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The human body is made to move. National Physical Therapy Month in October recognizes the work physical therapists do in their communities to not only get people back on their feet, but also to stay on their feet.

National Physical Therapy Month

The American Physical Therapy Association and FYZICAL Therapy & Balance Centers agree that physical therapy offers a variety of benefits:

  • Working with a physical therapist improves everyday mobility and motion. Consistent movement prevents obesity, heart attack, stroke, hip fractures and knee arthritis in addition to preventing life-threatening falls.
  • A physical therapist will establish appropriate and effective programs allowing for the management of chronic conditions and in turn helping to minimize the need for prescription drugs.
  • Treatment plans allow patients to participate in their own recovery. With individualized treatment plans, patients are empowered to reach their recovery goals as well as maintain optimum health their entire lives.
  • Through a comprehensive physical evaluation, a trained physical therapist can identify compromises to the body that can lead to major issues later in life. Proactive early detection allows for conditions to be addressed by the individual client along with their physical therapist before developing into larger, potentially life-threatening issues.

FYZICAL Health & Wellness

BODYQ combines a dynamic set of measurements with state-of-the-art functional imaging, bundled together in a user-friendly technology suite with full color graphics and easy to read results. BODYQ measures:

  • Basic Health
  • Balance & Gait
  • Spine & Posture
  • Functionality
  • Flexibility
  • Performance

Knowing your BODYQ Score will allow a FYZICAL Therapist to outline a plan for wellness and improved quality of life.



The​ ​SportsInsurance.com​ ​Queens​ ​Cup​ ​will​ ​return​ ​for​ ​its​ ​second​ ​season​ ​at​ ​Little Mountain​ ​Lake​ ​near​ ​Charlotte,​ ​N.C.,​ ​aka​ ​the​ ​Queen​ ​City,​ ​on​ ​Sept.​ ​16-17,​ ​with more​ ​than​ ​$10,000​ ​in​ ​cash​ ​and​ ​prizes​ ​on​ ​the​ ​line.

Queens Cup Water Ski

“The​ ​Queens​ ​Cup​ ​was​ ​well-planned,​ ​well-executed​ ​and​ ​provided​ ​exceptional​ ​ski conditions,”​ ​said​ ​Jennifer​ ​Leachman,​ ​a​ ​former​ ​world​ ​record​ ​holder​ ​and​ ​a​ ​member of​ ​the​ ​USA​ ​Water​ ​Ski​ ​Hall​ ​of​ ​Fame.​ ​”I​ ​don’t​ ​know​ ​how​ ​they​ ​could​ ​have​ ​made​ ​it any​ ​better.”

Leachman​ ​won’t​ ​be​ ​able​ ​to​ ​ski​ ​in​ ​the​ ​Queens​ ​Cup​ ​this​ ​year​ ​because​ ​of​ ​ankle surgery,​ ​but​ ​she​ ​encourages​ ​others​ ​to​ ​experience​ ​the​ ​event.​ ​Women​ ​of​ ​all​ ​skill levels​ ​enjoyed​ ​the​ ​camaraderie​ ​and​ ​inclusiveness​ ​of​ ​the​ ​2016​ ​Queens​ ​Cup.

Queens Cup Water Ski Event

The​ ​goal​ ​for​ ​the​ ​tournament​ ​is​ ​to​ ​bring​ ​national​ ​and​ ​international​ ​women​ ​skiers together​ ​at​ ​a​ ​world-class​ ​site​ ​for​ ​a​ ​slalom​ ​championship​ ​with​ ​a​ ​significant​ ​number of​ ​competitors.​ ​Tournament​ ​director​ ​Jeff​ ​Gilbert​ ​has​ ​goals​ ​he​ ​sets​ ​and​ ​meets​ ​for the​ ​Queens​ ​Cup.

“This​ ​tournament​ ​provides​ ​a​ ​great​ ​value​ ​for​ ​the​ ​entry​ ​fee​ ​–​ ​a​ ​great​ ​site,​ ​a top-quality​ ​tournament,​ ​a​ ​minimum​ ​of​ ​two​ ​to​ ​three​ ​rounds,​ ​and​ ​multiple opportunities​ ​to​ ​win​ ​cash​ ​and​ ​prizes​ ​for​ ​all​ ​levels,”​ ​Gilbert​ ​said.

