Tuesday, December 18, 2012


Is this the Calm before the storm?
Some say Doomsday is upon us.

The folks at the Physical Therapy & Wellness Institute will be performing complimentary fitness screenings and full access PHYSICAL THERAPY EVALUTIONS for the general public who suffers from joint, neck, or back pain on Friday, December 21st.

Dont let doomsday come while your in joint pain, get relief before the big event!
Call today at 215 855 9871 to schedule your Doomsday Eval or screening!!

Friday, December 14, 2012

Fit to Fly

Santa Clause is Now Cleared to Fly!

Kick off the holiday season with a Gift Card to a loved one.

Pick up a card in any of our 5 locations, GREAT STOCKING STUFFER!

Give to a loved one for reduce co-pays, deductables for their Physical Therapy, so they can clean the house without your help!

Give a neighbor to kick start them to health, so they can cut the lawn!

Call  215 855 9871 for more information on our gift cards.

Is the world coming to an end?

Its not over!

You'll wake up sometime in the next two weeks, and say to yourself, "I am still here, the world hasn't ended, Its not over".  Your plug in your gadget to listen to some Rolling Stones or Bruce Springsteen, then, grab your coffee, drive to work, do your stuff, come home, spend time with loved ones, and do it all over again.  Good chance this will continue for many decades to come.

Regardless, to see if the world does end someday, you will need to take care of those ol creeky joints at a place that can help.  Joint Pain can cause dysfunction, get to an authority on functional movement and the musculoskeletal system before you lose function.

Consider PTW for your neck, back, or joint pain needs, before or after surgery, before or after injury.  We are always there to servce, early morning and evening hours in 5 locations.

See more on us at www.ptwinstitute.com

Happy Holidays!

Friday, November 9, 2012

PTW Different

What makes PTW different is not:

- the care, all Physical Therapist go to school for 7 years to learn how to take care of joint pain

- the delivery, all Outpatient Physical Therapy is delivered in a similar style

- the 2 on 1 TEAM: we claim it, but truth is, most heads-up clinics practice it, so you can be seen before work at 7 am or 7pm, with a different PT, seeing a "TEAM" of 2 Physical Therapist

What makes PTW different is:

- They CARE:  From our high school help to our top level executives, passion for PT rules

- They DELIVER:  7:15 am appt, your late, don't worry, we will figure it out.  Flexible staff, respectful of your time, with no waiting time to start your treatment

- The 2 on 1 TEAM is seamlessly integrated by electronic medical records now, so a Professional Physical Therapist can see you last treatment in Lansdale as they prepare for your treatment in West Norriton

Working tirelessly to make your experience "Industry Best" is how we live!

Call PTW if you need us, 5 locations, 7 to 7 hours, energy driven care with your end result always in mind.

Saturday, September 29, 2012


Zig Ziglar, years ago a frequent read (and listening pleasure on my radio), often discussed ideas of peak performance.  

He believes that reaching peak performance in business or life requires a mind that elevates you. For that elevation, there needs to be a purpose.

Physical Therapist all have a common purpose, which it to help others achieve higher levels of function and performance.   Those suffering from joint pain, dysfunction, or loss of physical abilities benefit greatly from the energy, passion, and education a good Physical Therapist can offer with each visit.

The Physical Therapy and Wellness Institute is proud and honored to be part of the lives of 5 communities, sharing patients with over 550 doctors, and having positive influence on over 3000 new people per year. 

For those who know us, thank you for your trust in our profession, trust in our people, and trust in our ability to guide to higher levels of PEAK performance. 

For those who have yet experience us, give us a call to see how a Physical Therapist can make your life better.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Paster PT, PTW, and Attitudes

So many great attitudes going on in our Glenside office.  Larry set us up well,
setting the positive tone each day with a smile and a "today is great" attitude.
It has made the change of organizations almost seamless.

With change, remaining open to new ideas is attitude,
proportional to the success of the staff and company.

 The busy pace of your life pulls you like the rope in a good of tug-a-war,
and how you respond depends on whether your rope frays or stays strong.

