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 do I know if this guy is legit? 5 Steps to knowing if a pro is reputable?

We get this question a lot: “Hey have you heard of this guy? He does this thing called the “FIT (Fill-in-the) Blank Technique. I have heard that a bunch of super high level athletes like football players and body builders use him. He’s supposed to be pretty huge. What do you think?” Sounds like a simple question … Read More

Monster band Lateral Slides

In this post, I break down a drill that we  use for folks with varying pain or movement issues: The Monster Band Lateral Slide. Some important pieces to remember here: No matter what type of resistance you are using it is very important to continuously cue your clients to maintain the most strict spinal ‘alignment’ … Read More

The most complete rehab to performance move ever? The TGU

It might be one of the most underutilized moves in all of exercise or rehab but could be one of the most all inclusive and comprehensive movements to address the MAIN issues that we commonly see in athletes with pain: The poor ‘connection’ of the lower body to the upper body via the interspinal stabilization … 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