Running is more fun in a group! During the Spring, Summer and Fall months ACPT’s Wexford Office will host an evening group run the last Tuesday of each month. Following the run, there will be refreshments and an educational presentation. The first run will be Tuesday, March 25. Click here for details.
You know spring is just around the corner when pitchers to report for spring training.
Dr. Scott Rosen, physical therapist and clinical director of ACPT’s Squirrel Hill Office, will offer a Spring Baseball and Throwing Clinic free to anyone at the Jewish Community Center in Pittsburgh. Click here for more details.
ACPT is excited to welcome Molly Goldcamp to the wellness team at the Eastside Office! Molly will offer personal training, small group training, sports conditioning and functional and youth fitness services. She earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Kinesiology from Pennsylvania State University and will graduate from California University of Pennsylvania in May 2014 with a Master’s Degree in Sports Management. She is a graduate student member of the American College of Sports Medicine. Molly is a certified group exercise instructor. She is an avid runner and enjoys kayaking and playing soccer. Molly is anxious to motivate, energize and promote healthy living to ACPT’s clients and patients.
This month’s health tip is on the “frozen shoulder.” It has nothing to do with the chill outside!
A frozen shoulder is a shoulder that will not move, or is frozen in one position. The stiffness of a frozen shoulder is usually accompanied by a dull, aching pain. If you have difficulty with common, everyday tasks like retrieving your wallet from your pocket or putting on a jacket, your shoulder joint may be “freezing.”
The medical term for frozen shoulder is adhesive capsulitis. The capsule of connective tissue that surrounds the shoulder joint can become inflamed, and scar tissue can form that limits movement.
You may have symptoms of frozen shoulder after surgery or injury to your shoulder or arm. You might also develop symptoms for no clear reason — this happens more frequently among women and diabetics. If you are recovering from surgery or injury, your physical therapist can help you safely increase the range of motion in your shoulder joint as you recover. If you feel shoulder stiffness or pain during ordinary tasks like fastening your seatbelt or reaching a high shelf, don’t ignore it! Untreated, frozen shoulder can cause chronic pain and disability for years. The sooner you are evaluated and treated by a physical therapist, the sooner your recovery can begin.
Allegheny Chesapeake Physical Therapy has joined the Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh (JCC) in a unique, new partnership that brings our patient-centered approach to physical therapy to the neighborhood of Squirrel Hill. The newest member of the Allegheny Chesapeake family of offices opened in November of 2013 on the campus of the Jewish Community Center at 5738 Forbes Avenue.
Dr. Scott Rosen, Physical Therapist, is the clinical director of the new office. He earned his Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Chatham University in Pittsburgh. At this new, convenient location, Dr. Rosen and Physical Therapist Assistant, Kristen Siksa will continue to provide physical therapy services to established ACPT patients; they also welcome JCC members and others in the Squirrel Hill community who might have aches or injuries. If a nagging pain is keeping you from getting the most out of the fitness programs at the JCC – spinning class, yoga, SilverSneakers and more – call or stop by for a free 10-15 minute consultation with Dr. Rosen.
Appointments can be made by calling 412-697-3505.
In addition to treating patients, Dr. Rosen and his staff will work with the Fitness & Wellness department and the Personal Training staff at the JCC to develop new programming and educational opportunities. Together, ACPT and the JCC are working to make Squirrel Hill an active and healthy neighborhood for people of all ages.
Click here to visit the Squirrel Hill Office webpage
Soothe your “back to school” aches and pains with BioFreeze.
Only $7.00 this month for either 4 oz. Tube, Cryospray, or 3 oz. Roll-on.
Also, alleviate shoulder pain and improve your mobility with a Shoulder Pulley. Special price this month is only $15.00.
Who needs sunscreen and beach balls, when there’s BIOFREEZE and fitness balls?
Choose from a 4 oz. Tube, 4 oz. Cryospray, or 3 oz. Roll-on BIOFREEZE product to help relieve muscle soreness and keep you cool. During June 2013, only $7!
The 65 cm Stretchwell Fitness Ball will help you tone up. Special price = $13!
A putting contest was held at the Eastside Office to promote the new Golf Fitness Program at ACPT. Each participant was able to putt three times to try for a hole in one. All of the folks that putted a hole in one were entered into a drawing to win great prizes. The grand prize was a Golf Fitness Analysis with Michael Yaremko, a personal trainer and golf fitness specialist.
Congratulations, Susan Lippard! Susan was the grand prize winner for the ACPT’s first Putting Masters Contest. Putt for your chance to win great prizes during ACPT’s Putting Open Contest in June.
Eastside Office | June 21 | 12:30 PM to 4:30 PM
Edgewood Office | June 22 | 8:00 AM to 11:00 AM