HEALTH & FITNESS The Newsletter About Your Health And Caring For Your Body
GO AHEAD AND SWEAT IT!
Exercises To Strengthen Muscles ALSO INSIDE
The Importance Of Physical Therapy • Patient Results
The Newsletter About Caring for Your Health NEWSLETTER
GO AHEAD AND SWEAT IT! JUST BECAUSE IT’S SUMMER DOESN’T MEAN YOU CAN’T STILL BENEFIT FROM PHYSICAL THERAPY!
With the summer months upon us, we understand that many of our patients will be busy and may not have the time they used to. Because of this, it is a trend that many patients opt to cut out their physical therapy sessions in the summer months. While we understand the busy summer schedules with vacations, work, preparing children for summer camps, etc., we still want you to be safe, healthy, and comfortable in the summer months – so you can enjoy the warm weather without pain! At Advanced Physical Therapy, we will work around your busy schedule to find a time that works best for you – so you can still get all your summer activities done while still taking care of yourself and continuing your physical therapy sessions! For more information on keeping physical therapy sessions as part of your routine during the busy summer months, don’t hesitate to contact Advanced Physical Therapy today.
I’M HAVING TROUBLE FINDING TIME FOR PHYSICAL THERAPY – WHAT SHOULD I DO? As the saying goes, “where there’s a will, there’s a way.” If you are looking to keep your physical therapy sessions as part of your routine, we can find a way to help you fit that into your busy schedule. One tip for finding time to include physical therapy into your life is taking a look at your schedule and blocking out time for your physical health. Does your schedule leave little time to fit in physical activity? Perhaps you have a full day of commuting to and from your 9-5 job, preparing your kids for their summer excursions, volunteering, or acting as a chauffeur while the kids are out of school.
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THE IMPORTANCE OF PHYSICAL THERAPY
However, even adding 30 minutes into your busy routine for a quick PT session with your therapist can make a big difference in helping maintain your physical function. In addition to finding time for physical therapy, try your best to set aside some time each day to exercise. Try taking a walk during your lunch break, going to the gym in the morning before making your commute, or even treating yourself to an exercise class a couple nights a week – you deserve it! PHYSICAL THERAPY IS STILL ESSENTIAL, NO MATTER THE TIME OF YEAR Physical therapy is a great way tomake sure you are still in optimum health and your body is strong while you tackle your summer activities. Additionally, physical therapy can not only help the body stay strong and heal as quickly as possible, but it can also help combat illness – which, as we all know, is important now more than ever. The individualized stretches and exercises we prescribe for your treatment plan are great ways to boost your immune system. When your body is in shape, it quite literally has more strength to fight off unwanted viruses. Aiming for at least 20-30 minutes of physical activity a day can help strengthen not only you, but your immune system as well.
Additionally, our physical therapists can help with nutritional services, which can prove to be a difficult task for many while running around during the summer months. The essential vitamins found in many fruits and vegetables are key to making sure your immune system is as healthy as possible. In light of current events, we are still taking primary precautions to make sure our clinic is as safe and sanitary as possible for our patients. We will be following strict sanitary protocols by making sure every surface in our clinic is thoroughly cleaned and wiped down at all times. This will decrease the risk of any potential germs lingering on surfaces. Not only that, we can also offer telehealth services for those interested in continuing physical therapy sessions while they’re at home or even while they’re on vacation! GET STARTED TODAY Ready to get back into your physical therapy sessions? We can help accommodate for whatever youmay need! Contact Advanced Physical Therapy today to schedule an appointment.
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Exercise Essentials Try these exercises to improve your strength.
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My strength has improved significantly since starting physical therapy. When I came in, I had limited movement in my leg. Since surgery and physical therapy, I have regained most of my mobility. I am very pleased with how quickly I was able to improve.” —L.P. I appreciate the positive atmosphere that helped make working hard a little easier. I came in after a knee replacement. The staff has done an excellent job of providing support and help regaining full movement. My hip was weak from a replacement last November but this was also supported. I appreciate the positive atmosphere that helped make working hard a little easier. Thank you!” —J.P. I have very little pain and can walk much better! Before therapy, after hip replacement and 3 months later, a fall, I was having a lot of pain, lack of energy and problems with balance. I had to use a walker to get around at all. Since therapy, I have really improved my condition. I have very little pain and can walk much better - most of the time not needing a cane. Overall, I feel much better.” —W.H.
STRAIGHT LEG RAISE While lying or sitting, slowly raise your leg, keeping your knee straight and your toes pointed outward. Hold for 2 seconds, then slowly lower your leg to the starting position. Repeat 10 times with each leg.
Strengthen Back & Core
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BIRD DOG 4-POINT ARM & LEG RAISE Begin by placing your knees and hands on the floor, with your hips and shoulders at a 90° angle. While keeping stable and engaging your core muscles, lift one arm and an opposite leg straight out toward the horizon, with your thumb pointed to the ceiling. Place both arm and leg back down to starting position. Repeat 10 times and then repeat this exercise with the opposite arm and leg. To build stability, this exercise can first be performed using only the arm or leg, and the opposing arm or leg can be added once ready for progression.
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