Advance Physical Therapy November 2017

No Matter the Sport or Injury REHAB FOR ATHLETES OF ALL AGES

For an athlete, there’s nothing worse than being sidelined due to injury. Coming back from a serious injury often entails a lengthy recovery process. If you try to rush your recovery or don’t seek the guidance of a rehab professional, you run the risk of returning to the field with dashed confidence. No athlete wants to be in the middle of a game, worrying about recurring injury. Physical therapy can help rebuild your body so that you return from injury better than ever. At Advance Physical Therapy, we create individualized recovery plans to help you recover from both those persistent, niggling issues and more serious injuries. Whether you’ve torn your ACL, suffered a fracture, or acquired tendonitis, we will work with you to develop a plan to get you back to doing what you love. Our approach is collaborative, and we’ll monitor your progress so that you don’t overexert yourself during recovery.

When you experience an injury, it’s important to take the time to strengthen your muscles and regain flexibility. If you rush the rehab process, you run the risk of your body overcompensating for the injured area and suffering supplementary injuries. Your therapist will ensure that your mobility returns to optimal levels before you get back to the competition. Our multifaceted approach includes sports-specific training that tailors exercises to the movements and skills you’ll need. We never provide cookie-cutter rehab because we know every sport and every athlete is different. In addition to helping you recover from injury, we’ll teach you preventative tactics to avoid re-aggravating issues. We don’t just want you to return to your sport with the confidence that your body is running smoothly. We want you to have the peace of mind that will allow you to achieve your full potential.

Injuries are an unfortunate side effect of athletic competition. However, when you get injured, you deserve a safe, comprehensive path to recovery. As sports lovers ourselves, the team here prides itself on providing athletes with the tools and techniques to return to the field at the highest possible level.

Wisdom FROM HARRY

RECIPE: SLOW COOKER SWEET POTATO SOUP

My owners, Al and Michelle, always say that I’m my own dog. I’m not sure exactly what that means. I tend to pick up on their energy level toward me at any given time and try to react appropriately. You know, I look at them and wag my tail or walk between them and let them scratch my back. Sometimes I go to them immediately when they call, but depending on their tone of voice, sometimes not. Most of the time, I’ll run and chase a ball or some other toy, and if I make a good catch, I’ll release my “inner poodle” and give them a little poodle parade around the yard to make them really notice my talents. It makes them happy, and it makes me happy. Since I’m still pretty young, I get a little too full of myself sometimes. They get perturbed and try to tell me not to do something, but I do it anyway. I guess that’s why they say I’m my own dog. But what am I supposed to do when all I really hear when they’re talking is

“Harry, blah blah blah blah, Harry, blah blah blah blah.” I wish I could teach them how to speak dog. I’m kidding about teaching them dog, but dogs are like humans in a sense. For a good relationship to exist between dogs, or other pets (even cats), and humans, respect and positive energy toward each other is a winning formula, creating mutual happiness and contentment. That’s why I usually stop doing naughty dog things when they catch me. R.E.S.P.E.C.T. It opens the door for treats.

Ingredients

3 pounds sweet potatoes, roughly chopped

1 tablespoon garlic, minced

5 cups chicken or vegetable stock

1 onion, chopped

2 stalks celery, sliced

1 cup coconut milk

2 medium carrots, chopped

Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper

Directions

1. Place all the ingredients except for the coconut milk in a slow cooker. 2. Season everything to taste with sea salt and freshly ground black pepper. 3. Cover and cook on low for 6 hours or on high for 4 hours.

4. Using a blender or an immersion blender, puree everything until smooth. 5. Add the coconut milk, give

everything a good stir, and cook for another 30 minutes.

6. Adjust the seasoning and serve warm.

Harry

Recipe courtesy of PaeloLeap.com

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