Kinetic Edge Physical Therapy is opening their seventh clinic across Iowa in Waukee on June 3. This opportunity came about after Sportplex West, an indoor sports and recreation complex, promoted their interest in a physical therapy partner on Facebook back in January.
CEO and Doctor of Physical Therapy Troy Vander Molen reached out to Jake Shandri, one of the partners at Sportsplex West, to find out more about their vision after seeing the post on Facebook. He quickly discovered their vision was very compatible with that of Kinetic Edge.
“The Sportsplex West and D1 Training teams that operate out of this facility in Waukee are leaders in the field of sports and athletic development,” shared Vander Molen. “Kinetic Edge focuses on enhancing comfort and performance through movement which blends well with the performance enhancement and athletic fundamentals training performed by Sportsplex West and D1 Training.”
Kinetic Edge Physical Therapy, formerly Work Systems Rehab & Fitness, opened in 1998 in Pella, Iowa. Their corporate office is still based out of Pella, with five additional clinic locations throughout central Iowa. In March of 2015, the company rebranded to Kinetic Edge Physical Therapy. Since then, they’ve experienced unapparelled growth as a company.
Their recent success increased their interest in finding new markets to serve. This interest in growth, however, is not simply to add pins to the map. They desire to influence people and communities with their mission to transform lives and restore hope through movement.
“After interviewing and meeting with several physical therapy groups from the Des Moines area, D1 Training Team decided Kinetic Edge was the right physical therapy group to bring the expertise that would best serve our clients and facility needs,” said Managing Partner of Sportsplex West Jake Shandri.
Both companies quickly realized that a partnership would provide a winning solution for everyone involved – Sportsplex West, D1 Training, the Waukee community and surrounding areas, and Kinetic Edge. Initially, Kinetic Edge of Waukee will be open Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, with plans to extend hours as demand increases. Physical Therapists Patrick Ford and Kaity Hall will operate this location.
“Patrick is a young therapist with an athletic background,” commented Vander Molen. “He will relate exceptionally well to the clients we will serve there. Kaity Hall’s background as an athletic trainer, in addition to her physical therapy skills, make her an extremely versatile option for the athletes there as well.”
Kinetic Edge has a 20-year history of restoring health to people with musculoskeletal problems quickly. They provide the care people need when they need it using evidence-informed techniques, which has proven to be very effective. Plus, as an independent provider of physical therapy, their lower costs generally result in lower costs to any client that has to pay a co-pay or co-insurance for each date of service. They look forward to opening and serving the community of Waukee and surrounding areas soon!