ActivaPT: Be Healthier, Stronger & More Active

Health &Wellness The Newsletter About Your Health And Caring For Your Body


An insurance deductible is the amount of money that you must pay before your insurance company pays for your medical services. If your deductible is met, your Physical Therapy may not cost you anything. Patients with family plans or those who have had major surgeries or have a chronic illness are especially likely to have a $0 balance remaining on their out-of-pocket expenses. This means that the cost of physical therapy could be minimal or completely covered by the patient’s insurance plan. If you are close to or have met your insurance deductible for the year, then now is the time to come in for Physical Therapy! Are you feeling aches and pains? Need to work on your core? Let us help you get a head start for 2020. Contact us today to schedule your appointment.

Health & Wellness The Newsletter About Your Health And Caring For Your Body



• 7 Tips You Can Do On Your Own

• Healthy Recipe

• Relieve Hip Pain In Minutes

• Patient Success Spotlights

It iscommonaspiration tobecomehealthier,stronger,ormoreactive.However, thiscansometimesbeadifficultfeat,with lackoftime,pain, injuries,ordifficulty sticking toanutritiousdiet.Whenyouare inpain,undesirablechemicalswithin yourbodyareheightened,whichcan increasestress.Asaresult,yourendocrine system becomes affected, which works to regulate the hormones in your body. Fortunately, the vast majority of aches and pains can be successfully treated by a licensed physical therapist. At Activa PhysicalTherapy, our team is comprised of movement experts who have the knowledge and training to diagnose, evaluate, and treat any musculoskeletal condition that comes their way. To find out more about how our services can help you live a healthier, stronger, and more active life, contact our office today! Yourhealth and you: The term “health” isall relative. Itessentiallymeans that yourbody isoperatingat its highest levels of function in regards tobreathing, circulation, digestion, and more. It doesn’t necessarily mean that you have to

be the most athletic person in the room. Any step you make toward helping yourbody functionat itsoptimum levels isastep towardbecomingahealthier you. Your physical therapist can provide you with exercises, stretches, and nutritional tips that can help increase your health and help you feel physically better overall. Increasing your strength and flexibility: It is no secret that strength and flexibility both play important roles in your health. Did you know that there are approximately 642 skeletal muscles in the human body? Your muscles work hard, not only to help you move, but also to support your circulatory and breathing systems. When you become stronger and more flexible, you becomehealthieroverall.Ourphysical therapistscanguideyou throughproper exercisesandspecialized treatments inorder to relieveyour jointandmuscle pain, increase your strength and flexibility, and improve your overall health. Contact us today to schedule an appointment for a healthier you today!

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Physical therapy treatments can help improve your health, but they only work if you apply healthy lifestyle choices in your everyday life, as well. Some tips you can do on your own to become healthier, stronger, and more active include: 1. Taking care of aches and pains. Don’t let these long-term problems linger. Contact Activa Physical Therapy for professional help. 2. Limiting your sitting. Get up every 30 minutes to walk around at work and home. 3. Getting out and moving. Exercise regularly, even if it’s just taking a short walk every day. 4. Maintaining a nutritious diet and controlling portion. Make sure your food intake is nutritious and portioned. By chewing your food thoroughly, you won’t feel as if you have to eat as much. 5. Drinking more water. Water keeps your body systems functioning at an optimum level. 6. Breathing! Work on your deep breathing in order to increase your oxygen intake and get your lymphatic system moving. 7. Getting enough sleep. Sleep at least 8 hours a day. It is best to get into a routine where you are going to bed and waking up on a regular cycle. This helps your endocrine system.

Contact Activa Physical Therapy today! Are you looking for assistance with increasing your health, strength, and physical activity? Our team at Activa Physical Therapy would love to help you live your highest quality of life. Contact us today to begin your new chapter toward becoming a healthier you!


Relieve Hip Pain In Minutes Try this movement if you are experiencing hip pain.

IT BAND - STRETCH - SIDELYING Start by lying on your side with your back near the edge of your bed or table. Your affected leg should be on top. Next, let the top leg lower behind you as you maintain an extended knee as shown. You should feel a gentle stretch along the side of your leg. Hold for 30 seconds. Stretches Hips & Knees

INGREDIENTS • 1 (14.5 ounce) can crushed tomatoes

• 1 small red bell pepper, chopped • 1 tbsp fresh thyme leaves

• ½ tsp garlic powder • ½ tsp ground pepper • ½ cup grated Parmesan • 8 oz pita chips

• 1 small eggplant, cubed • 1 small zucchini, cubed • 1 small yellow squash, cubed

DIRECTIONS Stir together tomatoes, eggplant, zucchini, summer squash, and bell pepper in a 4-quart slow cooker. Cover and cook on High for 1 hour. Stir in thyme, garlic powder, and ground pepper. Turn to Low and cook for 30 minutes more. Using a potato masher, crush the vegetable mixture to a chunky consistency. Stir in Parmesan. Stir occasionally while serving with pita chips.


Refer A Friend

At Activa Physical Therapy, you will receive hands-on therapy treatments by our friendly, caring health experts during focused and individualized sessions. It’s time to go to Activa 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

Do You Have Friends Or Family Unable To Do The Following:

Who Do You Know That Needs Our Help? � Move without pain � Bend and move freely � Balance confidently & securely � Sit for long periods comfortably � Walk for long distances � Live an active and healthy lifestyle If you know someone suffering with aches and pains, give the gift of health. Refer them to Activa Physical Therapy today. Pass along this newsletter or have them call us directly (630) 637-9955 to schedule an appointment.

What our recent graduates had to say...

The stretches and knowledge they gave me was and will be very useful! "Such a warm and welcoming experience from the beginning, the therapists really took the time to figure out what was causing my pain and ways to help with it. They took the time to explain each step and stretch, as well as why they chose it for me and how it would help. Each of the therapists were very friendly and I looked forward to my appointments. They took the time to get a bit of knowledge of my work and ways to move/bend that would help. The stretches and knowledge they gave me was and will be very useful. I hope I don’t/ won’t need physical therapy again but if I do I would for sure come back here." - Danielle O. My knee has strengthened! "I came in for problems with my right knee which was constantly in pain, and locking up frequently . Through therapy and exercises given to me , I feel my knee has strengthened and I have no more problems with a locked knee. Great job taking care of my needs." - Roy A. I can look forward to playing pain-free! "Before PT, my shoulder had sharp pains that prevented me from enjoying volleyball. At times, I even dreaded playing when I thought about how painful my shoulder would feel. After PT, I can look forward to playing pain-free. My shoulder no longer hurts before or after I play. Thank you." - Alex C.

Helped me navigate the road to recovery! "I tore the meniscus in my right knee. It was swollen, painful and I could barely walk. Samir and Matt gently and methodically stepped me through recovery. They were very encouraging and helped me navigate the road to recovery. I have full use of my knee, walk without a limp and can enjoy my favorite activities. Thank you, Matt!" - Lisa G.

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