Drayer opens Perry County location
Drayer Physical Therapy has opened a new outpatient center in Penn Township.
The office, which opened last week at 1609 State Rd., marks Drayer's first foray into Perry County, according to the company's website.
Kyle Baiocchi, manager of Drayer's Hampden Township clinic, will manage this new center. Mandi Albright will join him as a staff physical therapist, treating the bulk of patients as business picks up.
The center specializes in manual therapy, orthopedics, pre- and post-operative rehabilitation, sports medicine, work and industry services, and injury prevention. The clinic also offers rehabilitation for vestibular disorders, which can be related to inner ear damage or dysfunction, accidents involving the neck, age-related changes or brain disorders.
The Penn Township location also serves athletes from Susquenita High School, which is located just down the road and had an existing contract with Drayer to provide athletic training. Prior to the opening of the new location, Susquenita athletes had to travel to Drayer's Enola clinic for physical therapy, Baiocchi said.
Drayer has been pushing to open clinics closer to clients in smaller communities like the Duncannon area, Baiocchi said. The move is both the results of its January merger with Alabama-based physical therapy giant Upstream Rehabilitation, as well as an observed need for greater accessibility.
"The company is trying to get [itself] into different communities that aren't really serviced right now," Baiocchi said. "We want to ingrain ourselves in the community ... and develop those relationships."
The Penn Township location will be open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. weekdays and by appointment on Saturdays.
Swatara Township-based Drayer operates 160 centers in 15 states, including 34 in Pennsylvania, according to its website. In May, Drayer opened an outpatient center in Waynesboro, Franklin County.