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N E W S L E T T E R Your #1 Resource for Greater Heath and Wellness

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GETTING YOU BACK TO A HEALTHIER, STRONGER, MORE ACTIVE YOU

ALSO INSIDE: 7 Steps to a More Active Life • Success Stories • Healthy Recipe • Workouts to Do from Home • Staff Spotlight • Service Spotlight

N E W S L E T T E R Your #1 Resource for Greater Heath and Wellness

NEW WORKSHOPS COMING SOON! We’re excited to announce NEW Free Workshops coming soon. We can’t wait to help you get back to moving again! Be on the lookout for our next workshops at: sugarlandpt.com/free-workshops

A HEALTHIER, STRONGER, & MORE ACTIVE YOU GETTING YOU BACK TO

It is common aspiration to become healthier, stronger, or more active. However, this can sometimes be a difficult feat, with lack of time, pain, injuries, or difficulty sticking to a nutritious diet. When you are in pain, undesirable chemicals within your body are heightened, which can increase stress. As a result, your endocrine system becomes affected, which works to regulate the hormones in your body. Fortunately, the vast majority of aches and pains can be successfully treated by a licensed physical therapist. At First Colony Aquatic and Rehabilitation Center, our team is comprised of movement experts who have the knowledge and training to diagnose, evaluate, and treat any musculoskeletal condition that comes their way. To find out more about how our services can help you live a healthier, stronger, and more active life, contact our clinics today! We’re here to help you get back to recovery and continue your treatments especially if you have recently found it difficult to do so. Your Health And You: The term “health” is all relative. It essentially means that your body is operating at its highest levels of function in regards to breathing,

circulation, digestion, and more. It doesn’t necessarily mean that you have to be the most athletic person in the room. Any step you make toward helping your body function at its optimum levels is a step toward becoming a healthier you. Your physical therapist can provide you with exercises, stretches, and nutritional tips that can help increase your health and help you feel physically better overall. Increasing Your Strength and Flexibility: It is no secret that strength and flexibility both play important roles in your health. Did you know that there are approximately 642 skeletal muscles in the human body? Your muscles work hard, not only to help you move, but also to support your circulatory and breathing systems. When you become stronger and more flexible, you become healthier overall. Our physical therapists can guide you through proper exercises and specialized treatments in order to relieve your joint and muscle pain, increase your strength and flexibility, and improve your overall health. We’re here for you. Call us today at our Sugar Land (281-325- 0188) or Rosenberg (281-239-3838) locations for assistance with improving your health, strength, and physical activity.

Your recovery is our priority: Call to schedule your appointment today!

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STEPS TOA MORE ACTIVE LIFE GIVE YOURSELF THE GIFT OF HEALTH

7. Getting enough sleep. Sleep at least 8 hours a day. It is best to get into a routine where you are going to bed and waking up on a regular cycle. This helps your endocrine system. Contact First Colony Aquatic and Rehabilitation Center Today! Are you looking for assistance with increasing your health, strength, and physical activity? Our team at First Colony Aquatic and Rehabilitation Center would love to help you live your highest quality of life. Contact us today to begin your new chapter toward becoming a healthier you!

Physical therapy treatments can help improve your health, but they only work if you apply healthy lifestyle choices in your everyday life, as well. Some tips you can do on your own to become healthier, stronger, and more active include: 1. Taking care of aches and pains. Don’t let these long- term problems linger. Contact First Colony Aquatic and Rehabilitation Center for professional help. 2. Limiting your sitting. Get up every 30 minutes to walk around at work and home. 3. Getting out and moving. Exercise regularly, even if it’s just taking a short walk every day. 4. Maintaining a nutritious diet and controlling portion. Make sure your food intake is nutritious and portioned. By chewing your food thoroughly, you won’t feel as if you have to eat as much. 5. Drinking more water. Water keeps your body systems functioning at an optimum level. 6. Breathing! Work on your deep breathing in order to increase your oxygen intake and get your lymphatic system moving.

