Advance Physical Therapy October 2017

THE MONTHLY ADVANCE

9362 W. Overland Rd., Boise, Idaho 83709 October 2017

blue turf, but they leave with a sense of our team spirit and enthusiasm. Fall is also a time of anticipation for me. During the season, I await the first snowfall, gear up for the holidays, and prepare to hit the ski slopes. One event I always look forward to is the Festival of Trees that St. Alphonsus puts on every November. Just like the Broncos, St. Al’s is a local institution, and it does more good in the community than any amount of hyperbole could express. I try to support them in any way I can, and the Festival of Trees is one of the most fun ways to do so. Before I go, I want to wish everyone a happy Halloween and a transformative fall. Enjoy the leaves, the food, the weather, and the atmosphere. Oh, and go Broncos! Al Jones , PT, OCS, Cert. MDT “Of course, I would be remiss if I talked about fall and the color orange without bringing up the blue and orange of the Boise State Broncos.”

A SEASON OF CHANGE What I Love About the Fall

Whenever I ask friends, relatives, or patients about their favorite season, it seems that fall and spring come up more than any other. Given our weather here in Boise, people are often itching for summer and winter to end after a few months. Fall, on the other hand, is a season we wish could go on forever. To my mind, it’s the most dynamic season, with every day offering something new and exciting. Fall is such a dramatic transition, a clarion call for changing times and the onset of the holidays, and it’s probably my favorite time of year. When I think about fall, the first thing that comes to mind is changing leaves. There’s no denying their beauty, but with that beauty comes the arduous task of raking. It seems like whenever I get all of them off my lawn, another batch falls. I guess that’s the price you pay for the beautiful autumn colors. Fall colors show up in the bountiful produce, as well. The red apples, the orange sweet potatoes, and the deep brown mushrooms all instantly evoke

the season. But, if you have an appetite like mine, you must balance the heavier fall fare with some lighter options. My wife makes a superb pumpkin pie, so it’s hard to resist. This year, though, I’ve been gently nudging her to mix in some apple pie as well. Whatever she makes, you can bet it will be delicious. Of course, I would be remiss if I talked about fall and the color orange without bringing up the blue and orange of the Boise State Broncos. One thing I love about living in Boise is that we have a community that’s always eager to come together, and that’s never more apparent than on Saturdays during football season. If you take even one step downtown, you’re inundated with fans decked out in Broncos gear, ready to cheer on the team. These days, I watch most of the games from my 50-yard-line recliner with a slice of pizza loaded with toppings in hand. Whenever I have a relative in town, though, Albertsons Stadium is always on the itinerary. They may come in only knowing us for the

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