The pt Health Journey
A journey may begin with a single step, but there is usually adventure along the way. Right from the start, pt Health has been a company focussed on the needs of our patients. This remains at the core of everything we do.
Since our inception, pt Health has experienced the kind of exciting changes and challenges that go hand in hand with growth and success. Through it all we remain dedicated to offering our patients the most holistic and innovative care possible. Healthcare is our passion and offering solutions to get well and stay well is our mission. We'd like to share the story of our company and our unique brand of care with you.
In the Beginning
In 1995, our President and COO Mark Cho opened his first physiotherapy clinic in Bowmanville, Ontario. Mark’s approach to treatment was holistic. Since he believed in treating the whole person, he became frustrated with the limits that the standard approach to physiotherapy imposed. He wanted to be able to offer complementary therapies that would provide additional supports for his patients. This desire to create a more holistic approach to healthcare led to the formation of the company pt Health is today.
Shortly thereafter, Karen Fisher recognized an important but unmet physiotherapy need for seniors living in Ontario. She decided to introduce pt Health to the older adult community by providing physiotherapy services in Long Term Care and Retirement Homes. Within two years an additional 20 clinics were added.
From pt Health’s origins in Ontario, we began an exciting expansion westward in 2003 and 2004. Clinics were established first in Calgary, Alberta and then in Surrey, British Columbia. As the company grew, the need for committed and experienced leadership grew as well. In 2007, Varoujan Basmadijian of CMV Financial became pt Health’s Chief Executive Officer. A new era began.
With this new leadership at the helm, pt Health continued to expand. In 2008, we became a unified national physiotherapy company with over 60 inter-professional clinics. In the same year, Columbia Life Rehabilitation joined pt Health bringing with it 30 new Long Term Care Homes and Retirement Homes. From there, pt Health expanded eastward when Dan Purcell of Integrated Health joined the roster of pt Health partners. As this growth continued, Paul Moon headed up the newly created pt Health Business Division.
Currently, pt Health includes over 100 outpatient clinics nationwide with over 200 nursing home contracts and over 1700 people provide services on behalf of pt Health. This makes us one of Canada’s fastest growing and largest health care service companies.
A New Approach to Healthcare
As the need for accessible, holistic care increased, pt Health became a leader in the field. We created a multi-professional health care delivery model and clinic cooperative. This brought about the evolution of a new approach to patient care and helped to revolutionize the field of healthcare in Canada. What started in 1995 as a concept in Mark’s physiotherapy clinic is now a reality.
pt Health’s large network of healthcare professionals pave the way for the sharing of resources. This network fosters a free-flowing exchange of information on the latest techniques and advancements in the field of healthcare. This broad knowledge base means patients receive exceptional care based on leading edge therapeutic techniques.
Perhaps even more importantly, this network approach allows physiotherapists and healthcare professionals from other fields to collaborate. Chiropractic care, naturopathic care, massage therapy and acupuncture work together hand in hand under the same roof. This innovative approach remain our focus and has become our signature: a multi-disciplinary model that delivers the best possible care to our patients.
pt Health’s vast network of health care leaders remain as committed to our employees as we are to our patients. pt Health fosters a unique working environment and a commitment to mentorship. This is the essence of our infrastructure. pt Health also encourages advanced professional and skills training which ensures that our patients are receive the highest quality of care possible.
As we increase the number of pt Health clinics across Canada, we make our unique approach and broad range of services available to more people. We want to reach out to as many patients as possible and make a real difference in their lives. That is our passion, our privilege and our promise.
The Foundation of Our Success
The passion we have for helping our patients reach their goals in a supportive environment has become our mission. It's the foundation on which our company is built.
pt Health adheres to five basic goals that allow us to meet the needs of our patients and stakeholders.
These are our goals:
- To provide comprehensive care and attention for all individuals.
- To always collaborate and share resources to achieve optimal results for our patients.
- To ensure that being caring and supportive remain fundamental in the delivery of health care.
- To be goal driven in a way that allows our patients to achieve their best results in the shortest period of time possible.
- To be evidence based and focused on providing leading edge care.
Our patient’s treatments are designed to treat into the future. Not only do we want to treat their current condition, we want to guide each individual patient toward achieving their maximum functionality. We want to deliver a better quality of life in the shortest time possible. We want to change people’s lives. But most of all, we want you to get well and stay well.
Welcome to pt Health Care Solutions.