Dresher PT: Improve Your Physical Performance

HEALTH AND WELLNESS NEWS YOU CAN USE!

APRIL 2020

HOW STRETCHING CAN IMPROVE YOUR PHYSICAL PERFORMANCE!

Many common aches and pains stem from tight muscles and poor movement patterns. The key to good health is to keep your body flexible. This helps your circulatory, respiratory, lymphatic, and musculoskeletal systems. (continued inside)

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HEALTH AND WELLNESS NEWS YOU CAN USE!

APRIL 2020

When your tissues are flexible, normal blood and lymphatic fluids circulate the body more easily, oxygenating your tissues properly. This helps you feel energized, relieves pain, and allows you to perform daily tasks without feeling tired. Additionally, stretching is necessary for dedicated athletes, weekend warriors, or anyone looking to improve their physical performance. After a workout you may not feel the need to stretch if your muscles aren't aching or sore. However, there are several potential effects of not taking the time to stretch correctly after exercise. You might experience stiffness if you're not stretching adequately. Muscles and tendons that aren't stretched properly after exercise may be more susceptible to injury. YOUR PHYSICAL PERFORMANCE! INSIDE : • Another 5 Star Google Review of DPT! (continued from outside) HOW STRETCHING CAN IMPROVE

If any of these stretches cause you pain, please stop immediately and contact Dresher Physical Therapy for professional guidance. WARNING!

• Pro Tip Of The Month! • Another 5 Star Google Review of DPT!

• DPT coronavirus (COVID-19) Policies & Procedures

Some helpful stretches to incorporate that will help you avoid pain and injury include:

1. Kneeling hip flexor stretch. Kneel on a mat or soft surface. Make sure you’re positioned so your right knee is straight up and the bottom of your right foot is flat on the floor. Extend your left leg behind you so the top of your left foot is flat on the floor. Begin to shift your weight forward and stop when you begin to feel the stretch in your hip. Hold for 30-45 seconds, then switch legs. 2. Calf stretch. Start by leaning against a wall or other stable surface. Stand with your hands on your hips. Step forward with your right leg and bend your knee, keeping your left leg straight behind you. Place your left heel flat on the ground so you feel the stretch in your left calf muscle. Hold for 30-45 seconds, then switch legs.

It is important to not only make sure you're stretching after exercise, but that you're doing the right types of stretches.

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How Stretching Can Improve Your Physical Per formance! (continued)

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3. Quad stretch. Start by leaning against a wall or other stable surface. Stand with your legs hip-width apart. Relax your shoulders and flex your abdominal muscles. Use your right hand to pull your right leg toward your buttocks, so your knee is bent facing the floor. Hold your right foot in your hand for 30-45 seconds, then repeat on the left side. 4. Hamstring stretch. Begin by holding onto a stable object, such as a wall, chair, or railing. Place your right foot on a slightly raised surface, such as a step or a curb, so your heel is touching the surface and your toes are facing upwards. Make sure your hips are straight. Slowly bend your left knee until you begin to feel the stretch in your right thigh. Hold for 30-45 seconds then repeat with the left leg. 5. Supine twist stretch. Begin by laying on a mat or soft surface, with your back flat on the ground and your right knee bent. Use your left arm to bring your bent right knee to the other side of your body, keeping your right arm outstretched flat on the ground. Rotate your hips slightly to the left in order to do this. Hold for 30-45 seconds then repeat with the left leg. Add stretches to your daily routine today! There are many other ways that stretching can help you live your best life. If you are looking to add stretches to your daily life, contact us for assistance! We will schedule a consultation with one of our dedicated physical therapists, so you can discuss which stretches will be best for you. Contact Dresher Physical Therapy today to get started on the first steps of your treatment plan and learn more about how targeted stretches will benefit you!

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1. Ifyouhavebeenactively illwitha fever,persistentcough,oracuteshortnessofbreath in the past 48 hours, please do not attend physical therapy until that time you have fully recovered,havebeenfever-freeforat least48hoursandhavebeenclearedbyyourdoctor. If you have tested positive or have been in direct contact with someone who is positive or on strict self-quarantine, please do not come into our offices for at least 2 weeks. We ask that you bring this to the immediate attention of our staff. 2. We are a hand shake-free zone and we ask all clients to use our Purell immediately upon entering our facilities. 3. We disinfect all high-touch surfaces and equipment twice daily in addition to our usualspotcleaningsbetweenpatientsand inaddition toourovernightdailyprofessional cleaning service. 4. We will continue our standard policy of disinfecting all treatment tables between each client. 5. Employees will continue their standard rigorous hand- washing procedures between each client. Thank you for your attention to these important matters. Dresher PT is committed to providing a safe and clean environment for all of our patients and employees. Sincerely, Matt Seabrook, PT and the entire DPTTeam SUCH RELIEF OF NECK AND SHOOTING ARM PAIN THAT A PATIENT WAS ABLE TO CANCEL HIS CERVICAL FUSION SURGERY AFTER 8 LASER TREATMENTS! CHRONIC THUMB ARTHRITIS THAT WAS A 6/10 ON THE PAIN SCALE, WAS REDUCED TO A 1/10 IN JUST 3 VISITS. THE RELIEF HAS LASTED FOR AT LEAST 4 MONTHS SO FAR! A client with chronic back pain and diffuse arthritis stated after his 6 laser treatments, "I haven't felt this good in 10 years!" WOULD YOU LIKE TO SEE WHAT OUR CLASS IV LASER CAN DO FOR YOU? TAKE ADVANTAGE OF A FREE TRIAL BY CALLING OR EMAILING US TODAY AT THE FORT WASHINGTON CLINIC. Email matt@dresherpt.com OR call 215-619-4545 CHECK OUT THE NEW LASER THERAPY PAGE ON OUR WEBSITE! YOUR HEALTH AND SAFETY COME FIRST! DPT coronavirus (COVID-19) Policies & Procedures

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