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SMH Therapists Complete Professional Seminar

Stephens Memorial Hospital's (SMH) Physical Rehabilitation Department Manager, Lissa Merrill, PT is pleased to announce that Physical Therapists Marion Sandstrom and Jodie Wilson, and Occupational Therapist Jennifer Bennett have recently advanced their professional education by attending, "Manual Skills for the Upper Quarter" a 6.0 contact hour Board Certified program held in Portland on January 19th. Bennett, Wilson, and Sandstrom, are all Bethel residents and have worked at SMH for 14, 25, and 32 years respectively.  

The seminar emphasized new evidence based, hands-on training in the treatment of neck and shoulder problems. Up-to-date information of rehab following shoulder and neck surgeries was received. Medical research was examined and treatment skills were practiced in hands-on labs.

At SMH, Jodie is now found using these new skills with patients during their acute hospital stay and Jen in the outpatient rehab department located in the Ripley Building. Individuals who could benefit from these advanced treatment approaches include patients who are post-surgical, post-stroke, individuals with work injuries, or athletes. Seasoned therapists Marion and Jodie also treat all ages at the Bethel Family Health Center.

From athletes to seniors, neck and shoulder problems can be problematic. Stephens Rehab Department continues to provide what the Oxford Hills community needs- an interdisciplinary team working in multiple settings.

:L-R: Sandstrom, Bennett, Wilson 
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