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

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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.

DONATIONS NEEDED

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!

December 2016 Events

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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 December 2016!

GEORGIA PHYSICAL THERAPY EVENTS

ROME, GA
DATE: November 23rd – December 16th 2016
Advance Rehabilitation Canned Food Drive
CLINIC: Advance Rehabilitation – Rome
Help Feed the Hungry This Holiday Season.
Advance Rehabilitation is accepting food donations at all locations through December 16th
Pantry Program Needed Items are:
• Canned Vegetables (low sodium or no added salt)
• Canned Fruit (in its own juice or 100% juice)
• Canned Tomato Products (low sodium or no added salt)
• Canned Tuna/Chicken (low sodium)
• Boxed Potatoes
• Boxed/Bagged Stuffing
• Whole Grains
• Brown Rice

All South Georgia locations are accepting donations along with Columbus, GA.
For more information about Advance Rehabilitation, visit them online at http://www.advancerehab.com.

MICHIGAN PHYSICAL THERAPY EVENTS

GRAND RAPIDS, MI
DATE: December 6th 2016, 5:30PM – 6:30PM
CPR Downtown Yoga Classes Begin!
CLINIC: The Center for Physical Rehabilitation – Downtown Grand Rapids
Join the Academy at CPR’s Downtown location for an “All Levels Yoga Class”. Whether you are new to the mat, or an experienced student, this class is designed for everyone to work at their own ability and comfort level. New students will be exposed to basic poses and body positioning, while more experienced student will be challenging their body through variations in poses they have mastered.
For more information about The Center for Physical Rehabilitation, visit them online at http://www.pt-cpr.com.

SALINE, MI
DATE: December 10th 2016, 10:00AM – 1:30PM
Saline Area Chamber of Commerce Treasure Trail to Santa
CLINIC: Physical Therapy In Motion – Saline
The event is the Saline Area Chamber of Commerce Treasure Trail to Santa at the Saline Shopping Center. Children will go on a treasure trail starting at Physical Therapy in Motion, stopping at all of the businesses for a treat, and end at Busch’s to see Santa. Carriage rides, photo booth, and a petting farm will be available. For more information about Physical Therapy In Motion, visit them online at http://www.physicaltherapyinmotion.com/.

NEW JERSEY PHYSICAL THERAPY EVENTS

NEW MILFORD, NJ
DATE: November 23rd – December 23rd 2016
Spread the Warmth Blanket & Jacket Drive
CLINIC: Madison Spine & Physical Therapy – New Milford
Please support the Madison Spine & Physical Therapy charity campaign by donating today! On December 23rd They will drive into NYC with the Donations & Hand Them Out to Those Who Could Use a Little Warmth!
Items needed are:
• JACKETS
• BLANKETS
• BOOTS
• GLOVES
• HATS
• SCARVES
YOU DONATE, MADISON SPINE DELIVERS! Let’s all come together and make a difference! All locations are accepting donations now. For more information about Madison Spine & Physical Therapy, visit them online at http://madisonspinept.com/physicaltherapy.

TENNESSEE PHYSICAL THERAPY EVENTS

PULASKI, TN
DATE: December 8th 2016, 11:30AM – 1:00PM
Sudden Violence: Surviving an Active Shooter
CLINIC: STAR Physical Therapy, LP – Pulaski
Giles County Workforce Employer Outreach Committee invites you to join us for an informative lunch and learn. Lunch Provided by STAR Physical Therapy.
Speaker: Barry Crotzer, Agent – TN Homeland Security
Located at: First National Bank Building, 206 South 1st Street, Pulaski, TN
Please RSVP by Tuesday, December 6th online: https://goo.gl/forms/0ckSzRdplrMv89m13
We look forward to seeing you there!
For more information about STAR Physical Therapy, LP, visit them online at http://www.starpt.com.

