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The Pittman CONNECTION The Newsletter About Your Health And Caring For Your Body

“ I amgrateful for the service you provide Collierville residents.” “Prior to coming to Pittman PT I was “living with” not being able to straighten my knee due to previous knee surgery. The shortened leg was causing pain in my Achilles, and I walk with a limp. My “graduation” from Pittman is the continuation of my journey to wellness. My treatment included hands on stretching by the therapists, I was taught exercises to do at home, dry needling therapy, laser therapy, and taping to my leg. The combination of these techniques has decreased my pain, improved my gait, given me knowledge and confidence and motivation to take responsibility for my own health. I like that Pittman PT is a teaching facility providing practicums to PT students and knowledge to your clients. Thank you! I amgrateful for the service you provide Collierville residents.” -Liz-Ann P.

The Pittman CONNECTION The Newsletter About Your Health And Caring For Your Body


Merry Christmas! From Our Family To Yours As an organization that is dedicated to providing the ultimate patient experience, we want to take the time to thank all of our patients that entrust our therapists with your rehabilitation and wellness needs. As a locally owned and operated business, we are dedicated to providing quality care that is convenient and puts the patient first. Many of our patients are returning patients and patient referrals. This speaks volumes to what you think of our results oriented model and we want to strive to be better than before. are here to provide quality and trusted health and wellness solutions to help you be the best you. We are smack dab in the middle of the busy holiday season. Now is the time for cooking, shopping, holiday parties, travel and many other activities that keep you busy. At Pittman Physical Therapy we understand that you need to have all the energy you can get and move freely without pain, to keep up with the demands of the season. We are here to help you feel better so you can enjoy the holidays with your family and friends.

Pittman Physical Therapy continues to lead the industry with a hands- on approach to rehabilitation leading to results far beyond traditional models. The future of health care will certainly experience some major changes; however, Pittman Physical Therapy wants you to know that we

If you are in need of some holiday cheer stop by just to say hello. You are always welcome here and we are interested in how you have been feeling since we have seen you last!


Exercise Essentials Try these exercises to help maintain a healthy body



Good stretch to help your hips

Good stretch to help with a variety of pain

Lie on your side with legs straight. Position your top hand on the top of your hip. Rotate your hips forward towards the bed. Extend your straight leg behind you and point your toe towards the floor. Lift the leg up and slightly behind you using your buttock muscle. Repeat 8 times on both sides

Place a leg up a wall while lying on your back. Your other leg should lay straight on the floor and through a doorway or hall. Hold the stretch for 20 seconds per leg.

Not all exercises are appropriate for every person. Please consult with a healthcare provider before starting.

Who do you know that needs our help?

Refer a Friend Do You Have Friends or Family Unable to Do The Following? 9 Move without pain 9 Bend and move freely

9 Balance confidently and securely 9 Sit for long periods comfortably 9 Walk for long distances 9 Live an active and healthy lifestyle

Referral Club: Thanks to our patients for referring a friend or family member!

If you know someone suffering with aches and pains give the gift of health. Refer them to Pittman Physical Therapy today. Pass along this newsletter or have them call us directly to schedule an evaluation! You will get your name in our next newsletter and you could win a $20 gift card! WIN A $20 GIFT CARD

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Do you (or someone you know) suffer from back pain, numbness or tingling in your legs, feet, buttocks or lower back? Saturday, January 13th at 10AM You Should Only Attend These Workshops If: 1.) You or a loved one suffer from back pain or sciatica pain. 2.) You are aged 40+ and have suffered with pain for longer than you feel you should have 3.) You are currently seeing a doctor or thinking about it How Do I Register For These Workshops? Call Pittman Physical Therapy at 901-850-5246 We only have 25 seats available for each event due to the interactive nature of this workshop. So if you would like to attend, be sure to register now Call 901-850-5246 Upcoming Back Pain Workshop You are invited to our

How Much Is It To Attend The Workshop? Nothing... the event is absolutely FREE but call 901-850-5246 now to register as we are taking only 25 attendees.

