APAT: Helping Aches and Pains

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Staff Spotlight: Julie Jorgensen Yes, Julie is the face you see when you come in to our clinic. She is the voice you hear on the phone when you call to make your appointment. Julie has been with us since day one of opening our business. Julie is the kind of person who would do anything, for anyone. Our patients come in to give her cards, thank you notes, flowers, and little decorations that you can see adorning our front desk from over the years. (Most are in the back because you wouldn’t see the desk if we put them all out) But most of all Julie has been an integral part of our growing family here at Advance as well as, our best first impression of what we represent and believe in as a health “care” company. I emphasize care because we really do care about helping as many people as we can and Julie is the embodiment of that mission. So next time you stop in or need physical therapy again please say hello to Julie and thank her for all of the hard work she does that you can see, and also all the behind-the-scenes hard work that you do not see. We all can’t wait to see what the next chapter has in store for our small clinic as well as the growth of Julie’s important role in how we help people get back to doing the things they love most.

Getting to Know You in 21 questions Favorite Color: Navy blue or black Favorite Song: Anything classic rock or today’s county Favorite food I cooked: My Mommom’s sauce - over fresh pasta. Favorite childhood food: My Mommom’s meatloaf... the best! Favorite drink on a hot day: Fresh squeezed lemonade from Jilly’s in OCNJ. Favorite drink on cold night: Hot chocolate, extra marshmallows! Nothing better on a cold snowy night! Favorite conversation: I have had so many! All the talks with my late grandmother, Donna. Soaking in all her knowledge and bouncing ideas off of her! She knew the answer to every question and always had exactly what you needed no matter what it was! I still think to call her when I can’t find a recipe or need advice. Movie: since childhood: Cinderella and 1950 Father of the Bride with Elizabeth Taylor and Spencer Tracey. I had it on VHS and wore it out! I wanted to be Kay (Elizabeth Taylor) and marry Buckley someday! (Continued inside...)

P.S. Fall is Julie’s favorite time of the year so if we haven’t seen you in a while please stop in to catch up with all of us, especially Julie during her favorite time of the year.

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How To Not Let Aches & Pains Hold You Back! 4 Ways To Beat The Pain! The Advance Bulletin The Newsletter About Your Health And Caring For Your Body

Everyone develops aches and pains from time to time. After a long day out in the sun, or after an afternoon of trying to keep up with household chores, sometimes the tasks that we expect of our bodies can get the best of us. Whether it is a lingering ache in your back, feet that feel swollen and tired after a long day in your shoes, or a crick in your neck that just won’t go away, dealing with aches and pains can really take a toll on your overall feeling of wellbeing. If you stopped and asked around, you’d be amazed to see how many people are struggling with aches and pains, just like you. What may surprise you even more is how many people are coping with those pains without doing anything productive about it. How to Deal with Aches and Pains Pain medications can reduce the severity of aches and pains for a little while, but they don’t do anything to resolve the issue. There are things that you can do at home that can alleviate your aches and pains, helping to reduce the severity of your discomfort while also reducing the likelihood that the pain will return. Don’t just complain about those aches and pains. Start doing something about them. Here is a quick rundown of things that you can do at home that can reduce your daily pain: 1.Usehotandcoldtherapyappropriatelytoreduce inflammation. After a good workout or a day of doing chores out in the yard, your muscles will likely feel sore. Apply ice directly to the area that hurts on and off for 20minutes at a time during the

first 24-72 hours after the pain develops. After that, consider soaking in hot water, such as taking a warm bath, to further soothe your muscles. 2. Don’t underestimate the power of resting! Your body relies on sleep just as much as your brain. You need to get plenty of sleep to keep your stress level at a minimum—and that includes your physical stress level. Aim to sleep between 7-9 hours every night. The more activity you engage in, the more sleep you need. 3. Keep your body in good shape with regular exercise. It may seem counterintuititive to cut down on pain by movingmore, but exercise is a really good way to reduce aches and pains. Whenyouexerciseeveryday,youareabletotrainyourmuscles for more movement, and thereby reduce aches and pains. Keepingactive,stayingrested,andbeingsmartwithhotandcold therapy create a trifecta for healthy management of aches and pains, but they aren’t going to solve the bigger problems. When aches and pains start to grow severe, or chronic, then it is time to reach out to a professional for support. Physical therapy is the best way to reduce aches and pains because it takes into account a combination of active and passive strategies to help tackle the cause of your pain.

