April 16, 2013 – Erin gets accepted into UNC’s OT program
Erin got accepted into UNC’s OT program. She will be starting this summer and we couldn’t be happier for her. Sadly, she will have to leave us but I’m sure we’ll be keeping in touch. Who knows, maybe Strive will have an OT department in the future and Erin can come back and manage it.
January 8, 2013 – Strive Staff Renews CPR and AED Certifications
The entire staff here at Strive renewed their CPR and AED certification. Hopefully we will never need to perform CPR on any of our clients but have comfort knowing the fact we are certified in case of such an emergency.
November 1, 2012 – Strive welcomes Brian Lesesky to the team
We are excited to welcome Brian to the Strive family. Brian received his Masters in Physical Therapy from East Carolina University and completed his undergraduate work at North Carolina State University. He grew up in Charlotte before finally settling in Raleigh where he now resides with his wife and son. He has practiced in the field of orthopedics since 2006. His treatment style involves a heavy emphasis on manual therapy techniques as well as integrating functional therapeutic exercises. In his free time Brian enjoys traveling, cooking and playing and watching sports.
October 1, 2012 – National Physical Therapy Month
If you are one of many people who experience low back pain, for example, a physical therapist can help. If you have had a running injury or want to maintain your ability to run as you age, a physical therapist can help. If you are experiencing Bell palsy, diabetes, frozen shoulder, or pelvic pain, to name but a few conditions, a physical therapist can help.
According to the 2011 “AARP Bulletin Survey on Exercise,” approximately 7 in 10 adults age 45 and older (71%) are physically active. If you are a baby boomer, physical therapists can help you stay physically active, including helping you deal with common injuries associated with aging, such as tendinitis and meniscus tears as well as the effects of arthritis.
September 1, 2012 – Child Obesity Awareness Month (COAM)
In the past four decades, obesity rates in the United States have soared among all age groups. This rise in obesity rates has affected our youth in alarming fashion. Childhood obesity has increased more than fourfold among those ages 6 to 11. More than 23 million children and teenagers in the United States ages 2 to 19 are obese or overweight, a statistic that health and medical experts consider an epidemic. And this epidemic puts nearly one third of America’s children at early risk for Type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease and even stroke – conditions usually associated with adulthood.
To learn more about COAM or to find out information on how to get involved within your community, you can visit their website at www.healthierkidsbrighterfutures.org.