Our pediatrics and Sports physical therapist, Lexi, along with our PT aide, Emily, are gearing up to team up with Lifetime Fitness in Roseville and Saint Jude's Children's Hospital to do a 4 hour ride to raise money for the St. Jude's Research Hospital! Over the next month, they will be training and raising money to reach their goal of $500! Keep on eye on our Instagram @FamilyPhysicalTherapy and our Facebook @FamilyPhysicalTherapyCA for more info on how they are doing!!!
Last weekend, the staff from our three clinics (Family PT Roseville, Family PT Auburn, and Next Level Performance and Sports Therapy) gathered together to celebrate this holiday season and another great year in the clinic together.
This year has been a year of personal and business growth for our company. Two of our physical therapists, Kirsten and Ila, both had baby boys this year!
At our Roseville clinic, we welcomed two new physical therapists. We are thrilled to have Shannon and Lexi as part of our team! We also had four new aides join our Roseville team. Sherene, Jacob and Jessi and Holly have been very helpful additions to our staff.
At Next Level Performance and Sports Therapy, Kirsten has returned from maternity leave and is working hard to continue to develop her cutting edge concussion rehabilitation program, while continuing to help athletes recover from orthopedic injuries.
Our Auburn clinic is continuing to remain a provider of strong physical therapy services to the Auburn community. Their expert physical therapy knowledge coupled with their fun spirits continue to bring smiles to the faces of their patients. They have really grasped the holiday spirit this year by beautifully decorating the clinic. If you're in the area, stop by and say hello and enjoy their festive decor!
This year, we are excited to continue serving our community, and advancing our education in the latest techniques in physical therapy.
We wish you all a very warm holiday season, and a happy New Year!
Written by: Alexis Theuring, PT, DPT
Brett and Lexi had the opportunity to attend the Team Concept Conference held by the American Academy of Sports Physical Therapy last week! Along with many other esteemed medical professionals in the realm of sports rehabilitation, one of the speakers was Kevin Wilk, PT, DPT, FAPTA. Dr. Wilk is well known for perturbation training with high level athletes. He uses perturbation training during his physical therapy treatments for upper and lower extremity injuries.
Perturbation Training: What is it and when can it be done?
The word "perturbation" means "a physical disruption of some kind" and when used in physical therapy, it can look a lot like your PT is just tapping you in various directions. It can be done while you are balancing on one leg, on an unstable surface, with your eyes closed, or all three! Your body's natural response is to resist the "tapping" to keep from falling, and this requires neuromuscular/proprioceptive control that is lost during an injury. Athletes require this proprioceptive control when playing their sport because their body has to constantly respond to different stimuli without consciously thinking about it.
Not an athlete? Perturbation training is still important for you! It can be helpful for rehabilitation for shoulder injuries and lower extremity injuries to get you back to everyday functional activities and improve your balance and lower body stability. This is important when walking on unlevel surfaces - hiking, walking in the snow, walking on the beach, playing in the backyard in the grass, etc.
Family Physical Therapy is excited to welcome Shannon Mustico to our Roseville clinic. Shannon is a physical therapist with over 12 years of experience in outpatient orthopedics. Growing up playing basketball and swimming caused a fair share of injuries, which lead her to the rewarding career of physical therapy. Shannon graduated in 2005 from the University of Hartford with her Masters Degree in Physical Therapy. She enjoys treating all types of injuries, but does favor the shoulder joint. She also has experience in vestibular rehabilitation and geriatric care.
In her free time, Shannon enjoys working out, traveling, and spending time with her husband and children.
Please help us welcome Shannon to the Family!
Family Physical Therapy would like to wish everyone who is observing Halloween a fun and safe night.
We had a fun day dressing up in the clinic, and even got to enjoy when one of our patient's service dog visited us in costume!
Remember to stay safe tonight by wearing reflective clothing and carrying a light, and steer clear of any clowns in storm drains :)
October is breast cancer awareness month! Our Auburn Family PT staff have been showing their support by sporting their pink!
According to www.nationalbreastcancer.org
Ways you can help:
Shop at https://www.choosehope.com/category/breast-cancer-pink to support cancer research and show your support!
By donating at https://www.nationalbreastcancer.org/breast-cancer-awareness-month during Breast Cancer Awareness Month, your donation will help provide a mammogram to a woman in need. Many women cannot afford their annual mammogram, and your support is the only way for these women to get the important screenings they need.
Visit https://ww5.komen.org/Donate/Donate.html to make a secure donation to the Susan G. Komen Foundation. Over the past 5 years, more than 80 cents of every dollar spent by Susan G. Komen have gone directly towards research, community-based health programs, education and advocacy programs to support its mission of saving lives and ending breast cancer.
Family Physical Therapy would like to wish a very happy birthday to our Auburn Clinic's office coordinator, Barbie. Happy Birthday!!!!
Family Physical Therapy is excited to introduce the newest member of our team, Lexi Theuring. Lexi is a bright new physical therapist, who started with us at the end of June. She recently graduated from Emory University with her doctorate in physical therapy. Lexi grew up playing soccer and basketball, which kindled her interest in sport's medicine and exercise science. She decided to go to Sac State, where she got a degree in kinesiology. She enjoys treating sports injuries, and pediatrics. In her free time, she enjoys going to the gym, spending time with her nieces and nephews, hiking and traveling.
When asked for a quote that she loves, Lexi replied "Your focus determines your reality"
This week, our staff enjoyed a baby shower lunch in honor of our physical therapist, Kristen Carmichael! Kirsten will be transitioning onto maternity leave as she eagerly awaits the upcoming arrival of her baby boy in just a few weeks! We are all very excited to meet this little guy!
Family Physical Therapy would like to congratulate our physical therapist Ila and her husband Nick on the recent birth of their son!
A message from Ila:
"Thank you all so much for your support, kind thoughts and well wishes during my pregnancy. Our baby boy has arrived, and he is doing great. He is 2 weeks old now and has been such a joy already. Keep exercising, I'll be back soon!"