Chautauqua Physical And Occupational Therapy Opens Live Well Center

The new Live Well Center at Chautauqua Physical and Occupational Therapy will help patients complete their therapy, fully finish their rehabilitation and avoid getting re-injured.

On Monday and Tuesday, Chautauqua Physical and Occupational Therapy had a grand opening for their new Live Well Center. The Live Well Center offers programs designed by physical therapists to help a patient finish their rehabilitation.

“The program is designed by a physical therapist, so it is a medically focused and evidence-based program,” said Judi Goerke, patient development director. “It focuses on the goals of the patient who has just finished their therapy to fully complete their rehab. Former patients and members of the community are encouraged join us if they want to lose some weight, gain some strength, increase their cardiovascular endurance – there is a variety of different things people look to accomplish with the wellness program. The therapist works with that person then to design a program that is appropriate to meet those needs.”

To do this, the therapist meets with the patient, goes over their medical history and sees what their goals are before a program is developed.

Chautauqua Physical and Occupational Therapy is a therapist-owned, physical and occupational therapy clinic that has been in business for 18 years. It is the only outpatient facility that offers free consultations and is the largest outpatient physical and occupational therapy facility in Chautauqua County, according to Goerke. It has treated patients with back pain to neck pain, and those with everything from multiple sclerosis to Parkinson’s disease.

“Really, we are geared toward members of the public who really don’t fit in necessarily – they fall in between the cracks,” said Patrick Green, owner. “They don’t feel comfortable at a normal fitness facility and they don’t quite need therapy.”

Chautauqua Physical and Occupational Therapy is offering a special offer on a wellness evaluation until the end of March for 50 percent off – instead of the regular price of $50, the evaluation will be $25. This evaluation has a therapist discussing one’s goals, reviewing medical histories and designing a special program. A monthly wellness membership is $50, while a three-month membership is $135. An annual membership is $540. Some insurances may provide wellness benefits.

There will be a free seminar for living with osteoporosis presented by Jacob McBride held at Chautauqua Physical and Occupational Therapy on March 26 from 5:30-7 p.m. Seating is limited so reservations are required.

Chautauqua Physical and Occupational Therapy is located in the Riverwalk Center at 15 S. Main St. in Suite 220 in Jamestown. It is open from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday. More information can be found on their website at or by calling 488-2322.