The team at CHRISTUS Outpatient Therapy welcomes patients, families and the public into their newly renovated and revitalized facility with a ribbon cutting at 4:30 p.m. and an open house that follows on Sept. 26.
CHRISTUS Outpatient Therapy, 8835 Line Ave., Shreveport, is celebrating their expansion into a newly renovated space to handle the high volume of patients that are seeking care from this locally renowned team of therapists and sports medicine trainers.
“This is a wonderful opportunity for us to grow in response to the community’s increasing demand for our services as well as locate the clinic in an easy access location for our patients,” said Nick Huckaby, PT, DPT, Director of Rehabilitation, CHRISTUS Shreveport-Bossier Health System. “We are especially proud of the investment in new, state-of-the-art equipment for enhanced evaluation and treatment.”
Some of the new equipment was donated by CHRISTUS Foundation Shreveport-Bossier, a result of generous donations from our community in support of our ministry and designation as your local Children’s Miracle Network hospital. CHRISTUS Sports Medicine trainers now have access to groundbreaking equipment the Dynavision D2, an interactive light board that helps athletes improve visual awareness and hand-eye coordination. the InBody 570 body composition analyzer; and the VSR™ SPORT.
“Our goal is to assist caregivers in helping patients go from sick to healthy, and then to stay healthy, and that includes getting athletes and young patients back in the game doing what they love, being healthy and well,” said Amy Heron, President and Executive Director, CHRISTUS Shreveport-Bossier Foundation.
The VSR™ SPORT was designed specifically for athletes to support the assessment of balance in a successful concussion management program. It incorporates the same NASA-based science as in the company’s high-end systems, which are used by more than 90-percent of the nation’s top hospitals.
CHRISTUS Shreveport-Bossier Outpatient Therapy helps patients to perform the activities they want to do at home, on the job, in the community and even on the field. With the expansion and upgrades, the Therapy program is equipped to treat and help greater numbers of patients and to continue their high-quality of care.
“Our rehabilitation team helps patients regain strength and independence after illnesses like a heart attack or stroke, or injuries, like those sustained in accidents and sports,” said Huckaby. “Whether someone has an illness, suffered an injury or underwent surgery, we provide a full range of therapeutic treatments to help them heal.”