MURFREESBORO, TN
DATE: December 14th 2016, 12:00PM – 1:30PM
Sudden Violence: Surviving an Active Shooter
CLINIC: STAR Physical Therapy, LP – Murfreesboro
The WEOC is an ongoing effort by the TN Department of Labor & Workforce Development to reach out to Tennessee employers and provide valuable information to foster economic development and to promote our services. Lunch Sponsored by STAR Physical Therapy.
Speaker: Barry Crotzer, Agent – TN Homeland Security
Located at: Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce, 3050 Medical Center Parkway, Murfreesboro, Tennessee 37129.
Please RSVP by Tuesday, December 12th online: https://goo.gl/forms/qWqCr8LJoPdSk6Ex1
We look forward to seeing you there!
For more information about STAR Physical Therapy, LP, visit them online at http://www.starpt.com.

McKenzie Method

McKenzie Method: Diagnosis & Treatment

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MECHANICAL DIAGNOSIS PHASE:
This system is based on the symptomatic and mechanical responses of patients to various repeated movements or static loading forces(that is a mechanical evaluation). It allows the classification of patients into broad, rather than tissue-specific, categories and thus leads to the formulation of treatment. Rather than seeking to make a diagnosis, which is the identification of a disease by the means of its signs and symptoms, The McKenzie system concentrates on syndrome identification. A syndrome is a characteristic group of symptoms and pattern responses characteristic of a particular problem. The system is now widely used to classify and treat patients with mechanical disorders.

PHYSICAL EXAMINATION PHASE:
• Explanation of problem to patient and reason for required exercise program
• Time scale
• The appropriate loading strategy, or strategies needed to manage the condition demonstrated to and practiced by the patient.
• The repetitions and regularity of exercise program explained to patient
• The expected pain response explained to patient

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ASSESMENT PHASE:
• Symptomatic diagnosis
• Mechanical Diagnosis

PATIENT MANAGEMENT PHASE:
• Patient education component of management
• Information about the problem itself
• What patients can do to help themselves
• Information about tests, diagnosis and interventions
• Active Mechanical Therapy component:
• The specific exercises should be demonstrated to the patients, they should practice these, the expected pain response should be explained, as well as any warnings against lasting aggravation of their condition and as necessary progressions and alterations should be given.

This information was written by Hamilton Physical Therapy Services, L.P., an outpatient physical therapy group with five locations in Mercer County, New Jersey since 1978. Their modern state-of-the-art facilities are equipped to offer patients an excellent opportunity to reach their optimal functional abilities. Managed and operated by physical therapists mandates that patient care is our number one priority. For more information click here.

October 2016 Events

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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 October 2016!

GEORGIA PHYSICAL THERAPY EVENTS

FOLKSTON, GA
DATE: October 21st 2016, 5:00PM – 7:00PM
20 Year Anniversary Cookout
CLINIC: Advance Rehabilitation Physical Therapy – Folkston
Advance Rehab is celebrating its 20 year anniversary in Folkston, Georgia with a cookout and live music by local artist Justen Harden
For more information about Advance Rehabilitation Physical Therapy, visit them online at http://www.advancerehab.com.

IDAHO PHYSICAL THERAPY EVENTS

BOISE, ID
DATE: October 18th – 15th 2016
2016 NPI Annual Fall Conference
CLINIC: Intermountain Physical Therapy & Hand Rehabilitation – Boise
Intermountain will have a booth at this year’s event. Stop on by and see how physical therapy brings patients back to their full potential! For more information about Intermountain Physical Therapy & Hand Rehabilitation, visit them online at http://www.intermountainpt.com.

MICHIGAN PHYSICAL THERAPY EVENTS

MONROE, MI
DATE: October 4th 2016, 3:00PM – 6:00PM
Monroe Open House
CLINIC: Advanced Physical Therapy – Monroe
Advanced Physical Therapy’s Monroe clinic is celebrating their relocation with an open house! Join us for snacks, drinks and check out the new digs. We’d love to have you as we get to know our new neighbors and friends! First 100 guests will receive a free gift. For more information about Advanced Physical Therapy, visit them online at http://advphysicaltherapy.com.

NEW JERSEY PHYSICAL THERAPY EVENTS

BORDENTOWN, NJ
DATE: October 17th 2016, 4:30PM – 8:00PM
Work Comp Seminar at Villa Mannino Restaurant
CLINIC: Hamilton Physical Therapy Services, L.P.
Attention all work comp case managers and adjusters! Join Hamilton Physical Therapy and Princeton Brain & Spine Care as they talk about the Evaluation and Rehabilitation of Concussions in the injured workers.

