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PT News

This Month in PT News. Featuring articles from PTandMe partnering clinics!


1. Skiing and Thumb Injury
Written by the Therapy Team at the Jackson Clinics – Northern Virginia

Skiing falls can often cause injury to the inner ligament of your thumb, caused by the force of the pole against this area of the hand during a fall. This area, a band of fibrous tissue connecting the bones at the bottom of the thumb, is known as the ulnar collateral ligament. Read more


2. Amazing People Make A Difference: Megan and Earl’s Story
Written by the Therapy Team, ARC Physical Therapy+ – Topeka, Kansas

Earl Bayless was riding in his work truck on December 21, 2016 when his driver fell asleep, causing a major accident. Their truck flipped several times in the air and skidded a block down the road before coming to a stop and leaving Earl to wonder what just happened. Read more


3. 6 Benefits of Rowing
Written by the Therapy Team at Momentum Physical Therapy – San Antonio, Texas

If you are looking for a low-impact workout that targets multiple areas of the body while getting your heart rate up, rowing might be the right exercise for you! Read more

PT News

This Month in PT News. Featuring articles from PTandMe partnering clinics!

2. Don’t Let Your Asthma Freeze You Out of Winter Workouts
Written by the Therapy Team at the Jackson Clinics – Northern Virginia

Avoiding asthma attacks while exercising in winter is best accomplished by preventing cold, dry air from getting into your bronchial airways. One way to do this is to exercise indoors when it is cold. Read more

3. Living Our Mission Statement: Being a Catalyst of Change In 2018
Written by Colleen Norris, Partner/Practice Administrator – Overland Park, KS

I have been in healthcare for almost 40 years and the changes that have occurred over that time have been tremendous. I’ve seen everything from patient care innovations, new payment methodologies, advancing technology, improved workflow processes, and my personal favorite… a focus on outcome data. Read more

PT & Me Clinics Give to Families in Need During the Holidays

During the holiday season we are thankful for what we have, but we understand some families might not be as fortunate due to hardships, unforeseen circumstances or health related issues. We at PT & Me try to instill compassion and kind-heartedness into all of our clinics that are a part of us. These are just a few ways of how our dedicated clinics are giving back to those in need within their communities this holiday season…

Madison Spine & Physical Therapy is organizing it’s 2017 Spread the Warmth Winter Clothing & Blanket Drive on December 22nd, 2017. If you live in the New York City or New Jersey area please support their charity campaign by donating today!

Items Needed Are:
• Jackets
• Blankets
• Boots
• Gloves
• Hats
• Scarves
• Sweatshirts
• Pants
• New Undergarments

Call (201) 982-3050 for donation pick up.

On December 22nd Madison Spine and their employees will drive into NYC with the donations and hand them out to those who could use a little warmth!
You donate, we deliver! Let’s all come together and make a difference!

For more information on Madison Spine and Physical Therapy click here.

Pinnacle Therapy Services is organizing Operation Breakthrough. They are collecting items throughout the month of December to donate in the Kansas City area. Operation Breakthrough is an organization that has been helping Kansas City families since 1971. They provide a safe, loving, and educational environment for children in poverty and empower their families through advocacy, emergency aid and education. If you are able, please help Pinnacle help local, underprivileged families. Items can be dropped off at any Pinnacle Therapy Services location.


Non-Perishable Foods:
• Cereal – Cold & Oatmeal
• Boxed Meals
• Canned Fruit
• Hearty Soups / Chili
• Crackers
• Hamburger/Tuna Helper
• Tuna
• Canned Chicken
• Mac & Cheese
• Canned Vegetables

Other Items:
• Diapers: Size 3 & Up & Wipes
• Toothpaste/Toothbrushes for Children & Adults
• Toilet Paper
• Deodorant
• Bath Soap
• Feminine Hygiene Products
• Laundry Detergent
• Cleaning Items
• Children’s Toys

For more information about Operation Breakthrough click here.
For more information about Pinnacle Therapy Services click here.

Thank you for your generosity! Happy holidays!

PT&Me Thanks Our Wonderful Patients

This Thanksgiving holiday PT&Me is thankful for our patients. Without their support for our physical therapy clinics we wouldn’t have the continued success that we are so thankful for. Here are some of the ways our patients have thanked us for their recovery and well being through their awesome online reviews:

Advance Rehabilitation – Brunswick, GA (click for location details)
“Love the great, friendly, knowledgeable and caring staff! Highly recommend for your needs!”
– Norma Worley (click for review)

Pinnacle Therapy Services – Overland Park, KS (click for location details)
“I’ve had PT at two of the area hospitals and another private facility, and although I had results from all of them, I feel that Pinnacle goes above and beyond in customer service, attitude and demeanor of all therapists, and most importantly, skills and knowledge of said practitioners. Most recently, I worked with Amy and received superior care. The results I received have been the most long-lasting and beneficial.”
– Shawna Deck (click for review)

Port City Physical Therapy – Portland, ME (click for location details)
“The therapists at Port City Therapy are wonderful! They made my time in therapy both fun and informative. I learned what to do to stay healthy for the future. I actually looked forward to each visit.”
– Carole J. (click for review)

The Center for Physical Rehabilitation – Grand Rapids, MI
(click for location details)
“Very caring and competent. Great to work with. I have used them multiple times. Always pleased.”
– Larry Pieniazek (click for review)

Plymouth Physical Therapy Specialists – Jackson, MI (click for location details)
“This is a great facility with a friendly and professional staff. Everyone seems to go above and beyond to address patient needs in a highly personalized manner. That means so much when you are trying to get back in tip top shape. I will definitely recommend to any of my family or friends requiring physical therapy. Thank you guys for your help!”
– Emily A. (click for review)

From all of us at PT & Me we would like to wish you and your family a very happy Thanksgiving!

