ESPT Director Published In National PT Magazine

ESPT’s Director, Jacon C. Chun, MPT, SCS, ATC, CSCS, had an article published in the most recent issue of ADVANCE for Physical Therapy and Rehab Medicine. ADVANCE is a national publication for physical therapists highlighting new advances in technology, current trends in rehabilitation, and job openings available for PT’s and PT assistants.

“It was a pleasure working with the ADVANCE editorial staff,” says Jacon, the only Board Certified Sports Clinical Specialist in the East Bay. “They made it so easy to share clinical knowledge in their magazine. I hope other PT’s and the public will see how far PT has advanced (no pun intended).”

Physical therapy is no longer just about ultrasound, massage, exercise, and electrical stimulation. A good therapist is not just an “exercise technician” or the extension of an MD. True physical therapists can evaluate and treat any musculoskeletal disorder, using current evidence and theory to support their rationales.

“I get disappointed when I see people come in after receiving ‘physical therapy’ from other clinics,” says Jacon, “What they are getting is so archaic. The profession has come so far it’s sad some clinicians are holding us back.”

The article in ADVANCE highlights new technology that clinicians are using in rehabilitation, specifically an Anti-Gravity Treadmill that helps progressively load patients to help restore their lower extremity strength and normalize gait mechanics. Jacon hopes to bring the first one to the Fremont area later this year.

“Physical therapy in the 21st century is so much more. I hope that everyone gets the chance to experience what good clinicians with cutting-edge technology can do,” states Jacon.

If you want to experience the level of care that professional athletes receive, don’t hesitate to call ESPT for your appointment. With offices in Dublin (925.452.4656) and Fremont (510.656.3777), ESPT is looking forward to serving your rehabilitative needs.


You can read the complete article here

ESPT Supports Olympic Hopefuls!

At Elite Sports Physical Therapy, we pride ourselves in providing the highest level of sports and orthopedic rehabilitation. And we could receive no greater compliment, than to have people recognize us for the quality of our work. So it gives us great pleasure, to be able to sponsor Sho Nakamori in his quest for London 2012. You can check out his website here.

Few physical therapy clinics in the Fremont or Dublin areas could probably claim they serve this caliber of athlete. This a true testament to ESPT’s commitment to providing the best physical therapy care possible. Nobody combines clinical excellence, first-class customer service, and cutting-edge technology like ESPT.

“I’m very fortunate to have Jacon on my side as I continue about this journey of mine!,” says Sho on his website. And we are very honored to be working with Sho at ESPT.

With one of the few Board Certified Sports Clinical Specialists in the Bay Area available to the public, ESPT should be your #1 choice for sports and orthopedic rehabilitation. “We see patients from as far north as Sacramento and as far south as Carmel. It’s thrilling to have people seek you out because they believe you can help them out,” says Jacon C. Chun, MPT, SCS, ATC, CSCS, ESPT’s Director of Physical Therapy.

For more information about how you too can receive the same level of care that professional athletes and olympians receive, check out our website at www.espt-ca.com. With convenient locations in Dublin and Fremont, ESPT is easily accessible for all your sports and orthopedic rehabilitation needs.

TRX Is Here!!

TR Suspension Training is now available at ESPT Fremont and will be coming to ESPT Dublin. Born in the U.S. Navy Seals, TRX Suspension Training is a revolutionary method of leveraged body weight exercise being used by pro athletes and fitness facilities. Easily set up TRX users can safely perform hundreds of exercises that can build power, strength, flexibility, balance, and mobility. In addition to training, sports physical therapists are now using TRX to rehab patients and athletes.


TRX is a wonderful tool for all levels of patients. Users can easily adjust the resistance to meet their needs, while challenging muscles in multiple planes. Multi-planar movements are much more functional than standard one plane exercises. The result is more specific training, that is more similar to how we actually use muscles.

Even though TRX weighs less than 2-lbs., it delivers greater performance and functionality than large machines that cost thousands of dollars. As a result, it is seeing great adoption in fitness facilities across the nation. It is available at many Bay Area health clubs, and there is even a TRX specific training facility in San Francisco.


Call us in Fremont at 510.656.3777 to set up your appointment to try the TRX. Coming in the future to our facility in Dublin.

