No Fault Doctors In Brooklyn, New York

Brooklyn No Fault Doctors
No Fault Doctors in Brooklyn

Car accident injuries can be traumatic. If you have been injured in a motor vehicle accident before, then you know how hard it can be to recover from your injuries. Back spasms, neck stiffness, joint pain ailments are often common after affects from unexpected impact.

You don’t know what to do so you go to your personal doctor (if you have health insurance), and they politely explain to you that they do not accept your insurance… and now you need to find a doctor who accepts no fault insurance.

Now the questions come…. ‘What kind of doctor?’, ‘what kind of services do I need?’.  Here are several types of doctor you may come across:

General Practitioner – can treat the whole family of various ailments.

Internist – is a doctor only for adults.

Orthopedic Surgeon– orthopedic surgeons diagnose and treat a wide range of conditions of the musculoskeletal system. This includes bones and joints and their associated structures that enable movement – ligaments, tendons, muscles and nerves.

Psychiatrist- is a physician who specializes in psychiatry, the branch of medicine devoted to the diagnosis, prevention, study, and treatment of mental disorders.

Podiatrist– is a medical professional devoted to the treatment of disorders of the foot, ankle, and related structures of the leg.

Cardiologist– is a doctor who specializes in treating diseases of the cardiovascular system — mainly the heart and blood vessels.

Pain Management– is a branch of medicine that uses an interdisciplinary approach for easing the suffering and improving the quality of life of those living with chronic pain.

Doctor of Physiotherapy– is a doctor of musculoskeletal treatments and doctoral-level research in physical therapy.

Generally you will find a general practitioner who accepts no fault insurance and he/she will refer you to a specialist if needed. The doctor may prescribe medication, equipment, x-rays, MRI’s, sonograms, cat scans, physical therapy, etc….

To make your life easier, we have provided a list of No Fault Doctors in Brooklyn, New York:

Linden West


84 Linden Blvd

Brooklyn, New York 11226

Bushwick Medical


176 Wilson Ave

Brooklyn, New York 11237

New York Medical Center Brooklyn No Fault Doctor


2184 Flatbush Ave

Brooklyn, New York 11234

New York Medical Center East New York


2673 Atlantic Ave

Brooklyn, New York 11207

New York No Fault Doctors East New York


409 Rockaway Ave

Brooklyn, New York 11212

New York No Fault Doctors Carnarsie


10510 Flatlands Ave

Brooklyn, New York 11236

BGJ Medical

1500 Ocean Ave

Brooklyn, New York 11210

Important: In New York State you have 30 days to file no fault claim (NF2 Form) with your auto insurance carrier; unless you have a good reason that you could not file the claim.

The best thing to do is to ask your doctor if he knows any No Fault Doctors he can refer you to, or you can ask friends or family, or you can simply check on Google.


Skin care specialist returns to her roots with new Brooklyn studio

It’s been a long time coming for a new skin care studio in Brooklyn.

In fact, it’s been nearly a decade in the making.

Cintron Skincare in Boerum Hill has been wowing clients over the last month-and-a-half with cozy vibes and personalized treatments.

Elizabeth Fidler left her job at a high-profile skin care salon in Manhattan over the summer to set up shop in the borough. Fidler says she’s always wanted a warm and welcoming space for clients.

It’s also the only shop in Brooklyn that carries a unique German skin care line.

“It’s totally a dream come true and something I’ve dreamt about for the last few years,” Fidler said. “To make it happen and to bring this to Brooklyn has brought me so much joy, for sure.”

The studio is by appointment only and closed Sundays and Mondays.


Two pedestrians killed in separate Queens car accidents just hours apart

By Daniel Cassady

December 16, 2019 | 12:17pm | UpdatedEnlarge Image

Car crash in Queens

Two pedestrians were fatally struck while crossing the street in separate Queens car crashes — including one involving an allegedly drunk driver, cops said Monday.

Alberto Zamacona, 47, was crossing Broadway at 61st Street around 8:15 p.m. Wednesday when a Honda Odyssey slammed into him while he was in the crosswalk, police said.

