Good Shepherd Physical Therapists Receive Specialty Certification in Multiple Sclerosis11/21/2008
November 21, 2008
Allentown, PA – Sue Golden, LPT, Angie DeEsch, PTA, and Kathy Slezak, MSPT, physical therapists at Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network, recently achieved certification from the Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers as Certified Multiple Sclerosis Specialists. The certification is reserved for clinicians who demonstrate quality and consistent care to those living with multiple sclerosis, along with a commitment to continuous learning to keep informed of treatment advancements.
Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network has the highest concentration of Certified Multiple Sclerosis Specialists in the Lehigh Valley. Good Shepherd offers a comprehensive program for MS patients that includes the latest in assistive and rehabilitation technology, speech and cognitive rehabilitation, home modification and support groups.
MS is a lifelong neurological disease, which attacks the central nervous system. The progress, severity and specific symptoms of MS are unpredictable and vary from one person to another. Symptoms may be mild, such as numbness in the limbs, or severe, such as paralysis or loss of vision.
Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network, based in Allentown, Pennsylvania, is a nationally recognized rehabilitation leader, offering a continuum of care for people with physical and cognitive disabilities and specializing in assistive and rehabilitation technology. More than 40,000 people come to Good Shepherd each year for specialized programs in stroke, orthopedics, brain injury, spinal cord injury, pediatrics, amputation and more. Good Shepherd provides rehabilitation services in 8 eastern Pennsylvania counties. Good Shepherd operates 16 outpatient sites, 4 inpatient sites, a long-term acute care hospital, 2 long-term care homes for people with severe disabilities, an independent living facility, a Work Services division that provides employment training and job placement and a lifestyle products online store called Rehability. Good Shepherd Penn Partners, a partnership of Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network and the University of Pennsylvania Health System, began operations in July 2008 and provides post-acute care in the Philadelphia region. Good Shepherd was founded in 1908 when The Rev. John and Estella Raker invited a disabled orphan named Viola into their Allentown, Pennsylvania, home. Good Shepherd is affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. For more information, visit www.GoodShepherdRehab.org.