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ESPT Welcomes Oliver Mok!

Fall is here and so is Oliver! We are thrilled to have Oliver join our ESPT team.  Oliver comes to us with 18 years of experience working in a variety of orthopedic settings over the years.  Oliver has also expanded his knowledge base with continuing education classes on Kinesio-taping, the pelvic girdle, the Mulligan Concept […]

PT & Business People

While it is common (and obvious) when you get hurt running, lifting weights, or playing in that weekend softball game (“I knew I shouldn’t have tried to steal home!”) – people that work in a business setting are just as prone to injury, but the tricky part is the issues can develop over years and […]

Navigating Insurance

While physical therapy is rarely fun (excluding ESPT 🙂 ), it can be challenging to figure out your insurance benefits before even starting your program.  We’ve tried to outline some of the information below to help you navigate the waters. Before diving into everything, the best thing to do is to either call your insurance […]

How to Successfully Set Goals

As we’ve talked about in the past, many people are not set up to succeed with their physical therapy treatment plan.  The best way to succeed is to be consistent.  It is actually pretty simple:  Go to your appointments, listen to your therapist, do the exercises, and be patient.  It is four simple “rules” but […]

How do I pick a Physical Therapist?

Seems like an easy question, but there are a lot of factors you should consider.  Of these factors, you will have to prioritize and move forward accordingly.  The first mistake that someone can make is just going with the closest PT clinic solely because of its location – something we see time and time again.  […]

Top 10 Health Hacks

Being healthy is hard.  It is time consuming. It can be expensive.  For many of us it is an ongoing effort to do something out of our comfort zone.  It takes a long time just to learn what to do. By the time you try to START executing the plan, you are exhausted.  The truth […]

The 5 Most Common Runner’s Injuries

Anyone that is a “runner” knows how much it stinks when you catch the injury bug. Many of these injuries can be prevented, but if one of the following sounds familiar, see your local doctor, physical therapist, running store etc…and address the issue as soon as possible. Hip Pain What is it: In the hip […]

The #1 Key to Successfully Completing Your PT Plan

There are countless elements that go into completing a physical therapy plan.  There is the “buy in,” the resources, the relationship with the staff, but there is one thing that we have seen over the years that has continued to be a main reason why some of our clients are successful, and others are not.  […]

6 Exercises to Relieve Lower Back Pain

In general, what are some reasons people might experience lower back pain? The reason people might experience lower back pain typically is from compensation. The anatomy of our lumbar spine is meant for stability. There is very little degrees of motion associated in the lumbar spine compared to other segments in the body. If we […]

Early Specialization Versus Diversification in Youth Athletes

In recent decades the landscape of youth athletics has changed. Increased participation in competitive athletics has been seen over the past 50 years (National Federation of State High School Associations, 2016-2017).1 Another recent phenomenon is the increasing number of young athletes concentrating on a single sport, commonly referred to as early specialization. Early specialization is often […]