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We are writing to express our sincere gratitude to the members of your staff who care for our mother, Lucille C. The first person we want to acknowledge is Linda Tuxbury. Linda has been our support from day one at Port Rehab. She handles all the correspondence that we received through the Mass Health application process. We trust Linda completely and feel that she goes over and beyond her duties. We are happy with Lucille’s care on the floor as well, she is always well kept and seems very happy. Port Healthcare provides us with the peace of mind knowing that our mom is being well taken care of. Lastly, we want to thank Joe for being our first point of contact at Port. Well before Lucille moved to Port, Joe gave us a tour of the facility. Thank you Joe for taking our mom when we had no idea where to move her. We will never forget your kindness. —Sincerely, Roger & Janet C.


Port Healthcare Center

Whittier Rehabilitation Hospital-Bradford

Heather Popp, DPT, NCS and Sandra Kiley, MSPT, NCS are Board Certified Neurology Clinical Specialists in Physical Therapy.

Heather Popp and Sandra Kiley, physical therapists for the outpatient Neurology Day Rehabilitation Program at Whittier Rehabilitation Hospital, recently passed the Neurology Physical Therapy Specialty Exam administered by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties (ABPTS).  As certified clinical specialists in neurology, Heather and Sandra treat adults and pediatrics with complex neurologic conditions and achieve superior outcomes through advanced clinical knowledge and skills. 

Heather and Sandra are the only physical therapists practicing in the Merrimack Valley who are Board Certified Neurology Clinical Specialists. They work as part of an interdisciplinary outpatient team whose members include a neurologist, nurse practitioner, occupational therapists and speech language pathologists. In addition to a variety of modalities and equipment, Heather and Sandra utilize a newly acquired anti-gravity treadmill to rehabilitate many of their patients who have difficulties walking. The antigravity treadmill allows patients to unweight up to eighty percent of their bodies in order to achieve a more normal walking pattern. 

What does this mean for your patients? Research has demonstrated that clinical neurologic specialists are able to treat complex neurologic conditions and rehabilitate patients more efficiently than clinicians without advanced certification.

If you would like more information about our facility please visit http://www.whittierhealth.com/rehabilitation_hospitals/outpatient.html or call (978) 469-1425 for information on how to refer patients for outpatient physical therapy.

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