Petro Law Firm June 2018

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Petro Law Firm 2323 2nd Avenue North Birmingham, AL 35203

INSIDE THIS ISSUE From the Desk of Mark PAGE 1 The Great Barbecue Debate PAGE 1 3 Fathers Who Risked It All for Their Kids PAGE 2 HowMeditation Can Help the Aging Brain PAGE 3 Take a Break! PAGE 3 Oatmeal Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches PAGE 3 Physical Therapy Is MoreThan a Physical It’s not uncommon for physical therapy (PT) to focus on the strictly physiological aspects of your health; after all, the word “physical” is right there in the name. But while PT is an incredible recovery tool, it provides a number of other benefits that are often overlooked. EMOTIONAL WELL-BEING The emotional impact of PT cannot be overstated. An injury can cause feelings of helplessness, fear, and uncertainty, which can suffocate even the most iron-willed individuals. After a major surgery, it feels defeating to wake up every day with severe limitations. PT helps you take proactive steps toward recuperation, putting the power back in your hands. SLEEP QUALITY Journey PAGE 4

Nonphysical Benefits of Physical Therapy

anymore. You are in control of your destiny, and that will give you the peace of mind and confidence to achieve your goals. Physical therapy may feel daunting in the beginning as you teach your body to relearn proper movement and work through an injury. But if you stick with it and follow your physical therapist’s instructions, you’ll come out the other side feeling better physically and emotionally.

deprivation. This can lead to a slew of other health complications and a decrease in quality of life. When you start physical therapy, you push your body to its limits, and the natural effects of exercise will help you sleep better. You’ll also sleep better once pain no longer keeps you tossing and turning at night. STRESS RELIEF Stress caused by an injury can derail your body’s homeostasis, piling up and creating a catastrophic landslide in your life. By actively participating in regular physical therapy, your mindset will change, and the stress caused by your injury will gradually begin to decrease. CONFIDENCE BOOST Perhaps the most substantial nonphysical benefit of PT is what it does for your confidence. When you’re on the path to recovery, you don’t have to feel vulnerable

Before pursuing physical therapy, many patients experience varying levels of sleep

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