Congratulations to Dena Garnett, physical therapist in Memorial Hospital’s Outpatient Services, for being named to the esteemed Michiana Forty Under 40. Dena, who started at Memorial in 2007, joins a prestigious group of regional business and professional leaders who have demonstrated career success and community engagement before the age of 40.
Dena, who has a doctorate in physical therapy and is a certified brain injury specialist, has been an instrumental part of Memorial’s outpatient therapy team. Co-Leader of Memorial’s Stroke Support Group, she expanded treatment options for those with Parkinson’s disease by offering BIG therapy and collaborated with Beacon Health & Fitness to bring the CLIMB Program to South Bend. She also was the first in the area to work with ReWalk, a bionic walking assistance system, to train and rehabilitate a person with a spinal cord injury.
In the community, Dena volunteers for Reins of Life, where she provides horse-assisted therapy for mentally and physically challenged children and adults, as well as for La Casa de Amistad, where she uses her Spanish-speaking skill sets to help Latino children in South Bend.