Your choice to respond or react often differentiates a good day or bad day.
The differentiation factor is attitude.

If you have read anything on Charles Swindoll, you know his writing on Attitude.

Swindoll stated attitude is more important than past education, than money, circumstances, success or failure, or even what other people think.  He writes it will make or break a home, church, or your company!

We cannot change the environment, the people, or the past, but we do have a choice everyday regarding our attitude we will embrace for that day

Life is 10% of what happens to us and 90% of how we react to it.

We are in charge of our own attitudes, and it feels really cool!!!

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Parkinsons Puzzle with Wii

Septembers Physical Therapy Journal:
"Use of a cane improved recovery from a slip with people with Parkinson Disease"
"Balance with people with Parkenson Disease can be improved with repeated perturbation training"
Perturbation training can be described as:
Controlled, unpredictable forces directed to an unstable surface for improve ability to stabilize with muscle contractions. 
If you haven't tried the Wii Fit, a perturbation freindly device created to improve balance, feel free to stop in PTW Lansdale for a free demonstration. 

PTW, located in Lansdale, Quakertown, Montgomeryville, and West Norriton, has been rated North Penn's Best PT for 10 consecutive years.  With over 12 Physical Therapists and a staff of 43, PTW is your local body repair stop!

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Physical Therapist are Rock Stars!

After attending a great concert last weekend, I drove home realizing that a great concert is like a great Physical Therapy visit. 

The PTW Crew ROCKS!!!
You pay your admission (you pay the co-pay), you experience something energizing, fun, and healing, all just before you drive home with a smile on your face wishing for more.

A master clinician is in control of their domain at all times.  Coordinating the care of patients, leaning on the so valuable clinical and administrative support staff for so many tasks.  Busy days include managing a sometimes crowd at the front desk, maximizing the physical resources available to them to conduct an excellent visit,  remaining flexible for late or early patients, all this while delivering care that exceeds expectations of the paying customers.

The same paying customers that visit the seasoned professionals playing some southern rock get to see the musician control their domain in a similar fashion. 

A great musician will seamlessly coordinate the flow of music, lean on the support staff including back stage, background musicians, and sound crew.  The sometimes hectic time continues while having to manage the crowd, maximizing the bands individual talents and each piece of musical equipment for and excellent performance, doing this while remaining flexible to the weather, the lights on stage going out, all for the delight of the paying customers.

The thread that connects the skilled musician and the skilled Physical Therapist is their ability to understand what the customers want and expect, then delivering a great performance (visit) by managing the tools around them for success. 

Over deliver, and they will come back for more with a smile on their face!

Keep up the good therapy!

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Win 10 Bucks!! Win PTW bucks

To celebrate our 10 years of bodies under repair, we present to you our Ten 4 Ten contest.  Win PTW money for you (10 Dollars), your family, or your friend to apply towards our services at PTW.  Examples of where PTW bucks can be spent:

1.  To pay a Co-pay
2.  To pay down a deductible or co-insurance
3.  To purchase a wrist brace, back brace, or knee brace
4.  To purchase a PTW T-shirt or hat
5.  To apply towards your monthly membership fees
6.  To apply towards a wellness program for you or your loved one.


Rules are simple! 

Log onto facebook, like us, and answer the question of the week.  The questions of the week will be thrown out on Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday of each week, so you gotta have to pay attention.

You can win as many times as you like, but may not be able to retire from the winnings!

Questions?  Call Danielle at 215 855 9871.

Friday, July 20, 2012

10 year Celebration, Ribbon Cutting Re-Dedication!

10 years ago, it seemed all so different.  Here it to a hope that healthcare will continue to permit indpendent practices to provide unparalled, industry best care without restrictions.

Thanks to all that attended any of our 4 locations during the past 10 years..We hope you are doing well and we hope to see you again...if you need us!!!

Robert Babb

Monday, July 2, 2012

Physical Therapy Group Practice

In today’s world, families are stretched with both parents busy. Flexibility in scheduling is paramount to a successful outcome.

At PTW, we practice a 2 for 1 concept. Each Patient is assigned an initial PT. If you need more flexibility, coming early one day, and late evening another day, we will assign you to another PT. In the end, it offers flexibility, improved communication, improved compliance, and a very happy patient.

