Herald JournalHerald Journal, Oct. 3, 2005

Sheehan ready to move into new office on Co. Rd. 1

By Ryan Gueningsman
Staff Writer

Following a lengthy process, Winsted Chiropractor Tim Sheehan has finally found a new home for his business.

He, along with Kyle Kutz of Winsted, are pairing up to move Sheehan Chiropractic and the Winsted Fitness Center into 421 Sixth Street South (McLeod Co. Rd. 1).

The building housed the Winsted city offices for a short time a few years ago, and was originally home to Sterner Industries.

Kutz recently took over ownership of the Winsted Fitness Center from Joyce and Tara Helmbrecht.

“To have a health club along with us has always been a goal I’ve had for quite some time,” Sheehan said.

Sheehan ran into some difficulty with his plans when a proposed site plan for property located on Second Street South did not go as he hoped. He also had property in mind on Baker Avenue, but also knew of the building he is currently moving into, and pursued that further.

Sheehan plans to be moved into the building by today (Monday), but said he expects about a month-long transition period to get everything in place in his new facility.

“It won’t be perfect, but we’ll still have the total capability to work on people,” he said. He hopes his new office space will allow for a better flow of his patients, as well as create more room for his growing staff.

He has worked out of his home on Arthur Avenue East for the last 14 years, and is looking forward to taking on more clientele.

With that, Sheehan also plans on being open extended hours on some nights, and said his goal is to “help more people.”

On average, Sheehan sees 30 to 60 people per day, and said as of this summer, 37 percent of his patients were from Winsted, and 63 percent were from elsewhere.

Along with Sheehan at the business is massage therapist Christine Lynch, secretary Jan Neumann, business manager Joey Biske, and part-time workers Emily Horstmann and Kelci Horstmann, who Sheehan said “are getting to know the whole aspect of the business.”

Sheehan is looking forward to his new venture, and said he will continue to “do what I love, and love what I do.”

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