Spa City Therapy July 2017


June 2017

1635 Higdon Ferry Rd Ste G, Hot Springs, Arkansas 71913 • 501-525-2273 • Spa City Therapy


Remembering My Father page 1 DIY Foods That Save Money page 2 Patient Testimonials page 2 Most Underrated Hikes From Coast to Coast page 3 Sensational Summer Salad page 3 Yellowstone: Where the Wild Things Are page 4 Spa City Therapy ENTER TO WIN Find the misspelled word in this newsletter and call 501-984-2453 for your chance to win! First five callers win a $10 gift card! CALL 501-984-2453 Contest for past and present Spa City Therapy patients only. Please allow 60 days if you have won a gift card for misspelled words. Thank you!

OUR MISSION: Our goal is to serve you with such a great experience that you: 1. Thank the person who sent you here 2. Refer people you care about to us

Remembering My Dad When I was 16 years old, my dad passed away from lung cancer at age 43. Although he never smoked a cigarette in his life, his doctors hypothesized that his exposure to paint fumes and chemicals may have contributed to his lung cancer. His short life span highlights one of the most important lessons I learned from him: Live life to the fullest and make time for family. Before I was born, my dad trained as an auto body technician in England, where he met my mom. They married and moved to Winnipeg, Canada, where my dad spent the next 10 years working at an auto body shop, fixing scratches, dents, and paint jobs. From there, he made a dramatic switch from the auto body business to the principal at our Christian school. He ran the school for three years before moving our family to Houston, Texas, shortly after the pastor of our church moved there. Even in our earliest days playing catch together in Winnipeg, my dad and I always had a sporting event to attend. In Winnipeg, we rooted for the Minnesota Vikings, and in Houston, we went to several sporting events at the Astrodome. Unfortunately, almost every sports team we cheered for seemed to lose. It didn’t matter if we were watching hockey or football. For some reason, we were drawn to terrible teams. Or maybe we were bad luck. Who knows! While we rarely found ourselves jumping up and down at the end of games, having that time with my dad was still special. Looking back on it now, I can see how much of a dad he was to me in the 16 years that I knew him. Losing my dad at a young age inspires me to always be there for my sons and cherish every moment I have with them. Just as my dad and I watched sports together, my sons and I are always going

to games. One year, we drove all the way down to Auburn for a football game, and another year, Austin and I attended several golf tournaments together. Despite the demands of running a small business, I’ve always made time to go to sporting events and take family road trips with my sons because I know that life isn’t a guarantee. At any moment, life can be taken away from you. That’s why you should make the most of every moment you have with those you care about. That’s the ultimate lesson I learned from my dad.

Mary Cobb Donna Mahle Mary Ann Mueller

– Lee Sowerbutts

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DIY Foods That Save Money How to Cut Out Expensive Premade Stapl s

are a lot cheaper. And making your own hummus couldn’t be easier. Place one can of chickpeas, the juice of one lemon, ¼ cup of tahini, and two tablespoons of olive oil in a blender. Mix until smooth and add salt to taste. Granola Savings per box: $5 It’s a great breakfast option, and one that comes with a steep markup, but homemade granola doesn’t even require cooking. Combine oats, dried fruit, and nuts, and you’re done. You can also add a little honey and bake the mixture, and then you have homemade granola bars to put in lunch boxes. Breadcrumbs and Croutons Savings per container: $2.50 The price of packaged breadcrumbs is simply outrageous. When your loaf of sourdough goes stale, don’t throw it out. Cube it, toss in some olive oil, and bake it into croutons. Alternately, crush it up and use it to bread meats or make stuffing. You’ll be saving money and reducing waste — a win-win. The next time you’re at the market, ask yourself which items in your basket can just as easily be made at home. Put in the effort to do it yourself, and your checkbook and taste buds will thank you.

Everyone has to eat, and food is one of the biggest expenses for every family. While eating at home more often is a great way to save money, why not take things one step further? There are a lot of items that you probably buy packaged and premade that are just as easy (and delicious) to make at home. Here are some of the biggest offenders when it comes to an inflated grocery bill. Salad Dressing Savings per bottle: $3 Not only is bottled dressing expensive, but it also comes with added salt and sugar you can easily cut out of your diet. Dressing is a simple

formula: oil, plus acid (vinegar or lemon juice), plus other added flavors. Once you get the ratios down, you’ll be shocked at all the tasty creations you can whip up in no time at all. To get started, try this French dressing: two parts olive oil, one part sherry vinegar, a scoop of Dijon mustard, and a clove of garlic. Hummus Savings per tub: $3.50 Hummus goes great with everything, from bread and vegetables to grilled meats, but it often costs over $5 for a small tub. Canned chickpeas and tahini paste? Well, they

Patient Testimonials

“I started coming to Village Golf & Physical

“I had a great experience with the Spa City Therapy team. They took the time to get to know me by name the very

“One of Lee’s most important attributes is that he listens and takes time to adjust treatment

Therapy with sciatica and neck pain. I now know the exercises that

as needed. His staff is excellent and friendly. The office environment is like visiting a friend’s home.” - Linda Broeder

