It’s a wonderful thing when the accomplishments of our Physical Therapists are acknowledged! It’s easy to provide great service when you love what you do.
Way to go to all the PT’s and staff at our Villanova clinic! Here is what one very satisfied patient has to say about them:
“Excel, one of the Top 100 companies to work for in the Philly area.”
I now understand why.
Patricia, Nicole, Lara, Jenn, Val, & Russ thank you VERY much for all that you did to help me; but most importantly with a willing Spirit.
I think that trait distinguishes the best companies, and when I talk to people at American Express, Vanguard, and Excel you feel so wonderful because everyone really wants to help & serve you. Once you have that spirit, everything else, falls into place whether at home, work, or the community.
A special THANKS to Val & Russ who were assigned my case (sorry, I know I’m difficult; especially with the grueling questions from Val:) ), for the Personal Program in print form from Russ, the constant recording of info to try and solve the puzzle, the professional way you handle things, and really just for pushing the limits. And Lara, for being a great cheerleader; very inspirational, to say the least. I’m sure with all the tools you provided, this injury is just another small bump on the road.
Thanks very much for the experience over the past few months. It was a pleasure to be a small part of a very good and pleasant environment.
Active Release Techniques (ART) is a manual therapy method used in physical therapy that was developed by Dr. Michael Leahy. It uses manual manipulation of not only the muscles, but also ligaments, tendons and even nerves. ART treats stiffness, limited range of motion and pain in the area affected by an injury. It also includes treatment for damaged fascia, a special type of connective tissue.
This method has been used in practice for over twenty years and has allowed hundreds of patients to forego surgery in order to remedy their particular condition. Although a little painful, the treatments are quick and can be short-term, depending on the severity of the area being handled.
This technique has proven to be very beneficial in helping to improve athletes’ performances, aid bodybuilders in gaining strength and help those with conditions like carpal tunnel syndrome, sciatica, shin splints and more. ART can even relieve headaches and back pain and areas weakened by scar tissue.
If you have an issue you feel can be helped by ART, please contact our office for the clinic nearest you that provides ART services and schedule an initial consultation. (866-883-9235)
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Who doesn’t like some form of music? Whether it’s rock, classical, country or any other genre, the musicians all have one thing in common; they’re all at risk for repetitive strain injuries. The longevity of a musical career far outweighs that of standard athletes and dancers. Therefore, artists need to take precautions to ensure the stability of their careers. Known as “elite athletes of the small muscles”, musicians also need recovery time for their muscles and tendons. However, in today’s fast paced world there may be barely any down time in between gigs and our musical athletes are in jeopardy of developing chronic pain, injury and added stress. The full article below identifies some small on-stage tweaks that can help prevent long-term issues and keep the music going.
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Motion Monday is here! This is a simple exercise to help build core strength while working glutes & hamstrings.
We consider this a building block to a good core stability program. Done correctly,
it engages all of the key muscles needed for stability while performing functional exercises and sports.
It’s been almost 3 months since the terrifying Boston Marathon bombings and one survivor shares his incredible story of triumph over tragedy. Jeff Bauman is the gentleman forever captured in the iconic photo (below) taken the day of the attacks.
Jeff simply wanted to watch his girlfriend, Erin Hurley, cross the finish line the day of the marathon. Who ever thought showing his support for his girlfriend and her team, running for a charity, would end up in such misfortune and devastation? What’s really scary is he actually saw the first bomber just feet away from him minutes before the grueling attack took place.
Not only did he lose both his legs above the knee, he also suffered other wounds and eardrum damage and of course the mental and emotional anguish he endured. After months of pain, several surgeries, counseling and rehabilitation, Jeff has managed to maintain an optimistic mindset and has set goals for himself. He is now learning to walk with his new prosthetics and sends an encouraging message to anyone who has to face any type of trauma. Please click the photo below to read to the full story. Fair warning, you may want a tissue nearby.
It’s Motion Monday! If you feel tightness or pressure on your sciatic nerve, try one of these nice stretches to help.