Stretch Physical Therapy & Wellness August 2017

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August 2017

STRETCHING OUR REACH Announcing Our 2 Newest Locations!

I’m excited to announce the opening of two brand-new Stretch PT locations, one in Mason near Kings Island and one in

I’m thrilled about these latest additions to our practice. For the past couple months, I’ve been spending a ton of time searching far and wide for the best PTs and PTAs to work in the two new spaces. We thoroughly vet anybody looking to join the Stretch team. Though we’ve sat with numerous promising people throughout the process, it was extremely important tome that we found the absolute best fit. As we interviewed, we were looking for someone who, above all, is passionate about helping people live pain-free. Not only that, but we required somebody primed to learn and grow alongside the company, dedicated to patient outcomes and the good of the team. We’ve had a great

Hamilton! We’re thrilled to have this opportunity to reachmore patients and help them live pain-free, without the need for medications, injections, or surgeries. The Mason clinic is having its grand opening on August 14, while the Hamilton campus is coming soon!

“As we expand, we’re ensuring that we maintain our primary focus on our wonderful patients.”

Check out the included insert for information about our

success rate with every hire we’ve made and with therapists who’ve stayed on for years, and we wanted to continue that spotless track record.

upcoming opening barbecue event. You won’t want tomiss our brand-new deep tissue laser therapy machines, a drug-free, surgery-free modality that relieves pain of many types!

As we expand, we’re ensuring that we maintain our primary focus on our wonderful patients. Even as we open two new locations, we will still be providing the same great care. If I thought for even a second that there might be a dip in quality, I would never have made the choice to expand. It’s funny. As our business thrives and succeeds, there’s inevitably some apprehension as we take the next step. Truly, though, I’moverwhelmed with excitement as our mission to provide natural, results-based patient care spreads to two brand new areas. If you know anybody in Mason or Hamilton, let them know our new locations are open for business! They’re sure to be impressed, and we’d love to have them.

This all came about because of a burgeoning partnership with a local chiropractor. He reached out tome and toldme that many of our patients had also gone to him for additional chiropractic treatment. He had a keen desire tomeet us, as he’d noticed that his manipulations got better outcomes when his patients were visiting us at the same time. He wanted to work with us tomaximize the utility of both our treatments. Though he was the owner of two great facilities, he didn’t have the physical therapists to staff them. So, we quickly worked out the paperwork, and the locations were official!

- Kim Nartker



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Grill Out! SATURDAY, AUG. 12 th , 12-3 pm 3143Western Row Road, Mainville, Ohio 45059 See back for details.

Meet our doctors and tour our new clinic! A big thank you to our patients!

Bring a friend and enter to win prizes!

FREE discovery exam coupon — talk with our doctors at no cost to you!

New treatments you will NOT want to miss! FREE demos to decrease pain TODAY!

Call ahead to book a time and experience our new Deep Tissue Laser for FREE ! We have 15-minute slots available, and both of our machines will be running the whole event!

Get Poppin’


Popcorn is considered to be a fairly healthy snack by most experts, especially when compared to other salty treats, like corn chips. Unfortunately, microwave popcorn is another matter. Many popular popcorn brands use trans fats, which the Centers for Disease Control estimate are related to 20,000 heart attacks and 7,000 deaths annually. Additionally, a study from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health identified a connection between the chemical diacetyl, used to flavor microwave popcorn, and cases of lung disease in workers at popcorn factories. For popcorn lovers, the answer is clear: Make popcorn yourself! Pour ¼ cup of popcorn kernels into a regular brown paper bag, fold the top of the bag shut tight, then pop in microwave for about two minutes, or until popping slows to a second between pops. Voila! Fresh popcorn with no factory chemicals. If you’re craving some fun flavors, try these simple recipes. Traditional Butter Melt 2 tablespoons of butter, then drizzle it along the sides of a brown paper bag. Pour your already popped popcorn into the bag until it’s half full, close the bag tight, and shake vigorously. In no time, you’ll have perfectly buttered popcorn! Cinna-sugar Bliss This is a great recipe to satisfy your sweet tooth. Add 1 teaspoon of cinnamon and 2 tablespoons of sugar to 3 tablespoons of melted

butter. Drizzle onto the edges of a brown paper bag, add popped popcorn, and shake well!

Sriracha Sesame Celebration Here’s to the adventurous popcorn

lovers! Combine 1 tablespoon Sriracha, 1 teaspoon of sesame seeds, 1 teaspoon garlic powder, and 1 teaspoon of olive oil. Sprinkle half over popcorn and shake well inside of bag. Repeat with remaining mixture. Whether you’re preparing for a movie marathon or need an after- school snack, any of these recipes will be tasty alternative to the chemicals saturating microwave popcorn. Enjoy!



