Woolwich Township, New Jersey (PressExposure) April 04, 2013 -- Saint Francis Veterinary Center, an award-winning, American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA)-accredited veterinary practice, announces its partnership with Jimmy Rollins of the Philadelphia Phillies and his wife, Johari, to open a state of the art rehabilitation and pain management center for animals.
A Grand Opening event will be held April 20, 2013, from 10am-1pm on the grounds at Saint Francis Veterinary Center in Woolwich Township, Gloucester County, NJ. This family fun day will include the Phillie Phanatic, player autographs, tours and demonstrations, face painting and games, a chili cook off, raffles, live music, homemade food from local church groups, and participation from Kingsway Regional High School clubs and the Swedesboro-Woolwich Little League.
The Rollins Center for Animal Rehabilitation will offer to animals many of the same cutting edge modalities often used by humans, including those utilized by professional athletes like Jimmy Rollins:
- Pre and Post-Operative Therapy
- Arthritis & chronic pain management
- Orthopedic rehabilitation
- Neurologic rehabilitation
- Orthotics, prosthetics and assistive devices
- Fitness and conditioning
- Therapeutic laser
- Therapeutic ultrasound
- Neuromuscular electrical stimulation
- Range of motion therapies
- Therapeutic exercises
- Manual therapy
- Massage therapy
- Digital Gait Analysis
The Rollins Center will assist patients with post-surgical recovery; prevention of further injury; recovery and healing of muscle strains, ligament ruptures, joint sprains and bone fractures; assuaging of patient anxiety or stress; reduction of muscle tightness or spasm; management of chronic conditions including arthritis and degenerative disease; promotion of flexibility and range of motion; weight management; and other beneficial therapies.
"Johari and I are personally excited to partner with Saint Francis Veterinary Center of South Jersey," commented Jimmy Rollins. "We have trusted their doctors with the health of our dogs for some time, and it is a special feeling to know that with the opening of The Rollins Center, we'll play a role in enhancing the lives of animals in need while setting the standard for animal physical welfare across the country."
"On behalf of the extraordinary medical team of Saint Francis, it is a true honor to partner with Johari and Jimmy Rollins on this remarkable endeavor," commented Dr. Mark Magazu, Chairman of Saint Francis Veterinary Center of South Jersey. "The Rollins Center will offer animals struggling with physical challenges a state of the art rehabilitation center very similar to what we humans utilize in our own lives, including the kinds of cutting edge therapies that Jimmy utilizes in his career with our hometown Philadelphia Phillies."
The Rollins Center will be led by two veterinarians trained at the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Caroline K. Garzotto, VMD, DACVS, CCRT; and Dr. Mark Newkirk, BS, MS, VMD. Dr. Garzotto is an Adjunct Professor of Surgery at the University and is a Board Certified surgeon as well as a certified practitioner of canine rehabilitation. Dr. Newkirk has practiced rehabilitative medicine for nearly two decades in South Jersey, is a guest-author for Animal Wellness Magazine, and is the radio host of "All About Pets" on Thursdays from 9am-10am on WOND 1400 AM.
Saint Francis Veterinary Center of South Jersey is among the region's leading specialty referral hospitals, employing Board Certified specialists and experienced veterinary clinicians across a range of disciplines including Surgery, 24-hour Emergency and Critical Care, Cardiology, Radiology, Ophthalmology, Internal Medicine, Natural and Holistic therapies, Avian and Exotic Medicine and I-131 (a cure for feline hyperthyroidism).