AgeWell: Neck Pain and Stress

WHAT OUR PAT I ENT S AR E SAY I NG

RECE I VE THERAPY I N YOUR HOME ! AgeWell PT and LiveWell OT offer in-home physical therapy and occupational therapy services. If you have difficulty traveling or leaving your home, these services are for you! These services are also covered by Medicare. I N - OF F I CE SPECIAL TEST ING SERV I CES AgeWell PT offers in-house electrodiagnostic testing and musculoskeletal diagnostic ultrasound testing for all of our patients. We hope our therapy patients take advantage of these tests to improve their rate of recovery and therapy outcome.

LydiaR fromQueensenjoysbeingactiveand independent,unfortunately shehada fall inMayof2018and fracturedher left femur.Shedecided to come to AgeWell Physical Therapy after she had a bad experience at another PT provider closer to her home and she is so happy she did! Lydia describes the staff and her therapist at AgeWell as kind, knowledgeable and compassionate. She feels the surgery to repair her femur was important to her recovery, but the therapy is the most important part in ensuring the best outcome. Lydiastates“Ittakesaspecialkindofpersonwho isknowledgeableand compassionate to be an effective therapist” and she reminds us that the road to recovery takes hard work and know-how. Since beginning her therapy at AgeWell, Lydia has made outstanding progress. On her first day she had pain and a limited ability to walk with a walker and now she is pain-free and walking independently. Lydia would like to recommend AgeWell / LiveWell to anyone in need of Physical or Occupational Therapy and is quick to point out that it is the best therapy office around and there is no place like it!” - Lydia R.

T URK E Y ME AT BA L L S

INGREDIENTS • 1 lb ground turkey • 1 large egg, beaten • 1/4 cup shaved parmesan

• 1 tsp salt • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper • 1 (24 oz) jar red pasta sauce • 1/2 lb whole grain spaghetti

• 1 tsp garlic powder • 1 tsp onion powder • 1 tsp basil

INSTRUCTIONS Preheat broiler on high for 5 minutes. Combine all meatball ingredients in large bowl. Use your hands to mix the ingredients. Use a 1.5 tablespoon cookie scoop to scoop 18 meatballs onto a rimmed cookie sheet. Broil on top rack for 5 minutes. In a large skillet, bring pasta sauce to a low simmer. Add in cooked meatballs and simmer together for 5-10 minutes or until meatballs are completely cooked through. Serve with your choice of pasta, fresh basil, more parmesan and enjoy!

E X E R C I S E E S S E N T I A L S TRY THIS EXERCISE TO STRENGTHEN NECK MUSCLES

REFER A FR I END!

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CERVICAL RETRACTION Stand with your back against a wall. Position a rolled up towel behind your neck. Tuck chin like you are nodding ‘yes’. Draw your chin closer to the back of your throat. Repeat 3 times.

Always consult your physical therapist or physician before starting exercises you are unsure of doing.

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