2017-18 Sentara Orthopedics Annual Report

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Sentara Therapy Centers

Continuing to Grow

Sentara strives to help patients achieve their personal goals for rehabilitation. Patients recovering from surgery, injury or illness can count on over 45 conveniently located Sentara Therapy Centers to provide high quality therapy care, including spine therapy, lymphedema care (therapy to reduce fluid retention and tissue swelling), sports medicine, manual therapy, aquatics, comprehensive rehabilitation programs with physical, speech and occupational therapies, and other subspecialty clinical disciplines.

Located in communities throughout Virginia and northeastern North Carolina, Sentara Therapy Centers partner with YMCAs to offer services inside of these facilities to improve the health of our local communities. In 2017 Sentara Therapy Center – Edinburgh opened in Chesapeake. The center is located in an outpatient campus that also offers a combined family and pediatric practice.

In 2018, a new Sentara Therapy Center opened in the Mathews YMCA, two new centers opened in Virginia Beach locations and a new center opened in the Kitty Hawk area of North Carolina. Sentara Northern Virginia Medical Center opened the first Sentara Therapy Center in their market in later 2018.

Direct Access to Physical Therapy Services

The Virginia law now allows direct access, where patients can begin therapy services without a physician referral. This new access is empowering people to connect with a physical therapist for guidance in restoring and maintaining a healthy body.



“After an operation and rehab for my broken pelvis, I still felt uneasy standing and walking. I attended the S.A.F.E. program and learned about balance and strength exercises. I was real proud of what I could do, and I feel confident caring for myself.”