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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

5 Rules for Running Mastery

“Fundamentals are the building blocks of fun!” This is a great quote I first heard from Dakota Fanning in the movie Uptown Girls. However, Google tells me it’s originally from Mikhail Baryshnikov so I will give them dual credit. In my experience thus far, I’ve observed an alarming amount of people (of all ages and … Read More

Expectations vs. Reality

Balancing expectation with reality occurs consistently throughout our lives. Every kid expects adulthood to be 100% fun all the time. In reality, adulthood is work – your job, paperwork, taxes, yardwork, relationships, cleaning, cooking etc. As we go through life, I think most people learn the lesson of weighing your wishes and dreams with the … Read More

Top 10 Reasons You CAN’T Work at SPARK

Everyone who comes to SPARK knows that we are a fun-loving, caring group of people.  SPARK’s mission is to help our clients achieve their health goals with the best customer satisfaction.  We epitomize “concierge” physical therapy with a family vibe.   #NextgenPT Many people who come in often ask if they can work here!    That being … 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

Running Medicine 2016 Highlights

Another thought-provoking and knowledge bombing weekend of Running Medicine is complete. For anyone that works with runners, this conference is a must attend as it brings together the country’s (and often time the world’s) top physical therapists, physicians, sports performance specialists and more to promote healthy, high-level running for the novice to the elite. Here … 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

TOUGH Goals for the New Year

Going into the New Year everybody does it.  Everyone wants to set and meet goals. Some goals they have postponed for years due to a myriad of excuses or maybe their goals this year are new aspirations they have never thought of before. The majority of us tend to focus on health related goals but … Read More

Run the Holidays – Don’t let them run you!

It’s that time of year again where it seems like everything except holiday related obligations fall to the wayside. Stress levels go up, holiday parties filled with unhealthy food and drinks are abundant and depending on where you live, the weather may be a Grinch keeping you from your usual outdoor activities. However, there is … Read More