Speech, Physical and Occupational Therapy
Full-time therapists, assistants and technicians provide consultation and therapy to help patients improve their health.
Illness or injury can cause speech and language problems, limited movement or disruption of daily routines. Physical therapists work with patients to restore function, increase movement and decrease pain. Occupational therapists help patients restore health and increase independence. Speech therapists assist patients with their ability to communicate and comprehend.
The unit uses equipment such as electrotherapy, ultrasound and exercise machines to help patients restore their health. Patients are also advised on nutrition and exercise programs to follow outside of therapy sessions.
Scott Oaks , PT/DPT, received his Physical Therapy degree from East Carolina University and became a Doctor of Physical Therapy at Virginia Commonwealth University. His areas of expertise include spine injury, injury prevention, general wellness and nutritional effects on disease. Scot is a board member of the YMCA and is active in injury prevention education and onsite ergonomic assessments.
Jenny Radford Gay, a Danville native, has over 15 years experience as a Speech Therapist. She received her masters degree from Radford University in Virginia in Communication Disorders & Science. She specializes in vital stim therapy for dysphagia as well as treatment for aphasia, language disorders associated with a stroke and tramatic brain injury.
- Post-injury treatment and rehabilitation
- Post-surgery rehabilitation
- Gait training
- Amputee and prosthetic training
- Pain management
- Osteoporosis Care & Prevention
- Post-Partum Pain & Discomfort
- Pelvic & Low Back Pain
- Stroke care
- Balance training
- Gait training
- Vestibular rehabilitation
- Pre-surgical treatment, exercise instruction, & counseling
- Therapeutic strengthening and endurance exercises
- Home exercises program instruction
- Sports-Specific Therapies
- Treatment for aphasia & dysphagia
- Treatment for language disorders associated with stroke or traumatic brain injury
- Vital Stim Certified
Live Life to the Fullest
Injury Prevention Starts with Education
Staying active is the key to long-term mobility but it is important to educate yourself on how far to push your body and understand the warning signs when they present themselves. Most injuries requiring attention have some common warning signs and symptoms. Acute injuries are obvious but nagging, chronic aches typically develop over time. The sooner you address these injuries, the sooner you can heal and avoid long-term damage.
Injury Warning Signs You Shouldn’t Ignore
- Joint Pain – particularly in the knee, ankle, elbow or wrist.
- Tenderness at a Specific Point – experienced when pressing on a bone, muscle or joint.
- Swelling – especially when accompanied by pain, redness and heat.
- Reduced Range of Motion – when compared to the non-injured side.
- Numbness & Tingling – could mean nerve compression.
If you experience any of the above symptoms, take steps to remedy the situation in order to avoid long-term damage.
How Physical Therapy Can Help
If you experience an injury, recently had surgery or have a condition that requires rehabilitation, physical therapy is a step in the right direction to overall good health.
Danville Regional Sports Medicine & Rehab offers physical therapy services for those experiencing aches, pains, debilitating illness or trauma, stroke, traumatic head injury, spinal cord injury, joint replacement, fractures, back/neck problems, amputations, wounds and more.
These conditions do not have to mean a lifetime of dependence on others. Working together, we can see your potential, set your goals, reach your results.
Danville Family YMCA
215 Riverside Drive
Danville, VA 24541
For more information, please call 434.822.0484.