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Back in Motion Physical Therapy Announces New Clinic in Waterville, Maine

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Waterville, ME – July 27, 2020 –

Back in Motion Physical Therapy (MainePhysicalTherapy.com), an Alliance Physical Therapy Partner, is pleased to announce the opening of their new outpatient rehabilitation clinic in Waterville, Maine. The new location brings quality care and convenience to the Waterville community. This new facility is in Elm Plaza and includes a large rehabilitation space with upgraded therapeutic equipment for patients. The clinic offers complimentary pain screenings with immediate availability and same day or next day appointments for patients.

“We are thrilled to open our sixth Back in Motion Physical Therapy clinic with Alliance Physical Therapy Partners,” said Elizabeth Adams, Regional Director for Back in Motion Physical Therapy. “The new clinic is opening in response to a high demand from patients and physicians for our outstanding patient service and exceptional clinical outcomes.”

With the addition of the Waterville location, Back in Motion now operates 6 convenient outpatient clinics in Maine, including additional locations in Gorham, South Portland, Portland, Newport, and Brewer.

About Alliance Physical Therapy Partners LLC

Alliance Physical Therapy Partners is an affiliate of GPB Capital focused on acquiring private physical therapy practices across the U.S. to provide practice owners the opportunity to expand their footprint while receiving operational guidance and financial support. The Alliance Physical Therapy Partners team includes former private practice owners, direct marketing professionals and operations experts who have experience running and growing successful healthcare organizations. For more information, visit www.allianceptp.com.

Alliance Physical Therapy Partners Announces New CEO

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Grand Rapids, MI – July 14, 2020 – Alliance Physical Therapy Partners (Alliance) today announced that Richard Leaver will transition to become the company’s Chief Executive Officer, effective July 20th.   Leaver was previously COO of Alliance.

Leaver brings to the position over 25 years of healthcare experience.  He is a seasoned professional having demonstrated expertise in all facets of outpatient therapy services management with a strong track-record of creating long-term value and ability to successfully grow in various challenging and complex market environments.

Leaver is a licensed physical therapist with an MBA from University of Michigan and Board Certification in healthcare management, having earning the distinguished Fellow of American College of Healthcare Executives (FACHE) Credential. Prior to joining Alliance, Leaver worked at ATI Physical Therapy as Vice President of Operations for Washington State.

Earlier in his career, Leaver held clinical management positions with a number of providers, including Flexeon Rehabilitation, located in Oakbrook, Illinois; Sparrow Hospital, located in Lansing, Michigan; and Physiotherapy Associates, located in Grand Ledge, Michigan. He also spent eight years with Land Rover Group in the U.K. where he established and managed multi-site clinical care of work-related musculoskeletal injuries; health, safety and ergonomics programs; and consultation on new vehicle programs as Manager of Industrial Physiotherapy Services/Senior Manufacturing Ergonomist.

“Alliance’s growth and success is rooted in the core mission of delivering superior, quality and compassionate service to partners and patients alike.  With Richard at the helm, especially during the current pandemic and economic crisis, the Board is confident Alliance is positioned to thrive,” said Joseph LaPorta, Alliance Chairman.

“Alliance has built an incredible team and national footprint by staying focused on the mission of being the premier provider and employer of choice in the industry,” said Leaver.  “I am excited to leverage my experience to lead Alliance on the next phase of growth.”

About Alliance Physical Therapy Partners LLC

Alliance Physical Therapy Partners, LLC is focused on three key areas – physical therapy practice owners, hospitals and industrial worksites.  Alliance acquires private physical therapy practices across the U.S. to provide practice owners the opportunity to expand their footprint while receiving operational guidance and financial support. Alliance partners with hospitals by providing white-labeled contracted therapy services to help hospitals meet the needs of patients, without the stress and costs of managing it internally.  Alliance supports industrial worksites by preventing on-site injury because healthy employees means a healthy business and bottom-line.   For more information, visit www.allianceptp.com.

