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The Pittman CONNECTION The Newsletter About Your Health And Caring For Your Body Big Things Happening at the Huelsing Household!

If you do not know me I am Mitch Huelsing, one of the Doctors of Physical Therapy here at Pittman Physical Therapy. At Pittman we all strive to excel to do our best to help you achieve your goals. To get better at what we do, we continually learn the latest and greatest skills and techniques. I am currently pursuing a Fellowship in Physical Therapy for specialized treatments to best serve our patient population which includes advance manual skills. I am married to an amazing wife, Catie. We have three chickens that give us about 3 eggs a day. We are happy to share with everyone that we will be expecting our first child in December, so prayers appreciated! We are not finding out the gender so put your bets in now! I think it is going to be a girl and my wife thinks it is going to be a boy.

We also recently just recently celebrated our first wedding anniversary. We traveled for a long weekend in Hot Springs, Arkansas. We enjoyed hiking, spending time by the Lake, and playing tourist while we were there. The next weekend on June, 3rd, our actual anniversary date we ate an incredible dinner downtown at Flight. I highly recommend it if you have not been there. My wife works at Harvest Church. She is getting geared up for the summer with church trips to the beach with the high school youth and to the Smoky Mountains with the middle school. I am spending the summer fishing when I can and waiting for Tiger football season to start up in the Fall. I played Football there, so Memphis is in my blood. Go Tigers!!


RECOVERY AFTER JOINT REPLACEMENT SURGERY Start Your Rehabilitation Journey Today! pittmanpt.com The Pittman CONNECTION The Newsletter About Your Health And Caring For Your Body

Tens of thousands of patients a year undergo joint replacement surgery. Typically, this is done because of severe pain, limited movement, difficulty with walking and sometimes after an accident or injury. Whether you had a knee, hip or even shoulder replacement, a good successful outcome depends on the physical therapy done after the surgery. After a joint replacement surgery, focusing on relieving pain and restoring motion are key. Also, the interaction with the right physical therapist and someone who truly listens to you makes the difference in the quality and speed of your recovery. That is why many patients come to Pittman Physical Therapy for rehabilitation as their premier choice. We help you decrease pain and swelling after surgery, we then mobilize your operated limb through more advanced motions, walking, and personalized programs, to ensure a long-term recovery. Just know that we work closely with you and your doctor to make your recovery as complete and as quick as possible.

The outcome of your joint replacement surgery is also dependent on you. A committed attitude and willingness to work hard makes all the difference in your overall result. Know that we will be with you every step of the way, to guide you on how to move and strengthen your body. We train you how to get back to doing normal, everyday tasks with ease. Our therapists have years of training in helping patients, just like you, recover quickly and completely after surgery. Strength, range of motion, walking and functional tasks are all worked on to ensure an optimum recovery. Following your doctor’s protocols, you are in good hands with our compassionate and dedicated staff. Trust us with your post-surgical care to help you obtain the best results and outcomes from your surgery. It is our goal at Pittman Physical Therapy is to empower you and improve your quality of life. Call us today to learn more about a fast recovery with our joint replacement rehabilitation program!


Exercise Essentials Try these exercises to help maintain a healthy body

QUAD SET While lying or sitting with a small towel rolled under your ankle, tighten your top thigh muscle to press the back of your knee downward towards the ground. Repeat 8 times on each leg.

PRONE HIP EXTENSION While lying face down with your knee straight, slowly raise up leg off the ground. Repeat 8 times on each leg.

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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 WIN A $20 GIFT CARD 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!

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

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Heel Pain Workshop - Thursday, July 12, 2018 @ 6 pm Shoulder Pain Workshop - Thursday, July 26, 2018 @ 6 pm Back Pain Workshop - Saturday, August 18, 2018 @ 10 am You Should Only Attend These Workshops If: 1.) You or a loved one suffer from heel pain, shoulder pain or back 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 COMPLIMENTARY WORKSHOPS 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.

