H e a l t h & F i t n e s s The Newsletter About Your Health And Caring For Your Body
“Can Physical Therapy Help Improve My Health & Fitness?” Refer To Advanced PT When Your Favorite Workouts Aren’t Gaining Results
Advanced PTCanHelp You BecomeMore Active, Naturally!
IMPROVE MOBILITY & MOTION Physical therapists are experts in improving mobility and motion. Pain-free movement is crucial to your quality of daily life, your ability to earn a living, your ability to pursue your favorite leisure activities, and so much more. For example: • Movement is essential to physical activity, which is necessary to prevent obesity, which is responsible for at least 18% of US adult deaths. • Mobility is crucial for physical independence, and studies suggest that walking alone can reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke, hip fracture, and knee arthritis, among other benefits. • Consistent movement is vital to maintaining a healthy balance system, which can help prevent costly falls. www.aptnewton.com
Many common aches and pains stem from tight muscles and poor movement. We were made to move and today’s lifestyle of sitting in the car, at work and at home, means tighter muscles. In addition, as we age our connective and muscle tissues naturally become stiffer. Therefore, the older you get, the more important a daily stretching routine becomes. The key to good health is to keep your body flexible. This helps your circulatory, respiratory, lymphatic, and musculoskeletal systems. When your tissues are flexible, normal blood and lymphatic fluids circulate the body easier, oxygenating your tissues properly. This helps you feel energized, relieves pain, and allows you to perform daily tasks without feeling tired. From preventing and reducing back pain to developing a customized exercise regimen, physical therapists help people preserve motion and mobility as they age. However, they are also dealing with the physical challenges that accompany aging, and they are sharing their experiences to demonstrate that physical activity doesn’t have to end with age.
“ Without any other recreational physical activities, walking on average of at least 1 hour per day was associated with a modestly lower risk of breast cancer. More strenuous and longer activities lowered the risk even more. ”
- Dr. Alpha Patel, Senior Epidemiologist American Cancer Society
A PLANK A DAY Keeps The Doctors At Bay Experience The Many Health Benefits Of One Simple Daily Exercise
A plank is a simple exercise that anyone can do to improve their core strength. This exercise helps you strengthen so many of your muscles, guiding them to work together. Your core muscles are vital to the health of your low back and spine. If you suffer from an achy back or neck, then try doing this exercise to feel better. How to do a plank (If you are unsure about doing this exercise, call us first) 1. Start by lying face down. You may want to put a pillow under your abdomen if it is uncomfortable to lie flat. 2. Bring your elbows underneath you, then gently rise up onto your elbows and knees, so that your abdomen is off the floor. 3. Keep your abdomen tucked gently in so that your body is straight without sagging. 4. Try to hold this for 30 secnds if you can. You may feel your muscles shake a little while doing this, which means they are working! 5. It is important to start off with small increments and build over the course of a week as you become stronger.
6. To advance the plank and make it more difficult, lift your knees off the ground, keeping your body straight. 7. Ideally, you should be able to hold this position for 2 minutes 8. You may have some soreness the next day as you are using muscles that have not been worked that way in a while. For a healthy spine, keep doing your exercises and remember our physical therapists need to see you for a check-up. You see your dentist every 6 months to keep you teeth and gums healthy. Why not your PT? Your physical therapist is the mechanic for your whole body to keep your spine and extremities moving like they should. Detecting a problem early can lead to a simple treatment solution that can save you a lot of pain, and financial burden down the road. Call us today to speak with your therapist about your problem, before it becomes a PROBLEM. You see your doctor every year, your dentist twice a year, when was the last time you saw your physical therapist?
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Patient Results I go on walks with my family!
I could feel the improvement!
I have better balance! “Before therapy, I had trouble walking and getting around. Since therapy, I have better balance and improvements getting in and out of chairs without grabbing a hold of something. I appreciate all the hard work everyone has put into my therapy and I’m very grateful.” - R.L.
“I was unable to walk more than a few feet and couldn’t touch my toes or do house chores. I can now almost touch my toes, do housework and am virtually pain free! I can go on walks with my family!” - J.M.
“Before therapy, I had a right hip replacement and was very fragile. Since therapy, I could feel the improvement every time I came to therapy. Now I am feeling better with no pain, than I did before the hip replacement. I enjoyed working with Jake. He always pushed me, but in a good way.” - G.R.
