Maximum Performance PT Partners with STOP Sports Injuries Program
We are proud to announce that Angela Zavaglia, PT, DPT, CMPT, CSCS has completed her coursework through the Maryland Manual Therapy Certification program and received her Certified Manual Physical Therapist (CMPT) certification as recognized by the NAIOMT (The North American Institute of Orthopedic Manual Therapy). The completion of this 10 month program demonstrates Dr. Zavaglia’s commitment to advancing her treatment skills and providing the highest level of care to her patients. Congratulations, Angie!
We are proud to announce that Matt Greene, DPT, CSCS is certified as a Golf Fitness Instructor through the Titleist Performance Institute. This certification features the latest in golf-specific health and fitness, from golf swing biomechanics, to physical screening techniques, to exercise prescriptions, to the most recent research and development in the field of golf swing analysis.
Maximum Performance Physical Therapy is proud to join the coalition of healthcare professionals participating in the STOP Sports Injuries campaign (www.stopsportsinjuries.org). The development of the STOP (Sports Trauma and Overuse Prevention) Sports Injuries campaign was initiated by the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM) in early 2007. Members of the Society's Board of Directors, including STOP Sports Injuries co-campaign chair and renowned orthopaedic surgeon, James R. Andrews, MD, decided that the issue of overuse injuries in young athletes was becoming a critical issue for its members to address. The Board established a steering committee to investigate what types of activities and materials needed to be developed and in late 2009, the planning and fundraising efforts began in earnest with our renowned organizational partners, including the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the American Academy of Pediatrics, the National Athletic Trainers' Association, the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine and SAFE Kids USA. These organizations shared AOSSM's concern about the increase in youth sports injuries and came together under the common goal to STOP Sports Injuries.
The comprehensive public outreach program focuses on the importance of sports safety-specifically relating to overuse and trauma injuries. The initiative not only raises awareness and provides education on injury reduction, but also highlights how playing safe and smart can enhance and extend a child's athletic career, improve teamwork, reduce obesity rates and create a lifelong love of exercise and healthy activity. Our message underscores the problems of overuse and trauma and emphasizes the expertise of our coalition of experts. The STOP Sports Injuries educational initiative includes public service announcements, posters, DVDs, brochures/fact sheets, electronic newsletter and an interactive Web site and other online outreach. The program will achieve a nationwide impact through a variety of media outlets, corporate and individual partnerships. However, local, grassroots outreach is the key to the campaign's success.
As part of it's participation, Maximum Performance PT will be organizing and presenting free seminars for athletes, parents of athletes, and coaches that participate in recreational or school sports programs. The goal of these seminars will be the education on proper training techniques, in season and off season conditioning, and injury prevention and rehabilitation. "Hopefully by educating kids and parents involved in sports we can help to prevent some of the more common overuse injuries associated with improper training and preparation." Please check on our website for further details about our seminar schedule.