Cincinnati's first independent physical therapy group celebrates its 40th birthday

CINCINNATI -- Catherine Blake, who founded Blake & Associates Physical Therapy in 1978, believed in treating every patient as though they were a member of her family.

Eleven years after her death, group heads Sue DiOrio and Christine Maag said that philosophy has helped her business flourish its way to a 40-year anniversary.

Accord to DiOrio, independent physical therapy offices like theirs are becoming rare as hospitals open facilities of their own. Blake & Associates stays competitive by investing in research and resources, including said that state-of-the art equipment that helps patients with balance and mobility.

“I do a lot of research on what is the latest information to be able to heal a patient the quickest way,” she said.

Watch the video above to see DiOrio, Maag and Blake's philosophy in action.

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