Advent Physical Therapy Announces New Clinic in Hudsonville, Michigan

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Hudsonville, MI – July 6, 2020 – Advent Physical Therapy (AdventPT.com), a service of Mercy Health and Alliance Physical Therapy Partners, is pleased to announce the opening of their new outpatient rehabilitation clinic in Hudsonville, Michigan. The new location is part of several health provider groups and services, bringing quality care and convenience to the West Michigan community. This new facility is in Jamestown Square, and includes a large rehabilitation space with upgraded therapeutic equipment for patients. The clinic offers complimentary pain screenings with immediate availability and same day or next day appointments for patients.

“We are thrilled to open our fifteenth Advent Physical Therapy clinic with Alliance Physical Therapy Partners and Mercy Health,” said Kenneth Arends, Director of Clinical Operations for Advent Physical Therapy. “The new clinic is opening in response to a high demand from patients and physicians for our outstanding patient service and exceptional clinical outcomes.”

Kenneth Arends PT, MSPT, Cert. MDT has been named Director of Clinical Operations and brings many years of experience in orthopedic and outpatient care. Kenneth received his Master of Science in Physical Therapy from Grand Valley State University. He brings over 20 years of experience as a physical therapist with special interest in sports injury rehabilitation, post surgical care, balance and fall prevention, vertigo treatment, and TMJ Dysfunction and pain relief.

With the addition of the Hudsonville location, Advent now operates 15 convenient outpatient clinics near you in the Greater Grand Rapids area.

All are invited to join in celebration at the upcoming Advent Physical Therapy Hudsonville open house on July 30 between 4:30 and 6 pm. In partnership with Grand Rapids Succulents, there will be a pop up succulent shop, sweet treats, and complimentary pain screenings performed. The Hudsonville Area Chamber of Commerce will facilitate a ribbon cutting ceremony.

About Alliance Physical Therapy Partners LLC

Alliance Physical Therapy Partners is an affiliate of GPB Capital focused on acquiring private physical therapy practices across the U.S. to provide practice owners the opportunity to expand their footprint while receiving operational guidance and financial support. The Alliance Physical Therapy Partners team includes former private practice owners, direct marketing professionals and operations experts who have experience running and growing successful healthcare organizations. For more information, visit www.allianceptp.com.

Border Therapy Services Announces New Clinic in Las Cruces, New Mexico

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LAS CRUCES, February 10, 2020 –  Border Therapy Services and Alliance Physical Therapy Partners is pleased to announce the opening of their new outpatient rehabilitation clinic located at 3330 Rinconada Blvd. The new location will service several health provider groups, bringing quality care and convenience to the communities of Sonoma Ranch, Metro Verde, Dona Ana, Hatch, White Sands, and Mesa Grande of Las Cruces. The spacious facility is located in the shopping center across from Walmart on Rinconada Blvd. next to Sonoma Dental and Health 360 MD. The new clinic offers a large rehabilitation space with upgraded therapeutic equipment including an in ground pool for aquatic therapy services. The clinic offers complimentary pain consultations with immediate availability same day or next day appointments for patients.

“Border Therapy is delighted to offer our patients a brand new clinic with upgraded equipment,” said Anna Tucker, Clinical Director and Physical Therapist for Border Therapy Services. “The new clinic is opening in response to a high demand from patients and physicians in the area.”

Anna Tucker, MPT has been named the new Clinic Director and brings many years of experience in orthopedic outpatient care.  Anna received her Master of Physical Therapy from the University of Texas at El Paso and her Bachelor of Science in Biology from New Mexico State University.  Anna is Bilingual, McKenzie certified and specializes in orthopedic and sports conditions.  She enjoys getting to know each patient to provide one and one care that meets their unique needs. Additionally, Border Therapy has added Marisa Bautista, DPT and Brianne Madrid, PTA to the new clinic. Marisa Bautista, DPT earned her Doctor of Physical Therapy from UTEP and is certified in dry needling and LSVT. Brianna Madrid, PTA graduated with a kinesiology degree from New Mexico State University and received her Physical Therapy Assistant Certification from San Juan College in Farmington, NM.  Both clinicians enjoy treating a variety of orthopedic and neurological conditions.

