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SEPTEMBER – Items of the Month

Soothe your ‘back to school’ aches and pains with BioFreeze!

BioFreeze

$7 each, available in 4 oz. tube, 4 oz. cryospray, or 3 oz.roll-on

Shoulder Pulley

$15 – Over the Door Metal Bracket

 September Retail Sales

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New Faces on the ACPT Team!

ACPT is excited to welcome Dr. Tenille Policastro, coverage physical therapist, and Becky Hoffman, coverage physical therapist assistant!

Policastro, Tenille (website 2)

Dr. Policastro received a Bachelor’s Degree and Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Slippery Rock University. She has a special interest in orthopaedics and manual therapy. Dr. Policastro is a professional member of the American Physical Therapy Association. In order to provide seamless continuity of care, ACPT employs three full-time doctors of physical therapy to treat you when your regular therapist is on vacation or has time off.

Hoffman, Becky (website)

Becky Hoffman, Coverage Physical Therapist Assistant

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Summer Fun in our Communities!

Butler Road Race

    Butler Road Race 2 Butler Road Race      

Helpers: Chris Giegel, Taylor Cunningham, Summer Green, and Dr. Jessica Davis

Butler Family YMCA Triathlon

Butler Family YMCA Triathlon Butler Family YMCA Triathlon 2

Helpers: Dr. Colin Gundling, Taylor Cunningham, and Dr. Nancy Foley 

Cranberry Community Days 5K

Cranberry Community Days 5K Cranberry Days 5K

Helpers: Dr. Scott Colombo and Dr. Ben Guliano

Butler Bluesox Golf Outing

Butler Bluesox Golf Outing Butler Blue Sox Golf Outing

 Helpers: Summer Green and Dr. Jessica Davis

Run Around the Square

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 Helpers: Dr. Nancy Foley, Dr. Tricia Patsilevas, Dr. Elisabeth Wheeler, Dr. Laura Winslow, Andrew Wade and Jessica Sanzotti 

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ACPT Run Clubs

Calling all walkers and runners!

The Edgewood Run Club will meet Monday, September 22nd. Please meet at the Edgewood Office at 6:15 PM. Dr. Colin Gundling is a physical therapist at ACPT and is an endurance athlete. Colin has completed seven marathons and two Ironman events, including the World Championships in Kona, Hawaii. Prior to the run, Dr. Gundling will share his presentation “The Final Countdown” about race week/day preparation. Contact the Edgewood Office at 412 244 7750 to sign-up.

The Wexford Run Club will meet Tuesday, September 30th at 6:15 PM. The run course will include a three or five mile option. Following the run, there will be an education session with time for Q & A and refreshments. Call the Wexford Office at 724 935 3340 to sign-up.

Run Club

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Got Golfer’s Elbow?

A round of golf is a great way to kick off a beautiful summer day — unless you’ve got golf-related aches and pains, or you’re frustrated with your score or driving distance. You might be surprised to know that the experts at ACPT can not only fix up your golfer’s elbow, they can also help you improve your game!

Golf

“Golfer’s elbow” is an inflammation of the wrist flexor muscle or the associated tendons, on the inside of the forearm and elbow. It is usually caused by overuse. (“Tennis elbow,” a similar problem, is an injury to the outside of the forearm and elbow.) If you are suffering from golfer’s elbow, our doctors of physical therapy can help you determine what activities are aggravating your injury so that you can get the rest you need, in order to heal. Your therapist can also develop a program of massage, stretching, and strengthening that will get you back out on the links.

While ACPT can patch you back up, it’s better if you don’t get hurt in the first place! Our personal trainers will give you an exercise routine that will help protect your body from injury. It can also increase your driving distance, focusing the strength of your upper body, your lower body, and your core into the proper mechanics of a golf swing. Personal training services are offered at Butler, Eastside and Edgewood offices. Don’t just buy the newest golf club and hope for the best — improve you, and improve your game!