I need to help prevent recurrences. This is the most wonderful PT office I’ve ever been to, and I definitely recommend Village Golf & Physical Therapy to everyone. Lee, the therapist, is one of the best and nicest PTs I’ve ever worked with. Then, there is the staff … I love them! Everyone is so efficient and kind! I feel like I’ve gained a new family. I feel better, and I’ll miss them, but that won’t stop me from stopping in to say hi!” - Vickie Patterson

first day I walked in the door. They were very friendly and very professional. If ever I need physical therapy again, Spa City Therapy is where I’ll go!” - Brandy Keith

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Most Underrated Hikes From Coast to Coast

It’s summer, and your list of fun backpacking locations is looking slim and dull. Long days, good weather, and vacation time give you a great excuse to travel and cross some trails off your list, but you’re not sure where you should go. Here are some of the most underrated trails from coast to coast to add to — and cross off — your list! Hike to Alamere Falls

waterfall. The trail offers a number of activity options, and the tumbling creek and high bluffs make this a beautifully untouched area with rugged and remote areas for camping. Conecuh Trail Alabama’s Conecuh Trail is a gentle 22-mile path that meanders through a remote section of forest near the Alabama-Florida border. The trail takes hikers past multiple ponds, creeks, and a spring. Keep your eyes peeled for woodpeckers, gopher frogs, and armadillos. Ocean Path The Ocean Path trail begins at Sand Beach in Acadia National Park about 3 hours from Portland, Maine. The trail takes hikers along the eastern shore of Mount Desert Island for about 2 miles until it arrives at Otter Cliff. Listen for Thunder Hole, an underwater cave that mimics the sound of thunder when waves force air out of the cave. When planning your summer activities, consider adding new hikes to the itinerary. There are many underrated trails across the United States — don’t be afraid to discover them all!

The hike to Alamere Falls on the Palomarin Trailhead near San Francisco, California, is an 8 ½-mile trail. Starting at the Palomarin Trailhead, hop on the Coast Trail and head toward the falls. The trail becomes narrow and steep when you reach the coast, but the tidal falls is only a short way down the beach. Lower Rock Creek Trail

Lower Rock Creek Trail is located in Mark Twain National Forest near Fredericktown, Missouri. The trail is 6 miles and features a beautiful

The Highest Compliment Here at Spa City Therapy, nothing is more important to us than helping people. We care about our patients and the Hot Springs community and want to help as many people as we possibly can reach optimal function. The opportunity to touch lives is just one of the reasons we’re so grateful for your referrals! To us, a referral is the highest compliment, and we want to say thank you to everyone who has trusted us enough to send family and friends our way.

Sensational Summer Salad

It’s officially the season of salads, and fruit salads are summer’s specialty! Enjoy this tasty dish as a side or main course. For some added protein, toss in a handful of slivered almonds or chopped pecans.

Betty Bates Sue McGee Ruth Burks Jan Ellis Josh Mills Eric Carpenter Sue Garner

Dennis Ramsdell Nina Johnson Barbara Skarshaug


• 1 pound strawberries, thinly sliced • 3 medium peaches, thinly sliced • 1 cup blueberries

• 1 heaping tablespoon fresh basil or mint, chopped • 2 tablespoons lemon juice • 1 tablespoon maple syrup • 2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar

Shirley Nix Joe Wilson


Craig Cowart Michael Harris

1. In a medium serving bowl, combine the strawberries, peaches, blueberries, and basil. 2. Drizzle lemon juice, maple syrup, and balsamic vinegar on top. 3. Gently toss to combine. 4. Serve immediately, or chill for later.

Recipe inspired by

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Where the Wild Things Are

This summer, skip the expensive hustle and bustle of an overcrowded theme park. After a vacation like that, you’ll feel like you need another. As far as getaway destinations go, Yellowstone National Park, sprawling across Idaho, Montana, and Wyoming, is a little more expansive. More than 3 million visitors flock to its astonishing peaks, multicolored pools, and dramatic geothermal geysers each year, but as you travel across Yellowstone’s 2.2 million acres, it’s unlikely you’ll see much of them. And the sheer variety of unparalleled activities to explore means fun for the whole family. Make sure to check out Old Faithful, the most famous geothermal geyser in the world, with eruptions averaging a whopping 130 vertical feet. Or if it’s majesty and exploration you’re itching for, hike one of the many trails along the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone River. The views, with clay cliff faces and tree-

covered mountains in every direction, are unlike any other. Also, be sure to investigate the Grand Prismatic Spring, which, besides its otherworldly rainbow waters, is known for being the largest hot spring in the U.S. For many, though, the biggest draw of the park is the wildlife. Yellowstone is home to the largest bison population on public land. It houses more mammals than anywhere else in the lower 48 states, 150 species of birds, and huge populations of native fish, to name a few. Just driving around the park, you’re apt to see moose, deer, elk, mountain goats, and, if you’re lucky, grizzly bears, mountain lions, or wolves. Go boating, catch a fish, scale a mountain, ride a horse — the things to do vary as much as the breathtaking landscape. If you’re looking for an affordable, relaxed, and wide-open family vacation this summer, Yellowstone is a no-brainer.

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