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Ivy Rehab Grows in North Carolina Through Partnership with Back in Action
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., Dec. 15, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Ivy Rehab (“Ivy”), a national leader in outpatient musculoskeletal rehabilitative services, is proudly growing its North Carolina footprint with the partnership of Back in Action Physical Therapy.
“We’re excited to join the Ivy Rehab Network. Back in Action was founded on the values of patient-centered care and great customer service—Ivy Rehab shares these values with us,” said Kristal Nelson, co-founder of Back in Action. “What drives us to success is simple, we invest in patient goals. What allows us to achieve these goals is our commitment to clinical excellence and our commitment to deliver quality, one-on-one, personalized care. With the combined resources of Back in Action and Ivy Rehab, we can extend our reach and continue to share our model of quality physical therapy.”
Since its founding in 2000, Back in Action has solidified a strong presence in the Research Triangle area of North Carolina, growing to three facilities within the communities of Apex, Fuquay-Varina and Holly Springs. The Back in Action team excels at providing patients with compassionate care and customized orthopedic rehabilitation services with the goal of getting people back to the activities they love. The practice empowers patients to take an active role in their recovery through education about their injuries and the rehabilitative process.
“Ivy Rehab is proud to partner with Back in Action’s exceptional team. For more than 20 years, they have provided best in class physical therapy to their communities. This dedication to the highest quality of care, patient experience and clinical outcomes will fit right into Ivy Rehab,” said Michael Rucker, CEO for Ivy. “We couldn’t be more excited to welcome the Back in Action team and look forward to continuing to grow together for years to come.”
About Ivy Rehab
Founded in 2003, Ivy Rehab is a rapidly growing network of best-in-class outpatient physical, occupational, speech therapy and ABA clinics located throughout the Northeast, Midwest, and Southeast regions of the United States. The Ivy Rehab Network consists of multiple brands all dedicated to providing exceptional care and personalized treatment to get patients feeling better, faster. With the support of leading middle-market private equity firm Waud Capital Partners, Ivy Rehab will continue its strategic growth via the ongoing investment in new partners who embrace their mission, vision and values as well as a culture of being “All About the People.”
SOURCE Ivy Rehab Network
Autistic people have fought the inclusion of ABA in therapy for us since before Autism Speaks, and other non-Autistic-led autism organizations, started lobbying legislation to get it covered by insurances and Medicaid.
ABA is a myth originally sold to parents that it would keep their Autistic child out of an institution. Today, parents are told that with early intervention therapy their child will either be less Autistic or no longer Autistic by elementary school, and can be mainstreamed in typical education classes. ABA is very expensive to pay out of pocket. Essentially, Autism Speaks has justified the big price tag up front will offset the overall burden on resources for an Autistic’s lifetime. The recommendation for this therapy is 40 hours a week for children and toddlers.
The original study that showed the success rate of ABA to be at 50% has never been replicated. In fact, the study of ABA by United States Department of Defense was denounced as a failure. Not just once, but multiple times. Simply stated: ABA doesn’t work. In study after repeated study: ABA (conversion therapy) doesn’t work.
What more recent studies do show: Autistics who experienced ABA therapy are at high risk to develop PTSD and other lifelong trauma-related conditions. Historically, the autism organizations promoting ABA as a cure or solution have silenced Autistic advocates’ opposition. ABA is also known as gay conversion therapy.
The ‘cure’ for Autistics not born yet is the prevention of birth.
The ‘cure’ is a choice to terminate a pregnancy based on ‘autism risk.’ The cure is abortion. This is the same ‘cure’ society has for Down Syndrome.
This is eugenics 2021. Instead of killing Autistics and disabled children in gas chambers or ‘mercy killings’ like in Aktion T4, it’ll happen at the doctor’s office, quietly, one Autistic baby at a time. Different approaches yes, but still eugenics and the extinction of an entire minority group of people.
Fact: You can’t cure Autistics from being Autistic.
Fact: You can’t recover an Autistic from being Autistic.
Fact: You can groom an Autistic to mask and hide their traits. Somewhat. … however, this comes at the expense of the Autistic child, promotes Autistic Burnout (this should not be confused with typical burnout, Autistic Burnout can kill Autistics), and places the Autistic child at high risk for PTSD and other lifelong trauma-related conditions.
[Note: Autism is NOT a disease, but a neurodevelopmental difference and disability.]
Fact: Vaccines Do Not Cause Autism.