Pro PT inc December 2018


620 Old West Central Street, Franklin, MA 02038 • 508-528-6100 •

Home IsWhere the Heart Is And Our Hearts Couldn’t Be Happier in Franklin

As exciting as the growth is, what’s equally impressive is the fact that Franklin still retains its spirit and sense of community. When new residents move in, there’s always a fear that a place where everybody once knew each other will quickly become impersonal and anonymous. In my experience, that hasn’t happened here. Our community remains one that supports each other through thick and thin. Contributing to the community has always been part of our mission, and it’s wonderful to see our patients share that value with us. Every month, we honor a particular patient and contribute to a charity in their name. More often than not, they pick a local organization that’s helping people right here in our city. We also host free workshops in an attempt to educate as many people as possible on the benefits of physical therapy. In fact, we have two such workshops coming up soon, and you can read about them in the insert accompanying this newsletter. Over the years, we’ve also built longstanding relationships with some of the charities in our area. In particular, we work with the Franklin Food Pantry and the Santa Foundation every year. During this time of year, we join forces with the Santa Foundation to help make the holidays a little brighter for families in Franklin who are struggling. Without fail, we always have patients assist us in this effort, which is a testament to their character and the place they call home. As I look back on 2018, I am humbled by how much I have to celebrate. From the Red Sox winning the World Series to an unforgettable trip to Yellowstone, I’ve witnessed enough magical moments to fill up a decade, let alone a year. But amid all the great things that have happened over the past 12 months, engaging with our patients and community tops the list.

Last month, I paid tribute to the incredible team we have here at Professional Physical Therapy. While we’d be nowhere without our staff, they’re not the only part of the equation that’s kept us in business for more than a quarter-century. The other essential components — incredible patients and an amazing community — are just as worthy of celebrating. So I figured it would only be fair to follow up last month’s article with an expression of gratitude to Franklin and its people.

When I opened Professional Physical Therapy in 1992, Franklin was a town in transition. Back then, we were still a majority working- and middle-class community with a rich Italian-American heritage. It was an ideal place to open a practice because I’ve always wanted to help hardworking people live pain-free and enjoy their lives to the fullest. I couldn’t have known it at the time, but our practice has grown alongside our city since our first days in business. Over the past 15 years, Franklin has exploded. The population has grown by more than 30 percent since our opening day, and we always seem to land near the top of those lists of the fastest-growing cities and towns in New England. Every time I look up, it seems like another restaurant, school, park, or shopping center has opened.

– Dr. Stacey Raybuck Schatz From the bottom of my heart, thank you, and happy holidays! The holidays are a time to spend at home among loved ones. We’re lucky to call Franklin home, and our family of patients are worthy of more praise than I could ever express.

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