Kaizen PT - January 2020

JANUARY 2020

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GROWING INTO 2020 SETTING GOALS AND EXCEEDING EXPECTATIONS IN THE NEW YEAR

Happy New Year! We want to thank you for trusting our team in 2019, and as we head into this new year, I’m looking forward to continuing to grow with you and our community. We learned a lot from each other in 2019, and we can’t wait to springboard off that success and those lessons into a better 2020. My three biggest goals for 2020 include creating a more powerful and effective onboarding system that develops a base of understanding for your therapeutic team, fostering personal development for each team member, and building a company culture that embodies our goals and continues to motivate our team. Each one of these goals stem from various exciting opportunities for growth within our clinic, and my team and I are looking forward to reaching for these accomplishments in 2020. We already have some exciting plans in place to continue offering the best care possible for you and your loved ones! For example, our team will be hosting shoulder and lower back pain workshops throughout 2020. Our goal is to provide an informative session that digs into the root causes of these pains and the holistic treatment options that physical therapy can provide. We want to do more with the expertise we have to help patients find relief and proper treatment, and we believe patient education is the most effective route to get there. Furthermore, we want patients to understand that while pain may be common, it is not normal and they do not have to “just live with it.” There are treatment options available, regardless of how long you have been in pain.

I firmly believe my team is equipped to educate patients, and learning to trust their expertise and delegating tasks has been a big part of my personal growth in 2020. As a first- year business owner, my mentor, Chad Madden, has been tremendously supportive and helpful with these lessons. Chad is a successful business owner, father of six, practicing physical therapist, and mentor across the nation for other physical therapists. I remember asking him how he manages to do all of this, and he said it all starts with himself. He has to ensure he takes time for himself and schedules moments for self-improvement before he can expect to better his company and professional output. Chad has been instrumental in helping me develop my personal regimen to ensure I am doing the best I can for my patients, my team, and my family. Regardless of what changes come or how we grow at Kaizen Physical Therapy, the biggest goal our company has this year is to continue offering therapeutic treatment options that help patients avoid medications, injections, and surgeries. That has always been our main priority, and it will remain the most important part of our jobs here at Kaizen Physical Therapy.

“Furthermore, we want patients to understand that while pain may be common, it is not normal and they do not have to 'just live with it.'"

After all, it all starts with you, and your health and happiness are the most important goals for us.

–Dr. Colin Sisco

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3 RED FLAGS TOWATCH OUT FOR MEDICALMIRACLEORHEALTHHOAX?

you started using them. Unless you have been diagnosed with a disease that would impair your liver or kidneys, you don’t need to spend extra money to keep your insides clean. A healthy diet is enough. Cellulite Isn’t Real In 1968, Vogue magazine introduced American women to the word “cellulite,” warning them of a terrible “diagnosed” condition women suffered from. They encouraged the use of a special rolling pin to banish the little lumps of fat on women’s thighs and buttocks. Since then, cellulite has been used as shorthand to mean “bad body fat you need to remove.” But cellulite is not an indication of poor health. Furthermore, there’s no cure for cellulite because it’s not a disease. It would be like using a special lotion that claims it can remove the wrinkled skin on your knuckles! Most people, especially women, have cellulite. It’s perfectly natural! you’ll either be aiming to cut body fat or to build muscle … it’s impossible to do both at the same time.” So, if you’re not a bodybuilder, what does this have to do with you? Well, one of these approaches could be the framework you’ve been looking for to guide your quest for peak fitness. Here’s the rundown on each style. The Battle to Bulk Bulking is the “go big or go home” fitness strategy because it focuses on consuming a lot of calories and lifting heavy weights. BodyBuilding.com advises bulkers to eat 6–8 meals per day and to aim for a calorie surplus along with lots of protein. While bulking, you should also minimize cardio and focus on compound movement exercises (like squats, deadlifts, barbell

The new year is a great time to make your health a priority again, and there are a bunch of workouts and diet plans to choose from. Too many, some might say. It can be difficult to determine exactly which health plan will help you reach your goals, but there are some pretty obvious red flags that you’ll want to avoid. Beware the Dreaded ‘Detox’ Plenty of diets, supplements, and products claim to “purify” your body by removing unspecified “toxins.” These “detoxes” conveniently forget that your kidneys and liver are already removing substances your body doesn’t need! The human body has been capable of cleansing itself for thousands of years. It doesn’t need a special smoothie or footpads to get the job done. Most detox products are nothing but snake oil, and some of them can leave you feeling worse than you did before If you make gym time a habit, then you’ve probably already heard the words “bulk” and “shred” tossed around over the racks of free weights, sweaty benches, and squat machines. Those terms might sound like meaningless jargon to the uninitiated, but they represent two different, equally valid approaches to fitness that anyone — not just bodybuilders — can use to their advantage. To put it simply, bulking is the process of building up muscle, and shredding (or “cutting,” as it’s sometimes called) is the practice of dropping body fat. When training for a competition, bodybuilders often “bulk” and “shred” in phases, changing their workout style and diet to match their current goal. As PureGym.com puts it, “At any given time on your journey to jackedness,

