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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.