A Holistic Approach to Physical Therapy Why We Care About Your Skin
3. KNOWWHAT TO LOOK FOR.
Most people believe physical therapy is mainly rehabilitation for people after an accident. While this kind of treatment is a substantive portion of physical therapists’ daily work, they offer so much more. Because physical therapists holistically examine patients’ entire musculoskeletal systems for abnormal muscle movement and microtraumas, they can often detect issues with skin or connective tissue. Since November is National Healthy Skin Month, here are some tips to help you keep your largest organ healthy all year long. 1. ARM YOURSELF WITH PROTECTION. 2. KNOW YOUR SKIN TYPE.
With approximately 9,500 Americans diagnosed with skin cancer every day, you should examine your skin regularly for symptoms. Look for new or unusual moles and pay attention to any unexplained changes or itches. You can look online or use the ABCDE rule to detect any abnormal symptoms. Because physical therapists use a holistic approach, they can help you with much more than injury recovery. Helping you become pain-free, confident, and healthy is the goal, and that includes your skin!
Even if you don’t see a lot of sunshine during these colder months, you should still keep skin protection in mind. If you plan on spending time outdoors, be sure to use a broad-spectrum, water-resistant sunscreen with SPF 30 or higher on the areas on your body that won’t be covered.
Be sure to choose skin products (makeup, lotions, body wash, etc.) that complement your skin type. People with oily skin, dry skin, or even a combination of both have many options. Furthermore, if you have sensitive skin, be sure to avoid fragrant products, as they might cause further agitation.
Take a Break!
LEFTOVER TURKEY SANDWICH
Inspired by Food Network
Thanksgiving may be held on Thursday, but the food often lasts at least through the weekend. To make the best use of the excess, grill up some killer turkey sandwiches.
3 tbsp leftover cranberry sauce
2 slices sourdough bread
1/3 cup leftover dressing or stuffing
2 tbsp Dijon mustard
2 slices Swiss cheese
2 tbsp leftover gravy
1/3 cup shredded leftover turkey
1 tbsp butter, room temperature
Note: Don’t worry if you don’t have all the leftovers required. Directions: 1. Coat inside of each bread
2. Combine sandwich and spread butter on both sides. 3. In a panini maker or large skillet, grill until crispy and golden brown. 4. Slice and serve.
slice with mustard and a slice of cheese. Place turkey and cranberry sauce on one slice and dressing and gravy on the other.
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