NEWS L E T T ER LIVE A HAPPIER & HEALTHIER LIFE WITH PHYSICAL THERAPY!
A healthy, strong, and active lifestyle is what everyone strives for. However, it is not always easy to obtain, especially for those suffering from chronic pain. The very thought of going out and exercising with your aches and pains may leave you feeling uncomfortable. Fortunately, there is a simpler solution to gaining the active lifestyle you desire. Physical therapy can help you achieve optimum levels of health and fitness, all while reducing your pain. If you are looking for a healthier, stronger, and more active lifestyle, contact FYZICAL Arkansas today! (continued inside) INSIDE: • Getting On Track With Physical Therapy • Aspire Toward A Happier And Healthier Life Today! • Springtime Recipe: Asparagus Risotto
NEWS L E T T ER
• Getting On Track With PHYSICAL THERAPY • Aspire Toward INSIDE:
A Happier And HEALTHIER LIFE TODAY!
GETTING ON TRACK WITH PHYSICAL THERAPY
• SPRINGTIME RECIPE: Asparagus Risotto
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The purpose of physical therapy remains the same, no matter what you are seeking its services for. Perhaps you are still suffering from the lingering pain of an injury? Perhaps you are recovering from a surgery and trying to get your range of motion back? Perhaps your joints simply aren’t what they used to be, and you are looking for relief? Whatever the case may be, physical therapists are dedicated to relieving your pain and getting you back to your peak level of physical health. Aphysicaltherapist isamovementspecialist,educated in analyzing mobility issues with walking, running, jumping, bending, stretching, and almost every other form of physical activity. Our physical therapists can pinpoint problem areas and create a customized treatment plan aimed at improving those areas. Through in-office sessions and at-home exercises, patients strengthen their muscles and joints, improve their balance, build endurance, and experience pain relief, all without the unwanted harmful risks of drugs or surgery. Physical therapy treatments are catered toward your needs and goals!
Physical therapy is generally comprised of three important phases: pain relief, strengthening, and functional integration.Somepeopleareapprehensive towardphysicaltherapybecausetheybelieve itwillhurt them; however, the opposite is usually true. Physical therapy is aimed at pain relief and strengthening. This is achieved through several treatment services, such as ice and heat therapies, stretching, bracing, and ultrasound. An active lifestyle is also dependent upon movement. Our physical therapists will cater your treatment plan aroundspecificmovementsdesigned to increaseyour strength, flexibility, balance, and overall mobility. Your physical therapist will assist you with many of these exercises, but will also provide some simple ones that can be done at home. The end goal of physical therapy is living the life you want, free frompainful limitations.Thatcanonlyhappen when you apply the concepts you learn from your treatmentstotheoutsideworld.Ourphysicaltherapists are as dedicated as you are, and will encourage you to achieve all the goals you set forth in the beginning.
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Maintainingahealthy lifestyle takeswork,butonceyouget into thegroove of it, itbecomesmucheasier.Forexample,eatingnutritious foods isoneof the easiest ways to improve your health (although we know those sweets are hard to kick.) Physical activity is the hardest aspect to get in the habit of doing, especially if you are being held back by chronic pain. Some people try tomask theirsymptomswithanti-inflammatoryorpain-relieving medications,whileothersunfortunatelygiveupon the ideaofbeingactive altogether.Luckily, there isanalternativeoption:physical therapy. With the help of a physical therapist, it is possible to reclaim your pain-free, healthy lifestyle, and get back to doing the activities you love. Everyone has different needs based on the conditions of their bodies. There isnocookie-cutterapproachtohealthandwellness,asonetreatment plan may not work the same for one person as it would for another. Your physical therapist will work closely with you to evaluate your mobility, balance, range of motion, and severity of pain. Your physical goals will also be taken into account when creating your treatment plan, as well as any health risks that may be holding you back. At your initialevaluation,youmaybeasked toperformbasicmovements,such as sitting down, standing up, walking, lifting, stretching, or other motions. Once your physical therapist has a clear picture of what you need, he or she will begin constructing a treatment plan to help relieve your pain and achieve your goals.
