Post by Beth Collier, PT, DPT, OCS
Exciting things are happening around Motion Stability and I would like to use my monthly blog to do things a bit differently and celebrate our happenings with you as part of our Motion Stability family!
Many of you may recall SNOWMAGEDDON in Atlanta earlier this year, which left us all stranded in our homes… or on the side of the road… or a random stranger’s home or a hotel. For us as Motion Stability, we utilized our time home at the start of a new year to discuss many of our goals for the upcoming year as a group. One of our goals was to further develop our expertise as a clinic in the treatment of nerve related dysfunction and to spread our knowledge to others around us, both patients and other healthcare practitioners. We are pleased to share with you all that our journey to fulfill this goal is rampantly coming to fruition over the next several months!
As part of completing their fellowship programs at Mercer University, Maggie and Beth have been accepted as speakers at national physical therapy conferences in San Antonio in October as well as in Indianapolis in February of 2015. Along with their faculty mentor, Joe Donnelly, they will be discussing how to integrate dry needling and neurodynamic treatments into clinical practice in treating patients with persistent pain. We hope to bring new strategies to clinicians across the country in treating such a large population of patients who may feel at a loss for offering assistance.
Motion Stability will also be hosting a one day symposium in Atlanta in October for a wide variety of healthcare practitioners to discuss the diagnosis and treatment of nerve dysfunction. All of the clinicians at Motion Stability will be presenting at this symposium and we will be hosting several other well-known and well-respecting speakers who are leaders within the field of patient management. Among our host speakers is Michael Shacklock of Australia, who is internationally known for his research and practice of neurodynamics or nerve mobilizations. While he is in Atlanta, we will also have the opportunity to have Michael join us at Motion Stability while we are treating patients to really learn from the best!
To kick off our many events, Motion Stability is highlighting neurodynamics during their quarterly online journal club and will be facilitated by Michael Shacklock. This journal club is typically held in the first month of every quarter and is open to any healthcare practitioner who may be interested in the focus topic. We organize these events to encourage interprofessional collaboration and to encourage the study of the ever-evolving best practices of patient management. This quarter’s online journal club will be held on August 13 at 7 pm to accommodate for an international schedule. If you are interested in attending, please contact us at [email protected] or [email protected] to reserve your spot, receive the meeting login information and reading materials which will be discussed during the meeting.
We are so excited and thank all of you for encouraging us along the way!