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January 28, 2013

Rehab center to occupy site

Blockbuster now closed

DANVILLE — Accelerated Rehabilitation Centers, a provider of outpatient physical therapy, announces the opening of a new rehabilitation center in Danville.

The Danville center will be located at 2 E. Main St., Ste. 102, the former Blockbuster video store site in downtown’s Towne Centre. It will offer a large and first-class exercise setting equipped with innovative treatment technology, according to a press release from Accelerated Rehabilitation Centers.

Blockbuster is now closed. Employees have been removing items from the building.

Rhonda Kaplan-Katz, an attorney representing Towne Centre owners Danville Towne Centre LLC, verified Blockbuster’s lease finishes on Jan. 31.

Accelerated’s patients receive one-on-one care, including individualized manual therapy in a comfortable environment, according to the press release. Accelerated plans on accepting patients in early April.

Accelerated is the largest physical therapist owned and managed practice in the United States, according to company information. Chicago-based Accelerated offers 12 locations throughout Central Illinois.

The continued growth of Accelerated reflects its commitment to providing the highest level of health care by utilizing industry leading physical therapists, cutting edge techniques and top-quality facilities, according to the press release.

Kim Rosenlund, a marketing services representative with Accelerated Rehabilitation Centers, said the center’s staff still is being finalized.

Accelerated Rehabilitation Centers is a physical therapist owned-and-operated rehabilitation company with a network of more than 230 outpatient rehabilitation centers located throughout the Midwest, including in Illinois and Indiana, and also Arizona.

There are services to meet specific needs for persons recovering from a sports- or work-related injury, surgery or illness.

Accelerated offers a wide range of programs and specialized services to help patients restore and maintain their physical strength, performance skills and levels of function.

The clinical and non-clinical employees have reputations for clinical quality, effective outcomes and exceptional customer service. Together, the centers are completely committed to improving patients’ health, their well-being and most of all, their quality of life, according to Accelerated’s website.

The Accelerated team leads with a forward-thinking “patients first” philosophy that is applied to all aspects of its operations. For patients, this means that Accelerated will work every day to meet every one of their rehabilitation needs. Patients are guaranteed: individualized care, advanced treatment techniques and clinical excellence, according to Accelerated’s website.

Accelerated was founded in Chicago in 1989 by Randolph Frieser, PT, president.

It operates primarily as Accelerated Rehabilitation Centers, but also is proud to have as affiliates: Eastern Iowa Therapeutics, Gary Gray Physical Therapy, PRORehab p.c., and Sports Physical Therapy and Rehab Specialists.

Along with its emphasis on orthopedic, sports and industrial rehabilitation, it specializes in hand therapy, spine rehabilitation, vestibular rehabilitation, lymphedema management and women’s health.

In addition, Accelerated offers home health as well as rehabilitation services in long-term care facilities.

Accelerated also provides physical therapy and athletic training services to colleges, universities, high schools and club sports teams.

Other center locations are in Champaign, Bloomington-Normal, Decatur and in the Indianapolis area.

For more information or questions about the Danville center, call 877-97-REHAB or visit

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