October 2018 Newsletter

October 2018 newsletter

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

Upcoming Events!

Saturday, October 6, 2018 9:30 am– Walk With a Doc at Frank’s Park in Hilliard!

Join Dr. John and friends at Frank’s 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

Dr. Missy and Dr. Heather Hirsch, MD Womens Health Podcast!

Dr. Missy was a guest on Dr. Heather Hirsch, MD’s womens health podcast entitled “Heath by Heather Hirsch.” Read below to learn more about the episode and how you can listen to it for free!

Active PT T-Shirt Design Contest!

Are you creative and have a knack for design? Help us design our next t-shirt! We’re dwindling down to our last few shirts and tanks and want your help designing our next t-shirt! If you come up with the best design you win a free package of your choice: Dry Needling, Massage or Alter G! Please email your design to info@activeptcolumbus.com! We look forward to seeing your designs! 

Dr. Kevin Jones and Goodwill Columbus

Dr. Kevin Jones is excited to share that he is working with Goodwill Columbus to create about 10 job analyses for their workers. Did you know that Dr. Kevin is an expert in the field of industrial rehab? He routinely travels all over Ohio to perform evaluations and assessments for worker compensation programs. If you’re interested, learn more about his program, Active at Work.

3 Simple Steps You Can Take to Better Understand Your Health Insurance

Saif is back at it again with another helpful insurance blog post. Read the post to understand what steps you can do to better understand your coverage! Read it here

2018 Fall Jam Round Up

Active PT helped out the CrossFit competitors at Fall Jam for the third year in a row! Read below to learn more.

Active PT New Photos

We will be rolling out new photos on our website and social media in the next few weeks! Stay tuned for our fresh new head shots 🙂


Health By Heather Hirsch– The Pelvic Floor: Women and Physical Therapy!

Behind the scenes with Dr. Heather Hirsch

Dr. Missy was a guest on Dr. Heather Hirsch, MD’s podcast “Health By Heather Hirsch,” which aired September 7, 2018. Dr. Hirsch is passionate about uncovering and answering many of the myths and misconceptions surrounding women’s health issues. She is an American board certified internist who completed a women’s health fellowship at the Cleveland clinic.

In Dr. Hirsch’s sixth episode, she interviews our own Dr. Missy about the pelvic floor and how physical therapy can help! Here’s a brief intro in Dr. Hirsch’s words:

“In this fascinating episode, Melissa Gallow, DPT talks about women and their pelvic floor health. You will be blown away when you learn all the aspects of pelvic health– especially if you have had a baby (even 30+ years ago), or even if you have never had a baby and how these can affect your daily life.”

To listen to the full episode, you can go to Dr. Heather Hirsch, MD’s website here or go to your podcast app on your phone, and search “Health by Heather Hirsch,” and select the sixth episode!

Design Active PT’s Next T-shirt!

Dr. Mandi and Gabe look great sporting our tanks from last year, don’t they?

We’re calling out all the creatives out there! Design our next t-shirt design and you’ll win a package of your choice! Choose from Dry Needling, massage or the Alter G.

Email your design to info@activeptcolumbus.com. We’ll notify you if you created the winning design!

Happy Designing! 🙂

Fall Jam 2018

Active PT had the pleasure of being at Fall Jam hosted by CrossFit Future. We always enjoy helping out the CrossFit athletes take care of nagging issues and optimize their performance! If you have any questions or would like more information, send us an email at info@activeptcolumbus.com and we would love to help you!

How a PT Sees an Exercise: Deadlift


; as a unit: transverse abdominus, obliques, quadratus lumborum, rectus abdominus, latissimus Dorsi
Scapular retractors
; Rhomboids, mid trap, low trap, upper traps, Back; Lumbar andThoracic extensors/erector spinae
Glutes; maximus, Adductors,

Joints: knees, hips, pelvis, spine,  

Function: Hamstring strength, glute strength, low back strength and endurance; Core strength: is a very important health component, in that it supports the body in almost every movement and position, and the deadlift is the key core strength building movement.  

Who we use it with, and Why: 

Athlete The synergy of the hamstrings, glutes, and low back to produce power and strength is an extremely important component to many sports. The dead lift, even at submaximal levels, is the perfect tool to add power, endurance and efficiency to an athlete

Everyday Athlete
: Adding endurance and strength to the glutes, hamstrings and low back.  If someone is going to tolerate any lifting from the ground the deadlift should be incorporated in their programming at some level. This is a highly functional exercise that translates into acts of daily living and the gym.  

 The deadlift is crucial for teaching and perfecting the “hip hinge” movement; we may start from an elevated surface or even laying down, but anyway you cut it…we have to be able to safely lift from the ground.
Things we want you to consider: 

deadlift·         Form is EVERYTHING! This is an exercise that has huge benefits if done correctly, but has the potential to be harmful if done with poor from…mostly a rounded back. 

·        Deadlifting light to moderate weight is very beneficial for developing strength and endurance to your hamstrings, glutes and low back.

·        Your upper back is a big player in the deadlift!  Your upper back should be locked in and active to help support your lower back during the lift.  The spine should stay perfectly neutral.   

Written by Dr. Mattie, read more about her here!
Health Insurance img

3 Simple Steps You Can Take to Better Understand Your Health Insurance

Let’s face it: insurance is confusing.

The companies we pay premiums to month after month in exchange for them to pay for our healthcare when and if we need it is becoming increasingly unreliable. They tote confusing terms such as coinsurance, copay, deductible, and max out-of-pocket. Add that to the fact that different services can have different benefit details under a single plan and it’s not surprising when people are astonished when I tell them how much financial responsibility they will have while receiving treatment.

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