A portion of the Blockbuster building on Johnson Drive in Mission has been re-occupied. SERC Physical & Hand Therapy is now open in the western side of the property that also housed a Subway restaurant before it was vacated.
While the practice does have a specialty with certified hand therapists on staff, it delivers physical therapy for the whole body, says Deborah Moore-Rainey, who owns the Mission location along with Angela Duncan and SERC. The practice offers a women’s health program and aquatic therapy at Sylvester Powell Community Center, all in a one-to-one setting.
Moore-Rainey says patients have direct access to be seen without a doctor’s referral and can usually be scheduled within 24 to 48 hours. She says the practice sees a lot of patients who are recovering from surgery and patients with back, knee and shoulder pain.
The practice started as Kansas City Physical Therapy Group 23 years ago in Mission and has been located most recently in the Broadmoor Building. The therapists and technicians work in several different specialties. They can help with balance issues, Moore-Rainey says, and will design personal home exercise programs for patients. SERC serves the age spectrum in age from two to 90.
Another portion of the Blockbuster building is expected to be repurposed soon with a Plato’s Closet.