ARCOLA - Joanne Almey, owner and operator of Horizon Physiotherapy, held a grand opening for the business in Arcola on May 12.
Almey moved to Arcola last year when her husband Matthew became the general manager of the Arcola Co-op gas and hardware store.
Last October, Almey opened her business. She has a bachelor of medical rehabilitation in physiotherapy. The shop carries a variety of rehabilitation products and makes custom orthotics. If they do not have what one is looking for, she can help steer somebody in the right direction.
Almey not only helps in repairs but also offers suggestions on how to avoid injury should in the event of a fall.
Laurie McLaren also joined the shop as a registered massage therapist. McLaren received her degree over 12 years ago.
Almey said business is picking up with new clients, so it seemed fitting to have the grand opening.
Almey and McLaren were happy with the turnout at the celebration and had a steady flow all afternoon.
Dainties, tea, coffee and juice were offered for refreshments while people could ask questions about the products offered, see equipment and enter to win some prizes.
They had hourly prizes for the adults and prizes for the kids as well.
Almey and McLaren hope to help people feel better through their work at Horizon Physiotherapy.