The last year hasn’t been easy for anyone. Many people and businesses were forced to alter plans, for better or worse, as COVID-19 uprooted normal life. CorePhysio, a longtime local leader in orthopedic manual and physical therapy, was no exception.
Two years ago, the company purchased property at 1825 Grant Street—the former Stampadoodle and Skipper’s location—in downtown Bellingham, with plans to renovate the building and relocate their existing practice from 1514 12th Street in Fairhaven. Things were supposed to be wrapped up by June 2020, but once the pandemic struck, renovations weren’t completed until September. The plan for the new space, however, was also altered.
“We found ourselves, as a company, with a lot of space, during a pandemic, when space equals safety,” says Elizabeth Hampton, CorePhysio CEO and clinic director.
So, the decision was made to remain in Fairhaven, using the Grant location as a third clinic space (their second location is a pelvic health clinic located inside the PNW Urology building near PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center). This decision maximized CorePhysio’s square footage per person in a world where social distancing had become the norm…
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