Zamacona flew up on the hood as the Honda’s driver, Jorge Samaniego — who police say was fleeing the scene of an earlier single-car crash at Broadway and 55th Street — allegedly sped through the red light and continued east along Broadway, cops said.

A block away, at 61st Street, the 50-year-old driver crossed into oncoming traffic and crashed into a Toyota Prius that was stopped at a red light facing west on Broadway, according to police.

The Prius collided with a Toyota Sienna that was parked behind it, which was pushed into a Jeep Grand Cherokee behind that.

Zamacona was taken to NYC Health and Hospitals/Elmhurst, where he was pronounced dead on Friday, cops said, adding that two of the three other drivers struck were taken there in stable condition.  TOP ARTICLES1/5READ MORERedskins hoping to hire Ron Rivera on ‘BlackMonday’

Samaniego was arrested at the scene and charged with assault, reckless driving, leaving the scene of an accident and driving while intoxicated, cops said.

Just a few hours earlier, around 3:15 p.m., Kwok Cheung was traversing Gates Avenue in a crosswalk near Onderdonk Avenue when 21-year-old Raymond Mersier allegedly mowed him down after running a stop sign at Onderdonk and Gates avenues, cops said.

Mersier stayed at the scene and was taken into custody when police arrived. He was served with multiple charges including failure to yield to a pedestrian and failure to stop at a stop sign, police said.

Cheung, 63, was taken to Wyckoff Heights Medical Center with severe head trauma and succumbed to his injuries on Friday, cops said.FILED UNDERCAR ACCIDENTSDRUNK DRIVINGPEDESTRIANSQUEENS


A woman who suffered life-changing injuries in a car crash more than a decade ago is warning that “nobody is exempt” from the risk of a crash.

In 2006, Gráinne Kealy from Co Laois was resting her legs on the dashboard when the jeep she was a front seat passenger in crashed, causing the airbag to deploy.

The then 22-year-old suffered significant brain and facial injuries in the collision.

Gráinne has spent recent years working to highlight the dangers of putting feet on a dashboard – and she says she will keep telling her story to make sure the message reaches more people.

Earlier this month, she took the top prize at the Road Safety Authority’s annual ‘Leading Lights in Road Safety’ Awards for 2019 for her awareness campaigns with gardaí in Thurles.

In the wake of that award, she spoke to Newstalk Breakfast with Susan Keogh about her accident and how it has impacted her life.

‘You Think A Car Crash Will Never Happen To You… But I Can Tell You Nobody Is Exempt’00:00:00 / 00:14:17

Gráinne explained: “My ex and myself were going from Galway to my homeplace in Laois… we were bringing home some of my Christmas presents. It was after work, during the night.

“Somewhere along the way – I don’t know where or why, because I have no memory… I have like three months of memory loss – I decided I would be more comfortable putting my feet on the dashboard.

“When his jeep skidded on black ice going through Borris-on-Ossory… it crashed into a wall. 

“My feet were on top of the airbag. The airbag is there to save you: it helped my ex, but me not so much. It pushed my knees into my face at… 200mph I think an airbag opens up at.”

Gráinne said she thought she was safe as she was wearing a seatbelt and her ex was not driving dangerously.

She observed: “In my mind back then, I thought once you’re wearing a seatbelt, he was driving safe, there was no speeding… you think you’re safe. But no, unfortunately that wasn’t the case.

“I was more worried about dirtying his dashboard with my shoes. I had new boots that day – the soles were sparkling clean. That’s why I had decided it would be OK to put my feet on the dashboard.”

“I didn’t recognise myself”

Gráinne after her accident

Gráinne recalled seeing her face in the mirror in the hospital for the first time after the accident, saying she initially thought it was someone behind her.

She said: “I remember feeling this horrible dread in my stomach… everywhere really. I put my hand slowly over in front of the mirror, and I moved my head over to my hand… and I realised it was actually me.

“My knees had pushed in my face and up, so my eyes were further apart… my nose was squashed in… I didn’t recognise myself… it was just horrible.”