If you want to get in shape this year, avoid diets or products that claim to melt cellulite. This is a clear indication these treatments aren’t based on real medical science. Cure-Alls Cure Nothing A “cure-all” is any product, treatment, or diet that claims to cure a bunch of unrelated medical problems. Cure-alls have been a problem for centuries, claiming to help with weight loss, migraines, heart disease, anxiety, depression, and even baldness! This isn’t how medicine or the human body works. One change cannot magically fix many different, sometimes unrelated, problems.

TO BULK OR SHRED? CHOOSING THE RIGHT FITNESS STRATEGY FOR YOU

presses, and military presses) with heavy weights to rapidly build muscle.

The Struggle to Shred Shredding is everything that bulking isn’t. During a shred, MaxiMuscle recommends focusing on cardio exercises like running, cycling, and swimming and eating at a calorie deficit. Perhaps the most important aspect of this phase is diet because the point is to reveal your muscle, producing a “chiseled” effect. If you’d like to try cutting like a bodybuilder, websites like BodyBuilding. com and LiveStrong.com offer meal guides and tips on staying motivated. Whichever path you choose, remember to maintain a healthy balance as you pursue your goals. As tempting as it is to focus on the gym in exclusion of all else, there’s more to life than pumping iron!

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NATURAL REMEDIES FOR STUFFY NOSES DON’T LET CONGESTION GET THE BEST OF YOU

oil (consult the oil distributor for the exact ratio), then place the washcloth over your nose and cheeks for several minutes. Drinking plenty of water and sleeping upright at night can also help ease further congestion. While over-the-counter decongestants can temporarily help ease congestion, they are not intended for long-term use and may further dry out the nasal passage. Adding and maintaining moisture is the best way to prevent or ease sinus congestion. If the problem persists, talk to your doctor.

easing congestion and preventing further buildup. When using a neti pot or other nasal irrigator, always use sterile, distilled water or water that has been boiled and cooled. Maintain Moisture Humidifiers add moisture into the air, creating a more humid environment, and can be especially helpful if you have a forced-air heating system. Try using a humidifier or vaporizer when you sleep. You may also find a warm compress helps ease congestion: Soak a washcloth in warm water mixed with a couple of drops of eucalyptus essential

Nasal congestion can have many different causes, including allergies, colds, or the flu, but the symptoms are often very similar: sinus pressure, headaches, and a stuffed-up nose. This is the result of membranes in your nasal passage becoming irritated and your body responding by producing mucus to try and flush out the irritants. Unfortunately, that response also causes nasal congestion. This is intensified by winter weather when dry air and heaters can further dry out your already irritated nasal passage. So, what is the best way to ease nasal congestion and sinus pressure? Try these at-home remedies that focus on moistening your nasal passage. Flush Your Nasal Passage Use a saline nasal spray or a nasal irrigator, like a neti pot, to flush and moisturize your nasal passage. These devices flush out allergens and keep your nasal passage moist,

VEGAN FRIED RICE

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DIRECTIONS

INGREDIENTS

• 2/3 cup

1. Rinse rice until water runs clear. Cook rice as instructed on package with 1 cup water. 2. While rice is cooking, prepare chives. Set aside. 3. Also while rice cooks, crumble tofu over a fine strainer. As you crumble tofu, press it into the strainer to release as much water as possible. Let drain. Press and drain again. 4. Once rice is cooked, set aside. In a nonstick pan, heat vegetable oil over medium-high heat. 5. Crumble tofu into the hot pan, cooking until brown. 6. Add chives and cook for 1 minute longer. 7. Add cooked rice and mirin, cooking until rice is dry. (You can make rice one day in advance to dry it out even more.) 8. Turn off the heat and add soy sauce, tossing until fully incorporated. 9. Add salt to taste and serve.

brown rice • 1 cup water • 2/3 cup chives, chopped • 1 block tofu, extra firm

• 2 tsp vegetable oil • 1 tsp mirin, optional • 2 tsp soy sauce • Salt, to taste

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INSIDE THIS ISSUE

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KAIZEN PHYSICAL THERAPY SETS ITS NEW YEAR GOALS

2. THESE HEALTH HOAXES WILL SINK YOUR RESOLUTION

HOW TO CHOOSE THE RIGHT FITNESS STRATEGY FOR YOU NATURAL WAYS TO EASE SINUS CONGESTION VEGAN FRIED RICE

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4. UNIQUE FOOD TRACKING APPS TO CHECK OUT IN 2020

