Spine & Rehab Specialists - July 2020

JULY 2020

6358 EDGEMERE BLVD. EL PASO, TEXAS 79925 915-562-8525

11851 PHYSICIANS DRIVE EL PASO, TX 79936 915-855-6466


Hey there, readers! It’s Bonnie again! These last few months have been mentally difficult for a lot of us, so I thought this would be a good time to share how Harry and I are staying positive and confident through these tough times. It just so happens that July 3 is “Compliment Your Mirror Day,” so really, I think we need to have this conversation — it’s just meant to be! Of course, the big news Harry shared in last month’s newsletter about our new clinic location is one thing keeping our spirits up. But there are also a few other reasons we’ve been able to stay positive in the face of the COVID-19 turmoil and all the other punches thrown at us in our nearly 23 years in business. It sounds a bit cliché, but honestly, the biggest thing that keeps us going and holds our chins up no matter what is our “why” — the reason Harry opened Spine & Rehab Specialists in the first place. His motivation back then was to give more people access to quality PT, and he has stuck to that “why” since he opened his very first clinic. It’s not an exaggeration to say our passion for PT and our concentration on quality care has kept us going. That’s at the forefront of our minds every day when we come into work, pandemic or no pandemic, and personally, it gets me through even the worst days.

our outlooks positive is surrounding ourselves with people who are just as passionate as we are. I’m talking about our amazing staff, of course, but also about our patients! We truly treasure every piece of positive feedback we get from them, and we love to see them thrilled about making progress or returning to the clinic after years away. Constructive criticism is just as valuable. While you might think it would dampen our spirits, in reality, it energizes us to get better and work harder. If you have any feedback for us, positive or negative, please send us an email or a text! Fun fact: Both of our office phone lines also accept text messages, so you don’t even need to call to reach us. I hope when our patients come in, they can feel the positive energy in our clinics. I’d love for our happiness to rub off! Studies have shown that a positive attitude can do wonders for patients in recovery. One study published in The Journal of American Medicine and cited by Harvard Women’s Health Watch found that people who had a positive attitude about their condition (in this case, aging) were 44% more likely to recover from a disability than people who were more negative. Another study published by the National Center for Biotechnology Information, this one focusing on people recovering from hip fractures, found that while rehab was key to recovery, “Participants also recognized the importance of their own internal

drive or motivation and noted that it was essential to maintain a positive attitude and to fully engage in the recommended rehabilitation activities.” Here at Spine & Rehab Specialists, we’re thankful to facilitate that kind of recovery — both mental and physical! Nothing means more to us than looking back at all the patients we’ve helped over the years. If you’re struggling to stay positive right now, I hope you’ll put some of our strategies to work in your own life. Remember your “why,” surround yourself with positive people, and always try to see the bright side. You might even want to take “Compliment Your Mirror Day” literally this year and give yourself a little pep talk. Who knows? It could make all the difference in the world. Wishing you safety and good health, –Bonnie Koster

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