Certified Rehab STOTT Pilates Instructor Laura Bancroft will be offering a new 8 week Pilates class for beginners and intermediate-level individuals.
This fun mat class will focus on core stabilization, proper posture and alignment, and enhanced breathing patterns. You will enjoy increased body awareness, strength, flexibility and tone. Various props will be used, such as balls, bands, fitness circles, stability cushions and toning balls.
*Pilates is more than a series of exercises; it is an education in how best to inhabit your body. It integrates body and mind. Pilates is practical, enhancing the performance of your daily life. It builds endurance and is an insurance against injury.
Location: Majerus & Co. Physical Therapy
16219 SE 12th St, Suite 100
Vancouver, WA 98683
Date/Time: Classes will be held every Tuesday at 5:30pm, starting July 10th through August 28th.
Cost: $112.00 plus tax
To register for this class, please call Laura at 360.521.9746 or email her at email@example.com. Space is limited to 10 individuals.
Congratulations to our PT, Robby, for coaching his team to victory at the 2011 district playoffs! The Ridgefield Spudders are now a finalist for state playoffs, which are to start soon. Click on the link below to check out the full story from The Columbian.
Join us at Pilates for Pink in the Park on Sunday, October 2nd, an annual event that helps raise funds for breast cancer research! In support of the event, Majerus & Co. has become one of the sponsors. Click on the link below for more information on the event by going to the Pacific NW Pilates website.
Aug. 1, 2011 – Photo Courtesy of The Columbian
Big congratulations to our very own Robby Trimbo, PT for coaching his U-18 girls premier team to a national title this past Monday in Boise, ID. The Columbia Timbers U-18 Red team qualified for the national tournament back in June, where they won the regional tournament in Seattle.
The Timbers youth program is no stranger to the U.S. Club soccer national tournament having qualified a team once before. However, this is the first time a Timbers club team has won the title.
The girls started play on Friday in a match against their soon-to-be final game competition, the Scorpions of St. Croix, Minnesota, in a 4-0 battle. Saturday turned out to be a draw at 0-0. Needing a win Sunday to continue in the tournament, the Reds pulled off a 1-0 win in the last two minutes of play, keeping them around for Monday’s finale.
Sunny Dulai, along with Jodie at Majerus & Co. PT, have stepped up to support Team Sam I Am and the St. Baldrick’s Foundation by shaving their heads. In memory of Sam Marx, several outstanding soccer jerseys have been donated, even in these final weeks before the event. Every donation in increments of 10.00 gets Sunny closer to his goal of raising $1001.00 towards finding the cure for childhood cancers and gets you a chance to win a jersey. The more ten-spots you pledge, the more chances you get at first choice for your favourite!
Click the link below to raise funds for this amazing cause!
XL – Portland Timbers jersey signed by Kenny Cooper
XL – Sounders jersey signed by the entire team
XL – Beckham
Sm & Med – Chelsea
Sm & Med – Portland Timbers
Sm & Med – LA Galaxy
L/XL – Real Madrid
Sm & Med – NY Red Bulls
Donations can be made through May 14th! Winners of the jerseys will be contacted by May 16th.
On May 14, 2011, Jodie Paschall-Majerus, PT will hear the buzzing sound that would be hard for any woman to face. Volunteering to be a “shavee” for the St. Baldrick’s foundation, Jodie will have her head shaved bald in return for donations from friends, family, and community members to support childhood cancer research. Jodie is hoping to raise $5,000 to go towards finding cures for childhood cancers and helping survivors live “…long and healthy lives”.
According the the St. Baldrick’s website, “Cancer is the number one disease killer among children in the U.S. and Canada,” stemming from the 160,000 diagnoses of cancer worldwide each year.
Although there are many reason’s to want to support this amazing foundation, Jodie’s biggest motive is to be able to connect with some of her patients at the clinic, many of which who have lost their hair from the processes of chemotherapy.
Please consider helping Jodie out with her donation goal:
Last Friday, Majerus & Co. held it’s first ACL prevention screening for a team of young female soccer players. The ACL screening was directed by three of our PT’s – John Majerus, Tara Socquet, and Robby Trimbo. The girls all play on the same team coached by Robby, and made for a great test run to figure out the organization of the screening process.
ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) prevention can play a huge role in a young athlete’s future in sports, especially for females. Research has shown that women have a higher risk of tearing their ACL (which is the main ligament supporting the knee), more prominently in activities such as soccer and basketball. The ACL screening process can help reduce the risk of injury by having athletes perform special types of exercises which focus on muscle strength, movement technique, balance, and body/joint awareness.
Majerus & Co. will continue to refine the program which will allow them to continue the ACL screening process amongst many athletes and teams in the community.
Majerus & Co. will be offering its space every Tuesday evening from 5:30pm to 6:30pm to host a beginner’s Pilates class. This 10-week mat series will meet every Tuesday, starting January 11 through March 29, 2011.
Each 1-hour session will build on the previous session. By the end of 10 weeks, you will have been taught 45 mat exercises.
This class will focus on core stabilization, proper posture and alignment, and enhanced breathing patterns. You will enjoy increased body awareness, strength, flexibility and tone.
Class will be taught by Certified STOTT PILATES® Instructor Laura Bancroft, LPTA, CLT.
To register for the class, please call Laura at 360.521.9746 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cost will be $100.00 + tax. Space is limited to only 10 people. **Must provide your own mat!
Congrats to John Majerus, PT for completing his course and passing the exam to become a Level 2 TPI Certified Golf Fitness Instructor, designed for Medical Professionals. This program is tailored to treat patients with golf specific injuries, focusing on the wrist, ankle, and swing mechanics. TPI Certified Instructors are able to build a golf specific rehabilitation program to meet each individual’s needs.
John completed his Level 1 Certification earlier in the year, and will soon be Level 3 Certified, which focuses on advanced swing analysis, nutrition, and exercise progression.
[Photo Credit: Titleist Performance Institute]
Visit www.mytpi.com to read more on the Titleist Performance Institute golf rehab program, or visit our website to learn about our Full Swing Golf Simulator, listed under “Services & Programs”.
The holiday season can be one of the busiest times of the year for all of us. Shopping for gifts, baking large feasts for our family and friends, and attending all those holiday gatherings can consume most of our time, making it hard for any individual to think about taking care of themselves. However, Majerus & Co. Physical Therapy is not seeing a shortage of business this time of year! As our therapists’ schedules stay full, it is a good reminder to us all that we need to get in those visits before the end of the year, whether it be for physical therapy or any other medical appointment. January 1st is just around the corner, meaning that for most of us, our medical insurance benefits will start over from scratch – hello high deductibles!
As everyone tries to stuff in their last minute appointments into the 2010 year, it makes it even harder to get in to see our physicians and other medical experts. A little tip if I may…don’t wait last minute!