Holman opens physical therapy practice in Demopolis

Published 12:00 am Friday, August 12, 2005

Though Skibo Holman is not new to the community, he is offering area residents a new service. After six years at Bryan Whitfield Memorial Hospital, Holman has opened his own physical therapy practice, Genesis Rehabilitation.

Genesis Rehab offers its services to anyone who physically struggles with everyday activities. Whether the problem is due to stroke, recovery from orthopedic surgery or a muscular imbalance, Holman can help.

Holman was raised here in Demopolis. He graduated from Demopolis High School in 1990. He went on to Southwest Baptist University in Missouri, receiving his bachelor’s degree in biology and his master’s in physical therapy.

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With spiritual guidance and encouragement from his wife, Holman decided six months ago to go into private practice. “It never crossed my mind, but I felt like God was sending me this way,” Holman said.

Though he has only been in business for one week, Holman is surprised by the number of patients he already has. In addition to his new practice, Holman also spends half of his time doing contract work around the area. He has worked with Linden Nursing Home for four years, and also currently works with Greene County Home Health and Amedys Home Health in Demopolis and Selma.

Holman wants those who think they might be interested to come by and take a look. Because he knows his patients are in pain, Holman has designed his office to be comfortable and homey. “My main goal is to make this as easy [for my patients] as possible,” he said.

Holman’s decision to open his practice in Demopolis was an easy one. By having a practice in a small town, rather than a larger city like Tuscaloosa or Birmingham, Holman gets to treat all kinds of people, young and old.

“We have everything thing that you can get at the hospital, but its a private clinic,” Holman said.

Plus, his family is right here in Demopolis, too. His mother, Joanne, works at Genesis Rehab as his right hand woman. “She does everything I can’t do,” Holman said.

Holman also has two daughters, Josie, 4, and Ellie, 1.