Hospital adds neuro-rehabilitation services; public invited to open house

Chris Frehner, physical therapist, works with neuro patient Kori Hyde in the new Dixie Regional Neuro Rehabilitation unit, Dixie Regional Health & Performance Center, circa Jan-March 2016 | Photo courtesy of Intermountain Health Care, St. George News

ST. GEORGE— The Health & Performance Center of Dixie Regional is expanding to include a Neuro Rehabilitation clinic in its own new location on the third floor of the center at 652 S. Medical Center Drive, Suite 340, in St. George. An open house for the clinic will be held Tuesday from 4-6 p.m. and all are welcome to attend.

“For the past six years, all of the rehabilitation services in the Health & Performance Center have been housed on the lower level,” clinic manager Scott Gillespiesaid. “In order to accommodate the tremendous growth of our therapy programs and services, it became necessary to move our neurologic therapy team up to the third floor into an additional 5,000 square feet of clinic space.”

The new clinic is furnished with the latest equipment and technology to aide therapists in providing the best possible care to patients with neurologic conditions.

“We are particularly excited about the design of the ADL room (Activities of Daily Living),” Gillespie said. “It is equipped with appliances and furniture you would find in a typical home environment. In this room, the therapist can provide real-life training and rehabilitation. This better facilitates the ability of patients to return to their normal function, responsibilities and roles in life.”

Those attending the open house Tuesday will have the chance to meet and learn from neuro-occupational therapists, physical therapists and speech-language pathologists.

Tours, refreshments and giveaways are offered. For more information call 435-251-2158.

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