“AHistorical Comeback!” My Superbowl Takeaway
The excitement may have died down a little since New England’s huge Super Bowl victory over the Falcons, but the game will go down in NFL history. As I watched the game play out, shocked by the amazing comeback at the end of the third quarter, something struck a chord with me. I noticed that these two teams were starkly different in the way they carried themselves through the game. If you watch the Patriots and the Falcons closely, you’ll notice the difference between youthful exuberance and disciplined maturity. When the two teams are lined up, it’s clear that the Falcons are a younger, greener team. It reminds me of a famous Jim Rohn quote, “Success is nothing more than a few simple disciplines practiced every day.” A sign of maturity is welcoming the discipline, knowing what you need to do, and then doing it — and doing it again. Much like Bill Belichick encourages his team to “do your job,” you should encourage yourself to do what’s necessary.
You know what you need to do, it’s just amatter of doing it. Don’t worry about anyone else, and always control the inevitable emotional highs and lows. If you noticed, the Patriots players, especially TomBrady, were level- headed through the emotional stress. They didn’t get too up, and they didn’t’ get too down — even at the most difficult moments. One stat that stood out was the difference in penalty yards. In the end, the Patriots had far fewer penalties against them (4 for 23 yards) than the Falcons (9 for 65 yards). The Patriots clearly kept themselves in check. They kept their cool when they needed it most. The desire to keep marching down field, even when it’s third and long, can mean the difference between success and failure. The same goes for therapy. There will be ups and downs, but you can’t survive off irrational exuberance over the wins, and you can’t let yourself get too depressed over the losses. It’s important to stay focused and use the support systems you have (your therapy team, for one) to charge down the field
toward that big win. When it comes down to it, your recovery is about discipline. Do your job through your entire course of care to enjoy the rewards of your success. As we get older, we may not be as fast or feel quite as well, but with maturity comes wisdom. You may not come out of the gate as fast, but you have the level-headedness to pull ahead. We will never forget the amazing comeback that we saw the Patriots make this year against the Falcons. But we can also learn a thing or two from the Patriots as a team, and apply it to healing. No matter how far behind you fall, discipline, maturity, and persistence are the keys to an epic comeback through physical therapy.
Your Next Step To Getting Arthritis Pain Treatment Low Back, Hip & Knee Arthritis Pain with Jim Silvestri, PT Cred MDT “ Everybody Else is Gaining Hip Pain Relief. What Am I DoingWrong?”
• March’s R.A.P.P. Star • Your Next Step To Getting Arthritis Pain Treatment • My Superbowl Takeaway • What You Missed Last Month • Patient Success Spotlights
Study Shows How to Relieve OA Pain Inamedicalstudy,83patientswithosteoarthritiswere assignedtoreceiveeitherhands-onphysicaltherapy (treatment group) or a pill that actually did nothing to help their pain without them knowing (placebo group). Tests were done to measure how well the people were doing 4 weeks, 8 weeks and 1 year later. The results were very impressive with the patients who had hands-on physical therapy combined with gentle, specific exercises. They showed significant improvements in their pain, mobility and function. By 8 weeks, patients were able to walk further and faster with much less, or completely resolved pain. Their joint stiffness, aches and mobility had improved by 55% as compared to the group who had no treatment. At one year, patients in the treatment group still were doing great in terms of less pain and more mobility. Other benefits included less need for surgerywithonly5%ofpatients inthetreatmentgroup having undergone surgery as compared to 20% with the placebo group. If you are suffering from osteoarthritis, our physical therapytreatmentsrelieveyourpain. Isn’t ittimeyou did something about your pain and movement? Call us today at The Next Level Physical & Occupational Therapyto learnmoreaboutourARTHRITISPROGRAM so we can make a positive difference in your life. Annalsof InternalMedicine:February1,2000vol.132no.3173-181.GailD. Deyle,MPT;NancyE.Henderson,PhD,MPT;RobertL.Matekel,MPT;Michael G.Ryder,MPT;MatthewB.Garber,MPT;andStephenC.Allison,PhD,MPT,ECS
Dear Valued Client,
Doyousufferfromback,knee orhippain? It ispossibleyou may have osteoarthritis in those joints. Osteoarthritis
James Silvestri, PT CEO
(OA) is the most common condition of the joints, affecting approximately 27 million Americans. With OA, there is a breakdown in the cartilage covering the ends of bones. As the cartilage wears away, the bones become exposed and rub against each other. The deterioration of cartilage also affects the shape andmakeupofthe jointsothat itno longerfunctions smoothly. The ligaments and tendons around the joint become stiff and the muscles that support the joint become weak. This leads to even more painful rubbing of the joint surfaces. There are many studies and patient success stories promoting the effectiveness of physical therapy for osteoarthritis. Our expert therapists at The Next Level Physical & Occupational Therapy are trained specifically in treating patients suffering from osteoarthritis and work to obtain optimal results.
