Professional Care PT. Occupational Therapy

PAT I ENT SUCCESS SPOTL I GHT

CELEBRATING 10 YEARS! Itseems likenot too longago, these twogentlemenhad a tremendous vision. With hard work, determination and a passion for helping patients achieve the health andwellness theydeserve,Dr.’sGeorgeCiresiandJim Blair set that vision into motion. Their journey began in Dr. Ciresi’s hometown of Patchogue-Medford in 2009 and with the support from theirwonderfulpatientsandcommitted,hard-working staff who share in the same vision, a second facility wasopened in thecommunityofRiverheada fewshort years later. From manual therapy, neurological rehabilitation, orthopedics, pain management, occupational therapy, pre-andpost-operativerehabilitation,sportsmedicine, athletic performance and work/industry rehab services,weatProfessionalCarePhysicalTherapyand Rehabilitation continue to grow and are committed to thehealthandwellnessofourpatientsandcontinue to berecognizedas leaders inthefieldofPhysicalTherapy. STAY I NG UP -TO-DATE ! Webelievethat it’s imperativetostayaheadofthe latest research, PT treatment options, surgical procedures, and injury prevention techniques in order to provide our patients with the highest quality of care they have come to expect from us at Professional Care Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation.

Ronald Barrette, an avid boater, became one of Professional Care Physical Therapy’s very first patients when we began our journey 10 years ago. And like all of our patients, we are grateful that he chose ProCare for his rehabilitation needs. Mr. Barrette became a casualty of off-shore boat racing, and after his initial neck surgery, he began working directly with Dr. George Ciresi towards his rehabilitation. Now, ten years later, after his second surgery in January 2019, Mr. Barrette visits us for his occupational therapy needs, working closely several days a week with Amanda Loevner, MS, OTR/L, CHT, to help with the loss of feeling in his arm and hand, due to a pinched nerve. Mr. Barrette has been making great strides throughout the course of his rehabilitation, making sure to incorporate ProCare’s Desensitization Program at home in addition to his in-office visits. His positive outlook and his wonderful work ethic each day are bringing him closer to attaining his goal to be back on the water, enjoying the beautiful shores of Long Island this summer. “There is a difference in my quality of life due to my rehab. When you need therapy, this is the place to come to. It’s fun, I love everyone’s personality and I wouldn’t miss one appointment.” -Ronald Barrette

STAFF SPOTL I GHT

Amanda Loevner , MS, OTR/L, CHT, Co-founder ProCare Occupational Therapy & Physical Therapy Amanda attended The University of Scranton where she received her Bachelors Degree in Health Sciences. She also completed her Master of Science degree in Occupational Therapy at the University of Scranton in 2014. Amanda has always had an interest in working in hand therapy and feels that individuals all over the world communicate

Recently, Dr. Catherine Powell, PT, DPT, participated in a Knee Junction Dilemma Course at the Institute of Physical Art (IPA). This 2-day, 16-hour, hands-on continuing education course provided therapists with a

with others and their environment through the use of their hands. Throughout her schooling she enjoyed making splints and was intrigued by the extensive anatomy involved in hand therapy and decided to pursue her interest as a hand therapist at Signature Hand Therapy, and at Glen Cove Hospital: an affiliate of Northwell Health. She completed her advanced specialization in 2018 and became a Certified Hand Therapist. As a therapist, Amanda focuses on returning her clients to their previous level of functioning and works with her clients to regain the skills they need to participate in every day tasks including work, leisure, and play activities. Amanda is also a RYT500 hour certified yoga instructor and has a keen interest in maintaining a healthy and balanced lifestyle in the mind, body, and spirit.

better understanding of proper knee function and the connection with healthy motions of the foot/ankle and how to identify key dysfunctions of the lower extremity to better guide interventions aimed at enhancing knee function.

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