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As the result of a minor auto accident, and some related illnesses, I was referred to the Whittier Rehabilitation Center. The quality of care that I received from the caring and highly trained staff of assistants, therapists, nurses and doctors made the critical difference in my recovery. They worked with my family and I to make my stay as productive and short as possible, and to prepare me to be independent when I returned home. I want to thank them publicly for all that they did for me. In particular, I want to extend my thanks to Dr. Alfred Arcidi and Leo Curtin, who clearly set the tone and the expectations for the quality of care. As a resident of Haverhill, I found Whittier to be an outstanding resource.”


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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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