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Physical Therapy Assistant Opportunity

Championship Physical Therapy is currently looking for an outgoing mature physical therapy assistant for full time employment. Please apply by sending your cover letter, CV and references to info@championshippt.com New grads are welcome to apply!

Clear Paths for Veterans

Please help Championship Physical Therapy support Clear Paths for Veterans. This organization was founded in 2011 to provide veterans a safe, non-clinical place for recovery from the effects of war and support for reintegration into civilian life. To find out how to donate to this worthy cause, please contact Brad at 315.439.8840 for more information or check out their website at www.ClearPathForVets.com

Muscle Glide

we just added the muscle glide to help aid us in managing your soft tissue injuries Check it out at http://www.muscleglide.com/default.asp

The Edge tool

We just added the Edge tool at Championship Physical Therapy. The tool was developed and patented by a manual therapist from Western new York. This will allow us to supplement our Sound Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (SASTM). Read more about the Edge Tool on http://www.themanualtherapist.com/p/for-sale-is-300-grade-stainless-steel.html All edge tools are made in ther USA!!

IT band

The Iliotibial band is a structure in the upper leg that causes many problems for athletes of all ages. Take a look at this article from the National Strength and Conditioning Association's performance journal for some great information on how to reduce ITBand problems.


PTA Job Opportunity

Championship Physical Therapy is currently looking for an outgoing mature physical therapy assistant for full time employment. Please apply by sending your cover letter, CV and references to info@championshippt.com New grads are welcome to apply!

Welcome Sarah Talbot, DPT

Sarah Talbot has joined our staff at Championship Physical Therapy. Sarah obtained her doctorate in Physical Therapy from Northeastern University in 2008. Since graduation, she has been practicing Physical Therapy in a progressive outpatient clinic in Boston Massachusetts. At this clinic, she evaluated and treated a wide variety of musculoskeletal injuries for preventative, curative, and post-operative rehabilitation. She specializes in sports and orthopedic conditions.
Sarah takes pride in providing the best possible care for her patients. Based on the patients’ individual needs, she applies skilled manual therapy, modalities, and therapeutic exercises to return them to their optimal health and/or sport. Her passion lies in educating patients on their specific condition and progressions throughout their recovery.
Sarah looks forward to treating your individual injury and reaching all of your rehabilitative goals.

Self-Myofascial Release Techniques with Foam Rollers

Self-Myofascial Release Techniques with Foam Rollers

Meniscal Injuries in the Knee

I was reading online the other day and came across this article concerning meniscus injuries of the knee. I have attached the link to the site. if you think you injured your knee, make an appointment to see your physician for a complete evaluation. http://www.athleticadvisor.com/injuries/le/knee/meniscal_injuries.htm

Good Luck Brent!!

Best of luck to CPT Alum Brent Sopel and the Chicago Blackhawks as they take on the Philadelphia Flyers in the Stanley Cup Finals!!!!

6 Tips to Run Through the Heat | Active.com

It is hot and running season is in full swing. Check out this article from active.com

6 Tips to Run Through the Heat | Active.com

No More crunches

Check this article written by Stu McGill of the University of Waterloo. It provides some very good insight about removing the crunch from your workouts. Feel free to comment and discuss.

Here is the link: http://www2.macleans.ca/2010/01/19/the-man-who-wants-to-kill-crunches/

How to Stay Healthy in the Air

Some of my clients have been traveling lately. I read a great article from the Cleveland Clinic suggesting ways to stay healthy while traveling on an airplane. I hope you find it helpful. BP

How to Stay Healthy 'Up in the Air' Cleveland Clinic Health

Toys for Tots update

Check out the Toys for Tots website http://syracuse-ny.toysfortots.org/local-coordinator-sites/lco-sites/local-sponsors-details.asp?sponsorID=1750&localInd=0

Our box is filling up fast, but we still have room for yours!! Please bring in a new unwrapped toy to support the US Marine Corp Toys for Tots Program!!!!!

US Marine Corp Toys for Tots

Championship Physical Therapy is happy to announce we are participating in the US Marine Corp Toys For Tots program. In conjuction with area coordinator SSgt Nicholas J. Hampton, we have placed a drop box in our clinic and would be happy to take any new unwrapped toys you would like to donate for Christmas.

Please check out the link for more information on the Toy for Tots Program.


We at Championship PT wish you all a Happy Thanksgiving!!!

Stretching Exercises

very interesting article on stretching A lot of food for thought. BP


Long Nerve Entrapment Certification

I just became certified in Long Nerve Entrapment through the Active Release Techniques (ART) program. This technique allows me to assist the movement of the nerve through muscle, ligament and connective tissue by maximally moving all of the joints the nerves crosses.

Check out more information on www.activereleasetechniques.com

Jonny Flynn

Jonny was picked number 6 by the Minnesota Timberwolves. I want to wish him well on a long NBA career.


Kevin Everett

Last month, I presented a lecture about "Rehabilitation of Microfracture Injuries" at the annual meeting of the New York State Athletic Trainers' Association. This meeting is a continuing education forum for athletic trainers around New York State.

The keynote speaker for the event was Kevin Everett. For those of you who do no know Kevin, he was the Buffalo Bills football player who was temporarily paralyzed during the 2007 season opener versus the Denver Broncos. Through the expert efforts of the Bills' Medical Staff and Induced Hypothermia by their Assistant Team Physician, Andrew Cappuccino (http://www.buffalospinesurgery.com/), Kevin has been able to walk again.

Spinal cord injuries occur more than we think. There are over 11,000 new spinal cord injuries per year. Check out more information about spinal cord injuries, Kevin and his story and how you can become involved with his foundation.


The Big Dilemma: Ice versus Heat

Have you every wondered how to handle your acute injury. Do you use ice or heat? Surprisingly, I get asked that question quite a bit. I always recommend icing your acute injury intermittently for at least 72 hours. Ice will help decrease the swelling and pain associated with the your injury. I usually recommend you ice 15 minutes every 1-2 hours while you are awake.
Remember, if you have any questions, seek medical attention immediately. If you need advice for your sports injury, give us a call to set up a sports injury screening. For a $20 fee, we can assess your injury and give you the proper recommendation to help manage your injury. We can also facilitate your care through our network of local sports medicine physicians.

Welcome to Championship Physical Therapy

Welcome to Championship Physical Therapy. We are excited to be able to bring quality, compassionate physical therapy to the active population of Central New York. Through our combined experience of over 45 years in the business, Dave Bierwagon and I have established a great team to help manage all of your rehabilitation needs.

This blog was created to keep you in touch with the advances and current topics in physical therapy and our aggressive approach. "Getting Your Champion Back in the Game" is our motto and focus each time you come in for treatment at Championship Physical Therapy.
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