The years after the accident saw intensive medical procedures, but Gráinne said she has also had years of anti-depressants and psychology appointments.

She told Susan: “The medical side of it, I left that up to the surgeons and the doctors… even when my neurosurgeon told me he was going to give me a ceramic forehead. You have to put your trust in them – from day one I did, thankfully, and they’ve never done me wrong.

“Psychologically and mentally it’s been a much bumpier road.

“Every time I look in the mirror all I see is what’s different.

“Don’t get me wrong: I don’t stand in front of a mirror and dwell on it too much. It just is what it is. I’ve learned to live with it, but I do think about it every time.”

“You think it will never happen to you”

13 years after her accident, Gráinne says she now lives a good life – she is working again, and five years ago she had a son.

She said: “I was a barmaid, and I remember being told years ago that I would never go back to work in a bar. Because of my brain injury, it is quite difficult with loud noises and people talking close to my ear.

“[But] I’ll be working this weekend… my son will be getting ready for Santa. I have a great family at home supporting me… my son is there… my people in work are amazing.”

Meanwhile, her advice to anyone thinking of putting their feet on a car dashboard is that it’s simply not worth the risk.

She explained: “You often see on the news, on social media, on the radio about people being in accidents… you think it will never happen to you. 

“I was one of those people, I’ll admit it. ‘It’ll never come to my door’ kind of thing. But I can tell you nobody is exempt from it.

“Celebrities have put up photos of themselves putting their feet on the dashboard. Obviously they don’t do it knowing the dangers of it.. They don’t know the danger of it. But they have huge followings… millions and millions of people watching what they’re doing.

“It’s just so important to be aware. Front seat passenger, back seat passenger… it doesn’t matter. Just be aware of what you’re doing in the car. Keep your feet down, don’t be worrying about your mobile.”

Main image: Susan Keogh and Gráinne Kealy


Ask the Doctors: Acupuncture gaining popularity as treatment option

Dr. Eve Glazier and Dr. Elizabeth KoDec 28, 2019

Q: What do you think about acupuncture for lower back pain? What is it, and how does it work?

A: Acupuncture is a key component of traditional medicine in China, but until recently, it was viewed as alternative therapy here in the United States. Then, in 1997, the National Institutes of Health issued a pro-acupuncture consensus statement, acknowledging acupuncture as an effective tool for managing pain and nausea. The agency also recommended that acupuncture be taught in medical schools. As doctors, we both see a role for acupuncture in our practices. Dr. Ko recently finished her training in acupuncture and uses this treatment.

Acupuncture is a centuries-old practice that builds on the premise that the human body contains energy pathways, known as meridians, which are comprised of more than 2,000 specific points. During an acupuncture treatment, a practitioner stimulates certain groups of points by inserting hair-thin sterile needles. The feeling is more of a distinct sensation than actual pain. Acupuncture needles may also be heated during a treatment, or they can be stimulated to conduct a mild electric current. A usual course of treatment typically includes multiple sessions that can continue for weeks or months.

Despite centuries of use, modern medicine doesn’t really understand how this ancient technique works. One theory ties the stimulation of acupuncture points to the release of specific biochemicals, which play a role in healing, as well as physical and emotional well-being.Advertisement (1 of 1): 1:26

A study published in 2014 used advanced 3D imaging techniques to examine acupuncture points at the cellular level. The researchers found that, unlike neighboring tissues, acupuncture points contained a high density of micro-vessels and other vascular structures. Not a definitive answer to the mysteries of acupuncture, but certainly an intriguing start.

Clinical studies have shown the value of acupuncture for pain relief, nausea, headache and osteoarthritis. A growing number of medical insurance plans cover acupuncture treatments. The U.S. armed services now use acupuncture as a form of pain management. And the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is considering a proposal to cover acupuncture treatments for patients with chronic lower back pain participating in certain clinical trials.

