The PT Minute: Why would I go out-of-network when I can use my co-pay?

  “Why would I see a physical therapist out-of-network when I can see one and use my co-pay?” Nicole J. Cleveland, BS, CPT, HKC – SPARK Office Administrator – “You absolutely can see a therapist that is in network and utilize your co-pay.  It becomes a matter of level of care.  If you want to … Read More

Aerial Glutes: Could they be the Culprit of your Back, Knee, or Ankle Pain? Part 1

Do you have Back Pain? Knee Pain? Ankle Pain? : Let’s Have an Open Discussion about those Aerial Glutes. A lot of patients come to our clinic complaining of knee/ankle/back issues and are surprised when we start examining the hip muscles. Remember that catchy children’s song “the hip bone’s connected to the ankle bone?” Well, … Read More

JRE with John Danaher BJJ Episode Sports Med Breakdown: How 10 minutes buried inside of a 2+ hour podcast could derail your training and increase your pain.

In the past, I might be harsher in jumping down someone’s throat if I heard too much ‘armchair doctoring’. But being on guard around these kinds of conversations is a costly time sink. Lately I’m more mild mannered and just let people think what they want about pain and injury. But, and this is important, … Read More

5 Little Known Tricks To Relieve Low Back Pain

Following a slip on the ice, a night of sleeping in an awkward position, or perhaps after bending over to pick up your son or grandson, you may feel a sharp pain in your lower back. This pain is likely from an overstretched or torn muscle, known as a muscle strain. If you’re like most … Read More

The PT Minute: “How will the new SPARK 2.0 space be a benefit to clients/patients?”

  This week’s PT Minute question: “How will the new SPARK 2.0 space be a benefit to clients/patients?“ Dr. Carlos J Berio –  “SPARK 2.0 will allow us to treat more of the competitive movers in our community in a way that places them right in the game. Our new space, new equipment and new team … 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

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

Week 3 Progress Report: Everything’s Connected

If you haven’t heard, Ivy and I are training to run a half marathon in November and throughout that process Ivy is going to share how she designed my training program. Intermittently I wanted to provide some insight from my perspective as a relative novice in distance training.  For my first three weeks the biggest … Read More