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3rd Quarter, 2010

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Elite’s expansion is complete!
The construction of our 7,000 square foot facility has created quite a buzz with our patients and referral sources. We are so thankful to everyone who has trusted in the care that we provide at Elite. Without you, this would not be possible. Our goal is to be recognized in the Midwest as THE standard of care for orthopedic conditions.

Elite PT now features:

  • 16 private treatment suites
  • 18 physical therapists, all trained in the same treatment philosophy
  • Six Patient Care Specialists to personally assist each patient
  • A dedicated wellness department that is the only one of its kind in the Kansas City area
  • More Board Certified PT’s than any practice in the metro

This expansion will allow us achieve even greater success with our patients by seeing patients more quickly, more efficiently, and with greater resources. Again, thank you to everyone who has helped Elite to become the Physical Therapy practice of choice in Kansas City.

Success Stories

"Elite Physical Therapy is the epitome of excellence in everything they do! I came to Elite five years ago with an acute hip problem. I was immediately impressed by the attention and empathy I received. My physical therapist spent the ENTIRE HOUR with just me. I had been to PT in other locations and was always amazed that the therapist split his time with me and two or three other patients…even on the first visit. Therapy always seemed generic and not really geared to my specific problem. At Elite, the time spent asking questions and talking about my specific complaint was so professional and caring, that I knew immediately I would be helped.

"I was helped with specific exercises done on the spot and clear demonstrations of exercises I was to do at home. With several more sessions and great instruction and listening on the part of the therapist, my hip problem was virtually cured.

"Since that first visit five years ago, I have returned to Elite at least four other times for different problems. I have seen different therapists during these other visits. I am always impressed with the listening ability of the therapist, their careful questioning, and accurate analysis of what will help my problem. How great it is to know that during your entire visit, YOU are the center of attention. I have always been helped to the point of feeling “cured” after being at Elite.

"From the front office personnel, to the spotless facility, to the great equipment, to the friendliness of anyone you might encounter, to the fabulous treatment from the therapists…this is THE BEST Physical Therapy facility in the Kansas City area."

Susan T. - Kansas City

Highlights

Kim Galbreath, PT, joined Elite’s team and is offering lymphedema care and other select women’s health services. These include, osteoporosis specific PT, post-operative mastectomy care, and pre/post natal PT.

Elite has also hired 5 additional PTs to meet the demand of our patients and referral sources. All PTs have been through a rigorous screening and training process and are now accepting new patients.

Congratulations!

Not all physical therapy practices are the same! Skill level, education, specialization, and quality of care can vary tremendously from one practice to the next. World Class Care is available for you right here in the KC Metro! Contact us at (913) 888-0014 or (816) 941-2550

Tips & Tricks

Epidemiology:

  • 5.8 Million adults each year
  • 1/3 of adults 65 and older
  • Leading cause of injury deaths in older adults
  • Most common cause of non-fatal injuries and hospital admissions for trauma
  • 20–30% of people who fall suffer moderate to severe injuries
  • Most common cause of TBI
  • Most fractures among older adults are caused by falls (90% of all hip fractures caused by falls)
  • 20% of older adults with hip fracture die within 1 year

Risk Factors

  • Age
  • Gender: Women are 67% higher than men to have a non-fatal fall
  • Obesity
  • Medication Interaction
  • Improper Footwear
  • Assistive Devices

Here's the good news: The top three steps you can take steps towards prevention include:

  1. Balance Exercises– Referral to a solid Physical Therapist who is skilled at balance training, appropriate strengthening exercises, and gait instruction with appropriate assistive devices.
  2. Medication Management– Talk to your doctor and pharmacist to minimize any interactions.
  3. Clutter Control– Removal of trip hazards, excess “stuff” (especially on the floor), appropriate shoe selection while at home, and appropriate lighting.