Lott PT. Do You Know About Telehealth

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STAY ON TRACK WITH TELEHEALTH + VIRTUAL TRAINING REMOTE, LIVE PT AND TRAINING TO HELP ENSURE YOUR SAFETY! ALSO INSIDE Introducing Telehealth • Looking To Up Your Immunity Game? Exercise Essentials• Immunity-Boosting Recipe

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WE’RE STILL OPEN! A NOTE TO OUR PATIENTS ABOUT COVID-19

One of the best ways to keep your body healthy during this time is to stay moving and reduce inflammation. Though it is tempting to be sedentary and make poor diet choices while self-isolating, these habits have the potential to inhibit your immune system and increase your risk of infection. In order to stay healthy, we advise all of our patients to stay flexible, strong, well-balanced, and fueled by a nutritious diet. During this time, even if you cannot make keep your physical therapy appointments, we encourage continue your exercises at home. ARE YOU STAYING ACTIVE?

WE’RE STAYING OPEN TO KEEP OUR PATIENTS FREE FROM PAIN! Lott Physical Therapy is committed to your health and wellbeing. In the wake of the recent spread of COVID-19, also known as the novel coronavirus, we are taking every precaution. Though many businesses have closed their facilities, physical therapy has been deemed an essential healthcare provider, so we will continue to stay open to provide quality physical therapy to our patients. We believe that continuing to offer physical therapy will not only help patients continue their recovery and stay on course but also give patients that have been recently injured or suffering from chronic pain someone to readily consult without visiting the doctor’s office. That being said, we want to assure all patients that we are taking the proper precautions to encourage social distancing and to keep our facilities clean. Before and after every session, we are asking our clients and staff to wash or sanitize their hands. Additionally, we have increased the number of times per day that we sanitize our equipment and facility. To do your part to prevent the spread of this contagious disease, we ask those who may be demonstrating symptoms of coronavirus— coughing, sneezing or fever—to please stay home. If you wish to remain home, we also offer telehealth services that will allow our physical therapists to continue your treatments remotely. You can read more about this service on the other side of this insert. Your cooperation in this tough time is what makes us able to continue to provide valuable services to you and your family. We appreciate your ongoing support and wish you good health and safety.

1. Stay active & start exercising.

2. Eat nutritious foods.

3. Stay hydrated!

4. Refrain from smoking

5. Get a good amount of rest.

6. Stretch regularly.

7. Take frequent breaks for breathing exercises. (Inhale & exhale deeply). 8. Continue your home exercise program 2-3 times per week.

A R E YO U R E A DY T O G E T S TA R T E D ? V I S I T LOT T P H YS I C A LT H E R A PY. COM T O D AY !

Eric, Physical Therapist

L O OK I NG T O U P Y O UR I MMUN I T Y GAME ? THE ESSENTIAL VITAMINS FOUND WITHIN FRUITS AND VEGETABLES ARE KEY TO MAKING SURE YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM IS AS HEALTHY AS POSSIBLE. VITAMIN C helps your body boost its production of the antioxidant that is required by the immune system to function optimally. Vitamin C increases your body’s production of interferon, which is anti-viral. Vitamin C is also thought to help boost the production of white blood cells, key to fighting infections. Fruits high in Vitamin C include: grapefruit, oranges, tangerines, lemons, limes, kiwis and clementines. A single papaya has 224 percent of the daily recommended amount of Vitamin C. Red bell peppers contain even twice as much Vitamin C than citris fruits. Vegetables such as broccoli and spinach boast a good amount of Vitamin C as well as antioxidants. VITAMIN D is another effective supplement to help boost your immune system. Look for yogurt that is fortified with Vitamin D and that has a "live and active cultures" label. Vitamin D may stimulate your immune system and boost your body's natural defence against diseases. VITAMIN B6 is vital for supporting chemical reactions in the immune system and for the formation of new and healthy red blood cells. B6 also helps your body make interleukin-2 which helps direct the actions of your white blood cells. Poultry, such as chicken and turkey, is high in Vitamin B6. Sunflower seeds are also packed full of Vitamin B6 as well as phosphorus, magnesium, and Vitamin E. VITAMIN E is key to a healthy immune system as it helps to regulate and maintain function. It can be found in sunflower seeds, almonds, avocados, and dark leafy greens. ZINC is also needed by our bodies to support a healthy immune system. Shellfish such as crab, clams, lobster, and mussels are all packed with zinc. Make sure to stick to the daily recommended amount 11mg for men and 8mg for women, as too much could actually inhibit the immune system.

Hey! How is your progress going? Are you keeping up with your exercises?

Jane Doe

Yes! I’m getting stronger and my pain is almost gone!

Eric, Physical Therapist

That’s great to hear! Sounds like your recovery is on track!