AGENDA:
4:30 pm – 5:30 pm — Registration & Vendor Exhibit
5:30 pm – 5:45 pm — Opening Remarks
5:45 pm – 7:30 pm — Clinical Presentation
7:30 pm – 8:00 pm — Q&A Session

For more information contact Jaime Caceres at Hamilton Physical Therapy Services in Hamilton, New Jersey at (609) 585-2333. Also, visit Hamilton Physical Therapy Services online at http://www.hamiltonphysicaltherapy.org.

TENNESSEE PHYSICAL THERAPY EVENTS

NASHVILLE, TN
DATE: October 15th 2016, 8:00AM – 11:00PM
2016 – 2017 Heart Walk at Vanderbilt University Sport Field
CLINIC: STAR Physical Therapy
Help STAR Physical Therapy reach their goal to raise $5,000 for the American Heart Association. You can help us by donating to our team ($20 donations receive a custom t-shirt) or join the STAR Physical Therapy Heart Walk Team and join us at the event! For more information about STAR Physical Therapy, visit them online at http://www.starpt.com.

TEXAS PHYSICAL THERAPY EVENTS

CLEVELAND, TX
DATE: October 15th 2016, 9:00AM
Walk with a Doc for Hardhats & Little Heads
CLINIC: Cleveland Physical & Occupational Therapy
Cleveland Physical & Occupational Therapy is participating in this year’s Walk With A Doc at the Cleveland High School Track! Bring your friends and family to enjoy a day of fun! Participants will walk on the track with national award winning doctor Dr. Sulaiman, explore vendor booths, receive health and community information as well as meet local fireman and police officers all while getting healthy! Special appearances by Reggie Airman Dixon, Maurice Termite Watkins, and Reggie Johnson. Children will be provided with free bikes, helmets, t-shirts, water bottles, goodie bags and more as part of the Hard Helmets for Little Heads initiative while supplies last. All materials will be distributed on a first come, first served basis. For more information, please contact Kimberly Hughes at (281) 592.2224 – ext. 206 or at khughes@hcset.com. You can also visit the official event website here: http://walkwithadoc.org/our-locations/cleveland-texas/. For more information about Cleveland Physical & Occupational Therapy, visit them online at http://www.clevelandpt.com.

WISCONSIN PHYSICAL THERAPY EVENTS

JEFFERSON, WI
DATE: October 10th 2016, 5:30PM – 6:30PM
JUMP: Great Apple Crunch Fun Run
CLINIC: Sport & Spine Physical Therapy – Jefferson
Sport & Spine Physical Therapy in Jefferson, Wisconsin invites Jefferson community members of all ages to join us in our 4th annual one mile FUN RUN/WALK! Participation ribbons for all children
There will also be refreshments. In the event of inclement weather, it will be canceled with no make-up date. For more information contact Jo Christianson at christiansonj@tds.net.
Also, please visit Sport & Spine Physical Therapy online at http://sportandspineclinic.com.

MERRILL, WI
DATE: October 8th 2016, 8:00AM – 1:00PM
2016 Leaf Pile Run 6th Annual 5k Run/Walk & 1k Kids Run
CLINICS: Sport & Spine Physical Therapy & Merrill Physical Therapy
Please join Sport & Spine Physical Therapy, Merrill Physical Therapy and other WVAM members for a fun and festive fall run, to help support Wisconsin Valley Athletic Medicine by participating in the 2016 Leaf Pile Annual Event. All 5k and 1k participants receive a complimentary wristband for same day entry to Helene’s Hilltop Orchard to enjoy a hayride, corn maze, cow train, and the play area. Complimentary beverages from Red Eye Brewing Co. and root beer from Central Beer Distributors. Need more info? Contact Andy at Sport & Spine Clinic at adavis@usphclinic.com or call (715) 693-7727. For more information about Merrill Physical Therapy, visit them online at http://www.merrillpt.com.

June 2016 Events

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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 June 2016!

