Professional Therapy Associates Celebrates 25 Years of Service —Deems Community Efforts Key to Success

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Montana physical therapy clinic, Professional Therapy Associates, embraces community affairs and experiences success for over two decades in business—the facility celebrated 25 years in business in conjunction with its patient appreciation event.

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Focusing our efforts on benefitting the community is not just good business—it’s just good living.

As the Affordable Care Act (ACA) approaches and consumers place increasing importance on the social practices of businesses (1), community efforts have become essential, particularly in the health sector, where securing and retaining patient trust is a necessity. One Montana physical therapy clinic operates with that mindset—as a result, Professional Therapy Associates(PTA) recently celebrated 25 years in business, and attributes its success to its patient appreciation and community efforts.

At PTA’s “25 Year Anniversary Celebration,” guests enjoyed food and drink, drawings for prizes, games for children and conversations with PTA physical therapists on preventative health issues. PTA co-owner Blaine Stimac says the facility’s long-term success is largely influenced by its dedication to community affairs and encourages all healthcare providers to invest resources into assisting their own communities. PTA has long made it a standard practice to support its patients’ local activities, such as Montana’s Bigfork Whitewater Festival kayaking competition, The Huckleberry 100 bike race, Toys for Tots, Montana Humane Society, The Montana Red Cross, Kidsports facility improvements and many more non-profit organizations.

“As healthcare practitioners, we are here to make our patients’ lives better—and that consists of implementing community efforts in our practice while maintaining the quality of care at our clinic,” said Stimac. “Focusing our efforts on benefitting the community is not just good business—it’s just good living.”

Through its community contributions, the Montana Physical Therapy Clinic has seen an increase in patients and generated an overall positive atmosphere among staff.

Over its 25 years in business, PTA has not only expanded its facilities to better reach more residents, but has also instituted plans for new wellness programs to better meet the anticipated need of its patients following the upcoming implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The proposed services include:

●weight loss, cardio-based programs; and
●programs to treat type 2 Diabetes

PTA recently instituted plans to meet the potentially increased demand following the approaching implementation of the Affordable Healthcare Act (ACA) by expanding its practice. PTA now has seven clinics located throughout Montana:

1.North Kalispell clinic, 1234 Whitefish Stage Road, Kalispell, MT 59901;
2.Flathead Health and Fitness, 300 1st Avenue West, Kalispell, MT 59901;
3.Whitefish, 1250 Baker Avenue, Whitefish, MT 59937-2955;
4.Columbia Falls, 1850 9th Street W., Columbia Falls, MT 59912;
5.Polson Physical Therapy, 211-A Main Street, Polson, MT 59860;
6.Lakeside Physical Therapy, 77 Deercreek Road, Somers, MT 59932; and
7.Physical Therapy in Motion, 50 27th Street West, Suite B, Billings, MT

Continuing its expansion, PTA will open clinics in several other major cities in Montana, including Missoula, Great Falls, Bozeman, Butte and Helena.

PTA is also preparing for changes in healthcare delivery by developing skill-building programs which enable PTA’s clinical staff to grow as physical therapy practitioners. PTA’s team of licensed physical therapists continues to stay current on the latest techniques and practices through continuing education and an internal fellowship program.

PTA provides Flathead Valley residents free consultations at every location. These free consultations are offered to any local residents who are experiencing discomfort in their joints, limited range of motion, muscle weakness, lack of balance or other medical conditions.

To learn more about the physical therapy services provided by Professional Therapy Associates, or to schedule a free consultation, visit

About Professional Therapy Associates and Blaine Stimac:

Professional Therapy Associates (PTA) is an established provider of physical therapy in Montana. Founded in Kalispell in 1988, the practice has expanded to include six convenient locations throughout Flathead Valley. In addition to its flagship Kalispell North facility, PTA also has clinics in downtown Kalispell (Flathead Health and Fitness), Whitefish (The Wave), Columbia Falls (Columbia Falls Clinic), Polson (Polson PT), and Somers (Lakeside PT). Owner and CEO Blaine Stimac is a licensed Physical Therapist in Montana, and holds a Master of Science in Physical Therapy from the University of Montana. He and his team offer a full range of services, including manual physical therapy, sports medicine, therapeutic exercise and biofeedback, as well as treatment for back and neck injuries, motor vehicle injuries and work-related injuries. For more information, visit

1.“Purpose-Driven Consumers Planning Sharp Increase in Socially Conscious Purchases.” 10 Apr. 2013. Web. 13 August 2013.

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