FYZICALRussell: We Are Still Open During Coronavirus



INSIDE: • FYZICAL Therapy Is Still Necessary • Healthy Recipe • Patient Success Spotlight • KC’s Corner



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. The sedentary lifestyle that I’m sure many people have experienced since being quarantined to their homes can actually lead to more aches, pains, and discomfort than one may think. Fortunately, we have you covered. FUN FACTS ABOUT PT • FYZICAL Therapists look at your body as a whole to connect your symptoms to the actual cause of the issue. • Can help with dizziness, vertigo, balance, orthopedic, neurological, fitness, pelvic health, post/pre surgery • Deep Tissue Level 4 Laser quickens healing and recovery while reducing pain • Non Opioid Pain relief • Juvent Micro Impact Plate stimulates nerves, bone and muscle cells while reducing swelling due to increased lymphatic drainage • Dry needling can provide relief for muscle pain and stiffness and may also improve flexibility

As some may know, the Department of Homeland Security has deemed physical therapists as “Essential Critical Infrastructure Workers” during the COVID-19 pandemic. Because of this, FYZICAL will remain open and seeing patients during this time, while taking the necessary precautions to make sure everything is sanitary, and everyone is safe. As Homeland Security states, “If youwork in a critical infrastructure industry, as defined by the Department of Homeland Security, such as healthcare services and pharmaceutical and food supply, you have a special responsibility to maintain your normal work schedule.” For more information on our safety practices for treating patients during this pandemic, and/or how your appointments might function differently, don’t hesitate to contact us.



Among other essential services, some of the most beneficial services we offer at FYZICAL include: • Essential post-surgical care (for non-elective and elective surgery) • Critical post-neurological episode out-patient rehabilitation • Imperative gate keeper screening for patients, who may otherwise be unnecessarily entering emergent healthcare facilities At FYZICAL, we know we have an obligation to our community, now more than ever. Physical therapy can not only help the body heal as quickly as possible, but it can also help combat illness. The individualized stretches and exercise 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 when distancing at home. Having a diet that is heavy on fruits and vegetables is perhaps one of the best ways to boost your immune system. The essential vitamins found in many fruits and vegetables are key to making sure your immune system is as healthy as possible. Essentially, at FYZICAL, we are still here to help you with whatever you may need – give us a call today. How can I know I’m safe in your clinic? We understand that there is a lot of fear and uncertainty during this time. However, we can assure you that we care taking the necessary steps to make sure our patients are as safe as possible while they are being treated at our clinic. For starters, we will only be allowing 10 patients in our clinic at a time, as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control. This will limit the amount of people congregating in the same area at once and greatly decrease the risk of anyone passing any contagions to fellow patients.

STAFF SPOTLIGHT: BRETT RUSSELL PT, ATC, LMT Consult with a physical therapist today. For anything you may need or any questions you may have, our physical therapists are here for you. Schedule a consultation with FYZICAL today to discuss your questions, concerns, and needs at this time. Additionally, 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. Although we know the hesitation is still there when entering a public place, we would like to bring you some peace of mind in knowing that we are taking health protocols very seriously and will be doing our very best to ensure the highest levels of cleanliness and caution at all times. If you would like to know more about our health practices for staying open during the quarantine, feel free to contact us with any questions you may have.

CILANTRO LIME CHICKEN & AVOCADO SALSA INGREDIENTS •1.5 lb. boneless chicken breast •1/4 cup lime juice •2 tbsp olive oil

Brett Russell has been practicing physical therapy for over 29 years with an emphasis on sportsmedicine and outpatient orthopedic rehabilitation. He was born and raised in Upstate New York where he attended the University of Buffalo for his Physical Therapy Degree. After graduation, he decided to travel some to gain more knowledge and expertise in his field. He moved down south and was actually the first long time physical therapist at Furman University. While here he became

•4 avocados, diced •1/2 cup fresh cilantro •3 tbsp lime juice

•1/4 cup fresh cilantro •1/2 tsp ground cumin •1/4 tsp salt For Avocado Salsa:

•1/2 tbsp red wine vinegar •1/2 tsp red pepper flakes •1 garlic clove, minced

DIRECTIONS Add 1/4 cup of lime juice, olive oil, 1/4 cup of fresh cilantro, ground cumin, and 1/4 tsp of salt to a small bowl. Whisk until mixed. Add chicken and marinade to a large ziplock bag. Let chicken marinate for at least 15 minutes. Preheat grill to medium-high heat (about 400°F). Place chicken on grill and grill each side for 4-6 min, until chicken is no longer pink. Remove and let sit. For avocado salsa: add avocado, 1/2 cup fresh cilantro, 3 tbsp lime juice, red wine vinegar, red pepper flakes, garlic clove, and salt to a small bowl. Gently toss to mix. Top the cilantro lime chicken with the avocado salsa and serve.

a certified athletic trainer and worked with many of the athletes. Brett also became a certified massage therapist which he is able to incorporate in treatment every day! It has always been his dream to open a physical therapy clinic in a small town. He opened Russell Physical Therapy almost 11 years ago now, his favorite part has been able to get to know his patient’s personally and be able to help them get back to what they love doing. When he’s not at the clinic he loves hiking and biking, walking KC, spending time golfing with his children and working in his garden!


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My go-to place when I need physical therapy! “FYZICAL is the place to go for all kinds of conditions: knees, shoulders, back, and balance. I’ve had several kinds of therapy there: massage, needles, and other things too fierce to mention. I especially like their speech therapy! Professional approach with good bedside manner. My go-to place when I need physical therapy of any sort! Brett and Tony are the best!! ” - L.F.


Hi everyone, KC here! I sadly haven’t been able to see many of you with everything going on right now. I miss you all so much and can’t wait for you to come back! Even though we can’t see each other, I want to make sure you are all staying safe and healthy!

Remember all of those fun exercises and stretches you do in the clinic? You should still be doing them at home so you can keep moving forward towards a happier and healthier life! We have lots of workout and safety gear here at the office too that we can get to you. I’m always here at the clinic if you guys need to call with any questions! Sending love and kisses to everyone. - K.C.

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