By Anna Skinner
Athletico Physical Therapy opened Aug. 11 at 956 Tournament Trail. The facility offers physical therapy to patients that suffer an injury from sports use, motor accidents, worker’s compensation or body overuse during activity or work.
“(Athletico has) been looking at Westfield over the past couple of years,” said Bryan Ruggles, physical therapist and facility manager at the Westfield Clinic. “The growth of Westfield has attracted us with the opening of Grand Park increasing activity, as well as the number of businesses continuing to open in this area, has made it a viable location.”
Ruggles has been a Westfield resident for 23 years. He said he came to the company because of the amount of time the physical therapists spend with the patients.
“I thought they needed our specific company here because I’ve been a therapist for 26 years, and the reason I came to work for Athletico is I thought they offered a superior service compared to so many other physical therapy facilities,” he said. “More often than not, some of those organizations offer short periods of therapy, and in some cases, that’s not what patients need. Sometimes they need therapy sessions longer than 35 or 40 minutes to rehabilitate themselves.”
Indiana lawmakers recently passed a law to allow for patients to receive an evaluation from a physical therapist and treatment for 24 consecutive days. Previously, a patient had to receive a physician’s referral before receiving physical therapy.
“I think there will be an increase (in business) due to Grand Park, and I think in general, Grand Park is bringing in so much traffic,” Ruggles said.
Athletico offers free injury screens except for people with government-based insurance.
For more, visit athletico.com or call 317-399-5004.