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IVCH welcomes new physical therapists

Published: Friday, Dec. 20, 2013 2:47 p.m. CDT

The Illinois Valley Community Hospital Center for Physical Rehabilitation and Aquatics (CPRA) recently welcomed three new physical therapists to its staff, all of whom have doctorates in physical therapy with each holding a different area of focus.

Alison Brandenburg received her undergraduate degree in athletic training from the University of Northern Iowa in May 2010. After completing her graduate work, Brandenburg received her doctorate of physical therapy from St. Ambrose College in Iowa. Her areas of focus are vestibular/balance rehabilitation, sports medicine and general orthopedics.

Sara Burd attended Bradley University, where she received her bachelor of science in physical therapy and her doctorate of physical therapy in 2013. Burd is an aquatic and land-based therapist who has experience treating orthopedic, geriatric and cardiovascular patients.

Jason Vance graduated from Northern Illinois University. He received his doctorate of physical therapy from Governor’s State University in May 2013. Vance is an orthopedic physical therapist, treating patients with a variety of musculoskeletal diagnoses.

Located next to the Illinois Valley YMCA in Peru, the CPRA is home for all of the outpatient physical rehabilitation services offered by IVCH. These include outpatient physical therapy, industrial rehabilitation, sports medicine, massage therapy, occupational therapy and speech therapy.

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