Vereen Rehabilitation Center
Vereen Rehabilitation Services
We Rebuild Lives
At the Vereen Rehabilitation Center, we offer a variety of treatments including physical, occupational, speech and aquatic therapies, along with a wound care clinic and The Learning Center. Our team of highly trained professionals are here to help our patients gain confidence and strength by providing one-on-one care, focusing on the individual during treatment. We go above and beyond to make each visit a valuable experience and an important component of our patients’ wellness.
We have a uniquely qualified staff to provide a full range of services. Our goal is to assist the patient in regaining their strength, flexibility and endurance. Physical therapy can be extremely beneficial to all age groups and directly impacts one’s function and well-being.
Conditions most often treated by physical therapy are neurological and orthopedic conditions such as:
- Head, back and neck injuries
- Balance disorders
- Arthritis and joint pain
- Tendon and ligament repair
- Amputation and prosthetic training
- Shoulder/rotator cuff repair
- Joint replacement
- Work injuries
- Chronic headaches
- Sports injuries
Occupational therapy is available to patients of all ages, whose ability to function independently in daily life have been disrupted by an illness, injury, development problems, or aging process. Our highly trained therapists utilize therapeutic exercises and function activities to strengthen and enhance one’s ability.
Conditions benefited by occupational therapy include, but not limited to:
- Stroke rehabilitation
- Upper extremity injuries
- Hand rehabilitation / splinting
- Spinal cord injury
- Workplace injury prevention
- Work conditioning
- Development / sensory disorders
We take pride in offering the most comprehensive Speech Pathology Service within the South Georgia / North Florida region. One of only three hospitals in North America to offer Scientific Learning products.
We provide a warm, friendly environment whose mission is to serve people of all ages. Comprehensive services are provided for rehabilitative needs in the areas of communication, executive brain functions, language, reading, learning, feeding and swallowing. Both medical and educational needs are dealt with on an individual basis.
Conditions assessed and effectively treated by our therapists include:
- Dysphagia / swallowing problems
- Development delays
- Unintelligible speech
- Emergent literacy
- Speech and language development delays from birth
- Disorders acquired from illness, stroke, accidents, etc.
Aquatic therapy or pool therapy consists of an exercise program that is performed in the water. It is a beneficial form of therapy that is useful for a variety of medical conditions. One benefit of aquatic therapy is the buoyancy provided by the water. While submerged in water, buoyancy assists in supporting the weight of the patient. This decreases the amount of weight bearing which reduces the force of stress placed on the joints. This aspect of aquatic therapy is especially useful for patients with arthritis and healing fractured bones.
The Learning Center
The Learning Center provides individuals a program to develop and strengthen one’s memory, attention, and cognitive skills. Through the Fast ForWard computerized program, along with a plan of care monitored by our therapists, individuals of all ages have proven to be better readers, and have increased their learning capabilities significantly.
The Learning Center may benefit individuals, who are:
- Struggling in academics and/or reading
- Struggling in communicating and socializing
- Struggle with focusing or with attention disorders
We offer state-of-the-art medical treatment to people with complicated wounds. Our teams includes a board certified surgeon and a team of highly skilled nurses and therapists equipped with the most advanced technology in wound care to perform faster, safer healing results.
Conditions assessed and effectively treated by our surgeon and therapists include:
- Diabetic ulcers
- Spider bites
- Traumatic wounds
Our Sports Medicine Program uses a multidisciplinary approach, aiding in the maximum recovery of injured athletes. Fully equipped with latest technology in muscle performance evaluations to concussion management, our certified trainers have the resources and skills to directly treat and care for athletes. It is our mission to provide athletes a safe return to physical activities.
- Injury prevention education
- Strength and Conditioning care plans
- Post injury evaluation and treatment
- Physical Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Certified Nutritionist
Scott Romanowski, OCS, OPMT, Physical Therapist, Rehab Director
Chris Stroh, CHT, Occupational Therapist
Staci DeRosso CAT, Physical Therapist Assistant
Britney Mobley DPT, CSCS, Physical Therapist
Stella Wingate DPT, Physical Therapist
Mary Ann Tyson, Wound Care Case Manager
Beth Middleton, Physical Therapist Assistant
Tony Sheffield, Physical Therapist
Doris Kelly, Wound Care Clinic Manager
Marcus Wells, Physical Therapist
Renee Crosby, Speech Language Pathologist, Speech Therapy & The Learning Center Director
Michele Masterson, Speech Language Pathologist
Laura Durrence, Speech Language Pathologist
Gracie Qurnell, SciLearn Coach and Manager
Sabrina Shumans, Occupational Therapy Assistant
Jessica Edwards, Physical Therapist Assistant
Tamara Ashley, OCS, Physical Therapist
Carol Gray, Wound Care Case Manager
Hayley Thompson, Speech Language - Pathologists
Ana Maria Allen, Speech Language - Pathologists
Ribbon Cutting Video
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