FyzicalCentralIllinois: We're Still Serving Patients

MAY, 2020




INSIDE: • Begin Telehealth Services Today! • Exercises To Do At Home • Patient Success Spotlight

We’re Still Open!



Who do you know that could benefit from therapy? If you know someone suffering with aches and pains, refer them to FYZICAL today. Pass along this newsletter or have them call us directly for a Free Pain Consultation.



MAY, 2020



Whether you have pain or have been suffering for a long time, seeing a physical therapist at FYZICAL Therapy & Balance Centers can help you return to a more active

and pain-free life. Give us a call today: • MATTOON OFFICE: (217) 235-1245 • SULLIVAN OFFICE: (217) 728-8100

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 to more 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, FYZICAL 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. At FYZICAL, we knowwe 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 has more 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.

that is heavy on fruits and vegetables is perhaps one of the best ways to boost your immune system. The essential vitamins found in many fruits and vegetables are key to making sure your immune system is as healthy as possible. Essentially, at FYZICAL, we are still here to help you with whatever you may need – give us a call today. How can I know I’m safe in your clinic? For starters, we will only be allowing 10 patients in our clinic at a time, 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 you may need or any questions you may have, our physical therapists are here for you. Schedule a consultation with FYZICAL today to discuss your questions, concerns, and needs at this time.

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



Congratulations tomy daughter , Sidney, who is now the office manager of Sullivan IGA. She is dipping her feet into the management position in regards to responsibility for all and having to routinely be there full-time. Welcome to adult life. Well, the decision is made and my son, Keegan, has chosen SIU for the medical school to attend. He is now working on the details of housing and most importantly funding. The school has helped by giving

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options to both.

I don’t know if I am happy about mowing grass or not. Once you mowing it seems like an ongoing project until winter but it also means warm weather and sunshine. The sunshine could be more prevalent as it seems like lately it rains 5 of the 7 days of the week. But with warm weather means I get to see more creatures. For example, there was this salamander who was nonchalantly walking through the freshly mowed grass. I do not see many of these so I thought this one was around due to all the wet weather and time to lay eggs. Maybe he/she just wanted to get out and about from being cooped up due to Covid-19.

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“I feel like a new woman!”

INGREDIENTS •3 cups baby spinach or super greens blend •1 clove whole peeled garlic •2 tbsp fresh ginger, sliced •1/4 tsp cayenne pepper •1/4 tsp ground turmeric •1/4 tsp wasabi powder (optional) •1 cup chicken or vegetable

broth •1/2 cup coconut milk •Salt & pepper to taste •Squeeze of fresh lemon or lime juice For garnish: •broccoli florets, lightly steamed •1/4 cup Greek yogurt, thinned with milk •Chia seeds

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“I am doing GREAT now. I was having extreme pain in my left hip and leg. Going down steps, walking, even lying in bed were difficult. After seeing Dick and doing the exercises….I feel like a new woman! I plan to continue these exercises FOREVER!” - Susan B.

DIRECTIONS Mix all ingredients (except those for the garnish) together using a high speed blender. Heat over stovetop until steaming hot. To serve, pour into a bowl and garnish with broccoli florets, a swirl of yogurt, and chia seeds.




We are selling a TEN Units device for natural pain relief! Come into a clinic nearest you today, to purchase this product for a discounted price of $45!

We understand that we are in the midst of stressful times, and that there will likely be more ahead. At FYZICAL, we want you to know that we are here for you. We genuinely care about the health of each and every one of our patients, which is why we believe telehealth services are the best course of action for the time being. Although our clinic will be closing for some time, we still want to be able to serve our patients in the best ways possible. We want you to be able to continue your personalized PT plans, so you do not lose all the progress you’ve made. If any injury or discomfort occurs during our closure, we want you to be able to receive the care you need. To learn more about how you can set up our telehealth services on your smartphone or computer, give us a call today. At the end of the day, we are all in this together – most importantly, stay calm, and stay healthy. We are here to help you with your needs.

Exercises To Do At Home Try this movement if you are experiencing back pain .

WE ARE OPEN! COVID-19 UPDATE Your Health & Wellness are our top priority! We are implementing thorough steps to ensure your safety while providing you quality care.

MINI SQUAT Stand with feet shoulder width apart. Perform a squatting motion initiated by bending at the hip. Only bend knees slightly, do not bend knees beyond 45 degrees. Rise up by straightening at the hip. Repeat 8 times. Stretches Lower Back www.simpleset.net


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