Making Moves

The Outpatient Physical Therapy department provides high-tech equipment and expanded care in its new home.

Getting patients moving is the goal of Henry Mayo’s Physical Therapy Department. Now, the team is gearing up for an exciting move of its own.

This summer, the Physical Therapy Department will begin offering state-of-the-art equipment and expanded care on the second floor of the new, 53,000-square-foot Henry Mayo Fitness and Health facility located on Town Center Drive in Valencia.
“This gives us the opportunity to grow both in size and in programming,” said John Adam, MPT, Assistant Director of Rehabilitation Services.

“It also allows us to create a space more conducive to our patient needs in a visually appealing and functional environment.”
The increased space will allow expansion of the orthopedic and sports rehab service lines. It will also provide 11 private treatment rooms, which will increase capacity for in-demand specialty programs such as treatment for pelvic floor dysfunction and prenatal/postnatal care.

Additionally, the department will begin partnering with oncology services to offer prehabilitation and address post-cancer treatment conditions, including lymphedema. It will also offer expanded balance and vestibular rehab services.

“We are fortunate to serve a wide age range of clients, from students to seniors. It’s a friendly, patient-focused atmosphere where young and old alike feel comfortable and supported in their recovery,” Adam said.

Occupational therapists, certified hand therapists and speech language pathologists will also be available. “Having a large, diverse staff allows the therapists to focus on areas they have a passion about, which drives our results,” Adam said.

The new physical therapy space will feature innovative equipment, ranging from the AlterG Anti-Gravity Treadmill (the only one in the Santa Clarita Valley) to pneumatic resistance equipment, functional movement stations and combination modality units that will include cold lasers in specialty program rooms.

Therapists will also have use of the fitness gym located on the first floor, which features cardio equipment with monitors and full circuit lines for strengthening.

“Our hope is to get patients exposed to the equipment and staff so they return to or transition into a more active lifestyle, in order to maintain the gains from their therapy interventions,” Adam said. “Come try us out, and let us show you how committed we are to providing you with exceptional care and results.”