CALIFORNIA PHYSICAL THERAPY EVENTS

ANAHEIM, CA
DATE: June 21st-23rd, 2016
CMSA’S 26th Annual Conference and Expo
CLINIC: FIT2WRK – Booth 312
Fit2wrk will be in attendance at the 2016 CMSA Conference in Anaheim, CA. Fit2wrk provides an integrated approach to ensuring overall client satisfaction. Our industrial specialists can review your own needs and co-develop programs designed to expedite return to work as well as positively impact future injury costs. For more info on Fit2wrk go to www.fit2wrk.com.

 

GEORGIA PHYSICAL THERAPY EVENTS

ATLANTA, GA
DATE: June 12th, 2016
Hotlanta Half Marathon
CLINIC: Atlanta Falcons Physical Therapy Centers – Atlanta
Atlanta Falcons Physical Therapy Centers is a proud sponsor of the Hotlanta Half Marathon for 2016. They look forward to seeing you there. To register for the run go to www.hotlantahalf.com. More information about Atlanta Falcons Physical Therapy Centers can be found at www.atlantafalconsptc.com.

GREENSBORO, GA
DATE: June 13th, 2016 6:00PM
Introduction to Essential Oils (FREE)
CLINIC: Advance Rehabilitation Physical Therapy – Greensboro
Hosted by Advance Rehabilitation at Cowles Clinic to provide an educational seminar regarding alternative medicine using DoTerra Essential Oils. They will cover the basics of essentials oils, including how to choose a quality oil, how to use them safely, and which essential oils can be part of your daily routine. To register for this class call (706) 454-1394 or email: ajackson@advancerehab.com. For more information about Advance Physical Therapy in Greensboro click here.

 

MICHIGAN PHYSICAL THERAPY EVENTS

BYRON CENTER, MI
DATE: June 10th, 2016
Byron Center Athletic Boosters Alumni Golf Outing 1:00PM
CLINIC: The Center for Physical Rehabilitation
The Center for Physical Rehabilitation is a sponsor and is participating in the Golf Outing for Byron Center Athletic Boosters. The event is being held at Maple Hill Golf Course. To register to play go to http://byroncentersports.com/2016/02/01/2016-boosters-alumni-golf-outing-info/. For more info about The Center for Physical Rehabilitation go to www.pt-cpr.com.

COMSTOCK PARK, MI
DATE: June 25th, 2016 8:00AM
Football Golf Outing for Comstock Park Athletics
CLINIC: The Center for Physical Rehabilitation
The Center for Physical Rehabilitation is a sponsor and is participating in the Comstock Park Football Team’s annual Golf Outing. The event is being held at Scott Lake Country Club. For more information on the event go to http://comstockparkathletics.com/2016/04/12/cp-football-golf-outing/. For more info about The Center for Physical Rehabilitation go to www.pt-cpr.com.

GRAND RAPIDS, MI
DATE: June 2016
Clinic Opening – Downtown Grand Rapids
CLINIC: The Center for Physical Rehabilitation – Grand Rapids
The Center for Physical Rehabilitation has been providing all-inclusive physical therapy services, since 1994, at four convenient locations: Belmont, Byron Center, Cascade, Walker, and now at a fifth location in downtown Grand Rapids. For more information about The Center for Physical Rehabilitation go to www.pt-cpr.com.

GRAND RAPIDS, MI
DATE: June 13th-July 28th, 2016
Strength and Conditioning Program for Ages 11-14
CLINIC: The Center for Physical Rehabilitation – Grand Rapids
The Academy for Sports and Wellness is offering a Strength and Conditioning program to enhance Long term athletic development for athletes ages 11 to 14. This 6 week, program will help athletes build confidence as they learn the principals to proper weight lifting and the importance of strength training, in conjunction with overall fitness conditioning. For more information about The Center for Physical Rehabilitation go to www.pt-cpr.com.

SOUTHGATE, MI
DATE: June 20th, 2016 7:30PM
Building Better Runners Series (FREE)
CLINIC: Advanced Physical Therapy – Southgate
Advanced Physical Therapy is starting their Building Better Runner Series for 2016. Their first topic of discussion is Glute Activation for Runners presented June 20th in the clinic Southgate Clinic. Seating is limited, so call 734-284-6582 to reserve your spot. For more information about Advanced Physical Therapy you can find them online at www.advphysicaltherapy.com.

