North River Physical Therapy Joins ATI Physical Therapy

Wednesday, October 02, 2013

North River Physical Therapy has joined ATI Physical Therapy, a nationally-recognized provider of outpatient rehabilitation services. North River’s clinics in Chattanooga, Ooltewah, Hixson, Soddy Daisy, and Ringgold, will transition to the ATI Physical Therapy name over the next several months.

Patients can expect the same friendly faces. Over 30 North River PT staff members are joining ATI. North River Executive Team members Andrew Marini, Chris Maschhoff and Gary Carlson have been named Regional Directors of the ATI Physical Therapy Tennessee and Georgia divisions.

“Speaking on behalf of my business partners, Chris and Gary, I want to express our enthusiasm for ATI. We were seeking a company that could take us to the next level, while also continuing our tradition of providing personalized care of the highest caliber. ATI Physical Therapy is that company,” said Mr. Marini.

ATI Physical Therapy is a nationally-recognized provider of orthopedic rehabilitation services specializing in physical therapy, work conditioning/hardening, hand therapy, aquatic therapy, sports medicine, and women’s health. With corporate offices in Bolingbrook, Illinois, ATI operates over 260 clinics in 10 states: Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin, Michigan, Ohio, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Georgia, and Tennessee.

“North River Physical Therapy has been a valuable member of the greater Chattanooga community for over 20 years. We are happy to welcome them to ATI and excited to provide the resources to ensure a strong future for these clinics,” said Jason Hafner, senior vice president, ATI Physical Therapy. “North River PT is known for providing personal and compassionate care.  ATI will continue that fine tradition.”

ATI began with one clinic in Willowbrook, Il., in 1996. The practice has continued to flourish by distinguishing itself in the industry and continually improving and expanding its services.  A few examples:

•             Unique in the industry, ATI has a dedicated in-house Research Department to improve rehabilitation outcomes through basic science, transitional research, and evidence-based medicine.

•             The largest employer of athletic trainers in the nation, ATI’s Sports Medicine program provides on-site athletic training services for universities, high schools, clubs, and professional athletic teams.

•             The F.I.R.S.T. work conditioning program has successfully returned more than 10,000 injured workers to their careers.

•             ATI remains committed to giving back to local communities.  The ATI Foundation, a non-profit organization, provides funding and resources to physically impaired children.

Officials said, "At ATI, patients look forward to coming to therapy. Recognized for exceptional results, the motivating staff at ATI provides personalized treatment plans in an upbeat and fun atmosphere. The state-of-the-art clinics are welcoming and attractive. ATI provides complimentary injury screenings, transportation services for those with medical need, and new appointments within 48 hours."

Named “Best Physical Therapy Practice in the Nation” by ADVANCE magazine, ATI is one of the first physical therapy companies in the country to be awarded URAC Core Accreditation, a mark of distinction that recognizes ATI’s commitment to quality health care.


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