Health &Wellness The Newsletter About Your Health And Caring For Your Body
“ Is Pain Stopping You From Being Active & Healthy?” Get More Done Pain Free
Do you find yourself not as active as you use to be? As you age, you lose muscle and bone mass leading to the development of problems such as back pain, arthritis or osteoporosis. This makes it harder to do normal everyday activities like squatting down, getting out of bed, walking and more. Regular exercise and physical therapy slows the loss of muscle mass, strengthens bones and reduces joint or muscle pain. In addition, physical therapy improves mobility and balance, which reduces the risk of falling as you age or suffering a serious injury.
INSIDE: • Get More Done Pain Free • How’s Your Balance? • Patient Results • Exercise Essentials • Health & Wellness Tips • ONE DAY SPECIAL OFFER
Health &Wellness The Newsletter About Your Health And Caring For Your Body
“ You May Not Be Able To Complete Simple Tasks Because You’re Ignoring Your Pain.” Get More Done Pain Free
Scientists used to think that strenuous exercise was the only way to improve your health. However, new research suggests that just 30 minutes of moderate physical activity provides most of the health benefits needed. Moderate intensity is best, but even low-intensity activity is better than nothing. While some people may enjoy participating in a regularly scheduled exercise class, others may find it easier to just increase their daily activities, like walking. It’s never too late to start moving Physical activity is important, and can help you live independently for as long as possible. However, if you have chronic aches and pains, it can be difficult to exercise. This lack of physical activity can make the condition worse and more difficult to live with. This is where physical therapy can really help you. Not only do we relieve your aches and pains quickly, we can teach you how to safely exercise to maintain your new pain-free mobility. Our knowledgeable physical therapists are experts in muscle and joint problems, helping you return quickly to normal pain free function. At ReQuest Physical Therapy we listen to you and create custom hands on treatments that alleviate your pain, improve balance, improve movement and walking while getting you back to doing normal everyday tasks with a healthier outlook on life. Call us today or go online to learn more! There are many consequences to not getting the help you need and delaying physical therapy. If you find that you have the following because of pain, call us today! Inability to stand or sit comfortably for long periods of time Difficulty getting in and out of bed Trouble sleeping Inability to walk for at least 20 minutes Trouble with balance or unsteadiness Unable to enjoy leisure activities Unable to physically play with children or grandchildren Limited ability to exercise Unable to work Difficulty going up and down steps or curbs Do you have these troubles?
“ If You Are Age 65 & Older, This Is What You Need To Know About Balance!” How’s Your Balance?
Major injuries, including fractures, head trauma, and soft tissue injuries, occur in about 10% of individual falls. However, minor injuries are much more common. Balance and walking decline as you age. Fear can develop of going up steps or curbs, walking on grass or walking into dark areas. One reason for this loss of balance is joint stiffness and weakness in muscles of the hips, lower extremities and feet. When there is a loss of the mobility in the ankle joint and multiple joints of the foot, you cannot adapt well to uneven terrain. We can help you regain your balance, walk and even run better! To learn more about our balance program, and restoring you to a pain-free life, call us today!
Can you close your eyes and stand steady on one leg for 10 seconds? If not, then your balance is not up to par. Your ability to balance is an incredibly complex action that requires millions of nerves and hundreds of muscles to work together to stop you from falling onto your face. Many people think having poor balance happens in just older people. However, poor balance is one of the leading causes for sports injuries, chronic back pain and much more. Having poor balance often goes undetected until it is very severe and puts one at exceptional risk for injury. It is even worse for older adults, especially over age 65, of which one third fall each year. People who experience a fall are at increased risk for future falls too.
Do you want a natural solution to your pain? Gain your freedom from pain medication and avoid costly surgery with physical therapy!
FREE BALANCE ANALYSIS We can help you feel better naturally with a
We can help you: Naturally relieve aches and pain. Increase your strength. Be more active with your friends and family.
• Cost Effective • Non-invasive • Safe & Natural • State-of-the-art facilities Features of Physical Therapy:
Have more energy. Feel better at work.
Offer valid for the first 25 people to schedule. Expires 6-28-17.
• PATIENT RESULTS • Hear what our patients have to say!
