Foothills Physical Therapy December 2018

FROM THE DESK OF Tom Thoman DISCOVER YOUR ROOTS G enealogy A ctivities for the W hole F amily Foothills PT News • 207-625-4300

Meet Victoria and Carla

When you visit Foothills for your first appointment, you will likely be greeted by one of us. Our goal is to make your physical therapy experience as easy as possible. We are very knowledgeable with all insurance plans and will help you understand your physical therapy benefits. We will also be asking you to fill out several forms. We know this is not everyone’s favorite part, however regulations require us to ask for this information. You will also be asked to fill out questionnaires that directly pertain to your medical condition. Our therapists look closely at this information to ensure they have a complete picture of your overall health. Did you know that some insurances do not require a referral for physical therapy? In Maine, you have direct access to physical therapy, meaning that you can come directly to us for your care. Our therapists will determine whether you are a good candidate for PT and will communicate with your physician. After your first session is complete, we will then help you schedule any future appointments that best fit your schedule.

While some parents worry about negative stories that may accompany their ancestry, many experts and historians encourage teaching children about their heritage and genealogy at a young age. Learning about their heritage and family traditions develops an important part of a child’s identity, so take the opportunity to teach your children about your family history and where those traditions come from. Gather the family together and follow these tips to teach the young’uns about the golden days.


Getting crafty is a popular way to teach your kids about their heritage. This gives children an outlet for their creative energy while educating them about the intricacies of genealogy and research. Kids can create a family tree or timeline with cardboard and construction paper. Have them start small with their own names and names of their siblings, parents, and grandparents. Then extend the tree to cousins, aunts, uncles, and great-relatives. Once they finish, have your kid present their family tree to a neighbor or their grandparent so they can teach others what they learned.


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In today’s digital landscape, searching for ancestors and relatives is often as easy as a Google search. Visit the home country of your ancestors via Google Earth and learn more about the culture and heritage of your family’s ancestors. After taking a virtual tour of the city or town, search for recipes, games, or outfits that your family can create together. Have each kid select which one they’re interested in, and do them together!

-Victoria & Carla

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