Recently published from the APTA is another group practice strategy to offer folks flexibility in their scheduling.


Consider PTW if you need the flexibility during your recovery from surgery or joint pain!

Robert Babb, PT, MBA

Friday, June 29, 2012


10 years in business....

After careful thought, I remember the banking folks telling me the averge small business life cycle is small.  In fact, the small business administration (SBA) states that 7 our of 10 new small businesses survive after 2 years, and 50% survive to 10 years. 

What did they tell me I needed in order to recieve financing to open on my own? 
  • Strong written plan
  • Rely and trust mentors to advise
  • Get some business education
  • Save for maximum ability self finance
  • Start for the right reasons, don’t expect to get rich
  • Relentlessly work to improve your management skills
  • Pick a good location
  • Study the competition
  • Pick and choose appropriate advertising
Since the beggining, our crew has practiced with:
Passion for profession:  Strong belief in our mission
Study and Significance:  Dare to make a difference when others are not
Drive and Determination:  To provide Industry Best care, not locally best care
Failure and Fortune: Learn from past, remain humble
Thanks for reading our blog!
Now off to do our SWOT analysis!

Friday, June 22, 2012

Sleeper Stretch

Watch this high school pitcher throw...wonder why a shoulder gets sore?

Back or your shoulder tight?
Throwing last night, sore shoulder?
Strained your shoulder reaching, its getting tight?

One great way to stretch your shoulder in sitting or standing is the sleeper stretch, done by most major league, minor league, college, and high school pitcher or baseball player.

See our link for video on the sleep stretch:


Stay healthy!

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Sentimental 10 years of Physical Therapy in the North Penn community

Forgive us if we get sentimental on you!

Its been 10 years. Several years ago, Rehabilitation today did a cool article on one of our favorite patients. 

5 years ago, a local Lansdale resident was a feature story in a national publication, Rehabilitation Today.  After interviewing Jane, they chose to label the article “The Bionic Women” after understanding Jane’s history and conquest.

At age 78, Jane Alcott has battled uterine and breast cancer, while successfully recovering from 9 major surgeries in the past 10 years.  She continues to fight, always finding ways to life functionally with her lifelong physical nemesis, rheumatoid arthritis. Diagnosed over 45 years ago by her uncle, Jane has looked Rheumatoid Arthritis straight in the eye and fought it with determination.

These days, Jane is taking life a bit slower.  Past mornings of walks along South Broad Street have been replaced with long mornings transferring out of bed and taking care of herself.  “I don’t have the energy I did at 73, but I take one day at a time, working to stay active”.

Over the last 10 years, getting to know Jane has inspired us at PTW.  Jane has deepened our understanding with the complexities of dealing with severe physical pain.  Jane she is a constant reminder of what a positive outlook on life can do for you.

Today, PTW remains committed to the people in the North Penn and surrounding communities, serving up evidence based Physical Therapy while maintaining a customer service first approach.  With more than 40 staff members, the company has expanded to 4 locations, and two partners in practice over our 10 years of operation.

Come celebrate PTW’s renewal of their 10 year commitment by attending their ribbon cutting ceremony and open house.  

When:    Thursday, July 19th, Noon

Who:      The Community PTW serves, all current and past participants of PTWs Physical Therapy, Wellness, or Fitness programs.

What:     Ribbon Cutting Ceremony, Open house, Lunch and Refreshments served, guest speakers

Where:  PTW, 730 S. Broad Street, Lansdale, Pa

RSVP's now being accepted.

More details to follow.

Monday, June 18, 2012

Take care of your joint pain - CHECK OUT YOUR BMI today

Missing time Fishing with the Grand kids this summer? 

Don't let joint pain and excess weight on a joint slow you down.

