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Patricia Creel, DPT stands with Georgia Governor Nathan Deal, who this week signed a proclamation making April Parkinson’s Disease Awareness Month. Patricia serves as an outpatient neurological physical therapist with PT Solutions at Emory Adventist Hospital located in Smyrna, Georgia.
PT Solutions continues to be a source for endurance activity and the active lifestyle. We continue that journey for 2013 with the PT Solutions Cupid Chase 5k in Acworth, GA. See if you can beet cupid or bring the kids out for the Tot Trot. Register at http://ptssports.com/events/pts-cupid-chase-5k/
PT Solutions of Pensacola is happy to announce that Scott deMahy has joined our team. Scott joins PT Solutions as partner and director of our new clinic located in east Pensacola. Scott comes to PT Solutions from Baptist Health Care in Pensacola, where in his 15 year tenure he most recently served as Corporate Director of Rehabilitation for Baptist Health Care/ Andrews Institute Rehabilitation.
Originally from Louisiana, Scott earned his Bachelor’s degree from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, and physical therapy degree from Hogeschool Enschede in the Netherlands. Scott has an extensive background in orthopedics, sports medicine, and manual therapy. He is a speaker for sports medicine conferences and physical therapy continuing education courses. Scott was recently published in the Journal of Strength & Conditioning Research.
Since relocating to the Pensacola area in 1997, Scott deMahy has developed strong ties in the community and a continued presence in the Physical Therapy profession. Scott and his wife Dusti of 22 years have 4 children. Scott enjoys spending time with family and friends, numerous sporting activities, and the beach.
PT Solutions is pleased to join the medical community of Marietta/ West Cobb with a practice dedicated to serving the growing community. Clinic Director, Paul Muchnick, PT, DPT, ATC is the director of the facility. Paul is a graduate of Samford University in Birmingham and Medical College of Georgia in Augusta, GA. He has worked as Clinic Director at PT Solutions of Douglasville as well as undergone PT Solutions residency/mentorship program in preparation for his leadership role. PT Solutions brings the manual therapy and sports medicine approach to the area that we are known for in Acworth, Cartersville, Douglasville, Hiram, Johns Creek and Smyrna. Our new facility is located at 3405 Dallas Highway and you may schedule an appointment by calling 770.438.5226 or by contacting us electronically at email@example.com.
PT Solutions of Santa Rosa Beach is happy to announce that Cameron Moss has joined our team. She will be the lead therapist at our Santa Rosa Beach location.
Cameron received her Master’s of Science in Physical Therapy in 1999, graduating with honors from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Cameron began her career in Montgomery, AL working in an outpatient orthopedic setting during which time she also worked through the Hughston Clinic. She was quickly recognized as one of the premier clinicians in the area eventually managing and partnering in her own private practice. Cameron has extensive experience in orthopedic, pain management and neurologic rehabilitation with certifications in the Graston Technique for treatment of musculoskeletal dysfunction, and SABO certification for treatment of the CVA. She has also participated in teaching cadaver dissection courses at The University of Tennessee (UT Memphis).
Since relocating to the Florida Panhandle in 2007, Cameron has developed strong ties in the com- munity and a continued presence in the Physical Therapy profession. Cameron will make the therapy experience positive and results based with her warm personality and personal care. Her manual approach and hands on skills combined with traditional physical therapy will send patient’s on their way to a speedy recovery.
PT Solutions therapist and athletic trainer, Paul Muchnick, was recently featured on Douglasville Patch. The article highlights his background, education and what his role is at PT Solutions. Read the article here.
