Axcess PT. A Healthier, Stronger, More Active You!

The Bulletin The Newsletter About Your Health And Caring For Your Body S E P T E M B E R 2 0 1 9 Healthier. Stronger. Faster. Reclaiming Your Active, Pain-Free Lifestyle

S E P T E M B E R 2 0 1 9

The Axcess Bulletin The Newsletter About Your Health And Caring For Your Body


“If you have pain, you shouldn’t ignore it. We can help you feel better fast!”

Healthier. Stronger. Faster. Reclaiming Your Active, Pain-Free Lifestyle

YOUR HEALTH AND YOU: The term “health” is all relative. It essentially means that your body is operating at its highest levels of function in regards to breathing, circulation, digestion, and more. It doesn’t necessarily mean that you have to be the most athletic person in the room. Any step you make toward helping your body function at its optimum levels isastep towardbecomingahealthieryou.Yourphysical therapistcanprovide youwithexercises,stretches,andnutritional tips thatcanhelp increaseyourhealth and help you feel physically better overall.

It is common aspiration to become healthier, stronger, or more active. However, this can sometimes be a difficult feat, with lack of time, pain, injuries, or difficulty sticking to a nutritious diet. When you are in pain, undesirable chemicals within your body are heightened, which can increase stress. As a result, your endocrine system becomes affected, which works to regulate the hormones in your body. Fortunately, the vast majority of aches and pains can be successfully treated by a licensed physical therapist. At Axcess PT, our team is comprised of movement experts who have the knowledge and training to diagnose, evaluate, and treat any musculoskeletal condition that comes their way. To find out more about how our services can help you live a healthier, stronger, and more active life, contact our office today!

QUOTE OF THE MONTH: “If you look at what you have in life, you’ll always have more. If you look at what you don’t have in life, you’ll never have enough.”-Oprah Winfrey


1. Limit your sitting. Get up every 30 minutes and walk around at work and home. Prolonged periods of sitting can cause muscles to stiffen up and become weaker. 2. Get out and move. Exercise regularly, even if it’s just walking forashorttimeeveryday. Movingwillhelpkeepyourmuscles loose and will avoid losing their strength. 3. Nutrition + portion control. Keepyour intakeof foodnutritious, atacomfortable level.Fuelingyour body with the correct foods will increase your energy and make it easier to exercise. 4. Drink more water. Water keeps your body systems functioningattheiroptimum levels.

This will also make exercise (and muscle recovery!) much easier. 5. Breathe! Work on your deep breathing techniques to increase oxygen intake and get your lymphatic system moving. 6. Get enough sleep. Sleep at least 8 hours a day. It is best toget intoaroutinesoyougo to bed and wake up on a regular cycle. This helps your endocrine system, which controls several aspects of your body. 7.Takecareofachesandpains. Don’t letthese long-termproblems linger. Get professional help at Axcess PT.

INCREASING YOUR STRENGTH & FLEXIBILITY It is no secret that strength and flexibility both play important roles in your health. Did you know that there are approximately 642 skeletal muscles in the human body? Your muscles work hard, not only to help you move, but also to support your circulatory and breathing systems. When you become stronger and more flexible, you become healthier overall. Our physical therapists can guide you through proper exercises and specialized treatments in order to relieve your joint and muscle pain, increase your strength and flexibility, and improve your overall health. CONTACT AXCESS PT TODAY! Are you looking for assistance with increasing your health, strength, and physical activity? Our team at Axcess PT would love to help you live your highest quality of life. Contact us today to begin your new chapter toward becoming a healthier you!

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October Celebrates Physical Therapy!

Patient Success Spotlight

We can help with all kinds of aches and pains. Check out one of our other patient success stories!

WHAT IS NATIONAL PHYSICAL THERAPY MONTH ALL ABOUT? For almost 40 years, physical therapy has been celebrated by official proclamation. And since 1992, October is the month for honoring physical therapists and the important role they play in healing

people in pain. In the modern era of social media, hashtags like #UsePhysicalTherapy and #ChoosePT have helped spread the word. Physical Therapy Month allows patients to share their stories about how PT has changed their lives for the better. It also gives physical therapists a forum for spreading the word about the different kinds of treatment patients can receive. Many members of the general public don’t realize that aside from specialized exercises that build strength and flexibility, PT also offers pain management through massage, heat and cold applications, and specialized electronic-pulse devices. If you have any questions about whether you should #UsePhysicalTherapy , call our office today to discuss your condition and to set up an evaluation.

“This place was new to me. It is a very nice place to be. When I first started it was very easy. After I had my surgery, I had difficulty doing a lot of things. Since then, Curtis has helped me a lot and has been very encouraging to me throughout this whole process. Now I cannot wait to get back into sports! Thank you, Axcess for all the help!“ - Riley D


Blackened Chicken With Avocado Cream Sauce Healthy Recipe

In the state of Illinois, you don’t need a doctor’s referral to choose physical therapy. Call 815.614.2100 today to treat your injury, improve your health, or resolve your chronic condition! SKIP THE DOCTOR!


• 4 (4 oz) chicken breasts • 2 tbsp blackened seasoning • ½ avocado • ½ cup plain, Greek yogurt • 1 tsp lemon juice

• ½ tsp garlic powder • 1 tsp salt • 2 tbsp green onions, thinly sliced

DIRECTIONS Place the chicken breasts and blackened seasoning in a large resealable bag. Seal and shake a few times to evenly coat the chicken. Lightly coat a large skillet with nonstick cooking spray and heat over medium-high heat. Add the chicken and cook until cooked through, 4-6 minutes per side. Meanwhile, in a food processor, combine the yogurt, avocado, lemon juice, garlic powder, and salt and pulse until smooth and creamy. To serve, top each chicken breast with 2 tablespoons of the creamy avocado sauce and garnish with ½ tablespoon green onions.

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