Reynolds Development

Sheltering Arms Opens Largest Facility Monday

By TAMMIE SMITH    Rich­mond Times-Dis­patch    Apr 16, 2015

Reynolds Commons MOB Entrance

Shel­ter­ing Arms Phys­i­cal Reha­bil­i­ta­tion Cen­ters will open a new out­pa­tient facil­i­ty at Reynolds Cross­ing office park in Hen­ri­co Coun­ty on Mon­day.

The cen­ter will be the reha­bil­i­ta­tion company’s largest facil­i­ty, occu­py­ing 18,000 square feet — the entire first floor — of the build­ing at 6627 W. Broad St. First Ten­nessee Bank is leas­ing 5,355 square feet on the sec­ond floor of the 38,000-square-foot build­ing.

Shel­ter­ing Arms pro­grams and ser­vices offered at the new loca­tion will include phys­i­cal ther­a­py, med­ical care, med­ical psy­chol­o­gy and an indus­tri­al reha­bil­i­ta­tion pro­gram. The com­pa­ny is shift­ing ser­vices from a clin­ic it has oper­at­ed on the Bon Sec­ours St. Mary’s Hos­pi­tal cam­pus for the past 10 years to the new loca­tion.

“We were real­ly squeezed at the oth­er facil­i­ty,” said James Braith, vice pres­i­dent of busi­ness devel­op­ment for Shel­ter­ing Arms. “We were not able to add any addi­tion­al physi­cians or addi­tion­al ther­a­pists. What we can do is sim­ply offer a broad­er range of ser­vice and have more providers there” at the new site.

He said at least one physi­cian will be added, along with sev­er­al phys­i­cal ther­a­pists.

Facil­i­ty fea­tures include space for an amputee clin­ic, group exer­cise and com­mu­ni­ty edu­ca­tion pro­grams, plus a ther­a­py pool with an under­wa­ter tread­mill. 

“There are very few phys­i­cal ther­a­py providers who would have a pool like this. It’s more often found in uni­ver­si­ty med­ical facil­i­ties,” Braith said.

Oth­er advan­tages to the new loca­tion include acces­si­bil­i­ty and vis­i­bil­i­ty, he said.

“It’s high­ly vis­i­ble and very easy to access via Broad Street, For­est Avenue, Glen­side Dri­ve. It’s very easy to find and has all sur­face park­ing,” Braith said. “And we are on a cam­pus that has a good num­ber of oth­er med­ical  providers.”

The build­ing is next to Plaza Azteca restau­rant and near the cor­po­rate head­quar­ters of Altria Group Inc. and Gen­worth Finan­cial Corp.

Braith said the sec­ond-largest Shel­ter­ing Arms facil­i­ty is prob­a­bly the one at Bon Air, which occu­pies about 15,000 square feet.

Shel­ter­ing Arms also has cen­ters across the region, includ­ing on the Bon Sec­ours St. Fran­cis Med­ical Cen­ter cam­pus in Chester­field Coun­ty and on the Bon Sec­ours Memo­r­i­al Region­al Med­ical Cen­ter cam­pus in Hanover Coun­try.

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