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Community Open House at New Casa Colina Azusa Center Set for January 22, 2009 from 12 NOON to 7:00 P.M

Community Open House at New Casa Colina Azusa Center Set for January 22, 2009 from 12 NOON to 7:00 P.M
Azusa, Calif., January 6, 2009 — Casa Colina Centers for Rehabilitation will celebrate the opening of its new Azusa Center by holding a Community Open House on Thursday, January 22 from 12 noon to 7 p.m. A ribbon-cutting ceremony will take place at 12:15 pm with the Azusa and Glendora Chambers of Commerce. Free tours and refreshments will be offered to members of the community during this grand opening event.
With the new Casa Colina Azusa Center, located at 910 East Alosta Avenue, patients will receive 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 success 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. Specialist physician clinics include medical care in orthopedics, neurology, and pain management. Patients enjoy the convenience of seeing their physician specialist and receiving therapy treatments during the same visit at the Casa Colina Azusa Center.
“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 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 oversee and direct rehabilitation programs and work closely with the licensed therapists who have extensive training and advanced to help patients maximize their rehabilitation potential. Specialized programs at the Casa Colina Azusa Center include:
  • Physician specialty clinics in orthopedics, neurology and pain management
  • Physical therapy and occupational therapy for orthopedic and neurological conditions
  • Speech language therapy
  • 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
Moreover, the Azusa facility will feature the newest fitness and cardiovascular equipment for optimum rehabilitation, including treadmills; stationary upright bikes; recumbent bikes; an Elliptical Cross Trainer; Pilates Studio Reformer; and an innovative Power Plate machine. Patients will have access to the latest FreeMotion and Life Fitness equipment, plus a full complement of free weights and Swiss, Bosu and medicine balls. 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 to people that reside in the area. In the near future, we plan to add more physician specialty clinics,” 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 people in 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.