Payson Physical Therapy Expands Services

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Payson High School senior quarterback Ridge Halenar works his left shoulder at Payson Physical Therapy. Halenar injured his shoulder his freshman year.

If you have ever recovered from a sports injury, fall or car accident, you know that healing takes time and a lot of work. But Payson Physical Therapy is making that healing process a little easier and maybe even a little fun with their new, state of the art facility on Main Street. The center offers the only indoor therapy pool in the Rim Country and now a Wii system with balance board to improve balance, vestibular and neurology rehab.

Owner Scott Nossek said the Wii trains people to shift their weight and balance with their feet. Recently, 16-year-old cerebral palsy patient Travis Vance was able to play a video game unassisted for the first time with the system.

For 20 years, independently owned Payson Physical Therapy has provided patients with rehabilitation services equal or greater to any Valley clinic.

On Jan. 3, PPT moved into a new, larger facility to expand their services, equipment and continue to grow with the community.

“This is a rehabilitation and performance enhancement center that we, and I think the community of Payson, can be proud of,” Nossek said. “With this facility, and the expertise of our staff, I am confident our patients, clients and physicians will feel this clinic is comparable to any in the state.”

Nossek, a certified strength and conditioning specialist, said for the last two decades he has focused on helping people improve their physical condition “whether they are a couch potato or a high-level athlete.”

The center offers prosthetic and orthotics services, speech, occupational, home physical therapy and strength conditioning. The new space, will even allow the facility to expand its golf fitness program.

“There is no question that improved flexibility and strength lower your scores,” Nossek said.

For the last 14 years, PPT has provided conditioning programs for Payson High School. Senior quarterback Ridge Halenar injured his left shoulder in his freshman year during a football game, he visits PPT regularly for therapy.

Other staff members include Jared Tenney who specializes in manual spinal and orthopedic therapy, PPT founder Mike Crossman who works on spine rehab and pain control and Debby Tiffany whose experience includes acute care, women’s health issues and orthopedics.

“One of PPT’s goals from the beginning was to make sure everyone has access to our services and will not be turned away for financial reasons,” Nossek said. “To attain that goal, we accept all insurance plans in the Rim Country.”

For more information, visit Payson Physical Therapy at 405B W. Main St. or call (928) 474-0429.

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