Yonemoto Physical Therapy has been in business now for 32 years. It’s hard to believe that time has gone by so quickly. Lots of changes have occurred in that time and more changes are in store. That is the nature of life.
Medicare rules and requirements are changing weekly and other insurance coverages are also changing. One insurance study is showing that allowing patients to access physical therapy first for musculoskeletal problems, even before a doctor, results in 50% less cost and shorter delays in care. This is something that pleases both the insurance companies and patients. Even Medicare is allowing patients to see physical therapists without a medical referral.
At any rate, in order to stay in business in today’s healthcare climate, Yonemoto Physical Therapy is reducing the size of its facility. The lease has been renegotiated and all equipment, furniture and staff will be located under one roof at its 55 S. Raymond Ave, Suite 100, Alhambra location. This means that our gym is smaller but adequate. Unfortunately, we had to give up our pool. At this time, it is not certain who will be taking over the 25 S. Raymond Ave, Suite 100 space, but we are recommending patients contact the Rose Bowl Aquatic Center, local gyms with pools and the YMCA for their therapeutic pool needs.
We thanks you for your patronage and hope to continue servicing your physical therapy needs. We also hope to expand services to you that will optimize your health with the qigong (chi gong) classes (an ancient Chinese exercise to improve organ health and longevity), our weight loss program, our detoxification and nutritional services, and our allied services of acupuncture and facial/body wraps to enhance detoxification and health.
The goal of Yonemoto Physical Therapy is to provide physical therapy services to optimize movement and function for enhanced living as well as transitioning a practice that has focused on body repair to now include a focus on maximizing wellness. It is our belief that life is better when you are full of vitality and that it is possible to lead a full and happy life with a healthy lifestyle.
The Pasadena Star News published an article about Yonemoto Physical Therapy yesterday. Staff writer, Adolfo Flores, interviewed Stan about our recent award and community involvement. If you have some time, go check out the article on thePasadena Star News website.
Assemblymember Mike Eng presented Sheila and Stan Yonemoto with an award for their contributions to the 49th Assembly District as both business and community leaders during the California Small Business Day celebration that took place at the Sacramento Convention Center.
“As our state continues to struggle with difficult economic times, it is important that we recognize the contributions and the essential role our most outstanding entrepreneurs play in helping our economy recover,” said Assemblymember Eng. “Sheila and Stan Yonemoto are exceptional business owners who have provided physical therapy services to thousands of Southern California residents for nearly 30 years.”
Yonemoto Physical Therapy Services has been in Alhambra since 1982. It has contributed to several organizations including the West San Gabriel Valley YMCA, Asian Youth Center, Boy Scouts, the Go For Broke Japanese/American Veterans Foundation, and the Alhambra Rotary Club. Yonemoto Physical Therapy has offered free ACL injury prevention, free summer matinees for children, community wellness talks, free health seminars, and Qigong exercise classes to improve community health. Furthermore, the Yonemotos are involved in the business community as members of the California Physical Therapy Association, the Los Angeles Physical Therapy Association, and the Alhambra Chamber of Commerce. Mr. Yonemoto is the marketing manager for the Chamber.
California Small Business Day is a day dedicated to recognizing the contributions of small businesses to the state of California. It provides the California State Assembly and Senate an opportunity to honor small businesses from their districts.
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