Girard Medical Center is committed to serving all patients with decreased mobility, Orthopedic Injuries, Sports Injuries, Orthopedic Surgeries, Neurologic Injuries, Wound Care, Work Related Injuries and Conditioning, and Speech Related Dysfunctions. Our therapy department features state-of-the art equipment and a comfortable, relaxing environment conducive to restoring your health in a timely manner. We provide In-Patient, Out-Patient, and Home Health Services.
Physical Therapy (PT) provides services where movement and function are threatened by aging, injury, surgery, disease or environmental factors. Our Physical Therapy department develops a individual plan for each patient to promote the ability to move freely, reduce pain, restore functional mobility and prevent disability. Our team uses customized plans to maximize each patient’s mobility and get them back to good health.
Occupational Therapy (OT) involves the therapeutic use of self-care, work, and leisure activities to increase independent function and prevent disability. Some specific areas of treatment include: ADLs (Activities of daily living)-grooming, feeding, dressing, bathing, toileting; use of adaptive equipment-elevated toilet seats, reachers, sock-aids; upper extremity range of motion, strengthening, fine motor coordination, splinting; energy conservation/work simplification techniques; homemaking tasks; vision; and cognitive perceptual tasks. The goal of occupational therapy is to achieve a maximum level of independence by rebuilding important skills and abilities lost as a result of illness, injury, or disability; and by adapting the environment to meet the client’s needs.
Our staff works as a team to provide the highest quality care for our patients. We are available Monday through Friday from 7:30 am until 4:30 pm and we can be reached directly at 620.724.5159.
Meet our Staff:
Denny Gillard, Diretor of Physical Therapy
Denny is a graduate of KU Physical Therapy. He’s been a therapist now for 13 years. He has experience in Manual Therapy, wound care, Home health, Inpatient, Outpatient, Neurologic injuries, Sport Injury Rehab, spine pain and injuries, Work related injuries, and Orthopedic injuries/surgeries. He is finishing his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from KU Medical Center Physical Therapy. Denny’s a resident of Girard and is married with 2 children. He loves practicing physical therapy and look forward to serving his community and his patients.
Tressa Newberry, Director of Occupational Therapy
Tressa is a recent graduate of the University of Kansas Medical Center, where she received her Master in Occupational Therapy. Prior to graduate school, Tressa attended Kansas State University, where she received her Bachelor in Biology. Tressa continues to be a true K-State fan! Tressa is an active member of both the Kansas Occupational Therapy Association and the American Occupational Therapy Association. She grew up in St. Paul and has family that live close by. Tressa currently resides in Girard with her fiancé and dog.
Tobi O’Hara, CPTA
Tobi has been with Girard Medical Center since April 2010. Tobi received her certification requirements from Northeastern Oklahoma A&M college. Tobi graduated top of her class and is currently on NEO’s Advisory Board for the Physical Therapist Assistant program. Her continuing education courses include shoulder impairments/treatment and attending KPTA Town Hall meetings to help keep informed of policy changes surrounding physical therapy in the state of Kansas. Tobi organized the GMC Wilderness Park 5K Run in the spring of 2011. She is an active participant with the fourth grade classes in Girard and Frontenac schools through the Dine-O-Mite program. Tobi is a Clinical Instructor to upcoming Physical Therapy Assistants. When not working, Tobi enjoys spending time with her husband and three children.