I’m now pain free and fully mobile! “My knee issue caused a lot of pain. Many times waking me during the night. Nick Israel solved the problem after just 4 weeks of therapy. I’m now pain free and fully mobile. The ReQuest team was attentive, caring, professional and has an excellent manner. They made therapy a pleasure. I should also say that the reception staff was very friendly and helpful. Well done to everyone.” -Phillip I have no pain and am not limited in any way! “Today marks 4 months post surgery for a total knee replacement. I have no pain and am not limited in any way. The team of Jessica and Nick were outstanding. Appointments started on time and were fast paced. What was amazing to me was the obvious improvement on a daily basis. The atmosphere at ReQuest was invigorating and supportive. The staff gives the impression that they love what they do. I thank them for my progress and I will return when I have my second knee replaced.” -Jo
We gladly accept most insurances, providing a great LOW COST SOLUTION to restore your pain-free movement!
A Cold Refreshing Drink To Enjoy This Summer COLD BREWED JAMAICA (HIBISCUS ICED TEA) Makes 1 quart • 1/2 cup dried hibiscus flowers (about 1/2 ounce or 15 grams)
RECIPE NOTES Look for dried hibiscus flowers (also called Flor de Jamaica) at natural food stores, Latin markets or online. You can also substitute 4 hibiscus tea bags in place of the loose flowers. You can substitute honey, agave or your sweetener of choice in place of the simple syrup. (Start with 1 tablespoon and add more to taste.) Other aromatics you can steep in your Jamaica: sliced fresh ginger, star anise, orange peel, allspice, or lemongrass.
• 1 cinnamon stick • 4 cups cold water
• 2 tablespoons to 1/4 cup simple syrup • Lime wedges (optional, for serving)
Place the hibiscus and cinnamon stick in a large jar or bowl. Add water. Cover and refrigerate overnight (8 to 12 hours). Add simple syrup to taste. Strain out the solids and serve over ice with a squeeze of lime, if desired. Store the brewed Jamaica covered in the refrigerator for up to one week.
• A ONE DAY SPECIAL OFFER • Present and Past Patients of ReQuest Physical Therapy
JUNE 14TH 7AM-5PM
To say THANK YOU for allowing us to serve you. We are offering Free Exams for: • All past clients • All present clients who have another problem currently not being treated • All loved ones, family, friends and co-workers of our past and present patients.
1. The cause of your pain or problem 2. A plan for successful treatment The appointments are free but are limited as each PT only has 11 available slots. Call 352-373-2116 now to schedule your Free Exam The Free Exam is ideal for people suffering with: Low Back Pain, Sciatica, Neck Pain, Shoulder Pain, Knee Pain or Balance issues. If you are having pain or problems with day to day activities such as walking, standing, sitting for long periods then this is an excellent opportunity to see one of our world class therapists and find the cause of your problem.
The Day of Free Exams will be on: Wednesday, June 14th from 7:00 am – 5:00 pm
The Free Exam consists of a 30 minute one-on-one appointment with the Physical Therapist of your choice. The PT will talk with you about the history of your problem. After a thorough exam, they will give you a written copy of:
Call 352-373-2116 to schedule your free exam for June 14th.
GAINESVILLE, FL (352) 373-2116 HOURS Monday - Friday: 7:00AM - 7:00PM Saturday: 8:00AM - 12:00PM Sunday: Closed
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Exercise Essentials Try these exercises to keep you moving...
About Us When you need physical therapy, you have the right to choose where you go. If you are tired of being a number and ready for a physical therapy team that’s proud to offer special services not found in any other practice in the Gainesville area, ReQuest Physical Therapy is your choice. We offer a variety of additional premier services to make your time at ReQuest as pleasant as possible, including discounts for cash/ self-pay patients, flexible payment schedules, and same-day appointments. We also accept patients without a physician’s referral, so you can begin treatment quickly and without the hassle of extra paperwork.
SINGLE LEG STANCE - FORWARD Stand on one leg and maintain your balance. Next, hold your leg out in front of your body for 30 seconds. Then return to original position. Maintain a slightly bent knee on the stance side. Alternate legs and repeat 6 times.
Exercises copyright of
Helps strengthen balance
HIP ABDUCTION STRENGTHENING IN SIDE LYING While lying on your side, slowly raise up your top leg to the side. Keep your knee straight and maintain your toes pointed forward the entire time. The bottom leg can be bent to stabilize your body. Hold for 30 seconds. Alternate sides and repeat 8 times.
Helps with hip pain
Santiago Villamil PT, MPT, CSCS Director of Physical Therapy
Always consult your physical therapist or physician before starting exercises you are unsure of doing.
Why You Need To Come In For Another Check-Up:
� Sit for long periods comfortably � Walk for long distances � Live an active & healthy lifestyle
� Move without pain � Bend and move freely � Balance confidently & securely
Take Care Of Your Aches & Pains Before It’s Too Late!
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