Pro PT Inc February 2018

Be Social Media Savvy and Stay Connected

might entail unfollowing (you remain friends, but no longer see their posts in your feed), unfriending, or blocking a person entirely. There’s no reason to keep in touch with someone whose very profile picture makes you angry. CHECK A SOURCE BEFORE SHARING Just because something is online, that doesn’t make it true. It’s just as easy for someone to post a lie about a celebrity or politician as it is for Judy to post about her dog. If you read a news story that gets a rise out of you, double check the facts before you hit share. Googling the article’s claims and main points will bring up similar articles — if those claims are true. This will help you determine if it’s breaking news or a big hoax. Just 10 years ago, snail mail and expensive long-distance calls were the only way to keep in touch with the people we couldn’t see every day. Thanks to social media, we can stay connected to our loved ones around the world. Now that’s something that deserves a like.

Success Stories IT’S OKAY TO HIT UNFRIEND Likewise, if you find yourself sick of Judy’s moment-by-moment updates of her dog’s kidney stone, feel free to cut ties. That It’s time to break the bad news to your grandkids: Social media isn’t just for them. A study from the Pew Research Center found that 47 percent of baby boomers are using social media. Facebook in particular proves to be an excellent resource for adults moving through the later stages of life. This social media platform helps keep you in touch with friends, family members who live far away, and workplace acquaintances who you don’t see during retirement. Social media can help you gather the people you want to keep in contact with in one centralized location. Here are a few things to remember for keeping your digital friendships enjoyable. SOCIAL MEDIA ISN’T A DIARY No one wants to see a feed clogged with posts from the same person. Your friends might like reading about exciting vacations or days with the grandkids, but they don’t need updates about your wait in line at the grocery store. Sharing TMI (too much information) will put you on the fast track to losing friends.


“When I first started physical therapy at Pro PT, I had limited mobility and strength in my shoulder. After a few weeks, I already noticed a major difference. With the support of Alex and Tim, as well as the rest of the staff, I regained motion and strength in my shoulder. The personable and friendly staff made the experience much more enjoyable. The front office was extremely helpful, and I cannot thank the therapists enough for the work they did on my shoulder.”

“Before coming to Professional Physical Therapy, I had lower

back pain while moving from a sitting to standing position. It took some time once standing to actually fully straighten up. While working with Alex, Sue, and Amber,

I quickly achieved better mobility and much less pain while standing, sitting, and everything in between. Furthermore, everyone here is so personable that it is actually fun to come to therapy. Thanks for the help!”

–Karin DePaolo

–Austin Aviza

“This is my fourth time at Pro PT! I wouldn’t even consider going anywhere else. Last August, I came in with a frozen shoulder. It hampered my ability to do even everyday tasks, and it was quite painful. Dr. Patt assessed my situation and developed a plan. With his support and Amber’s consistent encouragement, the shoulder improved dramatically. Everyone at Pro PT has been so helpful and nice to be around. Thank you to everyone, including Noreen and the young women at the front desk. I would certainly return here for physical therapy if I find myself needing it again.” –Deb Henry

“From the minute I first walked into Professional Physical Therapy, I felt

welcome. The staff greets you by name when you arrive, always with a smile. I was nervous about beginning therapy for my injured shoulder. Dr. Patt, Tim, and Sue were patient with demonstrating each new exercise, and they made coming to therapy a bit more fun. Not only has my strength improved and pain decreased, but I also learned about how my body

works, bad habits, and ways to strengthen my whole body. I have gone to different physical therapists in the past, but I was not happy. I will recommend Professional Physical Therapy to anyone looking for therapy. Working with Dr. Patt and the staff here has been wonderful.” –Jennifer Carlson

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