PT RETREAT GETS HEATED
The weekend of February 10-12, the physical therapists at PTIS spent some time together bonding. As always, there was a lot of discussion about new physical therapy treatments, patient care, sharing knowledge, etc. but this year, there was also a Cooking Challenge. Two teams sparred over who could make the best dinner using a new recipe and a secret ingredient. I’m not at liberty to tell you which team won the challenge but next time you are in for treatment, ask your PT about it.
PTIS Celebrates the Holidays with a Scavenger Hunt on 16th Street Mall
NEW CLINIC IS NOW OPEN
As of Saturday, October 1st, our NEW LOCATION adjacent to Crossfit Dove Valley is OPEN!! The address is 12656 East Jamison Place, Unit 7,
Englewood, CO 80112. Phone number is 303-757-1554.
Frequently Asked Questions:
* Where is the new clinic? We will be occupying a small space within CrossFit Dove Valley, which is located just east of I-25 and Dry Creek near Centennial Airport. The address is 12656 East Jamison Place, Unit 7, Englewood, CO 80112.
* Which patients will you treat there? The new clinic will be primarily for treating CrossFit Dove Valley members due to the proximity of the clinic.
* Do PTIS patients get a discount at Dove Valley Crossfit? Crossfit Dove Valley offers all new members a free week trial and 1/2 off of the first month membership, but as part of our partnership with them, they are also offering PTIS patients a $99/month membership ($36 off of the normal monthly rate). All memberships are month to month, there are no long term contracts.
* What if I have never done Crossfit before? For new members that are not experienced in CrossFit, there is a 2 hour On-Ramp session available. The On-Ramp sessions are designed to teach the mechanics of fundamental movements required in the exercise classes.
* What does Crossfit Dove Valley offer? They offer small group classes led by a certified trainer who will motivate you to perform at your best. Each class is designed to challenge you physically and mentally. They strive to bring elite fitness to all individuals, regardless of their current fitness level. They have no ellipticals, no smoothie bar, no mirrors, and no excuses!!! Just an intense workout designed daily to suit each individual’s needs. It’s not easy. You will leave each session feeling exhilarated and exhausted at the same time.
* Why did you partner with Crossfit Dove Valley? At PTIS, we believe in helping people stay active for work, sport and life. We believe that regular exercise, done right, can benefit your body and your mind. Crossfire is a tough workout and we want to be there to support your fitness goals by ensuring your body mechanics are functioning at their best. And if you do get injured, we are there to get you back to health and exercise as quickly as possible.
PTIS Opens New Location October 1st
PTIS is excited to announce the opening of a new location. We have had the privilege of working with Crossfit Dove Valley over the past few years and will now be providing services in an adjoining space.
The new location will open on October 1, 2016. The address is 12656 East Jamison Place Unit 6, Englewood, CO 80112. More details will be coming soon.
Jordan Couchon, Bobby Bemis, Jenn Berry and Renée Johnson have each achieved their Diploma in Manipulative Therapy. Diploma of Manipulative Therapy (Dip. MT) is a certification demonstrating mastery in orthopedic manipulative therapy. It is an intensive training program with a comprehensive oral exam and written case reports. It requires advanced clinical reasoning, advanced theoretical knowledge and advanced technical skills. Only a very small percentage of physical therapists achieve this elite status.
In March, Jenn traveled to Ethiopia for 10 days with a group of physical therapy students from Regis University. While there she had the opportunity to facilitate collaboration between the students and the Ethiopian physical therapists as well as lab assist in the physical therapy program. In addition, she spent time touring various health care facilities including a orthopedic private practice physical therapy clinic, a private hospital and a long term care facility.