Joy​ ​Kelley​ ​of​ ​Tennessee​ ​validated​ ​the​ ​scoring​ ​system​ ​–​ ​and​ ​made​ ​skiers​ ​over​ ​40 smile​ ​–​ ​by​ ​finishing​ ​second​ ​last​ ​year​ ​as​ ​a​ ​50-some-year-old​ ​skier.

“There​ ​is​ ​something​ ​truly​ ​unique​ ​about​ ​this​ ​event,”​ ​Kelley​ ​said.​ ​“Today,​ ​there​ ​is no​ ​other​ ​opportunity​ ​like​ ​Queens​ ​Cup​ ​for​ ​women.​ ​It​ ​is​ ​an​ ​event​ ​that​ ​inspires, challenges,​ ​and​ ​allows​ ​us​ ​to​ ​simultaneously​ ​pull​ ​together​ ​our​ ​physical,​ ​mental and​ ​emotional​ ​strength​ ​–​ ​with​ ​a​ ​(scoring)​ ​system​ ​that​ ​provides​ ​appropriate​ ​and unlimited​ ​competitive​ ​opportunity​ ​for​ ​women​ ​30​ ​to​ ​70-plus​ ​years​ ​of​ ​age.”

With​ ​support​ ​from​ ​area​ ​Nautique​ ​dealer​ ​Race​ ​City​ ​Marine​ ​of​ ​Mooresville,​ ​N.C., the​ ​Queens​ ​Cup​ ​was​ ​created​ ​​ ​to​ ​give​ ​women​ ​the​ ​opportunity​ ​to​ ​ski​ ​for​ ​a​ ​cash purse​ ​on​ ​a​ ​record-capability​ ​lake,​ ​with​ ​a​ ​format​ ​modeled​ ​after​ ​the​ ​men’s​ ​Nautique Big​ ​Dawg​ ​World​ ​Tour.​ ​Two​ ​rounds​ ​of​ ​Saturday​ ​qualifying​ ​will​ ​narrow​ ​the​ ​field​ ​to 16​ ​skiers,​ ​who​ ​will​ ​return​ ​Sunday​ ​for​ ​the​ ​bracketed​ ​Sweet​ ​16​ ​head-to-head​ ​finals. ​

Queens Cup Podium Winners


​A​ ​significant​ ​difference​ ​is​ ​the​ ​Queens​ ​Cup​ ​scoring​ ​system​ ​that​ ​allows​ ​women whose​ ​top​ ​speed​ ​is​ ​30​ ​and​ ​32​ ​mph​ ​to​ ​ski​ ​on​ ​equal​ ​footing​ ​with​ ​those​ ​who​ ​ski​ ​34 mph.​ ​The​ ​Queens​ ​Cup​ ​is​ ​for​ ​women​ ​30​ ​years​ ​and​ ​older.​ ​The​ ​2016​ ​field​ ​had women​ ​up​ ​to​ ​72​ ​years​ ​old​ ​and​ ​skiers​ ​from​ ​every​ ​age​ ​division​ ​down​ ​to​ ​Women​ ​2.

The​ ​tournament​ ​will​ ​also​ ​be​ ​scored​ ​Saturday​ ​to​ ​recognize​ ​the​ ​best​ ​three​ ​skiers​ ​of the​ ​day​ ​who​ ​beat​ ​their​ ​average​ ​handicap​ ​score​ ​for​ ​the​ ​year.​ ​Those​ ​top​ ​three​ ​will receive​ ​cash​ ​and​ ​prizes.

The​ ​inaugural​ ​Queens​ ​Cup​ ​got​ ​rave​ ​reviews​ ​from​ ​officials,​ ​spectators​ ​and​ ​mostly from​ ​the​ ​skiers.​ ​Sweden’s​ ​​ ​Josefin​ ​Hirst​ ​of​ ​Florida​ ​took​ ​the​ ​crown,​ ​defeating surprise​ ​finalist​ ​Kelley​ ​of​ ​Tennessee​ ​in​ ​the​ ​final.​ ​Leachman​ ​of​ ​Florida​ ​was​ ​third.

