New Heights Physical Therapy Plus co-owners Kevin Poe and Donna Gramont along with spouses have been dismantling a vintage building, reclaiming and re-purposing the old growth fir and used metal into new furniture for a new clinic, transforming reclaimed materials into industrial chic tables, desks, cabinets, bookshelves and doors for the clinic. Object of the renovation: the former Montavilla Sheet Metal building on Northeast Glisan Street to secure additional space for Poe and Gramont’s growing practice.
Poe said reclaiming and re-purposing the beautiful materials is similar to physical therapy, “You take something affected by overuse or old age and with diligence and lots of hard work, you can improve its function and give it a second life. Yes, there is pain along the way, but in the end it is worth the effort.” The 7,000-square-foot building has yielded about 3,000 linear feet of clear, straight-grain lumber and interior bead board and 500 linear feet of steel box tubing, according to Poe.
“We want our new clinic to reflect our approach to therapy,” said Gramont, also a therapist at New Heights, “We don’t offer cookie-cutter therapy solutions; instead we work with our patients to understand their unique body and figure out the source of their pain and dysfunction. We’re paying the same attention to detail in this building, and we’re excited to see it take shape.”
Since 1997, New Heights Physical Therapy Plus has delivered individualized evaluations and exercise programs designed specifically for a patient’s injury or condition. The clinic will move to Northeast Glisan Street in late fall 2014. Information about building renovation and industrial furnishings planned for the new clinic is located at newheightstherapy.com/glisan.