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Posted: Sunday, December 29, 2013 4:30 am

After 12 years operating in Killeen, Integrity Rehab opened a Copperas Cove clinic and is planning to start operating in Harker Heights in January.

“Our hope is that we can reach more of the community and provide these services across a larger geographic area,” said Kenneth Hooten, vice president of operations.

“We have been very fortunate. The Killeen, Copperas Cove and Harker Heights area has been very generous, and we are blessed to be expanding.”

Locally owned

The clinics, which are locally owned and managed, provide physical, occupational and speech therapy, a news release stated.

It also offers specialty programs to include pelvic floor rehab, pediatric speech therapy, vestibular rehab and sports rehab.

A home health service was established in 2005 to offer the same therapy to patients in their homes.

The Copperas Cove community and the surrounding areas have responded well to the new facility at 175 W. U.S. Highway 190, Suite 2, said Dr. Kelli Wilson, the clinic’s director.

“We have a heard a lot of good feedback, because there is no clinic west of the Cove area,” Wilson said.

Opened doors Dec. 18

Since opening Dec. 18, patients from Lampasas, Gatesville and Kempner have visited the clinic, Wilson said.

“Integrity focuses and takes pride in being able to provide one-on-one patient care, and we feel this is a unique service we are able to provide for a greater area by expanding,” Hooten said.

Wilson, who has worked for Integrity since 2009 and is a fellow with the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists, said pride in workmanship makes Integrity a good employer.

“Jeanice Mitchell is the owner and a physical therapist, as well,” Wilson said. “We are more of a family here, and she is someone who understands what patients’ and clinicians’ needs are as well.”

The Integrity clinicians give patients a lot of attention, so they can learn hands-on techniques to improve patients’ health better faster and more efficiently, Wilson said.

Central Texas communities have shown there is a need for the clinics’ services, and the Copperas Cove and Harker Heights facilities should help meet that need, Hooten said.

The new facilities will have the ability to expand in the future if needed.

“We are hopeful we will grow to meet the need to the community,” Hooten said. “Over the course of the next couple of years, we are hoping to add a few therapists to our network.”

Integrity Rehab and Integrity Home Health employs 38 clinicians.

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