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The Pittman CONNECTION The Newsletter About Your Health And Caring For Your Body

“ From the first use of the laser (on the outside of my left ankle), I felt improvement.” “From the first use of the laser (on the outside of my left ankle), I felt improvement. Somehow the intensified heat relieved some of the chronic soreness just about instantly. The following two times, a similar experience. I do not feel as though solo use of the laser causes improvement, but paired with therapy the laser is incredibly helpful. It not only gives an instant relief, but also assures progress. I am glad this opportunity was presented to me.” -Vasili Doan

The Pittman CONNECTION The Newsletter About Your Health And Caring For Your Body

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Support St. Jude With A Free Screening Fall is here! Thanksgiving and Christmas are just around the corner! But what huge event is coming up even sooner than Christmas? The St. Jude Marathon. Every year, hundreds of people run in the St. Jude Marathon to help raise money for a cure or for treatment for patients at St. Jude. Sometimes, it isn’t even about how much you have to run or how far you have to go, it is about the feeling you get knowing you are making a difference in someone’s life. Pittman Physical Therapy wants to help you get the most out of all the time you’ve put in to raising money and training for the run. You have put in the time, energy, and determination into your training, and now it is almost time to race. Training is getting harder and longer. The mileage is starting to take a toll on your body. You may be experiencing some aches and pains as you have increased your training. At Pittman Physical Therapy, we want you to do the best you can in your race, especially after all the hard work you have put into the training. We are offering all runners a Free Screening any time before the marathon. This Free Screening is a 30-minute one on one appointment with one of our PT’s to evaluate you and get you ready for the race. We offer Dry Needling and Laser Treatment Therapy, and our runners have seen improvement with both services. As our support for St. Jude, we will be donating $20 to St. Jude for every Free Screening we see before the Marathon. Call 901-850-5246 to set up your Free Screening today! Help raise money for a cure or for treatment for patients at St. Jude.

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Exercise Essentials Try these exercises to help maintain a healthy body

PRAYER STRETCH

PELVIC TILT

Good stretch to help your lower back

Good stretch if you sit at a computer all day

While lying on your back, use your stomach muscles to press your back into the floor. Repeat 8 times.

While in a crawl position, slowly lower your buttocks towards your feet until a stretch is felt along your back and/or buttocks.Hold for 4 seconds repeat 3 times.

Not all exercises are appropriate for every person. Please consult with a healthcare provider before starting.

Who do you know that needs our help?

Refer a Friend Do You Have Friends or Family Unable to Do The Following? 9 Move without pain 9 Bend and move freely

9 Balance confidently and securely 9 Sit for long periods comfortably 9 Walk for long distances 9 Live an active and healthy lifestyle

Referral Club: Thanks to our patients for referring a friend or family member!

If you know someone suffering with aches and pains give the gift of health. Refer them to Pittman Physical Therapy today. Pass along this newsletter or have them call us directly to schedule an evaluation! You will get your name in our next newsletter and you could win a $20 gift card! WIN A $20 GIFT CARD

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Do you (or someone you know) suffer from pain, numbness or tingling in your legs, feet, buttocks or lower back? Saturday, November 11th at 10AM Saturday, December 2nd at 10AM You Should Only Attend These Workshops If: 1.) You or a loved one suffer from back pain, sciatica or shoulder pain. 2.) You are aged 40+ and have suffered with pain for longer than you feel you should have 3.) You are currently seeing a doctor or thinking about it How Do I Register For These Workshops? Call Pittman Physical Therapy at 901-850-5246 We only have 25 seats available for each event due to the interactive nature of this workshop. So if you would like to attend, be sure to register now Call 901-850-5246 Sciatica and Back Pain Workshop You are invited to our

How Much Is It To Attend The Workshop? Nothing... the event is absolutely FREE but call 901-850-5246 now to register as we are taking only 25 attendees.

WE GIVEWORKSHOPS FOR YOUR GROUP OR AT YOUR NEXT EVENT! Do you want to share the benefits of Physical Therapy with your group, business or event? We provide workshops that engage your audience and provide valuable healthcare information. We can give workshops on many topics ranging from general back pain to workplace ergonomics. Our workshops educate your group on natural pain relief and injury prevention. Share the benefits provided by physical therapy experts! Call today to schedule your private workshop: 901-850-5246

Patient Success Spotlight

“I will recommend Pittman to everyone fromhere on out.”

