December 7, 2007

Lansdale, Pa—To promote its sports injury prevention and rehabilitation programs, The Physical Therapy &  Wellness Institute (PTW) sponsored the North Penn Chamber of Commerce’s third annual Chamber Challenge 5K Family Fun Run December 1 at Penndale Middle School.

Proceeds from the event will be donated to the North Penn Chamber of Commerce’s Foundation, which awards scholarships to area students.

A PTW news release reports approximately 140 runners gathered in 30-degree weather to participate in the race. Finish times for top runners are as follows: 1st Place Female: Gert Freas, 19:57; 1st Place Male: Derek Reinhold, 16:50; 1st Place Masters Male (Over 40 Class): Paul Walsh, 18:19; 1st Place Masters Female (Over 40 Class): Renee Mauer, 20:11.

As the presenting sponsor for the Chamber Challenge run, PTW was provided with a host of sponsor benefits, including exhibit space at the event where PTW licensed physical therapists assisted runners with stretching before and after the race. PTW reports that having a presence at the race was an effective marketing vehicle for the organization,  providing an opportunity to meet one-on-one with prospective clients and share information about their therapy  practice, programs and facilities, as well as schedule people for complimentary physical evaluations.

According to Robert Babb, owner of PTW, the event was successful on numerous levels. “This is our third year sponsoring this  event and it has grown each year. We enjoy reaching out to the community in this manner. It’s important to  educate people—especially runners—on the benefits of stretching as a method of injury prevention. In this way,  we are providing a valuable service for those currently in good physical health…and also planting a seed that will hopefully germinate into their selecting PTW as their recuperative care provider should they suffer an injury at  some future date.”

PTW offers pre-operative conditioning, as well as medically based exercise programs, sports injury rehab and athletic training services. With three offices in Southeastern, Pennsylvania, including Lansdale, Quakertown—and a recently announced new location in Montgomeryville scheduled to open in January 2008—PTW offers convenient, quality care provided by a team of 8 licensed physical therapists. Their facilities feature state of the art exercise equipment and a large aquatic  center. PTW is also licensed for direct access, so that clients may contact them directly without a referral from a  physician. PTW reports in 2007 it was voted the “Best Physical Therapy Office” in Montgomery County by readers of the Philadelphia Inquirer.

Source: The Physical Therapy &  Wellness Institute