Physical therapist opens new business at YMCABy Emily Etheredge Published 5:41pm Friday, February 15, 2013
Learning ways to prevent injuries as well as education on the basics of general health and wellness are some of the goals for licensed physical therapist Katie Hall.
Hall opened her business Chilton County Physical Therapy on Jan. 28 and is leasing the space from the Chilton County YMCA.
“Things have been going great the last two weeks,” Hall said. “It is awesome being at the Y and we have doubled our patient load in the short time we have been open which has been awesome.”
Hall has been a physical therapist since December 2009 and said she enjoys getting to know her patients as she helps prepare them for injury prevention.
“Therapy is preventive,” Hall said. “Teaching people how to avoid getting injured as well as proper techniques for dealing with injuries are some of the goals I have.”
Hall said most of her patients are recommended to her through their physician and the kind of patients she sees varies from stroke victims, athletes, arthritis patients and pediatric patients.
“I really see a wide variety of people requiring therapy,” Hall said. “It ranges from day to day which makes it more exciting.”
Hall said the demand for physical therapy often changes with the seasons due to particular activities lending to more injuries.
“I am seeing a lot of back issues as well shoulder injuries due to the weather getting warmer and more people working out in their yards,” Hall said. “When baseball season starts up I will start to see more baseball players coming in so it really depends on what the particular season is on what types of patients I treat.”
Hall said her business is open daily and she will accommodate her schedule around patient’s needs.
Chilton County Physical Therapy is located next to the Zumba room inside the Y. Hall said when facing the main entrance of the Y her office is located to the left with a sign and awning.
For more information about Chilton County Physical Therapy call, (205) 755-6110.