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

WE ARE STILL SERVING YOU DURING THIS DIFFICULT TIME

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• How Can You Know You’re Safe In Our Clinic? • Now Offering Telehealth! • Relieve Pain In Minutes • 7 Tips On Staying Motivated To Eat Healthy

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

WE ARE STILL SERVING YOU DURING THIS DIFFICULT TIME!

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic that has been causing numerous health care facilities to shut down, we as medical professionals are diligently trying to serve our patients in the best ways possible without risking the spread of this disease. The sedentary lifestyle that I’m sure many people have experienced since being quarantined to their homes can actually lead tomore aches, pains, and discomfort than one may think. Fortunately, we have you covered. As somemay know, the Department of Homeland Security has deemed physical therapists as “Essential Critical Infrastructure Workers” during the COVID-19 pandemic. Because of this, Eastern Shore Physical Therapy will remain open and seeing patients during this time, while taking the necessary precautions to make sure everything is sanitary, and everyone is safe. As Homeland Security states, “If you work in a critical infrastructure industry, as defined by the Department of Homeland Security, such as healthcare services and pharmaceutical and food supply, you have a special responsibility tomaintain your normal work schedule.” For more information on our safety practices for treating patients during this pandemic, and/or how your appointments might function differently, don’t hesitate to contact us. PHYSICAL THERAPY IS STILL NECESSARY Among other essential services, some of the most beneficial services we offer at Eastern Shore Physical Therapy include:

• Essential post-surgical care (for non-elective and elective surgery) • Critical post-neurological episode out-patient rehabilitation • Imperative gate keeper screening for patients, who may otherwise be unnecessarily entering emergent healthcare facilities At Eastern Shore Physical Therapy, we know we have an obligation to our community, now more than ever. Physical therapy can not only help the body heal as quickly as possible, but it can also help combat illness. The individualized stretches and exercise we prescribe for your treatment plan are great ways to boost your immune system. When your body is in shape, it quite literally hasmore strength to fight off unwanted viruses. Aiming for at least 20-30 minutes of physical activity a day can help strengthen not only you, but your immune system as well. Additionally, our physical therapists can help with nutritional services, which can prove to be a difficult task for many when distancing at home. Having a diet that is heavy on fruits and vegetables is perhaps one of the best ways to boost your immune system. The essential vitamins found inmany fruits and vegetables are key to making sure your immune system is as healthy as possible. Essentially, at Eastern Shore Physical Therapy, we are still here to help you with whatever you may need – give us a call today.

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HOW CAN YOU KNOW YOU’RE SAFE IN OUR CLINIC?

We understand that there is a lot of fear and uncertainty during this time. However, we can assure you that we care taking the necessary steps to make sure our patients are as safe as possible while they are being treated at our clinic. For starters, we are limiting the number of patients in our clinic, as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control. This will limit the amount of people congregating in the same area at once and greatly decrease the risk of anyone passing any contagions to fellow patients. Additionally, we will be following strict sanitary protocols by making sure every surface in our clinic is thoroughly cleaned and wiped down at all times. This will decrease the risk of any potential germs lingering on surfaces. Although we know the hesitation is still there when entering a public place, we would like to bring you some peace of mind in knowing that we are taking health protocols very seriously and will be doing our very best to ensure the highest levels of cleanliness and caution at all times. If you would like to know more about our health practices for staying open during the quarantine, feel free to contact us with any questions you may have. CONSULT WITH A PHYSICAL THERAPIST TODAY For anything youmay need or any questions youmay have, our physical therapists are here for you. Schedule a consultation with Eastern Shore Physical Therapy today to discuss your questions, concerns, and needs at this time.

CONTACT US TODAY TO SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT AT 410-641-2900!

NOW OFFERING TELEHEALTH!

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic that has been causing numerous health care facilities to shut down, we as medical professionals are diligently trying to serve our patients in the best ways possible without risking the spread of this disease. Because of this, in addition to keeping our facilities open, we are also offering e-Visits (via the Zoom app) as well as Telehealth services for those who wish to stay at home. By providing care for our patients virtually, as opposed to in person, we are able to keep both our patients and PT providers safe. Telehealth services can be accessed via your smartphone or computer, with which you’ll be free to perform your PT treatments from the comfort of your own home. Using this service, you can view and log your prescribed daily exercises, track your progress, and even access our blogs and other helpful resources–you can even use the app to send tips to friends and family! New patient or new injury? Schedule live e-Visit consultations with a qualified physical therapist without even walking in the clinic! Our physical therapists will be able to discuss and walk through your treatment plan online! Ready to get started? Visit our website at easternshorept.com/teletherapy today or call us at 410.641.2900!

CALL TODAY! 410.641.2900

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Staff Spotlight

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

Lauren Glasgow PTA

Helps With Back Pain

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In 2015, Lauren graduated from Salisbury University with a Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science and a concentration in Allied Health. During her time at SU, she worked as a Physical Therapist Aide at Eastern Shore Physical Therapy for 5 years. While working at ESPT as a

CURL UP Lie on back with one leg straight. The other leg is bent with the foot flat on the ground. Position your hands underneath your lower back. Tuck your chin and lift your shoulder blades off the ground slightly. Return to the start position in a controlled manner.

PT aide, Lauren’s interest was sparked even more in the physical therapy profession. She loved working with the patients and seeing them progress and have a better quality of life after going through physical therapy. So, in 2017, Lauren decided to go back to school. She received her Physical Therapist Assistant Degree from Wor-Wic Community College in 2019. Lauren’s clinic interests are always to work toward helping each individual achieve their functional goals and get them back to living their life to their fullest potential possible. Lauren joined a group called Team 360, which is based on the Eastern Shore of Maryland in 2019. It is a non-profit group that provides motivation and support to people of different abilities, empowering and enabling them to train and participate in mainstream athletic events. She has helped these athlete’s cross the finish line at triathlons, 5k’s, and ten-milers. She has worked her way up from Wingman to Captain and she trains and races in mainstream and multi-sport events with athletes who are differently abled. Lauren and her husband are kept busy taking care of their 2-year-old German Shepherd Mix dog. In their spare time they enjoy spending time with friends and family, beach trips, and jet skiing around Ocean City and the Pocomoke River.

7 Tips On Staying Motivated to Eat Healthy

5. Try new foods. Eating the same meal every night can get old. Look for new healthy recipes online, in cookbooks or magazines so you don’t get bored with eating healthy. 6. Eat something every 2-3 hours. This keeps your metabolism running and also makes sure you don’t overeat after work. 7. Keep nutritious foods on hand and ready to eat. Preparation is the key to eating healthy! Having fresh vegetables and fruits, lean protein, healthy fats and smart carbs each week is super helpful for staying on track. https://www.eatingbirdfood.com/14-tips-getting-and-staying-motivated-to-eat-healthy/

1. Set small, measurable goals that will help you get to your overall large goal. 2. Keep a food and exercise journal. This is extremely helpful to track how much you’re eating – sometimes you don’t realize how many small bites here and there add up. You can do a hand-written journal or go digital and log your food/fitness from the computer or your smartphone. 3. Crowd processed junk food out of your diet by adding in nutritious whole foods. 4. Skip the pantry and head to the fridge. No one really keeps a lot of processed foods in their fridge because they’re usually self-stable. When looking for an afternoon snack, stick with something from the fridge (non-fat greek yogurt, fruit, veggies with hummus, edamame, etc.)

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