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The Pittman CONNECTION The Newsletter About Your Health And Caring For Your Body

havemade several additions to our teamand thegrowthhasbeenablessing. Tessa,Mallory, Paige, Nicolle, and Cheryl have all joined our team. We have increased our ability to keep you healthy by teaming with JenFitness for strength classes, yoga classes and personal training. We are offering improved nutrition by partnering with Kettlebell Cookery for healthymeal options. Our Laser, DryNeedling, Cupping, and Tempering treatments have helped 1000’s to achieve better and faster results. We are looking to expand in 2020 to be able to helpmore people feel better and enjoy life to the fullest. Onapersonal note, I am looking forward to2020as a year of personal growth. I have big plans for Pittman PT this year and I am so thankful that YOU have trusted us to be your partner in health. We couldn’t be here providing care for our great community without YOU. Here is to a great 2020. Can you believe that it is 2020?! How long will it take you to stop writing 2019 on your checks??? Jeremy

Wow... where did 2019 go. It is said that time flies when you are having fun. Well, it does. I believe itwasKennyChestney that said, “Don’t Blink.” Actually, I know it wasKenny because that isoneofmy favorite songs. And yes, I am a country music fan. Anyway, 2019 flew by. We had a lot going on and a lot of traveling. I amquite tired of being on an airplane andprobably should’ve gotten that Capital One Venture Card to earn double miles on all purchases. “WHAT’S IN YOUR WALLET??” The Pittman clan went to LA several timesand I can tell you that, I LoveThe South. We are just good people. Not that the people in LA are mean, I just prefer southern hospitality... and sweet tea. I also went to Phillywithmy oldest son, Stone, towatch the NCAALacrosseNational Championship (the cheesesteak was amazing!!!) and to Omaha with Foster for a baseball tournament (got to see a game of the College World Series). BUT... I am definitely happy to be home with no plans to go anywhere for a bit. This year at the clinic has been crazy as well. If youhaven’t been in theoffice for awhile, you will probably not recognize many faces. We

The Pittman CONNECTION The Newsletter About Your Health And Caring For Your Body


ALSO INSIDE: • 5 Healthy Eating Resolutions • Free Wellness Program Day: January 16 th • Monthly Challenge: Dress Up to Win! • Patient Success Spotlight • Share the Benefits of Physical Therapy

A NEW YEAR, A NEW YOU! How to Approach Your 2020 Resolutions

1. Consider Your Intentions. The most common resolutions are to lose weight, spend lessmoney, andget organized.Those are all valuable and healthy practices. But why are they your intentions? Do you want to feel better about your body? Know that you won’t need to worry about money for retirement?Honoring the personal meaning behind an action helps us maintain our resolve. 2. Focus on Process, Not Results. Don’t focus on a result, with no identification of a process for how to get there. Intensely focusing on results paradoxically makes us less likely to achieve them. Instead of focusing on “losing 10 pounds,” try focusing on going for walks or eating healthy salads for lunch — you will probably end up losing some weight in the process. And you’ll probably enjoy the journey a lot more. The focus of our resolution should be the process — the infinite present moments in

which transformation will occur — rather than the single instance of its attainment. 3. Consider Resolution Alternatives. If the pressure of New Year’s Resolutions is too much, consider a few alternative ways to set your intentions for the upcoming year: • Make a Vision Board: A vision board compiles images that represent what you want for yourself in the upcoming year. It’s a great way to have a visual reminder of your intentions. • Choose aWord of the Year: Many people have embraced the trend of choosing a word for the year — like breathe, trust, dance, fly — that encapsulates the feelings, attitudes, and behaviors they desire in the year ahead. This word can guide your choices and actions— instead of setting firm expectations for yourself, you can ask if a particular behavior aligns with your word and your intentions.

Ultimately, New Year’s Resolutions are about growth and improvement. They are about bringing health and joy and ease into our lives. With mindfulness we can bring awareness to our habits and hold ourselves with compassion and kindness as we seek meaningful transformation. Is your 2020 resolution to achieve a more healthy life or improve your fitness level? Let PittmanPhysical Therapy help you reach your goals. Our physical therapists can help you improve your mobility and strength, as well as get you in the best shape of your life. Start making movements toward success today! Call us at 901-850-5246 and tell us about your New Year’s Resolutions. We want to help you!

Healthy Eating Resolutions

Resolution 1. Eat More Omega-3s Solution: Seek out seafood. Gettingmore foods rich in omega-3 fatty acidsmight just help you keep your blood pressure down. Research suggests that omega-3s can help improve your mood, which we all need a little help with in the short, dark days of winter. Aim to get two servings of fish a week, particularly fatty fish, such as salmon, sardines and some types of tuna, which are rich in omega- 3s. Not a fish lover? Opt for walnuts and flax, which are good non fish sources of omega-3s. The majority of people don’t eat the daily recommended 3 or more servings of vegetables, according to a recent report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Roasting vegetables caramelizes their natural sugars so they taste fantastic. It’s an easy way to cook veggies for dinner—pop a pan of them in the oven and make the rest of dinner while they roast. Resolution 3. Up Your Fiber Intake Solution: Experiment with whole grains. Getting enough fiber may help prevent cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes and a number of cancers. And eating more fiber may help you slim down. But the average person eats about 14 Resolution 2. Pile On The Veggies Solution: Get out the roasting pan.

grams a day—the recommended daily intake is 21 to 38 grams. One of the easiest ways to up your fiber intake is to eat more whole grains. Quinoa, whole- wheat couscous, bulgur and polenta are all quick-cooking options to add to your weeknight repertoire.