Follow Us

Elite Sports Physical Therapy is one of the few physical therapy clinics in both the Tri-City and Tri-Valley areas that you can follow on social media. You can follow us on Twitter, like us on Facebook, of check us out on YouTube.

In our current world text messages, tweets, updates, and emails, this is the wave of the future and ESPT is not afraid to be a leader. Check in with us on a regular basis to get updates on the clinic, including postings for upcoming events and information about how to best care for yourself.

For more information about ESPT, visit our website at www.espt-ca.com or call us in Fremont (510.656.3777) or Dublin (925.452.4656)

Dealing WIth Arthritis, Physical Therapy Can Help

Approximately 27 million Americans with with osteoarthritis, the most common form of arthritis, according to the Arthritis Foundation. Osteoarthritis is a result of mechanical wear on joints, but studies have also show that not loading cartilage enough could also be a detriment.

“The key for cartilage is health is performing the proper kind of exercise to nourish joint and provide proper stimulation,” say Jacon C. Chun, ESPT’s Director of Physical Therapy. “What people don’t realize is doing nothing could be just as bad, or worse, than doing too much.”

In an article on Medical News Today, one of the non-surgical treatment options for osteoarthritis is physical therapy. By getting a custom exercise program from a licensed physical therapist, people suffering from arthritis can get guidance on lifestyle modifications and can modify pain by improving strength, flexibility, posture, and balance.

For more information on how physical therapy can help, please do not hesitate to contact us at Elite Sports Physical Therapy at 510.656.3777 (Fremont) or 925.452.4656 (Dublin). Or check out our website at www.espt-ca.com for more information.

We look forward to serving your physical therapy needs.

Prevent Pediatric Sports Injuries With ESPT

As summer ends and we get ready to embark on another school year, that means student-athletes will be starting practice with competitions soon to follow. Depending on off-season conditioning, the coach’s awareness of injury prevention, and the athlete’s own physical development, some of these students will end up with aches and pains, while others will be able to avoid them altogether.

“What’s most disappointing is the majority of these injuries are totally preventable,” says Jacon C. Chun, MPT, SCS, ATC, CSCS, Director of Physical Therapy at Elite Sports Physical Therapy (ESPT). “Simple preventative measures such as adequate rest, hydration, flexibility, strength, and support, could mean the difference between sitting on the bench to recover or staying healthy and playing regularly in competitions.”

ESPT is better equipped than any other clinic in Fremont to address the issues these young athletes face. With the only Board Certified Sports Clinical Specialist in the city leading the clinical team, you can be sure that each treatment program will be individualized for the injured athlete’s particular sport and needs.

One key in treating young athletes is to remember that children are not little adults. Things that you can use in designing programs for grown-ups, need to be modified when you are dealing with an immature musculoskeletal system. “The last thing we want to do is cause more harm, when we are trying to do good,” say Chun.

Another reason ESPT is more appropriately suited for these young athletes, is the fact that they can offer the most 1-on-1 Physical Therapist time in Fremont. With children, we can’t expect them to have the same attention span as adults. So most children cannot be left alone to perform exercises. They need proper supervision and instruction at all times. This will allow for greater adherence to to proper technique and successful completion of each and every treatment session. This practice model is why we will afford the greatest opportunity for success when working with young athletes.

Combine our clinical expertise and first-class service with some of the newest, cutting-edge equipment and it’s not hard to see why ESPT should be your first choice for an Outpatient Physical Therapy clinic in Fremont. Not just for young athletes, but for patients of all ages.

For more information about our services and how we can help you get rid of pain and get back in the game, contact us at 510.656.3777 or check us out at www.espt-ca.com.

Change In Physical Therapy On The Horizon?

In it’s June 2010 report to Congress, the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) is recommending a policy option to exclude physical therapy from the in-office ancillary services (IOAS) exception. This would be a start in prohibiting physician self-referral for physical therapy services. A step that the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) supports and will help eliminate abusive financial patterns by these physicians and help maintain the quality of physical therapy care for patients.

