Rehab Advantage: COVID-19

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COVID-19 AND PHYSICAL THERAPY KEEPING UP WITH YOUR PHYSICAL HEALTH

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic that has been causing numerous health care facilities to shut down, we as medical professionals are diligently trying to serve our patients in the best ways possible without risking the spread of this disease.

I N S I D E COVID-19 AND PHYSICAL THERAPY TELEHEALTH

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STAFF SPOTLIGHT HEALTHY RECIPE

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COVID-19 AND PHYSICAL THERAPY KEEPING UP WITH YOUR PHYSICAL HEALTH

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running positions, with right arm bent in front of your torso and your left arm bent behind your torso. In one motion, extend your right leg so that it is behind you and lean forward with your torso, extending your right arm in front of you and your left arm behind you. 3. Split Stance Side Plank with Arm Raise. Planks are always a good choice for working out at home, since they are easy to do and great at targeting several muscles at once. With these planks, you’ll be taking your home workouts to the next level! For the Split Stance Side Plank with Arm Raise, begin by lying on one side of your body, propping yourself up with your bent arm on that side. Lift your hips so you are in a side plank position, and lift your opposite arm to the sky. Hold this position for 30 seconds or until you begin to feel tired. Repeat these steps on the opposite side. 4. Dynamic Hamstring Warm Up. It is important to stretch those hamstrings while you’re stuck at home to prevent them from becoming tight! This exercise will help you do just that. Begin standing up straight. Bend your right knee, and extend your left leg out in front of you so the heel of your foot is to the floor and your toes are to the sky. Bend your torso over your outstretched leg in a 90 degree angle, feeling the stretch in your left hamstring. Repeat these steps on the opposite side, making sure to alternate between each of your legs to get a good stretch on both sides. 5. Dynamic Hip Flexor WarmUp Straight. This exercise is great for getting your body all stretched out either before or after a workout. It is easy to do and targets several muscles in your body! With this one, you will also begin by standing up straight. Place one foot in front of you in a slight lunge position and reach your arms to the sky. Arch your back and look up to feel the stretch in your back, shoulders, and neck. Repeat these steps on the opposite leg. This exercise is also very helpful to do whenever you are feeling tight or achy in your back, neck, or upper extremities!

The sedentary lifestyle that I’m sure many people have experienced since being quarantined to their homes can actually lead to more aches, pains, and discomfort than one may think. Your body, quite simply, was made to move! With gyms and exercise classes closing down for the time being, it can be difficult to find the motivation to get your daily physical activity while sitting at home. Luckily, there are several easy exercises you can do on your own to relieve your pain and get moving! Just because you’re in the confines of your home during this time, it doesn’t mean you can’t still achieve a workout. Nowmore than ever it is important to take care of your health. At Rehab Advantage & Sports Medicine, we are still here to help you achieve your physical goals, even while you are quarantined at home. Below are some exercises you can do on your own to get moving and stay active, even as everything is closing down: 1. Dumbbell Wood Chops. Looking for exercises to do with your dumbbell at home? Dumbbell Wood Chops are a great full-body exercise to get you moving. Begin by holding the dumbbell with both hands above one side of your head. Swing the dumbbell in a controlled motion diagonally down across your body, toward your opposite hip. Use the power from your hip rotation to make this swinging motion. By engaging your back, shoulder, legs, and abdominal muscles, you can feel good knowing that you’re getting the full workout you’re looking for! 2. Running Man. Are you an avid runner or cycler? When quarantined at home, it can seem disheartening when unable to go outdoors and do the activities you enjoy. Exercises like the Running Man can simulate the feeling of those activities by focusing on the same muscles. Begin by lifting your right leg so that it is parallel to the floor. Bend your arms into proper

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REHAB ADVANTAGE IS HERE FOR YOU If you have any questions about these workouts or if you’d like to inquire about additional advice to get moving from the comfort and safety of your own home, don’t hesitate to call or message us.

To do your part to prevent the spread of this contagious disease, we ask parents that if you are demonstrating symptoms of coronavirus— coughing, sneezing or fever—to please stay home. Additionally, if you or your family has been exposed to someone who has a confirmed case of the virus, please notify us immediately, so we can take necessary steps.

