Thursday, July 7, 2011

TOPIC OF THE MONTH - Selective Functional Movement Assessment

Do you ever wonder why you suffer from repetitive or chronic injuries that seem to be unrelated to any injury? Or do you ever wonder why you don’t perform as well athletically as other people? Do you feel like you work out and you don’t progress as well as you feel you should. Then the SFMA could be for you.

SFMA stands for Selective Functional Movement Assessment .This is a test designed to look at movement throughout your entire body to determine any limitations in mobility and stability you may have. These limitations may be underlying factors in any chronic problems or reduced performance you may be experiencing in your life. Frequently a restriction or weakness in one joint or area of your body can lead to limitations in a movement pattern that affects your whole body. The SFMA can help you pinpoint these limitations.

Once the SMFA identifies specific restrictions, your physical therapist can design a program to specifically address them. With a more individualized program you can be sure that you are doing the most effective work out routine and not wasting time and energy exercising areas that don’t need it. This will also allow you to address an area that may be leading to chronic pain and dysfunction and eliminate some unneeded aches and pains.

The SMFA is now available at Ascent Physical Therapy. Call 970.949.9966 to schedule an appointment and get your-self fit for summer.

Ascent Physical Therapy is GROWING

We are excited to announce that we will be opening a second clinic on July 11th 2011 in Eagle at 341 Broadway. The new facility, in the heart of downtown Eagle will benefit our local patients living or working in the Gypsum/Eagle region. With clinics in Avon and Eagle, we feel we are providing our patients with a greater choice of health care provision. We look forward to having the opportunity to serve our patients in this new location.

Your input is very valuable to us! We welcome any suggestions you may have as to what we should incorporate into our new clinic. Please feel free to leave a post or email us with any information you believe will help us obtain the results for our patients that they deserve.

New PT to the team!

Ashley Dentler received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts. She is certified as a Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the National Strength and Conditioning Association. She has had training in the areas of outpatient orthopedics, neuromuscular rehabilitation and functional movement therapy.

While at Northeastern, she succeeded in enhancing the learning and teaching environments for Physical Therapy curriculum as well as serving as a Teaching Assistant in multiple courses.

Rhode Island native, Ashley is an avid runner, skier and swimmer and is looking to continue her love of the outdoors in Colorado. “I am thrilled to be a part of a community of people who share my passion and love of an active life style. It is an honor and privilege to join this team of professionals as we work to better the lives of our community.”

Ashley will be working at our Avon office Tuesdays and Fridays and the new Eagle office on Monday and Thursdays. To schedule appointments with her call 970.949.9966