“Top Workplaces are not only better places to work but are more likely to be successful than peer organizations.”
Philly.com released its annual list of the Top 100 Philadelphia Workplaces, and it’s no surprise to E&A Therapy employees that their workplace made the list. The list was compiled based solely on the WorkplaceDynamics’ annual employee survey of companies in the Philadelphia area, and E&A Physical Therapists and Patient Service Representatives had this to say about working here:
“I love that I have the ability to treat patients and have a positive impact on their lives.”
“They keep their employees well informed of any changes that may impact us or our patients. Training for the therapists and administrative staff is an ongoing process. ”
Our company operates under the brand names of Excel Physical Therapy and Apex Physical Therapy, and we employ more than 60 licensed physical therapists and 80 business office and clerical staff across 18 owned clinics, plus 4 additional clinics operated under management services contracts. Our company mission is our patients’ recovery! We provide outpatient physical therapy to restore movement and improve function for those with pain, injuries and disabilities. Our physical therapists use highly skilled hands-on techniques to improve mobility of stiff joints and restricted tissues.
According to Philly.com, “Top Workplaces are not only better places to work but are more likely to be successful than peer organizations.” Through Passion, Integrity, Excellence and Accountability, our company is always striving to be “A Step Ahead…A Step Above,” and we are proud of the success our dedication brings.
GLEN MILLS, Pennsylvania (February 5, 2013) – U.S. Congressman Patrick Meehan (PA-07) will be meeting with constituents at Excel Physical Therapy at The Shoppes at Smithbridge, 331 Wilmington-West Chester Pike on Monday, February 11, 2013 at 10 a.m. While visiting Excel, he will take questions and discuss constituents’ concerns about current healthcare issues.
Meehan, who is serving his second term in Congress, co-sponsored the Physical Therapist Student Loan Repayment Eligibility Act of 2011 and also voted to repeal a provision in the 2010 health care law that would impose a tax on the sale of medical devices. He serves on the Oversight and Government Reform, Homeland Security, Transportation and Infrastructure, and House Ethics Committees.
Excel Physical Therapy in Glen Mills is one of 18 E & A Therapy clinics, committed to providing access to quality rehabilitative services and the information patients need to maintain healthy lifestyles. A Montgomery County-based company, owned and operated by physical therapists, E & A brings passion, integrity, excellence and accountability to its role as a health care provider. Our physical therapists participate in 40 hours of continuing education each year – well beyond what is recommended by the American Physical Therapy Association. As a result, they are some of the most knowledgeable physical therapists in the region.
The public is invited to stop by the Excel clinic to meet Congressman Meehan. While there, they can also meet the Excel physical therapy staff to discuss how physical therapy can help them maintain the quality of life they deserve.
Small changes have big impacts on health and longevity.
Before you fade into a winter fog and give up on those big plans to lose 20 pounds or work out every day, consider this: it’s moderate, easy-to-acquire habits, not drastic New Year’s resolutions that can transform your life. 2012 may be gone, but two studies published last year indicate that little changes make a big difference in maintaining long-term health.
15 Minutes a Day
Have you been holding out on exercising because you just don’t have time to “spend hours” at the gym? According to a study published in PLOS Medicine in November, you don’t need hours at all. Just 15 minutes, five times a week of brisk walking can improve how you feel and add to your life expectancy. The study of more than 650,000 subjects found that those who walked briskly 75 minutes a week lived 1.8 years longer than those who didn’t. And those who walked twice as long, 150 minutes per week, lived as much as 4.5 years longer than those who were sedentary.
Resolution #1 – Take a quick 15 minute walk around the neighborhood before and/or after work.
Love Your Love Handles?
We’ve been hearing for years about the health hazards associated with being overweight, but a controversial review of 100 studies by the Journal of the American Medical Association indicates that your love handles might not be so bad after all; in fact they might even be good for you.
The study found that being slightly overweight or even moderately obese, as measured by Body Mass Index (BMI) may be a factor in helping you live longer. Researchers found that people with a BMI between 25 and 30 (about 30 percent of the population in the U.S.) had a 6 percent lower risk of death than those with BMIs in the normal range. (This handy tool can help you calculate your BMI.)
The study concluded that people with a BMI over 35 were 29 percent more likely to die than those in a normal weight range. So it confirmed, as expected, that being morbidly obese has drastic negative health effects. Beyond that, researchers are bound to be investigating what these numbers mean for quite some time. Some critics say BMI is an imperfect measure of body fat percentage. Others say terminally ill patients, who have lost weight, might skew the results. But for now the takeaway is that while weight loss for a morbidly obese person will likely improve longevity, being slightly overweight won’t kill you.
Resolution #2 –Stay active and fit and eat healthy foods rather than focusing on a number on a scale.
If an old injury is keeping you from being as active as you’d like, consider seeing a physical therapist. Physical therapists can work with you to help you regain flexibility, strength, endurance, and coordination. In short, physical therapy can help remove obstacles to your personal fitness goals and can be an important first step toward a healthy, happy new year and the beginning of the long, healthy life you deserve.
Resolution # 3 – Call us at 866-883-9235 to talk to a licensed physical therapist about how he or she can help you meet your goals.
Get your questions answered by the experts!
Join Dr. Nicholas Pagano, DPM and Jane Fagan, PT, DPT as they talk about common foot and ankle problems.
The place is Born to Run in Lafayette Hill from 1 to 3 pm.
Hope to see you there!
Get your questions answered by the experts!
Join Dr. AJ Rastogi, MD and Meryl Goldstein, PT, MPT, ART as they talk about back pain and how to avoid surgery.
The place is the Cherry Hill Health and Racquet Club on Tuesday October 9th and 7pm.
Hope to see you there!
Excel Physical Therapy and Apex Physical Therapy have merged to form E & A Physical Therapy. The new company will provide the Philadelphia area with excellent rehabilitation services for musculoskeletal conditions and other injuries.
Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) August 4, 2011 — Two of the largest privately owned physical therapy businesses in the region have merged to form a new company. Excel Physical Therapy of Philadelphia, PA and Apex Physical Therapy of Blue Bell, PA, are now consolidating operations as E & A Physical Therapy. The new practice, headquartered in Plymouth Meeting, will feature 22 locations and 60 physical therapists.
E & A Physical Therapy draws from the experience of both brands, creating a company that will expertly rehabilitate those with musculoskeletal injuries, sports injuries and post-surgical conditions. Physical therapy offers a cost-effective alternative to surgery, disability and medication, and active adults can maintain a better quality of life through the use of personalized rehabilitation and exercise programs.
Todd Logic, PT from the Apex ownership team, said that the two companies’ values and patient-centered philosophy made for a perfect match.
“We are energized to strengthen our brand, grow our market share and demonstrate the excellence that physical therapists can provide,” he said.
“We want to continue to attract the highest quality of physical therapist and provide the one-on-one service that makes our treatment approach so effective. This merger will help us do that well into the future,” said Jeff Ostrowski, PT from the Excel ownership team.
About E & A Physical Therapy
E & A Physical Therapy provides rehabilitation for musculoskeletal conditions in outpatient clinics throughout the region under the brands Excel Physical Therapy & Fitness and Apex Physical Therapy & Fitness. The company employs 60 therapists in 22 locations.
For more information, please contact Sarah Walmsley, PT Director of Marketing at Swalmsley(at)excelphsyicaltherapy(dot)com.