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Dyer joins SmartCare
DIXFIELD -- Lauren Hebert, DPT, announced that Annie K. Dyer, DPT, joined SmartCare Physical Therapy in June.
Dr. Dyer is a recent graduate of the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program at Husson University. In addition to her doctorate degree, she also holds a bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology (the science of human movement).
Annie served her first of three internships at SmartCare in 2009, specializing in care of people with musculoskeletal problems of the neck, low back, and extremities. Her training at SmartCare focused on advanced mobilization and manipulation techniques, McKenzie protocol for treatment of disc-related back problems,
Kinesiotape tactics, electro-acupuncture, and a range of exercise protocols. The overall objective of her internship at SmartCare was to build skills in identifying the best evidence-based treatment techniques.
Her target population included people with workplace injuries, with experience in on-site ergonomics consulting and musculo-skeletal injury prevention programs at several area workplaces.
Dr. Dyer will work with Lauren at Dixfield, as well as manage SmartCare's Turner clinic. This will be a uniquely special assignment for Annie, as she grew up in Turner and is very well known in that community. Annie will also be assigned to consulting at various workplaces to perform ergonomics services and prevention programs such as Back Schools, Tendinitis Schools and setting up workplace micro-stretching programs to prevent musculo-skeletal overuse disorders. SmartCare therapists have been providing these on-site workplace injury prevention program to more than 600 workplaces nationwide since 1982 and have averaged 70 percent reduction in soft tissue disorders to the low back and upper extremity among workers.
SmartCare is a PT-owned outpatient clinic that provides physical therapy care for people with neck and back pain, tendinitis and carpal tunnel, headache and TMJ, sports injury and work injury.
Physical therapy treats people with pain and movement disorders of the musculoskeletal system through the use of customized exercises, manipulation, taping, electric stimulation, and modification in work technique.
P.T. typically provides a low cost alternative to medications or surgery, especially with an emphasis on teaching patients how to take charge of the their own long term self care and reduce reliance on ongoing treatment. Consumers can find more info at www.smartcarept.com.