PT News

This Month in PT News. Featuring articles from PTandMe partnering clinics!

1. Foot Pain in Dress Shoes
Written by the Therapy Team at the Jackson Clinics Physical Therapy – Northern Virginia

Have you ever had a long anticipated night on the town spoiled by sore feet? The source of your discomfort just might be those pretty shoes you have chosen to wear. Read more

2. Knee Pain… Could it be Patellar Tendinitis?
Written by the Therapy Team at Denali Physical Therapy – Anchorage, AK

What is Patellar Tendinitis?
The patellar tendon is a ligament that connects the shin bone to the patella that helps the muscles extend the knee. Read more

3. ARC Physical Therapy+ Expands with a New Clinic in Urbandale, Iowa
Written by the Therapy Team at ARC Physical Therapy – Urbandale, IA

ARC Physical Therapy+ is pleased to announce the opening of a new clinic in Urbandale, Iowa on September 25th, 2017. This makes the third ARC Physical Therapy+ clinic in Iowa and the 18th clinic across Iowa, Missouri and Kansas. Read more

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2017 Solar Eclipse Celebration

The 2017 Solar Eclipse is Monday August 21st, so be sure to view this once in a lifetime event by visiting one of our many PT & Me physical therapy clinics. Some of our PT & Me clinics (in or nearest to the solar eclipse path) will be hosting viewings during this time and distributing solar eclipse viewing glasses. Find out if physical therapy can help you and join in on the solar eclipse fun! Be sure to check with your local PT & Me provider (based on the total eclipse path) by viewing the map shown below.

For more information on physical therapy clinics near the solar eclipse path or near you click here.

For NASA information on the 2017 Solar Eclipse click here.

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PT News

This Month in PT News. Featuring articles from PTandMe partnering clinics!

1. No Equipment Outdoor Workouts
Written by the Therapy Team at Momentum Physical Therapy – San Antonio, TX

We have an idea you might not hear often- take a break from the gym. How? Well, instead of being inside, take your work out ‘out’ and sweat outdoors without any equipment at all. Read more

2. Sensitive Pain
Written by the Ryan Beck, MPT at Oregon Spine and Physical Therapy – Eugene, OR

One of my favorite analogies!! I have used this on several patients and I’ll never forget a few years ago working with a particular patient when this analogy popped into my mind and I’ve used it so many times to help people who are having a lot of pain. Read more

3. Certified Hand Therapists: Helping People Live Their Lives
Written by Jan Taylor, OT Fellowship Director and OT Resource Coordinator at ARC Physical Therapy Plus – Overland Park, KS

The hand is so critical to every minute of our daily lives that when you lose function of it your world is turned upside down. Read more

August 2016 Events


Check out our Physical Therapy Monthly Events Calendar! Focusing on events from PTandMe.com participating physical and occupational therapy clinics. Read more to find out what’s happening in your community in August 2016!


DATE: August 20th, 2016 8:00AM
Peach Festival 5K/Kiddie K
CLINIC: Premier Physical Therapy – Middletown
Premier Physical Therapy in Delaware is sponsoring the Peach Festival 5K/Kiddie K on August 20th at Silver Lake Park in Middletown, DE starting at 8:00AM! The Premier team can’t wait to see you there! For more information about Premier Physical Therapy, visit them online at www.premierptsp.com.



DATE: August 2nd, 2016 5:30PM-7:30PM
Open House
CLINIC: Pinnacle Therapy Services – Overland Park
Join Pinnacle Therapy Services and Carondelet Orthopaedic! Mingle with other healthcare providers, enjoy appetizers, beverages and/or a zumba and core workout taught by our exceptional physical therapy team! For more information about Pinnacle Physical Therapy, visit them online at www.pinnacletherapyservices.com.



DATE: August 12th, 2016 12:30PM-1:30PM
Workers’ Compensation Lunch & Learn – Symptom Magnification (FREE) – Worth 1 CEU
CLINIC: Custom Physical Therapy – Sparks
As clinicians we are aware of the influence that symptom magnification can have on the client’s perception of his or her job readiness. Therefore, in order to thoroughly assess an individual’s abilities in relation to the field of work, it is important to gather both objective and subjective findings during physical effort testing. Space is limited so please RSVP by Monday, August 8th, 2016 by phone: 775-331-1199 For more information about Custom Physical Therapy, visit them online at www.custom-pt.com.



