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.