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Rehab company expands footprint
A rehab company is expanding its footprint in one of the region’s markets in response to demand by the community and physician requests.
Agility Health in Grand Rapids, a provider of physical rehabilitation services and software, said last week that it has opened a third clinic in the Kalamazoo area in Mattawan, at 24466 Red Arrow Hwy.
The roughly 2,800 square-foot Agility Physical Therapy and Sports Performance clinic is a comprehensive orthopedic and sports physical therapy practice.
“The expansion is a result of demand that we have received from the market generally in the greater Kalamazoo area, and we believe it will be up to speed very quickly,” said Terry Vanderkruyk, chief corporate development officer, Agility Health. “We are looking forward to serving our patients in the area.”
Agility Physical Therapy and Sports Performance’s two existing clinics in Portage and Kalamazoo provide a variety of services: musculoskeletal impairments; post-operative extremity and spine rehabilitation; gait analysis; shoe and foot orthotic recommendations and referrals; sports specific and functional rehabilitation; and aquatic therapy.
Vanderkruyk added that the clinic will be holding a grand opening soon.
Steve Davidson, CEO at Agility health, said the clinic will provide greater flexibility in patient scheduling, including same-day referrals.
“We are delighted to move ahead with this expansion, the first of ten ‘greenfield’ clinic openings we are planning for 2015,” Davidson said.
The “greenfield” openings are new clinics driven by demand in a particular market and are anticipated to occur throughout the country this year, according to Vanderkruyk.
“We are very much in expansion mode this year,” Vanderkruyk said.
The company also announced on May 5 its execution of a non-binding letter of intent to acquire an unnamed U.S.-based physical therapy business for less than $5 million. The deal is expected to close within 60 days. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
Agility Health operates a network of outpatient and on-site rehabilitation clinics in 17 states and also provides contracted services, custom orthotics and practice management software to clients.