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

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

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

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

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