Founded in 2002, Oasis Physical Therapy & Sports Rehab has grown to five locations in Washington State’s Tri-Cities area.

The practice marks its 20th anniversary with a new partnership with Upstream Rehabilitation, reportedly the nation’s largest physical therapy provider. Via this partnership, Oasis plans to add more clinics and expand patient access to care.

“Upstream is an incredible company and shares our passion for serving local communities and for helping patients reach their goals and get their lives back.”

— Oasis founder Mindi Irvine, who earned a master’s degree in physical therapy from Loma Linda University

Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Upstream provides a structure for Oasis to add more locations but also for its physical therapists to hone their clinical skills and realize leadership opportunities that otherwise wouldn’t be available to them, Irvine notes in a media release.

Oasis has single clinics in Pasco, Kennewick and Walla Walla and two in Richland.

Phil Christian, Upstream’s senior vice president of business development, notes that Oasis complements Upstream’s growing presence in the Pacific Northwest.

Other Upstream brands in the region include BenchMark Physical Therapy, People’s Injury Network Northwest, NW Sports Physical Therapy, PT Northwest Physical Therapy and Sound to Summit Physical Therapy.

“Mindi is growth-focused and was looking for the right partner,” Christian says. “This is a great fit for Oasis and Upstream but also the communities and patients that we serve. We’re thrilled to welcome Mindi’s talented team to the Upstream family.”

Based in Birmingham, Alabama, Upstream comprises more than 1,100 owned or managed clinics in 28 states.

[Source(s): Upstream Rehabilitation, PR Newswire]