Community Outreach

Shenandoah Valley Discovery Museum

PRO was honored to be a part of the Shenandoah Valley Discovery Museum Annual Carnival Fundraiser this past weekend.  We brought the fun representing Australia with an “Australian Walkabout” obstacle course. Completing this challenge earned you a stamp in your passport for the event!

Keep an eye out for the announcement of the date next year and come to join in the good time!

PRO Employees Lydia Bracken and Lindsey Swaim

Creekside Wellness Fair

In August of 2017 PRO participated in the 1st annual Creekside Wellness Fair. PRO was in the main tent area with a scavenger hunt and wellness challenge activity. PRO staff was also on hand to answer questions about all the services we provide to help keep our community healthy and happy!

Jaime Weckesser, Amanda Keatts, and Lydia Bracken

 

Blue Ridge Area Food Bank

On April 1st, 2017 during the Open House of PRO’s brand new facility we participated in a food drive. PRO collected 150 pounds of non perishable food items. This food was donated to the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank.

4-H Soaring Arrows & Shooting Starts

On July 12th, 2017, PRO hosted the 4-H group Soaring Arrows & Shooting Stars Cloverbuds for field day. Building on the health H, the kids learned about movement for life and healthy nutrition choices. Annetta spoke about her lifetime involvement in the 4-H. The kids participated in relay events of monkey/crab walks and wheelbarrow races.
PRO wishes the opportunity for all of these kids to attend camp and will be funding half of their registration!

🍀 Today, PRO hosted the 4-H group Soaring Arrows & Shooting Stars Cloverbuds for field day. Building on the health H, the kids learned about movement for life and healthy nutrition choices. Annetta spoke about her lifetime involvement in the 4-H. The kids participated in relay events of monkey/crab walks and wheelbarrow races. PRO wishes the opportunity for all of these kids to attend camp and will be funding half of their registration!

Posted by PRO Physical Therapy/PRO Motion on Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Waggin' For Dragons 2016-2017

In 2016 PRO began sponsoring Team Diesel the Country Dog in the Waggin’ for Dragons event. The event features friendly competitions between community and corporate teams. Waggin’ for Dragons will attract over 300 athletes and hundreds of spectators to the the Shenandoah River, just north of Front Royal, VA and benefits the Humane Society of Warren County. In 2017 Team Diesel raised over $2500 for the Humane Society.

Loudoun St Mile & The Laurel Center 2015-2017

In May of 2015 PRO began sponsoring the Loudoun Street Mile and what a perfect day we had! The Loudoun Street Mile is a local race that benefits the Laurel Center. Annetta had a great time getting out in the community to help area runners stay injury free and to help with an amazing cause.

PRO Motion began offering a group exercise class, Strong Mommas, in 2017 that also benefits the Laurel Center. Ten percent of the enrollment fees from Strong Mommas are donated to the Laurel Center.

Please check out the Laurel Center’s website. The Laurel Center helps victims of domestic and sexual violence. They are currently raising funds for the Capital Campaign, to finish a new emergency shelter and outreach center.

2015 Warren County Community Food Drive Challenge

In April of 2015 PRO’s Front Royal location housed a donation box for the Warren County Backpack Program. This program collects “kid

friendly”, shelf stable/non-perishable, easy to prepare, and nutritious foods for under privileged kids in the Warren County area. We are so glad to be able to participate in this wonderful program to help the children in our community.

2014-2017 Kitchen Kapers Tour

Since 2014 PRO has sponsored the local annual event, Kitchen Kapers Tour, which benefits Quota International. Kitchen Kapers is an event in tours of kitchens in local historic homes. They also showcase local food or wine at each home. Quota International of Winchester is a non-profit women’s group that addresses the needs of hearing impaired and disadvantaged women and children in the Frederick County/Winchester area.

Appalachian Trail Dedication Ceremony

On April 21st, 2012 Front Royal, VA became the newest Appalachian Trail Community. It was a pleasure to be able to support our community as we continue to grow. The Appalachian Trail is 2200 miles of trail! That’s a lot of footsteps and it’s great that PRO was invited to help hikers of all ages learn how to take measures to prevent hiking injuries. As John Muire said, “One touch of nature makes all the world kin.”

“Thank you so much to all the staff at PRO Physical Therapy for helping to make our Appalachian Trail Community designation celebration such a success! Your booth looked very popular and I know from my own experience that those folks got great advice on preventing hiking and backpacking injuries!”
–Sonja Carlborg, Appalachian Trail Designation committee member

Relay For Life 2011 Cancer Crushers

This was the first year we participated in Winchester/Frederick Relay For Life. What an AMAZING experience! We raised a total of $4,350.00. We had several fundraisers such as Thirty-One sales, Cake Walk, Penny Raffles, Jewelry Sales, T-Shirt sales at the event (which was a HUGE hit!!), we were FLOCKED several times at the event and several team members sold a lot of Luminaries (which makes the event special at dusk!!) PRO Physical Therapy was a corporate sponsor for the event. We were blessed to have such a wonderful team and to be able to be a part of such a wonderful event. We honored several patients by purchasing luminaries for them and/or their family members.

H.O.P.E Haiti Mobile Teacher Program

In 2010 PRO Physical Therapy participated in the Haiti Mobile Teacher Program. The Mobile Teacher Program is a free education program committed to providing learning opportunities to children ages 4 through 7 in Borgne, Haiti.

These children would not otherwise receive an education. PRO contributed seven Mobile School Crates. Employees at PRO decorated the crates, which were filled with various schools supplies and shipped to Haiti. The decorated crates were then used as magnet boards, chalkboards, and storage for student materials.

2010 Winchester Parks & Recreation Kiwanis Par Course/Walking Trail Renovation Donation

In 2010 PRO Physical Therapy donated to Winchester Parks & Recreation to improve the Kiwanis Par Course/Walking Trail in Jim Barnett Park. Our donation provided for specific equipment along the trail in addition to donations from Kiwanis which paid for paving the previously gravel path.

The Par course exercises give an all over workout in addition to improving balance and flexibility. This course is a fun way for the whole family to keep active and healthy!

Camp SuperKids

Camp SuperKids is a 3-day summer experience for children with asthma. The camp is staffed by medical professionals such as registered nurses, pharmacists, respiratory therapists, and doctors.” It was established in the Winchester area in 1990 and is currently held at Hunting Ridge Retreat, just north of Winchester. The 3-day camp allows children with asthma to run and play outside while also learning how to monitor and control their asthma through an educational series. Lindsey began volunteering at the camp in 2003 as an over-night camp counselor and has now evolved in her role with responsibility for planning/assisting with activities. For more information regarding Camp SuperKids, click here to visit their website.

St. Luke's Community Clinic

Having served on the Board of St. Luke Clinic in Front Royal Virginia for three years as chair of fundraising, I had the pleasure of knowing Pro Therapy and the major support that this group provided for us. They never failed to respond to our call for support, particularly for our major annual fundraiser. They continue to work and support this clinic as well as other organizations in our community.
Thank you for all you have done and continue to do.
– Peg Goodyear