If you think you might be overweight, Go ahead and take your BMI today:

BMI is a health measure screening score designed to warn you of risks, much like blood pressure or body fat. 
Like Body Fat, your BMI is a number that evidence suggests if you fall outside the normal population, there is significant chance of systemic disease.  These diseases include:
1.  Arthritis of the joints (Osteoarthritis)
2.  High cholesterol
3.  Diabetes
4.  Heart disease
5.  Gallbladder disease
6.  Colon Cancer
7.  Stroke
If your BMI is out of the norm, consider taking a load off your joints by losing weight.

Found on facebook social media, we point you to John Hopkins to understand the consequence of too much weight on a joint (in fact, up to 4 times your body weight for each pound overweight).


Consider a visit to your local physician or Physical Therapist today (no prescription needed with advanced trained Physical Therapists in the State of Pennsylvania).

See us at www.ptwinstitute.com to learn more about direct access Physical Therapy, which may just help you get back to fishing this summer with the grand kids!

Robert Babb, PT, MBA

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Two Physical Therapists on your case instead of one!

At PTW, we encourage you to ask for 
TWO (2) Physical Therapists 
to follow your case 
to make sure all angles 
are covered.  

Benefits include:

  • ·      Easier scheduling:  Schedule at 6:30 am or 8 pm, and Saturdays
  • ·      More eyes on your case: No stagnant programs
  • ·      Start Now policy  (No waiting rooms!)
  • ·      One-on-one care each visit
  • ·      Ensure privacy in our PT only facilities
  • ·      No busy health clubs lines
  • ·      Stand alone buildings, private practice setting
  • ·      6 am to 8 pm hours
  • ·      12 Licensed Physical Therapists on Staff
  • ·      8 Doctors of Physical Therapy on Staff
  • ·      Privileged for Direct access, no referral needed

At PTW, you have choice:  
Ask for the same Physical Therapist each visit, 
or ask for two to meet your busy life!  

Flexibility is not just in your joint, it’s in ours too!

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Help Is Wanted

Great People make great organizations.

We believe we have both.

And now, we have a job for you.

Call today!

Is PT worth the STATIC?

Getting started in a progressive, customer service driven Physical Therapy center is sometimes difficult, filled with static, including:
  • insurance limits
  • financial constraints
  • geographical challenges
  • and a whole lot more

Static is often worth the time and effort!

Driving home from my favorite place in the world to get away (Lake Home), my son had difficulty finding a radio station to his liking as we drove through the mountain filled country.  Hitting the seek button moved the LED digits quickly from 87 to 106 on the dial without stopping, so he took it upon himself to manually move the digits, one static filled station at a time.  Surprisingly, he settled upon a classic Charley Daniels song (The Devil Went Down to Georgia), gently tapping his foot to the floor.  (You see 15 year old boys can't show too much emotion to their Dad!)

Point it, the song was filled with static.  He could have found a much clearer song of lessor intrigue, of course with less meaning.  Many years ago, he heard the song in abundance.  Eliciting the fond memories of singing the words to Charley's song at our Lake home with his siblings and cousins, this tune was clearly worth listening to, static or not!

Does the customer experience foster your customers determination to fighe through the sometimes static begging...to help them solve their problems and take care of their needs? 

Does your business make it worth the static?  

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Cold Shoulder? Pain will drive you crazy!

Don't let the shoulder pain drive you crazy.  Day in, day out, the soreness, tightness, or pain in the shoulder can be alleviated.

Doctors of Physical Therapy with direct access (no-prescription needed) at PTW can help you before your shoulder becomes a frozen mess.  See the link below.

For a complimentary evaluation of your shoulder, call 215 855 9871 today for us to take a peek at your shoulder and discuss the options of treatment.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Athletic Training Services

Coming soon to include:

Coverage at local events
Advanced Sports Conditining and Sports Training Services

An a whole lot more! 

Watch us grow at www.ptwinstitute.com

Great Staff !!!!!

Save Money Today with Direct Access to Physical Therapy!

