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At Specialized Therapy Services (STS), our mission is to provide patients with quality direct care with the best possible individualized occupational and physical therapy services to allow patients to reach their goals.  STS is a specialty therapy clinic consisting of both occupational and physical therapy focused on very specific patient populations.

Our therapists have received extensive training and education to target the following three areas of treatment:  lymphedema management, pelvic motor dysfunction, and vestibular dysfunction.  Catherine Brock and Jill Lott have co-founded Specialized Therapy Services as they saw that the needs of these patient populations were not being met.  By furthering their education, these therapists can now offer quality treatment for these disorders as well as addressing the needs of the general occupational/physical therapy patient.

Specialized Therapy Services is a therapist-owned private practice.  We seek to provide our patients with the best possible care individualized to their needs.  Unlike large clinics, we are not interested in high volume.  We turn our vision to hands-on, evidence-based, individualized patient care.

Services

Lymphedema Management

Lymphedema is the abnormal collection of high protein fluid beneath the skin, resulting in uncontrolled swelling, most commonly occurring in the arms and legs.  Lymphedema usually develops when lymph vessels are damaged or lymph nodes are removed, most commonly caused by surgical intervention and as a part of cancer treatment.  Our lymphedema program is designed to reduce this abnormal swelling, reduce scar tissue, improve range of motion, improve function, improve sensation and decrease pain.  Lymphedema treatments include the following:
– Manual Lymph Drainage (MLD)
– Wrapping with bandages to reduce swelling
– Scar tissue Management
– Exercise to facilitate lymph flow
– Fitting for Compression Garments
– Establishment of a Self Care Program

Pelvic Motor Dysfunction

Pelvic motor dysfunction refers to a group of disorders causing problems with storing and evacuating the bladder and bowels and with pelvic pain.  At Specialized Therapy Services, we utilize biofeedback and electrical stimulation in conjunction with appropriate therapeutic exercise as a means of treating these disorders to correct or improve the motor dysfunction.  We understand the sensitive nature of these disorders; therefore,  we offer therapy in a private and discreet space keeping your privacy in mind.

STS offers treatment for the following pelvic motor dysfunction conditions in men, women, and children:

– Bowel/Bladder incontinence including Stress Incontinence, Urge Incontinence and Mixed Incontinence
– Pelvic pain
– Pudendal Nerve Compression
– Vaginal Pain Syndromes
– Painful Bladder/Interstitial Cystitis
– Urinary hesitancy, frequency, urgency
– Dysuria (pain with urination)
– Constipation
– Irritable Bowel Syndrome
– Pain before/during/after bowel movement
– Anal and/or Rectal Pain (Anismus)
– Pelvic organ prolapse
– Vulvodynia
– Urinary Retention
– Levator Ani Syndrome

Vestibular Dysfunction

The vestibular system includes the parts of the inner ear and brain that process the sensory information involved with controlling balance and eye movements.  If disease or injury damages these processing areas, vestibular disorders can result.  Quite frequently this manifests itself as dizziness and balance dysfunction which can greatly impact a person’s life. Vestibular disorders can also result from or be worsened by genetic or environmental conditions, or occur for unknown reasons.   Our therapist will perform a comprehensive vestibular and balance assessment on you, including Video Frenzel Goggles when appropriate.

Conditions that we see for balance/vestibular therapy at STS include, but are not limited to, the following:
– BPPV
– Labyrinthitis or vestibular neuritis
– Vertigo/Dizziness
– Unilateral and Bilateral Vestibular Loss
– Balance Disorders
– Orthopedic Balance Difficulties
– Peripheral Neuropathy
– Unsteady Gait

Our specialty services include the following

  • Balance Dysfunction
  • Fall Prevention
  • General Occupational/Physical Therapy
  • Life Care Planning
  • Lymphedema/Edema Management
  • Neurological Disorders
  • Orthopedic/Sports Medicine Injuries
  • Pelvic Motor Dysfunction
  • Wheelchair Seating Evaluation and DME Fitting
  • Vestibular Rehabilitation Therapy

Meet Jill and Catherine

Jill Lott

Jill Lott, along with Catherine Brock, co-founded Specialized Therapy Services in 2015.  Jill has been practicing as a physical therapist since 2001 with much of this time spent in Baldwin County.  She graduated Summa Cum Laude from Louisiana College in 1999 and received her Bachelor of Science in biology/chemistry.  She then furthered her education by receiving her Master’s Degree in Physical Therapy from the University of South Alabama in 2001.

Jill has spent over 10 years of her professional career predominantly working in the area of outpatient orthopedics and sports medicine with a special interest in endurance athletes. However, it was during her time spent working in the rehabilitation setting that she began to realize a need for focus on balance/fall prevention, vestibular rehabilitation therapy (VRT), and pelvic motor dysfunction. As she continued her studies, her interest for these topics grew, and she successfully completed Emory University’s Herdman Certification for VRT in 2015. Jill has also successfully completed her board certification for the use of biofeedback for the treatment of pelvic motor dysfunction (BCB-PMD) from the Biofeedback Certification International Alliance. She is the only physical therapist in the state of Alabama to receive this board certification.

Jill is an active member of the American Physical Therapy Association, participating in the Women’s Health Group, the Vestibular Special Interest Group, and the Private Practice Group. Jill is also an active member of Vestibular Disorders Association (VEDA).  Her clinical specialties include the treatment of vestibular and balance dysfunction, pelvic motor dysfunction including pelvic pain and bowel/bladder incontinence, and orthopedics/sports medicine.  Jill and her husband, Guy, reside in Daphne, AL, and they are active members of St Paul’s Episcopal Church.  She enjoys outdoor activities including running and cycling and has recently enjoyed learning how to fly fish.

Catherine Brock

Catherine Brock has been practicing as an occupational therapist in a variety of rehabilitation settings since 1993, primarily in Baldwin County.  She graduated Cum Laude from The University of Alabama at Birmingham, receiving her Bachelor of Science degree in Occupational Therapy in 1992.

In 1998, she began specializing in the treatment of neurological disorders focusing on neuro-developmental treatment strategies.  She received her training at The Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago by the Neuro-Developmental Treatment Association.  In 1999 she developed an interest in LIfe Care Planning to further benefit the needs of her patients.  She completed the Life Care Planning curriculum through the Intelicus program, becoming a Certified Life Care Planner.  She has been participating in Life Care Planning and consultation with catastrophically inured individuals since that time.  In 2015, she received her certification in Lymphedema management, from the Academy of Lymphatic Studies, as well as completed the didactic and exam components in preparation of completing her board certification in pelvic motor dysfunction from the Biofeedback Certification International Alliance (BCIA).

Catherine is an active member of the American Occupational Therapy Association.  Her clinical practice is dedicated to the treatment of lymphedema, treatment of urinary and fecal incontinence, pelvic disorders, the neurologically impaired client and Life Care Planning.  Catherine and her husband, Clay, reside in Fairhope, AL  with their 3 children, where they are members of St. Lawrence Catholic Church and remain active in the Fairhope community.

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Address:
911-A Plantation Blvd
Fairhope, AL 36532

Office Hours:
Monday – Friday (8AM – 5PM)
& by appointment

Phone:
(251) 990-9082

Fax:
(251) 990-3707

Email:
info@sts-alabama.com

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