Welcome to our July Newsletter! Read below to learn more about what’s happening at Active PT
Saturday, July 14, 2018 9:30 am– Walk With a Doc at Frank’s Park in Hilliard!
Join Dr. John and friends at Frank park for stroll through the park! We will be answering questions about health and fitness and help give advice on ways to stay injury free! Wear a comfy pair of shoes, bring friends & family, and come enjoy the great outdoors with us! All fitness levels are encouraged to participate! We look forward to seeing you all there!
Frank’s Park 3003 Frazell Rd. Hilliard, Ohio 43026
Tuesday, July 17, 2018 — Active at Columbus Running Company’s Sprint Groups —
Dr. Missy and Saif will be attending Columbus Running Company’s Speed Group to educate sprinters on proper running form to prevent injury. In addition, they will demonstrate some muscle activation exercises that can be added to the sprinter’s current training program. Missy will also be doing dry needling demonstrations!
Saturday, July 21, 2018 9:00 am– Cbus Beat Down at the Westerville Central High School
The CBus Beatdown is on it’s way to Town! Columbus’s FIRST event at a Collegiate Track and Field, this is bound to have some Fun and Creative Programming you’re not always able to Prepare for in a Traditional Training Environment. Check out this website for more information! Active Physical Therapy will be there doing injury assessments and would love to see you there!
TBD– FIT4MOM group with Dr. Missy!
Missy will be collaborating with mom’s to help postpartum women stay active!
She will provide educational tips on common postpartum pains and how to use your pelvic floor and core to improve daily tasks while caring for your little ones! Keep an eye out for dates and times!
TBD– Dr. Missy Works with Hilliard-Davidson’s Girls Cross Country Team
Missy will be heading to the High School for CC conditioning practice to educate athletes on hip and core stabilization exercises to supplement into their training for the upcoming fall season.
Dr. John is taking over our Walk with a Doc program which will occur monthly, every 2nd Saturday of every month! Walks will being at 9:30am at Frank’s Park, unless noted otherwise. Walking is low impact, easy on the joints, & a great way to increase cardiovascular function! Additionally, longer and lower-intensity exercise such as walking, utilize our fat sources for energy! So come join us every 2nd Saturday of the month to enjoy the outdoors, learning about health and fitness, and enjoy each other’s company! All fitness levels are encouraged to attend!
Hometown: Marysville, Ohio
Current School: University of Dayton
What made you want to become a PT? My interest in PT started in 8th grade when I had a school project where I had to research different careers. Around this same time my mom was going to therapy for various lower extremity problems. I would attend her appointments with her, and I saw her get better. From those encounters I thought that PT was a good fit for me where I could couple my desire to help people with my interest of health and fitness. In college this interest grew into as a passion, as I pursued my bachelor’s degree in Athletic Training. I enjoyed the athletic training profession, but I wanted more one-on-one time with my patients, and to further my depth of knowledge in musculoskeletal rehabilitation.
Why did you pick UD and what do you like their program so far? I initially shadowed a PT from UD, and he really impressed me as a clinician and person. I choose UD because they are known to build a strong foundation of manual therapy. UD also has an emphasis on developing you as a person and has rooted Marinist values. I was also interested in working with professional athletes, and our program director, Dr. Anloague has many connections with professional associations. What I enjoy the most about UD is the sense of community, and how invested each professor is in the success of each student.
What is your athletic/fitness background? I was a competitive swimmer for 11 years, and did 3 years at the collegiate level. Growing up I worked with various personal trainers in the off season to become stronger. Being active instilled a passion for health and fitness. I now mostly do lifting and cardio, but once I graduate I plan to dabble in triathlons.
Interests: Being outdoors, hiking, spending time with friends and family, swimming, volunteering, and being a PT nerd.
What are you enjoying the most at Active PT: Working with Mattie, and seeing a wide population of people. I really enjoy working with the CrossFit population, and it has pushed me to be strategic in prescribing treatment.
What have you learned: Mattie is very knowledgeable and I have learned so much. Coming into this experience I had not been exposed to dry needling, so it has been interesting to see this be used in practice. Mattie is also a skilled manual therapist, and has been helping me to improve my techniques, and teaching me new ones (shout-out to Mandy for being my practice patient).