AdvantagePT: We Are Still Serving Patients

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WE ARE STILL SERVING YOU DURING THIS DIFFICULT TIME

We Can Help!

We are still open! We are open for those with acute needs. As the restrictions are lifted, patients should call early to get the appointment times they need.

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NEWSLETTER April 2020

INSIDE: Advantage Pt Is Now Offering Telehealth For Our Clients

Advantage Physical Therapy is Still Serving You During this Difficult Time

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic that has been causing numerous health care facilities to shut down, we as medical professionals are diligently trying to serve our patients in the best ways possible without risking the spread of this disease. The sedentary lifestyle that I’m sure many people have experienced since being quarantined to their homes can actually lead tomore aches, pains, and discomfort than one may think. Fortunately, we have you covered. As some may know, the Department of Homeland Security has deemed physical therapists as “Essential Critical Infrastructure Workers” during the COVID-19 pandemic. Because of this, Advantage Physical Therapy will remain open and seeing patients during this time, while taking the necessary precautions to make sure everything is sanitary, and everyone is safe. As Homeland Security states, “If you work in a critical infrastructure industry, as defined by the Department of Homeland Security, such as healthcare services and pharmaceutical and food supply, you have a special responsibility to maintain your normal work schedule.” For more information on our safety practices for treating patients during this pandemic, and/or how your appointments might function differently, don’t hesitate to contact us. Physical therapy is still necessary. Among other essential services, some of themost beneficial services we offer at Advantage

Physical Therapy include: • Essential post-surgical care (for non- elective and elective surgery) • Critical post-neurological episode out- patient rehabilitation • Imperative gate keeper screening for patients, who may otherwise be unnecessarily entering emergent healthcare facilities At Advantage Physical Therapy, we know we have an obligation to our community, nowmore than ever. Physical therapy can not only help the body heal as quickly as possible, but it can also help combat illness. The individualized stretches and exercise we prescribe for your treatment plan are great ways to boost your immune system. When your body is in shape, it quite literally hasmore strength to fight off unwanted viruses. Aiming for at least 20-30 minutes of physical activity a day can help strengthen not only you, but your immune system as well. Additionally, our physical therapists can help with nutritional services, which can prove to be a difficult task for many when distancing at home. Having a diet that is heavy on fruits and vegetables is perhaps one of the best ways to boost your immune system. The essential vitamins found in many fruits and vegetables are key to making sure your immune system is as healthy as possible. Essentially, at Advantage Physical Therapy, we are still here to help you with whatever you may need – give us a call today.

Immunity Boost Green Goddess Soup Recipe

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7525 166th Ave NE Ste D225 Redmond, WA 98052 Phone (425) 883-9630 Fax (425) 250-0575

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Advantage PT Is Now Offering Telehealth For Our Clients

DEEP TISSUE LASER THERAPY We Are Proud To Offer

You may be wondering what exactly telehealth is. Essentially, it is a way for us to make sure that our patients are still receiving the highest possible quality of care they need from a remote location. Telehealth services can be accessed via your smartphone or computer, and you will be able to perform your PT treatments from the comfort of your own home during this quarantine. You will also be able to track your progress and see how you are improving throughout your treatments – without coming directly to our clinic. At Advantage Physical Therapy, our telehealth services offer live consultation where you can meet and chat with your physical therapist about your treatment plan. At any point you can also email one of our physical therapists to ask questions or get advice about your condition. That being said, there are numerous conditions that can still be treated and improved via telehealth services, including, but not limited to:

Laser therapy uses a process called photobiomodulation. Unlike medications, laser therapy reduces pain without undesirable side effects. It is also important to point out that patients report long-lasting pain relief. While the number of treatments required may vary depending on the acuity of the condition, many patients experience lasting relief after only a couple treatments. With LightForce lasers, treatments are quick, usually 5-12 minutes depending on the size, depth, and acuteness of the condition being treated.

RELIEF FOR:

• Arthritis pain • Back pain • Headaches/migraines

Back Pain Neck Pain Shoulder Pain

Foot Pain Knee Pain Post Surgery

• Post-surgical rehab • Respiratory issues • Sports medicine/athletic training • Fibromyalgia, Parkinson’s Disease, and other chronic conditions • Injury rehab • And much more

Begin telehealth services today. We understand that we are in the midst of stressful times, and that there will likely be more ahead. At Advantage Physical Therapy, we want you to know that we are here for you. We genuinely care about the health of each and every one of our patients, which is why we believe telehealth services are a good course of action while our in-person treatments are limited.. Although our clinic will be running with a reduced staff for a while, we still want to be able to serve our patients in the best ways possible. We want you to be able to continue your personalized PT plans, so you do not lose all the progress you’ve made. If any injury or discomfort occurs during our closure, we want you to be able to receive the care you need. To learnmore about how you can set up our telehealth services on your smartphone or computer, give us a call today. At the end of the day, we are all in this together –most importantly, stay calm, and stay healthy. We are here to help you with your needs.

7525 166th Ave NE Ste D225 Redmond, WA 98052 Phone (425) 883-9630 Fax (425) 250-0575 22717 SE 29th Street Suite D100 Sammamish, WA 98075 Phone (425) 883-9631 Fax (425) 250-0575

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Immunity Boost Green Goddess Soup Recipe

DISCOVER HOW TO LIVE PAIN-FREE

At Advantage Physical Therapy, you will receive hands-on therapy treatments by our friendly, caring health experts during focused and individualized sessions. It’s time to get Advantage Physical Therapy if: • You’re tired of living in pain • You want to feel better and move better • You have been in an auto accident or injured on the job • You want to prevent injury 1. Call and talk to your therapist 2. Discover why your pain has come back 3. Get your custom recovery program

INGREDIENTS • 3 cups baby spinach or super greens blend • 1 clove whole peeled garlic • 2 tbsp fresh ginger, sliced • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper • 1/4 tsp ground turmeric • 1/4 tsp wasabi powder (optional) • 1 cup chicken or vegetable broth

• 1/2 cup coconut milk • Salt & pepper to taste • Squeeze of fresh lemon or lime juice For garnish: • broccoli florets, lightly steamed • 1/4 cup Greek yogurt, thinned with milk • Chia seeds

DIRECTIONS Mix all ingredients (except those for the garnish) together using a high speed blender. Heat over stovetop until steaming hot. To serve, pour into a bowl and garnish with broccoli florets, a swirl of yogurt, and chia seeds.

Telehealth with Advantage Physical Therapy • It’s easy! We will send you a link and you can access from your phone, computer or tablet • We can do ergonomic evaluations of your home worksite • It is currently covered by all insurances in Washington State except Medicare • Medicare clients can contact us for a very discounted cash rate • Simply email your Physical Therapist directly or contact us at Office@AdvantageSportsTherapy.com and we’ll set up a convenient time that work for you.

Our Specialties

• Running & Gait Analysis • Custom Orthotic Fitting (At Redmond) • Certified Astym Specialties in Sammamish

• The Mulligan Technique • Advanced Manual Therapy Technology • Kineseotaping

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