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Hill Pro-Motion Offers More than Rehabilitation and Pain Relief

The patients who come to see Zak Hill are in pain. They may be recovering from serious injury, illness or surgery. But they know Hill and his team will establish an individualized treatment program to help them feel better and gain back their mobility.

Hill is a Doctor of Physical Therapy and the owner of Hill Pro-Motion, a physical therapy clinic in Lee’s Summit. He earned his degree from Rockhurst University in 2007, served as an adjunct faculty member at Rockhurst and holds certifications in manual therapy and spinal manipulation. He is also a certified strength and conditioning specialist.

“My philosophy is to motivate my patients, give them individual attention and sincerely invest in their care and their lives,” says Hill.

Hill has built a skilled team consisting of physical therapists, a patient care coordinator and a billing manager who is knowledgeable regarding customer insurance questions. The therapists provide pre/post-surgical and non-surgical rehabilitation as well as treatment for whiplash and pinched nerves, plus shoulder, ankle, back, neck, knee pain and more.

After working for several years as a therapist in Lee’s Summit, Hill opened his own clinic in 2012. This summer, he moved the practice to 1321 SW Market Street and remodeled the building to include a 12 x 20 variable depth pool, three private treatment rooms and a large clinic with resistance equipment.

“This equipment runs off an air compressor, which makes it relatively easy to adjust weight. It works well whether you are a high level athlete or recovering from a total joint replacement,” says Gary Eichenberger, a Hill Pro-Motion doctor of physical therapy who focuses on sports medicine. He treats ailments such as ACL tears and sprains, ankle sprains, runner’s knee, shin splints and tennis elbow.

“Gary, Zak and the rest of the staff have provided excellent care,” says Darryl Fairman, who came to Hill Pro-Motion following rotator cuff surgery. “They are thorough, professional, and even make therapy fun and enjoyable.”

“Most of our growth is customer referrals, which says something about his place,” says Heidi Harmon, billing manager. “I remember one customer who came in after a bad day, and when she left she said ‘I can come in here in the worst mood and pain, and always leave smiling.’”

Aquatic therapy is a popular trend with patients who are recovering from surgery, have joint pain or gait abnormalities.

“People are surprised to find that they are often pain-free in a pool, because gravity is reduced,” says Amanda McCurry, a physical therapy assistant. The pool also helps older patients build strength and balance.

“Osteoarthritis patients benefit from the buoyancy of water. The water reduces their weight below the water, which unloads pressure on the joints,” says  McCurry. She is often in the 89 degree pool with a patient, guiding the treatment for safety and with demonstration.

“We build a trust, a bond,” says Hill. “When you can give good attention, the individual receives good quality results.”

To learn more, visit HillProMotionPT.com 
or call 816.607.7180.