Thursday, September 3, 2009
OF section D
Breese Chamber of Commerce business spotlight
A message from Breese Chamber of Commerce President Brandon Wade
In this month’s Chamber Spotlight we once again highlight an obese person has $1,429 per year more in medical costs.
the services our community provides to promote health. Health That makes a gym membership seem relatively inexpensive in
has been a political hot topic recently with the president’s goal comparison.
of passing significant health care reform this year. This debate Utilize our local experts for preventive health as well as to
has been polarizing; creating intense arguments in legislative diagnose problems. Many of our physicians and therapists can
chambers, town halls, dining rooms and taverns throughout the set you up with a wellness program. Another great resource is a
country. physical trainer who can help you reach your health goals
According to a study performed by The Henry J. Kaiser Fam- through nutrition and exercise.
ily Foundation in 2008, the average annual premium for single The resources to take control of our health are available in our
coverage health insurance was $4,704 and for family coverage community but it is up to us as individuals to take advantage of
the number climbed to $12,680. Regardless of who is paying the them. If we are able to control the things we can control through
premium, someone is paying a heavy price for health insurance. better health, we may better prepare ourselves to cope with the
Although most of us have very little voice in the final outcome things we cannot control both physically and financially.
of the health care reform bill, there are some things that we can So the next time we turn on the nightly news and hear the
do as individuals to control the premium that either our employ- media pundits jawboning for their version of the bill, turn off the
ers pay or that is paid out of pocket. TV and take a walk. As that quite literally will be the first step
Take advantage of the local health fairs. This is a preventive in lowering our health care costs.
measure that may prevent catastrophic illness later.
Try to exercise and eat healthy. According to a study per- Brandon J. Wade
formed by the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Chamber president
Customized therapy treatment offered at Apex Physical Therapy and Fitness Center
Plans being finalized for new facility to be built in Becker Business Park.
Founded in 1997, Apex Physical Therapy Lampe has worked with professional athletes
and Fitness Center now has 11 facilities through- in the past and currently treats many local high
out Illinois and Missouri, including one in school and college athletes. In addition to treat-
downtown Breese. ing athletes and workers’ compensation inju-
Apex provides customized therapy treat- ries, Apex also sees patients with low back in-
ments for operative and non-operative injuries juries, chronic neck and shoulder injuries and
and specializes in sports-related and workers’ knee and ankle injuries.
compensation injuries. Apex works directly Lampe said the key to successful therapy is
with physicians to maximize each patient’s re- “to treat the pain first, find out the cause of the
hab potential and to help them achieve their pain and learn exercises to prevent the pain
goals. from coming back in the future.”
Headquartered in Highland, Apex owners In addition to Breese, Apex has facilities in
Bradley Pfitzner and Steve Oravec opened the the Illinois communities of Belleville, Ed-
Breese facility 4-1/2 years ago. wardsville, Effingham, Highland, Maryville,
Breese native Ryan Lampe, a physical thera- Smithton and Wood River. In Missouri, Apex
pist and certified athletic trainer, is a regional operates facilities in Springfield and Monett.
manager at Apex and is the clinic manager in If a patient wants to be seen by Apex, a phy-
Breese. He and his Sharan reside in Breese with sician referral is needed.
their daughters Alivia, Addison and Ava. “A patient just needs to tell their doctor that
The Breese facility is located at 560 North they would like to come to Apex for physical
Second Street (formerly the Bruegge Furniture therapy,” Lampe said. “Apex therapy is covered
building); however, Apex is finalizing architec- by most insurance companies, and we provide Physical therapist and certified athletic trainer
tural plans for a new, state-of-the-art outpatient one-on-one care to maximize rehab potential.” Ryan Lampe assists patient Dan Wobbe with
physical therapy and fitness center to be built in For more information about the Breese facil- therapy at Apex Physical Therapy and Fitness in
the Becker Business Park along Old Route 50. ity, call 618-526-7801. downtown Breese.
Car & Truck Show
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