Tidewater Physical Therapy is pleased to announce it has named Kevin Dintino, PT, DPT Vice President.
In this new role, Dintino will continue to treat patients and serve as the company’s Regional Director for the 12 clinics located in the greater Richmond area, which includes managing more than 100 team members, including Clinical Directors, Senior Physical Therapists, Physical Therapy Assistants, Certified Hand Therapists, Physical Therapy Technicians and Front Office Managers and staff.
“His enthusiasm and drive and ability to put the group together in Richmond – 12 locations in 10 years – was pretty aggressive and impressive,” said Tidewater Physical Therapy’s CEO, Jeff Verhoef. “Kevin takes a team approach with everything he does, and that’s why he has been so successful in Richmond. We’re thrilled to recognize his many contributions to the company and name him Vice President.”
Verhoef credited Dintino with the company’s growth in Richmond over the past decade. Last year alone, Tidewater Physical Therapy clinicians in Richmond logged more than 100,000 patient visits, raised more than $10,000 for charitable groups, in part thanks to its 2nd Annual Richmond Endurance Athlete Symposium and Expo, counseled hundreds of residents at free “Ask the PT” events throughout the area and supported countless community events.
Dintino is a natural leader, Verhoef said, citing his unique ability to combine great, quality, clinical care with sound and smart business practices.
In 2014, Dintino, a 1989 graduate of the University of Toledo, earned his Doctorate of Physical Therapy through the Evidence in Motion Institute for Health Professions.
Dintino continued his education because, he said, “I wanted to meet current standards,” Dintino said, alluding to the fact that new physical therapists now come out of school with the doctorate-level education.
He chose the Evidence in Motion program because of its focus on private practice management.
As for the future of Tidewater Physical Therapy in Richmond, Dintino said the dedicated team of therapists already in place will continue to fuel their steady growth and will be part of the anticipated expansion into Central Virginia.
“I hope to grow the staff by turning a clinic of one physical therapist into two, or two into three,” Dintino said. “There will also be more of a focus to add specialty programs, such as lymphedema or concussion programs.”
By adding additional staff, Dintino said, Tidewater Physical Therapy can continue to deliver on its promise to remain dedicated to clinical excellence.
That dedication starts with access, Dintino said, and ensuring patients can get in to see a clinician as soon as they need to.
“Having more PTs, having clinics in good locations where people live and work, dedicating ourselves to continuing education and offering specialties for unqiue patient needs is how we ensure people get the access and appropriate care that they need,” Dintino said.
“My personal goal will continue — to do everything I can to help people get back to the highest level of function, “Dintino said. “We want to do all we can do to help somebody recovering from an injury and we use the best evidence-based techniques that will be most beneficial to the patient.”
ABOUT TIDEWATER PHYSICAL THERAPY:
Founded in 1986, Tidewater Physical Therapy remains a physical therapist-owned, independent, outpatient physical therapy practice, with more than 30 clinics, aquatic therapy centers and Performance Centers in Southeast and Central Virginia.
For more information about Tidewater Physical Therapy, visit www.tpti.com. Learn more about the Tidewater Performance Centers at www.tidewaterperform.com.
Many of the physical therapists at Tidewater Physical Therapy Inc. hold Direct Access Certification through the Virginia Board of Physical Therapy allowing them to evaluate and treat patients without a prescription. As part of a healthcare team, a physical therapist will make an assessment of a patient’s condition and create a plan to start on the road to wellness. The Tidewater Physical Therapy team will communicate with a patient’s physician or dentist of record and obtain a referral, if necessary, for continued treatment. Tidewater Physical Therapy will also work with insurance carriers to help make sure services are covered by a patient’s plan.