Premier Physical Therapy opened its ninth office in Delaware with a ribbon-cutting ceremony June 8, next to Food Lion off Route 16 in Milton.
Founder and CEO Tom Windley said Premier Physical Therapy started out as a mom-and-pop operation in Middletown and has tried to keep those modest roots as the company expands. He said the business tries to be an integrated part of every community it goes into. Premier Physical Therapy has 40 physical therapists on staff around the state, many of whom got their degrees at University of Delaware.
Windley said the physical therapist in the Milton office, Ryan Kardos, is also a certified athletic trainer. He said Kardos also specializes in dry-needling, which treats muscular injuries similarly to acupuncture, and a vestibular expert, able to treat balance dysfunction and ear injuries that affect balance.
“We really see a wide variety of patients here,” he said.
The Milton office, which opened April 1, offers everything from exercise to manual therapy techniques to post-surgery healing, as well as treating injuries resulting from car accidents and workers compensation accidents.
Windley said physical therapy is direct access, meaning patients can come on their own without a doctor's referral.
Premier Physical Therapy is open Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., and Wednesday and Friday from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more information on Premier Physical Therapy, visit premierptsp.com.