Innovative Therapy Helps Treat Swallowing Disorder
An innovative therapy uses neuromuscular electrical stimulation to re-educate and strengthen the throat muscles used for swallowing.
Shirlene Allen, RN, BSN
H. Chris Blount
Ginny Boydston, CTRS
Clea Cornett Evans, PhD
Susan B. Greco, RN, MSN, CRRN
Leon Grigoryev, M.D.
Samuel P. Grissom, MD
Robert Hirko, PhD
Bruce Hirshman, D.O.
James W. Irby Jr., PhD, ABPP-CN
Joe Jacobson, PT, DPT, OCS
Alyson Jones, M.D.
Marcia King, OT, MEd
A. Arturo Leis, MD
Carmela Osborne, M.D.
Zoraya Parrilla, M.D.
Jan Robertson, NFA
Dobrivoje S. Stokic, MD, DSc
Chris Wallace, CPO, FAAOP
Larry Word, CPO
Methodist Rehabilitation Center provides comprehensive medical rehabilitation
programs for people with spinal cord and brain injuries, stroke and other neurological
and orthopedic disorders and treats patients from all of Mississippi's 82 counties
and other states. The 124-bed state-of-the-art hospital in Jackson is the only
freestanding physical rehabilitation center in Mississippi and is only one of
two hospitals in the state accepted into the prestigious Council of Teaching
Hospitals. It is also the only Mississippi hospital to be named one of America’s
best by U.S. News and World Report.
The orthotics and prosthetics division
at Methodist uses a state-of-the-art lab and the most advanced computer-assisted
technology to design, build and fit artificial limbs in a fraction of the
time required by others.
A multidisciplinary team of physicians and
therapists use a broad array surgical, non-surgical and interventional pain
management treatment options to alleviate joint and back pain.
As Mississippi’s leading provider of brain
injury rehabilitation, Methodist is one of only 16 hospital’s in the
nation designated a Traumatic Brain Injury Model System by the National Institute
on Disability and Rehabilitation Research.
Three years ago when Methodist Specialty Care
Center opened, people used a lot of flattering phrases to describe the Mid
South’s first residential facility designed especially for the younger
severely disabled person. But “a place to call home” is the description
we like best.
Methodist offers comprehensive orthopedic
services for people with a wide range musculoskeletal injuries. Our therapists
specialize in manual therapy, soft tissue mobilization and myofascial release
techniques to correct posture disorders, address soft tissue restrictions
and treat chronic pain.
A team of physicians, researchers and
neuropsychologists work together to treat a wide range of neurological diseases
and disorders which can cause problems with movement, speech, swallowing,
breathing, learning, memory or mood.
Spinal Cord Injuries
A skilled team of physicians, researchers,
nurses and therapists familiar with every aspect of spinal cord injury work
together at Methodist to help patients achieve their highest level of independence.
As Mississippi’s only stroke-specific
rehabilitation program, Methodist has provided more than 10,000 patients
access to the most advanced stroke research, treatment and care available.