Zionsville Physical Therapy owner and executive director Elaine Morrison reflected how patients’ needs have changed during the COVID-19 pandemic.

“We decided during the pandemic our patients need a little more space to work out and have their treatments,” Morrison said. “We decided to expand our services. We had our landlord help us find a new location. Our local architect and local builder helped us with that. We’re sharing the space with Schakolad (Chocolate Factory).”

The practice was previously at 77 Boone Station and moved to 55 Boone Station. The practice moved in mid-February and recently had its ribbon cutting.

“We’ve made better use of space,” said Morrison, a Zionsville resident and Zionsville Community High School graduate. “It’s more of what we’re able to do in space. We’re very patient-focused, so we’re able to provide a place so they can have privacy for our patients as well as an open gym that is bright and cheery for them to work out and learn new movement patterns after surgery, (or) if they haven’t’ had surgery to avoid having to have surgery.

“We want to provide better space for each person so they don’t feel like they are right on top of another when they are exercising.”

Zionsville Physical Therapy was founded in 2000. Morrison joined the practice in 2005 and bought it in 2006.

Besides Morrison, the practice has two orthopedic therapists.

“This year a lot of people are seeking care for things they had put off (during the pandemic),” Morrison said. “We’re seeing an upsurge in patients’ numbers because of people seeking care or having referrals from their doctor. They can come to physical therapy without a referral from a doctor, so we’re able to do work on pain areas and movement difficulties.”

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