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 Piedmont Physical Therapy will be opening at 8:00 AM today, March 6th, 2015






Piedmont Physical Therapy, Inc is excited to announce of our Aftercare & Wellness Program beginning February 23, 2015. By participating in Aftercare & Wellness at Piedmont PT, clients can expect a challenging series of workouts, tailored to them and written by Dr. David Ebbecke and Morgen Evans, with the convenience and flexibility to fit their schedule. Have your attempts at creating or advancing your workout regimen been thwarted in the past due to busy schedules, intimidating gym settings or fear of injury? Aftercare at Piedmont Physical Therapy aims to eliminate these obstacles and work with you to advance your fitness program and get you one step closer to your goal. For more information call 703-368-7343, and join Piedmont PT for the program launch on 2/23/15! 



 
 

Piedmont Physical Therapy is proud to welcome Dr. Shruti Ambegaonkar and Morgen Evans!
 
Dr. Ambegaonkar has been a practicing physical therapist since 1998.  She has a Bachelor of Physical Therapy degree from the University of Mumbai, a Masters in Applied Science from Springfield College MA, and a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Shenandoah University, VA.  She is an active member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) and has also received American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) certified Exercise Specialist and Health & Fitness Instructor certifications. 
Dr. Ambegaonkar's work experience spans multiple settings including the hospital, cardiac and physical rehabilitation, and musculoskeletal, orthopedic and sports medicine outpatient clinic settings.  
Dr. Ambegaonkar has been a faculty member in the Athletic Training Education Program at George Mason University since 2010. She teaches multiple courses related to assessment and treatment of musculoskeletal injuries. She has directed research programs, presented her work at professional conferences, and published her research in peer-reviewed journals.  
When not working, she enjoys music, traveling, and spending time with her family.
 
 



 
After completing her undergraduate degree in Exercise Science at Virginia Tech, Morgen went on to complete the American Council on Exercise’s Certified Personal Trainer Certification and Group Fitness Instructor Certification. While in south western Virginia, Morgen taught various group fitness class formats, but specialized in a series of Power Yoga classes, mat based Pilates classes and free weight strengthening for members of all ages and skill levels in the community. After moving to Prince William County post graduation, Morgen began working as a Physical Therapy Aide at an outpatient othopedic therapy office, where she learned how to integrate her love of fitness and exercise into a rehabilitative setting. Morgen aims to complete a Doctor of Physical Therapy Degree, and hopes to one day treat patients with skill and passion as a DPT. With a focus on proper form and functional exercises, Morgen hopes to help you get the most benefit out of every rep you complete while working towards your rehabilitative goals.

 

Golf Fitness Assessments Now Available at Piedmont Physical Therapy


 

Today’s approach to player development has evolved beyond the basics of instruction and equipment to now include fitness.  Physical conditioning includes improving aspects of the body that can affect performance.  Perhaps you have already obtained some new equipment or received instruction to improve your shot making skills.  But have you taken steps to make sure your body, the most important element in the game, is ready?  Have you attempted to play with an injury in the past and hope that it won’t again become an issue?  Golfing with a healthy and efficient swing will help decrease the possibility of injury. 

The Golf Fitness Screen
Designed to identify deficits in a golfer’s biomechanics which have been linked to injury and poor performance, the session lasts approximately one hour.  It consists of mobility, stability and balance tests specific to the demands of golf.  Once completed, a series of exercises are prescribed which are designed to address the assessment findings

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The golf fitness screen is performed at Piedmont Physical Therapy by Dr. David Ebbecke, DPT, MBA, OCS, TPI-CGFI MP-2.  Dr. Ebbecke has been a practicing physical therapist specializing in orthopedics and sports rehabilitation since 1996.  In addition to his interests in treating golfers, Dr. Ebbecke also enjoys working with lower extremity biomechanics to assist athletes and runners of all skill levels.  He is also the owner of Piedmont Physical Therapy.

 

More About ‘The Titleist Performance Institute (TPI)'
The Titleist Performance Institute (TPI) is the world’s leading educational organization and research facility dedicated to the study of how the human body functions in relation to the golf swing.  Containing a 52 member advisory staff of industry leading experts, there are few if any that understand the risks associated with the golf swing better than TPI.  TPI’s mission is to educate golf industry professionals on the body/swing connection through it’s one of a kind ‘TPI Certified’ educational program.

 TPI Philosophy 

  • TPI believes golfers will benefit from a healthy and efficient body
  • TPI does not believe in one way to swing a club, rather in an infinite number of swing styles.  TPI does however believe there is one efficient way for every player to swing and it is based on what the player can physically do.
  • The most efficient swing is not the same for every golfer because efficiency is unique to their body.  To achieve an efficient swing, a golfer must first be screened.  This screen involves an assessment of swing mechanics and biomechanics, physical fitness, movement quality, current health and a client history.



Piedmont Physical Therapy is pleased to offer private fitness training sessions with Diane Cowan.

 

Diane is a Physical Therapist Assistant and Certified Pilates Instructor (both mat and equipment).   She has accumulated 27 years of patient care experience in the outpatient orthopedic setting.  Diane holds both group TRX© and Total Gym Gravity© instructor certificates. She has also received training in the Barre.  

As a vital team member of Piedmont Physical Therapy for 12 years, Diane has rehabilitated patients through all stages of recovery.  Much of her enthusiasm is generated from witnessing her patients & clients meet their goals by incorporating fitness into their rehabilitation.  She has devoted her career to physical activity, and she continues to share her knowledge with those who seek to improve their quality of life through the pursuit of fitness.