Pete Elser Named Clinical Director of Kempsville Location

WEB_PeteElser_2014_110x110Tidewater Physical Therapy is pleased to announce that it has named Pete Elser, PT, MSPT, OSC the Clinical Director of its Kempsville location in Norfolk, Va.

Located in the Halifax Building across from the Sentara Leigh Hospital at 6161 Kempsville Circle, the Kempsville clinic features comprehensive physical therapy services, an orthopedic clinical specialist, Temporomandibular Disorders treatment programs, pain management, dry needling, balance and fall prevention, custom orthotics and Wii-hab.

Elser earned his Bachelors and Masters of Science degrees from Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, PA and has been practicing physical therapy for fourteen years.

“Physical therapy becomes both science and art because every patient has different needs,” Elser said. “I believe that clinical experience, research-based practice and interpersonal relationships are all vital to meet those needs. My approach is hands on. I want all of my patients to have good outcomes and know that I care.”Tidewater Physical Therapy's Kempsville Clinic in Norfolk

Knowing that patients can heal better and faster when they can get into a physical therapy clinic in a place that’s convenient and at a time that works around their schedule has long been a key part of Tidewater Physical Therapy’s dedication to clinical excellence and the core of its belief in access, said Jeff Verhoef, PT, MBA.

It’s why Elser’s Kempsville clinic is one of seven Tidewater Physical Therapy locations in South Hampton Roads (Norfolk, Virginia Beach, Chesapeake and Smithfield) and located near the five clinics on the Peninsula (Newport News and Hampton) and three in Western Tidewater (Suffolk, Franklin and Windsor.

“Access, which means being open early, late and through lunch, as well as being conveniently located in areas where people live and work, is absolutely a driver for us,” said Verhoef, Tidewater Physical Therapy’s Chief Executive Officer. “Research shows that the sooner we can involve a patient in an active, dynamic physical therapy program – get them access to therapy – the better chance they have for successful outcomes.”

The Kempsville clinic is open Monday through Thursday from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Tidewater Physical Therapy is also “providers for every major insurance company except one,” Verhoef said.

To make an appointment at this physical therapy clinic, call 757.965.4890.