If you do decide to try acupuncture, please be sure to find an experienced practitioner. As with many integrative therapies, licensing requirements vary from state to state. If you live in an area that doesn’t have licensing requirements or oversight for acupuncturists, consider looking for a practitioner certified by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, a national oversight and advocacy organization. You can find more information at nccaom.org.

Dr. Eve Glazier, MBA, is an internist and associate professor of medicine at UCLA Health. Dr. Elizabeth Ko is an internist and assistant professor of medicine at UCLA Health.

Feature: Tunisian doctors show interest in Chinese acupuncture

by Ayten Laamar

TUNIS, Dec. 28 (Xinhua) — A total of 19 Tunisian doctors in different specialties listened to a lecture about Chinese moxibustion technique at the Monji Slim Hospital in Tunis.

The lecture was organized on Friday by Xu Jie, head of the acupuncture unit of the Chinese medical mission in Tunisia. Moxibustion is a medicine technique that involves the burning of mugwort to promote healing with acupuncture.

“I have been working in the acupuncture center in Monji Slim Hospital for more than five years,” Xu said, adding that he has been training Tunisian doctors on the practice of acupuncture.

“In this center there are five Chinese acupuncturists who receive more than 40 patients daily,” Xu said.

Acupuncture is a complementary medical practice that entails stimulating certain points on the body, usually with a needle penetrating the skin, to alleviate pain or to help treat various health problems.

“Every two years, around 15 selected Tunisian doctors would hace the chance to take acupuncture course at Monji Slim Hospital,” said Ahmed Laatar, head of Rheumatology department and Acupuncture Center at Monji Slim Hospital.

“These doctors follow a theoretical course of two years including 80 hours of training at the Acupuncture Center,” Laatar added.

The Tunisian professor explained that the course has four stages, namely the basic theory of traditional Chinese medicine, transfusions of meridians, acupuncture manipulation skills, and clinical acupuncture treatment.

Chinese acupuncture is a natural therapy that treats pain without side effects,” said Abd Raouf Sadoc, a general practitioner from Tataouine province in southeastern Tunisia.

Sadoc, who is taking the course, said he is not only looking for a degree in acupuncture, but also discovering Chinese culture, especially the philosophy of traditional Chinese medicine.

Manel ben Hmidene, a neurologist, stressed that acupuncture is a therapeutic alternative to treating certain painful diseases, without undesirable effects on the patients.

“The problem in Tunisia is that this technique is not well-known, and there are not many Tunisian doctors who practice it,” Hmidene added.

Since 1973, China has been sending medical teams to Tunisia, including doctors in obstetrics, gynecology, pediatrics, orthopedics, ophthalmology and acupuncture.

The Chinese medical teams have provided more than 5 million outpatient services to Tunisian people and performed more than 320,000 operations.



Even though warm-up exercises are just as important as your actual workout, not everyone takes the time to do them. (Guilty as charged.) Where there are many different warm-up techniques, leave it to chiropractors to know the best ways to prepare yourself all the hard work ahead.

There are certain types of warm-ups suited for different workouts based on their intensity levels, but chiropractors are pros at knowing the friendly feel-good movements that help safely prepare your body for just about any activity. Here are some of our favorite chiropractor-led exercises to start with.

The best chiropractor-led warm-up exercises on YouTube

1. Full Potential Chiropractic 6-minute warm-up exercise

Whether you’re going on a run or strength-training, this six-minute warm-up will help your body with marching high knees, arm circles, squats, lunges, and planks.

2. Prince Chiropractic warm-up exercises

This chiropractor-approved routine involves holding deep stretches, walking rotational lunges, and single-leg balancing exercises.

3. Universal Chiropractic warm-up exercises

When you do them correctly, crunches make for a great warm-up, and that’s the focus in this sequence.

4. Kalkstein Chiropractic top 3 warm-up exercises

These are the three simple exercises chiropractor Blake Kalkstein, DC, has everyone do before working out to help open up the hips and upper back.

5. Cleveland Clinic’s quick 4

It doesn’t take long to warm up your body before your workout, and these four simple exercises are proof.

