Pack your Suitcase for Exercise

It’s that time of year again. The kids are out of school, the vacation is booked, and you have been working hard at SPARK to be pain-free, strong, and, everyone’s ultimate goal, to L.G.N. (for those who know our lingo). But how do you maintain all those gains when the resort you are going to … Read More

Private Cash Practice and #NextGenPT FAQ’s

Writing and speaking to people in the physical therapy and wellness fields is a real honor for me. After a while you begin to hear some questions over and over. Some are extremely thought provoking exchanges about leadership as a physical therapy and wellness entrepreneur. Other questions are just pleas for advice so that a new therapist or … Read More

Pain is Info, Bro!

What are you looking for when you visit a health professional?  Most people would say they want to know why they hurt or what their diagnosis is.  What if I told you that these things aren’t that important? Some people would stop listening or say I’m not credible and I’m not sure that I would … Read More

Physical Therapy Evolution: The First 4 Steps

Most physical therapists have a picture of the perfect job. The one where you work hands on, one-on-one with each patient. There is ample time for cuing, education, and manual interventions. The physical therapist guiding each patient safely toward high level dynamic exercise without pain or dysfunction. Even though everyone’s vision for the perfect PT environment probably also included some … Read More

How is this Different than my other PT Experience?

When shopping around for ANYTHING people look at three factors:  Cost vs. Quality vs. Convenience.    Generally, when consumers are looking for a product or service they will sacrifice at least one of these three factors in this decision. For instance:  You may have previously seen a Physical Therapist that was In-Network and took a … Read More

You Get What You Pay For…

Over the past two months working as SPARK Physiotherapy’s Office Administrator, I’ve realized that outside of calls to schedule appointments, our most prevalent call is from potential patients inquiring about whether we accept insurance.  When I explain that we are an Out-of-Network, Cash-Based service provider but that we do submit insurance claims on our patients’ behalf to … Read More

Oh, You Have Insurance…. Great, Right?

As Office Administrator for SPARK, I get the Insurance question a LOT.  After listening in on a conversation between Dr. Joseph P. Caruso from Caruso Physical Therapy and Nutrition, LLC out of Allentown, NJ and Dr. Carlos Berio on the barriers of running of a cash-based clinic, I wanted to share my thoughts on the subject. … Read More

Running Medicine 2014 recap

I returned from the Running Medicine 2014 conference in Charlottesville, VA this past weekend armed not only with new information to help runners I work with and myself become better at what we love, but a better appreciation of how complex the health and medicine fields really are and how we’re always developing new research … Read More

Your personal trainer is more valuable than your physical therapist; just sayin’

THERE. I said it. If you have never done BOTH, then you probably don’t have a good grasp on where I’m coming from. I’ll start with a story from my not so distant past. I was a first year physical therapy student (SPT). Until that point, I’d earned two degrees in exercise science, held several … Read More