Kim Nartker is passionate about pain - specifically keeping her clients from experiencing it. As the owner of Stretch Physical Therapy and Total Wellness in West Chester, she observed repeat injuries to athletes in training and weekend warriors that would go hard at their sports. Stretch and Recover, launching this month within her therapy practice, is Kim's caring answer to her patients' pain.
"Stretch Physical Therapy is for rehabilitation and to help people avoid medications, injections and surgery," Kim explains. "Stretch and Recover is all about muscle recovery and helping people that are active stay active. It's for people that push hard and work out daily and need to recover fast: your weekend warriors, CrossFit enthusiasts, bikers, golfers, dancers, runners and we even have some folks in Ninja warrior training."
Spurred by her clients' frustration as they got sidelined by injuries, Kim consulted nationwide experts to mine cutting-edge methods to curtail athletes' downtimes due to injury. She hand-picked the latest treatments that offer maximum results in minimal time. Members of the Stretch and Recover program benefit from a menu of high-tech methods designed to prevent injury and deliver quick recovery from tough practice schedules, intense workout goals and taxing sports seasons.
A Members Only Program to help athletes improve their performance by adding state of the art recovery products
Each month, Stretch and Recover members have a choice of a main session—including two Assisted Stretching sessions or 2 Cupping Sessions in addition to up to 20 recovery treatments, including laser, ice and compression recovery sessions for arms, hips or legs. Unlimited discounted services are also available, offering the best mix-and-match supportive modalities, a selection to meet the needs of each member.
"This is not your typical program," Kim explains. "It's different from anything else happening around here or anywhere, really.
Member athletes can push harder and perform at the top of their game without the risk of pain.
"Competitors perform at their peak with Stretch and Recovery," she says. "If you are out there competing every day, these products are going to be a quick in-and-out to help you move further and push past limits."
Stretch and Recover offers Athletic Training and Personal Training Services with State-of-the-Art Recovery Products to keep our Athletes meeting and exceeding PR's.
Why We Exist
"Why can't the common person have the same opportunities our collegiate athletes have?" asks Kim. "Our local athletes are frustrated because they are working so hard on their bodies every single day and all they want to do is improve their performance and they can't seem to do it. All of us deserve this kind of help," she adds.
As a busy mother, grandmother, physical therapy assistant and owner of Stretch Physical Therapy, Kim knows well the value of time.
"Under recovery care, people don't have to skip any days in between workouts," she says. "They can jump back in the very next day, at the same intensity, without the pain."
"Stretch and Recovery is a commitment to yourself. Set yourself up for success for the new year," Kim says. "We can get you back to doing those things you want to do."
Stretch and Recover, inside Stretch Physical Therapy and Total Wellness, 4851 Wunnenberg Way, Suite D, West Chester. 513.874.8800.
What do you get from your Membership?
Take your post-workout stretches to the next level with assisted stretching performed by our trained specialists. The assisted stretching technique targets tightness to improve mobility, flexibility and ROM, allowing athletes to bend freely without the nagging tenderness of overworked muscles. Stretching will identify trouble spots and isolate and manipulate deep tissues to eliminate pain. Our Stretching techniques also decrease stress, improve energy, improves balance and aide in muscle recovery and relaxation.
The ancient therapy of cupping. Made popular by stars like Michael Phelps and Gwyneth Paltrow, cupping is designed to create suction to decrease pain, tension and inflammation by increasing blood flow, especially to deep-tissue areas.
Deep Thermal Laser Sessions (You get 4 of these every month)
Do you know that heavy, achy feeling you get after an intense workout? Deep thermal lasers can be used either before or after training to prevent the muscle soreness associated with vigorous exercise. Lasers emit soothing heat and stimulate tissues at the cellular level, regenerating healthy tissues, promoting recovery and preventing pain. Lasers are fast, effective and feel good.
Muscle Recovery Boots and Sleeves (You get 8 of these every month)
Circulation and inflammation issues can slow down even the best competitors. NormaTec Recovery Boots and Sleeves wrap trouble spots like legs, knees, shoulders and elbows with healing pressure that enhances circulation. As blood flow increases, it flushes out toxins and revives exhausted tissues, improving mobility and speeding recovery. With just a few minutes of treatment, recovery boots and sleeves eliminate swollen and throbbing muscles.
Freeze Ice Products (You get 8 of these)
In addition to the regular, monthly products and services offered to our members, Stretch and Recover includes unlimited discounted services of supportive therapies, ranging from Checkup visits to traditional physical therapy bridging exercises, personal training and Athletic Training.