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South Deerfield Rehabilitation Clinic

Cooley Dickinson Rehabilitation Services’ South Deerfield location has just had a major overhaul, expanding into a much larger space. Thanks to new, high-end exercise equipment donated by longtime Cooley Dickinson benefactors Michael and Lisa Kittredge, patients have several more tools to help them through their recovery. Hand therapy is also now available at the South Deerfield location as well, for those working to regain lost dexterity resulting from injury, stroke, arthritis or other conditions affecting the hands and fingers.

 

 

 

 

 

Meet Our Therapists

Alicia Idrogo, PT, DPT
Alicia received her Doctorate degree of Physical Therapy from Utica College in New York State. She has enjoyed working with adolescents, teenagers, and adults in the South Deerfield clinic since 2013 and has been described by her patients as a personable and compassionate therapist. She has experience in various clinical settings but is most interested and specializes in treating patients in the outpatient setting who are recovering from orthopedic injuries, surgeries, sports injuries, or balance impairments. Presently she is focused on expanding her vestibular assessment skillset to aid patients with balance or vertigo issues. Dr. Idrogo believes in the importance of working with each individual to build a treatment plan that meets their specific goals as well as participating in continuing education courses regularly in order to provide the most effective and current research-based treatment.

 

Terry McKeon, DPT, MTC, CLT-LANA
Terry has 25 years of experience as a physical therapist. He graduated from Queen’s University, Canada in 1992. He became a Certified Lymphedema Therapist (CLT) in 1995. He obtained a Manual Therapy Certification (MTC) in 2011, and a doctorate degree in physical therapy from the University of St. Augustine, Florida in 2014. Aside from his interest in treating lymphedema, he has interest in orthopedics, running rehabilitation, foot injuries, and orthotics. Terry also enjoys coaching youth soccer, playing guitar, and organizing community charitable events.

 

 

Rebecca Dejnak, MS, PT
Rebecca graduated from Simmons College with a Bachelor of Health Studies and later earned a Masters of Physical Therapy, in 2000. She enjoys working with patients of all ages and has worked with patients from the age of 2 days old to 92 years old. It is important to Rebecca for patients to be an active part of their treatment team, that therapy is individualized to each person’s specific needs and that together, patient and therapist establish a manageable home exercise program that supports the patient’s health beyond completion of their physical therapy visits. She has worked with a variety of diagnoses over the years including in general outpatient orthopedics and with patients who have difficulty with balance and walking, and often incorporates manual therapy (myofascial trigger point release, myofascial release and other techniques) and therapeutic exercise into her treatments.

 

Gail Hegeman, MS, OTR/L, CHT, CEAS
Gail is an Occupational Therapist, Certified Hand Therapist and Certified Ergonomic Evaluation Specialist. She received her Bachelor’s degree from Bates College and her Master’s of Science in Occupational Therapy from Western Michigan University. Gail is registered and licensed by the state of Massachusetts in Occupational Therapy; Board Certified by NBCOT (National Board Certification for Occupational Therapy); and a member of the New England Hand Society.
Gail has been a Certified Hand Therapist since 1999 and has worked at Cooley Dickinson since 2000. In addition, she is an Ergonomic Specialist and has spent a career providing detailed consultation on management of work-injuries. She specializes in treating injured musicians. As a musician herself, Gail has guided many instrumentalists in the Pioneer Valley through conditions and eventually helped enable them to return to playing.

Cooley Dickinson Rehabilitation Services | South Deerfield Clinic

CONTACT 413-665-7427

OFFICE HOURS Monday - Friday: 7 am - 5:30 pm

Location & Directions 21B Elm Street, South Deerfield, MA


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