If you have not already noticed, we wanted to point out that we have made some updates to our website to make it more user friendly. Now no matter what device you are using to view our website you should have an easier time viewing the content.
Key changes include:
- Mobile friendly viewing
- Easy sign-up for our newsletter
- Easy access to our articles on our blog accessible off the home page
- We will continue to have the Newsletter archive on our website for our newsletters from 2008-2015, but moving forward you can access the articles easily from our blog.
- You can see any upcoming classes that we will be hosting on the right side of the screen.
We would love to hear from you on what you think of our changes. We want our website to be as helpful as possible for you, so if you want to see something different, let us know.
We are excited to start offering classes again at Legacy Physical Therapy. It has been a little while and we are glad to be back. Our first class back will be an introduction to essential oils.
We hope that you can join us for this great basic essential oils class that will help explain what an essential oil is, what determines the quality of an essential oil, how they are used and some basic essential oil protocols for health and wellness. Class is Wednesday April 6th from 6:30pm-8pm at Legacy Physical Therapy 2961 Dougherty Ferry Road Suite 105 63122. Register for this FREE event at 636-225-3649 or e-mail email@example.com
Do you have an idea for a class you would like us to host? Please let us know!
Do you want to improve your health in 2015? We at Legacy Physical Therapy want to help!
Read below for a super exciting challenge that starts SOON!!!
On January 12th, we will be launching
“The Healthy Games” 6-week Health challenge!
Whether you are wanting to lose weight, moving into your new healthy lifestyle, or maybe you’ve gotten a little off track with the holidays… this is a great way to get engaged, have a bunch of fun, and win a little money too!
Here is a link to give you a little information about the challenge.
Here’s the best part…. you can utilize your own or any meal/nutrition or exercise plan you want plus you get to have Dr. Brooke Kalisiak, owner of Legacy Physical Therapy, as your FREE health coach during the challenge! So grab a few friends, work colleagues or family members and lets get going on a healthier you!
How do you get started?
1) Click on the link below and join my team! It will only take a few minutes to get registered. You can join NOW and start the “pre-game activities”!
2) Grab a few friends and inspire them to join us. You can earn points by inviting others to the party!
3) Let’s schedule a time to talk about your health goals. Shoot me an email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or call or text me (314-494-1265). I am so excited to chat with you!
4) Here is a link to an awesome FREE e-Book that you can download. It will be a great resource to help you get started!
5) Get ready to have fun! You can start getting involved and earning points NOW and the games officially begin on 1/12/15!
The challenge runs for 6 weeks 1/12/15-2/23/15.
On Monday September 29 and Tuesday September 30, Dr. Brooke Kalisiak PT, DPT, WCS had a wonderful opportunity to represent the Private Practice Section of the American Physical Therapy Association at our Nation’s Capitol. She was among over 75 physical therapists business owners from across the country that convened in Washington, DC September 29 – 30,2014 to lobby members of Congress. As part of the second annual event hosted by the Private Practice Section (PPS) of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), Dr. Brooke Kalisiak met with the office of Senator Claire McCaskill, Senator Roy Blunt, and Representative Ann Wagner to discuss hard-hitting issues affecting the future of healthcare, patients, and physical therapy businesses.
Check out the full press release at: http://interact.stltoday.com/pr/local-news/PR100214120918820
If you are like us here at Legacy Physical Therapy, this warmer weather is inspiring you to get outside and get more active! We thought what better way to get active than to do it together!! Starting MONDAY MAY 5th join us for MONDAY WORKOUTS in MAY!! That’s right, instead of picking up the margarita for Cinco de Mayo come break a sweat at Legacy Physical Therapy instead. Every Monday in May (except Monday May 26th for Memorial Day) you can come train with the physical therapists at Legacy from 6:15-7:15pm.
WHAT: Workouts will vary but will involve a mix of cardiovascular and strength training. Workouts will happen rain or shine, but weather permitting we will go outside. Feel free to bring a yoga mat and your own set of small hand weights if you have them, but not necessary. All fitness levels are welcome as workouts can be tailored to the individual.
