Canterbury Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center Introduces Physiatry Services

RICHMOND, Va.,- Building on its vision for development of the area’s leading subacute rehabilitation services, Canterbury Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center has enhanced its specialized rehabilitation focus with the introduction of Physiatry programming and in-center consultative support under the direction of Dr. Daniel Perri. The 190-bed Henrico County skilled nursing facility, located at 1776 Cambridge Drive, provides post-hospital care, short-term rehab and long-term residential care.

Physiatry services – also known as physical medicine and rehabilitation (PM&R) services – blend pain treatments and physical therapy with the goal to help patients avoid surgery. This physician-led, “whole body” approach at Canterbury centers on designing, coordinating and overseeing customized rehabilitation therapies for patients while managing their medical conditions, including co-morbidities. The program is tailored for individuals with a range of diagnoses and rehab needs.

Dr. Perri specializes in rehab care and the treatment of pain. He is board certified in PM&R, as well as pain medicine. “Physiatry services are quite new to Virginia and underscore Canterbury’s transformative care model,” said Dr. Perri. “I am pleased to join the dedicated team at Canterbury and provide cutting-edge services to meet the healthcare needs of the Henrico community.”

“Canterbury is thrilled to welcome Dr. Perri to lead our Physiatry programming, which maximizes rehab services and helps in ensuring the very best outcome for each patient,” said Jeremiah Davis, Canterbury’s administrator. “Dr. Perri is well respected for his expertise in physiatry and in the customization of optimal treatment plans for rehab patients. He will work seamlessly with Canterbury’s physical therapy specialists and care team.”

Dr. Perri serves as an expert consultant with the New York State Department of Health and is an adjunct clinical assistant professor, PM&R, with the Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine in New York City. Prior to joining Canterbury, he was the managing partner of Advantage Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation and the department chairman, PM&R, of Orange Regional Medical Center, both in Middletown, N.Y. Previous academic appointments include serving as the clinical instructor for the department of PM&R at UMDNJ – Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in New Brunswick, N.J.

New Post-Acute Rehabilitation Resort Under Construction in Oklahoma City

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK–Diakonos Group, LLC, in conjunction with Pi Architects, SCI Construction, LTD, and SMC Consulting Engineers, P.C., have begun construction on Parc Place Medical Resort, a post-acute rehabilitation facility in Oklahoma City.

Located on an 8.3-acre, 349,892 square-foot site offering 75 private rooms, this facility is designed to create a short-stay rehab setting where patients will receive modern rehabilitation services within a spa-like setting. Patient’s experiences will include a café and hotel-like lobby greeting them as they first enter the building to create a sense of welcome hospitality and social healing.

The building’s shape is designed to maximize the reach of natural light warming each of the conversation and activity spaces. Other atypical design features include multiple dining venues that spill out into each of the garden courts, providing guests with a variety of seating options for meals throughout the day. Therapy spaces energize guests to stay active with thoughtful ceiling and window designs that draw the eye from the moment they enter with color and height inviting them out to the connected private therapy courtyard.Located on an 8.3-acre, 349,892 square-foot site offering 75 private rooms, this facility is designed to create a short-stay rehab setting where patients will receive modern rehabilitation services within a spa-like setting. Patient’s experiences will include a café and hotel-like lobby greeting them as they first enter the building to create a sense of welcome hospitality and social healing.

The building is divided into three houses, each with its own themed dining rooms, outdoor cafés, and shaded garden courts. Additionally, guests can be treated to a modern salon experience, join one of the activity programs, or just relax at any of the cozy lounges provided throughout the building.

“We want to create an environment where people see others getting better and are inspired to pursue their therapy goals,” said Scott Pilgrim, Owner and CEO of the Diakonos Group. “They are here to get better and go home. But while they’re here, we want them to experience a resort-like environment where they feel pampered and engaged.”

“There are very few programs like this is in the Oklahoma City area. We look forward to bringing the medical resort idea to this community,” Pilgrim said. Parc Place Medical Resort is expected to open February 2021.