The WSPT Physical Therapy facility was full of Bronx community members as it opened the doors to the celebratory grand opening ribbon cutting.
From 1 to 4 p.m. on Tuesday, September 9, WSPT allowed all interested parties to come and observe the innovative and heartfelt care offered for members.
“Daniel Seidler, the president here, really felt he wanted the community to know they have a wonderful center, and easy to get to, which is convenient,” stated the president of the Bronx Chamber of Commerce, Joseph Kelleher, there to welcome the new facility to the Bronx. “They offer a full line of services. It’s about the wellness, you are maintaining a better quality of life.”
The event began as the enthusiastic staff took groups for tours through the grand 11,000 square foot center, located on 1250 Waters Place, Suite 501 of Tower 1.
This is the only facility in the Bronx with an aquatic therapy room featuring a HydroWorx, good for buoyancy or resistance, giving the option of walking on the underwater treadmill or swimming against simulated currents.
Classes such as yoga, pilates, and martial arts are offered in a separate room, with frosted glass doors to give the feeling of privacy and seclusion. Visitors were invited to join in on demo classes, while being informed of the benefits of daily participation.
“I was taken aback by the diversity here, each staff member and trainer has their own talent and character,” stated member Mario Esperon. “I am definitely going to be exploring their other programs and classes. The ambiance here is the touch, everything is so open and you feel it, it’s really astounding.”
Many of these classes are geared towards the WSPT’s wellness program according to Seidler. “In addition to physical therapy we do wellness therapy. It’s an after treatment, membership based, supervised, goal-oriented program that is open to everyone.”
Many of the patients expressed how continual supervision during sessions contributed a great deal to their experience at WSPT.
“This one of the best places I’ve ever been to, the attention and atmosphere is just wonderful,” explains Michael Sorentino, who comes twice a week to receive treatment. “The main thing is people are always looking after you and caring for you.”
Other demonstrations for open house guests included information sharing about less known treatments. Visitors gathered to watch as Petros Anagnostakis explained trigger point therapy, using a fellow staff member as a visual aid.
Also included in the WSPT facility is anodyne therapy, treatment for patients suffering from diabetes, types 1 or 2, and an area servicing occupation therapy for both children and adults.
For more information on the WSPT visit www.wspt.org.