APTOR is an acronym for Alabama Physical Therapy& Occupational Rehab, representing our roots in treating and preventing work-related injuries. APTOR opened on January 24, 1994 as an outpatient clinic in the Wood Square Shopping Center off of McFarland Blvd. in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Services offered at that time were physical therapy and work hardening and were performed by a small physical therapy staff of three. Within a year, APTOR had quickly grown to include a full administrative staff as well as additional licensed clinical staff and aides while expanding its services to include outpatient wound care.
Over the next five years, APTOR expanded service to Fayette and additional locations in Tuscaloosa. The company added massage therapy services and developed several clinical specialty programs which include aquatic therapy, a fibromyalgia program, and vestibular rehabilitation training. Reflecting the company's commitment to mentorship and clinical education, APTOR became an approved clinical site for physical therapist, physical therapist assistant, and athletic training students for schools throughout the southeast.
On April 27th 2011, a devastating tornado struck the city of Tuscaloosa resulting in the complete destruction of the Wood Square location. APTOR staff quickly responded, their hard work and persistence resulting in the company's newest location at Parkview center in Tuscaloosa. The majority of APTOR patients were receiving care less than five days after the disaster.
Looking to the future, our company plans to continue offering the level of service and care that our patients have come to appreciate while expanding to offer access in additional West Alabama communities.