Lori K. Myers, PT – No single entity should be favored over another at Fraser Valley rec center
To the Editor:I would like to clarify our position regarding Alpine Physical Therapy’s interest at the Grand Park Community Recreation Center. Alpine Physical Therapy is not trying to have exclusive rights to provide Physical Therapy (PT) at the Rec Center. While I was on the design committee for the Rec Center, putting an in-house PT clinic was discussed. Being the only PT clinic that showed interest, we may have been awarded the ability to move Alpine Physical Therapy to the Rec Center. My integrity flag went up, however, and I felt it would be unfair for Alpine Physical Therapy to benefit financially from our taxpayer-supported Rec Center. It is a community center and no single entity should be favored over another. Another entity, supported by another tax district and located outside the FVMR tax district, has recently expressed interest in creating a satellite PT clinic by renting space in our Rec Center. Alpine Physical Therapy’s position is against any business being allowed to rent space / “set up shop” in the Rec Center.I appreciate that the FVMRD board and staff are taking the time they need to create policy, as well as a template that may also be applied for use of the Rec Center by coaches, personal trainers, rec therapists, chiropractors and the like. The policy should protect entities such as pediatric PTs, allowing them once again to bring their clients to the pool. It is unfortunate that this process has delayed the ability for children with special needs to use the pool with their therapists.Alpine Physical Therapy was told we had to wait to bring our patients with needs to the Rec Center until a board decision was made, which we have honored since the opening of the Rec Center. In the end, I hope we can all use the facility to transition our clients to the weight room and use the pool in our community Rec Center.Lori K. Myers, PTAlpine Physical Therapy & Wellness Center PCFraser
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