George Merrill’s Total Approach to Movement

Cioffredi & Associates is grateful to serve so many outstanding members of the Upper Valley community, and for the trust they place in us to restore and enhance movement and to get them back to doing the things they love. George Merrill took full advantage of our continuum of care services, and he was kind enough to share his “Movement for Life” experience…

George Merrill's Total Approach to Movement
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Introducing Two New Members of the Cioffredi & Associates Team

Cioffredi & Associates | The Institute for Health & Human Performance is growing to better serve your needs, with the addition of a physical therapy clinician and an integrative health coach to our team.

JULIE MESSENGER, PT, DPTJulie Messenger PT DPT

Julie earned her Doctorate in PT in 2007, as well as a BS in Psychology in 2004, from Sacred Heart University. She has been practicing orthopaedic and sports rehabilitation therapy since 2007, with a special interest in adolescent athletes.

Julie loves all things “active and outdoors.” As a college athlete she captained her field hockey team, achieving second team All-American recognition, and served as assistant coach as a graduate student. She has experienced many areas of the country including Alaska and Washington state as a travel therapist, and enjoys snowboarding, biking, hiking, kayaking, and “playing with her pups!”

Learn more about how Julie can help you live a happier and healthier life.

MICHELE BOUTIN, Integrative Health Coach and Client Care RepresentativeMichele Boutin, Integrative Health Coach

Michele has been practicing as an Integrative Health Coach in the Upper Valley for the past 10 years, specializing in immune system and GI wellness and has, recently, added Personal Cheffing to her services. As a Freelance Writer in the field of Integrative Health, Michele’s pieces have been published in: Upper Upper Valley Parents Paper, HEAL, Kids Stuff, Kearsarge, and Upper Valley Life Magazine.

As the Client Care Representative, Michele ensures that all clients of Cioffredi & Associates get what they need and want from their care and that their experience with us is of the highest quality.

 

 


*FREE Fall Prevention Screening

One-on-One Evaluation with a Physical TherapistFree Fall Prevention Screening with a Physical Therapist

Scheduling Now for the Upcoming Session

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 – 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Space is limited, and pre-registration is required.

Call us at 603-643-7788 to register.

*Screening is free for people ages 65 and older.

Did you know?

A physical therapist can evaluation your balance and mobility, provide valuable insight into fall prevention, and offer solutions to decrease your risk.

  • Falls are the leading single cause of restricted activity days among older adults, and a leading precipitating cause of nursing home admissions.
  • Falls are the leading cause of fatal and nonfatal injuries among people ages 65 and older (and 1 in 3 experiences a fall each year).

Emily Milbank Joins Cioffredi & Associates Clinical Staff

Emily Milbank, PT, DPT Joins Cioffredi & Associates

We are pleased to announce the addition of Emily Milbank, PT, DPT to our clinical staff. Emily began treating and accepting new clients at the beginning of the New Year, allowing us to enhance immediate access to physical therapy care from 6:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Additionally, December saw the addition of Saturday hours for Institute for Health & Human Performance massage and medically based personal training services.

 

ABOUT EMILY

Emily graduated with her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of Vermont in May 2016. Prior to attending graduate school, she obtained a Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences in 2015 while competing as a four-year member of the UVM Varsity Women’s Soccer team. In addition to her physical therapy training, Emily became a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the National Strength and Conditioning Association in June of 2012.
Emily Milbank Joins Cioffredi Clinical Staff

After recovering from an ACL injury during her collegiate career, Emily experienced firsthand the benefits of physical therapy. Her passion for athletics and personal experience with injury inspired her to pursue her interest in exercise and rehabilitation. She uses an evidence-based, integrated approach to treatment, combining manual therapy techniques, exercise prescription, and functional activities to help her patients achieve their goals.
In addition to treating musculoskeletal injuries, Emily also has an interest in treating concussion, vestibular, and neurologic diagnoses. When not in the clinic, Emily enjoys running, hiking, traveling, and spending time with family and friends.

 

Welcome, Emily!

 


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.”


Team Cioffredi participated once again this year in the CHaD HERO Half Marathon and Ripcord 5K, to help raise money chad-logo2-copyfor the kids at the Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth, and we had an outstanding day! With support from generous donors, Cioffredi & Associates team members ran the half marathon and the 5K and raised over $4,600 for the cause.

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Half Marathon & Ripcord 5k

Sunday, October 16th

Run, Walk, Bike, Volunteer, Donate

 

 

100% of the CHaD Hero proceeds fund critical child and family support services at Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth-Hitchcock (CHaD), including the Child Life Program, Molly’s Place, and the Child Advocacy & Protection Program.

CLICK HERE TO WATCH VIDEO FROM THE CHaD HALF


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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