Health Night Out: Choosing a physical therapist

When the doctor hands you a prescription for physical therapy and sends you on your way, where do you start? What should you be looking for when it comes to finding a physical therapist? What distinguishes one physical therapist from another? What determines a successful physical therapy course of care?

Learn the answer to these questions and ask more of your own when Robert Klingman of Athlon Physical Therapy addresses Health Night Out on Monday, May 27, 7:00 p.m., MountainView Ballroom.

Mr. Klingman is uniquely qualified to address the issue of physical therapy. He has rehabilitated and trained both amateur and professional athletes as well as created therapy regimes for people with chronic issues, injuries or recovering from surgery. Robert has published articles in Orthopedic journals and taught courses on hip/knee problems, foot/ankle injuries and physical therapy for the spine and shoulder.

His educational background is extensive. He is a board-certified Clinical Specialist in Orthopedic Physical Therapy (OCS) and a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists (FAAOMPT). He earned his B.S. in Exercise Science from California State Polytechnic University; his Masters in Physical Therapy from Mt. St. Mary’s College in Los Angeles and is a graduate of the Orthopedic Physical Therapy Residency Program at Kaiser Permanente. He also serves as a faculty member and guest lecturer for the Southern California Kaiser Permanente Residency Orthopedic Residency Program and is a guest lecturer for the University of Arizona Medical School Orthopedic Residency Program.

Learn more about physical therapy, a critical component in rehabilitation and recovery, at Health Night Out, 7:00 p.m., MountainView Ballroom on May 27.

Health Night Out is a free educational presentation for residents of SaddleBrooke and is brought to you by SaddleBrooke Health and Wellness. It offers a unique opportunity to learn from highly skilled local doctors and practitioners about a wide variety of health issues.

The Bistro offers a special menu on Monday night, so you can enjoy a casual dinner and then join the group down the hall in the ballroom.