Join our team to be A Hero for the American Red Cross
Sports PT has a long history of supporting the American Red Cross. Please join us in being a Hero for the American Red Cross by clicking on our team link below.
From everyone at Sports PT and all the lives this will help change - thank you.
Sports PT team competes in a food donation challenge.
The Sports PT team at the administrtive office in East Syracuse turned a local fundraiser into a friendly competition among co-workers. The employees were divided into three teams and held a contest to see which team could collect the most donations for a local food pantry community on the east side of Syracuse. Thannks to the generous and competitive nature of the teams the mission was accomplished. Bags containing complete Thanksgiving day dinners were distributed to 200 families in need.
This team is no stranger to "giving." Members of our downstate Sports PT family were severley impacted by Hurricane Sandy. We all continue to reach out and support one another so in the end we are all winners!
Dan Freed-Pastor, DPT of Sports PT of NY is making a difference.
This is Dan's fourth medical missions’ trip to serve and treat the people of Haiti. For Hope International is a non-profit organization which works very closely with Haitian medical professionals and students, both educating them through practice and empowering them to better treat their own people in need.
We asked Dan to descirbe what this expericnece has menat to him. "It is a great opportunity working so closely with American and Haitian medical students and physicians, each one of us realizing how much we stand to benefit from learning just a little more about what each other does. Each experience has been extremely different and rewarding in its own way, giving me a whole new perspective on the patients and people with whom I work every day. If there is one thing someone reading this could take away, it would be that there is always hope for rebuilding, even when the mainstream news gives an update on progress that is less than promising."
To learn more about For Hope International.please click on the link below.
Sports PT is being honored in the category of Education in Healthcare
Sports PT President Lynn Steenberg chats with Joyl Clance, events manager at Biz Events. Sports PT is being honored in the category of Education in Healthcare at the upcoming Excellence in Healthcare event happening Oct. 30th at the Oncenter in downtown Syracuse. For more information about the event, visit bizeventz.com.
To watch an interview with Lynn Steenberg discussing Sports PT of NY's commitment to education visit the link below.
Our Saratoga Team was awarded the title of "The Best Physical Therapy Practice in Saratoga"
On June 1st the official annoucnement will appear in the Saratoga Today newspaper that our Sports PT of NY, Saratoga facility was named "The Best PT Practice in Saratoga." The award was based on community on-line voting with one entry per email address.
Congratulations to our Saratoga team!
Congratulations to our President Lynn Steenberg for being named one of the 2012 Professional Women of the Year!
As a long standing and active member of the Syracuse division of the NAPW (National Association for Professional Women) Lynn Steenberg, President of SPTNY has been named one of the 2012 Professional Women of the Year! This award grants Lynn VIP Status within the organization. Congratulations and thank you for inspiring all of the women you work with.
Did you know you can be evaluated and treated by a Physical Therapist without a referral/prescription from a doctor?
Many physical therapy patients are taking advantage of Direct Access. This is an efficient option for patients to recieve immediate care for their orthopedic injuries or ailments without having to go to their doctor first to obtain a referral/prescription. Our physical therapists partner with their patients' doctors. After being evaluated the therapist will communicate with the patient's doctor as necessary.
Many insurance plans pay for services under Direct Access. Our Insurance Specialists will verify coverage before the patient's first appointment. If your insurance plan does not pay for services under Direct Access you have two choices:
1. You can get a referral/prescription from your doctor and we can facilitate that for you.
2. You can pay out of pocket for your treatment.
Direct Access continues to grow beyond New York State, with 30 states allowing physical therapists to evaluate and treat patients without a physician referral, and an additional 14 states allow physical therapists to evaluate, but not treat, patients without referral. Physical Therapy Practice Without Referral: Direct Access. Alexandria, VA:American Physical Therapy Association, Department of Government Affairs; July 1992.
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