Tidewater Physical Therapy opened its newest clinic location, featuring a state of the art therapy pool and aquatic center, off of First Colonial Road in Virginia Beach.
The clinic, located at 1745 Camelot Drive, Suite 100, serves outpatient physical therapy patients of a variety of diagnoses.
Paul Reed, PT, DPT was named First Colonial’s Clinical Director. Reed treats patients alongside Brian Beaulieu, PT, MPT, OCS, CMTPT Tidewater Physical Therapy’s Executive Regional Director for the South Hampton Roads operations.
Reed joined Tidewater in May of 2014, impressed by the range of services offered to patients, and the culture of making access to care easy. Reed came to Virginia Beach from Phoenix, AZ. after enlisting in the U.S. Navy in 1994. He earned his Doctor of Physical Therapy from Old Dominion University.
“We pride ourselves on bringing together the highest caliber clinicians, our dedication to manual therapy and hands on care, as well as access to the best possible programs,” Beaulieu said.
“The opening on First Colonial, in an area where people are going to see their physician and other medical professionals, will help us be of service to more people. Being the only clinic along the First Colonial medical corridor to offer a therapeutic pool to perform aquatic therapy helps us improve our ability to return people to their active lives.”
The therapeutic pool at the First Colonial clinic features resistance jets and a submerged treadmill, as well as private dressing rooms.
It’s large enough to work with multiple patients at a time, Reed said, yet small enough to control the temperature, which is set several degrees higher than most swimming pools, but cooler than a hot tub.
Tidewater Physical Therapy remains a physical therapist-owned, independent, outpatient physical therapy practice, with, following the opening of the First Colonial clinic, 33 locations across Southeast and Central Virginia.
In the South Hampton Roads region alone, Tidewater Physical Therapy operates nine clinics, including locations in Virginia’s Beach’s Red Mill and First Colonial areas; Kempsville in Norfolk; Great Bridge, Battlefield, and Western Branch in Chesapeake; Smithfield; Windsor and Franklin.
In addition to the aquatic therapy, the Tidewater Physical Therapy’s South Hampton Roads clinics feature arthritis management, functional capacity evaluations, impairment rating work ups, lymphedema therapy, manual therapy, neurological rehabilitation, dry needling, pediatric orthopedic rehabilitation, sports injury and performance programs, TMJ disorder therapy, vestibular and fall prevention programs, women’s health (including pelvic floor pain), work injury rehabilitation, and work conditioning and hardening.
The Tidewater Physical Therapy First Colonial clinic in Virginia Beach is taking new patients. Call 757.961.4800 to request an appointment via Direct Access or self referral.