With the addition of the Rinconada location, Border therapy now operates 11 convenient outpatient clinics near you in the El Paso-Las Cruces area.

About Alliance Physical Therapy Partners
Alliance Physical Therapy Partners is focused on acquiring private physical therapy practices across the U.S. to provide practice owners the opportunity to expand their footprint while receiving operational guidance and financial support. The Alliance Physical Therapy Partners team includes former private practice owners, direct marketing professionals and operations experts who have experience running and growing successful healthcare organizations. For more information, visit AlliancePTP.com.

Border Therapy Services Announces New Clinic in El Paso, Texas

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EL PASO, Texas – February 3, 2020 – Border Therapy Services and Alliance Physical Therapy Partners are pleased to announce the opening of their new outpatient rehabilitation clinic located at 1300 Murchison Drive. The new location is centrally located with easy access to patients residing in Central, East and West side. Patrick Brandon, PT, DPT, Cert. MDT will be the clinical director of our 2100 sq. ft. facility that is located on the third floor of the El Paso Day Surgery Center. The new clinic offers a large rehabilitation space with upgraded therapeutic equipment to get you back to work or play as quick as possible. The facility will service several health provider groups, bringing quality care and convenience to a location near you. The clinic offers complimentary pain consultations with immediate availability same day or next day appointments for patients.

“This new Border Therapy Services location provides the quality care you can expect to rehabilitate an injury, improve mobility and get rid of pain at a location close to your home or work.” Remarked Brandon who brings over 30 years of experience in orthopedics and sports medicine, providing thousands of treatments to patients and athletes all over the country. Brandon received his Master of Physical Therapy from the St. Louis University and his Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) from A.T. Still University. Brandon is McKenzie certified and has experience in K1, K2 Kinesio Taping and the Graston Technique.

Our team provides treatment for all parts of the body, such as back pain and sciatica, hip, shoulder, elbow, pelvic, neck, foot and ankle pain, headaches, and overall chronic pain.

With the addition of the Murchison location, Border therapy now operates 11 convenient outpatient clinics near you in the El Paso-Las Cruces area and offer complimentary pain consultations with immediate availability same day or next day appointments.

About Alliance Physical Therapy Partners
Alliance Physical Therapy Partners is focused on acquiring private physical therapy practices across the U.S. to provide practice owners the opportunity to expand their footprint while receiving operational guidance and financial support. The Alliance Physical Therapy Partners team includes former private practice owners, direct marketing professionals and operations experts who have experience running and growing successful healthcare organizations. For more information, visit AlliancePTP.com.

Arrow Physical Therapy And Rehabilitation Announces New Clinic In Springfield, New Jersey

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Springfield, NJ – November 26, 2019 – Arrow Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation (ArrowPTR.com), an Alliance Physical Therapy Partner, is pleased to announce the opening of their new outpatient rehabilitation clinic in Springfield, NJ. The 2,700 square foot facility is in the General Greene Shopping in downtown Springfield and includes a large rehabilitation space with upgraded therapeutic equipment for patients including an Alter G (anti-gravity treadmill) to improve recovery time. The clinic offers complimentary pain consultations in person or online, with immediate availability and same day or next day appointments for patients as well as ample free parking.

“Arrow PT is delighted to open a clinic in the Springfield community as part of its approach to bring affordable in-network therapy to the communities of New Jersey. The new clinic is opening in response to a high demand from patients and physicians for our outstanding patient service and exceptional clinical outcomes.”

With the new space, Arrow PT has added a new clinical director, Dr. Shawn Blankenship, PT to the practice. Shawn has special expertise in treating orthopedic and sports medicine concerns and brings many years of experience with a doctorate in physical therapy from Seton Hall University.  He decided to pursue a career as a Physical Therapist because he enjoys helping people improve and recover from injuries. He says, “It’s always great working with patients to help get them better than they were before an injury.”

