Seattle, Wash., August 20, 2012 —Therapeutic Associates Physical Therapy is proud to announce the recent notable accomplishments in the state of Washington: Bart Hawkinson, PT, DPT, OCS, COMT of Therapeutic Associates North Lake Physical Therapy in Seattle was elected to the Physical Therapy Association of Washington Board of Directors (PTWA) and received an Emerging Leader Award from the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA). He is now serving as the Professional Enhancement Panel Director for the PTWA until 2013. Bart also recently received Level IV Certification as a Certified Orthopaedic Manipulative Therapist, which is the highest accomplishment awarded in the North American ... read more »
North Lake Physical Therapy
About the Clinic
For 20 years North Lake Physical Therapy has been serving the Lake City community. Our team of experts includes four physical therapists to support your overall health and wellness. Our 1600 square foot facility includes private treatment rooms, Gym and Exercise space, and a hydrotherapy area.
In addition to a full complement of physical therapy services, patients have access to a PGA and LPGA approved, golf-specific training program administered by a Golf Fitness Instructor certified by the Titleist Performance Institute (TPI).
North Lake Physical Therapy
Specialty Programs & Services
- Neuro-Developmental Treatment
- Orthopedic Physical Therapy
- Women's Health
News & Events
The health benefits of regular cardiovascular exercise are well known. The Department of Health and Human Services recommends 150 minutes of moderate intensity or 75 minutes of vigorous intensity exercise per week as a minimum(4). A 2001 study found that moderate exercise and increased knee usage was not associated with increased knee arthritis later in life(5). In cases of current knee arthritis, low impact exercise including quadriceps strengthening is typically recommended. Cycling is an excellent low impact form of cardiovascular exercise, that when performed properly can place very low stress on joint surfaces. Cycling injuries that do occur are often the ... read more »
An exercise approach, frequently referred to as Pilates, because of a foundation in the teachings of Joseph Pilates (1880-1967) was initially practiced almost exclusively by athletes and dancers. However, in recent years, Pilates has become a popular trend in rehabilitation and fitness. Stott® Pilates, specifically, altered Joseph Pilates’s original program by incorporating more preparatory exercises and modifications to improve safety and maintain neutral spine position. In physical therapy rehabilitation the therapist teaches the patient to move more effectively and efficiently for improved function in daily activities and sports. Poor habitual patterns of moving that may have led to a current disability or ... read more »
Upright sticks have been used for ages by shepherds, hikers, and skiers. Hikers, in particular, have found that poles help reduce ankle pain and add stability while on very rocky terrain. In the 1980’s, a therapeutic technique was developed that used a pole to promote normalized postural tone and improved dynamic trunk control in patients with neurological disorders. The enhanced body alignment, as well as the diminished demand on the trunk’s support systems, facilitated appropriate balance reactions and weight shifting, leading to more coordinated and purposeful movements. As outdoor exercise and fitness walking have grown, so has the use of trekking ... read more »
Do you walk around the gym wondering which exercises will improve your golf game? Golf fitness not only improves your flexibility, strength, and balance, but improves your golf game as well! Join North Lake Physical Therapy in the Lake City Professional Center for a 6-week golf fitness program that focuses on improving: Club head speed Core strength/stability Shoulder turn Balance Maintaining your spine angle Hip turn When: April 1st - May 6th, 2010; Thursdays 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM Cost: $75 - entire 6-week program $15 - individual drop-in session Contact North Lake Physical Therapy today to reserve your spot. Space is limited!