OBTS Practice Newsletter

M O N T H L Y September 2016

Hello Valued Friend, It’s that time of year when we get back to school and back to the activities that will keep us busy through the fall. I hope you enjoyed your summer and all the great experiences that came with it. Maybe some of you went on vacation or have a new addition to the family. We would love to hear from you so come on by just to say hi and maybe show us some photos of your summer fun. In this issue we have some great stories from just a couple of our many patient successes. Thanks to all those who referred your friends and family to OBTS. We couldn’t help so many people without you. In celebration of National Balance Awareness Week check out the insert for information on our Free Balance Consultation All Day Events. Remember you could win a $10 gift card if you find a misspelled word in this newsletter. Check out our yummy healthy recipe and our staff spotlight. Have a great back to school season!

Inside This Newsletter

• A Letter From Arlan • 6 Easy Steps To Reducing Falls • Patient Spotlights • Olympic Word Search

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

• Healthy Recipe • Staff Spotlight

Our goal is to serve you with such a great experience that you:

1. Thank the person who sent you here AND 2. Refer people that you care about to us

6 Easy Steps To Reducing Falls Here are six easy steps you can take today to help your older loved one reduce their risk of a fall: 1. Enlist their support in taking simple steps to stay safe. Ask your older loved one if they’re concerned about falling. Many older adults recognize that falling is a risk, but they believe it won’t happen to them or they won’t get hurt. 2. Discuss their current health conditions. Find out if your older loved one is experiencing any problems with managing their own health. 3. Ask about their last eye checkup. If your older loved one wears glasses, make sure they have a curent prescription and they’re using the glasses as advised by their eye doctor. 4. Notice if they’re holding onto walls, furniture, or someone else when walking. A trained physical therapist can help your older loved one improve their balance, strength, and gait through exercise. Make sure to follow their advice. 5. Talk about their medications. If your older loved one is having a hard time keeping track of medicines or is experiencing side effects, encourage them to discuss their concerns with their doctor and pharmacist. Suggest that they have their medications reviewed each time they get a newprescription.

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Misspelled Mania Edition

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6. Do a walk-through safety assessment of their home. Lighting: Increase lighting throughout the house, especially at the top and bottom of stairs. Stairs: Make sure there are two secure rails on all stairs. Bathrooms: Install grab bars in the tub/shower and near the toilet.

Last Month’s Misspelled Word Mania Winners

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