Perry Named Oncology Rehabilitation Navigator for Halifax Health|Brooks Rehabilitation

DAYTONA BEACH, FLA. – (October 11, 2019) – Dr. Ashley Perry, has been named the oncology rehabilitation navigator for Halifax Health|Brooks Rehabilitation Center for Outpatient Rehabilitation.  A new concept in cancer rehabilitation, Perry is the only oncology rehabilitation navigator in the Volusia-Flagler area.

An oncology rehabilitation navigator is a rehabilitation professional with expertise in detecting, mitigating and treating functional decline of cancer patients.  A part of the oncology treatment team, this healthcare professional is an advocate for patients who are candidates for rehabilitation. 

“The oncology rehab navigator performs screenings and provides frequent touch points to monitor for functional decline that may lead to decreased independence or loss of mobility.  This much needed role is a new concept in cancer rehab and we are proud to say that Halifax Health|Brooks Rehabilitation Center for Outpatient Rehabilitation is the only facility of its kind in the region to offer this role,” says Astrid Gonzalez-Parrilla, executive director of rehabilitation services for Halifax Health|Brooks Rehabilitation.

Perry has nearly a decade of experience as a physical therapist, having worked in a variety of settings, ranging from skilled nursing facilities caring for an aging population to high-level sports clinics.  Most recently, she was the manager of the Halifax Health|Brooks Rehabilitation Center for Outpatient Rehabilitation in Ormond Beach, where she worked with patients with orthopedic conditions, as well as those with neurological disorders, vestibular dysfunction, concussions and oncology patients.  In addition to her duties as an oncology rehabilitation navigator, she is the oncology program coordinator for the Brooks Rehabilitation outpatient clinics from Amelia Island to Tampa.

A graduate of the University of Florida, Perry previously worked as a social worker with abused children for five years before returning to college and receiving a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from the University of St. Augustine.  Perry also completed a postdoctoral residency specializing in orthopedics and achieved Manual Therapy Certification while attending the University of St. Augustine.

For more information about Halifax Health|Brooks Rehabilitation Center for Outpatient Rehabilitation programs and services, visit halifaxhealth.org/brooks.

About Brooks Rehabilitation

For almost 50 years, Brooks Rehabilitation, headquartered in Jacksonville, Fla., has been a comprehensive source for physical rehabilitation services. As a nonprofit organization, Brooks operates one of the nation’s largest inpatient rehabilitation hospitals in the U.S. with 160 beds, one of the region’s largest home healthcare agencies, 38 outpatient therapy clinics, a Center for Inpatient Rehabilitation in partnership with Halifax Health in Daytona Beach, the Brooks Rehabilitation Medical Group, two skilled nursing facilities, assisted living and memory care. Brooks will treat more than 50,000 patients through their system of care each year.  In addition, Brooks operates the Clinical Research Center, which specializes in research for stroke, brain injury, spinal cord injury and more to advance the science of rehabilitation. Brooks also provides many low or no cost community programs and services such as the Brooks Clubhouse, Brooks Aphasia Center and Brooks Adaptive Sports and Recreation to improve the quality of life for people living with physical disabilities. For more information, visit BrooksRehab.org.

About Halifax Health

Recognized by The Joint Commission as a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures, Halifax Health serves Volusia and Flagler counties, providing a continuum of healthcare services through a network of organizations including a tertiary hospital, community hospital, freestanding emergency department, an urgent care, psychiatric services, a cancer treatment center with five outreach locations, the area’s largest hospice, a center for inpatient rehabilitation, outpatient rehabilitation clinics, primary care walk-in clinics, a walk-in clinic specializing in women’s health, a pediatric care community clinic, three children’s medical practices, a home healthcare agency, and an exclusive provider organization.  Halifax Health offers the area’s only Level II Trauma Center, Comprehensive Stroke Center, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, Pediatric Emergency Department, Child and Adolescent Behavioral Services, complete Neurosurgical Services, OB Emergency Department and Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit that cares for babies born earlier than 28 weeks.  For more information, visit halifaxhealth.org.

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