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SBU to host grand opening for Judy Taylor Garden, PT Faculty Practice

Southwest Baptist University will hold a grand opening for the Judy Taylor Physical Therapy Garden and the Warren B. Davis Family Physical Therapy Center Faculty Practice from 4-6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 6, at 2103 S. Springfield Ave., Bolivar.

The 2,700-square-foot Faculty Practice will be a student-learning lab that utilizes select patients from the surrounding community, incorporates high-level care for patients and provides invaluable learning experiences for students.

Other departments, including SBU’s social work program, will be working with patients to provide holistic care. Innovative equipment, such as the Enliten LLC Open Area Support System (OASUS), will help patients receive proper care in the practice. The open-spaced clinic includes two treatment rooms, a sports performance area and consultation rooms.

The Judy Taylor Physical Therapy Garden, which honors the memory of the late first lady of SBU, was built to assist patients with gait difficulties with a variety of terrains, ramps and walking paths. The garden is located in front of the Davis Family Physical Therapy Center, and will be recognized as a way station for the migration of monarch butterflies.

Guests will have the opportunity to tour the faculty practice area and walk around the Judy Taylor garden.