Johns Creek: More Movement, More Energy

Health & Fitness

JOHNS CREEK PHYSICAL THERAPY

The Newsletter About Your Health And Caring For Your Body

“Want To Get Out & Move? Now You Can!” BE HEALTHIER,

STRONGER & MORE ACTIVE

Everyone desires to be healthier, stronger and more active. However, you can often feel like it is difficult to attain these goals because of pain, injuries or failed diets. What does it take to be healthier? Health is a relative term. It means that your body is operating at a high normal range in all the different systems from circulation, breathing, digestion and more. It doesn’t mean you have to look like a super model. Anything you can do to help your body achieve more of an ideal state is a step towards a healthier you. Strength and flexibility. There are approximately 642 skeletal muscles in the body. This means

that your strength and flexibility play an important role in your health. Your muscles not only help you move, but they support your circulatory and breathing systems. A stronger and more flexible you, means a healthier you. Relieving joint or muscle pain and guiding you on proper exercise is part of our specialized physical therapy treatments. If you or someone you know may need improvement in their flexibility and range of motion, schedule an appointment by calling our office at 770-622-5344 or visit www. johnscreekpt.com.

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COMMON RUNNING INJURIES

PROXIMAL HAMSTRING TENDONITIS Symptoms: Pain in the hamstring in the back of the upper leg. Cause: Over striders are prone to this. Their legs can be too straight when they land, forcing stress on the hips and hamstrings. Fix: Stretching of hamstrings and IT band can help relieve pain in this area. PLANTAR FASCIITIS Symptoms: Discomfort in the bottom of the foot in the arch area close to the heel. Cause: Tightness in the calf muscle may pull on the heel awkwardly. Sudden increase in miles may cause this to occur.

Fix: Stretch your ankles against a wall or on a stair before and after you run as well as a few extra times a day.

Call us today to discover how we can solve your pain and bring you back to an active life! HEALTHY RECIPE: APPLE, GOAT CHEESE, & PECAN PIZZA

• 1lb six-grain pizza crust • Cooking spray

• 3 cups thinly sliced Fuji apple • 1 cup crumbled goat cheese • 2 tsp chopped fresh thyme • 1 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil • 2 tsp Dijon mustard • 1 tsp fresh lemon juice • 1 1/2 tsp honey • 2 cups baby arugula • 3 tbsp chopped pecans, toasted

Preheat oven to 450°. Place pizza crust on a baking sheet coated with cooking spray. Arrange apple slices evenly over pizza crust; top with cheese. Sprinkle thyme evenly over cheese. Bake at 450° for 8 minutes or until cheese melts and begins to brown. Combine oil and next 3 ingredients (through honey) in a medium bowl, stirring with a whisk. Add arugula; toss gently to coat. Sprinkle pecans evenly over pizza; top with arugula mixture. Cut pizza into 6 wedges.

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We Love REFERRALS!

Most of you are well connected with lots of friends and family in the area. I’m sure you know someone who is dealing with a pain problem. If so, we would be happy to help them out. Don’t let your friends suffer through the pain, refer them for physical therapy. Friends help friends! Refer them to Johns Creek PT today by having them call 770-622-5344!

“I asked my PCP for a referral to Johns Creek PT based on verbal recommendations from other patients. I found Mark to be very personable and I felt very comfortable with the consultation. He was able to target the source of my pain and explain clearly what was going on and how we would proceed. The facility is very clean, well lit and organized. The front desk staff is friendly and had all of the paperwork I needed to sign ready to go. I would recommend Johns Creek Physical Therapy to my family and friends.” - Carri H. Able to target the source of my pain! PATIENT SUCCESS SPOTLIGHT

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