The PT Minute – Why go “cash-based” Physical Therapy vs. “insurance-based” PT?

  This week’s PT Minute question: “Why go “cash-based” Physical Therapy vs. “insurance-based” PT?” Dr. Carlos J Berio –  “This is a question of ‘what you value most’. If one-on-one time with a physical therapist is important to you find a value-first cash practice or practitioner. If being eyeballed across a big room with some wimpy … Read More

The PT Minute – What is Direct Access?

  This week’s PT Minute question: “What is Direct Access?” Dr. Carlos J Berio –  “Gone are the days where you needed to get permission to see a physical therapist. If you hurt, find a PT! You’ll save yourself time, money and loads of grief.” Dr. Ivy Jordan –  “Direct access allows you to get the … Read More

The PT Minute: Why does a Combine Matter?

This week’s PT Minute question: “Why does a Combine matter?” Dr. Carlos J Berio – How can you get where you are going without knowing where you are right now? A sport specific combine is the benchmark for where all programming will be created and how it can be appropriately progressed for maximum performance benefits. Dr. Ivy … Read More

The PT Minute: How much money can I expect to be reimbursed from my insurance provider?

This week’s PT Minute question: “How much money can I expect to be reimbursed from my insurance provider?” Nicole Babka, BS, CPT, HKC – I submit insurance claim reimbursements monthly and we have a pretty high success rate for reimbursement.  We receive checks from Insurance Providers weekly and pass them on to the patients.  On average, … Read More

What a SPARK Client Has To Say….

I realize how often I’ve referred Dr. Carlos Berio and SPARK Physiotherapy to friends and neighbors. These are people, for the most part, who’ve noticed that I’ve regained my mobility and got fit. They want how I look and feel. They’re intrigued when I describe how your personalized PT and fitness sessions got me walking without pain, … Read More

10 Week Progress Note

Distance running is a big mental game. By far that is the biggest lesson that I seem to learn and relearn throughout this experience. When I started training for this half marathon, I was determined to check each box that made up the training schedule Ivy designed for me. Through talking with Ivy, I have … Read More

The PT Minute: What is the biggest misconception about Physical Therapists/Therapy from your PERSONAL patient experiences?

This week’s PT Minute question: “What is the biggest misconception about Physical Therapists/Therapy from your PERSONAL patient experiences?” Dr. Carlos J Berio – “Physical therapy is where you go when you’re hurt”. While this a great place to work from as a profession, it really undermines the many skills and knowledge the an experienced physical therapist possesses. … Read More

The PT Minute: How Do You Know You CAN’T Help Someone?

The SPARK Physical Therapists get one-minute to answer a single clinical question. We live in a “I want it and I want it now” society.  This is our way of providing our community the best answers to the burning questions without any fluff. This week’s PT Minute question: “How Do You Know You Can’t Help Someone? Dr. Carlos … Read More

How Do You Measure Success?

Everyone wants to feel successful professionally and personally. Of course the level of success everyone aspires to can be different but everyone is able provide some standard for which they aim. For example, one person may want to receive a passing score on their yearly work performance review. While another individual may view a stellar … Read More

The Debriefing IFOMPT 2016:

Once every four years a collection of some of the most well renowned minds in the field of physical therapy come together for The International Federation of Manual Physical Therapy (IFOMPT) Conference. This go around the conference was in Glasgow, Scotland.  As with all conferences, there were a TON of takeaways. Some from an interpersonal perspective, … Read More