Cioffredi & Associates Recognized Nationally with PRACTICE OF THE YEAR 2016 Honorable Mention

Cioffredi Recognized Nationally Top 4 PT Practice

 

December 2016

Cioffredi & Associates was named recipient of one of three national 2016 Honorable Mentions for ADVANCE magazine’s Practice of the Year award. Read on for an excerpt from the full article in the December 2016 edition of ADVANCE for Physical Therapy & Rehab Medicine.

 

Second Consecutive Year

For the second consecutive year, Cioffredi & Associates|The Institute for Health and Human Performance, located in Lebanon, NH, has earned a “top 4” designation in the Advance Healthcare Network’s ADVANCE Magazine’s Physical Therapy Practice of the Year award competition.

Now in its 15th year, the ADVANCE Practice of the Year Contest tallies anonymous entries from across the country and scores them on a range of success metrics. The contest is free to enter and is never connected with advertising contracts or incentives.

Other recipients of the top 4 honors included Foothills Sports Medicine Physical Therapy, a practice with 22 clinic location headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona, and Synergy Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine based in Jacksonville, North Carolina.

We continue to be grateful for the opportunity to work with wonderful people here in the Upper Valley!

About Cioffredi & Associates, Lebanon, N.H. 

Cioffredi & Associates is located in Lebanon, N.H., near Dartmouth College, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, and Alice Peck Day Memorial Hospital. Founder Bill Cioffredi, PT, grew up in Rutland, Vt., graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 1979, and began his professional career at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center right out of school. While at DHMC he met Ruth Curtis, an OT specializing in hand rehabilitation.

In 1985 Bill and Ruth married, and established the Cioffredi Orthopaedic & Sports Therapy Center. Originally, the practice was open part-time, with Bill as sole provider. As the caseload grew, he brought on additional staff to meet demand and to maintain his policy of immediate therapist access. The organization moved four times since its inception, each time to a larger and more efficient space. Today the practice has 23 staff members offering a full complement of therapy services.

“In 2014, we moved to new location and developed the Institute for Health and Human Performance,” said CEO Amy Hayward. “The vision of the institute was to provide adjunctive and complementary services, which include medically based personal training, nutrition counseling, massage therapy, and health coaching to our existing rehabilitation services. It also allowed us the ability to provide educational forums and programming on a variety of healthcare topics to the general public. The institute is now viewed as a resource of knowledge for in the community.”Cioffredi Award Winning Practice

Their patient-first customer service philosophy includes immediate therapist access, a warm and welcoming therapy environment, inspiring open floor plan complete with cathedral ceilings, natural light, and views of the surrounding woods, and a client care representative who meets with all new patients.

Pillars of maintaining a committed therapy team include a mentorship program, a continuing education allowance, regular 1:1 meetings with supervisors, opportunity to participate in a speaker series, and a fun working environment that often features free breakfast and lunch, staff contests, and regular outings for pizza and bowling. Cioffredi & Associates regularly hosts DPT students as a clinical affiliation site.

Newer offerings include a corporate wellness program and occupational health services. “We are currently working with two local banks that, combined, employ over 350 people, as well as a large accounting firm,” Hayward said. “In our occupational health services we are currently piloting a program working with 36 glass blowers for a nationally recognized company.”

balance workoutAdditional services include a balance and vestibular program that offers free fall prevention screens to people ages 65 and older, and a pediatric therapy program that fills a void in the community for outpatient pediatric services. A speaker series, single-topic seminars, presentations at schools and senior centers, physician meetings, and regular e-mail and social media communication top the list of community engagement.

“In addition to highly competent clinical care, we believe there are other aspects that make up the total patient experience,” Hayward said. “Not only quality of care and clinical outcomes, but a highly satisfied client that has formed a relationship with our office.”


HEALTH CARE COSTS DON’T NEED TO BE A MYSTERY

Making choices about healthcare can be difficult. You want to know—upfront—what you will be expected to pay for services before you incur any costs. You have personal values, you want quality care, and you prefer to make important decisions based on evidence.Informed Healthcare Choice

Healthcare providers and insurance companies have a duty to provide information about the cost of services, and you always have options about where and how you are treated. Ask questions and do some research before you are referred for physical therapy or other healthcare services. Continue reading


Don’t Let Winter Cause you Pain

Shoveling Snow and Avoiding Injury

Sadie shovels snow at Cioffredi & Associates Physical Therapy Clinic.PREPARE YOURSELF

Warm up your muscles before starting, by moving and stretching. If this is going to be the only exercise you’ve gotten for a while, consider hiring a teenager to help. Shoveling snow is a remarkably strenuous activity! Continue reading


Pain, Resilience, and Opportunity

by Bill Cioffredi, PT

Physical Therapist Bill Cioffredi, Founder of Cioffredi & Associates | The Institute for Health & Human Performance on PAIN AND RESILIENCE: AN OPPORTUNITY

Over the course of my 30-plus-year career as a physical therapist, I have gotten a lot of satisfaction from helping people deal with what I saw as a lot of mechanical kinds of pain, and if I could help them with their pain through understanding the biomechanics and correcting things, it was really terrific.

