Minden Medical Center Celebrates National Rehabilitation Week.

September 19, 2016

Minden, Louisiana, September 2016. – Minden Medical Center will be raising awareness of and celebrating rehabilitation services this week- September 19th through September 23rd - during National Rehabilitation Awareness Week.

This celebration recognizes the importance of Rehabilitation services for people recovering from severe and debilitating injury or illness as well as the dedication and contributions of rehabilitation professionals.

“Anyone who has faced physical and functional limitations as a result of illness or injury has extraordinary challenges to overcome,” states Terri Miller, MMC Rehabilitation Director.  “Rehabilitation professionals strive to help our patients relearn and regain their optimal functional skills in order to reach their maximum potential.”

This year, MMC has chosen the theme “Rehab Heroes” for the celebration.  “Our interdisciplinary team provides an excellent service to their patients.  They are truly humble in their service, but we feel they are rehab heroes to those they are helping recover”, says Miller.  The rehabilitation team at Minden Medical Center’s Inpatient Rehabilitation consists of Registered Nurses, Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Social Workers, and Speech Therapists. This team is led by Dr. Jenness Courtney.  Dr. Courtney is a physiatrist specializing in the medical practice of physical medicine and rehabilitation. Dr. Courtney and his team provide rehabilitation treatment for conditions including stroke, musculoskeletal injuries and disorders, traumatic brain and spinal cord injuries, amputations, and debility due to a variety of medical and surgical sources.

The week-long celebration will include educational information and a rehabilitation trivia game for both MMC employees and visitors.  The information and game board will be set up in the MMC Café for those wishing to participate.  A winner will be drawn from the trivia entries and will receive a prize basket.

For more information regarding rehabilitation services at Minden Medical Center, contact us at 371-3297 or visit www.mindenmedicalcenter.com/rehab.