With the addition of the Springfield location, Arrow PT now operates 4 convenient outpatient clinics near you in New Jersey.

 

About Alliance Physical Therapy Partners LLC

Alliance Physical Therapy Partners is an affiliate of GPB Capital focused on acquiring private physical therapy practices across the U.S. to provide practice owners the opportunity to expand their footprint while receiving operational guidance and financial support. The Alliance Physical Therapy Partners team includes former private practice owners, direct marketing professionals and operations experts who have experience running and growing successful healthcare organizations. For more information, visit www.allianceptp.com.

Advent Physical Therapy Announces New Clinic in Ada, Michigan

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Grand Rapids, MI – August 9, 2019 – Advent Physical Therapy (AdventPT.com), a service of Mercy Health and Alliance Physical Therapy Partners, is pleased to announce the opening of their new outpatient rehabilitation clinic in Ada, Michigan. The new location is part of several health provider groups and services, bringing quality care and convenience to the West Michigan community. The 2,000 square foot facility is in the Ada Hill Side Shopping Center, across from Vitale’s and next to the Ada Pour House, and includes a large rehabilitation space with upgraded therapeutic equipment for patients. The clinic offers complimentary pain consultations with immediate availability and same day or next day appointments for patients.

“Alliance Physical Therapy Partners is delighted to open our fourteenth clinic through our Advent venture with Mercy Health Saint Mary’s,” said Patrick Slotman, Regional Director for Alliance Physical Therapy Partners. “The new clinic is opening in response to a high demand from patients and physicians for our outstanding patient service and exceptional clinical outcomes.”

With the new space, Advent PT has also added new Physical Therapists to the practice with special expertise to treat women and men with issues of the bladder and bowel as well as pelvic pain for better function in the bathroom, bedroom, and everywhere. They love providing support for healthy, joyful pregnancies as well as postpartum recovery.  Caroline Kiley PT, DPT has been named the new Clinic Director and brings many years of experience in orthopedic and outpatient care. Caroline received her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Regis University after starting her career as a massage therapist and deep tissue instructor. She decided to pursue a career as a Physical Therapist because she enjoys helping people improve and recover from injuries. She says, “It’s always great working with patients to help get them better than they were before injury.” Additionally, Advent has added Amanda Ahmeti PT, DPT to the new clinic. Amanda has over ten years of experience as a Physical Therapist and has worked in a wide range of PT settings. Amanda says that she is, “excited to provide PT services in my backyard and to help patients reach their goals and enhance their quality of life.”

With the addition of the Ada location, Advent now operates 14 convenient outpatient clinics near you in the Greater Grand Rapids area.

 

About Alliance Physical Therapy Partners LLC

Alliance Physical Therapy Partners is an affiliate of GPB Capital focused on acquiring private physical therapy practices across the U.S. to provide practice owners the opportunity to expand their footprint while receiving operational guidance and financial support. The Alliance Physical Therapy Partners team includes former private practice owners, direct marketing professionals and operations experts who have experience running and growing successful healthcare organizations. For more information, visit www.allianceptp.com.

Back in Motion Announces Clinic Move To Serve Newport, Maine

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Newport, ME – June 5, 2019 – Back in Motion Physical Therapy (MainePhysicalTherapy.com), a leading provider of physical therapy that benefits patients and healthcare providers, is pleased to announce that it has moved to a new outpatient rehabilitation clinic in Newport, Maine. Due to the convenient location, large rehabilitation space, and upgraded therapeutic equipment, the Newport clinic is anticipated to be one of Back in Motion’s busiest locations. The clinic offers complimentary pain consultations with immediate availability and same day or next day appointments for patients.

“Back in Motion is delighted to offer our patients a brand-new clinic with upgraded equipment,” said Michel Brunet, Back in Motion’s Co-Founder. “The new clinic is opening in response to a high demand from patients and physicians for our outstanding patient service and exceptional clinical outcomes.”