ST. CLAIR SHORES, MI
DATE: All Wednesdays in June – 6:30PM-7:00PM
Nautical Rides in St. Clair Shores
CLINIC: Advanced Physical Therapy – Greater Detroit
Advanced Physical Therapy is a sponsor for the 2016 Nautical Bike Rides that take place every Wednesday night in June. Advanced will be providing biking tips and other information for riders throughout the month. Join Advanced Physical Therapy on your bike as they ride through St. Clair Shores and have a great time! For more information about Advanced Physical Therapy go to www.advphysicaltherapy.com.

 

MISSOURI PHYSICAL THERAPY EVENTS

KANSAS CITY, MO
DATE: June 30th, 2016 3:00PM
Work Comp Panel Discussion
CLINIC: ARC Physical Therapy – Kansas City
ARC Physical Therapy+ is hosing a Work Comp Panel Discussion examine recent or anticipated changes in workers’ compensation. This discussion will take place at the Boulevard Brewery and will be an open forum for questions from attendees. For more info about ARC Physical Therapy+ visit them online at www.arcpt.com.

 

NEVADA PHYSICAL THERAPY EVENTS

SPARKS, NV
DATE: June 4th, 2016 10:00AM-2:00PM
UPS Health Fair
CLINIC: Custom Physical Therapy – Sparks
Custom Physical Therapy in Sparks, NV will be attending the UPS Health Fair on Saturday June 4th at 301 Vista Blvd. If you are attending stop by the Custom Physical Therapy table, meet the staff, and get lots of great information! For more information about Custom Physical Therapy visit them online at www.custom-pt.com.

 

NEW JERSEY PHYSICAL THERAPY EVENTS

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ
DATE: June 22nd-24th, 2016 10:00AM-2:00PM
17th Annual PA/NJ IARP Conference
CLINIC: Hamilton Physical Therapy – Hamilton
Hamilton Physical Therapy will be attending the 17th Annual PA/ NJ IARP Conference from June 22nd – 24th at the Tropicana Casino & Hotel in Atlantic City NJ. Geared towards Work Comp and Case Managers. Stop by the Hamilton Physical Therapy display, meet the staff, and get lots of great information! For more information about Hamilton Physical Therapy visit them at www.hamiltonphysicaltherapy.org.

HACKETTSTOWN, NJ
DATE: June 5th, 2016 10:00AM-2:00PM
5K Walk/Run for the Thomas R. Kitchen Memorial Fund
CLINIC: Physical Therapy Plus – Hackettstown
Join Physical Therapy Plus, a sponsor in this year’s annual 5K Walk/Run for the Thomas R. Kitchen Memorial Fund – a fund raiser for scholarships for Hackettstown High School seniors and to raise awareness for Cholangiocarcinoma! The event is at Field of Dreams in Independence, NJ. For more info about Physical Therapy Plus visit them at www.ptplusnj.com.

 

OREGON PHYSICAL THERAPY EVENTS

ALOHA, OR
DATE: June 20th, 2016 10:30AM-6:00PM
Lewis & Clark PAC Golf Classic
CLINIC: North Lake Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation
North Lake Physical Therapy is Sponsoring the 24th Annual Lewis & Clark PAC Golf Classic at the The Reserve Vineyard & Golf Club in Aloha, OR. They can’t wait to see you on the links! To register for the tournament go to http://lcpioneers.com/information/PAC-HOF/2016golfclassic.pdf. For information about North Lake Physical Therapy visit them at: www.northlakept.com.

CLACKAMAS, OR
DATE: June 5th, 2016
My Best Day 5K
CLINIC: North Lake Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation – Clackamas
North Lake Physical Therapy is Sponsoring the My Best Day 5K supporting the Jake Arntson Memorial Fund in Clackamas, OR. Celebrating the memory of a boy that was a light to not only his family, but everyone that knew him. To register for the 5k go to https://www.signmeup.com/site/online-event-registration/112880. For information about North Lake Physical Therapy visit them at: www.northlakept.com.

