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New owners add to patient care

A new physical therapist has taken ownership of Lake Region Therapy Services.

Steve Jensen and his wife Tamie are now owners of the occupational therapy private practice that focuses on individualized attention for its patients.

"I think what's really important about the business in Detroit Lakes and Dilworth is that therapists spend time with people. They don't try to shove 20 people in in one day," said Tamie Jensen, secretary and office manager.

Jensen is the only physical therapist at the practice serving Detroit Lakes and Dilworth along with his occupational therapist colleagues. He has added balanced assessments for the elderly as well as exercise routines that contribute to the recovery process after accidents or falls.

Lake Region Therapy Services specializes in pain relief and injury prevention. Jensen said even if the pain isn't 100 percent cured, patients usually see good reduction in pain levels.

"I believe the (physical therapy) demand is there for people especially with chronic pain," he said.

One of the new treatment methods Jensen has added is the "Myofascial Release," which is a hands-on technique that helps open up connective tissue to eliminate pain and restore movement, caused by trauma, inflammatory responses, and/or surgical procedures.

Tamie Jensen said in addition to physical therapy, the practice has added products -- aromatherapy, essential oils and healthy alternatives -- that have been tested to produce positive results.

"We find things that work really well and we like to share that," she said.

Lake Region Therapy Services is located at 803 Roosevelt Avenue, Suite 301. It is open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday and Friday by appointment.

"When you're in private practice, you really have to reach out and listen to the patients," Steve Jensen said.