Physical Therapist Deb Groff has recently joined the rehabilitation staff at Oswego Health’s Central Square Medical Center.
“The patients have been great and I really enjoy working in this beautiful, spacious facility that features new equipment, including a state-of-the-art spinal traction table,” Groff said.
Groff has more than 25 years of physical therapy experience, working with both adults and children.
She is certified in Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy through the McKenzie Institute.
An evidence-based approach, MDT uses effective assessment tools that lead to an accurate diagnosis and an appropriate treatment plan.
“I have had a lot of success with MDT when treating patients with joint pain and other issues,” Groff said. “This is a very effective method that is focused on finding a direction of motion for the patient that decreases their symptoms. After an extensive MDT assessment and then learning how to move differently, the patients can follow up at home.”
Groff earned her bachelor’s degree in physical therapy from Ithaca College and her master’s in education.
She also holds a certificate of advanced placement in disability studies.
In addition, she has taken extensive continuing education courses for a variety of conditions, including issues related to the shoulder, knee, pelvic/sacroiliac, ankle and foot, mobilization and taping.
Her pediatric courses have included toe walking, sensory dysfunction and autism.
The physical therapy department at the Central Square Medical Center is open Mondays and Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
In addition to physical therapy, the department provides both occupational and speech therapy.
To make an appointment, please call 6680-5230.
The CSMC, located at 3045 East Ave. (Route 49) in the village of Central Square also offers urgent care, laboratory and medical imaging services.
To learn more about those services, call 668-5212.