The Training Room: September Issue

The Training Room Bulletin The Newsletter About Your Health And Caring For Your Body


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Get To KnowOur New

Hey, y’all! I’m Anne, the newest PT to join The Training Room family at theHaddonfieldclinic. I’moriginallyfromDallas,TX,and Ineverthought that I would find myself up on the East Coast but I am loving it, minus thewinters.Y’allcanhaveyourfourdistinctseasons, I’mperfectlyhappy with the “hot” and “less hot” seasons down in Texas. After taking a bit of a circuitous route through health care options in undergrad (MD, social worker, and neuropsychologist just to name a few), I landed on physical therapy as the ideal profession in which my skills, talents, and personality lend themselves best to helping patients reach their goals and maximize their potential. Ihavealways lovedtryingnewworkouts,exercises,groupfitnessclasses, andanyandalloutdooractivities,and I’m luckyenough tohavefounda profession that not only supports these endeavors but also allows me to share this passion and enthusiasm with my patients as we jointly create a plan to get them back to their lifestyle. ANNE DIAZ-ARRASTIA, PT, DPT Haddonfield Clinic

Anne’s Favorite No Bake Energy Bites Recipe

Here’s my go-to recipe for a feel-good, on-the-go snack between working out, runningerrands,andmeetingupwithfriends:NoBakeEnergyBites(adaptedfrom Gimme Some Oven

Ingredients: • 1 cup dry old-fashioned oatmeal • ⅔ cut toasted coconut flakes • ½ cup peanut butter (or other nut butter) • ½ cup flax seeds • 1 tablespoon chia seeds • ½ cup chocolate chips of any variety • ⅓ cup honey • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions: 1. Dump all ingredients into a large bowl and mix thoroughly (using your hands works great!). Cover and let chill in fridge for 15-30 min. 2. Remove from fridge, and roll mixture into ~1 tablespoon-sized balls. Makes ~2 dozen balls. 3. Store in airtight container in fridge for up to 1 week (if they last that long).

ysical Therapy Experts


A quote that I try to embody in my general life and when I am working with patients is; “slow is smooth and smooth is fast.”

As a student it is easy to forget that there is a life outside of school. After graduating andpassing theNPTE licensingexam thissummer, Ihavehadsome time to reconnect with family and friends, travel, and get back to playing soccer again. With this new time to myself, I find that I am feeling grateful for my education, particularly my last 3 years as a Widener physical therapy student. It was a place where I met great people who I amproudtocallmypeers inmynewprofessionandwhere Icultivatedastrong interest in sports and orthopedic rehabilitation. Lifeoutsideofbeingastudent isarelativelynewexperienceforme.Theonlyothertime since I began college that I had extended time off was after graduating in December, a semester earlier than most of my friends of my age group. I used this time to train youthsoccerteams,workformyfriend’sfamily’srestaurant inEdison,NewJersey,and working as a PT aid in a physical therapy office in North Jersey. Looking forward, I plan on building on my foundation by taking continuing education classes this fall and winter while working in a great environment to learn and grow. As a former patient and student atTheTraining Room, I know I am going to fit in well with the community and am eager to get back in front of patients. Some of my favorite patients to work with are soccer players. Playing the sport all of my life has led me to have a strong passion and good understanding of the game. My favorite exercises to work with are ones that focus on single leg strength and stability, such as single leg squats and lunges. These are exercises I incorporate into my own workouts, in addition to a specific warm-up, to improve my performance on the soccer field and to actively prevent injuries.

When I’mnotfocusingonrehabilitation, Ienjoyfindingnewrecipesto learnhowtocook, practicing speaking and reading in Italian, and catching up with my friends and family. Steve grew up in Cherry Hill and attended Cherry Hill East High School. He is looking forward to making an impact in his home community.

No Doctor Referral Necessary Whether you want to come in for a check-up, suffered a recent injury or you want to improve your health, a doctor referral is not needed. In the states of Pennsylvania and New Jersey you have direct access to physical therapy!

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See our physical therapists for: • Recent injury • Nagging aches and pains • Back and neck pain • Joint pain and movement problems

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The Training Room Bulletin The Newsletter About Your Health And Caring For Your Body

NICK PERUGINI, PT, DPT Garnet Valley Clinic

IgraduatedfromTempleUniversity in2015withabachelor’sdegree in Kinesiology. During my time at Temple, I served as an intern for TempleUniversity’sStrengthandConditioningdepartment,assisting inthedevelopmentof18Division-1athleticteams.Priortograduation, Ibeganmycoachingdevelopment intheCrossFitcommunity,where I accumulated over six years of coaching experience with athletes ranging from novice to the regional level. After receiving a degree from Temple, I earned my Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2018. Throughout my time in school, I dedicated myself to furthering my education in the management of active populations through the pursuit of certifications and courses which allowme to provide the highestqualityofcareforthosecompeting,moving,andperforming at a high level. Ialsohaveapassionfortreatingpatientsusingaholisticapproach, ensuring that all systems of the body are addressed to ensure optimal outcomes while considering patient values and the latest evidence-based research. Outside of the clinic, I enjoy competing in CrossFit, Olympic Weightlighting, Powerlifting, and distance running to stay active.

Nick’s Favorite Exercise is The Clean and Jerk

Patient Appreciation Event A ONE DAY SPECIAL OFFER

As we grow, we want to take time to celebrate those who have helped and supported us along the way. To do this we are offering a day of completely free exams for: • All past clients who have not been seen in PT in the past 2 months • All present clients who have another problem currently not being treated • All loved ones, family, friends, neighbors and co-workers of our past and present clients If you are a past or present patient, call now to schedule your Free Exam. If you are referring a friend or family member, just give them the certificate included in this letter and have them call to schedule their Free Exam. THE EXAMS WILL BE HELD ON: >> WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 26TH << AT ALL 4 OF OUR PHYSICAL THERAPY LOCATIONS Each FREE EXAMwill consist of a 25-minute one-on-one appointment with one of our physical therapists. The therapist will talk with you about the history of your problem. They will take measurements to test how well you are moving and to test your strength. After a thorough exam,we will give you a written plan of care, outlining: 1. The cause of your pain or problem. 2. A plan for successful treatment.


•Ankle Pain •Difficulty/Pain with exercise

•Neck Pain • Shoulder Pain • Knee Pain

• Lower Back Pain/ Sciatica •Arthritis

If you are having pain or problems with day to day activities such as walking, standing, sitting for long periods, going up or down steps, getting in and out of the car, sleeping AND/OR you are having pain with exercise such as running, biking, weight lifting, fitness classes, or swimming then this is an excellent opportunity to see our staff and find out the cause of your problem. Garnet Valley (484)800-8186 Call the specific location you would like to schedule your exam Cherry Hill (856)874-1166 Haddonfield (856) 616-8000

Washington Township (856) 582-3400



WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 26TH This is our big thank-you for allowing us to serve you. The free exams are for: • All patients who have not seen a PT in the past 2 months. • All present patients who have another problem not currently being treated. • All loved ones, family members, friends, neighbors, and co-workers of our past and present patients. Patient Appreciation Event F R E E E XAM C E R T I F I CAT E THE FREE EXAM IS IDEAL FOR PEOPLE SUFFERING WITH:

•Neck Pain • Shoulder Pain • Knee Pain

•Ankle Pain • Pain with exercise

• Lower Back Pain • Sciatica •Arthritis Pain


Cherry Hill (856)874-1166 Garnet Valley (484)800-8186 Call the specific location you would like to schedule your exam Haddonfield (856) 616-8000

Washington Township (856) 582-3400

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