NEW YORK, Dec. 14, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Aligning their vision of integrative and collaborative care, SPEAR Physical Therapy and LA PALESTRA, a hybrid between the medical and fitness industry, recently teamed up with the goal of providing a full-service healthcare experience unlike any other in the City.
Now New Yorkers can reap the benefits of this dynamic relationship. As of July, SPEAR is on-site at three LA PALESTRA locations, making it easier than ever before for New Yorkers to receive the seamless, high-caliber healthcare treatment they both desire and deserve.
The heart of the SPEAR-LA PALESTRA synergy lies in the collaborative, relationship-focused approach taken by both organizations. SPEAR, co-founded by CEO Dan Rootenberg and David Endres, was named the nation's top physical therapy practice by the American Physical Therapy Association's Private Practice Section, in part due to its unparalleled approach to patient care. Seventy percent of SPEAR's experienced PTs are former collegiate or professional athletes (three times the industry norm), and bring to each patient encounter a history of high-performance athletics and an intimate knowledge of injury prevention and rehab. This distinct perspective has led to one of the highest customer satisfaction rates (96.7%) in the industry. This uncompromising commitment to patient care is also responsible, in part, for the company's growth, and its recent naming to Inc. 5000's list of fastest growing private businesses for the 4th time.
Founded in 1993 by Pat Manocchia, LA PALESTRA is a true hybrid, integrating comprehensive medical analysis and treatments with individually tailored exercise programs. Each LA PALESTRA gym is designed to be both inspiring and healing for patients, with a particular emphasis on personal space and privacy.
Specialists for Every Need
With similar values and parallel interests, SPEAR and LA PALESTRA have come together in three beautifully designed wellness centers, sharing space and offering access to the most skilled healthcare providers in the City. LA PALESTRA's collection of standard and alternative services is provided by handpicked professionals (internal medicine, orthopedics, nutrition, psychology, chiropractic care, cardiology, acupuncture and more), each at the top of his game.
The SPEAR team spans a broad spectrum of specialties that includes Physical & Occupational Therapy, Hand Therapy, Women's Health, Vestibular Rehab, Golf Swing Analysis, Return-to-Play Testing and more—there is even an on-call service for those who desire the added convenience of private treatment at their home, office, or hotel.
LA PALESTRA's special blend of medical care and fitness with an emphasis on prevention, and SPEAR's model of customer-focused care while working between disciplines, aligns the two companies and sets the stage for success—a one-stop-shop of expert preventative care and rehabilitation.
"As a leader and pioneer in integrative health, we are extremely happy to be joining forces with the top physical therapy provider in the country," says LA PALESTRA's Manocchia. "This relationship will not only offer tremendous benefits to our members, but will provide SPEAR's patients access to a fully integrated care platform."
"With their our individual histories of athletic achievement and rehabilitation, our team of physical therapists is uniquely positioned to impact the health of New Yorkers and further the forward-thinking paradigm that aligns SPEAR and LA PALESTRA," says SPEAR's CEO Dan Rootenberg. "By seeing each patient as a whole—not a diagnosis—we have the opportunity to affect change in multiple areas of their health, and by extension, their lives."
SPEAR Physical Therapy clinics can be found at the following LA PALESTRA locations: 67th Street, 70 Pine Street, and the Plaza Hotel, as well as other convenient locations in Manhattan and Brooklyn.
About SPEAR Physical Therapy
SPEAR Physical Therapy is headquartered at 307 Fifth Avenue in New York City. Founded in a single room in Manhattan in 1999, the company has grown to 15 locations that treat over 18,000 patients a year. SPEAR was recently named the Nation's Top Physical Therapy Practice by the American Physical Therapy Association's Private Practice Section. SPEAR was also named to the Inc. 5000 list of fastest-growing private businesses for the fourth time.
About La Palestra
LA PALESTRA Center for Preventative Medicine combines both standard and alternative medical practices with state-of-the art and time-tested fitness modalities and programs. A true hybrid, LA PALESTRA provides programs that integrate comprehensive medical analysis and treatments with individually tailored exercise programs.
SOURCE SPEAR Physical Therapy