For the time being, Rehab Advantage & Sports Medicine is also still open and seeing patients, while taking the necessary precautions to make sure everything is sanitary, and everyone is safe. However, certain visits will be transitioned over to our telehealth services so we can treat patients virtually. If you feel as if you need to come in physically for an appointment, we are here to help. If you would like to receive assistance while also distancing at home, we are here to help you, as well. Our Policy On Coronavirus Rehab Advantage is committed to the health and wellbeing of you and your family. In the wake of the recent spread of COVID-19, also known as the novel coronavirus, we are taking every precaution. Before and after ever session we are asking our clients and staff to wash or sanitize their hands. Additionally, we have increased the number of times per day that we sanitize our equipment and facility.

Your cooperation in this tough time is what makes us able to continue to provide valuable services to you and your family.

We appreciate your ongoing support.

For more information on our clinic safety practices or additional advice on how you can stay active at home during this time, contact us today.

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• 1/4 tsp wasabi powder (optional) • 1 cup chicken or vegetable broth • 1/2 cup coconut milk • Salt & pepper to taste • Squeeze of fresh lemon or lime juice For garnish: • broccol i florets, l ightly steamed • 1/4 cup Greek yogurt, thinned with milk • Chia seeds

I am excited to be back in Dublin at Rehab Advantage after practicing 9 years of traveling physical therapy. I have traveled from the East Coast of Beaufort S.C. to as far as sunny Phoenix Arizona. I

INGREDIENTS • 3 Cups baby spinach or super greens blend • 1 clove whole peeled garlic • 2 tbsp fresh ginger, sliced

have practiced physical therapy for 39 years in a variety of different settings including outpatient clinics, hospitals, nursing homes, rehabilitation centers and home health. I furthered my education by becoming an Athletic Trainer. Locally, I mainly assisted Trinity Christian school but at times I have assisted with the Laurens County and Dublin Schools. Also, I have assisted Middle Georgia College with their athletic programs. I have continued to increase my knowledge and skills. I recently became certified in Dry Needling. I look forward to continuing to assist Dublin and surrounding counties with their physical therapy needs.

• 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper • 1/4 tsp ground turmeric

DIRECTIONS Mix all ingredients (except those for the garnish) together using a high speed blender. Heat over stovetop until steaming hot. To serve, pour into a bowl and garnish with broccoli florets, a swirl of yogurt, and chia seeds.

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LIGHTFORCE LASER THERAPY Rehab Advantage & Sports Medicine offers the latest tools in rehabilitation, including LightForce Laser Therapy! To learn more about how Laser Therapy can help you, visit our website and simply click on

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WORKSHOPS WILL BE CONDUCTED ON FACEBOOK LIVE MAY 21, 2020 6:00 PM HE E L PA I N WORKSHOP MAY 7, 2020 6:00 PM ARTHR I T I S WORKSHOP

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• Physical therapy • Occupational therapy • Orthopedic rehabilitation • Sports injuries • Joint rehabilitation • Dry Needling • Class IV Laser Therapy • Arthritis • ANDMORE!

TELEHEALTH: SERV ING PAT I ENTS IN THESE TROUBL ING T IMES Medicare is now covering Telehealth for all Medicare patients. Call us more information.

With the COVID-19 Pandemic affecting the whole world concurrently, and many individuals are staying home, the US government is encouraging telemedicine for patients to be able to receive care using this technology that everyone has access to on their phones. Physical and occupational therapy focuses on treating conditions affecting the neurological and musculoskeletal system, including joints, muscles, bones, ligaments, and tendons. Video visits can be used to guide patients through strengthening, flexibility, and functional mobility exercises

to recover from surgery or address chronic conditions. Video visits improve compliance with treatment plans and reduces the burden on both patients and caregivers. Please call us to set up a time for one of our therapists to video-call you on Facetime, Skype, or WhatsApp, and ensure that you are doing your Home Exercises correctly.” We are also offering home health services to those patients that urgently require therapy.

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Rehab Advantage & Sports Medicine is a privately owned physical therapy and rehabilitation practice. We offer the latest treatment techniques to reduce pain and achieve results for each patient. Rehab Advantage provides patient centered care and gives individualized treatments to help every patient achieve their goals!

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