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Center for Physical Rehabilitation to open fifth clinic in downtown GR's Arena Place



Published 6 / 2 / 16

Center for Physical Rehabilitation to open fifth clinic in downtown GR's Arena Place

BY ANYA ZENTMEYER, DEVELOPMENT NEWS EDITOR | THURSDAY, MAY 26, 2016

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DEVELOPMENT,HEALTHY LIVING

CENTER CITY

Scheduled to open June 13, the Center for Physical Rehabilitation's fifth office will be a 2,500-square-foot building on the ground floor of the new Arena Place in downtown Grand Rapids.

Providing outpatient orthopedic physical therapy, sports medicine, workers compensation, and injury prevention, this new location builds off of its existing four West Michigan locations in Grand Rapids, Wyoming, Belmont, and Walker.

“There's a number of clients we’ve treated through the years that work downtown and have to come back out to the suburbs to get their orthopedic rehab, so we wanted to do a nice easy convenient access spot downtown,” says COO and partner Chris Nawrocki, adding that CPR will have on-site parking specifically allocated for clients at Arena Place.

Nawrocki says at this new downtown location, a major focus will be worker’s compensation rehabilitation and prevention, more specifically using a certified program called Fit2WRK.

“That’s about the industrial athlete — you treat those injured workers like an athlete, which is to try to expedite their care, keep them moving, keep them on the job task. Sometimes they need a change but engage to be productive and get to the source of what the problem is. Get them to return to full capacity work,” Nawrocki says.

There’s also a greater focus on prevention of injuries for middle school and high school athletes — an area for which Nawrocki says he and the rest of CPR think there is currently a gap in the market.

“How do you prevent someone walking in the door with overused rotator cuff? You see a lot of high school and college conditioning, strengthening, performance training centers propping up so we want to jump in with our specialized advanced medical background and make sure people are trained correctly and strong enough to go out and execute further sports specific exercises,” he says.

“We think there’s a gap in the marketplace with being trained properly in the correct biomechanics and making sure that core foundation is laid properly,” he continues. “Training a high school or middle school patient is different than treating college kid from a core foundational standpoint and it’s different with an adult, too. You can’t treat a 22-year-old body like a 14-year -body.”

Orion Construction is the project’s developer and general contractor, and Concept Design is the architect.

For more information, visit www.pt-cpr.com.

Written by Anya Zentmeyer, Development News Editor
Images courtesy of Center for Physical Rehabilitation