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“To be recognized as the Ascend Practice of the Year is an incredible honor, and one that is especially meaningful after the challenging year we — along with so many of our colleagues — have had. By staying true to our community, our core values, our therapists and our patients, we were able to rapidly innovate our services and take calculated risks that have propelled us through the COVID-19 storm. This recognition is extremely meaningful to the entire SPEAR team and will fuel our continued efforts to expand our impact and improve the world’s healthcare system.”
Dan Rootenberg, PT, DPT, CSCS, CEO & Co-founder of SPEAR, discusses why the award is so meaningful to him and the entire SPEAR team.
Also in the release, Web PT states the reason SPEAR won the award:
“SPEAR was selected as 2020’s Practice of the Year for the team’s ability to incorporate new technologies and strategies that kept their practice afloat throughout the COVID-19 lockdown.”
2020 was an incredibly tough year for many companies. What helped us flourish was our dedication to helping our community and our ability to adapt swiftly to change. Together, we were able to weather the storm, and are ready for anything else that may come our way. Thank you for the official recognition, WebPT!
Here are three top tips to keep your joints healthy:
1. Listen to your body and respect your pain. Pain is the body’s way of telling us that some damage may be occurring. Signs of pain include weakness, fatigue, swelling, stiffness and aching.
2. Avoid tight, excessive, prolonged grip or pinch. You want to avoid using more force than is actually needed.mChoose tools that decrease the need for a tight grip/pinch and ones that fit your hand. One of the main joint protection principles I want you to remember is to use larger joints/muscle groups whenever possible.
3. Take breaks throughout the activity and give time for rest. Organize activities to reduce work efforts and prioritize activities based on the amount of energy or pain you have.
For more tips and advice, check out the full Joint Protection webinar below: