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What a SPARK Client Has To Say….

I realize how often I’ve referred Dr. Carlos Berio and SPARK Physiotherapy to friends and neighbors. These are people, for the most part, who’ve noticed that I’ve regained my mobility and got fit. They want how I look and feel. They’re intrigued when I describe how your personalized PT and fitness sessions got me walking without pain, … Read More

10 Week Progress Note

Distance running is a big mental game. By far that is the biggest lesson that I seem to learn and relearn throughout this experience. When I started training for this half marathon, I was determined to check each box that made up the training schedule Ivy designed for me. Through talking with Ivy, I have … Read More

It’s Not a Sprint….It’s a (Half) Marathon: Part 2

We’re back! Kristen is in week 9 of her training and things are cruising along! The half is 5 weeks away so there’s still work to be done before we can celebrate with post-race brunch. She has completed an 8 mile long run and is consistently running 3-4 times a week for 3-4 miles which … 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

It’s Not a Sprint…It’s a (Half) Marathon: Part 1

How do I design a training program for a half marathon? Just ask my coworker Dr. Kristen Lattimore! As the resident running/endurance athlete specialist here at SPARK, Kristen asked me to design a training program in preparation for the Norfolk Half Marathon we will be running on November 20th. Here’s the actual program she will … Read More

The PT Minute: How Do You Know You CAN’T Help Someone?

The SPARK Physical Therapists get one-minute to answer a single clinical question. We live in a “I want it and I want it now” society.  This is our way of providing our community the best answers to the burning questions without any fluff. This week’s PT Minute question: “How Do You Know You Can’t Help Someone? Dr. Carlos … Read More

How Do You Measure Success?

Everyone wants to feel successful professionally and personally. Of course the level of success everyone aspires to can be different but everyone is able provide some standard for which they aim. For example, one person may want to receive a passing score on their yearly work performance review. While another individual may view a stellar … Read More

The Debriefing IFOMPT 2016:

Once every four years a collection of some of the most well renowned minds in the field of physical therapy come together for The International Federation of Manual Physical Therapy (IFOMPT) Conference. This go around the conference was in Glasgow, Scotland.  As with all conferences, there were a TON of takeaways. Some from an interpersonal perspective, … Read More

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