Welcome to the NPT HealthWorks Blog!

Hi everyone,

1st of all, thanks for checking out our new blog!

My name is Dr. Dan (Insta: @drdanhatch) and I’m the founder of NPT HealthWorks. Just under 5 years ago, with the help of then sports massage intern Maddie (Insta: @madeline_bassinder), we launched then Newport Physical Therapy and have grown it into a thriving and all-encompassing value-based health and wellness business with 8 amazing team members. Our team is passionate about what we do and about our community; and we have a fun and contagious company culture.

The team and I will be discussing all things health and wellness with the sole intention of helping you make informed and better decisions for yourself and your loved ones.

We’ll share stories, opinions, thoughts, and the latest data along the way. As you know, there is SOOOOO much information out there in regards to health and wellness that it can be a bit confusing and difficult to sort out what to believe, what to potentially implement in your life, and what to flat out disregard and ignore. That’s where we come in.

The journey of health & wellness should be fun, rewarding, encouraging, and fulfilling.

I’m sure you’re asking, why should I listen to this guy and his team?!?! Yes, we have fancy titles, years of experience and worked successfully with individuals and teams of all levels. Yes, we have worked with everyone from the coach potato to the professional athletes. Yes, we have established and grown the 1stvalue-based health and wellness practice in RI (yes, all our clients choose to pay out of pocket for our services because we are simply that good), Yes, we have been a part of thousands of success stories, blah blah blah. In many people’s eyes this may help validate what we say moving forward, but truth is that there are a lot of people with fancy titles, years of experience, claiming to be the go-to source, best in the biz, etc. Many of these businesses:

  1. Truly do care, but what they are telling people is out of date, not based in the current clinical or research based evidence, and therefore simply are ineffective and/or inefficient.
  2. Are financially driven and not truly concerned about what is best for you.
  3. (And worst case) Both!!!!

My promise to you is that we’ll always deliver evidenced based, fun, exciting, easy to understand, and unbiased information that will provide a lot of value to you and your loved ones’ lives 😀. Along the way, we’ll share more about our backgrounds, education, experience, etc.

Let’s start today by acknowledging the 5 key areas of health and wellness: cardiovascular training, strength/endurance training, recovery work (“work” because it takes conscious effort), nutrition, and mental/emotional wellbeing. All 5 areas are equally important and we’ll dive into many topics within each of these categories (and more).

Health and wellness is a journey, not some specific destination though you may have goals along the way. It’s a journey that doesn’t have to be filled with complications, confusion, indecisiveness, insecurity, and self-doubt.

This blog is for you if you’re looking to live a healthier life, want to know the truth about what works and what doesn’t work, want to take less medication, avoid the doctor’s office, avoid unnecessary surgeries, and live a balanced, happy, and more mobile life. Thanks again for checking us out and remember to always LIVE LIFE WELL!!!

Dan, PT, DPT

NPT HealthWorks and Fitzpatrick Team sign on as presenting sponsors of inaugural Aquidneck 10k

What’s Up Newp, January 29, 2019
By Ryan Belmore

Fitzpatrick Team with Remax of Newport and NPT HealthWorks will serve as presenting sponsors for the inaugural Aquidneck 10K. The new road race event, which will take place on March 24th, 2019, is produced by Gray Matter Marketing and will start and finish at Sachuest Beach.

“We’re proud to welcome two local businesses to support this event,” says Matt Gray, President of Gray Matter Marketing. “Together with NPT HealthWorks and Fitzpatrick Team, we’ll be able to give our participants a high-quality race experience, and provide the Norman Bird Sanctuary with even more support through the event.”

The 6.2-mile Aquidneck 10K course will start and finish at Sachuest Beach. Participants will run or walk alongside beach grass and sand dunes, down Sachuest Point, pass the Norman Bird Sanctuary on Hanging Rock Road, as well as stunning homes and historic churches, showcasing the beauty of Aquidneck Island. A portion of each registration fee for this event will be donated to the Norman Bird Sanctuary in support of their conservational and environmental efforts.

The Aquidneck 10K is open to runners and walkers of all abilities. All registrants will receive a race bib with a chip timer, as well as an event shirt. Athlete food will be available at the finish, and on-course water stops and aid stations will be available.

For more information, and to register, visit www.aquidneck10k.com

Brick Alley Pub, NPT HealthWorks team up for plant-based event

Newport Daily News, January 10, 2019
By Rachael Thatcher Daily News Staff writer

Pub-style and vegan aren’t words often associated with one another. Dan Hatch, owner of NPT Healthworks, and Matt Plumb, manager of Brick Alley Pub & Restaurant, intend to change that — at least for one night.

NEWPORT — Pub-style and vegan aren’t words often associated with one another, but Dan Hatch, owner of NPT Healthworks, and Matt Plumb, manager of Brick Alley Pub & Restaurant, intend to change that — at least for one night.

The two friends are coming together for “Plant-Based Everything Night” at the Brick Alley Pub on Thursday, Jan. 17, from 6-9 p.m.

“Doing this event, we want to showcase what healthy eating can be,” Hatch said. “Matt already has a reputation for awesome food, so it’s a great way to show plant-based has a lot of flavor.”

There will be two halves in the event, each consisting of four vegan dishes served at stations. Choices include tomato basil bisque, sweet potato quesadillas, quinoa veggie sliders, assorted pizzas and more.

There will also be a dessert option, and throughout the evening there will be sample-sized, plant-based beers, wines, bourbon and vodka cocktails. Full size cocktails also will be available.

Overall health and wellness is something Hatch takes seriously. When he founded his business, he opened as Newport Physical Therapy. The named has been changed to NPT Healthworks to encompass all aspects of health, including nutrition.

Hatch has eaten a plant-based diet for the past two years and has found great success with clients who make the switch.

“The challenge for people is knowing what to eat in the plant-based world,” Hatch said. “Matt has put some options on the [Brick Alley Pub] menu that my clients enjoy being able to find.”

Plumb, an admitted omnivore, has been successful in incorporating plant-based dishes — such as the pan-fried chickpeas that will be featured at the event — on the everyday menu.

So why is the event called “plant-based” and not simply vegan? “It’s more approachable,” Hatch said. “We’re not here to be preachy. We just want to make them aware that healthy food tastes good.”

Because of the ties to health and wellness, Hatch and Plumb figured this event would be a great way to give back to someone in the community. With the sale of each ticket — which costs $54 — $10 will go to Newport resident Erin Coonan, a local yoga teacher and friend of NPT Healthworks who is battling Stage 4 breast cancer.

This is the first event of its kind, Plumb said, but it may not be the last. “We love doing special events,” he said. If all goes well, expect more “Plant-Based Everything” parties.

“Tickets are going fast,” Plumb said, but they’re not sold out yet. They can be purchased at eventbrite.com/e/plant-based-everything-party-tickets-54030154647.