Johnson & Johnson moves physical therapy offices to new location
STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — After more than 24 years at 1856 Lincoln Ave., Johnson & Johnson Physical Therapy is on the move to a new location.
“For Gregg and I, this has been a life-long passion,” co-owner Vicky Johnson said. “We have students from all over the country that come to study here. To see this grow into a place where it needs more space, and to be able to have a higher quality of space, is just so exciting.”
Johnson, and her husband, Gregg, said the business will move across the street to a space that is 1,000 square feet larger than the old offices and will allow Johnson & Johnson to continue to provide top-notch physical therapy services and educational opportunities through the Institute of Physical Art, which trains physical therapists in functional manual therapy.
The Johnsons opened their physical therapy office in 1994, and its location just east of the intersection of U.S. Highway 40 and Routt County Road 129 has been the base of operations for the past 24 years.
In 2015, Vicky and Gregg formed a new partnership with one of their physical therapists Brent Yamashita and his wife, Jessica. Together, the two couples have been able to add more therapists and expand their list of clients.
“We are super excited about it,” said Brent. “We want everything to get done on time — we’ve been under a time crunch. Jessica, as our office manager, has done a remarkable job of organizing it and sending out communications to our staff and patients.”
Brent said the offices first moved in August to a temporary location in Curve Plaza while renovation work at the new, permanent office at 1880 Loggers Lane, Unit C, was completed. The new office hours is schedule to open Monday, Oct. 8.
“It’s the same care; it’s just that we have grown,” Brent said. “When I started here in 2010, we had three physical therapists that were working about 30 hours a week. We have been up to five or six physical therapists now, and we continue to take about 12 college interns every year. So one of our issues was a need for space.”
Johnson & Johnson’s new 3,000-square-foot location includes a reception area, a waiting area, six private treatment rooms, a full-sized training center, which allows the staff to offer functional manual therapy, women’s and men’s pelvic health, functional dry needling and bike-fitting services.
“Part of what makes us unique is that we are one on one through the whole session and that includes the manual therapy that we do,” Brent said. “We are still going to have six private treatment rooms, one of which is extra large, so that when we do our weekly in-service training, we will have a space that is large enough to accommodate a bunch of people that are going to be learning at the same time.”
“It was time for Johnson & Johnson to have a fresh face and a larger space because of the ever-growing services we offer to the community,” Vicky Johnson added. “We needed better, more efficient and nicer space.”
To reach John F. Russell, call 970-871-4209, email jrussell@SteamboatPilot.com or follow him on Twitter @Framp1966.
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