6. Ohio State Wexner Medical Center pre-workout movements

Ohio State University’s sports medicine team has 15 pre-workout movements that will help you “increase your motion and efficiency of movement.” Soon, you’ll have them memorized to check off before your workouts.


About Acupuncture

About Acupuncture

Acupuncture is an ancient system of natural healing that originated in China 4,000 years ago. It is a form of Chinese medicine based upon the principle that pain and disease stems from an energetic imbalance within the organic, natural processes of the body.

Acupuncture is an alternative medicine; a treatment option worth serious consideration due to its efficacy and safety. While acupuncture doesn’t reverse the pathology of disease, it has proven helpful in managing and ameliorating illness. Chinese medicine works on very different principles from western medicine due to its incorporation of both physical and energetic perspectives.


Chinese Medicine is a highly developed system

As a highly developed Chinese medicine system of examination, diagnosis and treatment, acupuncture is best known for successful treatment of acute and chronic pain. However, it is quite applicable for a much wider spectrum of conditions – even for extremely difficult cases involving debilitation from long-standing illness. Most recently, it has gained acclaim for assisting couples unable to conceive.

Acupuncture treatment guides a person toward increased connection between the body, mind and spirit. This invigorates innate healing ability, leading to positive healing results regardless of their diagnosis. This is precisely why acupuncture treatment primarily addresses the root cause of a problem in order to transform both physical and energetic symptoms.

Interestingly, Chinese medicine is the world’s second largest medical system – serving well over 1.5 billion people worldwide. It is fully integrated as a medicine in its own right into the public health systems of present-day China & Japan, as well as in various parts of Europe and is certainly growing in that direction within the US & Canada.

Acupuncture is rapidly taking its legitimate place as a valuable therapeutic technique in modern medicine. This has been a slow and steady process since 1972 when Americans first heard about acupuncture through a NY Times article by James Reston reporting that he had been treated with acupuncture for his appendix while visiting China with President Nixon.

In China, acupuncture is actually used as the only anesthesia offered during major surgical procedures. Maybe this form of acupuncture anesthesia will also be offered here in the United States at some point in the future. For now it is offered in private offices, integrative medicine centers, hospitals and drug treatment centers in our country.

See our Resources Page for valuable information and learn more about Chinese medicine.

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Brooklyn teen wins $43.5M after getting hit by Yeshiva bus

A Brooklyn jury has awarded a $43.5 million verdict to a girl who was struck by a school bus in 2017 when she was 11 years old, which gave her skull fractures and forced her to have reconstructive surgery to her uterus.

The jury returned the verdict against the Crown Heights-based United Lubavitcher Yeshiva, which owned the school bus, and driver Shneur Brownstein following a two-week trial.

On February 15, 2017, the plaintiff, who is identified in court papers as K.C.C., was crossing Nostrand Avenue near St. John’s Place when Brownstein made right turn onto Nostrand Avenue from a side street and plowed into the girl, court records show.

K.C.C., who is now 13 years old, spent about a month in the hospital with injuries that included fractures to her femurs and pelvis and lung damage.

Brownstein was hit with charges of failing to exercise due care following the collision but it is unclear how the case was resolved.

“Justice was done in a Brooklyn courtroom but unfortunately nothing will put this young girl back in the physical condition she was before this horrific accident,” said attorney Sanford Rubenstein, whose law firm represented the plaintiff. “As a result of this verdict she will be able to get the appropriate medical care she will need for the rest of her life and have economic security as well”

Attorneys for Brownstein and United Lubavitcher did not respond to a request for comment.


NYC Will Pay Brooklyn Woman $625K After Police Ripped Son Out Of Her Hand

NYC Will Pay Brooklyn Woman $625K After Police Ripped Son Out Of Her Hands

New York City will have to cough up $625,000 to resolve a 2018 lawsuit filed by a mother whose toddler was yanked from her arms by the police!ADVERTISING

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Jazmine Headley sued the city for unspecified damages following trauma and humiliation over the December 2018 incident at a Brooklyn benefits office, which was caught all on video. In the viral footage, police officers are seen pulling Headley’s 18-month-old son away from her as they responded to a call about a dispute with a security guard. The 24-year-old was arrested and spent four days in jail before Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez dropped charges of obstructing governmental administration, resisting arrest, endangering the welfare of a child and trespassing.

