Name: RehabGYM (Owner, Sharon Gutwin PT)
Location: three locations. Williston, Colchester and Barre, Vermont
Member Since: 2016
Specializations: Physical Therapy, Athletic Training, Health Coaching
How does your business help those with chronic disease/medical conditions or who need pre & postnatal care?
The RehabGYM is a medically oriented gym, fully integrating proactive care and rehab care in one space. We can help manage the health of all people on the spectrum of ability and heath through billable patient care, membership, one on one fitness coaching and classes.
What makes your facility different from other medically oriented facilities?
Physical therapists and Athletic Trainers are best equipped to exercise people safely and effectively, especially those with medical conditions that challenge activity and fitness.
What are the services you provide?
Physical therapy, Athletic training (both of which are insurance reimbursable), memberships, one on one personal training/fitness coaching, retail products, classes, education.
How long has your facility been in business?
Does your business support any community activities in your area and if so, what are they and why these?
The RehabGYM sponsors Community athletic events such as races and athletic teams of all ages.
What is a favorite memory of yours working with someone who had a health challenge or disability?
Working with a young man recovering from a spinal cord injury who went on to win multiple marathons in the handcycle category.
What would you like to see change/develop/emerge in the future of healthcare and the fitness industry?
We need Doctors educated and practicing true preventative care – recognizing exercise and nutrition as medicine. Primary care MDs need to support their patients in taking ownership of their health and health insurance should reimburse effective medical fitness programs.
And what are you doing to make this happen?
Working on outcomes in our programs to present to insurers and doctors to get their respect and support. I am also working with the Vermont legislature to change sick care to true health care.
Does your business have a motto, if so, what is it?
Bodies in motion…stay in motion.