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Live a Happier and Heart Healthier Life with Physical Therapy!

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NEWSLETTER Health &Wellness

Live a Happier and Heart Healthier Life with Physical Therapy!

A healthy, strong, and active lifestyle is what everyone strives for. However, it is not always easy to obtain, especially for those suffering from chronic pain. The very thought of going out and exercising with your aches and pains may leave you feeling uncomfortable. Fortunately, there is a simpler solution to gaining the active lifestyle you desire. Physical therapy can help you achieve optimum levels of health and fitness, all while reducing your pain. If you are looking for a healthier, stronger, and more active lifestyle, contact Willow Physical Therapy today!

Physical therapy treatments are catered toward your needs and goals! Physicaltherapy isgenerallycomprisedofthree important phases: pain relief, strengthening, and functional integration. Some people are apprehensive toward physical therapy because they believe it will hurt them; however, the opposite is usually true. Physical therapy is aimed at pain relief and strengthening. This is achieved through several treatment services, such as ice and heat therapies, stretching, bracing, and ultrasound.  An active lifestyle is also dependent upon movement. Our physical therapists will cater your treatment plan around specific movements designed to increase your strength, flexibility, balance, and overall mobility. Your physical therapist will assist you with many of these exercises, but will also provide some simple ones that can be done at home.  The end goal of physical therapy is living the life you want, free from painful limitations. That can only happen when you apply the concepts you learn from your treatments to the outside world. Our physical therapists are as dedicated as you are, and will encourage you to achieve all the goals you set forth in the beginning.

Getting on track with physical therapy:

The purpose of physical therapy remains the same, no matter what you are seeking its services for. Perhaps you are still suffering from the lingering pain of an injury? Perhaps you are recovering from a surgery and trying to get your range of motion back? Perhaps your joints simply aren’t what they used to be, and you are looking for relief? Whatever the case may be, physical therapists are dedicated to relieving your pain and getting you back to your peak level of physical health.  A physical therapist is a movement specialist, educated in analyzing mobility issues with walking, running, jumping, bending, stretching, andalmosteveryotherformofphysicalactivity. Our physical therapists can pinpoint problem areas and create a customized treatment plan aimed at improving those areas. Through in-office sessions and at-home exercises,

patients strengthen their muscles and joints, improve their balance, build endurance, and experience pain relief, all without the unwanted harmful risks of drugs or surgery.

Are you letting pain hold you back? Call to schedule your appointment today! 907-456-5990

Aspire Toward a Happier and Heart Healthier Life Today

Maintaining a healthy lifestyle takes work, but once you get into the groove of it, it becomes much easier. For example, eating nutritious foods is one of the easiest ways to improve your health (although we know those sweets are hard to kick.) Physical activity is the hardest aspect to get in the habit of doing, especially if you are being held back by chronic pain. Some people try to mask their symptoms with anti-inflammatory or pain-relieving medications, while others unfortunately give up on the idea of being active altogether. Luckily, there is an alternative option: physical therapy.  With the help of a physical therapist, it is possible to reclaim your pain-free, healthy lifestyle, and get back to doing the activities you love. 

Everyone has different needs based on the conditions of their bodies.There is no cookie- cutter approach to health and wellness, as one treatment plan may not work the same for one person as it would for another. Your physical therapist will work closely with you to evaluate your mobility, balance, range of motion, and severity of pain. Your physical goals will also be taken into account when creating your treatment plan, aswellasanyhealth risks thatmaybeholding you back. At your initial evaluation, you may be asked to perform basic movements, such as sitting down, standing up, walking, lifting, stretching, or other motions. Once your physical therapist has a clear picture of what

you need, he or she will begin constructing a treatment plan to help relieve your pain and achieve your goals.  In the end, an active lifestyle is more than possible, even if you struggle with chronic pain. If you are looking to improve your health, strength, and physical activity, look no further – Willow Physical Therapy is here to help. Schedule a consultation with one of our physical therapists today and get started on your journey toward better health and wellness!

2020 Health Insurance Plans with PT Benefits Manyhealth insuranceplansresetdeductiblesandoutofpocketmaximums on a calendar year basis. If there have been any changes to your plan, pleasenote thatyourco-payorotheroutofpocketobligationsmaychange. Call if you have any questions and we can help! 907-456-5990

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Ingredients • ⅓ cup quick-cooking rolled oats

• ½ cup fresh dark sweet cherries • 1-2 tbsp almond butter • 1 tbsp honey • ½ cup small ice cubes

• ½ cup light almond milk • ¾ cup fresh strawberries

Directions In a medium bowl combine water and oats. Microwave 1 minute. Stir in ¼ cup of the milk. Microwave 30 to 50 seconds more or until oats are very tender. Cool 5 minutes. In a blender combine oat mixture, the remaining ¼ cup milk, and the next four ingredients (through honey). Cover and blend until smooth, scraping container as needed. Add ice cubes; cover and blend until smooth. If desired, top each serving with additional fruit.

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