Long Branch — Natural Healthcare Center has announced the completion of phase I of its yearlong building renovation project, giving the physical therapy and clinical nutrition teams a brand-new, more sophisticated space to practice in.
Improvements include new offices for physical therapy and clinical nutrition, new flooring and two new pieces of equipment for physical therapy, and a new reception area. The building is also going green with LED lighting throughout the facility and a new, more efficient HVAC system.
“Healing is a process that begins the moment you walk into the center,” said Dr. James Proodian, founder and president of NHC. “My vision has always been to provide exceptional care in a beautiful environment, and the recent renovations are helping that dream become a reality.”
For the physical therapy team, the renovated space, which includes a private consultation/exam room and functional flooring for rehabilitative exercises, allows for even more focused patient care.
“[The renovations] have greatly improved the atmosphere of the center,” said Dr. Claudia Tamas, director of physical therapy. “Patient feedback is that they are in an environment that is professional, comfortable, and motivating.”
Nutrition patients now have a dedicated space for consultations and appointments. “The new renovations have solidified our department with a designated and specialized identity,” said Dr. Oscar Coetzee, the center’s clinical nutritionist.
Since 2003, Natural Healthcare Center has offered integrative health and wellness services, including chiropractic, acupuncture, physical therapy, fitness programs, and clinical nutrition. Advocating functional medicine, NHC incorporates science-based methods with natural healing techniques.
The building underwent minor renovations in 2006, but these more extensive renovations advance NHC’s mission to provide the best care possible while keeping pace with a changing healthcare industry.
Phase II, which focuses on the outside of the building, is already under way and includes new outside LED lighting, signs, a handicap ramp, a concrete sidewalk, stone and tile flooring, a new entranceway, and a fresh coat of paint. The last phase of the project will begin in the fall and includes renovating the third floor with new offices and treatment rooms.
“After 21 years as a sports chiropractor and public speaker, with 12 spent here in Long Branch, this project has such deep meaning to me,” said Dr. Proodian. “I take great responsibility for the type of center that has my name on it. I promise I will do what I can to keep NHC a leader in healthcare services that allow access and results through commitment, consistency, and proven results.”