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Newton-Wellesley Ambulatory Care Center To Open at Wells Ave. on December 16

Newton-Wellesley Hospital’s Outpatient Rehabilitation Services Department, Spine Center and Pain Management Service are moving to the Hospital’s new Ambulatory Care Center at 159 Wells Avenue in Newton. This new location, scheduled to open on Monday, December 16, allows for even closer collaboration between care providers across multiple services, enhancing the overall patient experience. The new location has convenient, free parking and allows for more seamless patient care.

“We are looking forward to moving to this new location as it will provide great benefit to our patients,” says Paul Glynn, Director of Rehabilitation Services at Newton-Wellesley. “The Ambulatory Care Center offers larger, more spacious treatment areas. Many of our patients have mobility concerns and the new design will allow patients to move throughout their visits in an efficient, effective, manner.”

A complete spectrum of outpatient rehabilitation services will be offered at the new Wells Avenue location, including: adult and pediatric physical therapy, hand therapy, occupational therapy, adult and pediatric speech therapy, and sports medicine services including community outreach programs for weekend warriors, competitive athletes and those interested in learning more about sport-specific training. The brand new clinical space includes a variety of innovative equipment:

·         Dedicated private evaluation and treatment areas for all specialties.

·         A large, open functional training gym featuring Medical Exercise Treatment, Plyometrics, TRX and free weights.

·         A 12’ x 18’ aquatic therapy pool with an overhead lift.

·         New sports and cardiovascular rehabilitation equipment such as treadmills, upright and recumbent bikes, elliptical and NuStep and upper body ergometers.

·         State-of-the-art pediatric speech therapy rooms with separate observation/audio space for parents to watch and participate in their child’s treatment.

“We haven’t had the option of pool therapy and are excited about including this rehabilitation tool,” says Glynn. “Having a pool will enhance therapy options for a wide variety of patients from bariatric patients to total joint replacements to the high-end athlete.”

The rehabilitation services team works very closely with the Spine Center and the Pain Management Service, which will also be located at the Ambulatory Care Center on Wells Ave.

The Spine Center offers the expertise of leading back and neck experts and provides surgical and non-surgical consultation and intervention for a variety of spine conditions and needs, including neck and arm pain, back and leg pain, spinal stenosis, disc herniations, second opinions for surgery, workmen’s compensation claims, chronic back and neck pain, and degenerative disorders of cervical and lumbar spine.

The Center provides multidisciplinary care for spinal conditions and anyone who suffers from back- and neck-related pain that interferes with work, recreational activities, daily living functions and the overall enjoyment of life. Specialists care for the full range of spinal disorders – from simple to complex – affecting the cervical, thoracic and lumbar areas of the spine.

“The new facility is state of the art offering a therapeutic pool, a new gym, a full array of rehabilitation services, spine care, radiology, fluoroscopic guided spine and pain procedures, musculoskeletal ultrasound and regenerative injections for sports injuries. It will be an opportunity for many disciplines to work together side by side, which has been a dream of ours for many years,” says Joanne Borg-Stein, MD, Medical Director, Spine Center and Chief of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Newton-Wellesley.

The Pain Management Service at Newton-Wellesley Hospital, also moving to the new Center, is committed to helping patients relieve their pain and return to their optimal level of functioning to enjoy an active and healthy lifestyle.

“Chronic pain can disrupt every part of a person’s life including work and social activities,” says Paul Satwicz, MD, Anesthesiologist and Director of Pain Management at Newton-Wellesley. “At Newton-Wellesley, we have highly trained specialists who help our patients reduce and even eliminate their pain.”

The Pain Management Service works closely with Rehabilitation Services and the Spine Center to offer individualized care for people with acute, chronic or cancer-related pain. The Pain Management team provides a comprehensive approach to diagnosing, treating and relieving chronic pain through both medical and alternative behavioral methods. The team works together to develop treatment plans tailored to each individual patient’s needs with the primary goal of reducing or eliminating pain and enabling patients to achieve the highest possible level of function and independence.

For more information about the programs and services offered at Newton-Wellesley Hospital, call CareFinder at 1-866-NWH-DOCS (694-3627) or visit www.nwh.org.


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