Professional Therapy Associates Sponsored Annual Huckleberry 100 in Continued Community Involvement

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In an ongoing effort to support local initiatives, Professional Therapy Associates sponsored and attended the annual charity bike race, the Huckleberry 100.

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[PTA’s] therapists enjoy doing everything they can to not only assess the needs of patients, but to also meet these needs.

Professional Therapy Associates (PTA), which has routinely served Flathead Valley residents for over 25 years, has long been dedicated to improving and supporting its local community. The Montana physical therapy clinic recently continued its community commitment by sponsoring and participating in the Huckleberry 100, an annual charity bike ride held in Kalispell, Montana, on Saturday, September 14.

PTA co-owner Blaine Stimac recently stated that the key to longevity in today’s new economy is an increased effort towards regular participation in community affairs.

“We take every opportunity to be an example of health and fitness for our patients,” said Stimac. “[PTA’s] therapists enjoy doing everything they can to not only assess the needs of patients, but to also meet these needs.”

For the Huckleberry 100, PTA contributed at a “Gold Sponsor” level, and co-owner Ryan Robinson and his wife Sarah participated in the 100 mile ride, one of four ride options:

●100-mile course. This was a 103.27-mile bike ride with a total ascent of 1,541.99 feet and a maximum elevation of 3,293.96 feet.
●50-mile course. This consisted of the second half of the Huckleberry 100-mile course.
●25-mile course. This 24.44-mile ride had a total ascent of 213.25 feet and has a maximum elevation of 3,120.08 feet.
●The Family Ride. The Family Ride was approximately 12 miles, and the course traveled mainly on bike paths. Participants on the Family Ride were welcome to ride as much of this course as desired (1).

The event also doubled as a downtown festival, and featured:

●Live music;
●Food vendors;
●Face painting;
●Bounce houses for small children; and
●A “trike dash” competition for kids aged four and under.

All proceeds from the Huckleberry 100 will support Fresh Life Radio, a local Montana station which airs in the cities of Kalispell and Billings. PTA encourages the public to partake in the local affairs of their community.

In addition to its community-focused efforts, PTA recently instituted plans to meet the potentially increased demand due to the approaching Affordable Healthcare Act (ACA) by expanding its practice. PTA now has seven clinics located throughout Montana:

1. North Kalispell, 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 59102.

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

Those wishing to find out more about physical therapy and the health benefits it provides are welcome to visit any one of PTA’s facilities for a free consultation. Interested individuals may schedule a free consultation by registering online at

To learn more about the physical therapy services provided by Professional Therapy Associates, 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 four 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.“The Huckleberry 100.” Fresh Life Radio, n.d. Web. 21 Aug. 2013.

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