Gonzalez said he was actually “horrified by the violence depicted in the video” and said the situation shouldn’t have been handled that way. In addition to Headley’s pain, the lawsuit alleged that her child also suffered physical, mental along with other injuries. Headley’s also pointed out the unfortunate reality that her name and image would forever be associated with that “traumatic and violent experience.”

The two guards who confronted Headley were suspended for 30 days with no pay. But justice was not served for Headley until just recently when Bill de Blasio’s office announced Friday that the city would pay $625,000 to settle the lawsuit. And, according to the Times, her daycare benefits have been restored.

“Through her intelligence, bravery, and grace, Jazmine Headley turned the worst ordeal of her life — and of any parent’s — into an opportunity for change for the entire city,” Headley’s attorneys, Katherine Rosenfeld and Emma Freeman, said in a statement.


Mayor To Ramp Up Vision Zero Crackdown After 4 Pedestrians Killed In 24 Hours

December 23, 2019 at 7:30 amFiled Under:Bill de BlasioBrooklynHell’s KitchenManhattanNew YorkPark SlopePedestrians StrucksohoSunset ParkVision Zero

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Monday the de Blasio administration will announce plans to protect pedestrians, especially during these final days of the holiday season.

During a press conference scheduled for Monday, officials are expected to share more from the NYPD and DOT on a new crackdown on dangerous driving during the holidays, reports CBS2’s Jenna DeAngelis.

The focus will be on driver safety after a heartbreaking end to last week leaving several families without loved ones for the holidays.

This map shows where four pedestrians were killed in New York City in a period of fewer than 24 hours last week.

(credit: CBS2)

Two incidents happened in Manhattan – in Hells Kitchen and SoHo – and the other two in the Park Slope and Sunset Park neighborhoods in Brooklyn.

Andreas Stylianou, 57, was starting his work day at New Millennium Motors, an auto service shop he owns in Brooklyn. Around 7 a.m. Friday, he was struck by several vehicles and killed. His employees say he was just steps away from the workplace, crossing Third Avenue from John’s Deli, where he was a regular customer.

Earlier Friday morning, a private sanitation truck for Classic Recycling struck and killed an unidentified man who was crossing on West 49th Street near 10th Avenue in Hell’s Kitchen.

The crackdown is too late for these victims, including 85-year-old Brendan Gill. Gill died after being struck by a box truck Thursday afternoon near the intersection of 39th Street and Third Avenue in Sunset Park, Brooklyn.

About an hour and a half later in SoHo, 26-year-old Katherine Miller was killed by a box truck that police say backed up into her as she crossed Broadway while in the crosswalk.

Three out of four of these pedestrian deaths, those on Thursday and Friday, involved large trucks, prompting Mayor Bill de Blasio to announce on Twitter:

Mayor Bill de Blasio@NYCMayor

ANY loss of life is unacceptable. Beginning today the NYPD will be ramping up truck enforcement, with extra officers deployed citywide to keep our pedestrians safe.

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“The NYPD will be ramping up truck enforcement, with extra officers deployed citywide to keep our pedestrians safe.”

City officials say the last week of the year is generally among the deadliest for pedestrians.

Growing Death Toll on City Roads

Christina Goldbaum

By Christina Goldbaum

  • Dec. 23, 2019, 5:19 a.m. ET

Credit…Sam Costanza for New York Daily News

Since Mayor de Blasio rolled out his Vision Zero initiative to eliminate traffic deaths in 2014, street safety has become a signature of his tenure. The mayor has pushed for upgrades at crosswalks, installed hundreds of speed cameras and agreed to a $1.7 billion plan for 250 miles of protected bike lanes.

