Advanced Physical Therapy, 513 E. 16th St., offers yet another physical therapy option in Wellington.

The facility, located behind Sumner County Family Care Center, opened Sept. 3 and had its grand opening Sept. 6. APT has more than 20 businesses across Kansas.

 “We had full books before we opened,” Care Coordinator Karly Pettegrew said.

 APT treats people of all ages for many different kinds of physical pain - musculoskeletal conditions, joint replacement, orthopedics, balance problems, dizziness, sports injuries…

 “We are very involved in the schools,” Physical Therapist Assistant Nick Struble said.

 The facility has brand new equipment, a modality room and three exam rooms. Pictures by professional photographer Susan Doherty align the walls.

 Staff at Advanced Physical Therapy are: Struble, Pettegrew; Dr. Melissa Neff, physical therapist; and Alexus Standoval, physical therapy assistant and Roseanne Johnson, a physical therapist specializing in women’s health.

 “We treat about any kind of physical pain,” Neff said.

 Struble said he is excited to join Advanced Physical Therapy and humbled to return to his home town of Wellington to provide PT services to familiar faces. He has a passion for helping others and said he’s “beyond blessed” to have a career where he can assist patients with “increasing their functional mobility and quality-of-life.” 

 The clinic will be involved in the community and provide a place of learning for college level PT/PTA students, and also opportunities for local high school student internships as well as Physical Therapy Tech employment options for those who are trying to get into PT School, Struble said.

 He shared APT’s mission, which is to “enhance the overall physical health, fitness, and quality-of-life of individuals by treating them with the highest quality, comprehensive, and individualized therapy services possible”