Small business of the year award 2008

Over the past decade, so much has been made of the costs of heath care.  In a world of escalating costs, the value of Physical Therapy goes beyond the borders of your local hospital.  Modern, efficient, and educated, the profession has made great strides towards vision 2020, with the autonomy and direct access of a professional. http://www.apta.org/vision2020/

By 2020: "Guided by integrity, life-long learning, and a commitment to comprehensive and accessible health programs for all people, physical therapists and physical therapist assistants will render evidence-based, direct access services throughout the continuum of care and improve quality of life for society. They will provide culturally sensitive care distinguished by trust, respect, and an appreciation for individual differences" 

AT PTW, we support direct access.  With 8 Doctors of Physical Therapy and 8 of our Physical Therapist with Direct Access privileges in the state of Pennsylvania, we offer same day appointments or next day appointments with a direct access provider.  With the close relationships gained over the past 10 years with the medical community, we can save you time and money by referring you to a specialist if needed for injury management beyond our scope of practice.

Published by the World Confederation for Physical Therapy
http://www.wcpt.org/node/34062, direct access research shows:
  • Direct access and self-referral puts patients/clients in control of their care
  • Patients/clients who refer themselves to physical therapy:
    • are more proactive
    • are more autonomous in making health decisions
    • take less time off work
    • return to work sooner
    • are more likely complete a course of treatment
    • are more interested in self management
    • more satisfied with their care
  • Direct access and self-referral saves money through:
    • reducing costs of seeing other health professionals: general practitioners/family physicians
    • less prescribing
    • less investigations
    • less secondary care
    • reducing costs to society through time off work
    • less administration costs
  • Direct access and self-referral does not lead to increased demands for services if they are adequately resourced
  • Direct access and self-referral is not just appropriate for musculoskeletal services but across areas of practice
  • Research to date has focused on musculoskeletal patients
Consider a call to PTW today for any of our 4 locations for an ache, a pain, a loss of function, or any injury that limits your abilities.  We'll be sure to see you today for relief tomorrow!

Robert Babb, PT, MBA
President, PTW Inc.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Shock Run: St. Pattys Day Shock Run is on!!

The Village Taverns St. Patty's Day Shock run offers many benefits to you:
1. Free food, and Irish Lunch Buffet after the race
2. Free Beverage: A pint of Guiness to wash it down
3. Great exercise: on a flat surface through Montgomeryville, Pa.
4. Great shirt!
5. Great Cause: Free Defibrillators to the community!
Register today at:
See more at:

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Broad Street Run - Missed Registration?

Its not everyday you get to run the Broad Street Run, in fact, this year, if you didn't sign up for it in the first 5 hours, you missed the boat.
A smaller but just as fun run, the Broad Street ReRun, in Lansdale, is now gearing up. As the fourth annual, this event has helped raise funds for families in the Delaware Valley area that need financial assistance dealing with bleeding disorders, such as Hemophilia or Von Willebrand'
The Broad Street ReRun, scheduled for 9 am Race time, Saturday May 12th, starting on Broad Street at the Pavilion in Lansdale. Awesome race for those who missed registration for the other broad street run!
Robert Babb, PT, MBA

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Air Bags Break Arms!

Last week, a 59 year-old man came into our clinic with a torn rotator cuff, surgically repaired, that occurred from a severe auto accident. Air bags deployed, injuring his shoulder. The car was totaled.

Recent public service announcements are asking drivers to keep your hands at the 4 and 8 o'clock positions. Had this man practiced this habit, I may have never had the pleasure of meeting him; he may have never been injured.

Although I am happy to help folks when need arises, in this case, we may find the public service announcements save drivers from major injuries.

Consider placing your hands at the 8 and 4 positions instead of the 10 and 2.

Robert Babb, PT, MBA

Thursday, February 9, 2012

3 million Steps keeps the doctor away!

Who Walks with Spring in their step?
The average young, active person takes about 10,000 steps daily, or about 3.6 million steps a year! To get to 10,000 steps, you need to walk more! Do you have enough spring in your step to do so?
If the average person's stride length is approximately 2.5 feet long.
That means it takes just over 2,000 steps to walk a mile.
Walk five miles a day, you have your 10,000 steps covered!

Do you have Spring in your Step?
If you don’t have a spring in your step to prepare for the warmer season
ahead, consider calling PTW today.
Robert Babb, PT, MBA
The Physical Therapy & Wellness Institute
(215) 855 9871