Therapist has a Go To place to offer help
An occupational therapist with a passion for helping others is excited about opening her own business.
Go To Specialty Therapy, an occupational therapy office, will be located on West Cherokee Street in downtown Brookhaven next to the Storm Lofts.
Glenda Hux, a graduate of the University of Mississippi School of Medicine, has been an occupational therapist since 2001. She plans to offer several services at her new office.
“I have been planning on opening my private practice for the last year as a culmination of where my career has led me,” Hux said.
Hux plans to utilize her advanced knowledge on how the brain and body work together to address deficits in daily functioning, no matter what level the person currently is at.
“I have been a parent of a child with special needs for 13 years. My daughter passed away four months ago,” Hux said. “In the process, I learned so much. I took so many different educational courses to try and understand my daughter and her particular rare condition. I want to help other parents that are going through similar situations.”
Between her work experience and her experience as a parent of a child with special needs, Hux said her passion is to help families who are looking for solutions.
“When there are certain diagnosis or certain deficits, families don’t know where to turn to and I want to be that person that helps them through the steps and sort things out,” Hux said. “All families are looking for solutions for their loved ones. I want to create an environment for this person to thrive and to be able to live with dignity and respect.”
The office will also offer occupational therapy assessment, treatment and consultations.
From sensory processing disorders, reading impairments, sleep deprivation, eating disorders, impaired coordination, visual and perceptual skills, or attention deficit disorder, Hux wants to be a resource for the public.
“A lot of times, families are under the impression that nothing can be done,” Hux said. “Educating people ahead of time is so important. Everyone has potential. I believe that every brain has an inherent ability to change at any age.”
Whether it’s for school, work or play, Hux hopes to help people — not just special needs populations — tap into their max potential.
Hux wants to open in mid-September.