Part of physical therapy is to help make the old into new whether that’s a bad back or sore knees. The Wakefield brothers, Travis and Ty, are taking that one step further and making an old, never-used building into a state-of-the-art physical therapy treatment clinic that’s set to open Apr. 1.
“We looked for a long time for a new location to replace the one we’ve outgrown near the hospital,” Travis Wakefield said. “We thought about building a new building but then this one kind of fell into our laps and we bought it instead.” He was referring to the old Southwest Federal Credit Union on W. Pioneer Blvd near Wal-Mart and next to Nevada State Bank that was built in 2008 but never used.
“We didn’t want just any building. We were specifically looking for one that would fill our needs for the kinds of equipment we use and give us the space we need,” said Wakefield. “We like the location because it’s still close to the hospital and our other offices.”
The old drive-thru teller lanes have been enclosed and will be home to a new exercise area more than twice the size the
clinic has now. “We’re going to have state-of-the-art equipment that will let us offer very personalized care to our patients,” Wakefield said. “It’s much more open and will allow us to have some activities outside.”
The old bank vault is gone along with inside teller stations. Five new closed treatment rooms and several open treatment areas are taking their place along with offices and a reception area.
Wakefield also said the clock tower on the top outside of the building will be replaced with a new sign for the clinic.
The Wakefields recently hired two new physical therapists bringing the total number of employees at the Mesa View Physical Therapy clinic to 25. “Duane May has lived in Overton for 20 years and had been driving to Las Vegas every day. We hired him to help us in our Overton clinic and also up here,” Wakefield said. “We also hire Marcus Burton two weeks ago who’s going to be a valuable addition to our staff.”
In addition to the clinic itself, Mesa View Physical Therapy also provides treatment to hospital in-patients, nursing home patients and home health care patients.