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November 2017 Inside This Newsletter • A Letter From Arlan • Fun Fridays • Patient Spotlights • Home Safety Checklist for Fall Hazards 1. Thank the person who sent you here AND 2. Refer people that you care about to us Back By Popular Demand Our goal is to serve you with such a great experience that you:

Winter is coming! We are smack dab in the middle of the busy holiday season. Now is the time for cooking, shopping, holiday parties, travel and many other activities that keep you busy. At OBTS we understand that you need to have all the energy you can get and move freely without pain, to keep up with the

Arlan Alburo, PT, MTC CEO, Co-Founder, OBTS

demands of the season. We want to make sure you survive! We are offering a HOLIDAY SURVIVAL KIT to our present and past patients. Look inside for more information about how to get yours. Supplies are limited so act fast! Checkout our great success stories this month. We love helping people feel better, and we can't help but brag about it. We also have a great safety chart to eliminate fall hazards in your home. Have a safe and joyful holiday season! Thank you! All the best,

Arlan Alburo

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"I had trouble with balance and weakness in my legs. Since therapy, I have improved my balance. My walking has improved, following exercises to increase leg strength. I am more confident doing things on my own. Thank you Orthopedic and Balance, I could not have done it without you." - Candy Phillips “I have improved my balance.”

“I can use my arm again!”

6 7 “It is such a relief to find a facility that really cares about my outcome.” 6 2 "It is such a relief to find a facility that really cares about my outcome. I work and am physically challenged by being on my feet for 6-8 hours at a time. The hands on approach was something I have not seen anywhere else and was very helpful. I feel improved core strength. OBTS is a great group of professionals, that provide excellent care." - Linda Camp 4

5 9 "I'm here because of a broken left humorous. Have been in a sling 24/7 for 5 weeks prior to starting physical therapy. When I started, I couldn't raise my left arm more than a few inches. Now I am able to raise it nearly to my head. I'm able to fasten my bra, while reaching behind my back. Also, I am able to reach forward with my left arm and pick up objects with my left hand that weigh 2 to 3 pounds without pain." - C. S.

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INSTRUCTIONS Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. In a medium bowl combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Set aside. In another medium bowl combine the butter, chocolate hazelnut spread, sugar, and brown sugar. Usinganelectricmixer,cream the ingredients together,about4minutes.Add the egg and vanilla and beat until smooth, about 1 minute. Using a wooden spoon or rubber spatula, stir in the flour mixture until just combined. Add the hazelnuts and stir until just combined. Using a tablespoon measure, spoonout thecookiedoughontoacookiesheet,spacing themoundsabout 4 inches apart. Use the tines of a fork to flatten the cookie dough. Bake until lightly golden around the edges, about 10 to 12 minutes. Use a metal spatula to transfer the cookies to a wire rack and let cool.

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for Fall Hazards This room-by-room checklist highlights possible fall hazards. If you mark “Yes” to any of these questions, consider the suggestions to help reduce your chances of falling. HOME SAFETY CHECKLIST FOR FALL HAZARDS This room-by-room checklist highlights possible fall hazards. If you mark “Yes” to any of these questions, consider the suggestions to help reduce your chances of falling.

Living Areas LIVING AREA

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Remove damaged floor coverings or secure them well with double-sided tape, nails, etc. It’s important to have a flat, sturdy walkway. The best thing to do is to remove throw rugs. Put double-sided tape on them so they don’t slip. Higher chairs and armrests are helpful for easing into a sitting position. Keep a phone nearby so you don’t have to get up quickly if the phone rings. Cordless phones are helpful. Keep a phone close to the floor in order to call for help in the event of a fall. Tape cords and wires to the wall or have an electrician install additional outlets. Moving the lamp closer to the bed or attaching a light to the headboard reduces the chances of falling. A longer phone xtension cord or a cordless phone within easy reach of the bed can reduce the chances of falling. Remove clutter from walkways to avoid tripping. Store glasses within reach of the bed. It’s best to have a straight path, clear of furniture. Rearrange furniture to provide for obstacle-free walking. Install longer cords or link ceiling lights/fans to a light switch on the wall to eliminate the need to look and reach up. Cords are a tripping hazard. Reroute cords so they do not cross walking paths and/or get an electrician to install additional outlets. Remove clutter from walkways to reduce the chances of tripping over it. Place a portable commode near the bed to eliminate nighttime trips to the bathroom.

