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NEWSLETTER The Newsletter About Your Health And Caring For Your Body

Getting To Know The ProMotion Rehab &Sports Medicine Staff! HEATHER, PATIENT SERVICES SPECIALIST

Heather graduated from Judson College in Alabama with a BS in Psychology and a minor in Equine Sciences. She also obtained a second BS in Criminology from Coker College a couple years ago, while also working as a PT technician for ProMotion. She now works as a Patient Services Specialist at our Lake City location. Outside of work, Heather enjoys horse back riding and competition, kayaking, painting, traveling, walking her dog, Kevin, and hanging out with friends and family. She is also an avid Alabama fan. Roll Tide!

INSIDE: • More Movement, More Energy • Gaining Energy to Move Can Be Painless • Healthy Recipe • Patient Success Spotlight

NEWSLETTER The Newsletter About Your Health And Caring For Your Body

MORE MOVEMENT, MORE ENERGY “Have Tons Of Energy, No Matter Your Age!”

Contact us to schedule an appointment at Lake City: 843-374-0185 or Florence: 843-407-0377!

Do you sometimes feel sluggish, tired, achy, sore or have low energy? You could be suffering from some basic physical problems. If you sit still for long hours in your car, at your job or at home watching TV, you are hurting your body over time. Without frequent movement, your muscles waste away, joints become stiff and normal chemical processes in your body change. In fact, yourcirculationand lymphatic systems slow down causing a backup of toxic wastes, such as cholesterol, that are normally produced and excreted. There are many studies that show changes occur in the human body with less movement.Lackofmovement andpoorpostureare themost frequent causes of low back pain, headaches, neck pain, shoulder pain and pain in the hips, knees or legs. Slumped posture actually changes the shape of your spine, closes the joints of your shoulders, tightens the tissues around the hips and produces a host of other problems.

“There is one fundamental ruleof thehumanbody; itwas made to move!” Sometimes people find themselves not moving like they use to or having difficulty moving due to pain. The restriction in movement has the potential to lead to other health problems. To be healthy, a big emphasis needs to be placed on movement. In order to keep moving, your body needs to be flexible, strong, have good balance and good nutrition. The medical experts at ProMotion Rehab and Sports Medicinecanhelp relieveyour pain, re-align your body and get you moving. You can have more energy at any age! After years of medical training in analyzing and treating movement, our medical professionals are uniquely qualified to help you move better and pain free. With good movement, pain reduces, energy increases and mood improves. If you find yourself having difficulty moving or suffering from aches and pains, give our specialists a call today!


1. Decide to get up and get moving 2. Get up from your chair every 20 minutes and walk around, even if just for a few seconds 3. Walk or exercise at least 30 minutes everyday 4. Drink plenty of water 5. Stretch your legs, hips, spine and neck daily for 10 minutes 6. Don’t push into painful movements 7. Make sure you are sitting properly at your desk or computer 8. Take frequent breaks to deeply inhale / exhale 9. Stretch your arms overhead frequently throughout the day 10. Do strengthening exercises 2-3 times/week

HEALTHY RECIPE Creamy Chicken &Wild Rice Soup Healthy Living Starts With Healthy Eating

Directions In a 12-inch skillet heat oil over medium-high. Add chicken; cook 6 minutes or until browned, turning once. In a 6-qt. slow cooker combine chicken,mushrooms,chickenbroth,water, leeks, celery, wild rice and salt. Cover and cook on low 6 hours or high 3 hours. Remove chicken from cooker. Coarsely shred chicken using two forks. If using low setting, turn to high. In a blender combine the tofu, low-fat milk, flour and thyme leaves. Cover and blend until smooth. Stir into mixture in cooker. Cover and cook 30 minutes more or until thick. Stir in shredded chicken.

Ingredients • 2 tbsp olive oil

• 1½ pounds boneless chicken thighs • 2 (8 oz) packages sliced mushrooms •1 (32oz)carton reduced-sodiumchickenbroth • 2 cups water

• 1½ cups thinly sliced leeks • 1½ cups ½-inch sliced celery • ¾ cup uncooked wild rice • ¾ tsp salt • 1 (12 oz) package soft, tofu • 1 cup low-fat milk (1%) • ¼ cup all-purpose flour • 1 tbsp fresh thyme leaves

CALL TODAY! LAKE CITY (843) 374-0185 FLORENCE (843) 407-0377

Fun & Healthy Activity

Patient Success Spotlight


Yoga provides relaxing physical activity all year long and can easily be done in your bedroom, living room or just about anywhere in the house. You can even use yoga first thing in the morning to wake up slowly and get your body warmed up for the day. Learning yoga starts with stepping onto your mat. Simply follow the tips below to begin your yoga practice.

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