Zionsville: November is Patient Appreciation Month

ZPT The Newsletter About Your Health And Caring For Your Body

November 2017

November is Patient Appreciation Month!

Sure enough! Every year, wedged between a spooky Halloween and the Christmas craziness is this little holiday called Thanksgiving, a day we typically spend preparing and eating too much food and then watching football. The truly best parts of Thanksgiving for Kent and me include seeing some of our extended family, slowing down to be more grateful, and having a weekend time to transition to Christmas decorations. What are your traditions or favorite memories? Here at ZPT we have been wanting to extend a “welcome back” message or gifts to those who have been such wonderful customers, friends to us, ZPT cheerleaders to others, or simply, our PT graduates. We came up with a Gratitude Event for November, and here’s what we planned: Our ZPT Gratitude Event will be held on Thursday, November 16th, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. At this event, we will have a day of completely free exams for: • All past clients who have not been seen in PT in more than 3 months • All present clients who have another problem area currently not being treated • All loved ones, family, friends, neighbors and co- workers of one of our past or present clients The free exam consists of a 30 minute one-on-one appointment with your physical therapist, who will talk with you about the history of your problem, test how well you are moving, and briefly test your strength or balance. After this short exam, they will give you a written copy of: 1. The cause of your pain or problem 2. A plan for successful treatment (just in time to get better before the holidays!) We are grateful to be able to extend this opportunity to our past patients and their loved ones. It is ideal for people suffering with:

• Lower back pain • Neck pain

• Balance issues • Knee or hip pain • Headaches • Difficulty walking

• Arthritis • Sciatica • Shoulder or upper back pain • Postural weakness

• Procrastination or Denial issues related to caring for themselves

So there are really 3 things for you to do in order to be fully appreciated in our GRATITUDE EVENT: 1. Complete the survey inside this issue 2. Call the ZPT office to schedule your Free Exam (or schedule your friend and bring them in!) 3. Come in to ZPT at Boone Village, attend your Free Exam and turn in your survey for a chance to win a MY SUGAR PIE gift card. The appointments are free, but are limited, as each PT has only 10 spots. Call 317.873.2033 now to schedule your free exam. Open up this newsletter and cut out the survey to complete and bring with you. Ready, set, THANK YOU!!! From the staff at ZPT, HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

~ Elaine and the ZPT team

ZPT GaZette The Newsletter About Your Health And Caring For Your Body

November 2017

Dear ZPT family and friends, Greetings and happy November,amonthknown for its blustery change to winter and grey skies, finding our sweaters, coats, hats and gloves, and watching as nature

Observing my staff as they grow, learn and serve, I see these characteristics in their words, attitude, compassion and even their tough conversations. My HOPE is that you would experience these core values here at ZPT, by being served, guided and encouragedwith truth,humility,optimismandhope, and that you have felt appreciated and valued, well-cared for and respected. P.S. “Enter His gates with thanksgiving and His courts with praise; give thanks to Him and praise Hisname.For theLord isgoodandHis loveendures forever; His faithfulness continues through all generations.” Psalm 100: 4-5 “I thank my God every time I remember you.” Phil. 1:3 ADDITIONS TO ZPT STAFF! Meet our new team members: Katia Pe Ñ a Garcia, PTTech and Brenn Lanham, Evening Receptionist With a grateful and overflowing heart, Elaine


• CORE Strength • CORE Issues, a Survey • CORE Values, revealed • CORED Apple Crisp Recipe • GRATITUDE EVENT


braces for the upcoming winter. It is, of course a PERFECT time of the year to count our blessings, give thanks to God for the bountiful gifts, and to remember the folkswhohavepouredgoodnessand encouragement into our lives and our workplace this year! After reading through a thick file folder full of our testimonials and thank you notes from patients this year, my heart was full to overflowing. Iwould like to turn the tables to thankYOU, our past and present clients, for choosing to trust us with your story, your goals and your physical therapy needs. We have a special article and offer for YOU, this special group, in this month’s newsletter. Our November theme is GETTING TO THE CORE , that is,corestrengthening,core issues,corevalues, and an apple recipe (get it?). We would like to share our ZPT core values, as they evolved this year: ABOVE: Go above and beyond with excellent service A: Have an Attitude of gratitude B: Be honest and humble O: Offer Optimism and hope V: Value each person with care and respect E: Encourage one another; lead by Example

Patient Success SPOTLIGHT Totally amazing, the difference! "Prior to coming to PT I had severe pain in my buttocks and sometimes down my leg. After 4 weeks of PT I travelled to Minnesota by car and NO PAIN during the 12 hour drive. Totally amazing thedifferenceafterperforming the exercises given to me twice daily, and then coming in to ZPT twice weekly for PT! If I had not experienced it myself, I would have never believed the difference physical therapy makes. Thanks, Marissa and staff. I learned a lot from you and will continue with the exercises.” - Muriel V. Always respectful! "ZPTtherapistsarealwaysprofessional, respectful, accommodating, and encouraging". - Janet D. Elaine’scomment:NowTHAT’Sourcore values in action!!”

