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The MORE Foundation hosts hands-on ankle rehab course

The nonprofit MORE Foundation (Musculoskeletal Orthopedic Research and Education) recently hosted a course on ankle sprain rehabilitation with hands-on cadaveric demonstration of ankle surgeries that was open to Phoenix-area orthopedic surgeons, residents, fellows and physical and occupational therapists. The event, which occurred on August 22, was part of the MORE Foundation’s 2015 Educational Series, and provided a unique opportunity for Physical Therapists to experience the surgical reconstructions for which that they are responsible to functionally rehabilitate.

Thirty-two physical therapists and other healthcare professionals attended the session entitled “Lateral Ankle and Peroneal Tendon Reconstruction: Repair to Rehab.” The session, which included a hands-on cadaveric demonstration of surgeries and anatomy review, was led by podiatrist Dr. Jeffrey E. McAlister and physical therapist Dan Neal, both from The CORE Institute.

“The hands-on demonstrations on the cadaver ankles allow the physical therapists to better understand what their patients experience as they work to regain their mobility post-surgery,” said Patricia Lewis Finnell, Board Chairwoman of the MORE Foundation. “The response from these classes has been extremely positive as it provides the physical therapists a more holistic understanding of what the patient is going through.”

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CORE Institute Opens 5th Physical Therapy Location

To support its growth and complement their orthopedic practice in the East Valley, The CORE Institute announced it has opened a new Physical Therapy location on the Banner Desert Medical Center campus at 1450 S. Dobson Rd. Suite A-302 in Mesa.

“The CORE Institute is excited to expand our physical therapy services to effectively serve our patient’s needs,” said Dan Neal, PT, MSPT, Vice President of Physical Therapy of The CORE Institute. “Expanding our physical therapy services will allow patients to receive a continuum of care from the clinic through the physical therapy, thus allowing us to track results and utilize best-in-class care to promote optimal outcomes for our patients.”

The CORE Institute has six clinic locations and five physical therapy locations across the Valley and accepts most insurance plans. Mesa Physical Therapy is open from 7 am to 5 pm, Monday through Friday. To make an appointment or for more information, call 1.866.974.2673 or visit www.thecoreinstitute.com.