Thursday, October 31, 2013

Musculoskeletal Pain Syndromes: The Janda Approach

Hayashida  & Associates Physical Therapy, Inc. hosted a great 2-day lab intensive workshop with Clare Frank, DPT, MS, OCS, FAAOMPT.  This course introduced the theory, research, and concepts of Czech physician, Dr. Vladimir Janda (1928-2002).  Dr. Janda pioneered the concept of muscle imbalance syndromes, and developed a systematic evaluation and treatment approach to musculoskeletal pain syndromes.  Hayashida & Associates Physical Therapists attended this workshop which provided the scientific evidence to support the role of muscular imbalance in the pathogenesis of musculoskeletal pain. With functional pathologies, the actual cause of pain is rarely at the site of pain.  A systematic evaluation helps clinicians quickly determine the cause of pain to initiate specific treatment using a variety of techniques. Dr. Janda developed a specific proprioceptive exercise program, Sensorimotor Training (SMT), using inexpensive exercise equipment ideal for clinical or home exercise programs.  This course has helped the clinicians at Hayashida & Associates Physical Therapy broaden their knowledge base in order to provide the most current physical therapy in the Santa Barbara area.

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Hayashida Made Strides Against Breast Cancer

Hayashida and Associates would like to thank everyone who helped our team by walking and donating in this year's Making Strides Against Breast Cancer here in Santa Barbara.  Our team successfully had around 15 walkers and raised over $1000 making our team a "Blue Ribbon Team" two years in a row.  The event helped raise over $21,000!

Monday, October 28, 2013

A New Doctor In Town

The Evidence In Motion (EIM) Institute of Health Professions would like to recognize Brook Phillips of Hayashida and Associates Physical Therapy, Inc for completing the Executive Program in Private Practice Management with Postprofessional Doctorate of Physical Therapy.

EIM’s Executive Program is an MBA-style, 12-month educational program for physical therapists that provides training in practice management and business administration.  It is the first program of its kind within the physical therapy profession and is designed to enhance the business savvy and sophistication of private practice physical therapy by teaching evidence-based business. Physical therapists who complete the program gain industry specific knowledge and best practice solutions in the areas of strategy, leadership, human resources, marketing, finance, legal, and business development. The ultimate outcome of the program is designed to enhance the role of physical therapists in the delivery of cost effective health care.

“The greatest benefit of the Executive Program is the expanding community of private practices that continue to collaborate and cross consult with each other well after the completion of the 12-month course,” states Larry Benz, PT, DPT, OCS, MBA, EIM owner, and Executive Program Director.  “We are very proud of these graduates who are now better equipped for the challenging environment.  We are fortunate to have an on-going strategic partnership with the Private Practice Section of the APTA which has broadened our reach of private physical therapy practices.”

The curricula is modeled after many of the top executive MBA programs in the country, utilizing a combination of online didactic and collaborative education experiences in a series of weekend intensive on-sites. Based on educational research, the hybrid model of online education and on-site intensives demonstrates a best-in-education approach.  This is the exact approach that EIM was founded on and has successfully used to graduate over 200 physical therapists in its APTA credentialed Residency and Fellowship Programs. 
Brook Phillips has developed strong knowledge of evidence-based business and best practices and has integrated this knowledge into Hayashida and Associates Physical Therapy, Inc.  Not only will Brook strengthen his practice to obtain competitive advantages in the market place, but he will also strengthen the private practice community as a whole.  Brook Phillips also received a Postprofessional Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the EIM Institute of Health Professions upon completion of the program by completing advanced coursework in Radiology, Medical Screening, Pharmacology and Evidence-based Practice.

With the added knowledge and experience Brook Phillips gained from completing EIM’s Executive Doctorate Program, he will now provide physical therapy at a higher level to the community of Goleta and Santa Barbara.

Monday, August 12, 2013

The Moment

I want to welcome you to, “the moment.” This moment, right now. Take a second and look at your life right now.  Take in all the sights, all the faces. Form a picture in your mind and remember this exact moment. It might not seem like it -- but this is a pivotal moment.

It’s a pivotal moment for a woman facing breast cancer right here in Santa Barbara County.
The statistics tell us she hasn’t been diagnosed yet. She doesn't know she will need help.
She’s walking around right now thinking of a thousand things: her life, her job, her kids -- none of them having to do with breast cancer.

But between now and the end of the year her life will change.

Between now and New Year’s Eve she'll have her annual mammogram, she’ll feel fine and a few days later she’ll get the news that she is one of the 300 women in Santa Barbara County diagnosed with breast cancer this year.

She may never know how important today was in her life. But this moment, right now, matters because this is the moment you pledged to help her and thousands of other local women just like her. Because of the actions you take today and funds you raise during the next two months, when she picks up the phone -- or sits down at the computer, or walks into one of our community offices, or meets a patient navigator in the hospital -- when she reaches out in any one of these ways and asks for help, the American Cancer Society will be able to answer. You will enable us to be there for her.

Please join our team in the Making Strides against Breast Cancer walk this October in Goleta.  Walk with us, raise money with us, just be on our team.

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Friday, June 28, 2013

Exercise is Important for the Teenage Brain

It has long been known that exercise and other physical activity has many benefits for both young and old, including positive changes of both mind and body.  But a recent study published in Clinical Psychological Science, researchers looked to see how exercise had an effect of the adolescents’ mental health.

Researchers mainly interviewed teenagers regarding self-esteem, anxiety, relationships with friends and negative behaviors.  In the research the “teenagers who took part in organized sports had a more positive self-image and greater self-esteem than teens who weren't physically active”. 

A question does still remain.  “Does the exercise make teenagers more confident or do more confident teenagers’ partake part in sports?”  This may be an unanswerable question but they did find that those in single person activities, such as, dance class, running, or even Wii sports can make a difference. 

So all the teenagers out there need to get out and start moving.  It is important for their body and mind.

Monday, June 24, 2013

See Our Pictures

The open house was such a great event that we had to capture some of the great moments.  Please check out our FACEBOOK PAGE to see the photos of the night.  While you are there please "like" our page and share it with your friends, family, and coworkers.  We are constantly updating it and often have great deals for free screens, discounted workout equipment and other fun goodies.

Open House - Did You Miss It?

Did you miss the open house?  Maybe you were busy, out of town, with your family, or just didn't hear about it.  We would like to invite EVERYONE to stop by and get a tour of our new location.  We have customized the space to best serve the public's need for individualized programs that include premier one-on-one manual therapy and therapeutic exercise.