News & Events

News & Events

May 2014
New York Times article featuring the Schroth method of physical therapy as a recommended treatment for scoliosis.
Read the full article here 

September 2013
New York Times article releases results of study which finds that scoliosis bracing is showing positive results! 
An article published on September 20, 2013 shows evidence that wearing a back brace will slow the progression of the most common form of scoliosis in adolescents and help avoid painful spine surgery.  We are pleased to say that our very own Patrick Flanagan, has been one of the esteemed orthotists that was part of the team evaluating x-rays and outcomes.  Read the full article here.

Barcelona Scoliosis Physical Therapy School - C1 level certification for physical therapists
Cindy Marti, PT instructed physical therapists from around the country in the Schroth method for scoliosis treatment.   See http://www.bspts.net.  Next course at Spinal Dynamics: February 17-25, 2013

February 2012
Barcelona Scoliosis Physical Therapy School - C1 level certification for physical therapists
Cindy Marti, PT and Amy Sbhili, MPT, DPT, instructed physical therapists from around the country in the Schroth method for scoliosis treatment. See http://www.bspts.net.  Next course at Spinal Dynamics:  February 18-27, 2013  

January 2012
SI Bone selects John Hojnacki, DPT as consultant
See http://www.SI-BONE.com  SI Fuse Implant System, by SI Bone, is a minimally invasive surgery for sacroiliac (SI) joint pain. If a patient does not respond well to physical therapy or injections, there may be an indication for surgery.  With his expertise in spine and SI joint, John participates in physician and clinician education on SI joint testing and therapy in hopes of improving patient selection and outcomes.   

November, 2011
M Magazine features John Hojnacki, DPT in article titled "Releasing the Tension"
John Hojnacki, DPT explains the procedure of Dry Needling and how it can help people with a variety of types of pain.  See the article for a better understaning of this method http://asoft493.securesites.net/secure/mmagazines/index.php?src=gendocs&ref=Releasing%20the%20Tension

September, 2011
Cindy Marti, PT presents at the American Physical Therapy Association's annual national meeting for the section on pediatrics (SoPAC) at Disneyland Hotel in California 
The course - "Introduction to Schroth Physical Therapy for Scoliosis" was attended by pediatric physical therapists interested in training in the Schroth Method

January, 2011
Spinal Dynamics Joins BSPTS International Body of Instructors
Barcelona Scoliosis Physical Therapy School (BSPTS) held its first meeting for the newly formed International Body of Instructors in Barcelona, Spain. Cindy Marti, of Spinal Dynamics, and Amy Sbihli, formerly of Spinal Dynamics, joined therapists from Spain and Israel to attend the meeting held by Dr. Manuel Rigo. Instructors will be hosting courses to train other physical therapists on the 3-D Tratment of Scoliosis according to the Principles of Schroth.   

November 2010 - June 2011
Spinal Dynamics hosts first WI courses in Intramuscular Manual Therapy (Trigger Point Dry Needling)  
In 2009, the WPTA (Wisconsin Physical Therapy Association) included Trigger Point Dry Needling in the scope of practice for Wisconsin physical therapists. Spinal Dynamics was pleased to be the first clinic in Wisconsin to host the series of five continuing education classes on Trigger Point Dry Needling offered by Myopain Seminars.  Therapists from our clinic joined others from Wisconsin and the midwest to become trained in these techniques.  Many patients have already benefited from the effects of this modality and physicians are recognizing it as a valuable adjunct to care.  
Clinicians and patients interested in learning about IMMT- Dry Needling Please reference this article.

October 2010
Trigger Point Pain Responds to Manual and Instrument-Assisted Methods is the article in Advance that features Jan Dommerholt, PT, MS/MPS, DPT, DAAPM; along with Louise Kelley, PT, MSPT.  The article discusses Trigger Point Therapy (also known as Dry Needling).  See article http://physical-therapy.advanceweb.com/Archives/Article-Archives/On-Target.aspx

May 20-22, 2010
Spinal Dynamics is represented at SOSORT (International Society of Scoliosis Orthopedic and Rehabilitation Treatment) during the annual meeting in Montreal, Canada by Cindy Marti PT, President.  SOSORT is an international organization of physicians, physical therapists, and orthotists dedicated to advancing the conservative management of scoliosis through excercise and bracing.  Cindy is a member of the education committee of SOSORT and presented on the positive results achieved with adult scoliosis patients at Spinal Dynamics. 

