Missouri Direct Access Physical Therapy

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Currently Missouri requires a physician’s referral to access physical therapy services. HB410 passed the House on March 14, 2019. This is a link from verywellhealth that discusses some of the related issues: https://www.verywellhealth.com/what-is-direct-access-to-physical-therapy-2696649   Neighboring states Nebraska and Iowa have unrestricted patient access; Kansas and Arkansas have fewer restrictions than Missouri. ACTION NEEDED! Go to Missouri… Read more »

Certified McKenzie Clinic

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The McKenzie Method® of Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy® (MDT) is an internationally acclaimed method of assessment and treatment for spinal and extremity pain developed by New Zealand Physiotherapist Robin McKenzie. It has been widely used all over the world for more than 30 years.  Summit Strength is the only Certified McKenzie Clinic in the Kansas… Read more »

Get Up and Get Going

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By Ella Hackney, PTA A recently completed study from Scotland followed thousands of patients over 40 years old.  The research compared those who worked out vigorously 3-5 days weekly to those who only performed moderately vigorous workouts twice weekly and those who were essentially sedentary.  The finding revealed that even exercising 75 minutes two times… Read more »

Perseverance

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By Tom McCarthy, DPT The notion of Perseverance strikes a particular chord with the people at Summit Strength Physical Therapy. Walter Elliot described Perseverance as “…not a long race but many short ones run one after the other.”  We see this day after day with the people who come to Summit Strength for physical therapy. … Read more »