Jody Essick PT, DPT
The Pluses & Perils of Pickleball
Pickleball is all the rage. Each day, more and more individuals, across all age groups are heading to the pickleball courts. With over 4.8 million participants nationwide in 2022, and 39.3% growth over the last two years, pickleball has become the fastest-growing...
Winning the Winter Season – How To Stay Active During the Winter Season
During the cold winter months, the days are shorter, and the weather is chillier, making it harder to maintain an outdoor exercise plan. Regular exercise is important, so we want to encourage and inspire you with creative ways to keep you moving! Give yourself...
How to Avoid Common Winter Injuries this Cold Season
By Joseph Stellabotte, M.D., sports medicine specialist at Premier Every year, 'Old Man Winter' brings with him an assortment of sprains, strains, and fractures. But following a few simple steps can lower the odds that you or a loved one suffers a winter weather...
Jody earned his bachelor’s degree in kinesiology from Penn State in 2012, and his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Neumann University in 2017. Jody enjoys the diversity of patients that he sees at Premier, from geriatrics to young athletes. He expresses special interest in working with the geriatric population, broadening their view of their own physical limits. During his spare time, Jody does woodworking. He loves the challenge and freedom to create something out of nothing.