Moraine Valley alumna (’06-’08) Sarah Zayyad (left) leads the new NovaCare Rehabilitation center in FitRec.

Moraine Valley Community College has a new neighbor on campus. NovaCare Rehabilitation opened its newest outpatient physical therapy center in the college’s Health, Fitness & Recreation Center (Building H), 9000 W. College Pkwy.

NovaCare offers innovative rehabilitation equipment and patient access to one-on-one, personalized care under Moraine Valley alumna (’06-’08) Sarah Zayyad, P.T., DPT, CMPT, to help efficiently strengthen the body, reduce pain and prevent future injury.

Zayyad treats a variety of symptoms and conditions and restores function to individuals after injury, trauma or surgery. NovaCare is open at the FitRec on Monday/Wednesday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Tuesday/Thursday, 7 a.m.-3 p.m., and Friday, 7 a.m.-1 p.m., and offers flexible hours to fit patients’ schedules, including early morning and evening hours.

“Having NovaCare in FitRec expands the ‘continuum of care’ we can offer. If someone exercises in our gym and needs rehab, they can do both here. When clients are discharged from therapy, they can continue strengthening and self-care in our center,” said Julie Bearden, senior assistant director of fitness and wellness. “Lately more physical therapy patients are using a pool for rehab, which we have. NovaCare doesn’t have another site in the area with a pool.”

Zayyad is working at FitRec and happy to be on campus. “As an alum of Moraine Valley and longtime resident of the Palos area, I am looking forward to treating patients within this community,” Zayyad said. “This area is full of individuals who are vigilant about their health and well-being, and I am confident we here at NovaCare Rehabilitation in Palos Hills will work hard everyday to create a positive clinical and customer service experience for our patients.”

For more information, call (708) 608-4323 or visit them online.