Do carpets, rugs, and floor coverings have frayed corners or rolled-up edges? Are there throw rugs in walkways?

Is the path from the bedroom to the bathroom dark? Are towel racks used to balance or grab onto while getting in or out of the bathtub/shower?

Nightlights can be helpful in lighting the way.

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Moving the lamp closer to the bed or attaching a light to the headboard reduces the chances of falling. A longer phone extension cord or a cordless phone within easy reach of the bed can reduce the chances of falling. Are there floor mats or rugs in the kitchen? Is it necessary to reach far, bend over, or climb on a stool to get commonly-used kitchen items and foods? Is there liquid, food, grease, or other clutter on the floor? Store glasses within reach of the bed. Cords are a tripping hazard. Reroute cords so they do not cross walking paths and/or get an electrician to install additional outlets. Remove clutter from walkways to reduce the chances of tripping over it. Place a portable commode near the bed to eliminate nighttime trips to the bathroom. Patch leaks with caulk or other appropriate materials. Wipe up water immediately to prevent slipping. Use a bath mat with a slip resistant backing. A shower/bath storage unit that attaches to the side of the tub or shower wall can reduce the need to reach or turn around to get things. It may be helpful to raise the seat and/or install handrails. Replace the toilet with a higher toilet and/or install handrails. Is it necessary to get out of bed or reach far to get eyeglasses? Are there telephone, light, or television cords running along the floor on the walkways? Is th re clu ter (clothes, shoes, bo ks, etc.) on the floor? Is it common to get up many times during the night to use the bathroom? 1 www.moveforwardpt.com Possible Hazard Towel racks may not be mounted well enough to support a person’s weight. Install grab rails in the appropriate places. A shower seat allows older adults to shower without getting tired of standing or risking a fall because of dizziness. Possible Hazard Is there a long reach from the bed to a lig t? Is it necessary to get out of bed or reach far to get to the telephone? Install non-skid strips or a non-slip mat.

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Are chairs and couches low to the ground? Is it necessary to get up to answer the phone? Possible Hazard Is there a long reach from the bed to a light? Moving the lamp closer to the bed or attaching a light to the headboard reduces the chances of falling. A longer phone extension cord or a cordless phone within easy reach of the bed can reduce the chances of falling. Do you have to walk over or around electrical cords or wires? Are there newspapers, boxes, shoes, etc. on the floor? Is it necessary to get out of bed or reach far to get to the telephone? Is it necessary to get out of bed or reach far to get eyeglasses? Are there telephone, light, or television cords running along the floor on the walkways? Is there clutter (clothes, shoes, books, etc.) on the floor? Is it common to get up many times during the night to use the bathroom? Store glasses within reach of the bed. Cord are a tripping hazard. Reroute cords so they do not cr ss walking paths and/or get an electrician to install additional outlets. Remov clutter from walkways to reduce the chances of tripping over it. Place a portable commode near the bed to eliminate nighttime trips to the bathroom. Do you need to walk around furniture to get through the living area? Do you have to reach up to pull cords to lights or ceiling fans? Possible Hazard Remove throw rugs or secure them to the floor with slip-resistant backing. Rearrang cupboards and drawers so that items used most often are waist high. Use a sturdy step stool with a grab bar to reach items stored overhead. Never use a cha r as a step stool. Sweep often and wipe up liquid immediately to reduce the chances of slipping. Are there floor mats or rugs in the kitchen? Is it necessary to reach far, bend over, or climb on a stool to get commonly-used kitchen items and foods? Is there liquid, food, grease, or other clutter on the floor? Kitchen KITCHEN

Is it difficult to stand during a shower?

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Is the shower floor and/or bathtub slippery?

Is there any water on the floor after a bath/shower? Are there leaks from the tub/ shower?

Is it necessary to reach far or turn around to get towels, shampoo, and soap? Is it difficult to get on and off the toilet?

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Remove throw rugs or secure them to the floor with slip-resistant backing. Rearrange cupboards and drawers so that items used most often are waist high. Use a sturdy step stool with a grab bar to reach items stored overhead. Never use a chair as a step stool. Sweep often and wipe up liquid immediately to reduce the chances of slipping.

Is there a long reach from the bed to a light?