May 1, 2010
Transitions - Work Testing and Therapy Spinal Dynamics introduces a new program of functional testing and therapy for the rehabilitation of injured workers.  See flier here>

March 30, 2010
Spinal Dynamics Physical Therapists were certified in the HVLAT spinal manipulation method as instructed by Dr. James Dunning of the Spinal Manipulation Institute.  The course was hosted at Spinal Dynamics and was attended by 34 therapists from throughout the US and Canada.  The Spinal Dynamics therapists were certified in High-Velocity Low-Amplitude Thrust (HVLAT) Manipulation of the cervical, thoracic, lumbar spine and the SI joint.  More>>

March 15, 2010
Cindy Marti is quoted in "Experience Key in Scoliosis Brace Decision" article in nationally published Today in PT magazine  More>>

March 5, 2010
Cindy Marti presents at Medical College of Wisconsin: Cindy Marti, President of Spinal Dynamics, presented "The Schroth Method of Scoliosis Rehabilitation: Challenging Current Thinking in the U.S." during the Grand Rounds of the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation as part of her continuing mission to educate other clinicians about the conservative management of scoliosis.  Her presentation was well received by the Physiatry doctors at the Medical College and will enhance Spinal Dynamics collaborative efforts with them.

February 4, 2010
Cindy Marti presents at UW-Madison School of Medicine: Cindy Marti, President of Spinal Dynamics, presented "Radiological Considerations for Clinical Decision Making in the Conservative Management of Scoliosis - A Physical Therapist's Perspective" to the Department of Radiology at the UW-Madison School of Medicine as part of her continuing mission to educate other clinicians about the conservative management of scoliosis.  Her presentation was well regarded and should be the start of future collaboration with UW-Madison.

April 26, 2009
Chicago Tribune: Successful conservative treatment for scoliosis using The Schroth Method and bracing vs. major surgery  Read article>>

February 1, 2009
M Magazine: Olympian Chellsie Memmel and her physical therapist, Body Dynamics' Cheryl Timmer, discuss the athlete's toughness during rehabilitation  Read article>>

January 16, 2009
Amy Sbihli, PT, featured in Illinois news:  

European method helps Darien girl avoid scoliosis surgery  Read article >>

January 23, 2009
MommyTalk features "Adolescent Scoliosis" article authored by Cindy Marti, PT  Read article>>

July 31, 2008
Body Dynamics congratulates Chellsie Memmel, named to the 2008 US Women's Gymnastics Team.  "Body D" physical therapist Cheryl Timmer has provided services to Memmel for many years  Read comment from Memmel >>

June 25, 2008
Local girl's story with Schroth scoliosis treatment featured in Wauwatosa NOW Read article >>

June 1, 2008
MetroParent highlights scoliosis and features success of Spinal Dynamics patient with Schroth method  Read article >>

April 29, 2008
Body Dynamics supports initiative to help JR Morris, injured professional basketball player from Milwaukee  Read more >> 

April 14, 2008
Two clinicians from Spinal Dynamics recognized with awards from Wisconsin Physical Therapy Association  Read more >> 

March 2008
Patrick Flanagan, one of few orthotists in the US to provide the custom Cheneau-type brace following Rigo Principles, offers services at Spinal Dynamics

November 2007
Marquette University Women's Basketball Coach mentions success with rehabilitation at Spinal Dynamics during The Morning Blend on WTMJ-4 TV

October 2007
Workstation ergonomics article by Ann Brophy, PT, publishes in Small Business Times  Read it >>

April and September 2007
Spinal Dynamics therapists travel to Spain for additional training in the Schroth method for scoliosis treatment

Fall 2006 (also in Fall 05)
Spinal Dynamics therapists provide sports screenings for former Marquette Men’s Basketball Team upon request of head coach Tom Crean

Fall 2006
Parkinson, Posture and Physical Therapy article by Spinal Dynamics staff publishes in Wisconsin Parkinson Association newsletter  Read it>> 

August 2006
Spinal Dynamics is named one of The Milwaukee Business Journal's Great Places to Work Read article >>

June 2006
Milwaukee Business Journal publishes article titled, Dynamic Owner Shows Spine  Read it >> 

Summer 2006
Participants in Marquette Basketball Summer Day Camp hear presentation on closed-chain training from Body Dynamics’ Cheryl Timmer, PT

June 2006
Cindy Marti, PT, presents on lumbo-pelvic-hip complex at event for spine-focused clinicians hosted by Dr. Clay Frank of Integrated Spine Care,   (Also in 2005 with a presentation pelvic floor dysfunction)

May 2006
Spinal Dynamics therapists attend SOSORT an international conference on conservative management of scoliosis 

April 2006
Physical therapy magazine highlights Spinal Dynamics use of Schroth method for scoliosis Read it >> 

April 2006
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel features Spinal Dynamics’ Scoliosis Clinic: "Wisconsin physical therapists are at the forefront of the movement to introduce the technique around the country"  Read it >>

November 2005
More than 100 clinicans attend Scoliosis Treatment Innovations from Europe, a seminar hosted by Spinal Dynamics featuring Dr. Manuel Rigo of the E. Salva' Spinal Deformities Rehabilitation Institute in Barcelona, Spain

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