June 20, 2016 -
PORT ANGELES – Physical Therapists Nora Heaton and Lydia Rogers along with Occupational Therapist Angela Byars recently joined Olympic Medical Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation.
| Nora Heaton, PT
||Lydia Rogers, PT
|| Angela Byars, OT
Heaton earned a doctorate in physical therapy from Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida and specializes in pelvic pain and rehabilitation, and bowel / bladder control.
Rogers completed a doctorate of physical therapy at Oakland University in Michigan and applies manual therapy techniques, therapeutic exercise, kinesio taping techniques, functional-task assessments, and pain management techniques in her practice.
Byars earned a Bachelor of Science degree in occupational therapy from San Jose State University and a certification in the Leduc Method of lymphedema therapy. Lymphedema – also called lymphatic obstruction – is swelling that generally occurs in a person’s arms or legs, but can also occur in other areas of the body. It is most commonly caused by the removal of or damage to a person’s lymph nodes as part of cancer treatment. This can lead to a blockage in the lymphatic system, which prevents lymph fluid from draining well. The resulting fluid buildup leads to swelling.
"We are thrilled to welcome these new therapists to our community and Olympic Medical. Their skills will expand our lymphedema service to both our Port Angeles and Sequim offices, our Women’s Health program in Port Angeles and our Community Wellness program in Sequim, respectively,” said Gloria Andrus, operations manager, Olympic Medical Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation.
For more information on physical, occupational and rehabilitative therapy services offered by Olympic Medical, please call (360) 417-7728 in Port Angeles or (360) 582-2601 in Sequim, or visit www.OlympicMedical.org.
Olympic Medical Center (Clallam County Public Hospital District No. 2) is a comprehensive, award-winning health care provider for more than 70,000 residents of Clallam County. It has served the community since its establishment on Nov. 1, 1951, and is governed by a seven-member, publicly elected board. Olympic Medical is a sole community hospital and rural referral center, and a charter member of both the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (2003) and the Swedish Health Network (2011). Olympic Medical provides inpatient services at its 67-bed acute-care facility in Port Angeles, including a level-three trauma designated emergency department, surgical services, and labor and delivery. OMC’s outpatient services include cardiac, imaging, physical therapy and rehabilitation, laboratory, sleep medicine, surgical services, home health, physician clinics and comprehensive regional cancer care at locations in Port Angeles and Sequim.