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Blogs about The Value of Physical Therapy

As An Orthopedic Residency Trained PT, Why Did I Choose To Join Activcore?

I joined Activcore at the start of 2023. I brought with me a specialty in orthopedic physical therapy with a passion for helping athletes get back to their active lives. Here are 5 questions and answers, so that you can get to know me better.


As a Pilates Instructor, Why Did I Choose to Join Activcore?

I officially joined Activcore's teaching team in Atlanta this month. But it feels like I've been here longer as I have been studying both GYROTONIC® and the Redcord suspension system to implement into my performance training sessions. I would like to take this moment to answer some questions so that you can get to know me better.


As a Doctor of Physical Therapy, Why Did I Choose to Join Activcore?

When I was first accepted into physical therapy school, my goal was to work in an outpatient orthopedic setting. I envisioned treating highly motivated athletes with the latest technologies, helping to provide a meaningful change in their lives. The first two years of my Doctorate level program were focused on academics and research. The third (and final) year was focused on clinical learning through 4 different clinical rotations. Fortunately for me, my last rotation was at Activcore.


How to Assess the Qualifications of a Pilates Teacher

A few weeks back, I shared my take on the Pilates copyright lawsuit that is being heard soon in federal court in New York. Parties on both sides of the lawsuit claim to want to protect Joseph Pilates’ work and legacy, albeit through different mechanisms.


Out-of-Network vs. In-Network: A Physical Therapist’s Perspective

I am a physical therapist who works in a physical therapy clinic that doesn’t participate in any insurance plans. So what does that really mean? What happens when a physical therapist is out-of-network? Many insurance companies deter people from going outside of the insurance network because of the higher expense.


A Tale of Two Physical Therapists

When I was in high school, I read the book A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens. I can’t help but compare that story to my journey as a physical therapist. When I looked over my old cliff notes in preparation for writing today’s blog, Dickens came right out the gate in his first paragraph with the theme of duality...


Physical Therapy Didn’t Work For Me. What Went Wrong?

As a physical therapist for over 20 years, I cannot tell you how many times I’ve heard someone say, “I’ve tried PT but it didn’t work for me.” When I ask what they did, the typical response was something like, “I went for a few visits and they had me do exercises that I could just do at home.” Sometimes they would exclaim, “The PT was nice but she was on her phone (or computer) most of the time!”...


Is Your Physical Therapist the Right Fit for You? 5 Questions You Should Be Asking.

There are now over 300,000 physical therapists (PTs) in the United States. If you’re looking for one in any major metropolitan area like Denver, CO, it might feel like most of them are located near you! With so many, it may be overwhelming when looking for the right fit for you. All physical therapists have similar backgrounds when it comes to the basics. We are all required to graduate from an accredited school, pass the national boards, and hold an active license in each state we practice in.


The Real Reason Your PT is Having You Do 3 Sets of 10

When you’re in physical therapy school, the professors fill you with pride. “You’re a Doctor of Physical Therapy,” they said. They encourage continuing education and research so you can deliver the most innovative, evidence-based care possible. “Never tell your patients to do 3 sets of 10,” they instructed. A physical therapist should appropriately dose each exercise to maximize strength gains and minimize recovery time.


Getting Out of the Physical Therapy Whirlwind

Over the years I have spoken with hundreds of physical therapists and practice owners across the nation. I’ve noticed a common theme among them. They’re stuck in some sort of whirlwind with minimal time to grow their practice beyond themselves. Most of them expressed feeling burnt out.

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