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Published on September 26, 2013

Help during Physical Therapy Month by Donating Used Medical Equipment

ABERDEEN (Sept. 26, 2013) - In honor of Physical Therapy Month in October, Avera St. Luke’s will be collecting donations of gently used medical equipment to help replenish the hospital’s “Nano Nagle Closet.”

During October, gently used walkers, canes, crutches and tub transfer benches can be dropped off in Aberdeen at Avera St. Luke’s Therapy Center, 805 First Ave. SE, between 8 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. weekdays. These are the only items that will be accepted. 

The equipment in Nano Nagle Closet is distributed to people who can’t afford it or aren’t covered by insurance and have no other way of getting what they need.

Physical therapists examine, evaluate, and treat patients whose conditions limit their ability to move and function in daily life. A physical therapist's goal is to maintain, restore or improve a person’s mobility and help reduce pain. National Physical Therapy Month, backed by the American Physical Therapy Association, is designed to recognize the impact that physical therapists and physical therapist assistants make in restoring and improving motion in people’s lives.