LAKE OSWEGO, OR
DATE: June 2016
Fleet Feet Couch to 5K and 10K training programs
CLINIC: North Lake Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation – Lake Oswego
North Lake Physical Therapy is helping runners in the Fleet Feet Couch to 5K and 10K programs reach their goals. This 12 week program is a great way to pursue your walking and running goals. For more information on the Fleet Feet programs offered in Lake Oswego go to www.fleetfeetpdx.com/training. For information about North Lake Physical Therapy visit them at: www.northlakept.com.

TIGARD, OR
DATE: June 25th, 2016 6:30PM
Twilight Run
CLINIC: North Lake Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation – Tigard
North Lake Physical Therapy in Tigard is Tigard is sponsoring the Twilight Run supporting the Tigard-Tualatin Schools Foundation. he Foundation for Tigard Tualatin Schools is a non-profit organization that: Advocates for, and raises awareness about, the importance of strong schools in our community. To register for the twilight run go to http://twilightrun.the-ftts.org. For information about North Lake Physical Therapy visit them at: www.northlakept.com.

 

TENNESSEE PHYSICAL THERAPY EVENTS

LAWERENCEBERG, TN
DATE: June 16th, 2016, 12:00PM-1:30PM
Employer Outreach Luncheon
CLINIC: STAR Physical Therapy
The WEOC is an ongoing effort by the TN Department of Labor & Workforce Development to reach out to TN employers and provide valuable information to foster economic development and to promote our services. Topic for June: Sudden Violence-Surviving an Active Shooter. Please register online and confirm your attendance by Friday, June 24th by clicking on the following link: http://goo.gl/forms/TTD2EM1K3K.

LEXINGTON, TN
DATE: June 28th, 2016, 11:00AM-2:00PM
Pie Toss for American Heart Association
CLINIC: STAR Physical Therapy – Lexington
Hit Keith with a pie for a great cause! Each pie is $5 or you can get 5 pies for $20. All donations benefit the American Heart Association. For more information call 731.967.3788 or visit STAR Physical Therapy online at www.STARpt.com.

MT. PLEASANT, TN
DATE: June 2016, 11:00AM-2:00PM
Clinic Re-Opening after Fire
CLINIC: STAR Physical Therapy – Mt. Pleasant
The STAR Physical Therapy Clinic in Mt. Pleasant is returning home after their office building was damaged by a fire. The clinic has been completely restored and the therapists are super excited to get back to their home space. For more information about STAR Physical Therapy go to www.STARpt.com.

ALL STAR PHYSICAL THERAPY IN TN
DATE: June 1st-July 1st, 2016
Hoop it up for the Heart (Hula Hoop) Challenge!
CLINIC: STAR Physical Therapy
STAR Physical Therapy is excited to partner with the American Heart Association (AHA). Their mission is “To build healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke”. The goal this year will be somewhat like years past but with a twist. Be on the lookout for the Hoop it up for the Heart (Hula Hoop) Challenge! They are putting an emphasis on employee wellness, along with a charitable fundraiser and community involvement. For more information visit STAR Physical Therapy at www.STARpt.com.

 

VIRGINIA PHYSICAL THERAPY EVENTS

BRAMBLETON, VA
DATE: June 21st, 2016
Clinic Opening – Brambleton, VA
CLINIC: The Jackson Clinics – Brambleton
The Jackson Clinics is happy the announce the opening of it’s newest location in Brambleton, VA – located at 42365 Soave Dr. Bramleton, VA 20148. For more information about The Jackson Clinics visit them online at www.thejacksonclinics.com.

FAIRFAX COUNTY, VA
DATE: June 2nd – 20th, 2016
High School Physicals in Fairfax County
2ND Fairfax High School Physicals
7TH Langley High School Physicals
13TH Robison High School Physicals
14TH Woodson High School Physicals
15TH Falls Church High School Physicals/Westfield High School Physicals
20TH Centreville High School Physicals/Marshall High School Physicals
CLINIC: The Jackson Clinics
The Jackson Clinics will be helping local students complete their physicals. For information on times please contact your school’s athletic dept. For more info about The Jackson Clinics visit them at www.thejacksonclinics.com.