With the new space, Back in Motion has also added two new Physical Therapists to the practice. Simon Sjostedt, DPT has been named the new Clinic Director and brings many years of experience in orthopedic outpatient care. Simon received his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Husson University and has completed various trainings in strain and counterstrain techniques. He decided to pursue a career as a Physical Therapist because he enjoys helping people improve and recover from injuries. He says, “It’s always great working with patients to help get them better than they were before injury.” Additionally, Back in Motion has added Debbie Six, PT to the practice. Debbie received her Bachelor of Science from the University of New England and has pursued continuing education courses in craniosacral integration for spinal pain, kinesiotaping, and women’s health. She is also a licensed massage therapist. Debbie says that she is “excited to provide PT services in my backyard and to help patients reach their goals and enhance their quality of life.”

The new clinic is in the Triangle Plaza at Four Main Street Newport, Maine, right off I-95, filling a geographical gap in the greater Bangor service area. Join the Back in Motion team for an open house of the new space on July 10th from 4-6pm for fun activities, staff meet and greet and an ice cream sundae bar!

Including the move to the Newport location, Back in Motion operates five outpatient clinics in partnership with Alliance Physical Therapy Partners.

 

About Alliance Physical Therapy Partners LLC

Alliance Physical Therapy Partners is an affiliate of GPB Capital focused on acquiring private physical therapy practices across the U.S. to provide practice owners the opportunity to expand their footprint while receiving operational guidance and financial support. The Alliance Physical Therapy Partners team includes former private practice owners, direct marketing professionals and operations experts who have experience running and growing successful healthcare organizations. For more information, visit www.allianceptp.com.

Alliance PT Practice Doctor Named NSCA’s Sports Medicine/Rehabilitation Specialist of the Year

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Dr. Daniel Lorenz, Director of Physical Therapy for Kansas City’s Specialists in Sports and Orthopedic Rehabilitation (SSOR), Honored for Contributions to His Field and Community

 

Grand Rapids, MI – September 6, 2018 – Alliance Physical Therapy Partners (“Alliance PT”), an affiliate of GPB Capital, proudly congratulates Dr. Daniel Lorenz, Director and co-owner of Specialists in Sports and Orthopedic Rehabilitation (“SSOR”), on being honored by the National Strength and Conditioning Association (“NSCA”) as the organization’s Sports Medicine/Rehabilitation Specialist of the Year for 2018.

 

“As a physical therapy clinician myself, I congratulate Dr. Daniel Lorenz on achieving this prestigious award,” said Richard Leaver, COO of Alliance Physical Therapy Partners. “His commitment to working with patients and helping them achieve optimal athletic performance while also educating other practitioners about innovative methods and treatments for helping athletes recover from injuries makes him a national leader in the field of clinical excellence. He is a credit to his patients and his community, as well as Alliance PT as a whole.”

 

Dr. Lorenz is the 17th physical therapy practitioner to receive this accolade. Winners are selected by the NSCA’s Sports Medicine/Rehabilitation Special Interest Group based on contributions to their communities, and to the field of sports medicine/rehabilitation for athletes.

 

Prior to establishing SSOR (https://ssorkc.com/), an Overland Park, KS-based outpatient physical therapy practice and Alliance PT partner, Dr. Lorenz was Director of Rehabilitation and an assistant athletic trainer for the Kansas City Chiefs. He also completed the Duke University Sports Physical Therapy Fellowship and an internship with the Chicago White Sox. Dr. Lorenz is currently Chair of the Sports Performance Enhancement Special Interest Group for the Sports Section of the American Physical Therapy Association (“APTA”). In May 2018, he served on the medical staff for the USA Weightlifting Nationals held in Kansas City.

 

Dr. Lorenz has frequently presented at local, state, and national conferences on sports and orthopedic physical therapy and athletic performance. He received the NSCA’s Editorial Excellence Award for his work with the Strength and Conditioning Journal. Dr. Lorenz’s other awards include the APTA Sports Physical Therapy Section’s inaugural Presidential Award for the Special Interest Group Chair of the Year in 2014, and the inaugural Distinguished Physical Therapy Alumni Award from his alma mater, Grand Valley State University, that same year.

