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HUMBLE BEGINNINGS How Four Corners Health & Rehabilitation Got Off the Ground
W hen Darla Ward and I started Four Corners Health & Rehabilitation back in 2004, it was one of the most difficult things we’d ever done. From the beginning, we were dedicated to providing the best treatment possible for our patients, and luckily, both of us had a lot of experience in that regard. But on the business side of things, we were diving head-first into completely new waters. It’s funny looking back 14 years and considering all that we didn’t understand back then. From sending out our first, utterly confusing claim to the insurance company and hoping it came back approved, to learning how to regularly check the company voicemail, it was just a huge pile of all these little considerations you never think about until you’re in the midst of running a brand- new business. At the beginning, when we were only getting maybe three or four patients each day, Darla and I were forced to continue our previous jobs, seeing homebound patients all over town and running weekends at a local nursing home. We had to carefully juggle our schedules to make sure everybody got taken care of, yet another logistical hurdle. But eventually, as word began to spread and our reputation steadily grew within the
community, more and more patients began entrusting us with their care. I remember the first week we had around 20 visits, and we suddenly realized, “Oh! We can just stay here now!” It was a huge deal for us. Though that was certainly an important event, I think the proudest moment for
aching back. Even now, 14 years after he was first in the clinic, a picture of him at 16 years old hangs on the wall of our practice. Establishing these long-standing relationships with my patients has been the most consistently rewarding part of being a physical therapist. Each of us at Four Corners is personally invested in the lives of the people who depend on us, watching them grow, heal over time, and eventually return to what they love to do. Over weeks and months, many of them go beyond just being patients; they become friends. It’s hard to express how cool it is to see that process in action every day of the week. -Luke Kron, PT Managing Partne
me came when a few patients returned for further treatment for a separate injury, years after we sent them on their way. Not only were we able to get someone back to their normal life, but we developed such a connection that they felt compelled to return when they suffered further injury. It really felt like we must have been doing something right. school baseball team who needed our help to improve his form and rehabilitate his damaged shoulder. We call him “The Kid” even though he’s not so much of a kid anymore. He continued playing through high school and into college, and then at 25, he returned to Four Corners to work on his I remember one patient who came to us right in the beginning, a pitcher for a middle
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YOUR UTILITY ROOM The Importance of Spring Cleaning
How Often Should You Replace Your Air Filter?
The start of spring brings everyone’s favorite seasonal chore — spring cleaning! As you dust, vacuum, organize, and declutter, don’t forget about the one room that often gets neglected. This year, give special attention to the utility closet. The utility closet houses your furnace, boiler, water heater, A/C junction, and other similar large appliances. Homeowners often forget about these appliances because they are out of sight and out of mind, and this can cost a lot in the long run. for instance, can be hard on HVAC systems. Over time, it accumulates in the HVAC intake and clogs the air filter, reducing its effectiveness and efficiency. This results in a short lifespan for your system, higher power bills, and a poorly heated or cooled home. Like all the other rooms in your home, this space needs to be kept clean. Dust, TOPGOLF A New Experience for One of the Oldest Games
• Homes with minimal foot traffic
(single or double occupancy) and no pets or allergies: 6–12 months.
• Family homes (three or more
occupants) with no pets or allergies: 3–6 months.
spread throughout the home, which can lead to health issues, including respiratory problems. A routine inspection will identify potential problems in your HVAC system. On top of that, you can get these systems professionally cleaned and maintained. These are simple steps that will keep your home’s air systems running smoothly for years to come. Plus, you’ll be ready for the summer months ahead! it that gives you points based on how close you get to its center. Think of it like darts, just with multiple boards and at different distances. It’s not just driving, either. You can chip or use intermediate clubs, as well, giving you over nine different interactive game modes to choose from. It’s the perfect recipe for fun, and it’s a great way to get an introduction to the game. Topgolf is exposing the game to thousands of new players every day. When CEO Erik Anderson sat down on CNN’s “Mad Money,” he said approximately 60 percent of their patrons were nongolfers. Perhaps the biggest impact is exposing golf to a younger generation, with over 53 percent of their customers being millennials. If you’re looking to test out your Topgolf experience, Orlando has one of the best ones available. With a full-service bar, delicious food, free Wi-Fi, rooftop terraces, and over 200 TVs, it’s an ideal venue for events. Whether you bring your own clubs or rent from their top-of-the-line drivers, be sure to swing by Topgolf!
• Family homes with at least one pet or minor allergies: 2–3 months.
• Family homes with multiple pets or allergies: 1–2 months.
In addition to changing the air filter, it’s important to schedule a routine inspection of your home’s HVAC system. This includes an inspection of the appliances themselves and any connecting ducts. Dust, dander, and mold can accumulate in the ducts and
Golf is taking the country by storm, but it’s not perfectly manicured courses or elite country clubs that are causing this wave of popularity — it’s the captivating fun of Topgolf. Topgolf is a new and innovative twist on a game that has traditionally resisted change, and it’s growing every day. It started with just a few locations, but it’s blossomed into a worldwide business that’s still expanding. So, what exactly is Topgolf? Well, picture a driving range combined with a private outdoor living space, brought together with a restaurant. It makes for a delicious cocktail of fun. But even more separates it from your average driving range. Every single ball has a tracking chip in it, providing you with a detailed analysis of every drive, including trajectory, velocity, and where the ball landed. Where the ball lands is also important at Topgolf, because its destination is linked to another unique feature.