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But six pedestrian deaths in a three-day period last week served as a reminder of the dangers that still plague New York City’s streets. The fatalities have prompted city officials to increase police enforcement efforts targeting commercial trucks, which were involved in four of the six deaths.

The fatal collisions began Wednesday morning when a 67-year-old man was struck in Flushing, Queens, and a 75-year-old woman was hit in Sunset Park, Brooklyn.

The next day near Sunset Park, an 85-year-old man was struck by a box truck as he crossed the street. Later that day, a 26-year-old woman was killed after a truck backed into her in the SoHo neighborhood of Manhattan.

On Friday morning, another truck hit a man in Hell’s Kitchen, and three vehicles struck a 57-year-old man in Gowanus, Brooklyn.

The deaths cap a year of bad news for the mayor’s road-safety initiative: The number of pedestrian deaths and total fatal traffic collisions are up — if only slightly — from last year, when the city achieved the lowest level of traffic deaths in a century. And the number of cyclist deaths this year has more than doubled.

“We have had a difficult and challenging year under Vision Zero,” Polly Trottenberg, the city’s transportation commissioner, said on Sunday. “And as 2019 comes to a close, we want to make sure that this holiday season is a joyous and safe one for all New Yorkers.”


Arlington Physical Therapy plans new building

By Michael WaddellUpdated: December 22, 2019 6:36 PM CT | Published: December 21, 2019 4:05 AM CT

Celebrating his 10-year anniversary in business in Arlington this year, Arlington Physical Therapy LLC owner Matt Connell is wearing multiple hats heading into the New Year.

In addition to serving as the director of physical therapy at his clinic at 5780 Airline Road, he is a real estate developer with plans to build a new Arlington Physical Therapy Center in the Center at Hayes Crossing planned development on the east side of Airline Road near the intersection at Cranston Road.

APT specializes in orthopedic, sport and spine rehabilitation and sees a lot of patients from the Lakeland, Arlington and Oakland areas with sports injuries, total joint injuries and back pain. Connell worked at Campbell Clinic on Germantown Road as sports medicine manager for five years before leaving to start his own private practice.

“Ten years ago, I did a lot of praying and felt like God wanted my wife and I to do something different to align more of my work and ministry together with where we lived,” Connell said. “Since opening up in Arlington, the business has just gotten busier and busier.”

He describes the past decade as tough but rewarding.

“Being a small-business owner in health care with all of the changes with Obamacare and other factors, it’s been challenging for private practices for sure,” Connell said. “We work really hard to provide quality care with excellent customer service and value.”

He purchased an undeveloped two-acre lot in the Center at Hayes Crossing development six years ago. The Hayes Crossing project had stalled in the late 2000s following the economic downturn, and individual parcels were sold off over the years.

“This is a planned development that’s been on the books for a long time,” Arlington Town Administrator Cathy Durant said. “Most of the common infrastructure has been installed. Now it’s just the site plans, so the individual buildings are dropping in.”

Connell held onto his plot for a few years and then subdivided it, selling back two-thirds to Pediatrics East LLC. That practice will build its own 7,300-square-foot clinic space next year on a 1.2-acre lot.

“We have the same construction timeframe and will be sharing some of the expense by building together,” Connell said.

The estimated cost of the new building, which will sit on a nearly three-quarter-acre site at 5584 Airline Road, is expected to total about $1 million.

Renaissance Group drew up plans for the 5,300-square-foot building, which will be divided into three bays. Arlington Physical Therapy will occupy the largest bay, measuring about 2,100 square feet, and the remaining two bays, measuring 1,400 and 1,600 square feet, will be leased to tenants not yet determined.

The site plan was approved recently by the Arlington Planning Commission, and the project will next go before the town’s Design Review Committee next month.

“I think it will be a beautiful building and a nice improvement to Airline (Road),” Planning Commission member Susan Payne said. 

Connell anticipates construction beginning in February or March, and he hopes to be able to move into the new space by next fall.

The practice employs eight people, and Connell will add personnel when the new building is finished.

“I’m looking to hire two more full-time physical therapists that would fit within our patient-first culture,” he said.


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