Kinetic Edge celebrated their 20th year in business and another year of growth over the course of 2018. They ended 2018 on a high note by letting each of their team members donate $1,000 to a local non-profit of their choice for a total of $46,000 in donations. Plus, they’re gearing up to help their communities have their healthiest year yet by kicking off 2019 with a free screen day at each of their six clinic locations on January 24.
“Giving back and investing in our local communities is integral to who we are as a company,” shared CEO and Physical Therapist Troy Vander Molen. “As an owner in this company, I was so excited to deliver the news to our team members that they could choose where to donate $1,000.”
This atypical holiday bonus started in 2017 when the owners of Kinetic Edge decided to let each of their 37 team members donate $1,000 to a local non-profit as part of their holiday bonus. Over the course of 2018, their team grew to 46 people with the acquisition of a clinic in Centerville, Iowa and additional staff added to some of their other locations.
“We were thrilled to once again gift our team members and local communities with this unique opportunity to live out our mission to transform lives and restore hope in a different way than we do on a daily basis,” said Practice Manager and Assistant Financial Officer Renae Oppenhuizen.
Forty-six team members work out Kinetic Edge’s six offices and got to select local non-profits to bless with a $1,000 donation.
Those in Pella selected The Well, Lake View Camp, Families First of Pella, New Sharon Fire & Rescue Association, Freedom House, Pella Christian High School, Pella Christian Grade School, Union Street Players, Pella Dog Park Association, Marion County Humane Society, Crossroads, Pella Christian Grade School’s Music Department, Mobility Worldwide, Fields of our Future, Bethany Christian Services, and Christian Opportunity Center.
The team in Des Moines donated to Animal Rescue League, Train to Inspire, Central Iowa Shelter & Services, Disabled American Veterans, and Capital Striders.
Those in Oskaloosa selected Mahaska County Humane Society, South Central Iowa Youth for Christ, Oskaloosa Peer Helpers, Sonshine Preschool, Iowa 4H Foundation, Oskaloosa Lions Club, Stephen Memorial Animal Shelter, Oskaloosa Community Schools, Oskaloosa Middle School, and Central Reformed Church.
The team in Newton gave to Progress Industries, United Way of Jasper County, Care Bags Foundation, Jasper County Animal Rescue League, 517 Discover Hope, Friends of Newton Parks, Jasper County Take Away Hunger, and Camp Fire Heart of Iowa.
Ames’ team of three selected Warrior Wagons, Ames Christian School, and Youth & Shelter Services.
While that’s a lot of giving for a small business, Kinetic Edge isn’t done. They’ve committed to giving away their time for free on January 24 to provide their communities and the surrounding areas with free 20-minute screens with a movement expert on their team.
“We know that many people are living with pain and that they aren’t sure what to do about it,” shared Clinic Manager and Physical Therapist Matt Scotton. “We are offering our knowledge and experience free of cost on January 24 so we can help each person we see find solutions to the pain or problem they’re experiencing.”
This free screen event is perfect for people who are having pain or problems with day to day activities such as walking, standing, sitting for long periods, going up or down steps, getting in and out of a car, sleeping, or driving. Kinetic Edge hopes many will take advantage of this opportunity to see one of their experts to find out the cause of their problem. A free screen on January 24 can be scheduled by calling 866-588-0230. These screens are free, but each clinic has limited spots available.
Kinetic Edge is excited for what’s in store for 2019 and hopes to help even more people so that they can continue to transform more lives and restore more hope throughout their communities.