Rockford Spine Center Expands Physical Therapy Team, Hires Kim Alexander
Rockford Spine Center has expanded its physical therapy department with the addition of Kim Alexander, ATC, PT, MPT. Alexander joins physical therapist Phil Oliveri and PT assistant Amy Peterson in providing physical therapy services to Rockford Spine Center patients. Alexander will be responsible for assessing patient needs, building treatment plans, guiding patients through recovery and ensuring continuity of care.
Rockford Spine Center is pleased to announce all four of its physicians have been awarded the Vitals Compassionate Doctor Award for 2013. Spine Surgeons Dr. Michael Roh, Dr. Christopher Sliva and Dr. Fred Sweet, along with Physiatrist Dr. Marie Walker, earned the distinction for the third consecutive year.
Approximately one in 50, or 6 million people, have scoliosis in the U.S., 10 percent of those affected are children. Scoliosis is a sideways curvature of the spine that occurs most often during an adolescent growth spurt. Dr. Michael Roh wrote an article for Expert Beacon that highlights some dos and don'ts for parents to consider if their child suffers from scoliosis.