 

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FREE Fitness Assessment

Fitness AssessmentDo you have fitness goals that you haven’t quite been able to achieve? Maybe you’ve gone to the gym for a while and seen some improvement, but you don’t know how to take your exercise regimen to the next level. Or perhaps you have a hard time motivating yourself to put on your running shoes or pick up the weights, and your fitness goals slowly slip down your “To Do” list. If either situation sounds familiar, a personal trainer can help!

At ACPT, our personal trainers will sit down with you to discuss your fitness goals and develop a plan of action to help you meet those goals. They will also do an initial assessment of your fitness level. Your personal trainer will then set up an exercise program customized for you, ensure that you can perform the exercises safely and with proper technique, and motivate you to stick with the program to achieve your goals.

Whatever your reasons for wanting to get fit — whether you’d like to lose weight, gain strength and muscle mass, or simply live a healthier lifestyle — the personal trainers at our Butler, Eastside and Edgewood offices are there to help you. Call today to schedule your free fitness assessment at one of the participating locations. Let our personal trainers be your partner in fitness!

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JULY – Items of the Month

In observance of National Ice Cream Month, ACPT is offering the coolest (and the hottest) retail product at a special price!
Hot/Cold Packs
Cervical Size: $10
Large Size: $12
Hot & Cold Packs

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Congratulations, Dr. Carley Greenawalt!  

Carley Parsons-Butler

In 1981 the American Physical Therapy Association House of Delegates approved board certification in the area of orthopaedics. The first orthopaedics specialist certification examination was administered in 1989. As of June 2013, 8,532 physical therapists have been board certified orthopaedic specialists.

Carley Greenawalt is a physical therapist in ACPT’s Butler Office.  She recently completed an Orthopeadic residency from the DiSepio Institute for Rural Health and Wellness at Saint Francis University.  In March 2014, Dr. Greenawalt sat for her certification exams and is now recognized by the American Physical Therapy Association as a Board Certified Orthopaedic Specialist. Join us in congratulating Dr. Greenawalt!

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Skin Care Tips

The summer sun is finally here! But before you trade in your jacket and jeans for a tank top and swimsuit to hit the poolside, here’s something to consider: Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in America, with one person in five developing skin cancer at some point in their lives. Early skin cancer can look like an irritated or strangely pigmented patch of skin, or an unusual mole. Any skin changes should be checked out by your physician. Here are some steps you can take to help keep you and your family safe while still enjoying your summer fun. Sun & SkinWear a broad-spectrum sunscreen that protects from both types of ultraviolet (UV) light — UVA and UVB. Apply sunscreen liberally and often, especially if you are playing in the water or getting sweaty. Try to avoid the peak hours of sun between 10 AM and 2 PM. Even on cloudy days, the sun’s UV rays still filter through most strongly during these hours. Protect your skin with clothing, including long-sleeved shirts, pants or long skirts, and wide-brimmed hats. Lightweight and loose-fitting clothing will keep you cool and comfortable. Sun canopies and umbrellas are a great choice for sunny outdoor gatherings. You may not think of physical therapy when you think of skin cancer, but the therapists see a lot of skin! Our physical therapists can spot unusual changes in your skin and will refer to your physician. Just remember: get out and enjoy the beautiful summer weather — but respect the sun, and protect your skin!  

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Welcome, Dr. Steele & Abby McKiernan!

If you stop by the Edgewood Office, you will notice two new faces.

Steele, Kira (Website)

Dr. Kira Steele, Physical Therapist, is a pelvic floor specialist at ACPT’s Edgewood office. Dr Steele received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Chatham University and her Bachelor’s Degree from Kent State University. Dr. Steele’s clinical interests include pelvic floor, lymphedema and pregnancy related conditions.  She also enjoys participating in Crossfit.

McKiernan, Abby

Abby McKiernan is a physical therapist assistant at ACPT’s Edgewood Office.  She completed an Associate’s Degree for Physical Therapy Assistant at the Community College of Allegheny County and a Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Physiology from West Virigina University.  She is also a certified Corrective Exercise Specialist through the National Academy of Sports Medicine.  Abby played volleyball at WVU then went on to coach at Carlow University after finsihing school.  She also has several years of experience in personal training.