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic that has been causing numerous health care facilities to shut down, we as medical professionals are diligently trying to serve our patients in the best ways possible without risking the spread of this disease. Because of this, in addition to keeping our facilities open, we are also offering virtual E-Visits and Telehealth services for those who wish to stay at home. By providing care for our patients virtually, as opposed to in person, we are able to keep both our patients and PT providers safe. For more information on our telehealth services and how they may benefit you, feel free to call us at 903.389.7433 (Fairfield) or 903.874.7433 (Corsicana) schedule a telehealth appointment with our website chatbot, OR go to our telehealth appointment page link to schedule your virtual appointment! WHAT IS TELEHEALTH? You may be wondering what exactly telehealth is. Essentially, it is a way for us to make sure that our patients are still receiving the highest possible quality of care they need from a remote location. Telehealth services can be accessed via your smartphone or computer, and you will be able to perform your PT treatments from the comfort of your own home during this quarantine. You will also be able to track your progress and see how you are improving throughout your treatments – without coming directly to our clinic. At Lott Physical Therapy, our telehealth services offer live consultation where you can meet and chat with your physical therapist about your treatment plan. Additionally, you can view the

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PRAYER STRETCH While in a crawl position, slowly lower your buttocks towards your feet until a stretch is felt along your back and or buttocks. Hold for 10 seconds. Repeat as needed to relieve back pain. This is a great stretch for those who work at a computer desk for long periods.

REPEAT TRUNK FLEXION | TO FLOOR Sit in a chair with good posture with your hands on your thighs. Let your trunk sag toward the floor, using your arms to control the movement. Let your arms dangle to the floor. Now use your arms to push yourself up. Repeat 6-10 times.

Always consult with your physical therapist before performing an exercise in order to relieve pain.

WE ’ R E K E E P I NG Y O UR H E A L T H I N M I ND ! The staff at Lott Physical Therapy is focused on keeping our equipment and facilities clean for you. To help prevent the spread of COVID-19, we want to also encourage our patients to help prevent the spread of coronavirus by:

Introducing TELEHEALTH We’re using the most convenient method to provide the physical therapy you need! exercises and stretches that you are expected to complete each day and log your advancement through your treatment plan. You can also use this app to access ongoing helpful tools and tips, such as our blogs – you can even use it to send these tips to a friend or family member who may also need help! At any point you can also message one of our physical therapists to ask questions or get advice about your condition. That being said, there are numerous conditions that can still be treated and improved via telehealth services, including, but not limited to:

CLEANING HANDS OFTEN

SNEEZE & COUGH INTO TISSUES

AVOID TOUCHING YOUR FACE WITH UNWASHED HANDS

DISPOSE OF USED TISSUES QUICKLY

• Fibromyalgia, Parkinson’s Disease, & other chronic conditions • And much more!

• Respiratory issues • Injury rehab • Sports medicine/athletic training

• Arthritis pain • Back pain • Headaches & migraines • Post-surgical rehab

In addition to allowing for the practice of social distancing, as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, telehealth also has other benefits for patients. As stated by the American Physical Therapy Association, just a few of these include: • Patients typically in clinical or hospital settings could be managed from their homes • Quicker screening, assessment, and referrals can improve care coordination within collaborative delivery models such as accountable care organizations or patient-centered medical homes • Telehealth can facilitate consultation between providers or in clinical education

STAYING HOME IF YOU ARE SICK

AVOID HUGS & SHAKING HANDS

If you are feeling sick, we ask that you stay home and contact us to discuss alternative options. We wish all of our patients health and safety during this time. Thank you!

H E A L T H Y R E C I P E

“THE IMMUNITY BOOSTER” CHICKEN SOUP INGREDIENTS

• 2 tbsp olive oil • 1 lb chicken breast

• 1 medium lemon (zest & juice) • 1 handful fresh ginger • 2 qt chicken broth • 1 can coconut milk (optional)

• 1 medium onion, diced • 3 large carrots, diced • 2 celery stalks diced • 3 cloves of garlic, diced

INSTRUCTIONS Heat olive oil over medium high heat. Add chicken breast and brown. Then, add onion, garlic, carrots, celery, salt and pepper. Cook for about 5 min, until softened. Add 2 quarts of chicken broth and ginger with the skin on. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 35-45 minutes (the longer you boil ginger the stronger it is). Remove ginger and discard. Remove chicken, then shred and set aside. Add lemon zest and squeeze lemon to taste. Continue to simmer for 15 min. Add shredded chicken and (optional) 1 can of coconut milk.

Think of it as the Netflix of workout videos– Lott Fitness offers online VIRTUAL FITNESS CLASSES just for you available 24/7! Learn more at lottfitnesscenter.com!

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