Healthsouth nittany valley therapists focus on sports-related injuries in the young athlete pleasant gap, P

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April 18, 2013


PLEASANT GAP, Pa. - Occupational and physical therapists from HealthSouth Nittany Valley Rehabilitation Hospital recently attended a continuing education course called “Sports-Related Injuries in the Young Athlete: Evidence-Based Treatment and Prevention.” The course was completed by Physical Therapist Jennifer Banfield, MSPT, Occupational Therapist Krista Varner, OTR/L, and Physical Therapist Rebecca Rhine, DPT. The three therapists treat patients at HealthSouth Nittany Valley’s outpatient clinics located in Pleasant Gap, Lewistown and Mifflintown. The course focuses on evaluation, treatment and conditioning strategies which help restore strength and function, and prevention of future injury in the young athlete.
About HealthSouth Nittany Valley Rehabilitation Hospital

HealthSouth Nittany Valley Rehabilitation Hospital is a 73-bed inpatient rehabilitation hospital that offers comprehensive inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation services. Serving patients throughout the Centre region and five surrounding counties, the hospital is located at 550 West College Ave., Pleasant Gap, and on the Web at Outpatient clinics are located in Pleasant Gap, Mifflintown and Lewistown.

About HealthSouth

HealthSouth is the nation’s largest owner and operator of inpatient rehabilitation hospitals in terms of patients treated and discharged, revenues, and number of hospitals. Operating in 27 states across the country and in Puerto Rico, HealthSouth serves patients through its network of inpatient rehabilitation hospitals, outpatient rehabilitation satellite clinics and home health agencies. HealthSouth’s hospitals provide a higher level of rehabilitative care to patients who are recovering from conditions such as stroke and other neurological disorders, orthopedic, cardiac and pulmonary conditions, brain and spinal cord injuries, and amputations. HealthSouth can be found on the Web at

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