ABOUT DEER PARK PHYSICAL THERAPY AND OUR COMMUNITY
Few towns can boast of a true community like Deer Park. It is a place where friends and neighbors still treat each other like family, where strangers will stop to help one another in the street, and where newcomers are welcomed with open arms to a place that feels like home. This has been the heart and soul of Deer Park Physical Therapy & Fitness Center since they opened their doors in 1981. The commitment to their neighbors has remained at the core for owner Dan Roberts, PT, DPT.
It's about the people, it’s about being a resource to our community, and it’s about building purposeful connections to our business community, says Roberts, when asked what has inspired him to practice in a small town for over 30 years. This devotion to the health and quality of life for their community has led to many additions in the facility, staff, and services they offer.
Deer Park Physical Therapy now boasts a staff of 12 practitioners, including specialists in Osteopractice Care, Orthopedics, Custom Orthotics, Aquatic Therapy, Lymphedema, Athletic Training and Prenatal/Postpartum Care. In 2018, they partnered with Evidence in Motion to provide an Orthopaedic Residency program for Physical Therapists to become Board Certified Orthopaedic Specialists.
Not just a physical Therapy clinic, Deer Park Physical Therapy & Fitness Center also encompasses a full gym and pool which is open to the community. The gym offers exciting fitness classes like Zumba, Boot Camps, and Pilates. Their Certified Personal Trainers are a great resource to anyone who is training for an event or just wanting to look and feel their best. They specialize in athletic training strength training, elite sports training, and senior fitness.
For athletes looking for their best performance and competitive edge, Athletic Trainers will customize a program to suit your specific needs. A Bike Fit Pro can ensure that your bicycle is precision fitted to you. A Titleist Performance Institute Certified Professional can analyze your golf swing to eliminate low back pain and help you perfect your game.
The pool invites all ages and skill levels to enjoy this welcoming environment all year round. The hospitable staff provides Private Swimming Lessons, Group Swimming Lessons, fun and social Water Aerobics classes and even Aquatic Personal Training for those who want to increase their activity level in a very low impact environment.
The trained and diligent staff at the front desk work with most commercial insurances, L&I, Auto Insurances, VA and Medicare plans to get patients the care they need with as little out of pocket expense as possible. With their knowledge and insight, their billing specialists are an excellent resource to help you to understand your insurance, regardless of whether you are a patient or a member of the community. You have a right to choose who you see for your physical therapy and can ask your doctor to refer you to Deer Park Physical Therapy & Fitness Center.
“Our ties to the community are strong,” says Bev Roberts, Administrative Assistant. “We host Blood Drives, a weekly Community Bike Ride in the summer, we’ve hosted the Round About 5Kfun run for seven years and our Athletic Trainers volunteer their services to the coaching staff at the High School.”
From infants to aged, whether a person is looking to reach personal fitness goals or recover from an injury or surgery, Deer Park Physical Therapy Fitness & Aquatic Center is uniquely qualified to help you. Their dedicated staff invest personally in every patient and client and are honored to be a part of helping people achieve their best quality of life.
A DETAILED HISTORY OF DEER PARK PHYSICAL THERAPY
Deer Park Physical Therapy first opened in 1981. Mary Hindman, PT, started out using one small room in the local Deer Park hospital. Dan Roberts, PT, DPT joined Mary in 1983. Later, Dan became the sole owner in 1995.
Deer Park Physical Therapy grew to a 2000 square feet clinic in 1990 located in the Old City Hall building on Crawford Street. In 2010, Deer Park Physical Therapy moved to its current location, 707 S Park Street Deer Park, WA. The clinic has approximately 3500 square feet.
In 2012, Deer Park Physical Therapy added a 2000 square foot Fitness Center, which is open to the public. This allowed for the addition of fitness classes including Pilates, Zumba, Women’s Fitness, Senior Fitness, Body Conditioning
The Pool was opened in June 2017 adding an additional 3,000 square feet for aquatic therapy and public use with Swim Lessons and Water Aerobic classes.
In January 2019, The Gym was opened and provides physical therapy, strength and conditioning and personal training to athletes and those wishing to have a competitive edge. The Gym has a robust class schedule including weight training, Boot Camps, and group programs specific to a business or industry.
Deer Park Physical Therapy employs 12 Physical Therapists and Physical Therapy Assistants with a business-wide staff of 35 employees.