Physical Therapist at Boca Regional Receives Recognition from National Multiple Sclerosis Society

BOCA RATON, FLFebruary 21, 2018 – Juvy Villanueva, PT, DPT, CSRS, MSCS, C/NDT, Senior Physical Therapist at the Gloria Drummond Physical Rehabilitation Institute, has been recognized as a multiple sclerosis (MS) certified specialist. Juvy is the first in the state to receive this recognition through the National Multiple Sclerosis Society’s Partners in MS Care program.

Partners in MS Care is a National Multiple Sclerosis Society program that recognizes and supports quality care by encouraging strong partnerships between clinicians and the Society. Juvy has been acknowledged as a committed provider through demonstration of her knowledge and experience in caring for patients living with MS.

“A recognition of this caliber commends Juvy’s dedication to providing high quality care to her patients,” said Genie Lieberman, Director of the Gloria Drummond Physical Rehabilitation Institute. “The Institute continues to partner with the National Multiple Sclerosis Society to provide rehabilitation to those affected by MS.”

Multiple sclerosis, an unpredictable, often disabling disease of the central nervous system, interrupts the flow of information within the brain, and between the brain and body. Symptoms range from numbness and tingling to blindness and paralysis. The disease affects more than 2.3 million people worldwide.

“We are proud to partner with Juvy and her team to enhance coordinated rehabilitative care for the over 2,000 people who live with MS in Palm Beach County alone,” said Robin Nunley, President of the Society’s South Florida office. “In earning this recognition, Juvy has demonstrated a strong commitment in MS care, making a tremendous impact on people who are affected in our community.”

The National Multiple Sclerosis Society funds cutting-edge research, drives change through advocacy, facilitates professional education, collaborates with MS organizations around the world, and provides programs and services designed to help people with MS and their families move their lives forward.

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