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SPORTS+ TENDINITIS DON’T LET TENDINITIS INHIBIT YOUR SPORTS PERFORMANCE! ALSO INSIDE Do You Know About Telehealth For PT? • Exercise Essentials Healthy Recipe • We’re Keeping Your Health In Mind!

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SPORTS+TENDINITIS

DON’T LET TENDINITIS INHIBIT YOUR SPORTS PERFORMANCE!

PATIENT SUCCESS SPOTLIGHT

“I’ve been a Texas High School coach for 37 years. That being said, I’ve never been involved with a place that has the true team atmosphere like Lott. All the people working at Lott’s are outstanding people. Very inviting place, and the PT’s and PTA’s do an awesome job of getting you healthy again!” — Kevin C. “I was having trouble with my hips while trying to run. In the midst of Covid-19, I was unable to benefit from one of my favorite stress relievers. Dr. Lott was able to use telehealth to help me figure out what exercises to do at home to help get me back to running again. I’m so grateful for his problem solving skills, flexibility, adaptability, and knowledge. I highly recommend Lott Physical Therapy for in-person as well as on-line treatment sessions.” — Marti Smith, OTR/L Occupational Therapist

Athletes are naturally at an increased risk for experiencing injuries. This is not as a result of any particular health issue that athletes typically have in common. Instead, it is a simple exposure equation. The more frequently you push yourself to try new things, to engage in physical activity, or to push yourself to reach a new goal, the more you are going to increase your risk for potential injury. On more days than not, the injury won’t happen, but as every athlete knows, it only takes one bad day — one day when fatigue throws off your form just enough to cause your gait to be off, for you to feel a little distracted and not realize an obstacle is coming up, or just a fluke of a moment in which something goes wrong and you go down. What makes matters worse is the fact that many athletes attempt to push past the pain of their initial injuries, which often leads to those injuries becoming more severe. Working with a physical therapist is especially important for athletes for this reason. A physical therapist can help identify potential issues with posture or form that may increase your risk for injury, help identify potential injuries as they develop, and assess the severity of and best treatment options for those injuries as soon as possible, so you always know exactly what your body needs to feel at its best.

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DO YOU KNOW ABOUT TELEHEALTH FOR PT?

TELEHEALTH is a way for us to make sure that our patients are still receiving the highest possible quality of care they need froma remote location. Telehealth services can be accessed via your smartphone or computer, and you will be able to perform your PT treatments from the comfort of your own home. You can also track your progress and see how you are improving throughout your treatments – without coming directly to our clinic. At Lott Physical Therapy, our telehealth services offer live consultation where you can meet and chat with your physical therapist about your treatment plan. Additionally, you can view the exercises and stretches that you are expected to complete each day and log your advancement through your treatment plan. There are numerous conditions that can still be treated and improved via telehealth services, including, but not limited to: • Arthritis pain • Back pain • Headaches & migraines • Post-surgical rehab • Respiratory issues • Injury rehab • Sports medicine/ athletic training • Fibromyalgia, Parkinson’s Disease, & other chronic conditions Even if you’re healthy and low-risk for infection, Telehealth is also a great option for those unable to leave their home: • Unreliable transportation • Tight work schedules • Not feeling well • Long commute • Short on time For more information on our telehealth services and how theymay benefit you, feel free to call us at 903.389.7433 (Fairfield) or 903.874.7433 (Corsicana) ! THE MOST CONVENIENT METHOD FOR PHYSICAL THERAPY AT HOME!

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While there are some sports injuries that happen after a bad day, there are others that develop over time. Tendinitis is an incredibly common issue that causes pain to develop in the joints. This can impact the hips, knees, elbows or shoulders. Pain caused by tendinitis can impact everyday activities, making it exceedingly difficult to remain comfortable day to day or to remain active. Tendinitis can make simple activities such as picking up a gallon of milk or attempting to put something away on a shelf over your head incredibly painful and challenging. Unfortunately, when tendinitis develops, it often sticks around. Thismeans that pain that begins as frustrating and seeminglyminor can quickly become chronic and incredibly painful. Workingwith a physical therapist is the best way to address tendinitis pain early on, to improve range of motion and reduce the severity of your pain without having to turn to pain medications. WHAT IS TENDINITIS? Tendinitis is a common issue among athletes because it develops as a result of overuse. While the average person may engage in standard physical tasks such as walking or

D I Z Z I N E S S & V E R T I G O WHAT I S VERT I GO?

