Physical Therapy Doctor - January 2019

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January 2019

ON THE MOVE

My Goal for Positivity RESOLVED TO BE HAPPY

And just like that, we’re rolling into the new year! It seems like just yesterday I was making plans for 2018. Time really does fly when you’re having fun. I’m sure many of our readers have New Year’s resolutions they are putting in motion, and I wish you the best of luck! If you want to get the jump on those more exercise-oriented goals, but pain is holding you back, well … you know who to call!

and healthy, but the truth is I wouldn’t wish the experience on anyone, no matter their age.

So I’m not being hyperbolic when I say it means the world to me that our staff and patients alike lend their support to this fundraising event every year. Both as a survivor and someone who’s had other relatives face battles with cancer, every step we take toward finding a cure is a good one. But Relay For Life is especially important because it puts the focus on fun, hope, and positive action.

As for me, I have a personal and professional resolution this year, and they’re one and the same: more positivity. I’m a big believer that a

happy staff makes for happy patients, so as we begin the new year, I’m looking for more opportunities for both our team and our community to get out and laugh together. Of course, my mind immediately gravitated toward the Relay for Life. If you recall our newsletters from the spring of last year, we put out the call for anyone who wanted to walk with us during this incredible charity event. The group we got to show up,

This brings me back to my resolution for this year. While treating a nurse who worked at Sloan Kettering Memorial Hospital, we got to talking about her work with cancer patients. She told me she’s seen firsthand that, as she says, “hope does help.”

“It’s an amazing feeling to get to share some laughs with the people you work with every day.”

Those words stuck with me, and as I thought about it, the more I realized this was true for our work as well. Often, the more positive patients we treat are the ones who stick to their exercises and become more independent. In other words, positivity does aid recovery. So that’s my resolution this year. More smiles, more laughs, more positivity. I’ve already got the date of this year’s Relay for Life marked on my calendar — June 1, if you’re interested. So, needless to say, I am wishing you a very happy new year!

dubbed “Team Fearless” by the MC, had a blast. As a competitive person, it was so fun to see my staff, fellow therapists, and even a few patients get passionate about the races and tug of war competitions. It’s an amazing feeling to get to share some laughs with the people you work with every day. Better still, Relay For Life is a charity that I hold very near and dear to my heart. For those who don’t know, I am a cancer survivor. I was diagnosed when I was just 19 years old. Thankfully, they caught it early. Still, it took many surgeries, and it was a scary time for me and my family. Statistically, I’m lucky to have gotten it while I was young

–Dr. Robert Morea 718.747.2019 ▪ THEPTDOCTOR.COM ▪ 1

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