ACPT’s Butler Office is hosting a free workshop for golfers Wednesday, May 20th at 6 PM. All levels of golfers are welcome to learn more about proper warm-up and technique and body mechanics. Each participant will receive a golfers’ physical fitness assessment and swing analysis. Click here to view event details.
ACPT is supporting the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition in honor of National Physical Fitness and Sports Month. During the month of May, we challenge all adults to get 30 minutes of physical activity every day.
Did you know that regular physical activity increases your chances of living a longer, healthier life? It also reduces your risk for high blood pressure, heart disease, and some types of cancer. Yet in Pennsylvania, only 50% of the population engage in non-leisure physical activity.
The Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans recommend that adults:
- Aim for two hours and thirty minutes of moderate aerobic activity each week. Moderate activity includes things like walking fast, dancing, swimming, and raking leaves.
- Do muscle-strengthening activities – like lifting weights or using exercise bands – at least two days per week.
Physical activity is for everyone. No matter what shape you are in, you can find activities that work for you. ACPT offers a wide variety of wellness services that can help you stay physically fit:
- Personal Training is available at the Butler, Eastside and Edgewood Offices. Our personal trainers can help you initiate an exercise program to focus on your personal needs, reach fitness goals or enhance your performance with a specific sport.
- The Dr. Steve Health Plan was designed to fight the rising costs of healthcare. If you have diabetes, osteoarthritis or a BMI of 25+, you qualify for The Dr. Steve Health Plan. It’s an independent gym program for $10/month. You are welcome to schedule your workout time and use our facilities. Click here to see the offices that offer this service.
- ACPT offers a wide variety of educational presentations for the community from balance screens to swimmers workshops. These events are designed to help you stay active and injury free. Feel free to contact Jessica Sanzotti, email@example.com, to schedule an event for your group.
With help from your friends at ACPT, we can rise to the challenge and get more active during the month of May!
Join us on Thursday, April 30th from 5 – 7 PM. ACPT’s Butler Office invites you to meet our experts and see our recently renovated space. There will be refreshments and the opportunity to ask our experts questions on Balance and Dizziness, Concussions, Dance Related Injuries and Prevention, Pelvic Floor Dysfunction, Swelling and Lymphedema and other Orthopaedic Conditions.
Stop by the Edgewood Office, Tuesday, May 12th at 6 PM. Our guest physician is Dr. Richard Reilly, a podiatrist with the Western PA Foot & Ankle Center. Dr. Colin Gundling from ACPT’s Point Breeze Office and Dr. Laura Winslow from ACPT’s Eastside Office will add tips on footwear and exercise to the presentation. If you have a pain in the foot or ankle, you won’t want to miss this presentation!
We are excited to welcome Alisha (Jones) Miduri as the clinical director of the Portage Office! She completed both her Bachelors of Health Science and Masters of Physical Therapy degrees from Saint Francis College. Alisha has experience in a variety of clinical settings, including industrial medicine, outpatient, inpatient and home health. She is a native of Portage and now resides in Altoona with her husband and daughter.
The 7th Annual Dick’s Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon will take place on Sunday, May 3rd. This year there are over 30,000 competitors, 4000 volunteers, 52 charities supported and 70 bands. For the past four years, ACPT joins in the fun by hosting a tailgate party in the parking lot of the Point Breeze Office. Friends, family, neighbors and patients are all welcome to join us cheer on the competitors from 8 AM – NOON. Tailgate breakfast and noise makers will be provided, but remember to BYOC (bring your own chair).
Pittsburgh’s star athletes Sidney Crosby and Troy Polamalu have increased awareness of concussions in sports. Head injuries are on the rise for athletes at all levels of play. An estimated 4 to 5 million concussions occur annually, with increases emerging among middle school athletes. The risk of injury increases when the athlete participates in contact sports (football, rugby, soccer, lacrosse and field or ice hockey).
A concussion is a type of traumatic brain injury that is caused by a blow to the head or body. When you are bumped or jolted, your brain can move quickly back and forth.
Immediate Post-Concussion Assessment and Cognitive Testing (ImPACT) is the most-widely used and most scientifically validated computerized concussion evaluation system. It is suggested that athletes 11(+) undergo baseline testing every two years and following a suspected concussion. Testing is free until April 26th at ACPT’s Butler and Edgewood offices.
There are a couple of things that athletes can do to prevent concussions. Make sure to include cross-training to maintain strength throughout the body. Focus on lower body and muscles surrounding the neck. Wear the proper protective equipment. A helmet is essential to protecting your brain and can reduce your chance of serious injury by as much as 85%. Follow the rules! Many of the rules put into play have been written specifically for the safety of the players.
Immediately following a hit or collision a player may appear to be dazed or stunned, forget plays, move clumsily, talk slowly, lose consciousness, forget events before the hit (retrograde amnesia), or forget events after the hit (anterograde amnesia). Following a blow, athletes may report headache, nausea, balance problems or dizziness, double or fuzzy vision, sensitivity to light or noise, feeling sluggish or “foggy”, changes in sleep pattern, and concentration or memory problems.
ACPT has concussion experts who can evaluate and treat many problems related to concussions. PT treatment can improve balance, stop dizziness and reduce headaches.
For additional resources, visit http://www.cdc.gov/headsup/resources/index.html
After you get out to enjoy the Spring weather, you will definitely need a way to relax. ACPT offers a variety of massage therapy services at several offices.
MEET OUR THERAPISTS
Lisa Misera, LMT
Spencer Heaps, LMT
Tricia Murphy, PT, LMT
Carol Sturman, LMT
Caitlin Woodson, LMT
Greg Babiak, LMT
Ashleigh Blair, LMT
TYPES OF MASSAGE
Deep Tissue Massage
First Visit Incentive = $50 for Swedish Massage
ACPT is out and about! Stop by the events below to see your friends from ACPT:
- X Shadyside Health & Fitness – Injury Clinic & Ask the Expert
March 10 | 8 – 10 AM | Dr. Matt Caster, PT
- Sports & Wellness Education Series – Hip Injuries & Runners
March 11 | 6 PM | Edgewood Office
Dr. Craig Mauro – Burke & Bradley Orthopedic Associates
Dr. Nancy Foley, DPT, OCS & Dr. Colin Gundling, DPT – ACPT
- Serving Up Your Health – Tennis Workshop on Shoulder Injuries
March 13 | 1 PM | Oxford Athletic Club
- Shamrock Shuffle 1/2 Marathon, 5 K and 1 Mile Races
March 14 | Harmony PA
- March Mad Dash
March 14 | North Park Boat House, Allison Park PA
- Johnstown Women’s Showcase
March 14 | 11 AM – 3 PM | Frank J. Pasquerilla Conference Center, Johnstown PA
- Senior Expo
March 14 | 11 AM – 3 PM | Senior LIFE, Johnstown PA
- Ladies Day Out
March 26 | 3 – 9 PM | Days Inn, Butler PA
- Run & Info Session with the Steel City Road Runners
March 26 | 6 PM Run, 7 PM Info Session | Eastside Office
- Medical Offices’ Meet & Greet
March 30 | 4 – 6 PM | Squirrel Hill Office
Dr. Julie Stutzbach will join ACPT’s team of coverage physical therapists. Dr. Stutzbach received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy at Chatham University and Bachelors of Science at Beloit College. When your regular therapist is on vacation or out of the office due to illness, ACPT employs four full-time coverage therapists, who will provide seamless continuity of care.