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The owners of Alante Physical Therapy & Wellness say their teamwork has created a clinic that doesn’t offer a cookie-cutter approach to patients.

Kate Obermiller and Mollie Fick, both 15-year wellness-care veterans, met in 2004 at another workplace and decided to join forces.

“We’re unique because we’re one-on-one with our patients; we’re not a factory to push out as many people as possible. We’re not a ‘patient mill,’” Fick said. “That’s what people love.”

“Alante,” which in Spanish means “forward,” recently opened at 5123 N. Loop 1604 West, Suite 100.

The colleagues, specializing in different physical-therapy disciplines, said the clinic is designed to create a calm and peaceful atmosphere.

Obermiller, certified by the Lymphology Association of North America, helps sufferers of lymphedema, arm or leg swelling due to lymphatic vessel blockage. The condition can lead to fluid retention.

Fick does more traditional physical therapy, including orthopedic and postoperative rehabilitation. She’s certified in the McKenzie Method, which assesses spinal and extremity pain to find a treatment.

Getting folks back on their feet is very rewarding, the owners said.

“When people come, they just feel the difference. We’re very hands-on,” Fick said.

Obermiller also does oncology rehabilitation, wound care and Kinesio Taping, used by athletes to support joints and muscles.

Fick, a massage therapist, offers myofascial release, which eases pain from tough membranes connecting, wrapping and supporting muscles, and dry needling, which is similar to acupuncture.

“It just kind of all fell into place. We complement each other really well — what she’s really strong in and what I’m really strong in. Together we kind of make a great team,” Obermiller said.

Doctors must refer all patients; most insurance is accepted.

Hours are 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays.


ALANTE PHYSICAL THERAPY & WELLNESS

5123 N. Loop 1604 West, Suite 100. For more, call 210-598-1268 or visit alanteptw.com

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