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Repsher PT Becomes First Capital District PT Practice to Offer AlterG

Repsher & Associates Physical Therapy is proud to offer the AlterG Anti-Gravity Treadmill, a revolutionary machine that uses air pressure to lift users so they can move at a fraction of their body weight, allowing patients to walk or run with no pain while maintaining a normal gait.

Using NASA-developed Differential Air Pressure (DAP) technology, the AlterG treadmill will provide our patients with a unique rehabilitation and training experience by applying gentle lifting forces that use air pressure to "unweight" you to as little as 20% of your body weight. This reduces impact on healing tissues from total knee replacements, total hip replacements, and other weight bearing conditions.

Our patients will be able to walk sooner and train their gait earlier in their recovery. The AlterG is also ideal for patients with neurological conditions, as it provides a safe fall-free setting. Athletes will be able to use it to continue their training free of pain and without adversely affecting healing tissues. 

The AlterG is a valuable and versatile treatment tool, an important addition to our office, and a completely unique experience. 


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Corey Kruse and Nate Fiedler Now Certified in the McKenzie Method of Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy (MDT)

We are pleased to announce that two of our therapists, Corey Kruse and Nate Fiedler, have recently met the Credentialing Level status established by the Mckenzie Institute International. They are now recognized as Certified MDT (Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy) clinicians. This is a very prestigious designation, as there are fewer than 170 certified clinicians in the state of New York. 

The McKenzie Method® of Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy® (MDT) is an evidence based assessment and management protocol for patients with spinal and extremity problems. Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy has been shown to be a reliable assessment system to categorize patients into mechanical sub-groups.

The MDT assessment enables clinicians to triage patients accurately and efficiently, particularly those with pain of spinal origin, to the appropriate services required. The assessment also identifies non-mechanical pain or contra indications to therapy where immediate referral onwards is necessary. Research has shown that the majority of patients with mechanical spinal pain respond well to specific exercises and experience fewer symptoms when treated with exercises individualized to the patient. 

The unique combination of postural advice, and the application of specific individualized exercises when delivered by an MDT trained clinician enables patients to self-manage their condition. This process promotes patient empowerment, increases satisfaction with treatment and is also cost effective.


Now a Member of Hospital for Special Surgery Rehabilitation Network

Repsher and Associates Physical Therapy has been accepted into the Hospital for Special Surgery Rehabilitation Network as a participating member.

Hospital for Special Surgery is the top rated hospital in the U.S. for orthopedics. Repsher and Associates PT has been treating patients in the Capital District for 35 years. Now patients who choose to go to the Hospital for Special Surgery for treatment can coordinate their post surgical care with Repsher and Associates PT near their home.

Read more, click here.

 
 

Repsher Physical Therapy & The Ciccotti Center Brochure: "Are you preparing for an upcoming surgery?" 

Repsher & Associates Physical Therapy and The Ciccotti Family Fitness Center have partnered to offer combined programs for education and preparation for up coming surgery. Matt Alheim PT, who now sits on the Medical Advisory Board of the Ciccotti Center, spoke to a packed house at the Center's lecture hall on "Low Back Pain" on May 5, 2015. Past lectures have been on "Injury prevention in the golfer" presented jointly by Matt and Corey Kruse. Revisit the website often to see the topics and schedule of future lectures and events such as "Care and prevention of rotator cuff injuries", "Care and Prevention of Non-contact ACL injuries in young women".

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Now Partnered with the Ciccotti Center

We are now partnered with the Ciccotti Center for a series of talks.

For information, click here.