WHEN: Monday May 5th, May 12, May 19th & Tuesday May 27 (Because of Memorial Day) from 6:15-7:15pm
WHERE: Legacy Physical Therapy 2961 Dougherty Ferry Road Suite 105 63122
COST: Space is limited to 10 participants each class. To reserve a space, call us at 636-225-3649 and ask to sign up for any of the dates above. Classes are $8/person/class if you call ahead to reserve a spot. Classes are $10/person/class if you walk in without reserving a spot ahead of time (We cannot guarantee a spot). Whether you reserve a spot ahead of time or not payment is due at the time of class, CASH or CHECK only.
If this is well received we may continue the workouts throughout the summer! Please call 636-225-3649 with questions or to reserve your spot!
Did you know that there are physical therapists who focus especially on female issues? In fact, there are physical therapists here in St. Louis who are Board Certified in Women’s Health Physical Therapy (WCS).
There are multiple times in a woman’s life in which physical therapy may be appropriate. We will talk about 2 important time periods in this article: 1) during pregnancy, and 2) postpartum
Physical therapy can be a wonderful adjunct care provider during pregnancy to help with common pain complaints such as:
- Low back pain
- Sacroiliac joint dysfunction
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Pelvic and pubic pain
- Foot pain
- Incontinence (bladder leakage)
- Round ligament pain
Physical therapy treatment during pregnancy may include:
- Posture education to avoid injury and decrease pain
- Manual therapy to restore alignment and improve soft tissue guarding
- Therapeutic exercises for improving muscle performance and posture
- Abdominal and pelvic floor training
- Fitting for various support belts to help with stability and pain
If you are like many pregnant women, you may have concern about what exercises are appropriate during pregnancy. A physical therapist is a great resource for instruction on the do’s and don’ts of exercise during pregnancy.
The stresses of pregnancy, vaginal deliveries, and C-sections may lead to myofascial complications following the birth of the baby. Many women suffer in silence because they feel their symptoms are “Normal” after they have a baby. Fortunately, many of these symptoms can be easily treated by a physical therapist specializing in postpartum care.
Common Postpartum Complaints include:
- Low back and lower extremity pain
- Upper back and neck pain associated with breastfeeding
- Upper extremity pain or numbness associated with child care
- Diastasis recti: Separation of the abdominal muscles which commonly occurs during healthy pregnancies.
- Pain with intercourse or orgasm
- Clitoral, vaginal, rectal, pubic, or tailbone pain
- Pain and decreased mobility at scar of C-Section, episiotomy, or perineal tear
- Pelvic floor weakness
- Urinary or fecal incontinence
- Urgency and frequency
- Pelvic pain
How Physical Therapy Can Help:
- Soft tissue mobilization, myofascial release, deep tissue massage
- Therapeutic exercise for improving abdominal and pelvic floor muscle performance
- Posture, lifting techniques and biomechanics
- Home exercise program
- Abdominal binder/brace fitting
- Scar massage
- Therapeutic ultrasound to breakup clogged milk ducts
- Modalities for pain control
- Instruction in return to exercise safely
- Instruction in proper lifting/carrying of baby, stroller walking, and other activities of daily living to avoid injury
Pregnancy, childbirth and childcare are all events that result in significant physical changes and new stresses on a woman’s body. Women’s Health Physical Therapists are specifically trained to meet the special needs of women during this time of their lives and beyond.
Call us today at 636-225-3649 to set up your FREE SCREENING to see if physical therapy is right for you.
The holiday season is fast approaching. Legacy Physical Therapy is excited to help a local organization, Circle of Concern share the spirit of Thanksgiving with struggling local families. We hope that you can help by donating canned goods and other non-perishable food items to help fill Thanksgiving baskets for over 650 local families in need.
Items are welcome any time up until November 15th at Legacy Physical Therapy.
Circle Of Concern feeds the hungry and provides long-term and emergency assistance to low-income families living in western St. Louis County. They create opportunities for needy families to re-establish themselves as productive members in our community. Each month Circle of Concern feeds over 2000 individuals and provides financial assistance to families on a case-by-case basis.