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6 Essential Tips To Help Your Arthritis Pain “What Can I Do To Gain Pain Relief Independently?”
When it comes to treating arthritis, you may have more options than you realize. There is a lot you can do to reduce your aches and pains from arthritis,whilegainingmoremobilityand function. People often experience pain from arthritis because of stif joints, muscles and other tissues. In addition, muscles become weak, therefore not supporting the arthritic joints. Our customized physical therapy treatments promote muscle strength, improve range of motion, increase mobility and ease pain. In addition, coupling your treatments with the following can also help you live life to the fullest and get you back to doing the things you love : 1. Education & self-management When your treatment is over, our experts will have equipped you with the knowledge and exercises you need to continue your progress on your own. 2. Weight loss
Maintaining your recommended weight or losing weight if you are overweight can lessen your pain by reducing stress on your affected joints. Weight loss specifically helps ease pressure on weight-bearing joints such as the hips and knees. 3. Footwear & insoles If arthritis affects your knee, special footwear and insoles can reduce pain and improve walking. 4. Knee braces For osteoarthritis withassociatedknee instability, a knee brace can reduce pain, improve stability and reduce the risk of falling. 5. Heat & cold Many people find the heat of a warm bath, heat pack or paraffin bath eases arthritis pain. Others find relief in cold packs. Still others prefer alternating the two. Learn more about what can work best for you by talking to The Next Level Physical & Occupational Therapy specialists.
6. Exercise Exercise has been proven to help reduce arthritis pain while increasing strength and function. Knowing the right kind of exercises to do is the key. Talking with our physical therapists will point you in the right direction. There is a lot that you can do to relieve the pain from arthritis and protect your joints for the long-term. Find out more about our ARTHRITIS PROGRAM by calling us today and discover how to relieve and reduce the pain of arthritis.
What You Missed Last Month
Did you hear about our Chili Cookoff? We want to give a shout out to our Chili contest winner Michael M. His entry “Operation Dumbo Drop” helped him take home these great prizes! Other notable entries were: White Lightning, Sinister, Lethal Weapon, Veggie Tales and Deer Hunter. (Did you catch the “Movie” Theme?)
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Matthew 18:21-22 Then Peter came up and said to him, “Lord, how often will my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? As many as seven times?” Jesus said to him, “I do not say to you seven times, but seventy times seven.”
Romans 15:13 May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may be abound in hope.
Matthew 6:31-33 Therefore do not be anxious, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For the Gentiles seek after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them all. But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.
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“I move forward pain-free and with a renewed sense of balance!” Success Story: Adriana J. “Before coming to The Next Level, basic balancing in daily life was difficult. Now, I feel more comfortable everyday as I move forward pain-free and with a renewed sense of balance. Thomas Paine once said, “these are the times that try men’s souls”, and physical therapy is one of those times, NOT HERE THOUGH.” “I now have very good rotation of the head without pain!” Success Story: Steven G. “I came to The Next Level because I have had a stiff neck for about a year. I could not turn my head without severe pain. Had been getting massage therapy for eight (8) to nine (9) months, with limited help. After three (3) visits where Jim used “Dry Needling” I began to get sustained relief. I now have very good rotation of the head without pain. I am very impressed with my results and definitely would recommend the service.”
“Today, my life has changed forever!” Success Story: Victor M.
“I have been blessed to have such an outstanding group of professionals who have such an enthusiasm and will to make me better. Without their encouragement, I would have never had the improvement I have experienced before my physical therapy started. I couldn’t hardly walk
before and getting out of bed required a lot of help from my wife and would take a long time before the pain subsided. Today, my life has changed forever and for sure have avoided surgery on my back, hopefully, for years to come. Thank you TNL!”
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March’s R.A.P.P. Star Do You Know A Family Or Friend Suffering With Aches & Pains? This months R.A.P.P. star is Penny Kelley who is pictured here with her daughter Olivia and son William. All three have been patients of the Next Level. We would like to thank Penny for trusting us with the care of her family! If you know someone suffering with aches and pains give the gift of health. Refer them to The Next Level Physical & Occupational Therapy today. Pass along this newsletter or have them call us directly for a Free Physical Therapy Consultation.
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