Terry and Rick Young of Aberdeen Physical Therapy and Wellness have opened a second clinic in Aberdeen.  

The Youngs, both graduates of Temple University, started Aberdeen Physical Therapy and Wellness 6 years ago in a historic house (built in 1896) at 200 North Poplar Street.

“We needed to increase our space, and we didn’t want to move from our location, so a satellite clinic will help relieve our mid-day crunch at our current location”, says Terry Young, who graduated from Sandhills Community College in 1988.  The Youngs employ four other physical therapists besides themselves.

Bryan Collins demonstrating LSVT BIG therapy

The new location at The Retreat, 165 Shepherd Trail will be staffed by two physical therapists offering the same services as at the original location including treatment of patients with Parkinson’s disease.

“We feel Parkinson’s should be attacked pretty aggressively”, says Young. “People will be diagnosed with Parkinson’s and they don’t take a proactive approach until the symptoms affect their daily life. After a diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease, it is so important to start building the habit of motion to prolong the ability to stay functional.”

Bryan Collins, of Aberdeen Physical Therapy and Wellness, is one of the physical therapists staffing the satellite clinic. Collins, a native of Lakeview, graduated from Union Pines High School and went on to receive his Doctor in Physical Therapy degree from Winston Salem State. Collins played varsity basketball and baseball at Union Pines and went on to play baseball in college. His own experience with shoulder surgery and subsequent physical therapy with Terry Young sparked his interest in Physical Therapy.   “My surgeon told me all the work is done in physical therapy. Overall without it, I may not have played baseball as long as I did. I thought it would be cool to help others in the same way.”

Collins is certified in Lee Silverman Voice Technique (LSVT BIG) to provide treatment for individuals with movement disorders related to Parkinson’s disease and other applicable neurological disorders. BIG refers to increased amplitude (size of movement) of limbs and body.

“People with Parkinson’s disease have flexed postures and their movements get smaller. They are unaware of the change in their postures and movements,” says Collins.

LSVT BIG is an intense therapy – 4 times a week for 4 weeks – and it must be done by a certified clinician. The goal of the therapy is to have the patient feel like movements are bigger when actually they are in the normal range. This therapy is recommended at any stage of Parkinson’s disease.”

Collins will have a larger space to work with patients at The Retreat.  “The advantage of being at the Retreat is to have a more quiet environment to work in to do one on one treatment,” according to Collins. “At the present location, it’s a challenge being in a small gym with other patients.”

The Retreat is the brainchild of Katherine Dodridge. “Katherine approached us and asked us if we would be interested in providing Physical Therapy services at the new adult day care center,” says Young.

The Retreat is a member only senior (over 65)  health and day care program which allows seniors to age in their own homes, provides respite for caregivers and defers or eliminates the need for institutional care.

The Retreat is a unique concept in Moore County in that there will be numerous services offered to members including; therapeutic services – physical therapy (provided by Aberdeen Physical Therapy and Wellness), massage therapy and music therapy. There will also be a full-time nursing staff, meals and snacks provided, salon services and numerous activities for members.

Aberdeen Physical Therapy and Wellness therapists will staff the new clinic from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday through Friday for daycare members needing physical therapy as well as their regular clients. The Retreat is open from 7:45 a.m. – 5:15 p.m. Monday through Friday and is located at165 Shepherd Trail.

For more information about Aberdeen Physical Therapy and Wellness, call 944-1169.

For more information about The Retreat, call 910-722-1035.



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