Physical Therapyworks was started in 1996 by John Dravillas, PT, MTC, OCS. Physical Therapyworks performs comprehensive evaluations to find the source of patient’s problems as well as all contributing factors, has dedicated therapists with exceptional treatment skills, and delivers as much treatment time as possible to help patients reach their goals.
For energy efficiency, Physical Therapyworks participated in Edison’s Direct Install program and received a free lighting retrofit facility wide replacing T12 fluorescents on magnetic ballasts with more efficient T8's mounted on electronic ballasts. This retrofit reduced their energy use by approximately 10%. They also applied window film in order to reduce solar heat gain, and installed a programmable thermostat with cooling set to 74 degrees. To decrease waste going to landfills they enhanced their recycling program with bin placement displaying clear signage, consistent colors, and contrasting sizes. To close the recycling loop, all janitorial paper supplies now contain 30 – 100% post-consumer recycled content. Additional Waste Reduction was achieved by recycling laser print cartridges, reducing junk mail, and switching from paper to electronic documentation.
Physical Therapyworks further streamlined their facility by: cutting water use by installing efficient water aerators and posting signs encouraging water conservation. Pollution prevention was enhanced by stocking an EPA registered disinfectant product made from essential oils for office cleaning i.e., Seventh Generation partners with CleanWell™ Company to create a natural disinfectant multi-surface cleaner containing Thymol (which is obtained from the common garden herb thyme). Transportation Management measures included performing local errands on foot, installation of a bike rack for patients/clients, and employees commuting by walk, bike and/or public transit whenever possible.