April 2018 Newsletter

photo by Mike of Michael Patrick Fitness Photography

Welcome to our April newsletter!

Read below to learn more about what’s happening at Active PT!


Upcoming Events

Saturday, April 7, 2018 9:30-10:30am — Walk With A Doc at Franks Park Hilliard
Come join your friendly neighborhood physical therapists as they answer your fitness related questions and help give advice on ways to stay injury free, while taking a stroll through neighborhood parks in the Hilliard area. No fancy equipment necessary besides a comfortable pair of shoes, and participants of all fitness levels are encouraged to attend. Grab a friend, a family member, and start your weekend right by going outside and getting active with Active Physical Therapy!

We will meet at Franks Park, 3003 Frazell Rd, Hilliard, OH 43026 

Thursday, April 12, 2018 7:15pm– Balance Workshop at Hilliard Clinic
Join Active Physical Therapy for a FREE workshop on Improving Balance and Preventing Falls at our Hilliard Location! A common myth is that your balance gets worse as you age and there is nothing you can do about it. Take an active role in preventing falls and come learn more about different kinds of balance, as well as ways to improve your balance safely at home. RSVP to kdo@activeptcolumbus.com by Monday, April 9th. We hope to see you there! 

Saturday, April 14, 2018 1:30-2:30pm– Running Workshop at CrossFit Grandview Barbell
Join Dr. Mandi and learn how to get faster with running, decrease your 400 meter time (and all distances), be an efficient runner and prevent injury, pain from running! Dr. Mandi had incredible success last year’s event and many athletes saw their times improve in the same day! Tickets can be purchased by clicking here

Tuesday, April 17, 2018 6:30 pm — EDS Exercise Class at the Hilliard Clinic 
Please join us on the third Tuesday of each month for a movement class for EDS! The class is led by Dr. Mandi and will be adapted to everyone’s individual abilities! Do as little or as much as you can! Come as you are, take away tips, movements, and positions to keep you feeling good and better manage your EDS.

What’s Happening

Hilliard Clinic New Toys

Stay tuned for more information as our Hilliard clinic gets a few toys to better help our patients! If you’ve stopped in recently, you’ve noticed that our multigym nautilus equipment is gone, but we’re going to replace it with something much better! Pictures to follow 🙂

CrossFit Open

Congratulations to all our athletes who participated in the Crossfit Open! It was five weeks of fun, fitness, and functional warm-ups from your Active PT girls. Check out our posts on Instagram if you missed them! We also sent out the troops to Crossfit Grandview, NewCov Crossfit, Fit Club, and Eleventh Element to treat the athlete’s before or after their competition times. It was great to see everyone compete!

Missy’s New Specialization

Dr. Missy has just completed a continuing education course on the Pelvic Floor and Diaphragm focusing on the relationship between the two and how it relates to function! This course has advanced her knowledge of female related conditions including pregnancy related pain, postpartum pain, and incontinence and her ability to treat the pregnant and postpartum athlete! While this course was geared towards females, these concepts carry over to the male athlete as well. As it turns out men have pelvic floors and diaphragms too (wink wink) and have a difficult time accessing this muscle group! Stay tuned for a more detailed blog post on these concepts and learn a few exercises that could improve your posture and decrease chronic pain! 

Modo Yoga wrap up!

We hope you all took advantage of a free sweaty yoga session or two at Modo Yogo in March. We enjoyed being their community partner of the month and meeting some new friends and learning some new poses to keep us strong and flexible in body and mind!

2018 CrossFit Open Season

Congratulations again to all our athletes who participated in the Crossfit Open! Did you miss our posts on InstagramFacebook, or Youtube? Be sure to check those out for some great warm up ideas for specific movements! Congrats to two of our physical therapists, Dr. Mattie and Dr. Leah, who showed their stuff in this year’s open!

Diaphragm, Transverse Abdominis, and Pelvic Floor, Oh My!

Keep a lookup for these posts on our Instagram and Facebook for more information by Dr. Missy on each of these muscles. You won’t want to miss the more detailed blog post on these concepts to learn a few exercises that could improve your posture and decrease chronic pain. Stay tuned!

Did you miss Missy’s last post about Physical Therapy for the Pregnant and Postpartum? It was full of great pointers and advice- read it here! This would a great read for anyone who is expecting or is trying to be active after their bundle(s) of joy.


Modo Yoga March Recap

Active Physical Therapy was Modo Yoga’s Community Partner for the Month of March! Dr. Mandi spent every Tuesday in March and enjoyed being their community partner of the month and meeting some new friends!

Learn more about Modo Yoga here.

Running Workshop

If you want to get faster with running in a WOD (or at least win the warm-up!) don’t miss our Running Workshop on April 15th.

These are the stats from last year’s workshop. The first column is everyone’s 400m time at the start of the workshop, the second column is after just TALKING about tips for more efficient running, and the third column is after working through drills, exercises.

Don’t forget to get your tickets purchased soon for this year’s event on April 15th. Click here to purchase your tickets on Eventbrite.


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