Beverly Parrott Provides Physical Therapy in Idaho
On a vacation road trip two weeks ago to Western Colorado, Utah, and Idaho Beverly Parrott was invited to work with the head trainer, Jodi, at Idaho State University at Poccatello, Idaho. They saw five football players and one basketball player on Thursday afternoon and Friday morning before the football ball game. Their injuries included concussion, shin splints, shoulder separation, hip and low back injuries, and status post bilateral knee surgeries for the basketball player. Diagnosis and treatment was given for these young athletes and Beverly gave suggestions to the athletes and Jodi on continuing manual care and exercises. Beverly observed the taping of pre-game wrists for football by Jodi and taping of the ankles for the female soccer players. She also observed the subjective questioning and examination by the trainers for concussion injuries. Beverly felt very privileged to have the opportunity to work alongside Jodi and to work with these young, enthusiastic athletes.
Gail Molloy Chosen to Speak in Scotland
Gail Molloy was chosen as a speaker at the 2016 IFOMPT Conference in Scotland. The International Federation of Orthopaedic Manipulative Physical Therapists (IFOMPT) represents groups of Manipulative Physical Therapists around the world and meet only every 4 years. Gail is presenting her doctoral research on young adult and hip pain. Jordan Couchon assisted with the research and is also attending the conference in Scotland.
Renee Gonzalez Achieves Position of First Sergeant
Congratulations to Renee Gonzalez for achieving the position of first sergeant. A first sergeant is a special, senior non-commissioned officer position who provides a dedicated focal point for all readiness, health, morale, welfare and quality-of-life issues within his or her organization. For Renee, it means she has been given the distinct privilege, and entrusted with the duty and responsibility, of taking care of all Airmen and their families. As a senior NCO, she is required to follow general and specific guidance per military rules, but as a first sergeant, she focuses specifically on the people who execute the mission. First sergeants live Air Force’s core values 24/7-365 and are the epitome of integrity first, service before self, and excellence in all they do!
First sergeants are selected by meeting with a formal board consisting of 5-7 senior leaders. These senior leaders ask a myriad of questions, both knowledge and scenario based. Once selected, a first sergeant candidate must attend a 6 week course (4 weeks on-line and 2 weeks in-residence) to finalize their new position. In Renee’s case, the completion of the first sergeant academy helped her complete an associates degree in Human Resources with the Community College of the Air Force.
“Thank you to the PTIS owners and staff for their continued encouragement and support!” – Renee Gonzalez
Gail Molloy Received Doctorate of Science
Gail Molloy completed her Doctorate of Science in Physical Therapy from Andrews University on December 10th.
Gail Molloy Chosen as 2015 Kaltenborn “Teach I Must” Award.
Gail Molloy has been chosen as the recipient of the 2015 Kaltenborn “Teach I Must” Award. This award is given to recognize an outstanding instructor in an APTA credentialed clinical fellowship in orthopedic manual physical therapy. It is presented thru AAOMPT.
The award is a testament to the impact she has had on her students and the promotion of orthopedic manual physical therapy in clinical practice.
Englewood Award Program Honors the Achievement
ENGLEWOOD August 12, 2015 — Physical Therapy & Injury Specialist has been selected for the 2015 Best of Englewood Award in the Physical Therapists category by the Englewood Award Program.
PTIS performed Functional Movement Screenings (FMS) for the club sport volleyball teams at Elevation Volleyball on October 14, 2012. We screened 52 girls from the ages of 11 to 16 years old. It was a lot of fun and great to see the fitness levels of these players.
This year’s tournament was on August 26 at Willis Case Golf Course in Denver. Gail Molloy won Women’s Longest Drive (even with a knee brace) and Bob Letendre won Men’s Closes to the Pin. Yeah PTIS!
From left to right: Brenda de St. Simon (CFO), Gail Molloy (PT), Robert Letendre (PT), Stella Agnes (Billing Manager)
PTIS Wins Bob Doctor Golf Tournament
On August 15, 2010, the PTIS golf team won the Bob Doctor golf tournament at Mariana Butte Golf Course in Loveland, CO. As well as winning the best-ball tournament, Brenda de St. Simon also won Longest Women’s Drive and Longest Women’s Putt. GO PTIS!
From left to right: Robert Letendre (PT), Brenda de St. Simon (CFO), Gail Molloy (PT), Voradel Carey (Patient)