Altitude Physical Therapy September 2019

CALDWELL 1906 Fairview Ave., Ste. 410 Caldwell, ID 83605 (208) 454-9839 Nampa, ID 83686 (208) 465-9418 THE ASCENT NAMPA - MIDLAND 130 S. Midland Blvd. Nampa, ID 83686 (208) 461-5057 NAMPA - SOUTHSIDE 3151 E. Greenhurst Rd.


True to our “work hard, play hard” mentality at Altitude PT, all six of our clinical staff (myself included!) and four of our spouses completed a mud run in July. It was a mess and a blast all at the same time. I embraced the muddy course and found myself fueled by the people around me. It was so much fun to share this experience with my team. This fall, we’re so excited to welcome a new physical therapist to our team: Ellie Toscan. Ellie brings a passion for people and an amazing skill set to our team. We’re actually welcoming Ellie back to Altitude; she interned with us in the fall of 2017, and that’s when we got to see firsthand what a dedicated student and skilled clinician she is. Ellie got along great with patients, and she has gone above and beyond in her education. She recently completed her orthopedic residency, giving her additional skills in the physical therapy field. Ellie also knows the Treasure Valley well. She grew up in Caldwell and graduated from Vallivue High School. She’s a Caldwell girl who’s ready to come home, and we couldn’t be happier to welcome her back. I can’t wait for you to meet her. In the meantime, you can read more about Ellie inside the newsletter. As we gear up for the fall season, we’re looking forward to connecting with our community. We get involved with school supply drives and clothing JUMPING INTO FALL WORK HARD, PLAY HARD

drives, and we’re always excited to participate in Rake Up Boise, a fun way to help out neighbors and meet new people in our community. We’re also hosting a few community workshops this month based on the challenges people commonly face. If you’re experiencing knee or low back issues, our workshops this month are created with you in mind. We’re also focusing on improving balance and preventing falls, both of which can become challenging as we get older. Sept. 23–29 is Fall Prevention Awareness Week, a week dedicated to creating awareness about falls and preventing them for those who may be vulnerable. Physical therapy plays a key role in the effort to decrease falls and improve balance, and during Fall Prevention Awareness Week, we’ll have specific

workshops all week geared toward these goals. If you’ve been struggling with your balance, have fallen in the past, or feel nervous about walking through the grocery store or walking on uneven ground, we’d love to see you at our workshops. Don’t miss out on any of your favorite daily activities because of your balance. We can help. You can find more details about our workshops on our website, and you’re always welcome to call and ask us if you want to know more about anything. I look forward to connecting with you, whether it’s at Rake Up Boise, here at the clinic, or at one of our workshops. It’s going to be a great fall, isn’t it? –Sean Weatherston

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