March 2018 Newsletter

March 2018 Newsletter

Welcome to our March newsletter! Read below to learn more about what’s happening at Active PT!

Upcoming Events!

Thursday, March 1, 2018 7:15pm — Free Exercise Workshop! at the Hilliard Clinic
Dr. Kevin Do is providing a *FREE* workshop to help you with starting or continuing an exercise plan. He knows how easy it is to fall off the exercise bandwagon and he wants to help you stay committed and healthy! Come learn about:

-Common barriers to exercise and how to overcome them
-A complete exercise program addressing common areas of weakness
-A beginner and advanced exercise program designed by Dr. Kevin
-Foundational movement patterns necessary to perform exercise

Saturdays, March 3-24, 2018 – CrossFit Open at CrossFit GrandviewEleventh Element, and NewCov CrossFit
Join Dr. Mattie, Dr. Mandi, Dr. Missy and Dr. Leah at CrossFit Grandview, Dr. Kevin Do at Eleventh Element, and Dr. Kevin Jones at NewCov CrossFit during every weekend of the CrossFit open! These expert Physical Therapists are on your side to do kinesiotaping, as well as injury assesments.

Tuesdays, March 6-27, 2018 4:00-8:00pm — Free Injury Assessments at Modo Yoga

Active Physical Therapy is Modo Yoga’s Community Partner for the Month of March! Dr. Mandi will be there each Tuesday in March from 4pm-8pm providing free injury screenings, dry needling demos, and answering your questions. As a yogi herself, she specializes in treating fellow yogis, keeping them feeling good and moving well through their practice and life. Sign up at the front desk to meet Dr. Mandi and reserve your spot!

Tuesday, March 20, 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.

Saturday, April 7, 2018 9:30-10:30am — Walk With A Doc 
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! Location to be announced.

Saturday, April 14, 2018 — Running Workshop at CrossFit Grandview
Keep an eye out for more information about Dr. Mandi’s running workshop this April! As the temperature warms up, it’s time to stretch out your legs and enjoy the sunshine on foot. Dr. Mandi has had incredible success last year with the running workout and many athletes saw their times improve in the same day! Stay tuned for more detailed information.

Hilliard Clinic Renovations are finally done!

Thank you for all your patience during our renovations. We’re glad that the dust has finally settled (and been cleaned up!). We’re excited how everything turned out and will be adding new things here and there so stay tuned! 🙂

Active PT and the CrossFit Open

We are making our presence known for the 2018 CrossFit Open! You can find us at CrossFit Grandview, Eleventh Element or NewCov CrossFit from 18.1 open workout to the final 18.5. Come find us to get free kinesiotaping or injury assessments every week!

Dr. Mattie Dynamic Warm Up

Dr. Mattie is your go to for an expertly designed dynamic warm up for each of the CrossFit Open Workouts! Each week she is designing a warm-up specific to the Open Workouts. Scroll to read more.

Active Physical Therapy is Modo Yoga’s Community Partner for the Month of March!

Dr. Mandi will be there each Tuesday in March from 4pm-8pm providing free injury screenings, dry needling demos, and answering questions. Read below to find out how *you* can get a free session to Modo Yoga during the month of March!

Mandi Post-Op Blog 

Dr. Mandi wrote an incredible blog post about her open heart surgery last September. Read below to learn more or go here to read the full post!

New Location!

Dr. Kevin Jones is now seeing patients out of NewCov CrossFit in Newport, KY! Scroll to read more and see what the clinic looks like.

New Clinic Location – Newport, KY!

Dr. Kevin Jones is now taking patients out of our new clinic space in Newport, KY. Tucked inside of NewCov CrossFit, the location is conveniently located near downtown Cincinatti. Be sure to tell all of your Cincinatti friends and family and stop by!
You can schedule or get more information by calling 614-850-0500 or emailing!

CrossFit Open Dynamic Warm Ups!

Before you get start your Open workouts do our active warm up designed by Dr. Mattie! Prime your body to use the right muscles and prevent injury for each specific workout. We will be posting each video and warm up instructions to Instagram and our Youtube page every Friday! Here are the links to last week’s videos: Open 18.1 Movement Drills and Open 18.1 WOD Prep

Modo Yoga and Active PT!

Active Physical Therapy is Modo Yoga’s Community Partner for the Month of March! Dr. Mandi will be there each Tuesday in March from 4pm-8pm.

What is Modo Yoga? Modo Yoga Columbus offers a form of hot yoga that combines the precision of therapeutic yoga and the foundations of traditional yoga in a specially heated room. The series is a cardiovascular workout that strengthens, tones and loosens the muscles, while calming the mind and reducing stress.
The ‘hot’ in hot yoga allows for deep, safe stretching.

Classes are suitable for all levels of ability, even those taking their first yoga class ever with limited flexibility and mixed feelings about temperature. In Columbus, our vision is to offer a space for all people and build a community where students are inspired to reach their potential with a calm mind, fit body, and inspired life. We’ll see you soon in the hot, sweaty room!

Want to check out Modo Yoga for *FREE*? Use code: ACTIVEPHYSICAL clicking here!

Mandi’s Post-Op Journey

Dr. Mandi wrote an awesome post about her post-op journey. Here’s a little teaser below, but make sure you read the whole post— you won’t be disappointed!


Five months ago I had a major surgery.  I want to share my story to help you, other patients, and healthcare providers.


About four years ago, I moved to Columbus, Ohio for a new physical therapy position at a private outpatient clinic. I found a place to live, and being health conscious, found a new primary care physician. At my first appointment, I shared my medical history, including unique cardiovascular anatomy (right sided aorta) and open heart surgery when I was nine to repair a small hole in my heart (atrial septal defect). The doctor examined me and noticed a small pulsation on my neck (bruit). For as long as I could remember, I had that same pulsation, and I had no symptoms. When choker necklaces were cool, (the first time in the 90s) mine would bump up and down during dance class or basketball practice. I still had no symptoms, so what was the problem?


I was referred to a cardiologist, who deemed me “healthy as a horse”, but referred me to a vascular surgeon.  The vascular surgeon determined the pulsation to be a small psuedoaneurysm that would be monitored for growth every six months. If stable in size, I would not need any intervention. At each following appointment, the psuedoaneurysm showed little changes. I was scheduled for my last appointment in June of 2017. But, at this last visit, I was told the psudoaneurysm had grown significantly (to a full aneurysm) and I would need open heart surgery to repair it.

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