HONESDALE—The Greater Honesdale Partnership (GHP) held a grand opening and ribbon cutting for ProCare Physical Therapy on Tuesday, October 24 at their new location, 214 Sixth Street.

“We think its very exciting that they've decided to open up an office here in Honesdale,” stated GHP Executive Director Gail Bradley. “We welcome them with open arms.”

The state-of-the-art facility offers myriad exercise programs and interventions to help individuals recover from physical injuries and other issues, explained ProCare Clinic Director Michael McGraw.

He noted each of the therapy profiles are tailored to the individual needs of ProCare's patients.

Each routine “kinda depends on the case, it kinda depends on the person,” said McGraw.

“I guess that's the good thing about therapy is it's more tailored and specialized to the individual.”

McGraw said patients are generally referred to receive therapy via prescription from their general practitioner.

ProCare offers brief 15-minute assessments for new patients to assess their needs.

The results of said appointments are then referred to a physician for receipt of a script to begin therapy proper.

McGraw thanked GHP and all who came out to celebrate the grand opening last week.

“It's exciting,” said McGraw of the opening, “I grew up in the area, so it's good to kinda get back to your roots again and start something that will benefit the community.”

In addition to the physical therapy offered to its clients, ProCare is also interested in engaging with local businesses and the community as a whole.

Community Outreach Liaison Debbi Tereschak explained, “We reach out into the community and partner with different organizations … for blood drives, or food/clothing drives. We're very active with that.”

Recently, ProCare partnered with the Honesdale Victims Intervention Program (VIP) to commence a donation drive for the advocacy group, said Tereschak.

Other ProCare assistance has gone to hurricane relief and other manner of unexpected events which have popped up.

“We just try to reach out into the community and help any way we can,” said Tereschak, “That's what we want the community to know; If any of the non-profit organizations need to reach out to anyone to help with their needs, reach out to ProCare.”

Chamber of the Northern Poconos Executive Director Debbie Gillette stated at the event, “ProCare is a great addition to the downtown Honesdale area.”

Gillette explained ProCare's new facility, having moved from another spot in the county, has “better access, easy parking here for a lot of their patients, and what a beautifully restored building. They did an awesome job...”