low back but didn’t have any immediate pain.