Recover Faster With Laser Therapy

Laser therapy allows your body to utilize its own healing powers by inducing a series of healing responses in your body. During treatment you will feel soothing warmth that identifies the beginning of an 18-24 hour process of modulated cellular activity leading to decreased pain and inflammation. Call today if you would like more information: 901-850-5246. • Foot and Ankle Conditions • And Much More! Laser Therapy Relieves Pain and Inflammation Associated With • Strains and Sprains • Soft Tissue Injury • Post Surgical Rehabilitation • Sports Injuries • Tendonitis & Tendonosis • Shoulder and Knee Pain • Hand and Wrist Injuries

Patient Success Spotlights

“I feel I am myself again.” “Day 1 – I hated everyone (just kidding). Day 1 Consult – Mitch examined me and my range of movement, which was very little. He noticed that there was more swelling than normal and recommended I go to the ER. OrthoMemphis was still opened and was able to see me right away. They put me in a compression wrap and had me keep my leg elevated over the weekend. – Good call, Mitch! My range of motion and pain level changed for the better each and every day after that because of the excellent care and attention each of the PT’s here gave me. Their instructions were clear and they all pushed me just enough. I feel I am myself again. Thank you all!!” - Benjamin Ruiz

“Being pain free is something I only used to dream about.”

“In the beginning. I was only able to sleep two to three hours a night before the pain in my left shoulder would wake me up and keep me up. I am now able to sleep the entire night pain free. Thanks. Being pain free is something I only used to dream about.” - Lee Mckay

Many people are so busy that they barely have time to eat, let alone pause for a water break, and you may find that you often go hours and hours without quenching your thirst. But staying hydrated has real advantages, including helping you maintain your energy and focus. It’s important to give your drinking habits the attention they deserve. Here are some simple ways to stay hydrated this summer. 1. Always carry a water bottle. If you have a bottle within arms reach, it’s very likely that you’ll mindlessly sip from it throughout the day, without having to make a conscious effort. 2. When you’re feeling frazzled, grab a glass of cold water. Studies show that people instantly feel more alert after drinking H2O. 3. Sip on a mug of herbal tea every evening. If you make this a habit, you’ll add an extra cup of fluid to your body every single day. 4. Eat a diet rich in whole foods. By eating foods like vegetables, fruits, and yogurt, you’ll automatically up your fluid intake. 4 Simple Ways To Make Hydration A Habit


There is nothing more exciting than taking on a new challenge, sport or activity. For most of us, the thrill of accomplishing a physical goal is what we live for. However, are you prepared for it? The term “weekend warrior” means a person who doesn’t really train for what they are doing; they just go out and do it on the weekend. How do most injuries occur? Most sports injuries occur from ill-prepared individuals who just jump into the activity without first increasing their strength, endurance and flexibility. Your muscles, tendons, ligaments and other tissues need to be warmed up to work properly. They take enormous strain during running and sports activities. Therefore, if they are not in top condition, they are more prone to injury. Injuries increase as you age… If you think back to when you were in your late teens, you could go into a full sprint no problem, take a flying leap and do a whole lot without the

slightest thought about it. As you get older, your tissues become less elastic and in fact a little “drier”. When your muscle, tendon and ligament tissues have enough water, they are supple and strechy, allowing you to do a lot of activities. Keep yourself hydrated and stretch often to maintain elasticity in your muscles. Before and after Knowing the right exercises to prepare for fitness activities is key. Our physical therapy experts have years of experience rehabilitating people after injuries and returning them pain-free to the activities they enjoy. What some people might not know is that physical therapists put specific exercise plans together based on your needs to prevent injury. If you do start to experience pain with activities, Pittman Physical Therapy can get you back to enjoying your activities pain-free. Call today to learn more how our programs can help you feel great!

Has Your Pain Come Back?

Roquefort Pear Salad

INGREDIENTS • 1 head leaf lettuce • 3 pears, diced • 5 ounces Roquefort cheese • 1 avocado, sliced • 1/2 cup thinly sliced green onions • 1/4 cup white sugar • 3 tablespoons red wine vinegar • 1 1/2 teaspoons white sugar • 1 1/2 teaspoons prepared mustard • 1 clove garlic, chopped • 1/2 teaspoon salt • 1/2 cup pecans • 1/3 cup olive oil

1. Feel free to call us and ask to speak to your therapist.

2. Your therapist can discuss with you why your pain is bothering you again and what you might do about it at home. 3. If further assessment is warranted, your therapist might recommend you come in for an appointment. Call To Talk to Your

INSTRUCTIONS In a skillet over medium heat, stir 1/4 cup of sugar together with the pecans. Continue stirring gently until sugar has melted and caramelized the pecans. Carefully transfer nuts onto waxed paper. Allow to cool, and break into pieces. For the dressing, blend oil, vinegar, 1 1/2 teaspoons sugar, mustard, chopped garlic, salt, and pepper. In a large serving bowl, layer lettuce, pears, blue cheese, avocado, and green onions. Pour dressing over salad, sprinkle with pecans, and serve.

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