Impact Physical Therapy opens additional space

Additional space at Impact Physical Therapy of Hillsboro was recently put to good use as dozens of clients, community leaders, referral partners and friends joined Impact staff to officially celebrate the clinic’s expansion during an open house event May 9.

A three-piece jazz band set the tone for the evening as nearly 100 attendees mixed and mingled, nibbled food from Reedville Catering, sipped wine from Raptor Ridge Winery, met the Impact Physical Therapy staff and toured the facility, which recently expanded by 1,055 square feet — a 50 percent increase in space.

“Most everyone stayed and had a great time,” said owner and lead physical therapist Kent Bond. “They didn’t just grab a chicken skewer and leave. From the music, the food, the wine and the raffles to the fun, positive vibe, it all came together to make a nice evening.”

A bit of a baseball theme emerged during the evening, as well, with attendees including a representative from the Hillsboro Hops as well as an entire team of uniformed 13- and 14-year-old players from a Junior Baseball of Oregon team long sponsored by Impact Physical Therapy.

These sluggers fit well with much of Hillsboro PT’s décor, some of which plays off the theme of famous sports rivalries, like Oregon-Oregon State and the New York Yankees-Boston Red Sox matchups. One room also features mascot logos from all area high school sports teams, décor painted by Bond’s daughter nine years ago and salvaged for use in the new space.

Impact Physical Therapy of Hillsboro currently employs three full-time physical therapists, offering clients a total of more than 50 years of physical therapy experience treating clients experiencing a variety of ailments and goals, from stroke rehabilitation and spinal cord trauma to high-level sports performance.

Animal shelter gets part of $1 million award

The Bonnie Hays Animal Shelter in Hillsboro is one of six animal shelters in the Portland area that will split a $1 million award for saving the lives of dogs and cats.

The Maddie’s Fund Community Lifesaving Award was announced at a recent ceremony sponsored by the Animal Shelter Alliance of Portland (ASAP), which is operated by Washington County Animal Services. It recognizes the six shelters for reducing euthanasia rates with successful adoption and placement programs. No healthy, social cat or dog has been euthanized at the shelters since 2010, officials said.

“This generous funding is a huge boost for the community and helps our shelters meet the ongoing needs of our homeless pets while saving even more lives by focusing on medical transfers and treatments, behavior training, adoption promotions and special efforts for hard-to-place pets,” said Britta Bavaresco, co-founder of ASAP.

The other shelters splitting the award are those run by Multnomah County Animal Services, Clackamas County Dog Services, the Oregon Humane Society, the Cat Adoption Team and the Humane Society for Southwest Washington.

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