BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT:

Since 1995, Wellspring Therapy Inc. has offered a comprehensive range of physical, occupational or aquatic therapy services in Glendale.

With an ever-increasing need for such services, Wellspring Therapy recently opened its second clinic in Montrose. The additional location also offers pediatric therapy for children.

“Our first location is growing,” owner Laura Stewart said. “We are just getting busy at the Glendale office, and we want to serve people in Montrose, La Cañada and La Crescenta.”

The 4,000-square-foot facility on Park Place in Montrose opened its doors in late October, and the facility’s pediatric therapy center opened about a month ago, Stewart said.

Both clinics offer physical therapy services, including certified hand therapy, sports and fitness programs, ergonomic consultation and arthritis programs.

The new pediatric therapy programs are available for children, from newborns to 18-year-olds. Therapists provide services to youngsters with autism spectrum disorders, learning disabilities or children who have difficulty with motor skills.

“We do clinic-based and school-based occupational therapy,” said Miju Kim, a pediatric occupational therapist.

Clinic-based therapy is intended for children who have sensory processing disorders that affect their ability to engage in activities, Kim said.

“The therapies can range from kids who have autism to kids who have a hard time with handwriting.”

Since opening for business in Montrose, the clinic has contracted with the Glendale Unified School District, Stewart said. The district refers children who require therapy to the new clinic, she added.

“I really want to provide quality of service, instead of quantity,” Stewart said. “We want to be the best.”

The new clinic has a soothing, spa-like atmosphere where patients can feel comfortable knowing they are in a therapeutic environment, Kim said.

“Our walls are green with little patterned artistic decorations on them,” she said. “The decor is contemporary.”

Other amenities include general fitness equipment, treadmills, weights, ultrasound machines, pediatric swing sets, balance beams, balance balls, ramps, slides and more.

Montrose resident Nima Jalali has been going to the new clinic for two months since undergoing knee surgery.

“I like it, personally, and for one thing it’s less crowded and you have more one-on-one time with the therapist,” Jalali said. “And it seems like everything is really clean, and it’s a really good facility.”

Jalali also prefers the convenience of the new clinic’s location, which is closer to his home.

“I go there three times a week,” he said. “Everybody is really nice and friendly. They make it a comfortable environment to work out in.”


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