P.T. Services began in 1972 with a small group of physical therapists and has grown into a Tiffin-based company with over 295 employees and numerous locations.  P.T. Services celebrated 10 years of ESOP ownership in 2021 and reached a major milestone of 50 years in business in 2022.

“P.T. Services Rehabilitation, Inc., has transformed over the years with changes and regulations that have occurred in the healthcare industry,” said Mark Somodi, Ph.D., FACHE, Chief Executive Officer and Administrator of P.T. Services. “Our employees focus on the gamut of rehabilitation services through their creative interests as owners of this great business,” Somodi continues.

Our Dedication

As it has grown the company has endeavored to remain patient-focused and committed to excellence in healthcare. The company now provides physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech-language pathology, athletic training services, wellness/fitness programs, and industrial on-site rehab.

“Many programs focus on community need, from pediatric to geriatric care and all possible rehabilitation services in between,” said Somodi. P.T. Services is also the exclusive provider of sports medicine services in most of the communities it serves. Company-wide, P.T. Services operates numerous outpatient clinics in Ohio and is the therapy provider at multiple Ohio hospitals.

P.T. Services Rehabilitation, Inc. is dedicated to providing each patient with the best rehabilitation experience and helping people improve their ability to function in their daily lives. The company refers to this comprehensive, patient-focused approach as Excellence in Motion, and it’s what sets the company apart as “a progressive and innovative provider of rehab services,” said Somodi.

Transformation to a Corporation

When P.T. Services was first incorporated in 1972, its six therapists were practicing at outpatient clinics in Tiffin and Findlay, and at several nursing homes. A corporate headquarters for the company was opened in Tiffin in 1978, where management and support staff provided day-to-day business operations. The company grew steadily, and in 1986, General Electric executive Larry Adelsperger joined P.T. Services as a part-owner and Executive Director. In 1989, P.T. Services moved its corporate office to its current location at 2550 S. SR 100, Tiffin.

In June of 2003, Mark Somodi was named the company’s Executive Director, and after a corporate restructuring in 2003, the company’s name was formalized as P.T. Services Rehabilitation, Inc. In 2006, the P.T. Services logo was added, as well as its marketing slogan, “Excellence in Motion.” A repurchase in 2007 from a national rehabilitation company, secured P.T. Services’ ownership by Michael Herbert, PT, and Larry Adelsperger, with Mark Somodi as the CEO and Administrator.

Becoming an ESOP

In 2011, P.T. Services made an innovative change from a privately held company to operating as a 100% ESOP corporation. An ESOP, or Employee Stock Ownership Plan, is “very different for health care services,” said Somodi, and gives employees the ability and capability to own their own business. Essentially, an ESOP is a trust with assets that are divided into individual accounts and enables employees to share in the value they create. Being part of an ESOP is a “huge opportunity for young therapists,” Somodi said, allowing each employee to think and feel as owners as they strive for company growth. “P.T. Services is trendsetting as it operates as a 100% ESOP Company, and the growth it experiences in the future will be a reflection of the abilities, commitment, and enterprise of P.T. Services’ employees.”

Where we are headed

As P.T. Services looks to the future, Somodi said, “Our company will continue to grow and further our clinical capabilities to meet the needs of the communities we serve.” P.T. Services’ concentration on providing quality care and dedicated and empathetic staff will continue to ensure that P.T.’s patients achieve their highest level of physical functioning, for lives that exhibit Excellence in Motion.