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Dynamic Strides Therapy Inc. is targeting a June opening for a 25,000-square-foot clinic in Republic.Rendering provided by DYNAMIC STRIDES THERAPY INC.
Dynamic Strides Therapy Inc. is targeting a June opening for a 25,000-square-foot clinic in Republic.

Rendering provided by DYNAMIC STRIDES THERAPY INC.

Equine therapy nonprofit expanding into full clinic

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A Republic equine therapy nonprofit operating seasonally since 2010 is expanding next year into a full-scale clinic.

Dynamic Strides Inc. is shifting to Dynamic Strides Therapy Inc., a clinic that will offer pediatric, occupational and speech therapy in addition to hippotherapy, the use of horseback riding for therapeutic or rehabilitative treatment.

“Dynamic Strides currently is (controlled by the climate). It’s weather permitted,” said Brandi O'Reilly, who will run the nonprofit with Jennifer Garner and Dynamic Strides founder Marge Cheesman, along with a board of directors. “We’re developing a whole new facility that will operate differently.”

Dynamic Strides Therapy plans to break ground in the next few weeks on a roughly 25,000-square-foot clinic at 2673 E. Sawyer Road in Republic. O'Reilly, Garner and Cheesman will own the facility and lease it to the nonprofit.

O'Reilly said the nonprofit is targeting a June opening for the clinic designed by nForm Architecture LLC and being built by Base Construction & Management LLC. The trio declined to disclose the cost of the project.

Dynamic Strides Therapy will employ around eight, including O'Reilly, Garner and Cheesman, and include a sensory gym and an indoor hippotherapy center with 10 horses.


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