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2020 isnt over… FINISH IT STRONG!

Train with a Breakthru Personal Trainer 2 Times a week for 6 weeks

Program Includes:

  • 12- 30 Minute Semi-Private Training Sessions
  • Free Medical Screen with a Doctor of Physical Therapy
  • Nutrition Guide
  • Functional Movement Screen / Baseline Assessment
  • Graduation Assessment / Next Step Recommendations

Get your Breakthru results for only $240 

Contact Lisa to Sign Up Today: lwhite@breakthrupt.com

Fitness is BACK and we missed you!

During this time, our focus is on maximizing the health and safety of our patients, training clients, and fitness members by providing care through a number of different options while also adopting CDC-guided, best practice screening methods, exposure protection, sanitization and social distancing standards throughout our facilities!

Mask is a must!

  • Client’s will need to wear a mask at all times.  We want to prevent the spread of COVID-19.One of the biggest questions we have been receiving regarding the use of face masks while exercising is:
    • “Is it safe to perform cardiovascular exercises while wearing a face mask?”
  • While our team understands that it is not necessarily comfortable, it is important due to the heavy breathing during cardio to keep all of those around you safe.
  • If you begin to feel short of breath and/or dizzy, please take a short break to regroup. Please be extra sensitive if you have any cardiac and/or respiratory issues.
  • Our Doctors of Physical Therapy and Personal Trainers are here for you and available to help with monitoring.

Screening

  • Everyone who enters any of our facilities is being screened to reduce any risk.
  • Anyone with questionable findings during the screen will not be permitted to perform on-site physical activity that day. Better to play it safe!

Sanitization

  • We are asking our fitness members to wipe down any and all fitness equipment/machines that they’ve used/touched.
  • We are ensuring that all equipment and therapeutic areas are being disinfected after each use and between clients.
  • All high touch surfaces, common areas, entry and exit doors are being disinfected at least once every hour.
  • We have enhanced our employee’s hand washing policy.
  • We have enhanced the frequency of our professional cleaning services which perform full-facility cleaning during off-hours.
  • We are encouraging all patients to bring their own water, as all community water fountain use will be temporarily off-limits.

Capacity limitations

  • Per Gov. Phil Murphy, our current max capacity in the facility is 25 people at any given time. Therefore, we are asking that you limit your workout to one hour for the time being. We appreciate your patience while you wait.

Practice social distancing

  • Please remember to stay a safe distance (at least 6 feet) from other fitness enthusiasts. Let’s all be as safe as possible.

Locker rooms & drinking fountain

  • Please bring a water bottle with you! At this time, our drinking fountain and showers are currently marked “out of service” until further notice.

For any fitness related questions, please email Lisa at LWHITE@BREAKTHRUPT.COM

NEW Offering: Breakthru Pilates

Get ready to LOOK and FEEL LONGER, LEANER, & STRONGER!

Private + Semi-Private Sessions Are Available

A Complimentary Functional Assessment Is Included With Each Functional Package


What is Pilates?

Pilates is an exercise method designed by Joseph Pilates in the 1920’s. The exercises consist of low impact strength, flexibility and endurance movements performed in a sequence of continuous movement.

The exercises are based on 6 primary principles including: centering, control, concentration, Flow or efficiency of movement, breath, and precision.

When performed consistently Pilates promotes:
– Inner physical awareness
– Improved postural alignment
– Increased flexibility, core strength, stabilization, and stamina
– Enhances coordination, balance, and agility
– Facilitates diaphragmatic breathing

Meet Our Pilates Instructor, Dr. Jill

In addition to being a Physical Therapist for over 25 years, Jill Koshak-Johnson has been a classically trained Certified Power Pilates Instructor for over a decade.

She began her Power Pilates training in Chicago where she earned her Beginner Mat Certification and began practice and mentorship on the reformer. She continued her training in New York where she earned her Intermediate and Advanced Mat Certifications and continued her apparatus mentorship on the reformer, tower, and spine corrector.

In addition, she has continued to enhance her knowledge and skill set by taking advanced training in special cases including Power Pilates for orthopedic rehab, athletes, runners, seniors, and post-partum clients.

Jill is excited to offer Private Mat Pilates sessions at Breakthru Physical Therapy + Fitness. With her experience she can offer personalized, challenging training programs for first time beginners to seasoned athletes.


Pilates Pricing

Private Training 

Duration  Sessions Purchased  Cost 
30 min 1x / month $45.00
30 min  4x / month $170.00
30 min  8x / month $320.00
30 min  12x /month $460

“Duet” Series Semi-Private 

Duration  Sessions Purchased  Cost 
30 min 1x / month $40.00
30 min 4x / month $150
30 min 8x / month $280
30 min 12x /month $400

 

*** To ensure the health and safety of our clients and team members, “Duet” Semi-Private Training is specifically available to close friends and/or family members that are on an equivalent Pilates level.  

Exclusively offered at our Marlton location: 525 Route 73 S Suite 303

Fitness, with a Side of Dysfunction?

