Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Sentimental 10 years of Physical Therapy in the North Penn community

Forgive us if we get sentimental on you!

Its been 10 years. Several years ago, Rehabilitation today did a cool article on one of our favorite patients. 

5 years ago, a local Lansdale resident was a feature story in a national publication, Rehabilitation Today.  After interviewing Jane, they chose to label the article “The Bionic Women” after understanding Jane’s history and conquest.

At age 78, Jane Alcott has battled uterine and breast cancer, while successfully recovering from 9 major surgeries in the past 10 years.  She continues to fight, always finding ways to life functionally with her lifelong physical nemesis, rheumatoid arthritis. Diagnosed over 45 years ago by her uncle, Jane has looked Rheumatoid Arthritis straight in the eye and fought it with determination.

These days, Jane is taking life a bit slower.  Past mornings of walks along South Broad Street have been replaced with long mornings transferring out of bed and taking care of herself.  “I don’t have the energy I did at 73, but I take one day at a time, working to stay active”.

Over the last 10 years, getting to know Jane has inspired us at PTW.  Jane has deepened our understanding with the complexities of dealing with severe physical pain.  Jane she is a constant reminder of what a positive outlook on life can do for you.

Today, PTW remains committed to the people in the North Penn and surrounding communities, serving up evidence based Physical Therapy while maintaining a customer service first approach.  With more than 40 staff members, the company has expanded to 4 locations, and two partners in practice over our 10 years of operation.

Come celebrate PTW’s renewal of their 10 year commitment by attending their ribbon cutting ceremony and open house.  

When:    Thursday, July 19th, Noon

Who:      The Community PTW serves, all current and past participants of PTWs Physical Therapy, Wellness, or Fitness programs.

What:     Ribbon Cutting Ceremony, Open house, Lunch and Refreshments served, guest speakers

Where:  PTW, 730 S. Broad Street, Lansdale, Pa

RSVP's now being accepted.

More details to follow.