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- BenchMark Receives 2014 Best of Acworth Award
- BenchMark Physical Therapy Sponsors 2014 IRONMAN® Chattanooga Event
- How to Treat Shin Splints
BenchMark Physical Therapy Receives 2014 Best of Acworth Award
Acworth Award Program Honors the Achievement
ACWORTH, GA August 1, 2014 -- BenchMark Physical Therapy has been selected for the 2014 Best of Acworth Award in the Physical Therapists category by the Acworth Award Program.
Each year, the Acworth Award Program identifies companies that we believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and our community. These exceptional companies help make the Acworth area a great place to live, work and play.
Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winners in each category. The 2014 Acworth Award Program focuses on quality, not quantity. Winners are determined based on the information gathered both internally by the Acworth Award Program and data provided by third parties.
About Acworth Award Program
The Acworth Award Program is an annual awards program honoring the achievements and accomplishments of local businesses throughout the Acworth area. Recognition is given to those companies that have shown the ability to use their best practices and implemented programs to generate competitive advantages and long-term value.
The Acworth Award Program was established to recognize the best of local businesses in our community. Our organization works exclusively with local business owners, trade groups, professional associations and other business advertising and marketing groups. Our mission is to recognize the small business community's contributions to the U.S. economy.Read More+
BenchMark Physical Therapy Sponsors 2014 IRONMAN ® Chattanooga Event
August 11, 2014, CHATTANOOGA, TN – BenchMark Physical Therapy has been chosen as an Official Sponsor of the Little Debbie IRONMAN ® Chattanooga to benefit the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America . The event will take place on September 28, 2014 and features over 140 miles of the scenic city. Prior to the race, BenchMark physical therapists will be onsite to stretch athletes. Among them will be Dalton clinic director and IRONMAN triathlete, Kimberly Humphries, PT, DPT, OCS, CIMT, CEAS, who will compete in the Chattanooga triathlon and understands the hard work and devotion it takes to adequately prepare for the event. “BenchMark makes an ideal partner for IRONMAN because of our depth of experience with sports preparedness and injury rehab,” explains Humphries. “Injuries are common for IRONMAN athletes because of the extent to which they push their bodies. BenchMark therapists have advanced training in a variety of manual therapies to help athletes overcome injuries faster and get back to training and racing.” One of the therapies often used to help athletes recover quickly from injury is Astym ® Treatment , a non-invasive treatment that rejuvenates muscles, tendons and ligaments, and gets rid of scar tissue problems. BenchMark Physical Therapy is the region’s leading outpatient physical therapy organization with superior expertise in orthopaedic manual therapy , a hands-on approach to patient care proven more effective for many diagnoses. The company is committed to improving the health and quality of life of individuals through advanced training and…Read More+
A Step by Step Plan to Treat Shin Splints
Most athletes, at some point in their lives, have felt the agonizing pain of shin splints. But, what exactly are they and how can you get rid of them? We’ve spoken with Jeff Nelson, Certified Athletic Trainer and Director of Sports Medicine for SERC Physical Therapy, about the four steps to take to rid yourself of this painful and debilitating syndrome. “Shin splints” is the common term for medial tibia stress syndrome. They can be brought on by falling arches, muscle fatigue, stress from overuse, or improper muscle balance between the anterior and posterior aspect of the lower leg. “As an Athletic Trainer, I was constantly asked how to care for injuries. Often I would hear, ‘I slept on a heating pad and my back is still killing me’. So, I put together these rehab routines to provide general care guidelines for common sports injuries.” You can't always prevent injuries, but risks can be minimized. This begins with knowledge. Learning what to do and how to do it correctly, well, that is always appreciated by parents and athletes. There are abundant resources out there with conflicting theories, and some are contradictory. For instance, applying heat to a swollen area, or icing too long. Though performed with the best intentions, these “treatments”, in reality, can lead to further problems and injury. So, how do you care for shin splints?