Practice News Advanced Celebrated Physical Therapy Month October was physical therapy month and we had a wonderful time. We all dressed up on Halloween in our costumes, we decorated pumpkins and patients had to guess 2 truths and a lie, and pick who was who, with a disguise on our face. Thank you to all who participated! Our Staff Includes Pumpkin Carving Experts! Congratulations Ashley with her cookie monster pumpkin who won 1st place. Be sure to let her know what a wonderful job she did. Looking At Your Calendar For The Next Year? We are available to do talks about physical therapy for your civic, sports, church and business groups. Give us a call at 316-283-7187 to schedule today.
HAPPY HOLIDAYS From Advanced Physical Therapy
We at Advanced Physical Therapy want to wish you and your loved ones the most joyous Christmas. I also personally hope you can find time to take a few moments and truly enjoy this special season. Don’t let the commercialism be overwhelming but enjoy the lights, a laugh with family and friends, a holiday movie and especially the birth of Christ. Merry Christmas!
Exercise Essential Try this pain relief exercise:
Feel Better, Do More & Save Money This Holiday Season! The end of the year is approaching faster than you think. Now is the time to take advantage of unused insurance benefits. Remember, what you don’t use by the end of the year you lose. Not sure if Physical Therapy can help? Call to schedule a Free Consult with a licensed physical therapist now and address those “aches/pains” that are slowing you down.
LOWER TRUNK ROTATIONS While lying face down with your knee straight, slowly raise up one leg off the ground. Hold for 30 seconds. Repeat 10 times.
SUPPORTED BRIDGE Lie on your back with knees bent and feet hip distance apart. Place your feet close enough so they can be touched by the finger tips. Inhale and lift the hips, place a block under the sacrum. Keep the chest open. Hold for 30 seconds and repeat 10 times.
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Ideal Image Clinic offers the Ideal Protein Protocol for clients who decide health is a lifestyle choice, not a negotiable roll of the dice. Following is a quality excerpt from EON: Enhanced Online News; Gatineau, Quebec. This will be relevant to my readers as it relates how Ideal Protein helps lower the risk of heart disease and diabetes. Weight loss with the Ideal Protein Protocol, a medically designed and developed protocol for weight loss and weight maintenance, has been shown to potentially reduce healthcare claims and improve key markers of cardiac and metabolic health, according to findings unveiled at Obesity Week 2016 in New Orleans (November 2016). The Ideal Protein Protocol, is a four-phase, low carbohydrate, moderate protein, ketogenic weight management solution. Many healthcare practitioners offer the protocol to their patients to help them lose weight and as a result, reverse metabolic syndrome - the cluster of conditions including increased blood pressure, high blood sugar and abnormal cholesterol or triglyceride levels that are often pre-cursors to heart disease, stroke and type 2 diabetes. As the obesity epidemic escalates, associated healthcare costs are rising in proportion. The price tag for overweight and obesity in America is estimated to range from $147 billion to nearly $210 billion per year in direct and non-direct medial costs, including surgery, medications, counseling and cost for treating obesity-related complications. Effect of a Ketogenic Diet on Advanced Lipid Profiles Twenty patients (BMI>35) were enrolled in the 12 week study with the Ideal Protein Protocol. Besides noticeable results in weight reduction, findings indicate that the Ideal ProteinProtocol also has a positive effect
on lipid abnormalities, with significant reductions observed in glucose and triglyceride levels. The Ideal protein Protocol also has a positive effect on insulin, insulin resistance and parameters of metabolic syndrome. “It is gratifying to see that these scientific findings mirror the patient outcomes we see regularly at our clinic with the Ideal Protein Protocol,” continued cardiologist Dr. Lofemann, MD, FACC, Wausau, WI. “The results demonstrate that when we address obesity as the root problem instead of just treating the symptoms, there is significant improvement in markers of cardiovascular and metabolic health as a result.” (concluded) Additionally, according to a recent article in Medscape, a leading online medical journal geared towards medical professionals, being overweight and obese are associated with a significantly increased risk of premature death, particularly among men. This has been confirmed by an individual- participant data meta-analysis, where researchers found that individuals with a high BMI had a significantly increased risk of all-cause mortality, with approximately one in six premature deaths potentially avoidable through weight loss. Our next Information Workshop to learn how to become an Ideal Protein client is at Advanced Physical Therapy on Monday, January 9, 2017 from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. Call for reservations at 316-772-1369. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! May your health ‘Resolutions’ come true with our Ideal Protein Protocol
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