Vertigo is the feeling of rocking or rotation when you are perfectly still. It tends to last for several hours or days. Medically, it is distinct from dizziness because it involves the sensation of movement. Vertigo is often due to a problem in the inner ear. An important part of the inner ear is the collection of semicircular canals. These structures are lined with cells that act like a gyroscope for the body and are responsible for providing feedback on our position. WE CAN HELP! Are you feeling dizzy with a sense of movement? You just might be experiencing vertigo. Make your world stop spinning with the help of our experienced and certified physical therapists. They are trained in the Cawthorne head exercises and Epley maneuver for vertigo. They can even give you instruction on how to do these exercises at home. Be sure to make a request to set up a one-on-one consultation and full evaluation of your symptoms from Lott Physical Therapy. Our physical therapists have helped many others and can help you too. For more information, Contact Us Today at Fairfield & Corsicana, TX Centers.

typing, an athlete takes that repetitive behavior to a new level. Consider a tennis player, for example. In addition to running and jumping, a skilled tennis player will spend hours every week swinging the racket, and this could result in added wear and tear on the elbows and wrists, not to mention the shoulders. Every bone in the body is connected with muscular fibers called tendons. The tendons are flexible, allowing the body to move more freely by letting bones stretch apart or move in one direction or another. Tendinitis occurs when the tendons become inflamed. Swelling in the tendons can make movement painful and difficult. Typically, when pain is caused as a result of tendinitis, the pain is isolated at the noted areas of the body. This means that a tennis player may experience tendinitis in the elbow or shoulder, whereas a runner may be more likely to experience it in the Achilles tendon. In fact, this is why tendinitis in the elbow is frequently referred to as tennis elbow, while Achilles tendinitis is sometimes referred to as runner’s ankles or runner’s heels. TREAT I NG TEND I N I T I S The best treatment for tendinitis is time. Unfortunately, this is something that many people are unable to give to an injury. When tendinitis develops, the best thing to do is to use ice and to relax that part of the body. Taking a few days off of practice or away from your workout may be sufficient, but in other cases, this may require a few days in a wheelchair or on crutches, with the bulk of your weight off of the affected area. Working with a physical therapist can help you identify the best treatment methods for tendinitis. Your physical therapist can also help you identify the best range of motion and strength-building activities to reduce your likelihood of developing tendinitis. For more information about preventing or treating pain from tendinitis, contact us. TENDINITIS & HOW PT CAN HELP!

WE ’ R E K E E P I NG Y O UR H E A L T H I N M I ND ! The staff at Lott Physical Therapy is focused on keeping our equipment and facilities clean for you. To help prevent the spread of COVID-19, we want to also encourage our patients to help prevent the spread of coronavirus by:

CLEANING HANDS OFTEN

SNEEZE & COUGH INTO TISSUES

DISPOSE OF USED TISSUES QUICKLY

AVOID TOUCHING YOUR FACE

STAYING HOME IF YOU ARE SICK

AVOID HUGS & SHAKING HANDS

If you are feeling sick, we ask that you stay home and contact us to discuss alternative options. We wish all of our patients health and safety during this time. Thank you!

For more information about how physical therapy can help you, contact Lott PT at 903.389.7433 (Fairfield) or 903.874.7433 (Corsicana) today and schedule your consultation today!

H E A L T H Y R E C I P E

GRILLED SHRIMP TACOS WITH SRIRACHA SLAW INGREDI ENTS

• 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil • 3 tbsp. freshly chopped cilantro • Juice of 3 limes, divided • kosher salt • black pepper

• 1/4 c. mayonnaise • 1 lb. large shrimp, peeled & deveined • 1/4 head red cabbage, shredded • 1 tbsp. sriracha • 4 medium tortillas

Meet our staff who are certified in the treatment of Parkinson’s Disease: • Dr. Danica Watson, PT, DPT, NCS, LSVT • Dr. Ellen Mackey, PT, DPT, LSVT • Kristi Williamson, PTA, LSVT Let Lott Physical Therapy help you or a loved one live a better life! 3RD ANNUAL LOTT PARKINSON’S PROGRAM

INSTRUCT I ONS In a small bowl, mix together olive oil, cilantro, and 1/3 of the lime juice. Season with salt and pepper. Add shrimp to a baking dish and pour over mixture. Toss until completely coated and let marinate 20 minutes. Meanwhile, make slaw: In a large bowl, toss cabbage with mayo, remaining lime juice and sriracha. Season with salt. Heat grill to high. Skewer shrimp and grill until charred, 3 minutes per side. Grill tortillas until charred, 1 minute per side. Serve shrimp in tortillas with slaw.

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