Innovative: Balance & Activity

Innovative Newsletter Do You Believe That You Can Be Better BalancedandMoreActive?

Find out if your balance fits your age and lifestyle... Thank you for being a past patient of Innovative Physical Therapy Solutions. We have a great newsletter for you this month. Do you know if you have good balance? Do you feel steady on your feet? In this day an age of sedentary lifestyles you may not even know if you have good balance. Inside we have an easy and quick test to see if you need balance therapy to protect you from future injuries or falls. Try the test and see if you pass. Thank you!

Cheryl Howard PT, Cert. MDT, Owner

Innovative Newsletter

Is Pain Stopping You From Being Active and Healthy?

You Can Be Active and Healthy Do you find yourself not as active as you use to be? As you age, you lose muscle and bone mass leading to the development of problems such as back pain, arthritis or osteoporosis. This makes it harder to do normal everyday activities like squatting down, getting out of bed, walking and more. Regular exercise and physical therapy slows the loss of muscle mass, strengthens bones and reduces joint or muscle pain. In addition, physical therapy improves mobility and balance, which reduces the risk of falling as you age or suffering a serious injury. Scientists used to think that strenuous exercise was the only way to improve your health. However, new research suggests that just 30 minutes of moderate physical activity provides most of the health benefits needed. Moderate intensity is best, but even low- intensity activity is better than nothing. While some peoplemay enjoy participating in a regularly scheduled exercise class, others may find it easier to just increase their daily activities, like walking. It’s never too late to start moving Physical activity is important, and can help you live independently for as long as possible. However, if you have chronic aches and pains, it can be difficult to exercise. This lack of physical activity can make the condition worse and more difficult to live with. This is where physical therapy can really help you. Not only do we relieve your aches and pains quickly, we can teach you how to safely exercise to maintain your new pain-free mobility. Our knowledgeable physical therapists are experts in muscle and joint problems, helping you return quickly to normal pain free function. At Innovative Physical Therapy Solutions we listen to you and create custom hands on treatments that alleviate your pain, improve balance, improvemovement and walking while getting you back to doing normal everyday tasks with a healthier outlook on life. Call us today or go online to learn more!


Patient Success Stories

Exercise Essentials

Inability to stand or sit comfortably for long periods of time Difficulty getting in and out of bed Trouble sleeping Inability to walk for at least 20 minutes Trouble with balance or unsteadiness Unable to enjoy leisure activities Unable to physically play with children or grandchildren Limited ability to exercise Unable to work Difficulty going up and down steps or curbs There are many consequences to not getting the help you need and delaying physical therapy. If you find that you have the following because of pain, call us today! Do You Have These Troubles?

“You can’t cross the sea merely by standing and staring at the water.” - Rabindranath Tagore Quote of The Month:


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How’s Your Balance? A Simple Test To See if You Have Good Balance

Can you close your eyes and stand steady on one leg for 10 seconds? If not, then your balance is not up to par. Your ability to balance is an incredibly complex action that requires millions of nerves and hundreds of muscles to work together to stop you from falling onto your face. Many people think having poor balance happens in just older people. However, poor balance is one of the leading causes for sports injuries, chronic back pain and much more. Having poor balance often goes undetected until it is very severe and puts one at exceptional risk for injury. It is even worse for older adults, especially over age 65, of which one third fall each year. People who experience a fall are at increased risk for future falls too.

Major injuries, including fractures, head trauma, and soft tissue injuries, occur in about 10% of individual falls. However, minor injuries are much more common. Balance and walking decline as you age. Fear can develop of going up steps or curbs, walking on grass or walking into dark areas. One reason for this loss of balance is joint stiffness and weakness inmuscles of the hips, lower extremities and feet. When there is a loss of the mobility in the ankle joint and multiple joints of the foot, you cannot adapt well to uneven terrain. We can help you regain your balance, walk and even run better! To learn more about our balance program, and restoring you to a pain-free life, call us today!

Patient Spotlight: “I’m able to do my normal activities.” “Before I began physical therapy I was always scared of when my leg might freeze up. After physical therapy I’m no longer scared that I might get stuck. I’m able to do my normal activities and not worry.” Kendra W.

“I feel I have full mobility.” “I came in here very uncomfortable. Could hardly move my head to the right. My right arm was very limited. In two short months I feel I have full mobility. My strength and confidence are back. Thank you all. Johnna and Matt you guys have been awesome!” Robert P.

Fun & Games

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This Month’s Sudoku! EXPERT LEVEL The goal of Sudoku is to fill in a 9×9 grid with digits so that each column, row, and 3×3 section contain the numbers between 1 to 9. At the beginning of the game, the 9×9 grid will have some of the squares filled in. Your job is to use logic to fill in the missing digits and complete the grid.

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Exercise To Help With Pain:

Helps Improve Balance

SINGLE LEG STANCE - FORWARD Stand on one leg and maintain your balance. Next, hold your leg out in front of your body. Then return to original position. Maintain a slightly bent knee on the stance side.


Always consultyourphysical therapistorphysicianbefore startingexercisesyouare unsureofdoing.

Upcoming Events

Print sudoku Thank you to all those who participted on June 17th in the Maddens 5k Color Blast! It was great to see everyone and we had such a great time.


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