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Casa Colina Centers for Rehabilitation Opens New Outpatient Facility in Azusa

Casa Colina Centers for Rehabilitation Opens New Outpatient Facility in Azusa
Azusa, Calif., November 17, 2008 — Casa Colina Centers for Rehabilitation opened a new, state-of-the-art outpatient facility in Azusa today and the significance for the community is not lost on Dr. Tom Bryan, a local orthopedic surgeon.
“I have practiced in West Covina for 22 years and am happy to have world class rehabilitation services available for my patients in nearby Azusa,” Bryan said. “This is an important development for the people of our area.”
With the new Casa Colina Azusa Center, located at 910 East Alosta Avenue, patients will receive many of the same nationally renowned medical rehabilitation services they have enjoyed at Casa Colina’s 20-acre campus in Pomona. Casa Colina has been a leading provider of physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech pathology services to Southern California residents for more than 70 years, and such national media outlets as NBC, CNN and The New York Times have singled out its compelling stories.
Casa Colina Azusa Center is an expansive 6,000+ square-foot outpatient medical and rehabilitation health center with private treatment and physician examination rooms.
“No matter the diagnosis – from common orthopedic injuries and neurological conditions – it can be treated with the best possible results by our talented team of specialists at the Casa Colina Azusa Center,” said Barry Shafer, PT, ATC, director of the new center. “Together, we will help our patients regain their independence, return to work and resume or improve their favorite sports and recreational pursuits as quickly as possible.”
At the new center, Shafer said physicians will oversee and direct rehabilitation programs and will work closely with the licensed therapists who have extensive training and experience helping patients.

Specialized programs at the Casa Colina Azusa Center include:
  • Physician specialty clinics in orthopedics and neurology
  • Physical therapy and occupational therapy for orthopedic and neurological conditions
  • Osteoporosis prevention and treatment using innovative Power Plate technology
  • Power Plate training for athletes to recruit more muscle fiber during exercise
  • Sports medicine rehabilitation, evaluation and performance improvement
  • Senior fitness for older individuals
  • Personal fitness for adults with or without pre-existing injuries
  • Certified hand therapy including splinting and serial casting to cope with injuries and chronic conditions
Moreover, the Azusa facility will feature the newest fitness and cardio equipment for optimum rehabilitation, including treadmills; stationary upright bikes; recumbent bikes; Elliptical Cross Trainer; Pilates Studio Reformer; Power Plate machine; Weight machines including the latest FreeMotion and Life Fitness equipment; and a full complement of free weights, Swiss, Bosu and medicine balls weight machines. Advanced modality equipment will be used to treat injuries that includes electrical stimulation, ultrasound, and Laser / light therapy.

“We have been working closely with the local community to better understand its needs and are dedicated to developing programs that will be beneficial. In the near future we hope to add more physician specialty centers including pain management and stroke,” stated Dr. Felice Loverso, President & CEO of Casa Colina. “We are proud to open our conveniently located new outpatient center, and to delivering top quality medical and rehabilitative care to Azusa and the surrounding communities.”

About Casa Colina Centers for Rehabilitation
Casa Colina Centers for Rehabilitation began in 1936 in Chino under the leadership of its founder, Frances Eleanor “Mother” Smith, and neighboring physicians, to provide rehabilitative care to children with polio. In the late 1950s when polio was at epidemic proportions, a plan to build a new hospital in Pomona to care for these children was underway. In 1960, the new hospital was completed, after the introduction of the polio vaccine, and Casa Colina then refocused its services, concentrating on people of all ages with a wide variety of disabilities. In recent years it has rebuilt and/or renovated its entire 20-acre Pomona campus to include a state of the art rehabilitation hospital, outpatient center, transitional living center, children’s center, adult day health care, imaging, surgery center and more.