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Therapy Institute offers rehab help

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from the Therapy Institute of the Carolinas
The Therapy Institute of the Carolinas, which opened in January in Indian Land, is helping children and adults from both Carolinas reach their fullest potential.
Dr. Brian Lengers is the founder and national board-certified director of therapy operations for evidenced-based specialized therapy at the institute in the Carolina Commons Medical Center.
“Our mission is to provide rehabilitation to everyone across the lifespan. We achieve this through using evidence-based research and implementation science. We incorporate this into every aspect of clinic design and treatment,” Lengers said.
The clinic is the culmination of Lengers’ years of experience as a university professor, occupational therapist, inpatient rehabilitation manager and researcher.
Lengers is a graduate of the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) Occupational Therapy Program and earned his doctorate in  health administration from MUSC. While there, he contributed to research in constraint-induced movement therapy for children with cerebral palsy, and conducted research comparing the severity and outcomes of stroke victims.
Occupational therapists utilize a specialized skill set, in-cluding an extensive knowledge of illness or injury, an understanding of psychosocial aspects of disability, and an ability to analyze tasks and creatively adapt the physical environment. They also work with families and caregivers to provide support and resources.
Lengers’ concentration in treating patients with neurologic conditions, as well as training and certification in the Neuro-IFRAH technique and Parkinson’s disease, allows for a unique approach to the design and treatment strategies for each patient.
“We can create evidenced-based treatments that have positive outcomes, especially in the area of activities of daily living and functional mobility,” Lengers said. “We also treat orthopedic injuries and pain management.”
The institute treats neurologic impairments, changes in balance, vision, strength and endurance, memory, fine and gross motor planning, functional mobility and joint movement.
Therapy is always one-on-one and offered to children, adolescents and adults with a range of concerns.
The Therapy Institute of the Carolinas, 6237 Carolina Commons Drive, Suite 320, is open 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday through Friday and by special appointment on Saturdays.
For more information, call (803) 835-0699 or visit www.therapyinstituteofthecarolinas.com.