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Patient Referral Program Do you want to take advantage of our Patient Referral Program but don’t have a card handy? Just clip this card from the newsletter, add YOUR name and phone number and give it to a friend or family member. For every new patient you refer we will give you your choice of a gift card to the movies (good for 2 admissions), $20.00 for coffee or tea at Peet’s or a $25.00 gift card for Le Boulanger. Remember--each patient you refer must bring in a referral card and be a NEW patient to the clinic. South Valley Physical Therapy Would Like To Say Thank You! Thank You!

CALL TODAY! 408-365-8400 Fax: 408-365-8417

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For scheduling and pricing questions please email patientrep@svpt.net

Are You Keeping up With Your Resolutions?

New Year’s Eve has come and gone, but how many resolutions have stayed intact? According to a study conducted by Strava, a social network for athletes, the majority of people give up on their resolutions by January 12th – not even two weeks after beginning them! So, why does this fate exist for so many people? Tied at the top for number one, the two most common resolutions across the United States are to eat heathier and get more exercise. These resolutions can be difficult to keep up with for a number of reasons, especially if they require significant lifestyle changes. Some of the most commonly reported reasons for ditching resolutions include: • Getting injured early on. • Lack of time. • Improper exercises, leading to pain or injury. • Lack of motivation. While these are all valid reasons, they are also entirely avoidable. Below you’ll find some helpful tips for keeping up with your resolutions – or starting them up again, if you’ve strayed away!

Designating time. Nomatter what your resolution may be, there is always a way to fit it into your busy schedule. Let’s say you want to train for a triathlon or you simply want to fit more gym time into your week. It’s difficult when you have a million things going on at once – you have to work, make meals, pick up the kids from school… Where can you find the time? Even if you take a half hour out of your day between driving the kids around or beginning your commute to work, you can still make a significant amount of progress by the end of the year. Taking care of pain at the start. One of the biggest mistakes peoplemake is waiting too long to treat their pain. If you’ve started a newworkout regimen and your legs feel achy the day after you begin, it would be in your best interest to rest and get them looked at if the pain persists. Many people try to push through the pain, increasing their likelihood of sustaining an injury that’ll take a good amount of time to heal – and therefore giving up on their goal altogether.

Seeking help. Sometimes, getting started on a new goal (and sticking to it!) can pose challenges. At South Valley Physical Therapy, we can help set you up with a plan for sticking to your resolutions. We can provide exercise tips with proper techniques, as well as nutritional tips for reaching your optimum levels of health and physical activity. For help with your resolutions, contact us today!

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