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Physical Therapy orders new equipment, offers new services


Suzanne Ashe / For Petersburg Pilot

An anatomical model of a shoulder is one of several models physical therapists can now use to help explain joint issues to clients.

The Physical Therapy department at the Petersburg Medical Center has recently ordered new equipment that will assist in helping clients.

An anatomical model of a shoulder was purchased with funds from the Petersburg Community Foundation. The fully flexible model shows the scapula, clavicle, and a portion of humerus and joint ligaments.

Models of knee and hip joints are on order, Ellie van Swearingen, department head, told the PMC board during a meeting July 24.

The models make it easier for physical therapists to describe to clients what is going on with their joints, van Swearingen expl...

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