“It​ ​is​ ​a​ ​ton​ ​of​ ​fun​ ​for​ ​any​ ​level​ ​female​ ​skier,”​ ​Leachman​ ​said.

Said​ ​Kelley:​ ​“The​ ​Queens​ ​Cup​ ​showcases​ ​the​ ​longevity​ ​of​ ​women​ ​in​ ​our​ ​sport and​ ​their​ ​powerful​ ​desire​ ​to​ ​keep​ ​reaching​ ​their​ ​potential,​ ​and​ ​be​ ​the​ ​best​ ​they can​ ​be​ ​at​ ​any​ ​age​ ​through​ ​water​ ​skiing.”

Little​ ​Mountain​ ​Lake​ ​is​ ​the​ ​site​ ​of​ ​world​ ​record​ ​performances​ ​in​ ​Masters​ ​Men​ ​and Open​ ​Men,​ ​as​ ​well​ ​as​ ​numerous​ ​national​ ​and​ ​international​ ​records.​ ​In​ ​addition​ ​to its​ ​Pro-Am​ ​tournaments,​ ​Little​ ​Mountain​ ​annually​ ​hosts​ ​a​ ​Big​ ​Dawg​ ​World​ ​Tour stop.

For​ ​more​ ​information,​ ​contact​ ​Gilbert​ ​at​ ​​gilb41@hotmail.com​​ ​or​ ​look​ ​for​ ​the tournament​ ​at​ ​usawaterski.org.​ ​It’s​ ​also​ ​on​ ​Facebook​ ​at​ ​Little​ ​Mountain​ ​Lakes Waterski

Queens Cup Water Ski Participants



FYZICAL Therapy & Balance Centers has been ranked #156 by Inc. 5000. Bringing FYZICAL’s business knowledge to private practice owners, reduces costs to healthcare, provides better opportunity and treatment to patients, while helping private practice owners achieve phenomenal success.

FYZICAL Entrepreneur's Fastest Growing Healthcare Franchise

Sarasota, FL, August 16, 2017 – Headquartered in Sarasota, FL, franchise organization FYZICAL Therapy and Balance Centers was ranked #156 by Inc. 5000, well inside the Inc. 500. To make the Inc. 500, companies must have grown at least ten-fold over the past three years. During a stretch when the economy only grew by 6.7 percent, most companies could only dream of such success.

This achievement puts FYZICAL in rarefied company, amongst America’s fastest-growing private companies, who influence markets, redefine business through disruptive innovation, and drive technological advancements. Businesses found in the 2017 Inc. 500 are champions of the U.S. economy. This list contains businesses who overturn conventional thinking, harness power from sustainable resources, and (in the case of the No. 156, FYZICAL Therapy & Balance Centers) exercise and heal the body and the mind.

How the 2017 Inc. 500 Companies Were Selected
There are over 6 MILLION private companies in the United States. The Inc. 5000 lists the 5,000 fastest-growing private companies in the nation. The Inc. 500 are the top 500 companies on that list. This list measures revenue growth over a three-year period. To qualify, companies must be U.S.-based, privately held, for profit, and independent–not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies–as of December 31, 2016. Revenue listed in the company profiles is for calendar year 2016. Employee counts are as of December 31, 2016, and include all employees receiving benefits.

How FYZICAL Got Here
FYZICAL is the fastest growing franchise in healthcare, rising to the 6th largest physical therapy company in the United States, since 2013. FYZICAL has grown to 249 locations (over 30 under construction), across 36 states, with 71 joining FYZICAL just this year! FYZICAL franchisees are experiencing tremendous success, while providing an unmatched quality of service to previously unserved or underserved patients. FYZICAL’s franchisees are helping patients love their lives again.

FYZICAL CEO, Jim Abrams is leading changes to the healthcare industry.

“The winners in the future are those of us that can prevent people from breaking down. We already prevent people from falling. Prevention is key.”

Coined by Abrams, P.I.B.E.T. is the driving force behind FYZICAL’s well-care approach to improving and extending the lives of their patients. In addition to helping and healing patients, FYZICAL saved Medicare and Insurance Companies over $100 million, in 2016 alone, by preventing life-threatening falls.

