ATI welcomes all ages at new Suamico location
By Ben Rodgers
SUAMICO – People have a new place for hands-on physical therapy in Suamico.
ATI Physical Therapy will welcome the public to an open house from 5:30-7:30 p.m., Wednesday, June 6, at 2304 Lineville Rd., in the Urban Edge Towne Centre.
“We listen and create a partnership with the patient coming in,” said Heidi Gutschow, clinic director. “What are their goals? Do they want to be able to lift their grandkids? Do they want to run marathons? Do they want to be able to drive themselves to the store? We listen and understand what their needs are.”
ATI works with everyone, except pediatric patients with neurological conditions. ATI also treats any muscular or skeletal conditions.
“We try to think of it as taking physical therapy to the next level,” said Amy Goebel, regional director. “Basically it’s a different physical therapy experience than what people are used to.”
One example is ATI will see patients for 60 to 90 minutes, whereas other clinics may only work with a patient for 30 to 45 minutes.
“A lot of places, they treat to the clock. We don’t do that,” Gutschow said. “We see the patient as long as they need to be seen.
In addition to any work that needs to be done, like muscle scraping or dry needling, staff also works with patients to get those limbs moving afterwards.
“It doesn’t do any good to loosen them up and have them walk out the door,” Goebel said. “You need to have them move it and utilize it right away. We’ll help people navigate their care.”
Other clinics generally book weeks out in advance, but at ATI people can be seen within 24 to 48 hours.
The business offers free injury screens to help patients off the street and point them in the right direction if they need further medical assistance.
Staff at ATI are also from the communities they work in, so they can work with someone’s insurance and guide them to the right specialist provider.
“ATI might be new to the area, but the therapists are not,” Goebel said. “Most of the physical therapists with ATI have provided in the market for 20 years.”
ATI accepts most insurances and for those it does not, the staff can set up a cash pay plan.
While the ATI in Suamico is new, the company has been putting roots down in the area for more than a year.
There is currently another ATI in Ashwaubenon on Oneida Street, as well as in Bellevue by Costco. A fourth location in Green Bay on the corner of Mason and Main streets is set to open in August.
All locations have a clinic director with more than 20 of years experience and offer the same services like dry needling.
Each location may also have a speciality. In Suamico, Gutschow specializes in foot and ankle physical therapy.
The one thing that unites all the locations is the experience they want to give the patient, Goebel said.
“ATI prides itself on an exceptional customer experience,” she said.
For more information, stop by the open house, call the Suamico location at 920-321-0351, visit www.atipt.com or check out ATI on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.