 

In addition, Dr. Lorenz established the ASPIRE Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to helping young athletes, coaches, and parents avoid injuries. He is an active member of the Church of the Ascension in Overland Park, where he is part of the Knights of Columbus and has served as a catechist.

 

About Alliance Physical Therapy Partners LLC

Alliance Physical Therapy Partners is an affiliate of GPB Capital focused on acquiring private physical therapy practices across the U.S. to provide practice owners the opportunity to expand their footprint while receiving operational guidance and financial support. The Alliance Physical Therapy Partners team includes former private practice owners, direct marketing professionals and operations experts who have experience running and growing successful healthcare organizations. For more information, visit www.allianceptp.com.

 

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Alliance PT Rebrands Two Practices as Armor PT, a Strong Group of Physical Therapy Practices in Western Michigan

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GPB Capital Affiliate Forms Armor PT, Providing Rehabilitation and Sports Performance Treatments in Five Western Michigan Locations, as Part of Ongoing Commitment to High-Quality Patient Care 

Grand Rapids, MI – August 9, 2018 – Alliance Physical Therapy Partners (“Alliance PT”), an affiliate of GPB Capital, has merged Agility Health Physical Therapy and Agility Physical Therapy & Sports Performance to form Armor Physical Therapy (“Armor PT”), a streamlined provider of orthopedic and sports physical therapy to patients at five locations across western Michigan.

The merger and rebranding will maintain the same standard of care and service that patients have come to expect from their therapists. Billing and the handling of medical records will also remain consistent.

“We look forward to continuing to provide innovative physical therapy treatments that help our patients get back in motion,” said Scott Miller, Director of Clinical Operations at Armor Physical Therapy’s Kalamazoo, Mattawan, and Portage Locations. “Successful recovery and healthier quality of life for our patients remain our top priorities, and we appreciate the ongoing trust our patients have placed in our team.”

Armor PT operates three physical therapy clinics focusing on sports performance, located in Kalamazoo, Mattawan, and Portage, as well as two treatment facilities offering orthopedic rehabilitation and post-surgical care in Battle Creek and Plainwell. More details about care and service, how to schedule appointments, as well as educational materials about a variety of physical therapy and health/wellness topics, are available at https://armorpt.com.

Following the acquisition of the U.S. operations of Agility Health, Inc. (TSVX: AHI) in February 2018, Alliance PT became the seventh-largest physical therapy provider in the country, with more than 60 locations nationwide.

“We consistently seek to help the physical therapy practices we partner with to streamline operations, and optimize patient care and practice management,” said Mark Andrzejewski, CEO of Alliance Physical Therapy Partners. “In keeping with our strategy to maintain individually branded clinics in each market where we operate, we have taken action to prevent any confusion in western Michigan with the acquired Agility Health name—and ensure that patients throughout the region can continue to receive high-quality, personalized care from dedicated practitioners at Armor Physical Therapy.”

About Alliance Physical Therapy Partners LLC
Alliance Physical Therapy Partners is an affiliate of GPB Capital focused on acquiring private physical therapy practices across the U.S. to provide practice owners the opportunity to expand their footprint while receiving operational guidance and financial support. The Alliance Physical Therapy Partners team includes former private practice owners, direct marketing professionals and operations experts who have experience running and growing successful healthcare organizations. For more information, visit www.allianceptp.com.

About GPB Capital Holdings, LLC
GPB Capital is a New York-based alternative asset management firm focused on acquiring or investing in income-producing companies and assets. GPB Capital seeks to provide its portfolio companies with the strategic planning, managerial insight, and capital needed to enable strong businesses to achieve the next level of growth and profitability. GPB Capital has raised more than $1.5 billion in capital. For more information, please visit www.gpb-cap.com.

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Dana Taormina
JConnelly
973.850.7305
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