DENNISON -- In order to accommodate patient needs and improve physical therapy services, Trinity Hospital Twin City recently hired three physical therapy professionals to join the staff of the hospital's rehab center, located at 6408 McKee Road on the hospital's campus. The physical therapist and two physical therapist assistants work together with an occupational therapist to provide inpatient and outpatient physical and occupational therapy services for patients in need of treatment for injuries, back and neck pain, stroke rehab, orthopedic conditions, skilled rehabilitation and more.

For nearly two years, Trinity Hospital Twin City (THTC) had a contract agreement with an outside company to provide physical therapy services for patients; however, the patient demand for additional appointment availability made it necessary for the hospital to hire its own team of professionals.

"We are excited to have our own physical therapy team in place," shared Joe Mitchell, THTC president. "We now have greater flexibility to accommodate patient needs and ensure they receive our hospital's standard of high quality care."

The new team is led by Johnna A. Deco, DPT, PT, of Piedmont. Deco earned her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Wheeling Jesuit University. Working with Deco are physical therapist assistants Wendy Fillman of Port Washington and Cheyney McNutt of Carrollton. Fillman is a graduate of Kent State University East Liverpool, and McNutt is a graduate of Kent State University. Mary Roberts, OTR/L, Occupational Therapist; and Erin DePriest, Administrative Assistant, complete the staff of the THTC Rehab Center.

"We provide one-on-one care for our patients to ensure their recovery and return to regular daily activities as soon as possible," explained Deco. "Our focus is providing care that maximizes the patient's level of physical function. We understand each patient is unique, and we individualize each patient's care plan accordingly."

Appointment times are available for those who have a doctor's order. Therapy treatments are covered by most insurances.

For information or to schedule an appointment, call 740-922-6675 or visit www.trinitytwincity.org/health-services/therapy-services.