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Physical therapy practice opening 7th location

February 27, 2019
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The Center for Physical Rehabilitation Crystal Springs clinic partial rendering
Courtesy The Center for Physical Rehabilitation

A local physical therapy practice is opening another location in the area.

The Center for Physical Rehabilitation, based in Grand Rapids, is opening a new clinic on March 1 in Crystal Springs, at 7150 Kalamazoo Ave. SE.

The 2,200-square-foot clinic will offer outpatient physical therapy services, including comprehensive orthopedic and sports medicine care.

The orthopedic rehab space will consist of a small waiting area near an open treatment area, as well as a semi-private pediatric area, where clinicians can work one-on-one with patients, away from other patient care activity. A private staff office will oversee the treatment floor.

Chris Nawrocki, a physical therapist and CEO of the practice, said the new location offers better convenience for the employees and patients who were driving from the Kentwood and Caledonia areas to the practice’s Cascade location.

The new clinic has two full-time physical therapists and one front-desk administrator.

Physical therapist Jessica Kuipers will serve as the clinic manager. Kuipers has training in vestibular rehabilitation therapy, which is a specialized, non-invasive treatment designed to help individuals overcome chronic dizziness and vertigo caused by inner-ear disorders. She is certified in mechanical diagnosis and therapy, which deals with the spine and extremities.

The cost of the project was not disclosed.

Grand Rapids-based First Companies served as the general contractor for the project.

Kentwood-based Integrated Architecture assisted First Companies with the space.

The Center for Physical Rehabilitation

Founded in 1994, The Center for Physical Rehabilitation has two clinics in Grand Rapids and one each in Wyoming, Belmont, Walker and Greenville and Caledonia.

Most recently, the practice acquired Greenville-based O’Donald Physical Therapy last August and opened a new downtown Grand Rapids clinic inside Arena Place in 2016.

Part of a “larger partnership,” three local partners are in charge of the practice’s operations: Chris Nawrocki, physical therapist and CEO; Dan Distin, physical therapist and president; and Brian Gilbert, physical therapist and COO.

The practice has 75 employees, including physical therapists, occupational therapists, athletic trainers, physical therapy assistants, strength and conditioning specialists, administrative and ancillary staff.

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