12 Week Nutrition and

This year Fit By Red is participating with Total Fitness Kickboxing to help jump start your fitness and weight loss journey. Learn how to stop counting calories and focus on what really matters. You will learn the importance of food prep and find out how much and exactly what you should be putting in your body. My goal is not only to turn your body into a fat burning machine but improve quality of life through proper nutrition and exercise. The challenge includes 4 nutrition seminars, weeklyweigh- ins, Prizes, Private facebook group with weekly food and exercise challenges. 3 Packages To Choose From $150 Nutrition Challenge $240 Nutrition & Wednesday night bootcamp $150 + 3 months Kickboxing at $69/mo Weight Loss Challenge Wed. January 3rd - Wed. March 28th Only 35 Spots Available. Reserve Your Spot Today! Contact Laura Wand 812-459-5320 Facebook: Fit By Red

“When I first came to Pittman, I was having a lot of foot pain that was limiting some of my activities. After 12 visits, I am feeling so much better not only where my foot is concerned but also for mild neck pain I have had for about a year. The staff is awesome! I worked mainly with Jeff, but everyone in the office is super nice. I will recommend Pittman to everyone from here on out.” -Kimberly Watts

“Professional and Understanding...”

“I hurt my back at work. I have been in therapy for about two months. In the beginning I couldn’t sit, stand, or even sleep without a great deal of pain. Everyone at therapy was very professional and understanding. They were all very kind.” -Alicia Davis

Is laser therapy right for you?

What is therapeutic laser therapy? Laser therapy is the application of laser light over injuries or lesions to improve soft tissue healing which gives relief to both acute and chronic pain. How does laser therapy work? Laser therapy penetrates the skin driving healing energy (photons) into the tissues. The main therapeutic effect of laser therapy is to stimulate the repair and healing process of injured tissue. It has also demonstrated the ability to significantly accelerate and enhance the body’s natural defenses while reducing pain. The effect is photochemical (like photosynthesis in plants). The laser aids in the production of ATP thereby providing the cell with more energy which in turn means the cell is in optimum condition to play its part in the natural healing process. What does laser therapy feel like? Most people feel nothing at all during the treatment, while some may feel a slight tingling or warmth. Our laser will generate a slight perceived heat. Therefore, when the laser contacts the skin, the patient experiences warmth as a result of the laser.

When should I feel the results? The healing effect of laser therapy is often noticed within hours after each treatment. The effects are cumulative which means that each visit builds upon the one before. Is laser therapy safe? Therapeutic laser therapy is safe and painless. In fact, after many years of clinical use in Europe and Canada, lasers have been found to have no adverse effects. How long does a treatment take? Treatments may last as little as five minutes or as long as 15 minutes. While some patients may get immediate results with just one or two treatments, others may require several treatments before there is a noticeable effect. Are the results long lasting? Laser therapy is about healing. It’s not about masking or covering up a condition. When you feel better from this therapy, it’s because you are better. Therefore, results can be found to be quite long lasting. How much will it cost? The cost of deep tissue laser is dependent on the dependent on the severity and type of your problem. We offer special packages on laser treatments, if you purchase 6, 12, or 20

sessions. Since the effects are cumulative, the packages will be tailored to fit your condition and severity. What can therapeutic laser do for me? Diminished pain, reduced inflammation, decreased edema, faster healing times and increased strength of repaired tissues. Laser therapy heals a wide range of conditions including: soft tissue injuries (muscle, ligament and tendon), degenerative conditions, arthritic issues, and neurogenic conditions.

DECREASE COSTS WITH PHYSICAL THERAPY Research shows people who go directly to Physical Therapy had 86% fewer visits

• Physical Therapy • Wellness and Prevention • Dry Needling • Manual Therapy • Joint Pain Treatment Our Services

on average than referred patients, decreasing costs tremendously. CALL TODAY

Phone: 901-850-5246 • Fax: 901-850-5226

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