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As a hospital patient recovering from surgery, illness or injury, you want to recover as quickly as possible. The Riverside Rehabilitation Center serves as a bridge between the hospital and the community, helping you to return to your highest possible level of activity and independence.

Skilled Nursing & Post-Acute Rehabilitation

Your care will be overseen by the medical director and a board-certified physiatrist, a doctor specially trained in physical rehab medicine. No other center features a physiatrist on staff. With coverage by several physicians in the center, you are assured individual medical attention.

Comprehensive Rehabilitation Services

Other services are provided by our rehabilitation team, a professional staff that includes registered nurses and certified therapists. Physical and occupational therapy services are provided up to seven days a week as prescribed by your physician. Speech therapy is also provided when prescribed.

Our rehabilitation services include:

  • Orthopedic care (often following hip, knee or other joint replacement surgery)
  • Wound care
  • Post-surgical rehab
  • Infusion therapy
  • Pain management
  • Cardiac rehabilitation
  • Pulmonary care

The Highest Level of Recovery

Whether you feel you may need rehabilitation or not, research and experience shows that those who choose to recover in a post-acute rehabilitation program typically experience better results and are less likely to return to the hospital for the same issue.

Our goal is to return you to the community stronger and healthier than ever so you can successfully return to your favorite activities after discharge.

The Riverside Rehabilitation Center is a separate, dedicated program for those who are recovering. The center features a separate entrance, wireless internet, country kitchen and dining room, plus flat screen cable TV and phones in every room.

Meet our Rehabilitation Team!

Amy Havasy, M.S. CCC-SLP is a native of California and earned her Bachelor of Arts in speech and audiology in 2009 from Winthrop University and her Master of Science in speech language pathology in 2011 from James Madison University. Prior to joining the Patriots Colony team in 2020, Amy worked as an acute care speech language pathologist in various local hospitals for nine years. Amy's favorite part of her job is assisting patients live more fully and independently by regaining their capacity to communicate and swallow. Outside of work Amy enjoys traveling with her husband and two little girls.
Chris McHose, COTA, BSHA began working at Patriots Colony in 2003. He attended Radford University in therapeutic recreation, Jefferson College of Health Sciences in occupational therapy, and most recently earned his Bachelor of Science in health administration from St. Josephs College. Chris enjoys his work at Patriots Colony as it provides the opportunity to serve those who have served our nation. He loves to help seniors live their healthiest lives and recover from injury as quickly as possible. Chris sees his role as Director of Therapy Services as a chance to expand that mission to a greater population through servant leadership of a skilled team of professionals. Chris lives in Williamsburg with his wife, son and daughter. He enjoys vacationing with his family, cycling, cooking, reading and taking long walks with his labradoodle, Bentley.
Courtney Gaudet, OTR is a senior occupational therapist at Patriots Colony. She attended Longwood University for her undergraduate studies with a focus in therapeutic recreation and was accepted early into Virginia Commonwealth University's graduate OT program where she received her Master's Degree in Occupational Therapy in 2007.  She has been employed with Riverside Health Systems for over 12 years and has gained extensive experience working in adult acute care, the NICU and outpatient therapy.  She began working at Patriots Colony in September of 2011.  What she loves most about working at Patriots Colony is how much quality time she gets to spend treating residents from the community, getting to meet their families and loved ones and having the resources to make their therapy program unique and personally tailored to address their goals. For Courtney, an added bonus to working at Patriots Colony is frequently running into those she has treated in the past and seeing how they are thriving! She has held professional credentials in LSVT-BIG, geriatric therapy, and is experienced in upper extremity splinting, manual therapy techniques and modalities for the upper extremity including NMES, US, and kinesio taping, and providing dementia-centered care to our aging population. She has served as an OT fieldwork supervisor for many OT and COTA students over the years as well.  When she’s not at work she enjoys playing outside as much as possible with her two young daughters and husband of 10 years. Her personal hobbies include cooking, getting lost in a good book, home redecorating, outdoor sports, wine tasting and traveling.

Francis “Frank” Ryan is a physical therapist. He is originally from Philadelphia, where he lived up until moving to Williamsburg about four years ago. He attended Arcadia University for undergraduate studies, where he obtained a Bachelor of Arts in psychology with a concentration in physical therapy. During his years as a student at Arcadia, he spent a large portion of his time studying, but also played varsity soccer--where he competed in the Division 3 Middle Atlantic Conference (MAC). Arcadia University is where he met his wife, who he has been with for nearly 11 years and married for 6+ years.

