2013: The Year in Review

2013 YEAR IN REVIEW

It's been an exciting year at IronPT and we feel incredibly blessed to have connected with so many people in our clinic, community and online.

As entrepreneurs, we usually go full speed ahead but the end of the year is the perfect time to pause and reflect on how far we've  come.

Here are some of the highlights of 2013:

We saw our practice double in size for the 2nd year in a row!

We were quoted twice in Runner's World Magazine and recognized locally as one of the "Best PT Clinics"  in Essex County.

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runner's world magazine quotes dr. Mayes on injury prevention

We added yoga classes to keep our community in tip top shape. Only one spot left in our 6-week series starting Jan. 7!

We teamed up with Fleet Feet Montclairand Essex Running Clubto directly support our local runners

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Running Tips for Fleet Feet Montclair

We continued to support CWC Soccer and all things Chiefs!

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Hosted 1st "Iron Half Marathon" after Jersey Shore Half cancelled

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Iron Physical Therapy Half Marathon

Dr. Mayes earned certifications in Active Release Technique and Selective Functional Movement Assessment

For the first time an "Iron Team" participated in the Fitzgerald's 5K

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We continued our efforts to stay connected with the many people who touch us through Facebook, Twitter, and the Blog. In case you missed them, here were the most popular blog posts in 2013

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Most importantly, we had the privilege to partner with our patients on their journey to get better and be better. They are what make this place and this work so special. Together we battled injury and setbacks and PAIN. We honor each person who walked through our doors and showed us what real courage and perseverance looks like.  

Stay tuned for another exciting year in 2014! Lots of great things on the horizon... you'll be the first to know.

Moms: The Ultimate Healthcare Advocates

Moms....We see you, we hear you, we salute you!

We hope you had a wonderful mother's day, and we want to extend special thanks to all of the amazing moms we encounter at IronPT.

We thank you for trusting us to provide exceptional care for your kids (young and old). We thank you for doing your research, sharing your insight and advocating for the ones you love most.

We know that your teenagers  (and even some healthcare providers) may roll their eyes when they see you coming, but we consider you an integral part of our team. Never stop insisting that you and your family get the care you deserve.

We gratefully honor you!

* This post is dedicated the the biggest warrior mom we know! You are amazing  Margaret!

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Do I need a prescription for physical therapy?

On February 13, 2003 NJ passed the Direct Access Law (N.J.S.A. 45:9-37.13). "Direct Access" means you have the freedom to seek physical therapy treatment without the prescription or referral of a physician.

Let's say you were raking leaves for several hours last Saturday and now have pain in your right shoulder. Typically you might schedule an appointment with your family doctor, who would then refer you to an orthopedist, who would then prescribe physical therapy.

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With Direct Access, you can skip all of that and gain the following benefits by starting the recovery process with your physical therapist:

1) Save your precious time: Who wants to juggle scheduling and wait weeks for various appointments only to spend hours in waiting rooms? Eliminating unnecessary physician visits will save valuable time, and early intervention with your PT will result in a quicker recovery.

2) Save your precious money: Each visit to the doctor usually requires a copay, coinsurance, or payment of a deductible. Savings can be realized on the front end with fewer doctor's appointments and then again on the back end with fewer PT visits.

3) Get out of pain and recover quickly: Expedited treatment provides immediate relief and often shortens overall recovery time so you can return to daily tasks, work demands and athletic activities.

4) Receive expert healthcare: Physical therapists receive extensive education (many at the doctoral level) and clinical training in the evaluation, diagnosis, prognosis, and intervention of patients with functional limitations, impairments and disabilities. They are also committed to collaborating with your primary care physician, orthopedist and others specialists to deliver the best health care for your medical needs.

5) Research supports the benefits: A recent study, in the journal Health Services Research (HSR), reviewed 62,707 episodes of physical therapy. They found that patients who visited a physical therapist directly for outpatient care (27%) had fewer visits and lower overall costs on average than those who were referred by a physician.