The Greater Forest City Business Alliance is excited to announce the Second Annual “Forest City Teague Trail Trot 5K and Community Walk” to be held on Saturday, May 11, 2024, on the D & H Trail! Race location is at the trailhead, located in Forest City, on Commerce Boulevard. The 5K race start is scheduled for 10 am with a 1 mile “Community Fun Walk” to follow immediately thereafter.

In January 2022, Forest City lost a longtime resident and “running icon”, Donny Teague at the age of 91. For all who knew Don, he was “always running”. He was known and will be remembered for his true love of the sport, boundless energy and his colorful and attention-grabbing outfits when hitting the pavement. He was also a faithful supporter, advocate, and statistician for the Forest City Regional Cross-Country Team, for more than 20 years. He was committed to the success of those student athletes and made sure each team member had the support they needed to cross the finish line. He was out on the course until they were in. The GFCBA is honored to continue to recognize Don with this event.

In line with Donny’s joy of running in, around and through Forest City, funds raised from this race continue to be earmarked to support projects connecting local commerce to our region’s outdoor experience. Specifically, in 2024, the GFCBA intends to support the continued
development of a “sculpture trail” leading from the D & H Trail to Forest City’s downtown. Our marketing committee has overseen a wonderful project for the Greater Forest City Region – a seasonal video highlighting all that our area has to offer. Once released this year, the GFCBA will invest in marketing this media. Additional plans developing or ongoing within our community include a façade program, a mural program, renovation of Center Street Park, streetscape planning and the placement of bike racks within the town. There are so many things the Greater Forest City community is accomplishing and the GFCBA is pleased to offer collaboration and support.

The 5K race is a chipped and timed race, assisted by Finish Strong Race Timing, LLC. Awards for the 5K will be presented for several age groups, male and female categories. Top Male and Top Female Finisher Awards will also be presented. One-mile walkers will not be chipped or timed, but 1st, 2nd and 3rd will be awarded in order across the finish line.

Race fees for the 5K are $25 until April 30th and then increase to $30 through race day. Fees for the community walk are $12.50 until April 30th and then increase to $15 through race day. All participants registered by May 1st, 2024 can choose their commemorative race t-shirt size and will receive them on race day. A limited number of t-shirts will be available at the event. This year, race bags will also be provided to all participants, donated by Comprehensive Physical Therapy.

In addition to race participants, we are also seeking sponsors and donors to add to this event’s success. We are asking local businesses to support our mission through sponsorships, donations, and other items needed for race day. Both race registrations and monetary donations/sponsorships can be completed at Click on the link for the Forest City Teague Trot to lead you to our secure race website. For our race bags, if any Forest City Business has promotional items they would like to place in the bags, we would love to include them for you – they are a great way to get your business materials into the hands of the public. For more information regarding donations or volunteering during the event, please reach out via email to

We hope to see the Forest City commUNITY on the trail on May 11th!

CPT Forest City Occupational Therapy Services & Emily Chee OTR/L, CLT
Comprehensive Physical Therapy is pleased to welcome a new provider, Emily Chee, OTR/L, CLT, and announce the addition of occupational therapy services to the Forest City location.
Since 1997, CPT Forest City has provided physical therapy services to the Forest City community. Over time, four CPT locations – Carbondale, Dunmore, Hawley and Honesdale – have added occupational therapy to complement physical therapy services. The addition of occupational therapy supports a long term goal of CPT, to offer both service realms at all locations.
Ms. Chee will be providing occupational therapy care in our Forest City and Carbondale locations. She is a 2022 and 2023 graduate of Misericordia University, where she received her Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences and then her Master of Science in Occupational Therapy, with a specialization in pediatrics. Ms. Chee has earned her designation as a “certified lymphedema therapist” after completing her training through the Norton School of Lymphatic Therapy – the leader in lymphedema care and education.
Occupational therapists are actively involved in the care for both orthopedic and neurological conditions. The profession is known for working to help clients get back to their “occupation of living”. Occupational therapists within CPT also bring a set of specialty areas to the practice.
All occupational therapy providers within CPT are certified to provide lymphatic treatment, more specifically recognized as “complete decongestive therapy”. Lymphedema is an abnormal accumulation of protein-rich fluid caused by malformation or malfunction of the lymphatic system. It often affects an arm or leg, but can occur in the face, neck, abdomen, or genitals. Following the complete decongestive therapy approach, CPT’s lymphedema program offers total care to the patient with lymphedema. Treatments are rendered in 1 hour sessions, 2-4 times a week for 4-8 weeks. Length of treatment is typically dependent on the severity of the lymphedema. Conditions that often benefit from this treatment include post mastectomy, chronic venous insufficiency, peripheral vascular disease, deep vein thrombosis and various traumas.
We are also pleased to share that Ms. Chee has a strong focus to work with the pediatric population. Therapists who work within the specialty of pediatric rehabilitation utilize a distinct knowledge base of development and play-based therapy. Children are not “small versions of adults”, and rehabilitation approaches must recognize and consider typical and atypical development. Through a play-based approach, our pediatric therapists address a child’s unique development, focusing on developmental milestones. Treatment can begin in the infancy stage and progressively address each stage of development.
Occupational therapy services will be available beginning the week of April 8, 2024. A physician referral is required. For more information, please contact the office directly at 570-785-2018 or visit our website at and visit our “lymphedema care” or “pediatrics” tab under “services”. There is also an option through the website with a chat feature to request a team member to contact you directly.
The CPT Family is excited about this progression for our services and are committed to continuing to serve the Forest City community.
📸Submitted by @Comprehensive Physical Therapy, Inc.