Tough Mudder 2016

We are officially Tough Mudder Legionnaires, a.k.a LEGIT. This June, all of the staff at SPARK (plus some additional friends) completed a ten mile team event including 21 obstacles that tested our strength, speed, power, and teamwork. There was plenty of mud, water (some of it ice cold – literally), sweat, scrapes, and sunburn. The … Read More

2 Answers to The Client Value Question

The way it is: the PT Mills You know them. 3-4000 sq ft open facilities. Busy front desk. A couple overworked folks with a phone permanently attached to their ears. Phones and faxes ringing off the hook. Some automated voice answers the phone each time you call. ‘press 1 to make an appointment’. Half a … Read More

My First Year at SPARK In Review

It has been just over a year since I started working at SPARK. This has made me reflect on my experiences here and just how different SPARK really is. A cash-based practice completely changes the patient experience and, as a result, my own experience. Since starting at SPARK, I only see one client at a … Read More

How Much Does It Cost?

Taking care of our current clientele and helping new clientele with their physical therapy needs is my core responsibility in my position at SPARK.  Not only do I want them to receive “all-the-way” well care specialized to their specific needs and get them back to the activity level that they are used to but I … Read More

Physical Therapy and Breast Cancer Awareness

Lately it feels like everyone is touting some month out of the year as their own.  For instance, October is Breastfeeding month, Vegetarian month, and Outdoor Lighting month.  As important as lighting is to outdoor ambiance, I think October is important for other reasons.  When I think of October I think of Breast Cancer Awareness.  … Read More

“Make Your Health Happen” Follow Up

What did you do over the weekend? I’m not trying to brag but we had an awesome day Friday! It was a beautiful sunny day. We got lots of old and new friends together. We flipped tires, threw kegs, shook battle ropes, did fireman carries, and practiced MMA moves. We listened to some awesome music. … Read More

What are you doing to “Make Your Health Happen”?

Google?  Yelp?  Craigslist? Groupon? So many choices and options when it comes to finding providers for wellness and healthcare.  They all say they are reputable but we all know, “they” talk a lot!  Can you really trust a website or someone you don’t know to recommend a healthcare provider, gym or nutritionist? How can you … 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

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

SPARK Tough 2012: A look back!

  I can’t imagine a better time training for the Tough Mudder. In the inaugural year of our SPARK Tough Training Courses we had some laughs, lots of sweat and the almost regularly occurring flesh wound. Everyone survived! A couple of us ran multiple races throughout the course of our training together that culminated with our completion … Read More