DATE: August 6th 2016, 6:30AM
2016 Shoc Walk & Run Event
CLINIC: North Lake Physical Therapy
North Lake Physical Therapy is proud to be sponsoring the 2016 Shoc Walk & Run Event Details. They can’t wait to see everyone on race day! For more info about North Lake Physical Therapy you can visit them online at www.northlakept.com.

DATE: August 27th, 2016 9:00AM
6th Annual Canby Dahlia Run
CLINIC: North Lake Physical Therapy
North Lake Physical Therapy is a proud sponsor of the Canby Dahlia Run. They can’t wait to see you in the half marathon and the 10K! For more info about North Lake Physical Therapy you can visit them online at www.northlakept.com.

DATE: August 3rd, 2016 12:00PM – 1:00PM
Balance Screenings and Fall Prevention
CLINIC: North Lake Physical Therapy – Portland North Williams
Balance Screening + Fall Prevention – presented by Jean Villagrana-Gutierrez, DPT. Do you have a fear of falling? Have you experienced a recent fall? You are not alone! Join North Lake Physical Therapy to learn more about the risks associated with loss of balance and ways to prevent future falls. Appropriate for all ages. For more info about North Lake Physical Therapy you can visit them online at www.northlakept.com.



DATE: Now through August 12th, 2016  6:30PM
Have a Heart Raffle to Support the American Heart Association
CLINIC: Star Physical Therapy – Bolivar, Henderson & Selmer
STAR Physical Therapy is raffling off a 50qt Bison Cooler as well as other great prizes in an effort to raise money for The American Heart Association.  The drawing will be on August 12th at the 10 Annual Football Jamboree! Raffle tickets are available at the Bolivar, Henderson and Selmer, TN locations, or at the Jamboree at the STAR Physiscal Therapy tent. The festivities will take place at the Chester County Eagle Football Stadium. For more information about STAR Physical Therapy visit them online at www.STARpt.com

DATE: August 12th, 2016  6:30PM
10th Annual Football Jamboree
CLINIC: Star Physical Therapy – Henderson
Join STAR Physical Therapy at the official start of the High School Football Season for the 2016-17 School Year! Tickets are available at all participating high schools or at STAR Physical Therapy – Henderson (361 East Main Street). The festivities will take place at the Chester County Eagle Football Stadium. For more information about STAR Physical Therapy visit them online at www.STARpt.com

DATE: August 18th, 2016 4:00PM – 6:00PM
Scoliosis Workshop with Erin Myer – Cost is $55 per attendee.
CLINIC: Star Physical Therapy – East Nashville
STAR Physical Therapy – East Nashville is hosting a Scoliosis Workshop in the clinic. Whether you’re an instructor with scoliosis clients, a parent of a child with scoliosis or have scoliosis yourself, this unique two-hour, hands-on workshop is for you. Led by Spiral Spine founder, pilates instructor and and teacher trainer, GYROTONIC* instructor, long-time yoga and former Radio City Rockette Erin Myers, this workshop will teach you how to diagram a scoliotic body and assess pelvic and spinal alignment. For more information about this workshop, what to wear, bring etc. contact STAR Physical Therapy at (615) 277-3431.

DATE: August 6th, 2016 8:00AM
STAR 2nd Annual Golf Scramble
CLINIC: Star Physical Therapy – Pulaski
STAR Physical Therapy – Pulaski is raising money for The American Heart Association through a fun golf tournament. The event will be held August 6th at the Hillcrest Country Club. For more information call STAR Physical Therapy at: (931) 292-6311.



DATE: August 4th, 2016
New Clinic Opening
CLINIC: Achieve Physical Therapy & Performance – Garland
Achieve Physical Therapy & Performance is opening it’s second clinic – located in Garland, TX. Stop on by and see our staff and new location! We can’t meet the Garland Community. For more information about Achieve Physical Therapy & Performance visit them online at www.achieve-therapy.net.

DATE: August 5th, 2016 3:00PM – 6:00PM
Omega Power Ministries Health Fair
CLINIC: Action Physical Therapy – Houston
The purpose of the Health Fair is to increase health awareness through education and prevention. Action Physical Therapy will be participating – make sure to stop by their booth! For more information about Action Physical Therapy visit them online at



DATE: August 6th, 2016 9:00AM
NVSL All Star LRR Stingrays Swim Team
CLINIC: The Jackson Clinics
The Jackson Clinics are a proud sponsor of the LRR Stingrays and can’t wait to cheer them on at the NVSL All Star Event! For more information about The Jackson Clinics, visit them online at www.thejacksonclinics.com.



DATE: August 1st, 2016 6:30PM
Injury Prevention for Fitness Seminar (FREE)
CLINIC: Sport & Spine Clinic – Sauk City
Join Sport & Spine at the Sauk City Public Library for a discussion about the tips and tools needed to help you along your path toward improved fitness and wellness. For more information about Sport & Spine Clinic, visit them online at www.sportandspineclinic.com.

Click here to print a downloadable events flyer.