Crossville Chronicle, Crossville, TN


May 13, 2013

PLEASANT HILL RAMBLINGS: Therapy gym opens at Uplands

CROSSVILLE — Functional Pathways, Inc. is the Uplands Village therapy provider for physical, occupational and speech therapy. A new therapy gym has been established in the renovated Apartment 4 at 23 Heritage Loop next door to the new home health care office and respite rooms. The Village and Fletcher residents will receive their therapy in the gym. Wharton Homes residents will have therapy in the Wharton therapy rooms.

Stacy Nokes is the program manager, scheduling appointments for the occupational and physical therapists. Sue Burris has been a physical therapist for more than 30 years, treating a range of geriatric through pediatric patients. Connie Joyner has been an occupational therapist also for more than 30 years, licensed to practice in four states. Amiee Manis, an occupational therapist, is the clinical manager for Functional Pathways.

Physical therapists help people who have injuries or illnesses improve their movement and manage their pain. They concentrate on the lower extremities and gross motor skills. They are often an important part of rehabilitation and treatment of patients with chronic conditions or injuries. Physicians like Hippocrates and later Galenus are believed to have been the first practitioners of physical therapy, advocating massage, manual therapy techniques and hydrotherapy to treat people as long ago as 460 BC.

Orthopedic surgery for broken bones, joint replacement, or other physical corrections usually needs to be followed by a comprehensive rehabilitation therapy program to help patients regain full functionality. Some neurological disorders as well as arthritis, osteoporosis, strokes and spinal cord injuries can benefit from physical therapy.

Occupational therapists work with the smaller muscles of the body such as arms, hands and the neck. The primary focus of occupational therapy is restoring functional independence in all daily demands. The therapists focus on improving range of motion, strength, endurance and balance during all functional mobility demands tasks. Occupational therapy services may include comprehensive evaluations of the client’s home and other environments (e.g., workplace, school), recommendations for adaptive equipment and training in its use, and guidance and education for family members and caregivers. Occupational therapy practitioners have a holistic perspective, in which the focus is on adapting the environment to fit the person, and the person is an integral part of the therapy team.

There are a vast number of treatment approaches in both neurology and orthopedics available to physical and occupational therapists. Neuro muscular re-education facilitates excellent results for patients who have neurological deficits. Initially, there is always an examination and evaluation of the patient. A treatment plan and goals are then established by the therapist and the client. Treatment includes functional task activities and exercises to remediate deficits and/or body structure or functional impairments.

Functional Pathways delivers therapy and rehabilitation services to long-term care facilities nationwide. It provides contract services to continuing care and retirement communities, skilled nursing facilities and post-acute care units. It is a therapist owned and operated company.


The Pleasant Hill Festival will be held this Saturday, May 18, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. A new activity will be a tractor pulled train ride. The day’s activities will include food, a bounce house, hands-on crafts, demonstrations (including a live blacksmith), displays, old vehicles, live music, cake walks, free door prizes, popcorn and much, much more. Call Pleasant Hill Town Hall for information: 277-3813.

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