WAPT. Staying Active & Better Balanced

NEWSLETTER

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Why Do Our Patients Love Deep Tissue Laser Therapy? We love to treat our patients with the laser because we usually get immediate results.  Less pain, more movement, decreased stiffness.  We often see all these benefits after just one session! We have seen our patients make impressive recoveries at record speeds when the laser is incorporated into their physical therapy treatment. So obviously us PTs can talk up the laser all day but here are some patient testimonials. Also, check out the laser promotion we are running for the end of Summer on the next page! 

Hear It From Our Patients!

“I have done one laser package with immediate results and look forward to doing another. I’ve never experienced before the results I feel with the laser...which also happens to be very soothing and relaxing. The laser calms down my acute neck pain and allows me to have a clear mind and be able to focus on my day.” - Kristin S.  “I had an immediate effect with the first laser session and now after only 2 treatments, I am having more of a lasting effect. I am having less pain with the arthritis in my hand. I am a very active person and now I can bike and use the computer with less hand pain. I can pick things up without dropping them...My fingers are working better than they used to.” - Richard H.

NEWSLETTER

September 2019

Independently owned and operated since 1997

Staying Active & Better Balanced!

There are a million and one tips that are passed down generation to generation about the key to a long and successful life. Some say the secret to a long and happy life is to focus on family; others say it all comes down to finding the right career. Whatever choices you make in your life, and whatever your values are, there are several fundamental truths that are almost always accurate: To stay healthy, you must stay active, and to stay happy, you must stay balanced. MENTAL AND PHYSICAL BALANCE Stayingactiveandstayingbalanced inmanywaysgohand inhand.Stayingactive refers to the amount of activity that you engage in daily.This of course can refer to howmuch time you spend at the gym, but it can also refer to howmany steps you take in a day, how often you find yourself running around the office, and how frequently you head out to the backyard to run around with your children or your dog. Balance in many ways works on the same principles. There are some activities that you do every day because you have to do them — work often falls into thiscategory,asdohouseholdchores.Butwhatabout theactivities thatyou simply love to do? What about the activities that you enjoy? Thinkabout the last time thatyousatdownwithabook thatyou lovedandmade yourself a cup of tea or coffee and really enjoyed the moment. Perhaps it isn’t reading that you wish you had more time for, but, instead, it is a garden that has grown weeds as it has been neglected. It could be a project at your home that

youhave looked forward tocompletingoranoldcar thatyou’vewanted tofixup. There are special hobbies and interests that appeal to each of us, and spending time with those hobbies can help you live a more balanced life. Alongsidewith the taskofbecomingmorementallybalancedwith the things that you spend time with in your life is the challenge of becoming more physically balanced.Therearecertainmarkers thattypically indicatetroublewithmaintaining balance, such as frequently tripping and falling or feeling dizzy when standing too long. But even if you are not having fundamental issues with your ability to stay balanced in this way, you may still have difficulty with whole-body balance. Yoga isagreat formofexercise touse to improveyourability tobalance,asyoga helps to strengthen core muscles and improve coordination. You can improve your physical balance by: • Increasing muscle strength • Improving stamina • Improving core strength • Practicing balancing techniques Inadditiontofindingyourmentalbalancewithhowyouspendyourtime,becoming more physically balanced is just as important.

Make The Time For A Healthy Lifestyle! (Continued)

Think about the percentage of time that you spend working during the week. For most people this number is well over 40 hours per week!Then consider how much time is spent driving to and from work and around town on errands, and thenconsider the timespentdoing thingsyouhave todoathome, like thedishes or the laundry. Then really think about how much time you are spending doing the things that make you feel better — including those hobbies that you love, but also being active and engaging with the people you care about. Part of becoming a more balanced person means finding ways to spend your time more wisely and taking more time for yourself as needed. IT’S NEVER TOO LATE Youdon’tneed togrowupasanathlete toenjoyexerciseasanadult.There isno point in your life where it is too late to start being more active than you currently are.Thereareplentyofways to incorporate lightactivity intoyour lifestyle,suchas: • Taking a walk in the evening with your family • Wearing a pedometer and trying to take more steps every day • Joiningyour localcommunitycenterandusing thepool toswim lapsseveral times a week • Engaging in light weight training at home before work • Taking a yoga class These are just several examples of how you could incorporate more activity into your lifestyle without making many large changes to your way of life. If you feel that your physical health or an old injury is holding you back from being active, contact us. Working with a physical therapist can help you achieve improved balance and a healthy lifestyle.

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HEALTHY RECIPE

Roquefort Pear Salad

“I highly recommend this office and staff!”

INGREDIENTS • 1 head leaf lettuce • 3 pears • 5 ounces Roquefort cheese • 1 avocado • 1/2 cup thinly sliced green onions • 1/4 cup white sugar • 1/2 cup pecans

• 1/3 cup olive oil • 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 • Fresh ground black pepper to taste

“I’ve been coming to see Cindy for Physical Therapy for many years. I’ve had problems with my neck, shoulder, a knee replacement and back care. She has alwayshelpedmegetback tonormalandbepain free. Ievencame toherwhen I felt like my balance was an issue while exercising, and she helped me work on that too. In addition, many years ago, Cindy provided physical therapy for my husband when he was in cancer care. Cindy is a great listener and uses very good explanations to help me understand what is going on with my body and why. I highly recommend this office and the staff!” - Ginny N.

DIRECTIONS 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 transfernutsontowaxedpaper.Allow tocool,andbreak intopieces.For thedressing,blendoil,vinegar,11/2 teaspoonssugar,mustard,choppedgarlic, salt,andpepper. Ina largeservingbowl, layer lettuce,pears,bluecheese,avocado, and green onions. Pour dressing over salad, sprinkle with pecans, and serve. Recipe courtesy of Bobby Flay

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Offer expires September 30, 2019. This offer is only available for the first 10 people who present the coupon to us at appointment. Redeem this coupon for 30% off all Deep Tissue Laser packages of 6 or more.

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