To find out more about how our services can help you live a healthier, stronger, and more active life, contact us today! Request an appointment by calling us or by visiting our website:

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Sugar Land: 281-325-0188 Rosenberg: 281-239-3838

SUCCESS STORIES What Our Patients Have to Say

I went to this clinic to recover from a

IMMUNITY BOOST: VEGAN BEAN SOUP

lower leg injury. The facility was clean and modern. The staff was friendly and knowledgeable. My physical therapist was Tyler. He provided a clear plan for my rehab and helped me overcome chal lenges along the way. I definitely recommend this place! ” – R. L.

• 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil • 1 red onion, diced • 4 garlic cloves, minced • 2 medium carrots, diced

• 2 tbs ginger, finely grated • 4 cups lima beans (cooked or canned) • 1 tsp turmeric powder • 1.5 L (6 cups)

vegetable broth • 1 small bunch of Tuscan kale, roughly chopped • Salt & pepper to taste

Directions: In a large saucepan, heat the oil and onion on medium heat until onion has slightly browned. Add in garlic and cook for another 1-2 minutes, followed by carrots, ginger, beans, and turmeric cooking for a further 5-7minutes. Once the ingredients are well combined, pour in the vegetable broth. Bring to a boil and simmer for 10 minutes. Add in kale and season to taste. Once the kale softens a little, the soup is ready.

WORKOUTS TO DO FROM HOME Use This Exercise to Improve Thoracic Mobility

STAFF SPOTLIGHT Natalie Hager, PT, DPT

Thoracic Rotation

Natalie is originally from the small town of Port Neches, TX where she played both high school and club soccer. She suffered an unhappy triad injury (torn ACL, MCL and meniscus) her junior year that required surgery and physical therapy. Her rehabilitation initially sparked her interest in physical therapy. After working alongside her physical therapist, Natalie regained the skills and confidence she needed to compete at a higher level. She went on to play four years of Division 1 soccer at Houston Baptist University where she helped the team win the 2014 Southland Conference Tournament Championship and received her Bachelor of Science-Kinesiology degree. She graduated from University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston with a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree in 2019. She has a heart and passion for helping others and loves that her career allows her to do so on a daily basis. Natalie loves wakeboarding, hiking, and anything else that involves the outdoors. Natalie also loves her Senegal parrot and will pet every dog she sees.

Begin in a seated position with your back straight and arms across your chest. Keeping your hips facing forward, rotate your upper body to one side. Hold briefly and rotate back forward. Continue by rotating your upper body to the opposite side. Hold and rotate back to the front. Repeat a set 2-5 times.

SugarLandPT.com SUGAR LAND: 281.325.0188 ROSENBERG: 281.239.3838

DIRECT ACCESS WHAT DOES IT MEAN? Physical Therapy is Easier to Get Than You Think! • A physician referral no longer needed for 10 business days,

SERVICE SPOTLIGHT DRY NEEDLING

Watch more videos at: youtube.com/user/aquaticrehabcenter

Dry Needling is a technique used to immediately reduce pain, muscle tension and improvemobility. It is used in a variety of musculoskeletal problems including, but not limited to: acute or chronic injuries, headaches, neck pain, back pain, tendinitis, muscle

• Therapy may begin with a full evaluation by a licenced physical therapist. • When a physician refers you to therapy, you ALWAYS have the right to CHOOSE where to be seen.

whether you want a check-up, suffered a recent injury, or if you want to improve your overall health and wellness.

spasms, sciatica, hip or knee pain, muscle strains, fibromyalgia, tennis or golfer’s elbow, overuse injuries, andmuchmore.When inusedwith conjunctionwithour other physical therapy treatments, Dry Needling can help you relieve your pain and improve your function quickly. Learn more about Dry Needling by watching a video by our Physical Therapist, Jackie!

Don’t let your pain hold you back. Call us today or visit our website at SugarLandPT.com.

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