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Getting Newnan Back to Life Faster with Physical Therapy at Walmart

Photo by Kial Hocker – The City Menus

COVID-19 has burdened our community with more stress and less stability. Thankfully, from bread and eggs to board games and medicine, your neighborhood Walmart has provided the essentials while you’re at home. Now Walmart is offering a different kind of relief to Newnan residents.

Walmart Health has partnered with Confluent Physical Therapy to open its first Physical Therapy clinic in a Walmart location. The practice is located in Newnan’s neighborhood Walmart off Highway 34 and is overseen by Georgia’s own Dr. Stephen Clark, P.T., D.P.T., A.T.C., O.C.S.

“At Confluent Physical Therapy our driving force is our desire to help you get back to the life you love without the headache of cost or fear that your pain will worsen,” says Dr. Clark.

This goal can be worked on through Confluent’s services, including manual therapy, exercise, and education. They seek to help residents who can benefit, from those who have been involved in motor vehicle accidents to breast cancer survivors and everyone in between.

In addition, Confluent Physical Therapy offers an innovative and modernized virtual reality program that helps combat persistent pain, also known as chronic pain and the foundation for what we now know as the opioid epidemic.

“Persistent pain, or chronic pain, is the diagnosis when a person experiences pain on most days, or possibly every day, over a six-month period of time,” continues Dr. Clark. “It’s estimated that approximately 20.4% of Americans face chronic pain. This is something that can, and should, be addressed by a physical therapist first before turning to other pain management sources.”

Those sources, including surgeries and addictive medications, are high-cost and low-value, and they have proven both dangerous and deadly. In 2018 more than 130 people died each day from opioid-related drug overdoses, and an estimated 10.3 million people misused prescription opioids. “We are here to help you get back to being you–free of pain and free of opioid dependency,” Dr. Clark concluded.

Photo by Kial Hocker – The City Menus

If you experience some level of pain and would like to learn more about it, Dr. Clark suggests that you take Confluent’s complimentary pain quiz. This quiz will help you find out whether it’s likely your pain will resolve on its own or you should see a physical therapist. To view and take the quiz, click here.

In the event you need a physical therapist, Confluent PT is open for walk-in appointments Mondays and Wednesdays 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays 7:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. and Fridays 7:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. To schedule your appointment, call 770-290- 8002. Note that in the state of Georgia, residents can see a physical therapist directly without the need for a referral from your physician, saving you both time and money.

While COVID-19 has taken life as we know it and dialed it back to only include the essentials, don’t forget that physical health and wellbeing is essential as well. Get back to your life, free of pain, at your friendly Newnan Walmart! 

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Sue Davis is a local freelance writer whose work can be seen in any COWETA Magazine issue over the last three years. She is the author of Lilly and Billy Visit the Farm, a picture book based on the history of Newnan, and she is published in two anthologies of short stories and various web-based content. Her interests include oil painting, reading, and baking “herbaceous” bread. Sue lives with her husband Larry and rescued golden retriever, Mariah, near historic downtown Newnan.