by: Christy Volland, Patient Care Specialist
Summit Strength Physical Therapy is extremely pleased to announce the opening of a second facility in Blue Springs, Missouri. It is with great pride that Scott Knoche PT Dip MDT CSCS, owner of SSPT for 16 years, graduate of Blue Springs High School, returns home to his roots in Blue Springs, Missouri. The new location is at 1241 SW 7 Highway in The Freedom Fitness Center.
Scott has 31 years of physical therapy practice experience. He first began his career in St. Louis, Missouri for three years after receiving his degree in Physical Therapy from the University of Missouri-Columbia. He then practiced for 11 years in Blue Springs before beginning his current business, Summit Strength Physical Therapy in Lee’s Summit. For almost 30 years Scott and his team have treated many patients from the eastern Jackson County area that have chosen to travel to Lee’s Summit for SSPT’s well-deserved reputation for outstanding, results-oriented therapeutic care.
The opening of the second location was the result of a chance meeting with Matt Webb, a former baseball player at Blue Springs High School and a patient in our Lee’s Summit clinic for physical rehabilitation this past winter after undergoing a difficult Achilles’ tendon surgical repair. Matt is a personal trainer who works on-site at Freedom Fitness Center. During his therapy visits much discussion ensued and we were invited to visit Freedom Fitness Center. There we met Lori and Dane, the co-owners. We were quite impressed with the available space and accommodations, “state-of-the art” exercise equipment and the great location. With a choice of two convenient locations, more patients can now have the opportunity to gain maximum improvement of function.
Summit Strength Physical Therapy has been committed to one-on-one treatment sessions that focus on aggressive mechanical therapies and education to teach patients self-treatment strategies in order to manage painful mechanical problems. The overall program of strength training, improved balance to decrease risk of falls and the goal of returning to normal functional activities of daily life requires hard work and perseverance by the patients, therapists and families.
At Summit Strength Physical Therapy we are dedicated to providing the very best care, focusing on research-based training and treatment modalities. Summit Strength Physical Therapy is known for being on the cutting edge of innovation by using Blood Flow Restriction Therapies to help enhance safety during minimal weight-bearing strategies for post-surgical and traumatized joints. We are also working closely with the University of Missouri-Columbia in the infant stages of the acclaimed Mizzou BioJoint Program.
We are excited and motivated to expand our services into the Blue Springs marketplace. Tommy Frevert DPT and his wife Lindsey Frevert OTR, occupational therapist, and their two young children live in south Blue Springs. It has been his dream to help build a thriving practice in Blue Springs over the next several years. Tommy brings a high level of athletic training background to improve patients’ sports performance and return to activities. Tommy has played professional arena football as a Special Teams kicker, most recently for the Philadelphia Soul. He received Kicker of the Year award in 2015 and 2016 and brings a unique perspective to sports-related rehabilitation.
Tami Williams PTA has been a licensed physical therapy assistant for 27 years, working at Summit Strength Physical Therapy for the past eight years. She plans to come on board in Blue Springs to help treat patients as our practice continues to grow. She has a special interest in working with patients who have prosthetic limbs. Tami is a Blue Springs High School graduate, lives in Blue Springs and has been a part of the community her entire life.
All our staff is committed to continuing the excellent care model throughout the eastern Jackson County area. The new facility in Blue Springs will help fulfill a need for patients who live in the towns of Independence, Blue Springs, Buckner, Sibley, Grain Valley, Oak Grove, Odessa, Bates City, Lone Jack, Lexington, Napoleon, Richmond, Concordia and Holden who wish to receive a higher level of care.
Scott, Tommy and Tami are looking forward to SEEING YOU SOON at the new Blue Springs location!