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April 22, 1994 - Image 22

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1994-04-22

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25 Years of Experience Really
Does Make a Difference

hey're springing
up everywhere!
And before you
know it, every-
one's saying
they're a rehabilitation
specialist. But before
making that first ap-
pointment, take the time
to find out who'll be pro-
viding your rehabilitation
care. If they're not licensed
physical therapists, you
may want to keep looking.
With more than 25
years of experience, Sinai's
Department of Physical
Medicine and Rehabilita-
tion (PM&R) has now ex-
panded its services to
include Sinai Physical and
Occupational Therapy at
Crown Pointe in Oak
Park. The primary goal of
Sinai Physical and Occu-
pational Therapy is to pro-
vide a healthy recovery
from sports injuries, auto
accidents, arthritis, mus-
culoskeletal surgery,
work- related injuries,
hand and orthopedic in-
juries and other diseases
of the muscles, bones and
An absolute gem in the
growing Sinai health sys-
tem, Sinai Physical and
Occupational Therapy fea-
tures an indoor pool for
aqua therapy. The 88-de-
gree pool offers tremen-
dous therapeutic benefits,


even for arthritic patients
with limited movement.
"Because of the buoy-
ancy and various physical
properties of water, pa-
tients can eliminate most
stress on the joints," ex-
plains Mary Jo Jordan,
Supervisor of Physical
Therapy at Sinai Physical
and Occupational Thera-
py. "They can go through
an increased range of mo-
tion that is virtually free
of pain. In the pool, the ef-
fects of weight-bearing or
gravity pressures are de-
creased significantly."
Sinai Physical and Oc-
cupational Therapy also
has state-of-the-art diag-
nostic and rehabilitative
equipment. The Cybex
6000, for example, is a
testing and exercise unit
for every major joint in the
body. It is attached to a
computer that helps pa-
tients and therapists to set
and meet goals to increase
strength and range of mo-
Some musculoskeletal
post-surgery patients also
receive therapy at Sinai
Physical and Occupation-
al Therapy. "Normally,
the hip, knee or shoulder
is very painful, so we treat
the pain first. The range
of motion tends to be lim-
ited, so we start with mild
stretching exercises. Then,

The Cybex 6000 helps patients and therapists to set and meet goals to increase strength and range of motion.


VFrom left to right, shown below, Sinai President and CEO Phillip
Schaengold, Chairman of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Joseph
C. Honet, M.D., Chief of Occupational Therapy/Outpatient Clinical Coor-
dinator Sandy Thom and Assistant Vice President of Clinical Programs
Bill Restum, Ph.D., cut the ribbon to officially open Sinai Physical and
Occupational Therapy at Crown Pointe, Feb. I.

we get into a strengthen-
ing and reconditioning
program," says Ms. Jor-
The facility offers the
best of both worlds—ad-
vanced technology and su-
perior personal care by
qualified physical and oc-
cupational therapists who
have additional training
in aqua therapy. Sinai
Physical and Occupation-
al Therapy has an array
of aerobic equipment in-
cluding treadmills, exer-
cise bikes, upper cycles,
stair machines and
weights. A physician's pre-
scription is needed for
therapy at Sinai Physical
and Occupational Thera-
Sinai Physical and Oc-
cupational Therapy will

~ si nal

also host several upcom- more than 70 medical sub-
ing health education pro- specialties. I don't know of
grams. "The Arthritis many free-standing reha-
Self-Help Course" will be- bilitation facilities that can
gin at the facility in June. say that," says Jordan.
Co-sponsored by Sinai and "Twenty-five years of ex-
the Arthritis Foundation, perience really does make
each weekly session over a difference."
For more information
six consecutive weeks will
include a lecture, discus- about therapy at Sinai
sion, role-playing, brain- Physical and Occupation-
storming and demon- al Therapy at Crown
stration. Class members Pointe, please call (810)
will learn exercises and 968-3900.
techniques they can do at
home. Course registration
is $20 per person and $5
for each person accompa-
nying the arthritic patient.
."When patients choose
this or another Sinai fa-
cility, they not only receive
top-notch care, but they
have access to Sinai's 630-
member medical staff and

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