is now Compass Physical Therapy!
Why the Name Change?
Posted on November 28th, 2017

‚ÄčEagle Rehab had its humble beginnings in Madison in 2005 and has had the privilege of being the physical therapy clinic of choice for many Madison residents since that time.   In 2013, my roll with the company changed from CFO, a position I held since the founding, to the CEO and sole owner.   Over the last four years, I have been slowly navigating my way through the challenges of business ownership and have had a distinct interest in making the company my own.   Primarily, I didn't want to make any changes too quickly or lose the original focus of providing exceptional physical therapy services that we are known for.  The original business model has been very popular among our patients and it has been of utmost importance to preserve that philosophy.  As the name Eagle Rehab is still strongly associated with the previous owner, I concluded that the only way to truly make the company mine is to give it a name that reflects my vision for the future of the company.  I spent a great deal of time considering this major decision and one day I wondered out loud, "What name would encompass everything that we are trying to achieve?"  Thus Compass Physical Therapy was born.  
 
A Compass is a tool that gives you guidance, points you in the right direction much like Physical Therapists guide patients through the rehabilitation process after an injury, during pain, and with regaining function.  And as we are navigating our new direction as a company, it is a natural fit!  
 
To make it very clear, we are not a new company, we are not changing our staff, this is not a corporate take over and we are not part of a chain.  We are still the same group of people who has been serving the Madison community since 2005 with a focus on providing exceptional customer service and physical therapy that is beyond expectation.  It is our biggest compliment when a patient refuses to go anywhere else but to us when they need physical therapy services.  You will still see the same smiling, friendly faces you are accustomed to seeing when you enter our doors.  Think of it as an old favorite getting a new name.  
 
When you think of Compass Physical Therapy, we want you to think of two things: natural postural alignment and pediatric physical therapy.  These two things make us different from anyone else in town.  Of course, we still offer general physical therapy for things like total joint replacements and orthopedic surgeries but two areas set us apart.  
 
We are the only facility in Madison to offer the PRI approach.  In a nutshell, PRI is restoring the body to natural alignment to relieve acute and chronic pain and heal injury.  All of us are asymmetrical people and we all get out of alignment. This causes bones to hit wrong, muscles to strain and can lead to chronic pain and often injury.  We use the PRI approach not only to relieve pain and promote healing of injuries, but also to prevent future injuries.  I have been a physical therapist for 19 years and it is hands down the most effective treatment technique I have ever used or seen.  It works!  
 
We are the only clinic in Madison to offer Pediatric Physical Therapy.  We have a specialized wing in our facility just for young patients, an infant room for the babies and an indoor playground for toddlers and adolescents.  Our highly trained staff specializes in treating the developing body specifically.  Physical Therapy for a teenager is different developmentally then physical therapy for an adult and special care must be taken to address those differences during the healing process.  Not only do we treat infants with conditions like torticollis and spina bifida, but we also utilize sport specific programs for athletes to return them to play.  It is not enough to just heal the injury, you must also recondition that young person in their particular sport so not to cause re-injury when they return to the game. 
 
We are thrilled to be opening this new chapter in our 12 year history of serving the Madison community and look forward to being your Physical Therapy Compass for better health and wellness now and in the future!  
 
Stephanie Johnson, PT
Owner-Compass Physical Therapy 


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