By Chris Bavender
Indiana Orthopaedic Hospital has a new outpatient physical therapy facility in Carmel. The center opened Jan. 13 at 805 W. Carmel Dr.
Planning for the center was in the works for more than a year.
“We have been interested in opening a physical therapy clinic in the Carmel area for some time. With our OrthoIndy physician office located in the St.Vincent Carmel professional office buildings, and the large volume of patients it sees from that area, we felt it made sense to open a freestanding clinic in that area to allow those patients convenient access to our therapy services,” said Jeff Sorg, manager of the hospital’s Physical Therapy department. “Our existing (hospital) therapy clinics work closely with OrthoIndy’s physicians to provide the best possible experience and outcomes, and we felt it was a natural progression to bring that same level of service and expertise to the Carmel area.”
Three staff members will man the center including Senior Physical Therapist James Gruesser and Physical Therapists Courtney Orsbon and Abigail Edwards. But as volume grows, Sorg said additional staff will be added.
Services will include treatment of all upper and lower extremity orthopedic injuries, postoperative extremity rehab, treatment of sports-related injuries, joint mobilization, spinal stabilization and core strengthening programs.
Sorg said he expects to see about 20 to 30 new patients per week, with close to 10,000 total visits annually.
OrthoIndy was founded more than 50 years ago and has more than 70 physicians in 10 locations. OrthoIndy physicians also provide care to the Indiana Pacers, Indiana Fever, Indiana Ice, Indianapolis Indians, Dance Kaleidoscope and Naptown Roller Girls, as well as local colleges and high schools.
The center will be open from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday and from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday.
For more information call 802-2000 or visit www.orthoindy.com.