YOURDIET’SHIGH-TECHHELPER UNIQUE FOOD TRACKING APPS TO CHECK OUT IN 2020

My Macros+ Developed by weightlifters, this app is tailor-made for people who have serious fitness goals and want to track their macronutrients (macros) — carbohydrates, proteins, and fats. With more than 1.5 million food items to choose from, a weight-tracking component, and more, My Macros+ covers all your bases. Reviewers rave about the app’s flexible goal-setting feature, which allows for intermittent fasting, calorie/carbohydrate cycling, and meal plans that include 6–8 meals per day. Ate Ate bills itself as a “visual, mindful, and non-judgmental” food tracking app. Unlike most options on the market, Ate focuses on feelings rather than numbers. Instead of counting calories, its users snap photos of their meals

If you’re the type to make New Year's resolutions, then there’s a good chance health and fitness goals are among your targets for 2020. According to the New York Post, more than 55% of News Year’s resolutions made by Americans in 2018 were health-related, covering topics like exercising more, losing weight, and eating more nutritious foods. It’s easy to set resolutions, but it’s much harder to keep them. Luckily, we live in an age where high-tech tools are at our fingertips. Having a diet and exercise assistant in your pocket (literally) in the form of a smartphone app can do wonders for staying on track, and these days your options go far beyond one-size-fits-all calorie counters like MyFitnessPal. Here are two apps to check out if you’re hoping to discover a new you this new year.

and input why they ate — whether they were hungry, stressed, or socializing — and how the meal made them feel. It’s an ideal strategy for those worried that too much data could trigger an obsession or disordered eating. Once you find a food tracking app you like, try pairing it with other tools that can help you meet your goals. Whether you need help shopping for healthier foods, making smart choices when eating out, or finding nutritious recipes with ingredients you have at home, there’s an app for that. Just pull up your phone’s app store and start searching!

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ARE YOU ON OUR WALL OF FAME? At Kaizen Physical Therapy, your accomplishments are our success stories, too! Our clinic proudly features patient testimonials on our Wall of Fame to motivate future patients and support them in their healing journey. We stay connected to these patients through a pretty cool perk, too! Every quarter, we treat these patients and their family and friends to lunch or dinner to celebrate their success. We even invite their entire medical and treatment team to celebrate this success. CHECK OUT THESE STORIES OF HEALING!

“I feel confident I will be able to enjoy the trip pain-free.” I had pain in my lower back that prevented me from doing the activities I enjoy, such as skiing, bicycling, and gardening. After my physical therapy with Colin, I no longer have pain and have been cycling hard in preparation for a cycling trip abroad. I feel confident I will be able to enjoy the trip pain- free. Yeah! Thank you!

“You’ve got this!”

“I can now run and hike without any pain for the first time in four years!” Before coming to see Colin, I hadn’t been able to run for four years because of IT band pain. I also had trouble keeping my neck pain-free after activities where I had to look down for any length of time. I had seen several physical therapists prior to seeing Colin, with little success. Colin was able to locate the source of my pain, an inactive and weak arch in my foot. Through exercises and conditioning, I learned to walk and run correctly again. I can now run and hike without any pain! As well, my neck is stronger, which has resulted in greater stamina and less pain. I am so grateful for Colin’s work.

I’m a nurse. I’m a hiker, water person, and painter, but most of that had gone by the wayside for me in the last 10 years. My knees got so bad it hurt to walk on the FLAT — never mind hiking, playing frisbee with the nephew, taking on decorative paint jobs, or getting on the ladder. I got both my knees replaced in January. I had a deadline to get back to work and a great therapist to help me get there. I showed up on day three for therapy with Colin and never looked back. I went back to work, and started hiking again. In six months was able to take the epic Glacier National Park hike I had hoped to take with my family. Thanks, Kaizen PT.

–Clay R.

–Jacob K.

–Carol A.

AND WE WANT TO FEATURE YOUR STORY, TOO! FLIP THIS INSERT OVER TO SEE HOW!

BE FEATURED ON OUR WALL!

Here’s how ...

• Tell us about your life before and after Kaizen Physical Therapy. What kind of pain did you have? How did we help you? What do you enjoy about your life today?

• We’ll snap a photo of you, your physical therapist, and any other team members who helped you.

• We’ll hang up your story on our Wall of Fame! It will stay there to inspire future patients on the road to healing.

• Then, we add your story to our binder full of patient stories, organized by ailment, to offer hope to patients suffering from the same conditions you were.

Get your story on our wall by calling our team at 206-524-6702!

Are you interested in reading stories that relate to your injury? Ask our team to show you our binders full of patient stories! Thank you for letting us be part of your healing journey.

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