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3 Simple Tips For Spring Allergy Relief!

Natalie Orman, PT, DPT, received her combination degree of Doctor of Physical Therapy and Bachelor of Health Science at SUNY Downstate in Brooklyn, NY in May 2010. She has been privileged to work in several areas of the field including inpatient, inpatient rehab for total hip and knee replacements, home health and PRN for SNF, neuro-inpatient and outpatient facilities in New York and Colorado. This wide variety has given Natalie a greater appreciation of the depth and breadth that physical therapists provide for society as a whole. She is level 1 certified to do Functional Dry Needling through “This is the best physical therapy shop around. Karen is my go-to therapist, and she always listens closely, evaluates carefully, and comes up with the solution for whatever my current issues might be. I've been a patient of this practice since the day they opened their doors 10+ years ago, for a wide variety of issues, and I highly recommend them. I'veseenotherphysical therapistsduring this time (asreferredbydoctorsorcovered in-networkbymy insurance)and find that I always end up coming back to Blue Sky. The therapists herehavealways foundaway togetmewholeagain–mostrecently, addressingaback issue thatwas threatening toruina long-planned vacation. Just a single session with Karen had me in great shape– and that was after I had tried a chiropractor, massage, and another in-network PT. I will always start with Blue Sky in the future!” - Judy H.

1. Limit your time outdoors. Each spring, trees release billions of tiny pollen grains into the air. When you breathe them into your nose and lungs, they can trigger an allergic reaction. Staying inside can help, especially on windy days and during the early morning hours, when pollen counts are highest. 2. Get natural relief. Some herbal remedies may help stave off allergy symptoms. More research is needed, but an extract from a shrub called butterbur shows promise. Biminne, a Chinese herbal formula with ingredients like ginkgo biloba and Chinese skullcap, may also help. One study found that people who took biminne five times a day for 12 weeks still felt the benefits a year later. 3. Tweak your home. Simple changes make a difference. Shut all windows to keep out pollen. Use an air conditioner to cool your home instead of a fan, which draws in air from outside. Take off your shoes at the door and ask guests to do the same. That keeps allergens outside. Finally, don’t allow guests, or yourself, to smoke inside the home. It can make allergy symptoms worse. If you or someone you live with smokes, now is a good time to quit. Introducing Our New Referral Program! If you refer one person: $5.00 GIFT CERTIFICATE to be used towards one of our cash pay services. If you refer two people: $10.00 GIFT CERTIFICATE to be used towards one of our cash pay services. If you refer three people: 50% OFF one of our cash pay services. *Cash pay services include: a massage, a private Pilates session, a personal training session, or a private yoga session.

Staff Spotlight Meet Our Newest PT!

Kinetacore since 2018. Natalie is interested in being a consultant to assist patients in recognizing their own body mechanics and becoming more body aware while they heal through exercise and some manual techniques. She is interested in assisting patients with healing so they can return to their preferred activities that bring them joy! When Natalie is not working, she loves to spend time with her husband and children or pursuing rowing in Master’s regattas around the country.

Healthy Recipe Slow Cooker Ginger Coconut Chicken

• 4 cloves garlic peeled • 2-in cube ginger (about 30 grams), roughly chopped • 1 small sweet onion peeled, quartered • 1 tbsp olive oil

• 2 tbsp butter • 2.5 lbs boneless,

Spice Blend • 1/2 tsp ground pepper • 1 tsp ground cumin • 1 tsp ground coriander • 1 1/2 tsp ground tumeric • 1 tsp salt

skinless chicken thighs • 2 cans coconut milk • 2 tbsp cornstarch • 1 can baby corn cobs • 1 cup frozen vegetables

DIRECTIONS Combine spices together and set aside. In a food processor, pulse garlic, ginger and onion until it forms a paste. In a skillet, heat olive oil and melt butter. Add pureed aromatics and stir well. Cook for a few minutes, then add spice blend. Cook for 2-3 minutes, stirring constantly. Move aromatics to one side of the skillet and add chicken pieces. Cook chicken slightly on all sides and thoroughly coat it with the spices. Transfer the skillet ingredients into a slow cooker. Remove the cream from the top of the coconut milk using a soup spoon and set aside. Pour the remaining coconut milk over the chicken until it barely covers it. Drain the corn cobs and chop in half. Add to the slow-cooker. Cook on low for 4 hours. Whisk cornstarch with coconut cream (previously set aside) until smooth and add to the chicken, stirring well. Add frozen peas or other vegetables of your choice. Cook for another 1/2 hour or until the chicken is cooked and the vegetables are hot.

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