G3 Physical Therapy July 2017

JULY 2017


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Also, to help participants train and race injury-free, we have been hosting a running-specific mobility and strengthening class in order to decrease chances of injury and help improve performance. The class is held twice a week on Tuesday and Thursday evenings, and, while we have been training since early July, anyone who would like to work on their running performance is welcome to join us. Classes will be held up until race weekend, so you still have plenty of time to join. While G3 loves to cater to the over-40 patients to assist them in aging well, we are also passionate about helping anyone of any age with their athletic performance. We want G3 to not only be a place for recovery, but also a place for continued improvement. At G3, we believe in a comprehensive, preventive approach to health and well-being. As our patients know, G3 holds strong to the idea that true health is only achieved when movement along the three planes of motion is paired with nutrition and mindfulness. G3 is a place where people can gather and give of themselves to grow their minds, bodies, and spirits. Our participation and promotion of America’s Finest City Half-Marathon is only a small example of our dedication to our patient’s wellness. We strive to give our patients the tools they need to succeed in their journey to health, and this half-marathon is a step in the direction of wellness. We are also hoping to hold a nutrition and half-marathon workshop to educate our patients on proper nutrition and half-marathon performance. We do not have any dates set in stone, so stay tuned for more information! You can find more information and register for America’s Finest City Half-Marathon at afchalf.com. Once you register, contact our office or go to our website at g3.life to join our team. We hope you choose to run with us!

This year marks the 40th annual America’s Finest City Half- Marathon, which is a run on a scenic, point-to-point course. To promote health and wellness, G3 will be sponsoring a clinic team, where team members (patients and staff) can participate in different training exercises and activities leading up to the half-marathon and then race under the G3 name. The race takes place on August 20 and starts at the historic Cabrillo National Monument at the top of Point Loma. While competing, runners will enjoy scenic views of San Diego Bay, the Pacific Ocean, Harbor Island, Embarcadero, the Star of India, Downtown San Diego, and Balboa Park. This race will also be the third and final race in the Half-Marathon Triple Crown series! We already have team members at G3 signed up for the race, including my wife, Alex, Brittaney, and Jason, and we are hoping to encourage some of our patients to get involved as well. We have had T-shirts made specifically for the half-marathon training program, and if you choose to join our team, we will provide you with a T-shirt and water bottle!

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feet and on the go, just like our ancestors were. “We have created for ourselves a modern way of living that clashes with the way we’re meant to be,” Levine says. We’ve seen that sitting can also lead to other health issues, like carpal tunnel syndrome, pinched nerves, and strained eyes and muscles. And if you’re not in good shape (because you sit all day at work), you’re more likely to get injured doing other activities in your life. Levine says that ideally, you’d spend four hours a day on your feet. Of course, that may not be an option for many of you, especially if you work a desk job. We recommend getting up at least once an hour and walking around for a few minutes. Even a trip to the water cooler is better than nothing! But the real way to combat a sedentary job is to live an active life after hours. A lot of us want to plop down in front of the TV, but we’d be better off taking a long walk after work and spending some time cooking in the kitchen — on our feet, of course.

“Sitting is more dangerous than smoking, kills more people than HIV, and is more treacherous than parachuting. We are sitting ourselves to death.” Those are the words of Dr. James Levine, who made headlines back in 2014 when he released the results of years of research into what’s really killing Americans. Just as cigarette use was killing Americans in droves back when the population still smoked, the prevalence of desk jobs is a huge health risk today. Humans, it turns out, are meant to be on their

You can also go to a standing desk, or even a treadmill desk — which Levine invented.


“I was recently diagnosed with liposarcoma in my right thigh. The surgery to remove the cancerous tumor involved the removal of my vastus lateralis muscle. Jason and Tom, as well as a multitude of other

“These professionals are so friendly and happy to serve each client. My two injuries were treated thoroughly and compassionately. From the front desk personnel to the aides to the physical therapists, everyone deserves special kudos. Thank you, G3, I’m sending you anyone I know who could use your expertise.” –Marie G.

“I have worked with Alex as my physical therapist. He is great. My plantar fasciitis is slowly getting better thanks to his efforts to loosen up all the knots in my legs. Overall, the staff is great and very friendly. Thanks to everyone at G3 for helping me heal from a difficult injury. The photo here is Alex and Brittany, who helped me through exercises on this day.” –Steve L.

team members at G3, worked hard with me to restore the strength in my right leg. I am happy to say after only two months of physical therapy, I have full function of my right leg. I highly recommend G3 to anyone in search of physical therapy. They will assess your need for physical therapy and tailor a custom workout specific to your needs. This is all done in a professional, friendly, and motivating environment. Make the call today; you won’t be disappointed!” –Julie K.



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NATURE’S GREAT MULTITASKER 3 Ways to Use Coconut Oil and See Results!