More Than Mechanics

But I noticed, over time, more and more people who had histories of anxiety issues, panic attack problems, nervousness, and depression—and many people were on medications for these kinds of things. I began to see that there was a lot more than mechanics behind the pain problems of the people that I was seeing, and I realized that I really needed to get better at understanding that kind of “needingness” to really help people further. Continue reading


Thank You From Cioffredi & Associates

FALL SPEAKER SERIES

* Pain and Resiliency: An Opportunity *

 

Our Fall Speaker Series took place on Wednesday, November 2, 2016 here at Cioffredi & Associates|The Institute for Health & Human Performance, and if you weren’t able to be here, we have good news! You can watch both presentations on our YouTube Channel. See below for more details.

Featured Presentations

 

Dr. Adam Schwarz

WATCH NOW

The Clinical Science of Resiliency

Dr. Adam Schwarz

Primary Care Physician, Hanover Continuity Clinic

Resilience is a quality that allows us to meet challenges, and not only survive, but to thrive. Whether it’s a physical pain, an emotional upset, or one of life’s many other challenges, resilience is an essential element. We are honored that Dr. Adam Schwarz has agreed to speak at our upcoming lecture series on The Clinical Science of Resiliency.

 

 

Kate Leiser, PT, DPT, OCS

WATCH NOW

Walk It Off: The Role of Exercise in Management of Pain

Kate Leiser, PT, DPT, OCS

Physical Therapist, Cioffredi & Associates

Learn how physical therapists effectively treat pain while teaching people how to manage and avoid relapses. Physical therapy is a safer alternative to pain medication; there are no side effects, and even some added benefits. Developing one’s competence and confidence to handle and recover from periods of pain in life is fundamental to building resilience.

 

 



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Spring Speaker Series Presents:

Living the Life We Want As We Age

May 25th, 2016, 5:15pm – 7pm

We would like to invite you to join us for our 10th Speaker Series event. This year we are exploring healthy aging and how to live the life you want as you age. The evening will feature providers from different disciplines sharing their unique perspectives on healthy aging. Light refreshments will be provided. This event is FREE and open to the Upper Valley Community. Pre-registration is requested.

 

Featured Presentations:

Dr McCullough B&WActive Aging: Living the Life You Want

Dr. Dennis McCullough
Community Geriatric Consultant
Dartmouth Centers for Health and Aging

Dr. Dennis McCullough has been an “in-the-trenches” family physician and geriatrician for 30 years. He is a graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Medical School, and serves as a faculty member in the Department of Community and Family Medicine at Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth. Dr. McCullough is a member of the American Geriatrics Society, the American Academy of Family Physicians, the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine, and the American Medical Directors Association. He is the author of My Mother, Your Mother and coauthor of The Little Black Book of Geriatrics.

 

Bill WEB BIGGEROptimizing Movement: Caring for Joints as You Age

Bill Cioffredi, PT
Founder & Physical Therapist
Cioffredi & Associates

Bill graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 1979 with a degree in Physical Therapy. He has extensive experience in orthopedic and sports rehabilitation, with areas of special interest including the spine, ankle & foot disorders, headaches, TMJ dysfunction, and injuries related to the fine arts. He founded Cioffredi & Associates in 1985.

 

 

Amy Tuller WEBFood at Fifty and Beyond:
Diets that Support Healthy Aging

Amy Tuller, RD, LD, CDE
Registered Dietitian & Certified Diabetes Educator
Cioffredi & Associates

Amy is a Registered Dietitian and Certified Diabetes Educator with over 25 years of experience helping people to maintain optimal health and performance through nutrition. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Foods & Nutrition from the State University of New York at Plattsburgh, and completed her dietetic internship at Beth Israel Hospital in Boston. Amy specializes in helping people of all ages design personalized nutrition plans to prevent or manage chronic diseases, food allergies and intolerances, improve sports performance and maintain vitality.

This event is FREE and open to the Upper Valley Community. Pre-Registration is requested please call 603-643-7788 or email scheduling@cioffredi.com to register. Schedule and topics subject to change, stay tuned to our website for most current information.


We’re pleased to announce that we have been featured in the spring edition of Here In Hanover Magazine out on newsstands now. If you’d like a hard copy, Here in Hanover is sold at BAM (Books-a-Million, West Lebanon, NH), Dan & Whit’s (Norwich, VT), Dartmouth Bookstore (Hanover, NH) and the Food Co-ops in Hanover and Lebanon, NH.

Many thanks to Anne and the entire crew at Here in Hanover for such a wonderful article!

Read the full article here

C&A Featured in Hanover Magazine 2016

Hanover Magazine Cover Spring 2016


Join us for this FREE Nutrition Talk!

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Athletes have unique nutritional needs. Join us for this free presentation and learn how you can best fuel your competitive edge. We will cover nutritional needs for athletes and active people of all ages.

This event is FREE and open to the Upper Valley community.

Pre-registration is requested. Please call 603-643-7788 or email scheduling@cioffredi.com to reserve your space today! 

 

About Amy Tuller: Amy has over 25 years of experience helping people to maintain optimal health through nutrition. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Foods & Nutrition from the State University of New York at Plattsburgh, and completed her dietetic internship at Beth Israel Hospital in Boston. She offers Nutrition Counseling services at Cioffredi & Associates for people of all ages. Find her full bio on our “OUR TEAM” page.


Experience a day in the life at Cioffredi & Associates in this time-lapse video. We used GoPro technology to take a photo every 10 seconds over the course of our 12 hour clinical day. The images were then stitched together into this one minute and 21 second video. We had fun doing this project to show off the new clinic!