LEESBURG, VA
DATE: June 1st-July 1st, 2016
Hoop it up for the Heart (Hula Hoop) Challenge!
CLINIC: The Jackson Clinics – Skyline
The Jackson Clinics will be participating in the Smashing Walnuts Walk and Fitness Challenge to Crack the Cure for Childhood Brain Cancer. The walk will be held at Heritage High School in Leesburg, VA. To register for the Smashing Walnuts go to www.smashingwalnuts.org. For more information about The Jackson Clinics visit them online at www.thejacksonclinics.com.

RESTON, VA
DATE: June 4th & 5th 2016
Reston Sprint Triathlon
CLINIC: The Jackson Clinics
The Jackson Clinics will be available to help Reston Sprint Triathlon runners with pre stretching and mobility during packet pick up. The following morning, The Jackson Clinics team will be present to assist athletes with post race stretching. To register for the Reston Tri go to www.restonsprinttri.org. For more information about The Jackson Clinics visit them online at www.thejacksonclinics.com.

WILLIAMSBURG, VA
DATE: June 15th & 16th 2016
Virginia Self-Insurers Association 2016 General Meeting
CLINIC: The Jackson Clinics
The Jackson Clinics will be attending the Virginia Self-Insurers Association 2016 General Meeting on June 15th & 16th. The event will be held at Kingsmill Resort at 1010 Kingsmill Road. If you are attending stop by The Jackson Clinic’s display, meet the staff, and get lots of great information! For more information about The Jackson Clinics visit them online at www.thejacksonclinics.com.

Click here to print a downloadable events flyer.

physical therapy during pregnancy

Physical Therapy for the Pregnant and Postpartum Woman

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If you are encountering problems during your pregnancy, don’t stress. Many women are able to find pain relief by going to physical therapy during pregnancy. A licensed physical therapist, specifically trained in women’s health, can evaluate and address the physical issues affecting you. Some of the techniques a PT would use in alleviating these discomforts are postural awareness/education, individualized stretching and strengthening programs, soft tissue mobilization/myofascial release (types of massage), breathing exercises, bladder education and pelvic floor strengthening. A PT can also assist you in implementing an exercise regimen that is safe and easy to take part in no matter what your level of fitness. All of this is performed in concurrence with your OB/GYN’s care.

Musculoskeletal complaints of the Pregnant Woman:
• Postural stresses (accentuated lordosis)
• Pelvic girdle instability pain
• Back pain or SI joint dysfunction
• Round ligament pain
• Nerve entrapment syndromes: carpal tunnel, tarsal tunnel, thoracic outlet syndromes
• Neck pain
• Foot or Ankle pain (especially overuse of the gastrocnemius muscles due to COG shifted anterior)
• Tendinitis: lateral epicondylitis and trochanteric bursitis
• Circulatory problems:
• Lower leg cramps
• Edema in lower extremities
• Groin / coccyx pain
• Urinary complaints (due to reduced bladder capacity as the fetus pushes on the bladder ): stress or urge incontinence

Musculoskeletal complaints of Postpartum Woman (effects of hormonal laxity):
• Diastasis Recti
• Symphysis pubis separation
• C-section scar or episiotomy scar adhesions/pain
• Pelvic floor Dysfunction: pain with sexual activity
• Postural stresses: nursing, holding and carrying baby
• Low back pain or SI joint dysfunction
• Urinary complaints (due to weakness of the pelvic floor muscles / trauma during labor and delivery)
• Stress Incontinence
• Urge incontinence

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EXERCISE CONSIDERATIONS:
Goals and benefits of exercise for the Pregnant Woman:
• Promotes good posture
• Increases or maintenance of aerobic fitness
• Improves muscle tone
• Improves sleep
• Prevents low back pain
• Reduces risk of gestational diabetes
• Improves physiological and psychological health
• Prepares mom for labor and delivery

Goals and benefits of exercise for the Postpartum Woman:
• Faster recovery from labor and delivery
• Increases endurance for taking care of self and baby

Make the right choice today. Ask your doctor how physical therapy can help you!

This information about physical therapy during pregnancy was written by by Rachna Mehta, PT, DPT, CIMT – Hamilton Physical Therapy Services, L.P. in Hamilton, NJ. Hamilton Physical Therapy Services is a well established provider of rehabilitation services in Mercer County since 1978. They take pride in offering personal and compassionate care with a patient-centered approach helping transform lives, one life at a time. For more information click here.