Team Performance Blogs

Feature Friday with Shannon Zalewski- Her Approach to Patient Care, Fitted Sheets, Favorite Memories and More!

4/20/2018

For anyone who hasn’t gotten the chance to meet our Physical Therapist, Shannon Zalewski, we asked one of our amazing Patient Service Coordinators to tell us what comes to mind when she thinks of Shannon. Michelle swiftly answered “...she’s sweet, patients absolutely love her, and she always give 110%” Shannon received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, Washington. After living in Seattle for a few years she returned back to sunny California. Boy, are we grateful that...

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Cervicalgia

4/19/2018

Cervicalgia Written by April West and Mallory McGowan, PT, DPT You may not recognize the word Cervicalgia, but you’ve probably experienced it’s symptoms at some point in your life. Cervicalgia is a diagnosis to describe severe pain and discomfort in the cervical spine region. Cervic is the Latin word for “neck” and algos is the Greek word for pain, and Cervicalgia is the term used for neck pain. There are several factors that contribute to neck pain such as tight muscles & stiff joints. If you...

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Feature Friday with Everyone's Favorite Mascot- Physical PHIL

4/13/2018

This Feature Friday spotlights our A 1 Day 1 company mascot-Physical Phil! When Mark McCoy first opened the doors of Performance Physical Therapy, he didn’t have a doubt in his mind exactly who would be the face of his new company. Phil might just be the most compassionate mascot in the entire world. He’s spearheading our “PHIL” campaign where our team members recognize the everyday goodness at each of our four locations by “PHIL”ing each other's buckets. When PHIL isn’t spreading his good...

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Feature Friday with Ranita Ram- Her Journey, The Law of Attraction and Advice for Future Physical Therapists.

4/6/2018

Written by Levneet Sran If you ever get the chance to meet Ranita, you’ll notice something different about her. A difference that isn’t apparent right away but one that’s more subtle. It may not be noticeable during the first few interactions, but soon one can sense the strength of a very calm, focused and positive energy. This same energy translates into a source of motivation for the patients she works with as well as enlightening conversations between peers and coworkers. That energy is a driving force in both her...

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How to Relieve Selfie Elbow- Yes, it's a thing.

4/4/2018

Written by Levneet Sran There’s Tennis Elbow, Golfer’s Elbow and now (drum roll please) Selfie Elbow. Selfie Elbow is the result of microtrauma (continual stress) on the muscles and tendons at the elbow caused by repetitive overuse, stretching and awkward positioning. Your muscles and tendons work to keep the muscle attached to the bone as well as help extend and stabilize the wrist. According to Jordan Metzl , a sports medicine physician at the Hospital for Special Surgery, “you get selfie elbow from taking...

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