Your Neighbor Physical Therapy

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Contact Name: Jack Pan, Owner

Business Address: 70 Rhoads Center Dr. Suite A, Centerville OH 45458

Website: http://www.YourNeighborPT.com

Business Phone: 937-419-3431

Business Description:
Your Neighbor Physical Therapy is a physical therapy clinic that specializes in spine care and other musculoskeletal impairments. We provide one-on-one care and utilize advanced hands-on manipulation to provide pain relief to our clients. You will work only with a Doctor of Physical Therapy, and will not spend your time laying on a hot pack or doing exercises you could do at home. This is what sets us apart from larger, hospital-based clinics. Since we do not accept insurance, your sessions will never be dictated by insurance rules and regulations. Typical clients are people who have failed multiple interventions in the past or people who have minimal or no insurance benefits. With our healthcare system getting more complicated each year, a cash-based clinic like Your Neighbor Physical Therapy has become the alternative for such clients who wish to pay out-of-pocket at an affordable rate. For more information, please visit our website at www.YourNeighborPT.com.

What first inspired you to get into your line of work? And what motivates you to do the work you do still today?
Passion in sports while in high school and college has driven my desire for medical care. I originally contemplated going to medical school to become a physician in sports medicine until I learned about the field of physical therapy. It is a job full of movement and action, which allows me to stay active while working. I love the fact that I can spend a longer amount of time with my patients and this creates opportunities to connect with them on a personal level. Most importantly, I can help my patients gain mobility, and provide them with pain relief without surgeries, steroid injections,  or pain medications. Realizing the healing power of a hands-on approach early on in my career, I decided to pursue post-graduate training through the University of St. Augustine which offers a highly reputable program in manual therapy in the field of physical therapy. When I see the positive outcome through my interventions, I know that all of the commitment and devotion was worth it. While my participation in sports has faded, my passion in physical therapy continues to grow every day.

How did you come to faith in Christ?
When I came to the United States at the age of 14, my parents started to go to church with the intention of meeting new people, even though they were not believers. While I didn’t remember much of the gospel from that time, the church members’ love and care towards us left a deep impression. Knowing that I struggle in English and schoolwork, a woman named Wendy would come and tutor my sister and I for free on a regular basis. I remember she was a very nice lady who loved Jesus. After I graduated from college, one of my close friends gave his life to Christ as he was going through a hard time. I witnessed firsthand how his life was turned from despair to hope, and how he changed as a person. Hearing his personal testimony, I knew that kind of hope and joy is something I wished to have. Coincidentally, I started to go through a challenging time of my own shortly after. In college, all the classes I had taken were to prepare me to go to medical school. It was not until after graduation that I realized that I didn’t have much passion for becoming a physician. With my biology degree, I wanted to find a full-time job but it was almost impossible in the year of 2008 when the economy crashed. I remember doing different odd jobs to make a little money here and there. My social support system also crumbled as my close friends all moved out of the city. I felt lonely, trapped, and had no way out of it. The good news is that Jesus is gracious and compassionate, and he is the way and the life. I recalled how nice church people were when I was in high school, and decided to go to a local church for support.  

I have always been more of a left-brained individual who likes to reason, and it was no exception when I was trying to learn about God. I remember raising questions about the existence of God and the creation of mankind. Fortunately, the church I attended had like-minded believers who were able to give me answers with undeniable evidence. When I was unable to refute anymore, I accepted Jesus as my personal savior at the age of 24. Since then, whether I feel like I am on the mountain top or the valley, Jesus is always right by my side, drawing me closer to Him every day. Looking back, accepting Jesus was the best decision I have made in my life.

How does your faith impact the way you do business?
I believe in providing the best quality of care to my clients. In the book of Luke, the good Samaritan goes above and beyond to take care of a stranger to the best of his capability. This story has inspired me to name my business as “Your Neighbor”. Knowing that one day I would be a clinic owner, I have been preparing myself ever since I was a physical therapy student, taking relevant coursework and seminars. While I was working in the hospital full-time early on in my career, I have traveled to different cities for advanced manual therapy courses at my own expense. Here at Your Neighbor Physical Therapy, patients will only receive one-on-one care from a physical therapist with doctoral training, and will not be handed off to an assistant for their care. Treatments will be individualized instead of following a protocol. Your care will revolve around your goals, not insurance reimbursement. This is and will always be the case for patients who walk through the door.

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