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Is it necessary to get out of bed or reach far to get eyeglasses? Are there telephone, light, or television cords running along the floor on the walkways? Is there clutter (clothes, shoes, books, etc.) on the floor? Is it common to get up many times during the night to use the bathroom?

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Special Thanks to Those Below Who Gave the Gift of Health, by Referring a Friend or Family Member Possible Hazard Yes Suggestions Are there floor mats or rugs in the kitchen? Remove throw rugs or secure them to the floor with slip-resistant backing.

Rearrange cupboards and drawers so that items used most often are waist high. Use a sturdy step stool with a grab bar to reach items stored overhead. Never use a chair as a step stool. Sweep often and wipe up liquid immediately to reduce the chances of slipping.

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Included in this exclusive package you will receive: 1. A comprehensive FREE thirty-point physical examination checking the muscles, joints, and nerve supply for any problems or irritation. • We will talk with you about the history of your condition. • We will take measurements to test how well you are moving and to test your strength and balance. • After a thorough exam, we will give you a written copy of: a) The cause of your pain or condition. b) A plan for successful treatment. But that’s not all! Because there are always those unexpected last few things to wrap and people to get things for, we are also including: • Two rolls of Christmas wrapping paper. • 3 present bags • 3 blank Christmas cards. • 1 roll of Scotch tape. Who is eligible to attend this FREE Holiday Survival Package Check Up Event?

· All past clients who have not been seen in PT in more than 3 months · All present clients who have another problem currently not being treated · All loved ones, family, friends, neighbors, and co-workers of our past and present patients · All former attendees to one of our workshops

The Free Exam is ideal for people suffering with:

· Lower Back Pain

· Balance Issues & Fear of Falling

· Arthritis · Sciatica

· Vertigo & Dizziness

· Shoulder Pain & Rotator Cuff Issues

· Neck Pain · Headaches

· Hip, Knee, & Foot Pain

· Problems Walking

If you are having pain or problems with day to day activities such as walking, standing, sitting for long periods, going up or down steps, getting in and out of the car, sleeping or driving, then this Holiday Survival Package Check Up Event is an excellent opportunity to see us, find out the cause of your problem, and get it treated. These exclusive Holiday Survival Packages and appointments are limited to only 20 in Valparaiso, 20 in Crown Point and 20 in La Porte. CALL TODAY to claim your Holiday Survival Package and appointment.

• Valparaiso Monday December 11: Call 219-548-8770 • Crown Point Tuesday December 12: Call 219-310-8278 • La Porte Tuesday December 12: Call 219-380-0809

Sincerely,

Arlan Alburo, PT, DPT, MTC Orthopedic and Balance Therapy Specialists

P.S. We are giving away only 20 of these exclusive packages and appointments at each location so call TODAY to book yours now!

IS THIS YOUR PRE-HOLIDAY CHECKLIST?

Dear Valued Client, Carrying bags laden with goodies… …bending over for hours at a time wrapping presents…

…hunched over the table for what appears like days on end writing cards… …spending an entire evening trying to assemble flimsy plastic toys… …sitting around for hours watching repeats on TV…

Ah yes, the joys of the Holidays! Fun as it may be, it all takes its toll on our body and the last thing you want is for an old injury to flare up and cause you a problem over the festive break when you actually have a couple of days off… Especially when there’s no one around to put it right! Because there is nothing more important to us than making sure our patients are living a pain-free, healthy, “unhindered” life… …and as a way of saying a BIG THANK YOU for allowing us to serve you… …we are offering a select group of our clients the chance to get one of our exclusive “Holiday Survival Packages” on December 11 and 12 to make sure they are the best they can be during the Holidays and beyond!

We help people achieve unhindered lives.

www.orthopedicandbalancetherapy.com

3125 Calumet Ave., Suite 8 Valparaiso, IN 46383

Specializing In: Lower Back Pain • Headaches and Neck Pain • Sciatica and Hip Problems Balance Issues and Difficulty Walking • Dizziness and Vertigo Shoulder Pain • Bursitis and Tendinitis Knee Arthritis and Joint Replacement Plantar Fasciitis • Laser Therapy • Graston Technique and More! We help people achieve unhindered lives.

219-548-8770 3125 Calumet Ave., Suite 8 Valparaiso, IN 46383 219-310-8278 11055 Broadway, Suite B Crown Point, IN 46307 219-380-0809 1405 East Lincolnway, Suite B La Porte, IN 46350

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