On April 27, 2014, Vilonia Therapy Services was destroyed in the mist of the tornado that hit Vilonia. Owners Tommy and Susan Bates have been in business for a little over two and a half years and provide orthopedic physical therapy, occupational therapy to children, and direct their pediatric therapy services that include occupational, physical, and speech therapy.
The tornado completely tore the roof off their building and severely damaged all walls to the point they needed to tear down and start over and as a result of the tornado, their business did lose a large amount of patient clientele.
However, they decided to build back their business because they moved to Vilonia to be with family, access the strong schools system, and they wanted to provide quality therapy services to the community and was able to be fully operational six months after the tornado.
They were able to expand their new building by approximately 300 feet, allowing them to enlarge their lobby, pediatric gym, and treatment room. Although their building does not have a tornado shelter, if questionable weather occurs in the future, the Bates will direct their staff and patients to take appropriate action to protect themselves.
Vilonia Therapy Services is proud to be in Vilonia and feels their business has the community and city support needed to help their business thrive.