In 2019, when Pritchette Physical Therapy started planning the opening of their Foothills workplace to reinforce their bigger facility on Warner Road, they checked out April 2020 as an auspicious date.
But the pandemic and enterprise shutdown that started mid-March interfered with these plans. So, Pritchette as an alternative equipped for a fall grand opening, which labored.
This week, it’s marking the primary anniversary of the Pritchette Physical Therapy Ahwatukee Foothills/Club West location at 1331 E. Chandler Blvd. To have a good time their one-year anniversary, the neighborhood is invited to hitch their Open House, 5-7 p.m. tomorrow, Oct. 14. Refreshments shall be provided, and door prizes will enliven the two-hour celebration.
Pritchette Physical Therapy was based and is owned by Dr. Keith Pritchette, a 21-year Ahwatukee resident.
Pritchette earned his bachelor of science in athletic coaching diploma from Northeastern University, and his physician of bodily remedy from A.T. Still University in 2003.
In 2009, he opened his first workplace and 4 years later moved throughout the road to a brand new 9,000 sq. foot complicated that features a full health club with bodily remedy, sports activities efficiency coaching, private coaching, post-rehabilitation programming, therapeutic massage remedy, Titleist Performance Institute (TPI) Golf Training and extra.
Dr. Christine Meconi is one other physician of bodily remedy working at this website.
The second and latest Pritchette Physical Therapy website is a 3,000-square-foot workplace gives bodily remedy companies together with therapeutic massage and aquatics to western Ahwatukee.
Their aquatics bodily remedy is obtainable off-site on the Ahwatukee Foothills Family YMCA on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, and the Ahwatukee Community Swim and Tennis Center Tuesday and Thursday.
Heading the Ahwatukee Foothills/Club West Pritchette Physical Therapy workplace is clinic director Dr. Sarah Thompson, an Arizona native who earned her doctorate in bodily remedy from A.T. Still University in 2012.
An avid sportsperson, she grew up enjoying membership soccer, and, although solely 5’3,” performed basketball at Ironwood High School in Glendale.
While being handled for a soccer harm at age 8, she grew to become decided to develop into a bodily therapist. She mentioned the reception to the Ahwatukee Foothills/Club West Pritchette Physical Therapy location has been distinctive.
“I’ve been blown away over the span of a year with the reception,” she mentioned. “Word-of-mouth referrals have probably been the biggest drive, but also because the Pritchette name has such a great reputation.
“And our personalized care for each person is another major reason for our growth. And we like to have fun, so people respond to that.”
The aquatic program can also be an ideal draw.
“Aquatic therapy is an alternative to land-based therapy for individuals who may not be able to tolerate weight bearing exercises. The depth of the water can reduce body weight by up to 75 percent which understandably can make exercise much more comfortable and successful,” Thompson defined.
“Aquatic therapy can also be great for balance training. The hydrostatic pressure of the water can provide a means of support while walking or exercising, and waves generated by external forces – such as the therapist or other swimmers, force your body to adapt to the stimulus to stay balanced.”
She mentioned Ahwatukee’s seniors additionally profit from Pritchette’s aquatic remedy.
She defined that statistically, falling is a significant concern for these 65 or over and a number one trigger of significant accidents.
Persons struggling with osteoporosis, who could keep away from train because of fears of harm, additionally discover aquatic remedy helpful.
For Pritchette, the one-year anniversary is a milestone he properly appreciates.
“I always felt there was a need for physical therapy in the Ahwatukee Foothills area as all of the clinics were located in the central area of Ahwatukee and are between two to five miles from the Foothills neighborhood,” he mentioned. “Once the 202 highway opened up and provided greater access to the Foothills, I knew it was the perfect time to open a small satellite clinic in the area in order to provide quality physical therapy care to its residents.”
As a 21-year resident of Ahwatukee, alongside together with his spouse Elena, who serves as his workplace supervisor, and their three kids – Samuel, 18, Justin 17, and Jayden, 14 – the neighborhood means quite a bit to Pritchette, as does his profitable 12-year clinic historical past.
“I originally opened my practice in 2009 in a 3,000-square-foot facility,” he mentioned. “It was just myself and one assistant at the time. As the practice grew, I gradually added staff and within four short years we outgrew the space I was in and was able to expand my practice and offer more health and wellness disciplines, such as massage therapy, personal training, fascial stretch therapy, and aquatic therapy.”
The Pritchette Physical Therapy places of work supply professionally licensed and licensed bodily therapists, private trainers, sports activities rehabilitation and efficiency trainers together with the TPI golf coach, and a therapeutic massage therapist.