Business: Cape Regional Physical Therapy
Location: 223 N. Main St., Suite 102, Cape May Court House
Owner: Cape Regional Holdings
Director of outpatient services: Virginia “Ginger” Millar, 44, of Upper Township
Cape Regional Physical Therapy is the for-profit, orthopedic outpatient division for Cape Regional Medical Center.
We felt the need to expand our services to outpatient orthopedics, to focus on injuries, post-operative care, back and neck issues, balance problems and vestibular issues such as vertigo.
We purchased a center in Seaville in August from Ivy Rehabilitation. We opened this new facility in Cape May Court House this month, giving us two centers to service Cape May County.
We accept most insurances. We try to give one-on-one service to our patients. We deal with all fathoms of outpatient muscular skeletal problems, such as muscle strains and tears, joint replacement and arthritis.
Patients work with a therapist for an initial evaluation, we determine what deficits they have and design a program to restore their functions and alleviate their pain.
A doctor will usually write a prescription and we’re usually able to get them in within 24 hours.
We identified the need for the facility due to Cape Regional growing and expanding its physician ownership. We noticed a wait at the hospital to get into therapy.
Bigger entities can get better rates, so having the hospital affiliation is a plus on our end. Also, the reputation of the hospital allows us to grow our business, and being an ancillary practice of the hospital helps us meet the needs of clients in the county.
I have 22 years of outpatient physical therapy experience in this area.
The director of our Seaville center, Douglas Klein, of Somers Point, has 10 years experience in outpatient orthopedics and is a strength and conditioning coach and likes to work with area sports teams.
The future: There’s the possibility that we would like to expand farther south, but we’ll have to look at the demand and what’s needed. We’re open Monday through Friday and hope to start opening on Saturdays in the next month.
Business Editor Kevin Post