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Mount Ida Area CoC hosts ribbon cutting at Wellness Physical Therapy

DEWAYNE HOLLOWAY/dewayne@mcnews.online

Dr. Ginger Fenter gets a little help from an elf on her shoulder as she cuts the ribbon last week. The Mount Ida Area Chamber of Commerce welcomed Wellness Physical Therapy with a ribbon cutting. Dr. Fenter is owner of Wellness Physical Therapy. – Photo by Dewayne Holloway

MOUNT IDA – The Mount Ida Area Chamber of Commerce welcomed Wellness Physical Therapy to their membership with a ribbon cutting Friday, December 11. Wellness Physical Therapy is located at 732 Highway 270 East in Mount Ida.
The staff at the clinic includes Dr. Ginger Fenter, Dr. Mark Starkey, Dr. Sandra Hyett and Mary Chown.
Dr. Ginger Fenter, owner of the facility, is no stranger to Montgomery County. She has owned a home in Joplin for several years and is excited to finally open a physical therapy center here. She has owned and maintained several such facilities around the state for over 25 years and opened Wellness Physical Therapy in Mount Ida in July of this year. She earned her bachelor’s degree in physical therapy from the University of Central Arkansas and her doctorate in physical therapy from De Moines University and has received extensive training in manual therapy and myofascial release.
She founded F&S Physical Therapy along with Mark Starkey in 1994. He also earned his degree from the University of Central Arkansas and has seen and treated a variety of patients in his 36 years as a therapist. He has received extensive training in myofascial release by John Barnes, PT.
Dr. Sandra Hyett earned her degree in physical therapy from the University Iowa School of Physical Therapy and received her doctorate of physical therapy from the University of St. Augustine. She worked for several years in an outpatient clinic in Texas where she also served as Director of Physical Therapy at Palacios Community Medical Center. One of her areas of interest is low level laser therapy.
Mary Chown earned a degree in physical therapy from the University of Iowa and has worked in several facilities throughout the Midwest. She earned her Masters Degree from St. Catherine’s in St. Paul.
The staff seed physical therapy as a healing process that is very personalized and filled with attentive service. They prefer a hands-on environment. While they recognize the importance of certain pieces of equipment and the role they play in the healing process, they focus on a patient’s need to continue their therapy at home while being treated in the clinic. They also work to help patients continue a program after the formal treatment has ended.
Some of the services they provide include: coordination exercises, proprioception exercises, strengthening exercises, stretching and range of motion exercises, posture exercises, retraining of the inner ear, visual tracking training, central nervous system disorders, neuropathy, age related balance dysfunction, oculomotor (visual) dysfunction, labyrinthitis, benign paroxysmal positional vertigo, Meniere’s disease, vestibular neuronitis, muscle atrophy, nerve injuries, incontinence, pain management, cardiopulmonary endurance, strains and sprains, osteoarthritis, fibromyalgia, osteoporosis, lymphedema, pelvic floor tension/pain, and photobiomodulation therapy.
For more information you can reach them by phone at (870) 867-2121, or they can be found online at www.wellnessptcare.com

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