Especially needed items:
|Canned Meat||Canned Tuna||Canned Pasta|
|Potatoes (canned or instant)||Chicken Broth||Canned Vegetables|
|Canned Pumpkin||Canned Fruit||Gravy (Jar or mix)|
|Stuffing Mix||Tomato Products||Breakfast Cereal|
|Jello||Canned Milk||Cranberry Sauce|
Legacy Physical Therapy is excited to announce that we are now offering health coaching services. Legacy’s owner, Brooke Kalisiak has had personal success with the Take Shape for Life program. Read her personal story below:
“When I had my son 7 years ago I put on 70 pounds and never really lost the baby weight. With the long hours of work involved in the opening and running Legacy Physical Therapy, my health got put on a back burner. Finding out that my best friend was getting married in Clearwater Beach, Florida in February 2014 was the motivation I needed to get healthy. On July 1, 2013 I started the Take Shape for Life program. I am still a work in progress, but as of October 1, 2013 I have lost 34 pounds. See my Before/During photos below. I have more energy, am sleeping better, and generally just feel better. I am passionate about the success I have had with the program and have therefore decided to pay it forward and assist other people in achieving optimal health.”
Result may vary. Typical weight loss is 2-5#/week in the 1st 2 weeks and 1-2#/week thereafter.
Legacy Physical Therapy’s Health Coaches help you understand your unique health risks and create a unique and individualized plan to optimize your health. The health revolution at Legacy Physical Therapy uses proven strategies and simple lifestyle changes that make your health and wellness wishes a reality. With the help of your FREE health coach you can:
- Lose 2-5 pounds per week for the first 2 weeks and 1 to 2 pounds per week thereafter.
- Learn how to keep it off with this physician recommended plan.
Contact one of our health coaches today at 636-225-3649 to develop a health improvement plan that works!
Every taboo in one night! It’s just Girl Talk!
Come enjoy good wine & decadent chocolates as you learn all you want to know about sex from Dr. Cathy Naughton of the Center for Sexual Health, St. Louis Marriage Therapy’s Angela Skurtu, and Legacy Physical Therapy’s Brooke Kalisiak. We will discuss common female sexual problems, helpful treatment strategies, how to develop sexual confidence and increase desire in your relationship long term. Come prepared with your questions about sex.
PARTNERS ARE WELCOME
October 24, 2013
6 to 8 pm
Center for Sexual Health
450 North New Ballas
North Wing Lobby
Creve Couer, MO 63141
Tickets are $15 per person. Space is LIMITED. Call 314-973-7997 or go to www.TherapistinStLouis.com to reserve your spot today.
Legacy Physical Therapy is excited to once again be partnering with Washington University Program in Physical Therapy for their Women’s Health Physical Therapy Residency. Karla Wente PT, DPT, CLT is the new Women’s Health Physical Therapy resident. She will be at Legacy Physical Therapy treating patients on Tuesdays and Fridays. We are very happy to have her with us this next year.
Karla is a physical therapist with a strong desire to treating men and women with pelvic and abdominal dysfunction, as well as lymphedema, fibromyalgia, and osteoporosis. She received her Doctor of Physical Therapy from Washington University in St. Louis in 2013, and is currently the Clinical Resident in Women’s Health at Washington University in St. Louis for the 2013-2014 year. Karla received the prestigious Beatrice Schulz award for outstanding performance in clinical education in May 2013.
Karla is an active member in the APTA and the Section on Women’s Health. She has pursued coursework in treating pelvic floor dysfunction through Herman and Wallace Rehabilitation Institute, in treating the pregnant patient via coursework through the Section on Women’s Health, as well as in evaluating and treating patients with lymphedema through the Klose Training and Consulting Lymphedema Therapy Certification Courses.
At the end of her clinical residency, Karla will sit for the APTA specialist certified board exam to become a women’s clinical specialist (WCS). She hopes to serve women and men with these special conditions throughout the lifespan. Additionally, she hopes to pursue teaching to promote the specialty profession to future therapists.