In chapter 8 of their report, MedPAC highlights the rapid growth of physical therapy services provided in physicians’ offices and shows that some of the services ordered by those physicians are not clinically appropriate. Specifically the report states that these ancillary services “experienced rapid volume growth under the physician fee schedule from 2003 to 2008… the volume of outpatient therapy services rose by an average of 11.4% per beneficiary per year.”

Until there is legislation enacted to effectively end physician-owned physical therapy practices, our best advice to you as a patient is: Do your due diligence. You have the right to choose which physical therapist you go to, regardless of who your physician refers you to. And if they refer you to a facility they have a financial interest in, they are obligated to disclose that to you.

At Elite Sports Physical Therapy, we are committed to not only providing you with the highest level of care in the Fremont area, but we hope to educate you regarding your rights and privileges as a patient. We want you to feel empowered by having control over the quality of care you receive.

Feel free to compare us at www.espt-ca.com to any other facility in Fremont. We are confident that you won’t find better clinical care, customer service, and cutting edge equipment anywhere else. We would be glad to answer any of your questions as well at 510.656.3777.

For more information about physician owned practices, check out our previous blog here.

Pilates Options Grow At ESPT!!

New to Elite Sports Physical Therapy this month is the EXO Chair by Balanced Body. This beautifully crafted piece of pilates equipment delivers a “unique and fun, full-body workout,” according to the Balanced Body website.

The pilates chair gives therapists and patients a plethora of new exercises not previously available with other equipment. Challenging cardio and aerobic workouts can be performed with the chair and it is great for individual use by patients of all levels. From elite athletes to pregnant women to seniors, the EXO Chair allows for strengthening, flexibility, endurance, balance, and core work in a fun, new modality.

For more information about the EXO Chair or to sign up for classes with our pilates expert, Charissa Chaban, PT, ATC, please contact ESPT at 510.656.3777. Feel free to check us out at our website: www.espt-ca.com.

Physical Therapy Advice On YouTube

One of the most important things for any business owner, is the ability to communicate with their clients. Addressing their needs, is one very important way to ensure that you are being relevant and current.

In the near future, Elite Sports Physical Therapy (ESPT) will be posting videos on YouTube on numerous physical therapy and health/wellness topics. Be on the lookout at our channel at: www.youtube.com/user/EliteSportsPT. Subscribe and you’ll be notified when we post new videos.

For a little taste of what we’re about, check out this awesome promo video shot and produced for us by one of the Bay Area’s Premier Event Filmmakers, Andrew Hsu, of StudioMSV:

Data Shows ESPT is Fremont’s Best!

As Elite Sports Physical Therapy (ESPT) embarks on its 4th year providing sports and orthopedic rehabilitation to Fremont and the surrounding communities, it continues to establish itself as Fremont’s Premier Physical Therapy Clinic.

Based on data collected for an outcomes study in conjunction with the Physical Therapy Provider Network (PTPN)/Physiquality, ESPT is 1 of only 2 clinics in the Fremont/Newark/Union City area that exceeds benchmarks for outcomes and efficiency.

What Does This Mean

The data collected measured clinic abilities in 2 main areas: Outcomes Benchmark and Efficiency Benchmark.

The Outcomes Benchmark measures how well an office achieves expected treatment outcomes based on much improvement patients receive. What this says is that ESPT is able to help patients improve and reach their goals better than its competitors. In other words, if you want physical therapy that you can trust in to get you better, you’ll choose ESPT.

The second area of a clinic that is evaluated is its Efficiency Benchmark. Simply put, this measure indicates how efficient each office is in being able to achieve positive treatment outcomes. Higher ratings mean greater efficiency, because patients gain more improvement in fewer visits. So if you want to get better FAST, there’s no other place in Fremont except Elite Sports Physical Therapy.

What The Best Looks Like

What is unique about our facility is that we provide the most 1-on-1 physical therapist time of any clinic in the area. And obviously the data shows that it’s working. In addition to that, we have the latest cutting edge equipment and we have a team of the city’s most experienced physical therapists. No PT on staff has less than 5 years of experience and we have the only Board Certified Sports Clinical Specialist and the only Certified Orthopedic Manual Therapist on staff.

For more details about us, check out our website at www.espt-ca.com or call us for more info at 510.656.3777.