In the end, an active lifestyle is more than possible, even if you struggle with chronic pain. If you are looking to improve your health, strength, and physicalactivity, lookno further– FYZICALArkansas ishere tohelp.Schedule a consultation with one of our physical therapists today and get started on your journey toward better health and wellness! Sources: http://www.apta.org/uploadedFiles/APTAorg/About_Us/Policies/Practice/ PTRoleAdvocacy.pdf http://www.apta.org/Media/Releases/Consumer/2013/12/5/
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Place 1 cup asparagus and 1 cup broth in a blender; puree until smooth. Combine puree, remaining 2 cups broth, and 1 1/2 cups water in a medium saucepan; bring to a simmer (do not boil). Keep warm over low heat. Melt butter in a large heavy saucepan over medium heat. Add onion to pan; cook 8 minutes or until tender, stirring occasionally. Stir in rice; cook 1 minute, stirring constantly. Stir in wine; cook 2 minutes or until liquid is nearly absorbed, stirring constantly. Add 1/2 cup broth mixture; cook 2 minutes or until the liquid is nearly absorbed, stirring constantly. Add remaining puree mixture, 1/2 cup at a time, stirring constantly until each portion of broth is absorbed before adding the next (about 30 minutes total). Stir in remaining 3 cups asparagus; cook 2 minutes. Stir in 3/4 cup cheese, cream, salt, and pepper. Transfer risotto to a bowl. Serve with remaining 1/4 cup cheese. SPRINGTIME RECIPE Asparagus Risotto DIRECTIONS
• 1/2 cup dry white wine • 1 cup (4 ounces) grated fresh Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese • 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream • 1 tsp salt • 1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
• 4 cups (1-inch) slices asparagus • 3 cups vegetable broth • 1 1/2 cups water • 1 tbsp butter • 2 cups chopped onion (about 1 large) • 2 cups uncooked Arborio rice
AVOID ACHES & PAINS In The Garden This Spring!
Common gardening activities, such as digging, planting, weeding, mulching, and raking can cause stress and strain on muscles and joints. This is especially true for senior citizens and people who are normally sedentary. Different body areas such as the shoulders, neck, back, and knees can be vulnerable to injury during gardening. These tips can help prevent injuries: • Warm up before you garden. A 10 minute brisk walk and stretches for the spine and limbs are good ways to warm up. • Change positions frequently to avoid stiffness or cramping. • Make use of a garden cart or wheelbarrow to move heavy planting materials or tools. Be sure to keep your back straight while using a wheelbarrow.
• If kneeling on both knees causes discomfort in your back, try kneeling on one and keep the other foot on the ground. Use knee pads or a gardening pad when kneeling. • If kneeling or leaning down to the ground causes significant pain in your back or knees, consider using elevated planters to do your gardening. • Avoid bending your wrist upwards when pulling things or using gardening tools. Instead, keep your wrist straight and use your shoulder muscles to pull and lift. • End your gardening session with some gentle backward bending of your low back, a short walk and light stretching, similar to stretches done before starting. Author: Andrea Avruskin PT, DPT
Patient Success Story DEEP TISSUE LASER THERAPY SAFE • EFFECTIVE • DRUG - FREE • PAIN RELIEF
“My experience here has been very beneficial.” “My experience here has been very beneficial, following my back surgery. I had not been too impressed with previous physical therapy experiences elsewhere, but the people here changed my mind. The personal care that Jackie and Stewart provided proved to be very helpful and without their help and guidance, I don’t think I would be as far along in recovery as I have. I intend to continue my recovery be way of the monthly membership.” – M.M.
• Back Pain • Neck Pain • Shoulder Pain
• Foot Pain • Knee Pain • Post-surgery
TREATMENTS FEEL GOOD Laser therapy creates little to no sensation or it can create a gentle, warm sensation. TREATMENTS ARE FAST With LightForce lasers, treatments are quick— usually 5-12 minutes depending on the size, depth, and acuteness of the condition being treated.Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4
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