Gilbert Physical Therapy - April 2018

the Great Outdoors


daylong trek, there’s sure to be a shorter scenic trail. If nothing else, you can always turn around and backtrack the way you came. FISHING Fishing is a great way to get out and do something relaxing yet challenging. It doesn’t require a lot of skill or

Family adventures are a great way to grow closer and developmeaningful connections. But with lodging prices rising and the logistical nightmare that traveling with the entire family can be, many Americans are looking at a new option: ditching the beaches and resorts and heading to the great outdoors. Actually, we know this option isn’t new at all. Spending time outdoors with family may very well be one of the most time-honored traditions ever. CAMPING

investment. All it takes is the willingness to learn and the desire to connect with nature. This is why fishing is the perfect activity for youngsters of all ages. So, what are you waiting for? Grab your rod and reel and head to the nearest lake or river.

Lodgings and flights are expensive, so going on a family vacation can cost thousands of dollars —and that’s just for the basics! But camping only requires a tent, a fire, picnic food, and water. Rather than scarfing down fast food between flights and dealing with airport security, departure delays, and long flights, take a deep breath and roast marshmallows over the fire with the people you love. HIKING

While these are all great stand-alone options, together they form an amazing three-headed

monster for your next family outing. By combining camping with a hike to a river or lake where you can go fishing, you are sure to create lastingmemories with your family that will

draw you closer together. Ditch the lines at the airport and the stress of travel. Unleash the possibilities of adventure in the great outdoors.

A hike with family is an easy way to escape the hustle and bustle of city life. All a hike requires is a trail and a sense of adventure. The best part of hiking is that you can tailor the distance to fit your family’s needs. If you have children or grandkids who aren’t up for the challenge of an arduous

April Testimonial Don’t Just Take Our Word for It

BACK ON THE TRAIL! “My thanks to Dr. Jon, Pat, and the Gilbert staff. Following surgery for a torn meniscus, I continued to have moderate to severe knee pain. I was skeptical that physical therapy was the answer, but after five weeks of pain while walking and difficulty standing up, I was willing to give it a try. Progress was slow at first, but I committed to the designed program and began to feel the improvement. After six weeks, my pain was gone with no drugs. My goal had been to hike in the Rockies by the end of summer. Shortly after my last treatment, I completed several hikes over steep, uneven trails. I hiked in several national parks, including Yellowstone, Grand Teton, and Rocky Mountain. I had no knee pain, but at altitudes of 11,000-plus feet, I wish I had worked more on my lungs. Thank you for your expertise and caring treatment. You gave me my mobility back.” –DAVE S.

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