Physical Therapy Plus, Inc., new owner Petra Pirc, left, celebrates the change in ownership with former owner Annette Weyrauch Friday at the clinic at 1350 Central Ave., Suite 105. Weyrauch founded Physical Therapy Plus 31 years ago. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com
After 31 years of owning and operating Physical Therapy Plus, Inc., Annette Weyrauch decided to pass the keys and ownership onto Petra Pirc.
Petra Pirc began working in August 2018 as a physical therapist at Physical Therapy Plus. Weyrauch said she plans to continue working at the practice as a therapist.
Weyrauch said she believes she is leaving the physical therapy practice in good hands with Pirc.
Weyrauch said Petra has a similar approach to treating patients. Weyrauch has always followed the practice of “one patient, one therapist, one hour” in her treatment approach, giving her an extensive time to get to know the patient and their difficulties. She said believes that extra time spent with a patient improves their outcome, function and satisfaction.
Pirc said she is excited to take ownership of the practice.
“I’m excited to continue Annette’s model that has proven to be beneficial to the patient,” Pirc said. “Our goal is to alleviate pain, restore function, educate and be role models in healthy lifestyles.”
Weyrauch said they are both enthusiastic mountain bikers. Pirc also is active in the local running community and is an avid skier and trail runner. Weyrauch is fifth-degree black belt in karate.
“We hope can continue to serve our communities with therapeutic needs,” Pirc said. “We have an excellent team of therapists and staff, with various experiences and along with all orthopedic diagnoses, we can see patients with vestibular difficulties, strokes and neurological problems, in need of lymphatic drainage massage and chronic back pain. I plan to offer pediatric therapy and have already purchased specific pediatric equipment. We are starting to open the schedule for children in need of developmental type of physical therapy.”
Weyrauch, who is German, came to Los Alamos in 1986 and founded the business a year later. Since then, she has run a successful physical therapy office, also opening clinics in Santa Fe and Pojoaque. Pirc is a 1998 graduate in Master of Science in Physical Therapy from the University of Utah. She has 20 years of experience working in various settings, including orthopedics, intensive care and pediatrics. Before coming on board with Physical Therapy Plus, Pirc spent more than 10 years working as a Physical Therapist at Los Alamos Public Schools. Pirc plans to continue managing the Santa Fe and Pojoaque clinics.
In addition to Weyrauch and Pirc, there are five therapists including Mari Jorgensen, Mary Grow, Kelli Maginot, Christian Montoya and Christian Quiano.
Physical Therapy Plus is at 1350 Central Ave., Suite 105 in Los Alamos as well as 435 St. Michaels Dr., Building A-201 in Santa Fe and 101 Lighting Loop Suite D in Pojoaque.
For more information, call 505.662.3384 or visit www.ptplusnm.com.