“I came to Stretch on crutches, with a boot on my left foot. I could hardly put any weight on my foot. Within a week of therapy, I got rid of the crutches and was walking with no pain, but I was still in the boot. Within another week of therapy, I finally got out of the boot and started to wear a gym shoe. Though I still had some tightness in my left foot and ankle, I was able to walk with minimal soreness. With the help of super nice therapists and their great knowledge of which stretches would help me best, I am now able to perform all activities I used to do before I injured my foot. I will continue to use my Stretch cards to make my foot stronger so I do not have something like this happen again.” – Nata lie Fu nk

”The owner and staff were very pleasant and informative. I will be sure to include some of the techniques I learned in therapy in my daily routine. Continued success!” – Fa ye Joh n son

“I was referred by my foot doctor in October for PT on my plantar fasciitis condition. I had experienced heel pain while track walking. After about six weeks of PT, my condition has significantly improved to where I can participate in all regular activities.” – Joh n Price 2

CLIMB IT When You Hit a Wall,

Rock climbing may be daunting, but you don’t have to have supernaturally chiseled back and arm muscles to do it. And you should do it: Research shows that, far beyond being a prime tool for building muscle strength and cardiovascular endurance, climbing can improve your memory, reduce stress, and help your brain become more effective at solving problems. It would be unwise, however, to just pick a mountain and start clambering up. The first thing you’ll need is guidance. Somebody has to show you the ropes — literally. Whether that means a friend well-versed in the ways of ascension or a professional guide is up to you. The easiest way to get help is just to head over to your local indoor climbing gym, walk up to the front desk, and tell them you’re a newbie. They’ll be happy to set you up with some rental equipment and an experienced instructor. Indoor wall climbs are completely safe and relatively easy. They’ll

have routes available for every skill level, allowing you to escalate difficulty at your own pace.

Let your trainer or friend give you the lowdown on climbing lingo. First, you’ve got your harness, a belt that loops around your legs and waist that has attachments to connect to a rope. Metal carabiners will link the rope to your harness. Then, you’ve got your ever-vital belay, a metal doohickey used in belaying — go figure — or rappelling. Belaying is the process of one climber securing the rope for another as they ascend. Rappelling is simply a fancy word for sliding carefully down the rope back to earth. Spend some time on the sidelines, observing the veteran climbers. If you have questions, don’t hesitate to ask anyone who might be around. The climbing community is well-known for welcoming new participants. They’ve all been where you are.


Avocado and


Summer may be drawing to a close, but the heat doesn’t feel like it’s going anywhere soon. Cool off with this light, cold soup and enjoy those last few sunny summer afternoons!


1 lemon, juiced

Olive oil

½ cup cold water

2 medium ripe avocados, halved

1 clove garlic

1 large cucumber, halved

¾ teaspoon salt

6 stalks spring onions

½ teaspoon black pepper

1 jalapeno

This month, Stretch Physical Therapy is excited to partner with local running and walking experts Jack Rabbit (formally known as The Running Spot)! If you have need of new shoes for running or walking, the experienced team at Jack Rabbit will provide a free gait analysis to ensure your new pair fits like a dream. They have a lot of experience, and they’ll help you every step of the way.



Chop grilled veggies and puree with lemon juice, cold water, garlic, salt, and black pepper. Once smooth, portion soup into bowls and refrigerate to cool before serving. Garnish with toasted cubed bread, avocados, spring onions, chives, lemon zest, or a drizzle of olive oil, if desired. 513-874-8800


Preheat grill to medium-high.


Coat halved avocados with lemon juice to avoid browning. Brush olive oil over avocados, cucumber, spring onions, and jalapeno. Oil grill while hot. Grill vegetables until everything is grilled or slightly charred. Once grilled, remove and place on platter to cool.




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An Eclipse FromCoast to Coast



path of totality. Plenty of hotels make Columbia a great viewing location for those who don’t want to camp out, and the vibrant city life means you’ll have a lot to do even when the eclipse is over. SANDHILLS, NORTH PLATTE, NEBRASKA In the heartlands, you’ll be hard-pressed to find a more perfect viewing location than the Sandhills of western Nebraska. With wide-open skies, low rolling hills, and no towering buildings to get in the way, the Sandhills are sure to be a popular viewing spot. THE MUSEUM OF IDAHO, IDAHO FALLS, IDAHO The Museum of Idaho has been designated an Official NASA Observation Site, and the museum is hosting four days of awesome events to celebrate. Enjoy live presentations, technology demonstrations, and special exhibits as you prepare to watch the total eclipse with NASA scientists.

SUMMERWILL TAKE PLACE in the United States: a total solar eclipse! This eclipse will be visible across North America, but the path of totality — the area where the moon completely covers the sun —will only fall in the continental U.S., leading this cosmic event to be called the Great American Eclipse. If you’re already in the United States, a day’s road trip is all you need to grab a front-row seat for this rare astronomical occurrence.

Visit the official website of the Great American Eclipse at for everything you need to know about this once-in-a-lifetime sight!

COLUMBIA, SOUTH CAROLINA Need a place to watch the eclipse in the southern U.S.? Then get yourself to South Carolina, where the state capital of Columbia is almost right in the middle of the


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