Campus Commons PT - February 2021


Even if you feel fine following a car accident, it’s always best to see a health care professional. Sometimes, injuries sustained in car accidents can emerge slowly and leave you plagued with chronic pain if left unchecked. However, that’s why so many health care professionals recommend that people who have sustained injuries in a car accident see a physical therapist. There are many benefits to beginning physical therapy following a car accident. It can speed up the recovery process, reduce your pain, help you avoid surgery, and prevent any long-term damage that might occur if you leave injuries unchecked. Physical therapists are experts on the

musculoskeletal system and how certain injuries can impact your range of motion and ability to perform tasks. So, when it comes to helping heal injuries commonly sustained in car accidents, such as whiplash and concussions, physical therapy is one of the best decisions you can make. That said, however, many factors can impact how long you spend in physical therapy following a car accident. These factors include how severe the injury is, its location, your current state of health, and your own recovery goals. Ultimately, your recovery rate will depend on you and all the things that make your body unique. While that might not be a concrete answer for your recovery time, you can rest assured knowing that when it comes to helping people heal in their own unique way, physical therapy is the best way to bring about that healing. Because of the personal care necessary in physical therapy sessions, physical therapists are uniquely qualified to help you heal following a car accident. For any questions about scheduling appointments, or what those appointments might entail, call Campus Commons Physical Therapy today at 916-927-1333 for more information.


Zucchini Noodles With Turkey Bolognese

If you love spaghetti, you’ll love these zucchini noodles!


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3 tbsp olive oil, divided 1 tbsp garlic, minced 1/2 cup onions, diced small

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1 tsp salt

1/2 tsp pepper

2 tsp sugar

1 lb ground turkey

3 medium zucchini

1 28-oz can crushed tomatoes

Parmesan cheese, for garnish

2 tbsp tomato paste


1. In a large sauté pan over medium-low heat, warm 2 tbsp olive oil. 2. Add garlic and onions and stir constantly until garlic is golden and onions are translucent. 3. Increase heat to medium and add ground turkey, break apart, and cook thoroughly. 4. Add crushed tomatoes, tomato paste, salt, pepper, and sugar. Reduce heat to low. Stir occasionally. 5. Using a spiralizer, mandolin, or vegetable peeler, cut the zucchini into noodles. 6. In another large sauté pan over medium-low heat, add remaining olive oil and zucchini noodles, tossing constantly for 2 minutes until slightly wilted. 7. Plate the zucchini noodles, top with the turkey Bolognese, and garnish with Parmesan cheese. Serve immediately.

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