The moment you step into The Atlantic Spine & Joint Institute you’ll notice that it’s unlike any other health care facility you may have visited. We realize that the vast majority of people that initially come to see us are in pain. We not only wanted to give them with the best possible care available but also provide for them a space that made them feel better as well.
We studied colors and selected only those that have been shown to elevate mood and attitude. Live moss grows from the giant bamboo in the patient arrival area and our scheduling specialists sit behind a 30 foot, “S shaped”, custom-made glass desk from Italy. Our architects and builders helped us fabricate a massive purple soffit that floats above it.
Tropical fresh water fish swim in an aquarium built into the front wall for an additional element of tranquility. A New Orleans artist was commissioned to hand paint the acrylic artwork that hangs on the walls to lighten the mood and a brushed aluminum and sea glass tile wall frames the end of the treatment room corridor. All aspects of the office were designed to put patients at ease and you definitely feel it once you enter.
Please don’t get the impression that our office is just aesthetics. The therapy and treatment areas are outfitted with the most up to date medical equipment on the market to ensure the very best care for the patients. We’ve even gone so far as to add “anti- gravity”, Alter-G treadmills to the therapy floor so that patients who suffer from joint degeneration may exercise pain free, in a non weight-bearing environment. You can view images of these machines in our gallery.
We were involved with every aspect of this place, from the design to the construction and from start to finish. We literally spent every day here for 5 months until it was complete. At times it seemed as if we weren’t going to make it, however it turned out better than I had imagined and to say we’re proud of it is an understatement. I can’t tell you the amount of joy it brings me to hear people’s reaction after their first visit. Every bit of the hard work was worth it.
Dr. Robert C. McGrath
Atlantic Spine & Joint Institute