LASER OPEN HOUSE During the laser open house we will be offering and introduction to Laser Therapy. We also have specials on treatment packages. Limited to 24 people. MORE INFO TO COME. January 25th, 6-9pm

Patient Success Spotlight

12 Week Nutrition and

“I reduced painwhile increasingmy strength.” “Before going to PT, I was having lower back pain. Long periods of walking and standing would cause pain. I finally came to PT and right away, I knew my pain would be soon gone. While at PT, I reduced pain while increasing my strength. Doing the exercises that were given to me for when I was on my own was also a major impact to my recovery. Thank you to the whole crew!” -Sam Stamps

This year Fit By Red is participating with Total Fitness Kickboxing to help jump start your fitness and weight loss journey. Learn how to stop counting calories and focus on what really matters. You will learn the importance of food prep and find out how much and exactly what you should be putting in your body. My goal is not only to turn your body into a fat burning machine but improve quality of life through proper nutrition and exercise. The challenge includes 4 nutrition seminars, weeklyweigh- ins, Prizes, Private facebook group with weekly food and exercise challenges. 3 Packages To Choose From $150 Nutrition Challenge $240 Nutrition & Wednesday night bootcamp $150 + 3 months Kickboxing at $69/mo Weight Loss Challenge Wed. January 3rd - Wed. March 28th Only 35 Spots Available. Reserve Your Spot Today! Contact Laura Wand 812-459-5320 Facebook: Fit By Red

“I haveminimal disruptions tomy sleep.” “I had a great experience at Pittman PT. Before coming to PT, I had trouble sleeping through the night. Now I have minimal disruptions to my sleep. I also had extreme pain after riding in the boat before PT and now I have no pain while completing recreational activities.” -Skylar Workman

“Physical Therapy Can Restore Range Of Motion!” TRY THIS! 4 DIY TESTS OF LEG STRENGTH & FLEXIBILITY

These four simple tests can help you figure out if your legs are functioning properly. Difficulty with or an inability to perform any one of these tests may indicate a problem with flexibility, strength, or balance in your lower back, hips, and legs (and may be contributing to your hip or knee pain!). A word to the wise: be cautious when doing these tests. If any movement causes undue pain or discomfort, then stop. Likewise, do not perform these tests if you’ve had a hip replaced. 1. To test hip and lower back flexibility: touch your toes from a standing position. 2. To test hip flexibility: sitting in a chair, place one ankle on top of the opposite knee. Then retest on the other side. If one knee stays up much higher compared to the other, this suggests asymmetry in hip mobility. 3. To test hip strength and flexibility: standing with your feet about shoulder width apart, squat down as low as you can go. Hold onto something sturdy for support (like a window sill). You should be able to keep your feet flat on the ground, your knees tracking out over your toes, and your back flat. 4. To test lower body balance: place one foot in front of your other foot as if you were walking on a tight rope. Freeze in this position, and see if you can hold it for 10 seconds without holding on to anything or losing your balance (stand near a sturdy surface, such as a windowsill, in case you need external support).

Put Yourself To the Test--And Let Our Physical Therapy Team Help You Perform Your Best! So, how’d you do? If any of these tests didn’t go as well as you would have liked, then we encourage you to consult with one of our physical therapists. Our team can help you pinpoint specific problem areas (including ones that may be hidden to you!), such as weakness, inflexibility, or impaired neuromuscular control, which could be contributing to your acute or chronic pain. Don’t hesitate: we’re here to help. You can rediscover what it means to live a pain-free and active lifestyle with help from our comprehensive Spine Program and other therapeutic services by calling our team today!

DECREASE COSTS WITH PHYSICAL THERAPY Research shows people who go directly to Physical Therapy had 86% fewer visits

• Physical Therapy • Wellness and Prevention • Dry Needling • Manual Therapy • Joint Pain Treatment Our Services

on average than referred patients, decreasing costs tremendously. CALL TODAY

Phone: 901-850-5246 • Fax: 901-850-5226

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