Thomas Physical Therapy July 2019

THE THOMAS TIMES

JULY 2019

Randy’s Ramblings

A SPECIAL OFFER FOR ALL PRESENT AND PAST PATIENTS!

This summer marks our 34th year in business. We want to do something special to celebrate!

To thank you, our valued clients, we have set aside time for Free Exams for those who meet the following criteria.

All past clients who have not been seen in PT in more than three months.

All loved ones, family, friends, neighbors, and coworkers of our past and present patients.

FROM NICHE INTEREST TO NATIONAL PASTIME

Present clients who have another problem that is not currently being treated.

Fitness Culture in America

If you are a past or present patient or if you are referring a friend or family member, then call 386-257-2672 to schedule your Free Exam held on July 16th.

America is a nation obsessed with fitness. According to the International Health, Racquet, and Sportsclub Association, over 60 million Americans are members of a gym or health club. Athleisure apparel, clothes designed for both the gym and everyday wear, is a multibillion-dollar industry, and a significant percentage of magazines you’ll find at the airport are devoted to, you guessed it, health and fitness. With the popularity of fitness culture at an all-time high, it’s easy to forget that working out is a relatively new national pastime. The history of fitness is a fascinating one that includes both the ColdWar and Arnold Schwarzenegger. In honor of Independence Day, let’s take a moment to explore this phenomenon. “Thinking of exercise as a foregone conclusion would be a mistake,”writes Shelly McKenzie in “Getting Physical: The Rise of Fitness Culture in America.”“The acceptance of exercise was a gradual process, and one that was met with tremendous opposition.” That may be hard to believe today, but you have to remember that in 1960, nearly 50% of American adults regularly smoked. Our idea of what constitutes a healthy lifestyle has transformed radically since then.

Sarah and Randy and very excited to welcome our new team members:

Lisa Capps is our Front Desk Coordinator and Tina- Marie Schultz is our Office Manager.

They are excited to meet you and look forward to serving you at our office.

PHYSICAL FITNESS AS A FORM OF NATIONAL PRIDE

Athletics has always been a way for Americans to prove their mettle against competitors from around the world. Think of Jesse Owens winning a gold medal in front of Adolf Hitler or Joe Louis’ defeat of Max Schmeling. This concept was never more apparent than during the ColdWar. The Soviet Union invested immense resources into developing

–Randy Thomas

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