Every Topgolf center has colored pins out on the range. Each pin has a target around
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WONDERING WHAT TO DO THIS MARCH? Food and the Great Outdoors!
Are you ready for winter to be over? Good news! March is here, which means spring is finally upon us. Get ready to start enjoying that fantastic weather that’s coming our way. If you’re ready to jump into spring, check out these fun events. WINE & SEAFOOD FESTIVAL If you love wine and seafood, then you’re in for a treat. Coming back for its 10-year anniversary, the Wine & Seafood Festival is taking Lakeridge Winery & Vineyards by storm! On March 23, come enjoy a large variety of scrumptious seafood, live music, and entertainment, with the addition of winery tours and tastings.
Mexican cuisine, barbecue, and salads. Don’t forget to join us Friday to enjoy some delicious food while sipping on a glass of wine. Plus, you’ll get to listen to some great music as you mingle with other seafood and wine lovers.
competition, or if you just enjoy watching triathlons, you won’t want to miss this event. BICYCLE SCAVENGER
To end the month, there will be an interesting scavenger hunt taking place on March 31. In teams of 2–4 people, explore what Clermont has to offer — all
Coming back for a 34th year, the Annual Florida Challenge Triathlon at the World Triathlon Destination is here. The event kicks off at 7:30 in the morning on March 18. Join the hundreds of participants or simply come to cheer them on. The race venue will be at Clermont’s Waterfront Park. The course will include swimming, biking, and sprinting, and there will be three different courses: the Intimidator Triathlon, Long-Distance Aqua Bike, and the Spring Triathlon. If you’re someone who loves
on bicycles! Getting out and about on a bicycle is a great way to enjoy spring. You’ll be able to
Not a seafood fanatic? Don’t worry, the event will have other options, including
check out some of Clermont’s sights while hunting for your treasures. The route will begin and end at Waterfront Park, where you can enjoy music, prizes, and more from noon to 4 p.m.
ZESTY ZUCCHINI ENCHILADAS
INGREDIENTS • 4 large zucchini
• 2 teaspoons cumin
• 1 tablespoon olive oil or ghee
• 2 teaspoons chili powder
• 3 cups cooked, shredded chicken
• 1 large onion, chopped
• 2 cloves garlic, minced
• 2 cups shredded cheese
DIRECTIONS 1. Heat oven to 350 F. In a large skillet, heat oil. Add onion, garlic, cumin, chili powder, and salt to taste. Stir to combine. Add chicken and 1 cup prepared enchilada sauce. 2. Use vegetable peeler to thinly slice zucchini. Lay out three slices, slightly overlapping, and spoon
chicken mixture on top. Roll the zucchini “tortilla” and place on baking sheet. Repeat until all zucchini and chicken is used. 3. Cover the enchiladas with remaining sauce and sprinkle with cheese. Bake 20 minutes, and enjoy!
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INSIDE THIS ISSUE 1 2 3 4 THE STORY OF FOUR CORNERS’ HUMBLE BEGINNINGS SPRING CLEAN YOUR UTILITY ROOM YOU HAVE TO CHECK OUT TOPGOLF WHAT TO DO AROUND TOWN THIS MARCH GO CARB-FREE FOR DINNER 3 HERBAL TEAS TO BOOST YOUR HEALTH
THE POWER OF
general joint aches and pains. For others, however, it improves sleep. Lavender tea is often recommended
not-so-subtle aroma and natural sweetness, it delivers on flavor and packs a healthy punch. Peppermint tea is known for its ability to aid in digestion. Plus, it works wonders on stomach inflammation, alleviating everything from minor aches to nausea. ROOIBOS TEA A South African tea, rooibos is noted for its high levels of vitamin C and antioxidants. If you’re looking for an immune system boost, rooibos is here to help. Thanks to its antioxidant powers, it’s also great for the skin. Stressed out? Anxious? Have a cup of rooibos tea. It helps ease stress and lowers blood pressure. Furthermore, rooibos tea lacks oxalic acid, an organic compound that plays a role in the formation of kidney stones. If you’re prone to kidney stones but love tea, rooibos may be the answer.
to people who suffer from insomnia or who have trouble falling asleep. Drink some before bed and let it do the rest. It helps you feel relaxed and eases you into the Land of Nod. The flowery flavor isn’t for everyone, but if you’re looking for a natural sleep aid, it’s worth trying. If the flavor proves too strong, a great alternative is chamomile, which shares many of the same properties as lavender tea.
For centuries, people around the globe have relied on the power of herbal tea. Today, there are more herbal teas on the market than ever before. Finding a flavorful tea that also offers the right health benefits can be a challenge. Here are three varieties of herbal tea that are among the best of the best, both in flavor and healing power. LAVENDER TEA For some people, lavender tea is great for reducing headaches, arthritis pain, and
PEPPERMINT TEA It’s no surprise this is one of the most popular herbal teas around. Thanks to its
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