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Coconut oil is one of nature’s great multitaskers. You can cook with it, bake with it, use it as a dietary supplement, apply it to your skin, and run it through your hair, all of which deliver unique benefits. In this issue, we’re going to look at three of the most immediate benefits you can enjoy by using coconut oil. Rejuvenate your skin. Instead of reaching for lotion or body oil, reach for the coconut oil. It’s a single ingredient, so you know exactly what you’re putting on your skin, which means you don’t have to worry about any sort of reaction. That is, as long as you aren’t already allergic to coconut! It helps keep skin hydrated and youthful-looking, plus it can treat symptoms related to dermatitis, eczema, psoriasis, and numerous other skin conditions. Just keep in mind, it cannot treat the base cause of any of these conditions. Give your hair extra luster. The plant-based fatty acids in coconut oil help alleviate dry hair, dry scalp, and dandruff. At the same time, it can help reduce the effects of everyday damage, including sun damage. Use coconut oil as-is, or combine it with an essential oil for an extra punch. Apply it about 30 minutes before showering and let it soak in. Just be sure not to use your typical shampoo to wash away the oil; hot water alone should do the trick. It may take a little longer to rinse the oil residue, but you’ll be left with soft, clean hair.

swished around in the mouth, coconut oil can reduce bacteria and freshen your breath. It’s all thanks to coconut oil’s antibacterial properties, and the fact that it literally pulls bacteria away from your teeth and gums as you swish it around. All it takes is a tablespoon of oil and about 20 minutes. Once you’re done, spit the oil into the trash. That may sound a little gross, but avoid spitting in the sink. The oil may solidify and cause a clog.



• The AFC Half-Marathon is coming up on August 20! Interested in taking your running to the next level, want to make sure you stay injury-free, or maybe it’s your first half-marathon? No matter what your level of running is, we welcome you to join the G3 AFC training program! Led by our lead physical therapists, our AFC training program will make sure your body is properly prepared, with twice weekly workouts to build strength and increase mobility, and outdoor run days to experience running outside! Best of all, on the day of the race, you’ll be running alongside the G3 family in your very own G3 AFC shirt! Contact the G3 office today for more information on pricing and signing up! Follow us at @G3Wellness on Facebook and Instagram! Share in all the fun going on at #G3PT, learn more about our #G3Team, and stay up to date on the latest physical therapy news and information! • G3 Physical Therapy and Wellness offers acupuncture! Sign up for a FREE 15-minute acupuncture session during the month of July. • Stay consistent with your HEP after you recover! Join G60 every 12–1 p.m. for supervised workouts with Holly. She’s not only an exercise specialist but also our licensed PT assistant!

It’s officially the season of salads, and fruit salads are summer’s specialty! Enjoy this tasty dish as a side or main course. For some added protein, toss in a handful of slivered almonds or chopped pecans.


1 pound strawberries, thinly sliced 3 medium peaches, thinly sliced

2 tablespoons lemon juice

1 tablespoon maple syrup

2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar

1 cup blueberries

1 heaping tablespoon fresh basil or mint, chopped


1. In a medium serving bowl, combine the strawberries, peaches, blueberries, and basil. 2. Drizzle lemon juice, maple syrup, and balsamic vinegar on top. 3. Gently toss to combine. 4. Serve immediately, or chill for later.

Recipe inspired by CookieAndKate.com.

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Visit the Happiest Places in the World — It’s Contagious

THE HAPPIEST COUNTRY IN THE WORLD Denmark has long been the standard-bearer in this category, but this year it relinquished the title to its Scandinavian sister. Norway is home to some of the most breathtaking vistas on Earth, most notably its western fjords like the

Visit a hustling, bustling tourist trap and what do you get? Crowds of competitive travelers and a local populace that is sick to death of them. Visit a place with happy people, and you get good service, friendly faces, and you’ll learn firsthand what Harvard researchers affirmed in a 2012 study: Happiness is contagious. Luckily for the average traveler, the places that topped a nationwide Gallup poll and the United Nations’ annual World Happiness Report have plenty to offer in addition to cheerful locals. THE HAPPIEST STATES IN THE U.S. If we were to tell you that Hawaii is the happiest state in the country, you probably wouldn’t be surprised. And sure enough, Hawaii ranked first in overall happiness for the sixth consecutive year. The sunny beaches, rich culture, and perfect weather give tourists a taste of paradise that the natives enjoy all year long. Next in line is a state that has little in common with the Aloha State. Alaska came in second place for the third consecutive year. With eight national parks, including Denali, Glacier Bay, and Gates of the Arctic, Alaska’s 663,000 square miles are filled to the brim with the wonders of nature.

world-famous Geirangerfjord and Nærøfjord. For the city wanderer, you’ll find choice seaside restaurants and walkable streets in towns like Bergen, the country’s second-largest city, which sports rainbow architecture and a 15th-century waterfront. Knowing the heart of a destination begins and ends with its people. Tack on beautiful scenery and daydream-worthy activities, and you just found yourself the perfect vacation.



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