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Photo by Kelsey Schulz
The front entrance of the rebooted Phoenix Physical Therapy, 935 E. Airline Drive in East Alton.
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Photo by Kelsey Schulz
The 2,000-square-foot gym at Phoenix Physical Therapy offers personal training as well as a free session to get started.
EAST ALTON — When it comes to physical fitness, upgrades and tune-ups are sometimes a necessity.
Such is the case with the recent “reboot” at Phoenix Physical Therapy, 935 E. Airline Drive, minutes from Rosewood Heights, Wood River and Alton.
Phoenix Physical Therapy is run by co-owner Chris Amick, who has been a physical therapist for four years and worked in Edwardsville for the last eight years before joining the Phoenix family five months ago.
Amick is instrumental in the fitness center’s “new era.”
“We are going in the right direction,” he said. “I am excited to be in the area and show the community what the clinic has to offer. The most exciting thing we have to offer is the 2,000-square-foot gym, which is used for personal training. It’s a great way to transition patients with a variety of different conditions.”
While many traditional physical therapy clinics do not have a way to transition their patients, Phoenix stands out with its program.
Along with the gym, the clinic offers personal training, which comes with a free session to get started. It also sells BioFreeze products and offers free physical therapy screenings.
Phoenix Physical Therapy was opened by Kane Freeman and Brian Buescher, with Amick coming on board in September.
The focus now turns to a renewed investment and upgrade in the facility, emphasis on programs (outpatient physical therapy, vestibular rehab and personal training/sports performance), and more marketing to highlight the approach of improving the Riverbend’s health and wellness.
The reboot for the clinic has only just started. With a few reachable goals in mind, they are ready to grow even more.
“We have a lot of room for growth,” Amick said. “We are invested in the communities surrounding us and we want to make a difference with the programming that we offer. There aren’t a lot of places that do what we do. Most of those places are bigger companies, not locally owned and operated like we are.”
For the future, the clinic’s main focus is to get programs up and running. The goal is to make the clinic a place for personal training while adding a few more hours for that purpose. In addition to the gym, additional space is utilized for physical therapy and more.
Phoenix Physical Therapy is open from 7:30 a.m. until 6 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday, and 8 a.m. until noon Tuesday and Thursday, with early and late hours available by request.
For information, visit www.phoenix-pt.com or call (618) 258-9093.
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