Innovative: Live a Happier & Healthier Life With PT


A healthy, strong, and active lifestyle is what everyone strives for. However, it is not always easy to obtain, especially for those suffering from chronic pain. The very thought of going out and exercising with your aches and pains may leave you feeling uncomfortable. (continued inside)

Dr. Cheryl Howard PT, DPT, Cert. MDT Owner


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Exercise To Help With Pain

Physical therapy treatments are catered toward your needs and goals! Physical therapy is generally comprised of three important phases: pain relief, strengthening, and functional integration. Some people are apprehensive toward physical therapy because they believe it will hurt them; however, the opposite is usually true. Physical therapy isaimedatpainreliefandstrengthening. This is achieved through several treatment services, such as ice and heat therapies, stretching, taping, electrical stimulation, and hands-on techniques. An active lifestyle is also dependent upon movement. Our physical therapists will cater your treatment plan around specific movements designed to increase your strength, flexibility, balance, and overall mobility. Your physical therapist will assist you with many of these exercises, but will also provide some simple ones that can be done at home. The end goal of physical therapy is living the life you want, free from painful limitations. That can only happen when you apply the concepts you learn from your treatments to the outside world.

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Fortunately, there is a simpler solution to gaining the active lifestyle you desire. Physical therapy can help you achieve optimum levels of health and fitness, all while reducing your pain. If you are looking for a healthier, stronger, and more active lifestyle, contact Innovative Physical Therapy Solutions today! Getting on track with physical therapy: The purpose of physical therapy remains the same, no matter what you are seeking its services for. Perhaps you are still suffering from the lingering pain of an injury? Perhaps you are recovering from a surgery and trying to get your range of motion back? Perhaps your joints simply aren’t what they used to be, and you are looking for relief? Whatever the case may be, physical therapists are dedicated to relieving your pain and getting you back to your peak level of physical health. A physical therapist is a movement specialist, educated in analyzing mobility issues with walking, running, jumping, bending, stretching, and almost every other form of physical activity. Our physical therapists can pinpoint problem areas and create a customized treatment plan aimed at improving those areas. Through in-office sessions and at-home exercises, patients strengthen their muscles and joints, improve their balance, build endurance, and experience pain relief, all without the unwanted harmful risks of drugs or surgery.

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Our physical therapists are as dedicated as you are, and will encourage you to achieve all the goals you set forth in the beginning.


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Maintaining a healthy lifestyle takes work, but once you get into the groove of it, it becomes much easier. For example, eating nutritious foods is one of the easiest ways to improve your health (although we know those sweets are hard to kick.) Physical activity is the hardest aspect to get in the habit of doing, especially if you are being held back by chronic pain. Some people try to mask their symptoms with anti-inflammatory or pain-relieving medications, while others unfortunately give up on the idea of being active altogether. Luckily, there is an alternative option: physical therapy. With the help of a physical therapist, it is possible to reclaim your pain-free, healthy lifestyle, and get back to doing the activities you love. Everyone has different needs based on the conditions of their bodies. There is no cookie-cutter approach to health and wellness, as one treatment plan may not work the same for one person as it would for another. Your physical therapist will work closely with you to evaluate your mobility, balance, range of motion, and severity of pain. Your physical goals will also be taken into account when creating your treatment plan, as well as any health risks that may be holding you back. At your initial evaluation, you may be asked to perform basic movements, such as sitting down, standing up, walking, lifting, stretching, or other motions. Once your physical therapist has a clear picture of what you need, he or she will begin constructing a treatment plan to help relieve your pain and achieve your goals.

In the end, an active lifestyle is more than possible, even if you struggle with chronic pain. If you are looking to improve your health, strength, and physical activity, look no further – Innovative Physical Therapy Solutions is here to help. Schedule a consultation with one of our physical therapists today and get started on your journey toward better health and wellness! Healthy Recipe

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Carrot, Ginger, Lime Raw Soup INGREDIENTS

“Nathan has helped in my recovery so much and Johnna is very good too.” “Great staff! Nathan has helped in my recovery so much and Johnna is very good too.” - Mary F. “I would recommend them to anybody!” “I was referred to them ,and they are very nice friendly people,and they will takevery good careof you. I would recommend them to anybody!” - Shelly L. “...highly recommend.” “I sprained my ankle in August, and didn’t seek any therapy until 4 months later. After about 10 sessions at IPTS, my range of movement has very much improved, and I have a list of exercises to do at home to continue now that my sessions are done. Very friendly and professional staff, highly recommend.” - Katie M.

• 1 cup fresh carrot juice

• Juice of 1 lime

• 1-inch chunk ginger root, juiced

• 1/2 large avocado

• 1/2 ear of fresh organic, non-GMO raw corn

INSTRUCTIONS Pour the carrot, lime, ginger juice in a blender and add the avocado. Blend until smooth. Pour in a bowl and top the soup with fresh raw corn, shaved off the cob.

Exercise To Help With Pain: Try this simple exercise to help you feel better... Share this with a friend or family member to help keep them healthy too!

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SIDE LUNGE Stand with good posture. Lunge to the side. Keep back straight and your hip, knee and ankle aligned. Return to the start position.

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