The SMART (Specialists in Movement and Rehabilitation Therapies) Center provides a convenient location with state-of-the-art treatment options for patients requiring physical therapy.
The SMART (Specialists in Movement and Rehabilitation Therapies) Center is staffed with physical and occupational therapists offering comprehensive rehabilitation services. It houses the Hand Therapy Clinic and The Balance Center, with the mission of helping clients recovering from injuries and surgery. The SMART Center provides a convenient location with state-of-the-art treatment options. Located just off the atrium of the Marshall University Medical Center, the SMART Center is just steps away from the Department of Orthopedics and the Department of Neuroscience at the Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine.
Physical therapists (PT) help patients correct and prevent short-or long-term movement problems that affect their ability to perform everyday activities. Therapy may include a combination of exercise, strength training, gait training, manual therapy techniques and education to promote optimum health, function and balance. PT staff are certified in the BIG Program which helps the patient with Parkinson’s Disease move better. There are two therapists certified in the Herdman Balance Program.
Two Certified Hand Therapists provide services to improve patients ability to perform everyday activities such as attending to activities of daily living (dressing, writing, computing, etc). They work closely with the Hand Orthopedic Surgeons and fabricate splints to meet the needs of the patient’s injury. They help improve basic motor functions and learn how to compensate for any permanent loss of function. Occupational therapists (OT) also work with patients with neurological deficits by helping them regain function in upper extremities required for dressing, bathing, cooking, writing, etc.
The SMART Center is open 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. To reach SMART Center staff, call 304.526.2691