From The Blog
- Brannon Earns Advanced Certification in Lymphedema
- BenchMark Grows with OnSite Rehab
- Training for an IRONMAN- What it Really Takes
Brannon Earns Advanced Certification in LymphedemaPhysical Therapist Assistant, Melissa Nichelson Brannon, earned advanced certification to perform Lymphedema therapy from the Academy of Lymphatic Studies. The announcement was made by Keith Myers, BenchMark Physical Therapy Regional Director. The rigorous nine-day course included multiple written, oral and practical/manual examinations. The exams emphasized clinical decision-making, lymphatic pathologies, accurate techniques of assessment and treatment, effective treatment progression and safety. Brannon, a native of Calhoun, received her associate of Applied Science degree in Allied Health as a Physical Therapist Assistant from Floyd College in 2000. She is also a Certified Ergonomics Assessment Specialist and is currently employed at BenchMark Physical Therapy in Calhoun, GA. 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 that’s proven more effective for many diagnoses. The company is committed to improving the health and quality of life of individuals through advanced training and physical therapy practices. As a result, BenchMark has more advanced certified therapists than any physical therapy practice in the region. For more information on BenchMark Physical Therapy or inquire about a complimentary assessment, go to benchmarkpt.com. For more information on BenchMark Physical Therapy and Melissa Brannon, call the Calhoun clinic at (706) 602-9655. Read More
BenchMark Grows with OnSite RehabOnsite Rehab Physical Therapy in Atlanta, Georgia, becomes BenchMark's newest partner increasing our functional capacity testing capabilities. December 1, 2014, Atlanta, GA – Jan W. Braunstein, PT, owner of Atlanta, GA based Onsite Rehab, announced her new partnership with BenchMark Rehab Partners (BMRP) under the company’s brand, BenchMark Physical Therapy. According to Braunstein, “I am very excited to be a part of an organization that is leading the way into the future of physical therapy with the changes that our healthcare system is experiencing right now.” Braunstein is passionate about making a positive impact on people’s lives and their ability to function safely at the workplace and enjoy life. As Director of Physical Therapy for an Occupational Medicine Clinic in Atlanta, Georgia, Braunstein developed her specialty in Occupational Injury Rehab. In 1996, Braunstein opened OnSite Rehab, her own private physical therapy and functional testing practice, in Atlanta, GA. Since its opening, OnSite has been recognized as a leader in providing Work Injury Physical Therapy services in Georgia. In addition to a freestanding traditional physical therapy clinic, OnSite offers injury prevention services, ergonomic consulting and corporate safety educational programs as well as four (4) functional testing centers throughout Georgia. Here, Certified Functional Evaluators perform evaluations on individuals where a physician needs a more objective understanding of whether someone can perform the essential functions of their job. Combined, these evaluations provide an exceptional service for both supervisor and employee. Braunstein’s philosophy has always been to provide the highest quality of care while reducing injury-related costs. Becky Filson, partner and regional director for BMRP, is very optimistic about this new partnership saying, “We are thrilled to be partnering with Onsite Rehab and expanding our focus in functional testing and occupational rehab. As with all of our partnerships, we will leverage… Read More
Have you ever contemplated the enormous challenge of competing in an IRONMAN but you’re overwhelmed by the thought of training for such an arduous event?Well, you should be.
We spoke with BenchMark physical therapist and IRONMAN triathlete, Kim Humphries, PT, DPT, OCS, CIMT, CEAS, about the training it really takes to successfully complete a triathlon.According to Humphries, training for an IRONMAN triathlon requires training- serious, extensive training. Even the best of athletes can find themselves overwhelmed with the task of mentally and physically preparing for an IRONMAN triathlon. It’s important to lay out a plan that details what activity to do each day, how long, and what type of workout will accompany it. “My advice to anyone doing their first IRONMAN is to get a coach or reputable training plan to help you develop a plan and stay on track with your training”, explains Humphries.Read More