Bolingbrook, Ill-based ATI Physical Therapy announces in a company news release that it is partnering with Proaxis Physical Therapy.

The partnership reportedly increases ATI’s national coverage to 16 states with the addition of Proaxis’ 25 outpatient physical therapy clinics in Colorado, North Carolina, and South Carolina.

“Proaxis is an esteemed organization that has raised the bar on the quality of care ATI will provide to our patients and communities,” says Dylan Bates, CEO of ATI Physical Therapy.

According to Bates, ATI’s expansion with Proaxis helps strengthen its commitment as a leader in physical therapy. Together, he says, both providers can positively impact the physical therapy industry and the lives of more individuals.

With this new partnership, Sean McEnroe of Proaxis has been named division president, strategic alignment, and Steve Stalzer, also with Proaxis, has been named vice president of operations, according to the news release. Both will have a key role in the integration of Proaxis and the management of clinical functions.

All staff and clinics will remain in place, per the release.

“We chose to partner with ATI Physical Therapy because of its strong focus on outstanding patient care,” McEnroe says.

McEnroe adds that he believes the new partnership will help Proaxis to drive more value and innovation into healthcare, both locally and nationally.

“With the added resources of ATI, we will continue to enhance our strategic approach and uphold our goals to provide the highest level of care possible, industry-leading treatments, and exceptional results,” he continues.

Proaxis Physical Therapy, which began as a sports medicine provider in the 1982 Nations Cup and the 1984 Olympics, provides physical therapy, occupational therapy, hand therapy, sports medicine, and workers’ compensation services, the release explains.

ATI, which operates and manages more than 450 clinics in 16 states, is a comprehensive orthopedic rehabilitation provider, specializing in research-based physical therapy; work conditioning/hardening; functional capacity evaluations; sports medicine and performance; women’s health; and employer work-site solutions, per the release.

[Source(s): ATI Physical Therapy, PR Newswire]