South County Physical Therapy, Inc. (SCPT) recently participated in the Fourth Annual Worcester Women’s Leadership Conference, which was presented by the Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce and held on June 7, 2013 at the DCU Center, Worcester. As a local wellness organization committed to education and support regarding women’s issues, the staff at SCPT knew this conference was in perfect alignment with its core beliefs.
Archive for June, 2013
How often have you heard of a professional athlete putting his or her career on hold because of an unexpected and devastating ACL injury? The anterior cruciate ligament, or ACL as it is commonly referred to, is a frequent injury in sports such as basketball, soccer and volleyball that involve jumping, pivoting and cutting.
A world free from multiple sclerosis (MS), a chronic disease that attacks the central nervous system, is the ultimate goal behind the various Bike MS rides held annually across the country.
Bike MS first began in 1980 after 200 cyclists rode the first Bike MS ride (formerly known as the MS Bike Tour or MS 150) from Minneapolis to Duluth. This inaugural race raised $33,000. In 1981, additional National MS Society chapters began holding their own Bike MS rides and, in 1985, the National MS Society adopted the ride as an official event which every chapter can hold each year.
South County Physical Therapy, Inc.’s (SCPT) CEO and Founder, Cathy Hoover-Smith, is proud to be a sponsor of Team Smithereens in the upcoming Bike MS: Cape Cod Getaway 2013, which will be held on June 29 – June 30. Ms. Smith, along with her husband, family and friends will bike 150 miles from Boston to Provincetown over a two day period. This amazing bike ride is one of over 100 cycling events in the United States. Multiple Sclerosis is a chronic disease which attacks the central nervous system. The National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Greater New England Chapter will use funds…
“Nearly 50% of all injuries sustained by middle school and high school students during sports are overuse injuries.” This quote from the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons in AAOS gives a significant statistic on how common overuse injuries are in youth sports. South County Physical Therapy, Inc. (SCPT) has joined a coalition to bring awareness to preventing sports overuse injuries called the STOP sports injuries campaign. This program is comprised of physicians, ATCs and physical therapists, who have a common goal of reducing the number of injuries in young athletes.