Resolution 4. Eat Less Meat Solution: Learn to like tofu more.

A popular reason to cut back on meat is for environmental reasons, but you’ll be helping your heart too. When you replace meat with soy, you’ll naturally eat less saturated fat. While tofu might not have a real “flavor,” that’s what makes it so versatile—it soaks up the flavors of a stir-fry sauce or marinade like a sponge, making it taste terrific! Resolution5. Rein inYour Sugar Addiction Solution:Make low-sugar treats to satisfy your sweet tooth. We eat too much sugar. We consume 355 calories—or 22 teaspoons—of added sugars a day. Luckily, you can still make treats that satisfy your sweet tooth and cut back on your sugar intake at the same time by choosing treats that are naturally sweet like fruit.

Sources: http://www.eatingwell.com/article/33738/5- healthy-eating-resolutions-you-can-actually-stick-to/

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Free Wellness Program Day Thursday, January 16 th WELLNESS PROGRAM DAY! You are invited to our FREE

Join us in our Wellness Program Workshop!

Come experience a day of free access to our facility and use of all equipment. You’ll get to work at your own pace independently while sharing the same space as our current patients.

Our facility at Pittman Physical Therapy offers bikes, treadmills, an elliptical, weights, physioballs, foam rollers, etc. With a variety of equipment, our program is designed to keep you active and doing the things you love on a daily basis.


Space is limited for the day, so call 901-850-5246 today to register!

Patient Success Spotlight

“I can walk without an aid, do my housekeeping chores, play with

grandchildren, and work in my yard! I can exercise on my own and BE ME AGAIN. ” “After back surgery and serious weakness, I came to Pittman Physical Therapy. My therapist was Brad. His attention to detail, encouragement about healing, determined attitude to make me stronger, and knowledge of “how to heal me” worked out wonderfully. My goals are 90% met! I can walk without an aid, do my housekeeping chores, play with grandchildren and work in my yard! I can exercise on my own and BE ME AGAIN. Thank you, Brad!” - B. S.


DRESS UP TO WIN Monthly Challenge One fun fact about me is that I’m shy at first but once you get to know me, I love to have fun and I’m very outgoing! I’m the crazy one in my friend circle and in my family. My name isMisha Patel and I am the Patient Care Advocate and Marketer here at Pittman PT! I will be 25 years old on the 25th of January! I was born in Bilston, England. Grew up in a small town called Orangeburg, SC. Then I moved to West Palm Beach, Florida and lived there for the rest of my teenage years. Lastly, I moved to Memphis when I was 18! I graduated fromThe University of Memphis with a Bachelor’s of Science Degree. GO TIGERS! I have 3 sister’s, 1 brother in-law, and 2 amazing parents who support me with everything! I have 1 sweet, smart, and goofy nephew, Liam, who is 4 years old. I have 1 newborn niece, Lyla, who is only a month old! I enjoy traveling all over the states with my other half (hopefully to be engaged soon)! I enjoy trying new things around Memphis! I love to watch sports with some of my favorite people. My teams are Dallas Cowboys, Manchester United, South Carolina Gamecocks, and good ole MEMPHIS TIGERS!

My New Year’s resolution is to stay active, fit, and healthy! My professional resolution is to stay on top of my game, plan an amazing year, and importantly... be happy! – Misha

Costume Corner

Check Out One of the Ugliest Sweaters of 2019 Our Ugly Sweater Contest was a Hit!

Next Theme Day: January 30th Dress Up as Your Favorite MARVEL Character! Dress Up & You Could WIN a... GIFTCARD!

Look Who Came to Pittman! (With moves like these, could Jeremy be Santa Claus?!?)

Try these exercises to help maintain a healthy body Exercise Essentials

FOUR POINT & ARM RAISE Relieves Neck & Shoulders

PRONE HIP EXTENSION Relieves Pain in the Lower Body

While lying face down with your knees straight, slowly raise one leg up off of the ground. Repeat 5 times.

Start on hands and knees, with hips and shoulders at 90°. Lift one arm out in front. Bring it back down and then repeat on opposite side. Repeat 8-10 times alternating arms.

Exercises copyright of

Not all exercises are appropriate for every person. Please consult with a healthcare provider before starting.


Who do you know that needs our help?

Refer a Friend

Do You Have Friends/Family Unable to Do the Following? 9 Move without pain 9 Bend & move freely 9 Balance confidently & securely 9 Sit for long periods of time comfortably 9 Walk for long distances 9 Live an active & healthy lifestyle

Share the Benefits of Pittman Physical Therapy! Has Pittman Physical Therapy helped you live a better life? Let others know how much we can help them, too! Simply visit the following links to leave your review on our Google and Facebook pages:

Referral Club: Thanks to our patients for referring a friend or family member! Dave Norris

Katie Landers Susan Ewing Laine Ivie Stacy Royalty Jodi Baumtrog Jen Perrymen Mitzi Workmen James Williams Jean Fletcher

Darrell White Misha Patel Vicki Gant Diane Barrett Mary Brock Shanna Beyer Lois Noe

David Gordon Dennis Robert Carol Knop Joyce Modlin Joann “Chip” Robertson

Larry Gossett Julie Copely June Gardner

If you know someone suffering with aches and pains, give the gift of health. Refer them to Pittman Physical Therapy today. Pass along this newsletter or have them call us directly to schedule an evaluation! You will get your name in our next newsletter and you could win a $20 gift card! WIN A $20 GIFT CARD



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