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NPTM News: Two DeKalb PT Clinics "Walk & Roll for Mobility"

Thursday, October 20, 2016   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Matthew Nicholas
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On Sept. 26, 2015, two physical therapy clinics from DeKalb, IL  held their their annual Walk and Roll for Mobility. Creative Therapeutics and Northern Rehab Physical Therapy Specialists teamed together to kick off National Physical Therapy Month aand hosted a 1.5 milk walk along the DeKalb Nature Trail to encourage the communities to be active while supporting the Voluntary Action Center of DeKalb County.

 “We are happy to support the Voluntary Action Center as the recipient of this annual fundraiser because their various programs support the needs in our community” comments Lynn Batalden of Creative Therapeutics. This is the third year of this event with over 75 participants walking, rolling, strolling and riding along the trail on a beautiful warm fall day. Ken Olson of Northern Rehab adds, “We are pleased to present the Voluntary Action Center with a check for $1,100.00 to help support their community programs such as Meals on Wheels, TransVAC and MedVAC.”

Pictured here (left to right) includes Voluntary Action Center’s Operations Manager Brad Gibbs, Assistant Executive Director Paul LaLonde, and Community Outreach Coordinator Colleen Bredeson; Lynn Batalden, Physical Therapist and owner of Creative Therapeutics and Mark Mattson, Marketing Director and co-owner of Creative Therapeutics; and Ken Olson, Physical Therapist and President of Northern Rehab Physical Therapy Specialists.

Both Creative Therapeutics and Northern Rehab extend their gratitude to the community members that participated in this event and supported the Voluntary Action Center.

- Article and photos courtesy of Mark Mattson.


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