WGAL’s Susan Shapiro recently stopped at HARTZ Physical Therapy’s Lancaster office to discuss “texting neck” with Drew Nesbitt.  “Texting neck” results from the persistant tilt of the head down which is becoming more commonplace as we spend more and more time looking at our smart phones.  Drew gives a few easy stretches which will help us correct our posture and keep “texting neck” at bay.   Please CLICK HERE to view the news article.


Megan Sabol recently presented an ACL Prevention seminar at LANCO Fieldhouse using the PEP (Prevent Injury and Enhance Performance) Program as developed by the Santa Monica Sports Medicine Foundation. The PEP Program is a 15 minute training routine designed to replace the traditional warm-up and is specifically designed to decrease ACL injuries in female soccer players. It consists of a warm-up, stretching, strengthening, plyometrics and sport-specific agilities to address potential deficits in the strength and coordination of the muscles that surround the knee joint. FOX 43 News covered her presentation on their 10:00 News.  CLICK HERE to view their coverage.

Please CLICK HERE to  learn more about the PEP program.

A Summary of the PEP Program was provided as a handout at Megan’s Seminar.

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Brian Hartz was selected as the 2012 HealthCare Hero in the field of Physical Therapy by Central Penn Parent magazine!  Healthcare Heroes is an annual awards program that honors the healthcare professionals among us who make significant contributions in the lives of families in Central Pennsylvania. The 2012 awards breakfast was held on Thursday, March 22, 2012 at the Sheraton Harrisburg Hershey. The selection committee placed emphasis not only on changing the lives of patients everyday, but also on giving back to the community as a whole.

Brian commented, “It is a true indication of what my staff does as a team at HARTZ PT. I hope that they will take pride in the fact that they were the reason we won this award!”

Congratulations to Brian and the entire staff of HARTZ Physical Therapy!

For more details, please visit THIS LINK.

Drew Nesbitt featured in media coverage about Vertigo

Drew Nesbitt was recently featured as an expert in vestibular rehabilitation in both television and print.  Drew has a special interest in vestibular rehabilitation which treats symptoms of verigto including dizziness.  Drew studied under respected leaders in the field and is widely considered a local specialist in this area.

Drew was featured  in a medical segment of WGAL’s newscast as presented by Susan Shapiro, WGAL’s medical reporter. CLICK HERE to view the coverage about vertigo from WGAL’s website.  Drew was also recently featured in an article in Lancaster Newspapers for his work with treating vertigo.  CLICK HERE to view the article from Lancaster Newspapers.  In addition, at the bottom of the page, you’ll find a video of Drew performing the Epley on the patient who appears in the photos.

Wendy Enck is featured “In The Spotlight” for Lancaster Newspapers

Wendy Enck was highlighted in Lancaster Newpapers “In The Spotlight” section on Sunday October 2, 2011.  Wendy works as a physical therapy assistant at HARTZ and she has also been the Director of the Fall Blast 5K Run/Walk for charity since it’s inception seven years ago.  Wendy is a fantastic employee and we are lucky to have her at HARTZ Physical Therapy. CLICK HERE to view the entire article. Congratulations Wendy!

Megan Conklin selected as an “Expert” by LancMoms

HARTZ Physical Therapist Megan Conklin, who is certified in manual therapy, was selected by to be  on their panel of experts.  Megan will answer reader’s questions about fitness, injury prevention and rehabiliation via the LancMoms website.  Please note, you must create a login in order to ask Megan a question.  We invite you to join us in supporting this great organization by asking Megan a question!

HARTZ Physical Therapy win Lancaster Newspaper’s Reader’s Choice Awards!

Congratulations to the staff of   HARTZ Physical Therapy for being voted Favorite Rehab Center in the   Lancaster Newspapers Reader’s Choice Awards again this year (the 9th   year in a row)!  Thank you to all of you who voted for us.  We strive everyday   to provide the best possible care to our patients.  We are honored to be chosen   as your favorite, especially considering that most of our competitors are larger   and have more locations than we do. Thank you for your continued confidence!

CLICK HERE to view the online addition of the 2012 Reader’s Choice   Awards


HARTZ Physical Therapy wins Central Penn Parent Award

Thank you to all who have voted HARTZ PT Central Penn Parent’s 2010  #1

“Family Favorite”physical therapy practice in Central PA!

HARTZ Physical Therapy Employees Swim Around Key West

On Saturday, June 23, 2012, Brian Hartz and Wendy Enck of HARTZ Physical Therapy achieved a personal milestone by participating in the 36th Annual Swim Around Key West. This is a 12.5-mile course that circles the island of Key West.  A total of 85 individuals participated in the marathon swim (34 females and 51 males). Brian finished in four hours, 49 minutes and 34 seconds and placed fifth among the male competitors. Wendy finished in five hours, 28 minutes and 33 seconds to finish eighth in the female division.

Weather was a big factor as tropical depression Debbie loomed in the gulf. At the beginning of the race winds were blowing at 25 mph and water conditions were extremely choppy.  Severe thunderstorms were threatening all day but luckily did not materialize  until both swimmers were out of the water.   Brian and Wendy each trained for eight months for this race which was extremely challenging both mentally and physically.  Congratulations to Brian and Wendy!

Brian Hartz Inducted into Rider Science Hall of Fame

Brian Hartz was   honored at an induction ceremony at his Alma Mater, Rider University, on June 6,   2009, as he was inducted into the Rider Science Stairway of Fame.  The   science departments of Rider University have conceptualized and created the The   Science Stairway of Fame to honor individuals who were exemplary   students and have acheived significant professional success in their chosen   careers following graduation. The youngest inductee ever, Brian was honored with   a framed certificate which will hang in his office in Lititz. Congratulations to   Brian!

(in picture at right: Dr. Mary Leck, Brian Hartz, Dr. Jonathan   Yavelow)

HARTZ Physical Therapy’s M.A.G. is   featured in Newspaper and Television Articles!

On Tuesday, March 10th, HARTZ   Physical Therapy’s Medically Adapted Gym (M.A.G.) was featured in the Lancater   Newpapers New Era, Evening Edition.  In addition, Blue Ridge, Channel 11 news   visited the M.A.G. on the same day and featured a story about the M.A.G. program   on their 10:00pm news.  We are excited that word is getting out about this   unique program which can help those who are looking to adopt a healthier   lifestyle and appreciate the guidance of a medical professional in doing   so.

To find out more   about the M.A.G., CLICK HERE.

Wendy Enck writes article for PT Magazine

We are pleased to announce that HARTZ PT’s own, Wendy Enck has been published   in Physical Therapy Magazine! Wendy’s article was the Spotlight article for   Physical Therapy Assistants in the December issue of the magazine.  CLICK HERE to read the   article.

Reprinted from PT Magazine, December   2008/January 2009,
with permission of the American Physical Therapy Association.

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