This time of year, many people are focused on fitness so it’s worth taking a look at what fitness really means. The dictionary defines fit as “sound physically and mentally, healthy.” Using that definition, many “fitness” routines fall short of the goal. If you don’t enjoy running and dread every workout, you’re probably falling short of the “sound mentally” portion. Exercise should be enjoyable, reduce stress, and leave you feeling better, not worse.

NO PAIN NO GAIN?
Exercise should also leave you feeling better physically. If you can run a good time in a 5k, but have aches and pains for days after, you’re not “sound physically.” If you are increasing your PR in the squat rack, but your joint pain is increasing right along with it, you’re not “sound physically” either. Sure, some muscle soreness and fatigue after a hard workout is normal. But if you’re having pain that doesn’t go away, sore joints, or trouble moving after exercise, you’re probably developing movement dysfunction along with your fitness.

MOVEMENT DYSFUNCTION
Go back to the dictionary and you’ll find that dysfunction is “impaired or abnormal functioning.” So movement dysfunction is impaired or abnormal movement. When someone has a movement problem like a sore joint, limited range of motion, or strength loss, the brain finds a way to get the body to do what it wants. That usually means moving in a way that is less than optimal. For a while, it works. But eventually it leads to injury. As a concrete example, think of someone who has trouble bending one knee doing squats. When one knee bends further than the other, it will cause one side of the pelvis to drop lower than the other. Now that the pelvis isn’t level, the spine bends towards the high side to stay balanced. When that one side of the pelvis drops lower than the other one, it also usually rotates. Now the spine has to bend to the side and twist to keep you upright. This works for a while, but as weight gets added to the squat, and the repetitions add up so does the risk for a back injury.

PREVENTATIVE MEDICINE
Pain during workouts, or pain and soreness that don’t go away after can be warning signs of a movement dysfunction. If you’re experiencing any of these, your physical therapist is a movement expert who can help. PTs are trained to analyze movement, and figure out the root cause of problems. They can then design a program to treat the cause and correct the abnormal pattern. There is no need to wait until you’re injured to see your physical therapist. In fact, it’s preferable not to. Getting minor problems fixed early means fewer visits to the PT, less pain, and not having your workouts put on hold by injury.

Your Physical Therapist Can Help You Keep Your Resolution

As one year comes to a close and another begins, people begin to set goals and make
resolutions. Losing weight, getting to the gym more often or getting into “better shape” are all
common. These all require increasing your amount of physical activity. More activity is great for
your health, energy levels, sleep, and mood. However, ramping up your activity level too quickly
after a holiday season of eating, drinking and being merry can lead to pain, injury and
disappointment if your body isn’t ready for it.

Your physical therapist is an expert in human movement, and can help you safely reach your
fitness goals. People think of PTs as the person to see after an injury, but a visit before you
change your activity level could prevent injury in the first place. An evaluation by your PT will
include assessment of your strength, range of motion, and functional movement patterns – think
jumping, running, squatting, carrying. Some PTs even like to use a standardized assessment,
such as the Functional Movement Screen.

Most common injuries from new fitness routines are caused by underlying weakness, range of
motion deficits, or compensatory movement patterns. Your PT will find these during your
assessment. They can then prescribe exercises or movements to address the issues found and
get you safely moving into the new year!

The other common way people get injured working towards their resolution is with over-training,
or doing too much too soon. Physical therapists are also experts in exercise prescription and
program design. Your PT can help you create a routine specific to your needs and goals that will
progress appropriately and keep you out of trouble.

So stop only thinking of your PT after you’re injured. In this case, it’s true that an ounce of
prevention is worth a pound of cure. Seeing your physical therapist before you start on your
resolution can keep you on track, injury free, and help you reach your goals for the new year!

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Physical Therapists Diagnose Movement “Illnesses”

For people who are sick, going to the doctor and getting a diagnosis is common sense. But who do you see for diagnosis if you’ve got a movement “illness”? If your knee hurts when you go hiking, you can’t get on and off the floor to play with your kids, or you can’t lift things to do your job, who do you see?

Physical therapists are experts in human movement with doctoral level training and should be your first stop for movement issues. After a comprehensive evaluation, a PT will give you a movement diagnosis. Like a medical diagnosis, your movement diagnosis will describe what’s causing your difficulty with movement. Some examples would be difficulty standing from a chair secondary to decreased force production, scapular down rotation syndrome, or lower crossed syndrome. 

Human movement is complex and influenced by many factors, including the pulmonary,nervous, endocrine, cardiovascular, integumentary and musculoskeletal systems. Because of the complexity of the movement system, getting the diagnosis right can be difficult. Physical therapists have extensive training and expertise in human movement and should be your go-to practitioner for movement issues. Getting an accurate diagnosis is important because it sets the road map for treatment. 

Once your movement “illness” is correctly diagnosed, your physical therapist can design the correct treatment plan for your issues. Before you know it, you’ll be back to work or play and moving as well as if not better than before!

 

About The Private Practice Section of the American Physical Therapy Association Founded in 1956, the Private Practice Section of the American Physical Therapy Association champions the success of physical therapist-owned businesses. Our members are leaders and innovators in the health care system. The American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) represents more than 85,000 physical therapists, physical therapist assistants and students of physical therapy nationwide. For more information, please visit www.ppsapta.org.