Stretch for a healthy back.
Our mission is your recovery, and we are committed to helping you to do all you want to do. In support of that goal, we are rolling out two new E&A Therapy features: Motion Monday and Meet the Therapist Thursdays.
On Motion Mondays, we’ll be using Facebook to highlight a variety of exercises and stretches, aimed at maximizing your mobility and reducing stiffness and pain so you can reach your personal fitness goals. Through both video demonstrations by our licensed PTs and step by step instructions, we’ll focus on ways to help you get more out of your workouts and to avoid injuries as you become more active. Whether you are a serious athlete, preparing for a milestone event, or a couch potato working to embrace a more active lifestyle, Motion Mondays can motivate you to start your week off the on the right foot. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter to see how we can help you get moving.
“Meet the Therapists” Thursday
If you are struggling to keep moving because of inflexibility or pain, a licensed physical therapist can help, and Excel and Apex physical therapists have the qualifications and advanced skills necessary to provide you with the care you need to get moving again. Our therapists lead the industry for continuing their professional education and achieving advanced degrees and certifications, but in addition to that, they are truly exceptional people. Our PTs continually strive to do their best, and in doing so they accomplish amazing feats and contribute to their communities and to their patients in meaningful ways. That’s why every week, we’ll be highlighting a different Excel and Apex physical therapist as part of our new feature, “Meet the Therapists” Thursday. Excel and Apex Physical Therapists inspire us, and we know they will inspire you, too.
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!
Each month, we will highlight the continuing education courses completed by our E & A Therapists.
- Marsha Berger Grant was a Lab Instructor for: “Differential Diagnosis and Manual Therapy for Lumbo-pelvic and Lower Extremity Movement Impairments”. Marsha is the Director of our Chalfont Clinic.
- Christy VanderWyden and Caitlin Higgins completed Mulligan Lower Quadrant: Spinal and Peripheral Manual Therapy Mobilization with Movement Techniques. Christy and Caitlin are Physical Therapists in our Glen Mills Clinic.
- Emily Baith attended McKenzie Part C Advanced Lumbar Spine and Lower Extremities. Emily is a Physical Therapist at our Villanova Clinic.
- Brandi Feinberg finished Active Release Technique for Upper Extremity. Brandi is a Physical Therapist at our Society Hill Clinic.
- Antonio Greco finished McKenzie Part A Lumbar Spine. Attended The Philadelphia Hand Meeting: Focus on Best Practices. Antonio is a Physical Therapist at our Society Hill Clinic.
- Rob Epting Maitland completed Stabilization Training and Functional Rehabilitation. Rob is the Clinical Director at our Royersford Clinic.
- Claire Wiedmann attended Current Manual Therapy & Neuromuscular Stabilization Concepts of Lumbar Spine and Sacroiliac Joints. Attended the Women’s Health Summit: Conquering Pain. Claire is a Physical Therapist at our Royersford Clinic.
- Chrissy Biele completed Differential Diagnosis Module 1: Introduction to Screening. The differential diagnosis course includes introduction to screening for referral in physical therapy, pain types and viscerogenic pain patterns as well as physical assessment as a screening tool. Chrissy is a Physical Therapist at Rothman Institute in King of Prussia.
- Jason Bink attended Maitland III-Intermediate Spine. Jason is a Physical Therapist at our Cherry Hill Clinic.
- Meryl Goldstein completed the General Peripheral Joint Mobilization Course. Meryl is the Clinical Director at our Cherry Hill Clinic.
- Elizabeth Wantz attended “When the Feet Hit the Ground: Everything Changes.” Foot and Ankle Pathologies, Gait Assessment, and the Effects of the Kinetic Chain Beginning When the Foot Hits the Ground. Elizabeth is a Physical Therapist at our Lafayette Hill and Blue Bell Clinics.
Cam McCormack, PT, MSPT provides SFMA education.
New Comprehensive Movement Assessment Tool
On Saturday morning, February 25, Cam McCormack, PT, MSPT provided a specialized in-service training to over 40 E & A Therapists on the Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA). The SFMA offers a new approach to the treatment of pain and dysfunction. This efficient diagnostic tool enables our physical therapists to isolate regional interdependence associated with the injury. It is a comprehensive movement assessment tool used to categorize movement patterns and direct manual treatment and therapeutic exercise choices. Developed by physical therapists, this assessment helps get to the root cause of pain and disability. McCormack is certified in this technique and provided our therapists with extensive training.
The SFMA is the big brother of the Functional Movement Screen (FMS). The SFMA differs from the FMS in that it is much more specific in determining the cause for movement dysfunctions. By identifying the specific area of dysfunction, a more individualized patient specific treatment plan can be started to address the precise problem. This leads to much more customized and treatment plans tailored to the individual patient.
Over 40 E & A Therapist Learn New Movement Assessment Technique
Due to participants’ overwhelming positive response, E & A Therapy anticipates a full course to facilitate SFMA certification for more of our physical therapists.To find a physical therapist utilizing the Selective Functional Movement Assessment, please contact Joe Ruhl, PT.
- Contributed by: Joseh Ruhl, PT, ATC, Partner, E & A Physical Therapy
Wednesday Night FREE Lectures at Essene Market & Cafe in Philadelphia
Joe Zazworskey, PT, DPT will review simple solutions for back pain using Physical Therapy.
August 3, 2011- 7:00 p.m.
Few Americans are strangers to low back pain. In fact 70-85% are estimated to experience back pain in their lifetime, costing Americans over $50 billion dollars a year. In no way is there one simple solution. Solutions for back pain are as individualized as the pathologies which cause them. Simple preventative measures such as postural correction and the recognition of triggering stimuli are the first steps to halting back pain which limits quality of life. Physical Therapy can be a natural, self-empowering solution.
Joe Zazworskey PT, DPT is a Doctor of Physical Therapy, and the Clinic Manager of Excel Physical Therapy and Fitness is Queen Village. He has a keen interest in treating people with neck and back pain, and has completed coursework for a McKenzie Certification in Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy of Spinal Pain. He is also certified in Active Release Technique and has taken extensive course work in the mobilization of the spine.
719 South 4th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147
Located at the corner of 4th Street and Monroe Street
Call (215) 922-1146 to reserve your spot!