An established physical therapy clinic with offices in Pasco, Kennewick and Walla Walla and two in Richland has joined an Alabama-based physical therapy provider network.
Walla Walla native Mindi Irvine started Oasis Physical Therapy & Sports Rehab with a single outpatient clinic in 2002, growing it to five locations.
As Oasis marks its 20th anniversary this year, Irvine knew it was time to work with a partner that could provide the additional resources needed to continue her growth and expansion strategy.
Oasis plans to add more clinics and expand patient access to care through its new partnership with Upstream Rehabilitation, the nation’s largest dedicated physical therapy provider, according to a news release from the company.
“Upstream is an incredible company and shares our passion for serving local communities and for helping patients reach their goals and get their lives back,” said Irvine, who earned a master’s degree in physical therapy from Loma Linda University.
Terms of the acquisition, which closed on Dec. 15 after several years of discussions between the privately-owned companies, were not disclosed.
Irvine noted that Upstream provides a structure for Oasis to add more locations but also for its physical therapists to hone their clinical skills and realize leadership opportunities that otherwise wouldn't be available to them.
Other Upstream brands in the region include BenchMark Physical Therapy, People's Injury Network Northwest, NW Sports Physical Therapy, PT Northwest Physical Therapy and Sound to Summit Physical Therapy.
Based in Birmingham, Alabama, Upstream comprises more than 1,100 owned or managed clinics in 28 states.
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