Ted Regan, a participant in the PT Solutions Allatoona Triathlon, sent us a video of his ride on the bike course. He had a camera on his helmet that used time lapse photography to create the images. So now you can travel the whole 18 mile course in 20 seconds. Here’s the video:
PT Solutions is proud to announce that two new events will be a part of the triathlon calendar. On Sunday April 17, 2011, competitors will fill the streets of Cartersville for the inaugural PT Solutions Cartersville duathlon. The duathlon will support the Bartow county FCA and Boys and Girls Club. The course is a 5k run followed by a 17 mile bike ride through the scenic area surrounding Cartersville. The race finishes with a 5k run into Dellinger Park. PT Solutions appreciates the support of the Bartow County Convention and Visitors Bureau, the Cartersville City, Police and Fire for working with us on this event. To register for the duathlon please visit our PTS Sports site at http://ptssports.com/pt-solutions-cartersville-duathlon/
PT Solutions has been involved with the PT Solutions Acworth Womens race for a number of years and now we are proud to announce that men and women will be racing in Acworth on June 5, 2011. The PT Solutions Allatoona Triathlon will feature the 500m swim in Lake Allatoona, a fast bike course through Acworth and northern Cobb and through Bartow counties, and the 5k run to end the race which finishes in Dallas, Landing Acworth, GA. We look forward to men and women racing on Lake Allatoona. Both of the races are part of the PT Solutions Race Series and participants will qualify for the Male and Female Athlete of the Year Awards. To register for the PT Solutions Allatoona Triathlon please visit: http://ptssports.com/pt-solutions-allatoona-triathalon/
Dr. Stephen Enquidanos has watched and helped patients overcome long odds as an Orthopedic spine surgeon for many years. In April of 2009, Dr. Enguidanos overcame his own set of circumstances to move toward his dream. The dream was qualifying as one of the best triathletes in his age group for the Kona, Hawaii Ironman World Championships. There was a problem along the way. First, he had to overcome a torn anterior cruciate ligament and surgery. More importantly he had to overcome the rehabilitation. PT Solutions Physical Therapist in Niceville, FL Scott Rusin, PT directed the rehab program. He notes, “Quite often we work with patients and they have simple goals after surgery such as, let me play with my children or go back to work. Not Dr. Enguidanos, he wanted to complete in an Ironman triathlon shortly after the surgery.”
Most patients would report that post ACL surgery is long and hard. Scott Rusin, PT notes, “that his patient this go around worked harder and longer than most.” Scott notes, “Dr. Enguidanos would not only perform the standard program but spent months and hours on a stationary bike since in the early stages of rehab you can not return to running.” In between his own long surgeries and difficult work schedule, Dr. Enguidanos spent many hours in the PT Solutions Niceville clinic at Twin Cities Hospital.
So by November of 2009, the patient had returned to athlete again and he was at the starting line at Ironman Florida in Panama City, FL. He made it through the race with very little run training due to the knee and minimal bike training on the roads. In fact, most of his bike training for the Ironman was on a stationary bike indoors. He only acquired a triathlon equipped bike just prior to the race. In 2009 Ironman Florida, he accomplished his first goal of finishing his first Ironman triathlon in a time of 11 hours 22 minutes and finished 103 out of 403 in his age group. Pretty impressive for anyone to complete the race but to perform this well after an ACL surgery 7 months earlier.
Dr. Enguidanos was not satisfied yet and he entered the Louisville, Kentucky Ironman in August of 2010. There he overcome stomach issues on the way to completing his second Ironman triathlon to finish with a time of 12:07. Definitely not the time he wanted or the day he wanted to experience. He was not done there however.
He returned back to Panama City, FL in November of 2010 for the cold and chilly 30 degree day for Ironman Florida. Through guidance from PT Solutions and a whole lot of heart, he was prepared for this day. To qualify for the World Championships he had to finish in the top 5% of his age group. After nearly two years of overcoming obstacles he overcame even more on this day. He threw down an overall time of 9 hours 38 minutes. His time was comprised of a 56 minute 2.4 mile swim, 4 hours 58 minute 112 mile bike ride, and the knee did not seem to bother him this day with a 3 hour 34 minute Ironman marathon. Dr. Enguidanos finished 5th in his age group in a very strong European dominated field. He achieved his dream and qualified for the 2011 Ironman World Championships. Congratulations Steve and we look forward to watching next year. Thanks for being a part of team PT Solutions.
You can watch coverage of the 2010 Ironman World Championships December 18th on NBC from 4pm to 6pm eastern time.
PT Solutions Fit Girlz program for the fall came to a succesful conclusion. The program was established at Mt. Paran Christian School and with the help of PT Solutions coaches, faculty and Mt. Paran Cross Country coach Mike Tenoschok the young girls ages 1st through 5th grade completed their goal of completing a 2 mile run. The girls trained two times per week after school on campus. The girls completed their race with timing, medals and the PT Solutions finish line. The program is established to further girls self esteem, health through a fitness approach, and spirituality through wellness.
The program will continue again in the spring. Interested Mt. Paran parents or students may contact Dr. Emily Yake the director of the program at firstname.lastname@example.org or 678-501-6300. The Mt. Paran faculty sponsor is cross country coach Dr. Mike Tenoschok.
PT Solutions Physical Therapy is a physical therapist owned private practice based in Atlanta with clinics in Georgia, Alabama, and Florida. Our practice is dedicated to helping restore patients to an active lifestyle. We also sponsor both triathletes, running athletes to fuel the multisport lifestyle. Our practice offers coaching, race directing and assistance with athletes at all levels in these sports. For further information about PT Solutions endurance programs contact us at email@example.com.