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4 Things a Physical Therapist Can Do That Your Doctor Can't (repost)

4 Things a Physical Therapist Can Do That Your Doctor Can't (repost)

Thank you NBC for publishing this great article! You will find a link at the bottom to take you to the original article!

By Tiffany Ayuda / Life by Daily Burn

You’re in your twelfth week of marathon training, and one morning you wake up to a sharp pain around your knee. You wait a few hours and pop a few ibuprofens, but the pain doesn’t subside. Who should you see? While it’s always a safe bet to consult your doctor, chances are they’ll recommend seeing a physical therapist, too. Physical therapists can help treat injuries and ease joint pain, but they can also help you become fitter and healthier, overall.

Dr. Karen Joubert, PT, DPT, owner of Joubert Physical Therapy in Beverly Hills, says, “A physical therapist can be your quarterback and help guide your team of experts — your personal trainer, nutritionist, doctor — towards your fitness goals.”

Why you should walk and how community development affects your health

Why you should walk and how community development affects your health

It’s always nice to come across reports that resonate with our general stance on promoting better health and movement in our communities! One of the things near and dear to our heart is the Well Batavia Initiative (Sarah is a founder of this initiative!). It’s all about how community ‘set-up’ , (street planning, sidewalks, public transportation, green spaces…) affects moderate-to-vigorous physical activity (MVPA ).

Over 365 Days in One Spot and Still Moving Forward

Over 365 Days in One Spot and Still Moving Forward

March 1st marked the 1 year anniversary of Catalyst’s presence at 710 E Railroad!

This has been a phenomenal year! We have had numerous ‘future’ PT’s working through their clinicals with us - just long enough to fall in love with them! But as it is with interns, they move on. It’s a proud / sad moment every time! Our commitment to …

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Ethics in Prevention and Health Promotion Presentation

Ethics in Prevention and Health Promotion Presentation

We are thrilled to be providing the Illinois Physical Therapist Association with a credit class regarding ethics and the newly implemented Direct Access law this Saturday.

Ethics may feel like a dry topic for professionals, but we know it’s a big deal for you, our patients, that we revisit this topic in relation to our services! Physical therapists must complete an ethics component every 2 years in order to stay current with their licence. For us to be able to help our peers think through the unique issues that present themselves in the evolving healthcare landscape is a real honor. .

Not just Physical Therapists, but Movement Optimists

Not just Physical Therapists, but Movement Optimists

Physical Therapists are generally considered movement experts, but we are actually movement optimists.  We believe everyone has the capacity to move well despite age, injury, or illness and it’s our job to help make that happen.   Of course being injured or suffering from a disease process may affect how you move, but there is always room to improve with hope of feeling better. Let’s talk a little about functional movements and how we use them to help you move towards your best self.
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Reaping the rewards, growth and moving forward

Reaping the rewards, growth and moving forward

We were fortunate to be included with a group of presenters who spoke on Community Grant Writing.  Our specific contribution was the practical application of community engagement programming highlighting the WellBatavia Festival and WellBatavia Initiative.  Our presentation helped to provide an example of how attendees can connect to issues in their own community and become problem solvers and how to identify and receive the grants that can help them succeed.  

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Amberlyn's update from CSM 2019

Amberlyn's update from CSM 2019

We thought you might like to hear what we were doing in Washington DC at CSM (Combined Sectionals Meeting) 2019. We asked Amberlyn to share her highlights and impressions first!

 “Attending the conference with over 16,000 other motivated therapist helps motivate me to learn more, to professionally progress myself and to never stagnate – to always strive for my best.

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