Joint Effort: More Movement More Energy

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APRIL 2020

INCREASE YOUR ENERGY BY GETT ING UP AND MOV ING ! N E W S L E T T E R

INSIDE: • Increase Your Energy By Getting Up and Moving! • How Can I Get Moving? • Patient Success Spotlight • Our Policy on Coronavirus

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Do you feel sluggish or fatigued, as if it’s difficult to motivate yourself to get moving? Do your sore muscles or achy joints just add to that lack of motivation? If so, your body may be experiencing some physical problems. (continued inside)

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HOW CAN I GET MOVING?

There is one fundamental rule of the human body:

7. Make sure you are sitting properly at your desk or computer. 8. Take frequent breaks for breathing exercises. Inhale and exhale deeply.

IT WAS MADE TO MOVE! There are several reasons why people may not want to participate in physical activity. Perhaps your body simply doesn’t move the way it used to, or perhaps painful areas of your body make it difficult to move in the ways you’d like. Whatever the case may be, the truth is that restriction in movement has the potential to lead to harmful health problems. Some easy pain-relief and energy-boosting steps you can take on your own include: 1. Decide to get up and get moving

9. Stretch your arms overhead frequently throughout the day.

10. Do strengthening exercises 2-3 times per week.

In order to be healthy, there needs to be a large emphasis on movement. When your body is flexible, strong, well-balanced, and fueled by a nutritious diet, it is able to perform at its optimal levels. At Joint Effort Physical Therapy, we are dedicated to helping you live the best life you can, and our movement experts would be more than happy to help you relieve your pain, re-align your body, and get moving once again.

2. Get up from your chair every 20 minutes and walk around, even if it is just for a few seconds.

3. Walk or exercise at least 30 minutes every day.

4. Drink plenty of water.

If you are looking for assistance in living a more physically active life, contact us today.

5. Stretch your legs, hips, spine, and neck for 10 minutes every day.

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6. Don’t push yourself too far if you feel pain.

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Joint Effort Physical Therapy 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. 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

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PAT I ENT SUCCESS SPOT L I GHT

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“ I WOULD RECOMMEND ROB , TAMMY AND GRE TCHEN TO ANYONE SUF F ER I NG PHYS I CAL L Y . ” “Rob saved me! After driving thousands of miles my back was severe. He used the dry needling and laser and I could stand up and walk again! I would recommend Rob, Tammy and Gretchen to anyone suffering physically. And they are great people too!” - P.V. please stay home. Additionally, if you have been exposed to someone who has a confirmed case of the virus, please notify us immediately, so we can take necessary steps. Your cooperation in this tough time is what makes us able to continue to provide valuable services to you and your family. ASK ABOUT OUR TELEHEALTH OPTION! Telehealth services can be accessed via your smartphone or computer, and you will be able to perform your PT treatments from the comfort of your own home during this quarantine. You will also be able to track your progress and see how you are improving throughout your treatments – without coming directly to our clinic. NAV I RUS ( COV I D - 1 9 )

GRETCHEN CELLERS, (PTA, COO) Gretchen opened Joint Effort Physical Therapy with Rob in September 2018. She is a Hot Springs native and received her Bachelors of Science in Kinesiology in 2012. She then completed the Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) program in Northwest AR, and became licensed in 2014. After completing PTA school, she moved back to Hot Springs and has been working with Rob ever since. In her spare time, Gretchen enjoys traveling, gardening, and spending time outdoors with her dog Ziggy.

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EXERC I SE ESSENT I AL S

Helps Relieve Back Pain

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SUPPORTED BRIDGE Lie on your back with knees bent and feet hip distance apart. Place your feet close enough so they can be touched by your finger tips. Inhale and lift the hips, place a block under the sacrum. Keep the chest open. Hold for 30 sec. & repeat 10 times.

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NEWSLETTER ISSUE #2

APRIL 2020

N E W S L E T T E R

CHECK OUT OUR BRAND NEW WEBSITE!

DETAILS INSIDE

I NCREASE YOUR ENERGY BY GE T T I NG UP AND MOV I NG !

INSIDE:

• How Can I Get Moving? • Our Policy on Coronavirus

• Staff Spotlight • Exercise Essentials

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wastes (such as cholesterol) and these wastes can build up when the systems aren’t functioning as efficiently as they should. Lack of movement and poor posture are the causes of several types of pain, including lower back pain, neck pain, hip pain, knee pain, shoulder pain, and headaches. A slumped posture can even change the shape of your spine over time, in addition to closing your shoulder joints and tightening up the tissues around your hips. These consequences can cause severe pain and may result in a host of other problems if lifestyle changes are not made.

Living a sedentary life is one of the main reasons why people report having low energy or feeling chronic day-to-day aches. Long car commutes, desk jobs, watching T.V. once you get home from work… many people live their lives this way, with very little physical activity. While it may not seem like it is making an impact at the time, this type of sedentary lifestyle can damage your body over time. Why is physical activity so important? When you don’t participate in frequent physical activity, your muscles begin to weaken and over time they can even begin to atrophy. Inactive lifestyles also cause joints to become stiff and can alter the physiological chemical processes within your body. In fact, your circulation and lymphatic systems can slow down, which can pose harmful risks. These systems work in producing and excreting toxic

Contact Joint Effort Physical Therapy today to figure out how a consistent exercise plan can increase your energy and help you live a healthier life!

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