Golden Bear Therapy Partners Acquires Bodycentral Physical Therapy; Expands Footprint into Arizona

(Modesto, California)Golden Bear Therapy Partners acquired Tucson company Bodycentral Physical Therapy last year, adding to its extensive family of physical therapy and rehabilitation brands. The acquisition greatly benefits both parties, as it strengthens Golden Bear´s network of providers, as well as helps the Bodycentral brand team to offload administrative burdens and create greater opportunities for their team.

BodyCentral is a staple within the Tucson community and we identified them as an incredible launchpad into the state of Arizona,” said Golden Bear CDO Brandon Ziemman. “Together, we will continue to build and strengthen BodyCentrals infrastructure while using Golden Bear Therapy Partners administrative systems to support our therapists and their teams”.

The Bodycentral founders, Dr. Jennifer Allen and Dr. Tonya Bunner are now working within Golden Bear Therapy Partners (GBTP) as the Chief Clinical Officer and as the Arizona director of business development, respectively. In these new roles, Allen and Bunner will focus on building specialty service lines, residency programs, and clinical education throughout the Golden Bear Therapy Partner brands, as well as continue to build out the Bodycentral Physical Therapy brand in the state of Arizona. In this partnership, GBTP provides the clinic with backend administrative support, making the workspace more conducive for the team of physical therapy professionals to provide exceptional patient care.

Bodycentral founder and former CEO Jennifer Allen commented, “We had a lot of choices– for us, Golden Bear Therapy Partners resonated for a number of reasons. One, there’s an opportunity for our staff to grow and develop. Two, we needed a growth partner that would allow us to grow faster in the Arizona market. Our cultures align and we are looking forward to growing together.”

As one of Arizona’s highest-reviewed physical therapy providers, Bodycentral Physical Therapy fits perfectly with Golden Bear´s culture of great excellence. Bodycentral will continue providing physical therapy services in Tucson including neurological rehabilitation, pelvic health, orthopedic physical therapy, sports medicine, and more.

 About Golden Bear Therapy Partners

Founded in 1981, Golden Bear Therapy Partners celebrates 40 years of working in rehabilitation and wellness. With an extensive network of partners, Golden Bear works to help clinics and wellness centers deliver exceptional patient care, enhance skill sets, and become part of a strong community of industry-leading professionals. Golden Bear seeks to partner with passionate and successful private practice owners in the physical therapy industry. To learn more, please visit

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