WINTERSVILLE – Elite Physiotherapy and Fitness Center has a new home where it continues its mission "Heal, restore, inspire."
The center, owned and operated by Margeaux Mallas and Lance Seamon, officially opened its doors on September 28 at its new location at 875 Main St., Wintersville, and carried out a project initiated by them "Two children from their hometown who are committed to keeping their community healthy and fit."
The duo has more than 30 years of experience.
Mallas, a 1998 graduate of Indian Creek High School, is a PhD in physical therapy. A graduate of Jefferson Union High School in 1988, Seamon is a physical therapist assistant, master of science, exercise trainer, and certified strength and conditioning specialist.
"Elite Physical Therapy offers physiotherapy for orthopedic, neuromuscular, vestibular, pediatric, geriatric, and athletic rehabilitation, as well as hand therapy and more." explained Mallas.
It also offers a fully equipped fitness center with a variety of weight and fitness machines, as well as a large cardio area with flat screen TVs. Elite Physical Therapy participates in the SilverSneakers and Silver and Fit wellness programs and offers Zumba classes, according to Mallas.
The store's move from 115 Main Street to 875 Main Street has been going on for more than three years, Mallas explained when explaining the decision to move.
"We didn't want to rent anymore, we wanted to own our own property" She said. “We had been driving past this empty building in the busiest corner of town for probably more than 15 years. It seemed perfect for our new location, but it needs a complete makeover. "
You made the leap in 2017.
"It's been in the works for more than three and a half years" She noted the remodeling of the building with the entire layout, design, and construction of the Wintersville lot completed by Mark Taylor of Taylor Custom Construction. "It basically started over because the only thing we could keep was the outer shell with an addition on the front for our main entrance." She explained. “Everything was completely gutted and started over. Every piece of the building inside is new. We have brand new therapy rooms and a fitness area as well as a large fitness room on the upper floor. Office space is also available on the upper floor, which we will hopefully rent out. "
The fact that a fitness center is built into a therapy center makes it unique, according to Seamon.
“Most of the PT places I've ever worked in may have five to eight pieces that they just use for therapy, but we have 31 that we can use to move people from therapy to the gym to see their progress and to continue strengthening her and her back to functionality Seamon explained.
The project is finally over "Seems surreal" to Mallas.
“We have worked on it for so long that we are excited to finally be in our new room. We want the community to see that we are invested in the community and take root in our hometown so everyone can stay healthy and fit. " She said. “For us, our patients are more than just a number. They are our friends, family, neighbors, teachers, people we grew up with. For this reason, we are holding back with a grand opening to do our part to ensure that everyone is as safe as possible. We'd love to have a grand opening, but this is just not the time. "
The Elite Physiotherapy and Fitness Center is open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday to Friday. For more information, contact the company at (740) 266-6855.
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