Gilbert PT- June 2019

Enjoy Your Family Time

BY TAKING A BREAK FROM YOUR PHONE

Setting some time aside to be with family is important, but it can be difficult when everyone is always on their cellphones. Constant cellphone use has become a global problem, and the habit is hard to break because we rely on mobile devices heavily for work, school, and keeping in contact with friends and family. Luckily, there are plenty of apps that can reduce how often you’re on your phone and minimize distractions. Siempo After you install Siempo on your phone, it will ask which apps are likely to distract you. Once you select them, the app will move those apps away from the home screen and place the important ones, such as the messaging, contacts, email, and calendar apps, on the first screen. You can also designate times for specific apps to be used throughout the day. Stay Focused Stay Focused is like Siempo, but there are some significant differences. You can set times to access certain apps and put the most distracting ones on lock. Stay Focused also has a “strict mode” that prevents you from uninstalling it, so be sure to think carefully

before activating the lockdown because you won’t have access to those specific apps until the timer runs out.

Forest In the time that Forest takes control of your device for a set time limit, the app starts growing a tree. Once the tree is fully grown, your time is up, and it joins the other trees that were grown during other breaks. If you pick up your phone and try to access an app, Forest will send you a notification asking you if you want to kill your baby tree by giving up. Who says guilt isn’t a good motivator? App Alternatives Aside from using these apps, silencing your phone and putting it in another room, leaving it in your car if you’re out at dinner, or keeping it in your purse or back pocket during a social event can also reduce your screen time. Having your phone out of sight and out of reach will keep the temptation of pulling it out at bay. Spending time with your family is crucial, and with these apps and tips, you’ll enjoy each other’s company without too many screen distractions.

Don’ t Take Our Word For It

Patient Testimonial

“I am very satisfied with the results of my treatments at Gilbert Physical Therapy. I have suffered with lower back pain for many years. Over the years I had tried several treatment approaches without success. I responded to an invitation to attend an information

“I came in with pain and weakness in my

right shoulder and the recommendation from my doctor for rotator cuff surgery. After meeting with Chris, I decided to try and aggressively avoid surgery by adhering to PT to improve flexibility and

session at Gilbert Physical Therapy on the type of pain that I was experiencing. I discovered how their approach to therapy could help me, and it certainly did. Prior to treatment I was experiencing pain every day. I am now pain free, except under the most strenuous activities, and even then I simply repeat the exercises I was taught and the pain goes away!” –Russell K.

strength. My numbers were pitiful in the beginning, but Chris, Chelly, Matt, and Melanie coached me and encouraged me through several months of PT. Today I’m stronger and the pain is almost gone. I’m truly grateful for all they did to help me get strong and regain the use of my arm! It’s been wonderful – Thank you!” –Donna C.

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