WORKSHOP FINAL WORKSHOP OF 2017! One last Back Pain and Sciatica Workshop has been scheduled for Saturday, November 18, at 10:00 a.m. Past participants of the workshops have appreciated the content, the back care tips, and the invitation to come in for a free “Discovery Visit” with no obligation. If you or a loved one suffers with debilitating back pain or sciatica, or if you want to learn prevention, call our office today at 317.873.2033 to register. Seating limited to 20.

If you are a YELP user or a Google searcher, please pull up your site or app and review us! Other people will find us when you post your reviews!! Thank you!


CHOOSE WISELY!! Deductible met? Use your health benefits to your


real benefit and schedule an appointment at ZPT to have your physical therapist addressanywalking,running, stair-climbing, lifting,sleeping, reachingormovement issues. Don’t procrastinate! Now is the time to take advantage of the insuranceyou’vepaidforalready,the benefitsyoudeservetouse,therelatively loworzerooutofpocketexpense,andthe local availability of great care. Call ZPT today 317.873.2033.

More Patient Success Playing with my 1-year-old son no longer makes my back hurt! "The pain in my lower back had gotten so bad that everyday activities made my pain worse. It even hurt to walk!The numbness in my left foot wasalsoscary. I’m luckyZPTwashere tohelp.Theyhada treatmentplan right away and knew where all my problem areas were. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed all my exercises, and I’m so happy with the progress I’ve made and the strength I’ve gained. Playing with my 1-year-old son no longer makes my back hurt, and I’m able to enjoy normal, everyday activities with little to no pain!” - Abigail V.

Take care of your aches and pains. See our updated website to learn how. www.ZionsvillePT.com Attention All Past Patients of Zionsville PT! Complete this brief survey and bring it in to the clinic to enter our GRATITUDE contest in November. Three winners will be selected by drawing to receive a free pie from MY SUGAR PIE in Zionsville. Yum! Winners will be drawn on November 30th , just in time to place your

order before Christmas! Only one entry per person, only one winner per family. Good luck! 1. Have you had any pain in the past 3 to 5 weeks? Yes No If yes, location of pain: If yes, severity of pain: no pain 0 5 10 greatest pain, 2. Are you currently able to walk and exercise as much as you want to? Yes No If no, describe limitation: 3. What have you accomplished since you were discharged from ZPT?

4. Would you prefer to receive our ZPT Gazette newsletters electronically? Yes No If yes, best e-mail address:

5.Yourfullname: 6.Yourbestphonenumber: Only completed surveys will be accepted in exchange for a ticket to enter the drawing. Multiple family members who have attended ZPT as a patient may also enter with a photocopy of this survey. Bring in survey to ZPT before November 30th to be eligible to win. We welcome your input. See you soon!!


Do you ever find yourself slouching in a chair, slumping at the computer or your belly sticking out after standing for awhile? This is a sign of core muscle weakness that can negatively affect your health and create back or neck pain. What Are Your Core Muscles? Your “core” is the group of muscles that help stabilize your trunk and give a strong point from which your limbs can move properly with good posture. The core is made up of your abdominal, low back, pelvic, and gluteus muscles. When any one of these groups is weak, it can cause instability, poor balance, bad posture, fatigue, inflammation and back or neck pain. Can’t I Just Do Sit-ups? Strengthening the abdominals is just one component of strengthening your core muscles. It takes an expert, trained in the science of human movement to analyze fromwhere your pain is coming. Our physical therapy professionals are just those experts. Whether your pain is from your back, neck, shoulders, or legs, we perform a thorough analysis of your posture, movement, and strength.This allows us to pinpoint exactly what is causing your pain, select the correct exercises to begin your program and develop an effective treatment plan to obtain the fastest results. Get to the CORE of your issues and carve out some time and energy to come to ZPT and take care of it! Call 317.873.2033.


Judy's Apple Crisp Recipe

Here’s my mom’s favorite Apple Crisp recipe, perfected over the years. Peel and CORE your apples after you’ve

done your CORE exercises. Enjoy! - Elaine

INGREDIENTS • 6 cups pared, sliced baking apples • 1 c. brown sugar • ¾ c. flour • ¾ c. rolled oats

• 1 teaspoon cinnamon • 1 teaspoon nutmeg • ½ c. soft butter • Optional: may add raisins and/or chopped nuts

DIRECTIONS Preheat oven to 375°. Place apples in greased baking dish. Blend remaining ingredients until crumbly; spread over apples. Bake at 375° for 30 to 35 minutes or until apples are tender and topping golden brown. Serve warm with ice cream.

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