Deal Summary

Attain Therapy

ATI Physical Therapy, the nation’s largest physical therapy practice under one brand, is proud to announce that Attain Therapy + Fitness has joined the organization. The partnership adds the state of Massachusetts to the ATI team, which includes 10 outpatient physical therapy clinics located in the Springfield area.

“In today’s dynamic, patient-centered healthcare field, it’s your people and their passion for their work that sets you apart from the competition,” said Dylan Bates, CEO of ATI. “For more than a decade, Attain has been providing the highest quality of care and exceptional results for its patients. Together, we will build on that foundation, extend the scope and reach of our services, and set the standard for physical therapy-related care.”

Attain Therapy + Fitness was founded by three local therapists — Terry Ditmar, PT, CSCS, Jim Biron, PT, CVT and MaryLynn Jacobs, MS OTR/L, CHT. With first-hand clinical and operations experience, plus deep-rooted relationships within the medical community, they established Attain with a vision to offer patients an incomparable experience with exceptional care. Today, Attain Therapy + Fitness is an area leader specializing in physical therapy, specialized hand therapy, sports and fitness training and other innovative programs for at-risk populations. As part of ATI Physical Therapy, patients will continue to receive the same level of extraordinary care that has been Attain’s trademark since 2001.

“The philosophies of our companies are very similar, and this made our decision to merge with ATI very easy,” said Terry Ditmar, Partner with Attain Therapy + Fitness. “Attain was able to grow because of the positive results our patients experienced. In turn, that fueled the support of new clients and increased referrals. A proven industry leader like ATI provides us with the infrastructure to expand to areas we only imagined, and touch the lives of individuals who were previously beyond our reach.”

Advising Attain Therapy + Fitness on the partnership was BellMark Partners, LLC, located in Boston, MA.

With exceptional, patient-centered care, trusted expertise and remarkable outcomes, the goal of ATI Physical Therapy is to exceed customer expectations—every day, in every clinic. ATI is a nationally-recognized rehabilitation provider, specializing in research-based physical therapy, workers’ compensation rehab, employer worksite solutions, sports medicine, home health, and a variety of specialty therapies.

About ATI

Based in Bolingbrook, Illinois, ATI is a privately held, nationally-recognized physical therapy organization with more than 500 locations in 17 states. Named “Best Physical Therapy Practice in the Nation” by ADVANCE magazine, ATI is one of the first physical therapy companies in the country to achieve URAC Core Accreditation, a mark of distinction that recognizes ATI’s commitment to quality healthcare. To give back to the local communities where ATI patients and staff work and live, ATI established the ATI Foundation, a non-profit organization benefiting children in need of resources and funding due to medical complications and physical impairments.

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Author: Marylynn Jacobs

About BellMark Partners, LLC

BellMark Partners, LLC is an independent investment bank that provides M&A advisory and investment banking services to middle market companies in the business & technology services, consumer, industrials and healthcare industries. We advise family, entrepreneur, and other privately-owned companies; private equity and family office-owned companies; and small to mid-cap public companies. Our services include mergers and acquisitions, capital raising and strategic advisory services. Our Managing Directors have collectively executed and closed more than 400 transactions during their professional careers, and previously worked as senior bankers for firms such KeyBanc Capital Markets, Inc., BankBoston Robertson Stephens, Fleet Securities, Inc. and Covington Associates LLC.