Health & Wellness Newsletter
WE ARE OPEN AGAIN!
We will be following strict CDC Guidelines to allow patients into our facility. You will be asked if you have had any of the following common symptoms in the past 14 days: • Fever.
• Tiredness. • Dry cough.
• Aches and pains. • Nasal congestion. • Runny nose.
We will take your temperature OUTSIDE prior to treatment and if it is elevated you will not be allowed to enter. People with symptoms will not have therapy, should return home immediately, self-isolate, and call their doctor.
THESE STRICT GUIDELINES WILL BE FOLLOWED: • Patients and therapists will have temperature scanned outside the facility • During phase 1 opening we will limit the number of employees in the facility to 6, and only 4 patients having one on one therapy with a PT, in a separate room or area. • Only allowed into our facility with a mask • Patients and therapists must wash hands during treatments • Use of appropriate PPE (gloves, masks, shields) will be used during treatments • Facility will initially function only with 4 therapists on the premises at any given time • Treatments will be provided such that patients are not near each other • Disinfectants will be used on equipment prior to treatments and after patient use • Treatments will be spaced by 15 minutes between 2 consecutive treatments to allow for wiping down in facility prior to next patient.
INSIDE: • How Can I Get Moving?
• Patient Success Spotlight • Healthy Recipe
• Relieve Neck Pain In Minutes
Health & Wellness Newsletter
INCREASE YOUR ENERGY BY GETTING UP & MOVING TODAY!
Whether you have recently had low energy or have been suffering for a long time, seeing a physical therapist at Preferred Physical Therapy can help you return to a more active and pain-free life. Give us a call at (954) 360-7779 today! circulation and lymphatic systems can slow down, which can pose harmful risks. These systems work in producing and excreting toxic wastes (such as cholesterol) and these wastes can build up when the systems aren’t functioning as efficiently as they should. Lack of movement and poor posture are the causes of several types of pain, including lower back pain, neck pain, hip pain, knee pain, shoulder pain, and headaches. A slumped posture can even change the shape of your spine over time, in addition to closing your shoulder joints and tightening up the tissues around your hips. These consequences can cause severe pain and may result in a host of other problems if lifestyle changes are not made.
Do you feel sluggish or fatigued, as if it’s difficult to motivate yourself to get moving? Do your sore muscles or achy joints just add to that lack of motivation? If so, your body may be experiencing some physical problems. Living a sedentary life is one of the main reasons why people report having low energy or feeling chronic day-to-day aches. Long car commutes, desk jobs, watching T.V. once you get home from work… many people live their lives this way, with very little physical activity. While it may not seem like it is making an impact at the time, this type of sedentary lifestyle can damage your body over time. Contact Preferred Physical Therapy today to figure out how a consistent exercise plan can increase your energy and help you live a healthier life! Why Is Physical Activity So Important? When you don’t participate in frequent physical activity, your muscles begin to weaken and over time they can even begin to atrophy. Inactive lifestyles also cause joints to become stiff and can alter the physiological chemical processes within your body. In fact, your
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HOWCAN I GETMOVING?
There is one fundamental rule of the human body: it was made to move!
There are several reasons why people may not want to participate in physical activity. Perhaps your body simply doesn’t move the way it used to, or perhaps painful areas of your body make it difficult to move in the ways you’d like. Whatever the case may be, the truth is that restriction in movement has the potential to lead to harmful health problems. Some easy pain-relief and energy-boosting steps you can take on your own include: 1. Decide to get up and get moving 2. Get up from your chair every 20 minutes and walk around, even if it is just for a few seconds. 3. Walk or exercise at least 30 minutes every day. 4. Drink plenty of water. 5. Stretch your legs, hips, spine, and neck for 10 minutes every day. 6. Don’t push yourself too far if you feel pain. 7. Make sure you are sitting properly at your desk or computer. 8. Take frequent breaks for breathing exercises. Inhale and exhale deeply. 9. Stretch your arms overhead frequently throughout the day. 10. Do strengthening exercises 2-3 times per week. In order to be healthy, there needs to be a large emphasis on movement. When your body is flexible, strong, well-balanced, and fueled by a nutritious diet, it is able to perform at its optimal levels. At Preferred Physical Therapy, we are dedicated to helping you live the best life you can, and our movement
experts would be more than happy to help you relieve your pain, re-align your body, and get moving once again. If you are looking for assistance in living a more physically active life, contact us today.
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HEALTHY RECIPE: IMMUNITY BOOST VEGAN BEAN SOUP
INGREDIENTS • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil • 1 red onion, diced • 4 garlic cloves, minced • 2 medium carrots, diced • 2 tbs ginger, finely grated
• 4 cups lima beans • 1 tsp turmeric powder
• 1.5 L (6 cups) vegetable broth • 1 small bunch of Tuscan kale, roughly chopped • Salt & pepper to taste
DIRECTIONS In a large saucepan, heat the oil and onion on medium heat until onion has slightly browned. Add in garlic and cook for another 1-2 minutes, followed by carrots, ginger, beans, and turmeric cooking for a further 5-7 minutes. Once the ingredients are well combined, pour in the vegetable broth. Bring to a boil and simmer for 10 minutes. Add in kale and season to taste. Once the kale softens a little, the soup is ready.
Patient Success Spotlight
DISCOVER HOW THE GAIT SCAN CAN HELP YOU!
“I cant say enough about you and your staff!” “I would like to thank everyone at Preferred Physical Therapy especially Trevor. I cant say enough about you and your staff! before arriving I was reading everything on the internet regarding my Vertigo I had very little hope. While spending time talking with Trevor in his office he took his time and explained everything to me in detail Trevor is so skilled at listening and understanding and compassionate on what he is doing. Trevor then did some maneuvers on me and I’m now 100% cured it’s unbelievable he is simply the best!” - Fred
FREE COMPUTERIZED GAIT SCAN WITH DETAILED REPORT ANALYZING FOOT MECHANICS CALL TO SCHEDULE TODAY! (954) 360-7779 For more details, look on our website at www.pptFL.com People with poor balance may feel unstable, or notice that they have difficulty walking in a straight line. They may also modify how they walk, and appear to “waddle”. Foot or foot-related problems may affect a person’s skeletal alignment and their gait, resulting in poor balance and an increased risk of falling. It is projected that in 2020 the costs associated with falls in the USA will be $43 Billion. Many studies have been performed to look at the efficacy of orthotics on balance and posture. In one particular study, the researches objectively measured balance in individuals that had taken a fall in the past year. They then provided custom orthotics to each individual in the group and retested balance over a period of time. The results provided evidence that customized orthotics improved balance measures for older adults. If you or a loved one is unstable and prone to falls, contact us for a free 15 minute GaitScan in our Deerfield clinic to see if orthotics might help. Reference: Journal of Orthopedic Sports Physical Therapy 2012;42(7):649–657, Epub 25 January 2012. doi:10.2519/jospt.2012.3944
Relieve Neck Pain In Minutes Try this movement if you are experiencing neck pain.
Good stretch if you sit at a computer all day.
LEVATOR SCAPULAE STRETCH Grasp your arm on the affected side and tilt your head downward into the armpit. Use your opposite hand to guide your head further into the stretch. Hold for ten counts and repeat on each side as needed.
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