Only through Prevention can FYZICAL stop the body from breaking down, Intervention to preemptively identify problems, change Behavior to reduce the highest costs to healthcare, Educate patients about proper nutrition and exercise, and through integration of Technology to advance the efficiency and power of healing patients.

Abrams added, “It’s no longer just repairing a patient’s injury; it’s about providing health and wellness programs that reduce the chance of injury occurring in the first place, and improving a patient’s overall health. This is what consumers want, and this is the direction healthcare is going.”

FYZICAL is the world’s fastest growing healthcare franchise. FYZICAL is helping private practice owners achieve phenomenal success in the new age of healthcare and into the future, while remaining 100% independently owned with a revolutionary business model. From advanced balance therapies to medically-based fitness programs, patient referral systems, management strategies and marketing tools to generate additional lines of revenue, FYZICAL is helping private practice physical therapists, audiologists, otolaryngologists, neurologists and financiers secure their future. FYZICAL…Spelled Different Because We Are Different!


If you haven’t seen our debut on ELLEN – Here it is!! And for those that are impatient Essentia starts at 2:34

In honor of Earth Day (April 21st) Essentia, was featured on ELLEN’s Earth Day Special… after all, we are the “World’s Healthiest Mattress.” We offered a 20% off discount to Ellen’s viewers, as well as your FYZCIAL patients. However, the response we have received was so overwhelmingly positive that we have extended our 20% off any mattress until May 8th!!

Read more at Jack, Essentia CEO, at the Taping of The Ellen DeGeneres Show Earth Day Episode!

Essentia World's Only Natural Memory Foam Mattress




FYZICAL would like to take the time to recognize our Team of Occupational Therapists here in Palm Beach County. Our outpatient setting is ideal for our Occupational Therapists specializing in the treatment of hand and upper extremity injuries. We welcome both surgical and non-surgical cases and are able to provide comprehensive treatment plans that include splint fabrication as needed.


March 31st, 2017 – Gold Coast Physical Therapy Associates d/b/a FYZICAL Therapy & Balance Centers, Palm Beach County, Florida, announced that it has acquired Regional Physiotherapy Centre, Inc., adding 3 new center locations to better and more conveniently serve its clients in Palm Beach County. FYZICAL Therapy & Balance Centers now has 9 centers in Palm Beach County.

Founded in 1998 by President and CEO, Mike Graves, Gold Coast Physical Therapy Associates dba FYZICAL Therapy & Balance Centers has been a leader in physical therapy and rehabilitation in Palm Beach County for nearly 20 years.

In 2014, Graves together with partner Bruce White and their entire Gold Coast team, expanded beyond Palm Beach County when together with Jim Abrams, a renowned titan in franchising, and a team of medical and business professionals, they built the first nationwide physical therapy franchise.  Since that time, FYZICAL has grown to over 230 centers in 38 states.

FYZICAL Therapy & Balance Centers provide expertise in the treatment and care of sports and orthopedic injuries, arthritis and degenerative conditions, dizziness and vestibular disorders, hand injuries, fall prevention, automobile injuries and work injuries AND employs advanced technologies and training to deliver unrivaled care.

“We are excited to expand our reach so that it is that much easier and convenient for the residents in Palm Beach County to receive needed care.” States Mike Graves, President and CEO of FYZICAL Therapy & Balance Centers, Palm Beach County. He goes further in saying,

“At FYZICAL, we view things a bit differently.  Our clients are more than an injured body part in that we care very much about the whole person.  Our goal is to provide the needed care and expertise to change peoples’ lives.  As an organization, we believe that continued personal growth is a core part of a life well-lived.  Along those same lines, we want to see our patients and clients “grow” and improve in all areas of physical health.  We strive for them to physically become a better version of themselves”.






A FYZICAL Therapist understands how important it is for your patient’s to return to sport as quickly and safely as possible. FYZICAL has helped many clients recover from sports injuries and reclaim their active lifestyles.


Our clinicians are highly trained in the evaluation and treatment of your patients with balance disorders. FYZICAL Therapy & Balance Centers are equipped with the latest technologies in vestibular testing to determine the cause of the imbalance allowing fast and effective recovery. Let us be your first choice when referring your patients with vestibular and balance disorders.

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