I can’t believe another month has flown by and it’s time for another newsletter.
Here is what you’ll find in this month’s issue:
- Therapist Spotlight: Lydia Case ATC
- Back Pain and Sciatica Workshop has been moved to November 4th
- Sports Medicine Clinic for High School and College athletes
Lydia Case joined Elite Physical Therapy back in July of 2015 and has been an invaluable part of our team ever since. She works full time in the clinic plus during the school year she goes out to Kingsley High School two afternoons per week. She has been the athletic trainer at Kingsley for 11 years now.
Lydia has been practicing Athletic Training since 2006 in physical therapy and high school settings. She received her Bachelor’s degree from Northern Michigan University, where she had experience working with the Men’s football and hockey teams. Before transferring to NMU Lydia ran track & field at Aquinas College, but also worked with the Women’s volleyball and Men’s basketball teams at Aquinas. Lydia is a certified Kinesio Taping Practioner(CKTP). She believes that every patient and athlete is unique and that their treatment and workouts should be tailored specifically for their individual needs in order to achieve their best outcome.
1) What got you interested in athletic training?
My love for sports is what initially got me interested in athletic training- I thought what a great fit- you work with athletes out in the field and can also work with the general public in a PT clinic- NO day is ever the SAME.
2) What do you like best about being an athletic trainer?
I get excited about helping people and seeing how each patient/athlete is unique. I have worked with people from ages 3 to 98 and everything in between and have so much fun because everyone is so different as well as their injury. I find it so rewarding to help someone accomplish their goals.
3) What do you do for fun other than just work at Elite?
I enjoy spending time with my family – we love to be outside especially tubing down the Boardman River, taking our dog Gus for a walk in the woods, and riding 4-wheelers. I also like to play games, mostly card games like euchre. I also enjoy running with my friends and have completed 5 half-marathons, but prefer to run the 10k distance. I have been married to my husband Dave for 11 years and have two kids, Delaney (8) and Owen (5).
“When I first came to Elite PT I was devastated because I had a running injury that literally prevented me from doing anything. I was going from exercising 6 days a week, running 3-4 days per week, to barely being able to walk!
I felt like Lydia and Kristy were as excited as I was to get started with strengthening exercises. I experienced such relief from my treatment, and the exercise plans they put in place for me helped support rebuilding my strength.
I felt like I had my own cheering squad every step of the way. I am now back to my regular exercise program!” – L.T. Traverse City
Back Pain and Sciatica Workshop moved to November 4th!
We will be hosting our first workshop on back pain and sciatica on Saturday November 4th from 10 – 11am. If you know someone who has been suffering from back pain and/or sciatica then be sure to let them know about this workshop!
Lower back pain is a huge problem in this country, but unfortunately most people feel like there is no ‘cure’ and they just have to live with it. Check out this short video for more information on the workshop and to listen to how this is one of the biggest ‘myths’ in the health care industry.
The workshop is technically for those who have not been clients of ours in the past. Past clients receiving this newsletter are welcome to call us with questions ANYTIME! We are more than happy to answer any questions you may have and set up a time to get you in for a free screen if that is what is necessary.
Like I said, call us anytime! 231 421-5805
NEW Sports Medicine Clinic Tuesday Afternoons
Many schools in our area don’t have access to athletic training services or team doctors at their games, so many young athletes with injuries don’t get the medical care they need. We currently provide the athletic training services at Kingsley High School which has been extremely beneficial for our athletes. The goal is to treat them early to keep them playing and also to keep them from more serious problems and costly treatment down the road.
Unfortunately, we can’t be everywhere, so on Tuesday afternoons we’ll be offering free screenings to athletes with nagging injuries affecting their performance or keeping them from playing altogether. We can diagnose the injury and get the athlete started down the road to recovery. Athletes with more serious injuries should see their family physician!
Appointments will be available between 3 – 5pm. Parents should call to make the appointment as we will need your contact information and at least verbal permission to examine your child. We prefer that a parent be able to make the appointment especially if the athlete is under 18 years of age.
Give us a call at 231 421-5805 to schedule a time.
See you next month!
Joe Heiler PT