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put some attention back on themselves and should make coming back for therapy a priority for any aches or pains they may have) • Offer a coupon or contest to get patients back in who might be delaying treatment because they don’t want to pay their deductible again (if they know they need to pay that deductible again eventually, being entered into a drawing to win a prize may be just enough motivation to go ahead and get that deductible out of the way early in the year) If you’re not a Newsletter client yet, or forgot to include a holiday message in your December Newsletter, there’s still time to order a “Happy New Year” postcard. This is a quick way to show off your family and/or staff holiday photos, thank patients and referral sources for choosing your practice, and wish them all a Happy New Year. Contact your Account Manager for details!
Happy Holidays from all of us at Practice Promotions! Hopefully your holiday cheer is in full effect right now, and you’re cherishing time spent with loved ones and extended family. Your patients and staff are probably bringing their holiday spirit to your clinic(s) and you’re thankful for all of the above. Regrouping after the holidays and getting back in the swing of work, school, and activities can be hard. If you’re looking for a little inspiration for what to include in your January newsletter, here’s some fun ideas: • “New Year, New You” articles (you can include tips for keeping Resolutions, Healthy Recipes, or even Fitness Challenges)
• How to stay active and keep moving in cold weather
• Focus on You (this is a great newsletter theme for January because once the holidays are over your past patients can
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STAYING ACTIVE DURING THE HOLIDAYS.
1.Keepmoving. Inaddition tostayingactive, try toavoidsitting for prolongedperiodsof time.Remember:Toomuchsitting ishazardous to yourhealth.Researchshows thatgettingup for just fiveminutes every30 to60minutesandperforming lightactivity (say,pacing around thehouseorperformingsimplesquatexercises) reduces the riskofdiabetesandotherheartdisease risk factors. 2.Becreativeandgetridof ‘allornothing’mindsets. Theholidays arehectic,butdo yourbest toavoid the ‘allornothing’mentality when itcomes tohealthfuleatingandphysicalactivity. In reality, there ismore than justoneway to livehealthfullyandbeactive.During theholidays,getabitcreativewithexerciseandopt for funways thatmakephysicalactivitya familyaffair.Fromexploringnewgroup fitnessclasses tobuildingphysicalactivity intoholiday traditions. Thinkoutside theboxwhen itcomes toways tohavequality timewith familyand friendswhilealsoprioritizing yourhealth. 3.Plan,andremember there isalways timeandopportunity for aworkout. Plan yourworkouts for theweekandnote them in your schedule toassure theyareapartof yourday.Also, remember that someexercise isbetter thannone.Rather thanskipping thegym altogether,make time foraquickworkout. FromnowuntilNewYear’sDay, yourschedulewill likelybe filled with familyobligations, travelingand festiveoutingswithallsortsof tempting treats.Even themostdisciplinedpeoplecan find itdifficult tostick to theirhealthand fitness routines.However,with these tips, youwillbeable tomanageactivity into yourdailyschedulewith patienceand time.
Happy Holidays fromTheFitnessLab!
8755EOrchardRd#604 GreenwoodVillage,CO80111 SHOULDER DIAGONAL PATTERN Standwithgoodposturewithyourarmacrossyourbody,yourhand ro- tated in, thumbpointeddown.Bring yourarmupandacross yourbody diagonally, rotating your hand outward as if you are picking an apple andputting it in theoppositeside’spocket.Finishwithyourhandabove yourheadandout to theside.Repeat6-10 times forbothshoulders.
WAND SHOULDER FLEXION Lyingon yourbackandholding awand,palms facedownonboth sides,gently raise thewand towardsoverhead inagentlemotion. Hold for 3 seconds and slowly lower wand to starting position. Repeat5 times.
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“Billat theFitnessLab inHighlandsRanch isanamazingphysical therapist!He takes time toget toknow youand find the rootof yourpain.Henever rushes you throughasession,and youhavehis fullattention throughout yoursession.What Ialso loveabout theFitnessLab is youcando yourphysical therapyand thenmoveon topersonal trainingsessions theyoffer. Itensures yougetback todoing the things you lovemuchquicker.Correct formandknowing whatexercisewillhelp youandwhichoneswillcause youmoreproblems/pain isso important when recovering froman injury. Bill is themostskilledphysical therapist Ihaveeverhad thepleasureofseeing.Hedoesdry needling,cupping,stimulationanda tonofother therapeutic therapies. Ihighly recommend Billandwould referhimandTheFitnessLab toallmy family& friends!”
Start Your Year Off Free From Back Pain! ALSO INSIDE: BACKPAINPREVENTION•SUFFERINGFROMCABINFEVER?•OPENHOUSE&WORKSHOPEVENT EXERCISEESSENTIALS •PATIENTSUCCESSSPOTLIGHT •STAFFSPOTLIGHT •HEALTHYRECIPE
Your therapistcandiscusswith youwhy yourpain isbothering you againandwhat youmightdoabout itathome. If furtherassessment iswarranted, your therapistmight recommend youcome in foranappointment.
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Snowshovelingcan lead toanumberofhealth risks formanypeople, fromback injuries toheartattacks.The following tipscanhelpkeep yousaferwhen yousetout toshovel: Warmup. Warm yourmusclesbeforeheading out to shovelby doing some lightmovements, such asbending side to side or walking inplace. Pushrather than lift. Pushing thesnowwith theshovel insteadof liftingcanhelp reduce thestrainon yourbody. Lightenyour load. Considerusinga lighter-weightplasticshovel insteadofametalone tohelpdecrease theweightbeing lifted. Considermultiple trips. Considershovelingperiodically throughout thestorm toavoidhaving tomove largeamountsofsnowatonce. Keepupwithsnowfall. Try toshovelsnowshortlyafter it falls,when it is lighterand fluffier.The longersnowstayson theground, the wetter itcanbecome.Wetsnow isheavierandharder tomove. SNOW SHOVELING TIPS
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EXERCISE ESSENTIALS USE THIS EXERCISE TO RELIEVE BACK PAIN Wewant to thank you for being a current or past patient of Physical TherapyOfMelissa!We appreciate theopportunity toserveandhealourcommunity.Now is the time forcooking,shopping, holidayparties, travelandmanyotheractivities thatkeepyoubusy.AtPhysicalTherapyOfMelissa weunderstand thatyouneed tohaveall theenergyyoucangetandmove freelywithoutpain, to keep upwith thedemandsof the season.Comeback in if you are notmoving like you should. Wearehere tohelp!
NOW ACCEPTING CIGNA INSURANCE Goodnews!BothFitnessLab locationsarenowacceptingCigna insurance forPhysicalTherapy services. yogurt,maplesyrup (orhoney)andvanilla inamediumbowl. Spread n thepreparedbakingsheet intoa10-by-15-inch rectangle.Scatter thestrawberrieson topandsprinklewith chocolatechips.Freezeuntilveryfirm,at least3hours.To serve,cutorbreak into32pieces.Tomakeahead:Freeze airtightbetweensheetsofparchment forup to1month; let standat room temperature for15minutesbeforeserving. Equipment:Parchmentpaper DIRECTIONS Linea rimmedbakingsheetwithparchmentpaper.Stir
SwanDive Lay on stomachwith your arms close to your shoulders. Press your chest upwards, keeping themuscles in your trunk and legs relaxed. Return to the startingposition.Repeat6-10 times. Alwaysconsultyourphysical therapistorphysician before startingexercises youareunsureofdoing.
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