PhysioTherapy Professionals opening second location downtown

PhysioTherapy Professionals is expanding again, this time with a satellite location in downtown Springfield.

“We have always had a dream of having a little downtown clinic to service everyone who lives and works downtown,” said co-owner Kirsten Transue of the decision to open a second location in the lower level of the historic Kerasotes building. “I know it’s a pandemic and it’s a little crazy to be expanding your business, but that building is just gorgeous, and we love that location.”

In 2017, PhysioTherapy Professionals teamed up with Ahh Yoga and Body Symmetry to establish Pure Synergy. The three businesses moved into a new shared location at 2201 W. White Oaks Dr. and later added Pure Synergy Massage.

However, the satellite location at 104 N. Sixth St. will strictly be for PhysioTherapy Professionals, although Moxie Massage recently moved in to the other portion of the first-floor space. Co-owner Leah Boente-Hulcher has a son, Zach Boente, who will be staffing the location along with a second physical therapist, Mallory Flynn.

“They’re both SHG grads and both went to St. Louis University for their doctorate in physical therapy. For the last five years they’ve been doing traveling physical therapy, and now they want to return to Springfield,” said Transue.

She said she anticipates a growing need for physical therapy services now that elective surgeries have started to return. There has also been an increase in patients as a result of the pandemic.  “People became deconditioned, either due to depression or a decreasing level of activity during the stay-at-home orders,” said Transue.

The downtown space, which most recently housed Urban Sassafras, is currently undergoing renovations with a goal to begin seeing patients on Oct. 5.