New Services at The Rehabilitation Center

The Rehabilitation Center offers a host of fresh programs.

With the start of a New Year, The Rehabilitation Center on Hillcrest Avenue in Sherman brings a myriad of fresh programs to promote a new you while continuing to build on its commitment to serving the community by providing exceptional pediatric physical, occupational, and speech programs.

This year, TRC brings an expansion of adult services with the development of specialized orthopedic services in Hand Therapy and Complex Shoulder Rehabilitation, as well as treatment of Lumbopelvic Pain, including Pelvic Floor Dysfunction for men and women. These programs, designed by our Physical Therapist, Dr. Colleen Grafa, who is a Board-Certified Orthopedic Specialist through the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties (ABPTS), are unique and compliment traditional physical therapy.

A hand therapist is an occupational therapist or physical therapist who, through advanced study and experience, specializes in treating individuals with conditions affecting the hands and upper extremity. A qualified hand therapist can evaluate and treat any problem related to the upper extremity. The hand therapist can effectively treat and rehabilitate the patient through post-operative rehabilitation, preventative, non-operative or conservative treatment or industry consultation. The therapist works closely with the physician and patient to provide a continuum of care. This often starts within days of the injury or surgery right through the patient’s return to work and/or a productive lifestyle.

Some benefits to the Hand Therapy and Complex Shoulder Rehabilitation Programs include: Accurate assessments, immediate care and effective treatment to reduce treatment time. A continuum of care eliminates the need for multiple medical providers. Faster recovery results in decreased medical costs. Functional outcomes ensure a faster return to work and productive lifestyles.

Common pre- and post- surgical hand conditions treated at TRC include:

Basal joint (base of the thumb) arthritis

Carpal Tunnel

Trigger Finger

De Quervain’s Tendinosis

Dupuytren’s Contracture Release

Tendon and nerve repairs

Common pre- and post- surgical Shoulder conditions we treat include:

Shoulder Sports Injuries

Shoulder Fractures

Rotator Cuff Repair

Instability and Labral  Injuries

Biceps Labral and Biceps Pulley Injuries

Total Shoulder  Replacement

Reverse Total Shoulder  Replacement

In continuing to bring about the best treatments and practices that meet the needs of the community, The Rehabilitation Center is also introducing help for lower back pain in connection with Pelvic Floor Dysfunction.

While low back pain associated with Pelvic Floor Dysfunction occurs more in women than in men, many men also suffer from PF dysfunction.

TRC’s Pelvic Floor Dysfunction Program treats pelvic floor disorders and lumbopelvic pain in both men and women and provides pre- and postnatal musculoskeletal care. We work with you to optimize function, restore healthy and functional pelvic floor muscles, and alleviate pain.

Common conditions and diagnoses include:

Birthing injuries


Gynecological or breast cancer survivorship

Painful intercourse (dyspareunia)

Pelvic health in pregnancy

Pelvic pain

Pelvic organ prolapse

Pelvic girdle pain in pregnancy

Post-prostatectomy pelvic floor dysfunction

Pre- and postnatal care

Tailbone pain (coccydynia)

Testicular pain

Urinary or fecal incontinence

Urinary frequency

Urinary urgency

Not all therapies need to be directed toward correcting or healing injuries. This year, we are introducing several programs to promote overall mind and body wellness with the introduction of both yoga and Pilates programs. The Rehabilitation Center is excited to be the only center in the area to promote health through Ability™ Pilates and Yoga and is the area’s only dedicated Mind-Body studio with certified teachers through the Pilates Method Alliance (PMA) and Yoga Alliance (YA). These classes will help stretch the mind and body to new levels by providing expert instruction on proper stretch, flexibility, and alignments, while helping to focus and quiet the mind, building a better, stronger, healthier you.

In partnership with the Alzheimer’s Association, The Rehabilitation Center is opening its doors on the first Thursday of every month to a new no-charge support group for caregivers of loved ones with dementia or Alzheimer’s related conditions. You are not alone! Peer Support for Caregivers will meet at 6:00 p.m. on the first Thursday of every month in the conference room of TRC. Trained facilitators will be there to lend support, offer resources, and tips on navigating the complex world of caring for dementia and Alzheimer’s patients. No preregistration is need, and this group session is free.

Together we will make 2019 the year for better health and wellness.