Along with Soto and Richmond, the other full-time "employee" is Luna, a two year old German Shepard Labrador mix. Serving an average of 30 patients a day, Soto and Richmond work with Luna work to guarantee each guest is comfortable at the office. Soto said Luna will soon enter training to become a Therapy Dog, a nationally certified canine companion who offers calming company to hospital, school and nursing home patients.
"We try to make our patients as comfortable as possible when visiting Back on Track. I approach physical therapy holistically, addressing not only the body, but the mind and emotional state of patients as well," said Soto. "That's our philosophy here; we really get to know our patients. It becomes a community. I love this part of the country, especially the town of Cazenovia."
Back on Track patients with mobility complications can call to arrange a ride with CRIS-CAT, a local transportation program Richmond has been closely involved with for the past two years. For more information, visit Back on Track's new website, backontrackcaz.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org. The office can be reached at 655-5453 during business hours at their location in the Cherry Valley Professional Building.