BayStatePT_Finding Relief from Neck Pain


Patient Success Spotlight

Holly Petersen, PT, DPT

Holly graduated from Nazareth College inRochester,NewYorkwith her Doctorate in Physical Therapy. After graduation her career in the outpatient orthopedic setting grew rapidly as she worked as a staff physical therapist and a center manager. When she was ready for achange inpace,asher familywas growing,shetransitionedtoworking part time as a physical therapist at Bay State Physical Therapy in Kingston. After three years, Holly pursued the opportunity to join the Bay State Physical Therapy Corporate Team. She began as the Assistant Compliance Officer and has recently been promoted to the Director of Operational Excellence and Compliance. Holly leadsanactive lifestylewhich washeavily influencebyherparent’s encouraging attitudes towards an activeandhealthy lifestyle.Theytoo ledactive lifestylesasdemonstrated by their combined 22 years of Pan- Mass Challenge (PMC) riding. In January of this year when the opportunity to be a part of the Bay State Physical Therapy PMC riding team presented itself, Holly was one of the first to volunteer to complete the 192-mile bike ride from Sturbridge to Provincetown in support of Dana Farber’s cancer

research efforts. This year is the 40th anniversary of the PMC and the second year of Bay State Physical Therapy’s Sponsorship as the Official Physical Therapy Provider. The inaugural Bay State Physical Therapy team, comprised ofHollyand threeotheremployees, completedtheridethefirstweekend in August. The team and other PMC riders were supported by more than 20 Bay State Physical Therapy employees spanning from registration and water stops to the finishes at Babson and Provincetown.

Donna has been coming to Bay State North Dartmouth for about 3 weeks initially for vertigo like symptoms with neck stiffness and discomfort. With a combination of postural activities, stretching and soft tissue mobilization, Donna has seen significant results. Her neck has been feeling much better and is cracking less which is helping her tolerance at work and daily activity. She also found addressing her neck issues has helped with her vertigo and balance issues. Donna is grateful to the staff at Bay State for getting her back on track!

Healthy Recipe Mushroom & Spinach Crepes

• 12 oz sliced mixed mushrooms • ⅔ cup thinly sliced shallots • 1 tsp chopped fresh rosemary • ¼ tsp salt • 5 oz baby spinach • ½ cup seltzer water • 6 tbsp crumbled goat cheese

INGREDIENTS • ½ cup whole-wheat flour • ¼ tsp salt • 3 large eggs • ½ cup low-fat milk • 2 tsp canola oil or melted butter • 1 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil

DIRECTIONS Process whole-wheat flour, all-purpose flour, salt, eggs, milk and oil (or butter) in a blender or food processor until smooth. Transfer toabowl,coverand refrigerate forat least30minutesorovernight.Heatoil ina largenonstickskilletovermedium heat. Add mushrooms, shallots, rosemary and salt and cook, stirring, until the mushrooms are soft and have released their liquid, about 6 minutes. Stir in spinach a handful at a time and cook until wilted, about 4 minutes. Slowly whisk seltzer into the batter. Coat a large nonstick skillet with cooking spray; heat over medium-high heat. Ladle ⅓ cup batter into the center of the pan; immediately tilt and rotate the pan to spread evenly over the bottom. Cook about 30 seconds to 1 minute. Lift the edge, then quickly grasp the crepe with your fingers and flip. Cook about 20 seconds. Slide onto a plate. Repeat with the remaining batter, spraying the pan as needed and stacking crepes as you go. Spread a generous ⅓ cup of the mushroom filling in the center, leaving a 1- to 2-inch border. Top with 1 tablespoon goat cheese. Fold in the sides to make a square shape, leaving a “window” in the center. Repeat with the remaining crepes and filling. Garnish with rosemary, if desired.

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