Following undergraduate studies, he attended graduate school at the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia. He obtained a Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2016, graduating with a Magna Cum Laude recognition. He was also inducted into the Alpha Eta Society, which is the honor’s society for the school of medical professional studies.

After 26 years of living in Philadelphia, he felt it was a good time to experience living somewhere else. He had interviewed all over the country and decided to settle in Williamsburg. The majority of his work experience is in the outpatient physical therapy setting, working a diverse patient population. Within the past year, he transitioned to in-home therapy, and even had a brief stint working in the hospital.

During the past four years, he has pursued certifications in advanced dry needling and the Selective Functional Movement Assessment. He thinks that his experience in all these settings has helped him tremendously by gaining experience working with people in all the different phases of their rehabilitation.

He and his wife live in Toano, accompanied by their one year old son and two dogs. His son Mac loves his dogs, Kimba and Tully. He is very passionate about fitness. He and his wife have been avid CrossFit athletes for about four years now. He enjoys competing in local CrossFit competitions with his friends who also compete. As a family, they try to be outdoors whenever possible. They enjoy hiking, paddling (kayaking or stand up paddle boarding), fishing, inline skating, and he still plays soccer in a local men’s league.

He is very excited and fortunate to have landed here at Patriots Colony. In such a short time, he has already met residents who love their physical therapy.

Jackie Fox, OTR joined the Riverside rehab team at Patriots Colony in 2019. She graduated with honors from the University of Florida with her Bachelor of Science in health education and behavior in 2011, and Mary Baldwin University with a doctorate in occupational therapy in 2017. She has been practicing occupational therapy for three years with a focus on physical rehab, hand and upper extremity rehab, vision rehab, wheelchair fitting and training. As clinician she has become a Certified Dementia Practitioner, served as a clinical instructor for fieldwork students and completed her Home Modification Certification by AOTA. Her favorite part of being an occupational therapist is using a holistic approach to help people regain their independence with personal self-care tasks such as toileting and showering. Jackie also enjoys developing creative solutions to improve a client’s return to participation in the activities that they need and want to do in their home and community. In her free time she enjoys cooking, exercising, kayaking, mountain biking, gardening and walking her dog.

 

Jen Foster, DPT started working at Patriots Colony in the middle of 2019. She received her Bachelor of Science in human nutrition foods and exercise at Virginia Tech in 2008, then went on to earn her doctorate in physical therapy at Old Dominion University in 2011. After graduation, Jen spent eight years practicing physical therapy at a local acute care hospital. Jen's favorite aspect of physical therapy is seeing the progress patients make from admission to the day of discharge. She enjoys helping her patients make a successful recovery returning back to their homes. In her free time, Jen enjoys spending time with her husband who is also a physical therapist and their young daughter. Her favorite place to enjoy family time is down on the water at Lake Gaston, North Carolina.

 

Lauren Prinkki, LPTA is a physical therapist assistant. She graduated from Riverside College of Health Careers in 2015 and took a full-time position at the end of that year. She is thrilled to be a part of this team. Her interest in the physical therapy field began after a family friend was treated at another Riverside facility following a stroke. He raved about the staff and felt that she would be well suited for that career path. It turns out her family friend was right, and she couldn’t be more grateful for his insight. Lauren is so thankful to have learned the skills that have such a positive impact on people’s lives. When she is not at Patriots Colony with her work family, she enjoys taking trips to the beach or grilling out in the backyard with her husband and two dogs.
Mike Power, COTA has worked at Patriots Colony for more than 10 years. He feels it is a great place to work and likes the people. One of his favorite things is working with the same families many times. He notes he has treated husbands, wives, cousins and friends of the same family. Returning patients often ask for Mike by name. It is rewarding to help his patients heal and return to the community. Mike grew up in Ireland and his hobbies are running and traveling.
Rebecca De Rosier, DPT began working as a physical therapist at Patriots Colony in 2018. Prior to working at Patriots Colony, she worked in a local acute care hospital as a physical therapist for six years with a focus on orthopedic joint replacement aftercare. She received her Bachelor of Arts from The College of William and Mary and her Doctor of Physical Therapy from Old Dominion University. She will be completing further continuing education to receive her advanced geriatric certification in 2021. When not at work she enjoys spending time with family and friends, being active outdoors and traveling

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