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.

Call IN & Win!

Misspelled Mania Edition

Be the first 10 to call with the misspelled word and receive a $10 Gift Card Call in and Win Hotline: 219-548-8770

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

219-548-8770 3125 Calumet Ave., Suite 8 Valparaiso, IN 46383 219-310-8278 11055 Broadway, Suite B Crown Point, IN 46307

Debra Blount

Barbara Weingart

Dolores Sanchez

Pat Hildebrand

Mary Ennulat

Lynn Thomas



“I have more confidence in walking!” Success Story: Leota Bowen “This has been a wonderful experience. Before coming here I was having a difficult time with my balance and mobility. I could not walk down a narrow hall without touching the walls for balance. I could not scoop down to pick up my shoes without losing my balance. It was difficult to walk across grass. I could not sit long periods of time. Now I can do most of these things with little or no problems. I have more confidence in walking, in standing, and bending down to pick my shoes up.”

“My awareness of the body function of feet and legs is so much better!” Success Story: Robert Dure “Before coming here, I had fallen twice within 3 weeks, walking to the car once in the driveway and carrying groceries from the car to the house. Since receiving therapy sessions, my confidence has increased greatly with no indications of falling. My awareness of the body function of feet and legs is so much better.”


Be A Gold Medalist in The Word Search Event!


Special Thanks to Those Below Who Gave the Gift of Health, by Referring a Friend or Family Member 1. Thomas Lyp 2. Gail Kuss 3. Ronald Pavlock 4. Naomi Goodman 5. Arlos Cushing 6. Daria Montagano 7. Mike Lemond NEWS


5 Ingredients • 1/3 cup apricot preserves • 3 cups sliced strawberries • 2 cups greek yogurt • 1/2 cup low-fat granola without raisins (such as Kellogg’s) • 2 tablespoons slivered almonds, toasted Directions • Place apricot preserves in a mediummicrowave-safe bowl, and microwave at high for 10 to 15 seconds or until preserves melt. Add strawberries, and toss gently to coat. • Spoon 1/4 cup yogurt into each of 4 parfait glasses; top each serving with 1/3 cup strawberry mixture. Repeat the layers with the remaining yogurt and strawberry mixture. Top each serving with 2 tablespoons granola and 1 1/2 teaspoons almonds. Serve immediately. Healthy Recipe


Hi, my name is Joe Lucio. I grew up on the south side of Chicago, Illinois. I am new to the area, and have been living in Valparaiso a little over a year. My wife, Jamie, and I moved here last July. My mom is a nurse and when deciding on a career, I wanted to follow in her footsteps. I was going to school to become a nurse, however when working with the geriatrics population as a Certified Nursing Assistant, I became more interested in exercise and wellness for the elderly population. That’s when I became very passionate for physical therapy, and wanted to pursue my career in physical therapy. My favorite hobbies include fishing, playing sports, going to White Sox games, going to baseball card shows with my father and doing anything outside to enjoy a nice day. I look forward to meeting you!

Joe Lucio, PTA

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 Hip and Knee Arthritis and Joint Replacement Plantar Fasciitis • Laser Therapy • Graston Technique and Other Conditions

219-548-8770 3125 Calumet Ave., Suite 8 Valparaiso, IN 46383


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219-310-8278 11055 Broadway, Suite B Crown Point, IN 46307

Are you or someone you love at risk of falling?

• Do you fear moving around because you might fall?

• Are you unsteady when you get up from a seated position?

• Do you avoid stairs because you feel unsteady? INSIDE: A New 30 Second Self-Test For Balance

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