ISSUE: JULY 2020
SIDESTEPPING ACHES & PAINS Our licensed physical therapists can guide you through proper exercises, stretches, movements, and body control, in order to prevent future injuries fromoccurring. Many injuries occur due to improper techniques or overexerting your body. Some of the most commonly sustained injuries include sprains, strains, and tendinitis: Many people think “sprains” and “strains” are synonymous; however, they have one distinct difference. SPRAINS occur when a ligament is stretched beyond its limits or torn, while STRAINS occur when a tendon is stretched beyond its limits or torn. Tendons are tissues that connect muscles to bones, and ligaments are tissues that connect bones to one another. Sprains and strains can both range frommild to severe, and even mild ones may take up to 6 weeks to heal. When they become more severe, braces or surgical correction may be necessary. This will require a longer recovery time, up to 8 weeks or longer, and physical therapy treatments will likely be prescribed. It is important to note that it is in your best interest to have a physical therapist make sure a sprain or strain is fully healed before returning to your normal level of physical activity, as it is common for old sprains and strains to develop again in the future if they have not been properly rehabilitated. AVOID FUTURE INJURY WITH PHYSICAL THERAPY
TENDINITIS is an overuse injury that causes the tendons to become inflamed. There are several reasons why tendinitis may occur, but whatever the case may be, we know that it has developed as a result of unnecessary amounts of strain. For example, some peoplemay develop tendinitis in their shoulders or elbows because of improper posture. If the neck and back are not properly aligned, unnecessary stress is placed on other parts of the body. Movements in the shoulders and arms are altered as a way to compensate, causing increased strain on the tendons. Tendinitis can be corrected with physical therapy treatments, since PTs are trained in relieving pain, decreasing inflammation, and restoring you to your normal posture, motion, and function.
DID YOU KNOW...
...that PTIS sells supplies for exercise and health? We have therabands, pilates balls, CBD lotions, and more. Check out the displays in the waiting area and/or ask the front desk for more information.
HAPPY JULY BIRTHDAYS TO OUR PTIS STAFF! Renee Gonzalez July 6 Heather Lee July 20 Jordan Couchon July 25
QUOTE OF THE MONTH
SOMETHING GOOD IN COLORADO
Coronavirus shutdown doesn’t stop the 100th birthday party for Evelyn Berkey. An event had been planned at the Castle Rock Country Club to celebrate Evelyn’s birthday but it was canceled because of stay-at-home orders due to the coronavirus outbreak. Despite the hiccup, more than 100 people in some 70 vehicles passed in front of her Castle Rock home to shout happy birthdays and to hand the woman of honor flowers, cards and other gifts.
“This will remain the land of the free so long as it is the home of the brave.” - Elmer Davis
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