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There are a lot of different reasons as to why you may start feeling aches and pains. Muscle pain will occur whenever your muscles start to grow. To build more muscle mass, your muscles have to stretch, and lactic acid can pour into the lining of your muscles to cause a burning sensation. More movement will push that acid out, helping you to experience relief, and in time your muscles will develop increased elasticity, and the burning won’t be so severe. Build-up of tension fromstress oroveruse,andmusclepainfrompoorposturecan alsocontribute to regularpain.Aphysical therapist can take a comprehensive assessment to help determine what may be the primary cause behind your aches and pains. Working with a physical therapist can help you develop a new approach to managing your aches andpains.Yourphysical therapyprogramwill likely take intoaccountstrategies likehydrotherapy,deep tissue massage, guided stretching and targeted movements to help you experience ongoing relief from regular discomfort. Give us a call so we can help you say goodbye to your aches and pains.

Call us today to schedule a pain relief evaluation.

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Healthy Recipe Zucchini Linguine

Favorite Book: Where the Heart Is.

Favorite ice cream: Strawberry-Manning Farms in Lackawanna, PA, where we spent our childhood summers. FavoriteTeacher and why: 5th grade, Primos Elementary, Mr. Urwiler. He was amazing and energetic and fun! He shared his wisdom and knowledgeof lifeandmade learning fun. Iwill always remember his kindness and the time he took with each student!

Perfect day out: Fall Family Fun Day- Linvilla orchards, Apple-picking, witches, hayride, bonfire with family and friends, pumpkin carving, and a crisp fall cider while cooking for football Sunday! Best paid entertainment: I belonged to the Media Theater for years with my grandmother and mother. We went to all the shows, and I enjoyed them all! A few favorites: Rent , Putnam County Spelling Bee , and Annie . Favorite hobby- I am a crafter. I enjoy anything I can rip apart, strip, stain, paint, cover,or justfix! I love tomakeprojects todecoratemyhomeand takingsomething old and discarded and make it new and treasured! I have more projects going at one time than anyone I know! Volunteering: As a senior at UDHS we did senior projects–volunteering and then doing a presentation of what we did and why. I volunteered on a dementia floor at a nursing home.These residents touched my heart so deeply. Most residents where unsure of their name at times, but they still loved music, laughing, and dancing. Although there memories faded, they still came through every now and again! I had two women I would just spend my time dancing with them to Fly Me To The Moon by Frank Sinatra- I think of all of those residents often. My greatest skill: I am like the Ray Donovan of moms... I’m a fixer. I always have whatyour looking for,always lovehavingyouover,andcanhelpyou inanysituation and give my advice! I really pride myself in being there for my family and friends! Best advice: All time hands-down best advice: “this to shall pass, no stage is forever, and your child will not be 5 or 7 forever.” Enjoy the late-night cuddles and the 30th time watching Finding Dory with your child, someday soon they won’t want to cuddle at 2 am or watch a Disney movie with you. So I try to remember that always and enjoy those 2 am cuddles. Best Birthday: Sweet Sixteen Lula. I had all my best girlfriends, and it was the first party I invited boys! We swam and had a blast. That night, all the girls slept over and my Aunt brought us movies! Dirty Dancing and Grease! We watched both multiple times that night, and they are still two of my favorite movies and can pretty much recite word-for-word! Natural wonder: Watkins Glen, NY, and Buttermilk Falls, NY. My husband took me hiking through these falls–amazing!!! We plan to take our boys soon! One item on a deserted island: I would love to say I though of something useful–water purifier, flint–but honestly I thought of bug spray. So the largest bottle of bug spray it is! Road trip-Newport Rhode Island: In 2009, I tagged along, last-minute, to drive my best friend’s sister to college with her and her family! What an adventure! We got lost, re-routed, evacuated, and had the most fun ever! We still laugh at the videos and pictures till this day!

INGREDIENTS • 1 lb tomatoes, finely chopped • 1 tablespoon chopped basil • 1 tablespoon chopped parsley • 2 garlic cloves, minced • 2 teaspoons kosher salt

• 1 small red chile, seeded & minced • 1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil • 12 ounces linguine • 3 baby zucchini, thinly sliced • 1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese, plus more for serving

DIRECTIONS In a large bowl, toss the tomatoes with the basil, parsley, garlic, salt, chile and olive oil. In a large pot of boiling salted water, cook the linguine; drain well. Add the linguine to the bowl along with the sliced zucchini and toss. Add the 1/4 cup of grated cheese, toss again and serve in bowls, passing more cheese at the table.

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DoYou Have Friends Or Family UnableTo DoThe Following:

� Move without pain � Bend and move freely � Balance confidently & securely

� Sit for long periods comfortably � Walk for long distances � Live an active lifestyle

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