HEALTH &WELLNESS NEWSLETTER May, 2020 TELEHEALTH: SERVING PATIENTS IN THESE TROUBLING TIMES
• Benefits To Telehealth • Exercises To Do At Home • Patient Success Spotlight • Healthy Recipe
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In light of the COVID-19 pandemic that has been causing numerous health care facilities to shut down, we as medical professionals are diligently trying to serve our patients in the best ways possible without risking the spread of this disease. Because of this, telehealth services are the best possible option for us at this time. By providing care for our patients virtually, as opposed to in person, we are able to keep both our patients and PT providers safe. For more information on our telehealth services and how they may benefit you, feel free to call us at 360-210-5440, schedule a telehealth appointment with our website chatbot, OR go to our telehealth appointment page link to schedule your virtual appointment! What is telehealth? You may be wondering what exactly telehealth is. Essentially, it is a way for us to make sure that our patients are still receiving the highest possible quality of care they need from a remote location. Telehealth services can be accessed via your smartphone or computer, and you will be able to perform your PT treatments from the comfort of your own home during this quarantine. You will also be able to track your progress and see how you are improving throughout your treatments – without coming directly to our clinic.
At FYZICAL, our telehealth services offer live consultation where you canmeet and chat with your physical therapist about your treatment plan.
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At any point you can also message one of our physical therapists to ask questions or get advice about your condition. That being said, there are numerous conditions that can still be treated and improved via telehealth services, including, but not limited to: • Arthritis pain • Back pain • Headaches/migraines AVOID HUGS & SHAKING HANDS
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• Post-surgical rehab • Respiratory issues • Sports medicine/athletic training • Fibromyalgia, Parkinson’s Disease, and other chronic conditions • Injury rehab • And much more
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A real gift! “I’ve always been appreciative of the skill, kindness, and all-around excellence of Mike and his staff. Their ability to explain things so that I can understand and implement what they’ve prescribed is a real gift. More so, as these challenging times have changed our healthcare landscape, I’ve been truly amazed at how quickly and thoroughly they’ve been able to adapt by providing the same level of care through telehealth.” - Tim S. PATIENT SUCCESS
EXERCISES TO DO AT HOME Just because you’re in the confines of your home during this time, it doesn’t mean you can’t still achieve a workout. Now more than ever it is important to take care of your health. At FYZICAL, we are still here to help you achieve your physical goals, even while you are quarantined at home. Below are some exercises you can do on your own to get moving and stay active, even as everything is closing down: 1. Dumbbell Wood Chops. Begin by holding the dumbbell with both hands above one side of your head. Swing the dumbbell in a controlled motion diagonally down across your body, toward your opposite hip. Use the power from your hip rotation to make this swinging motion. 2. Running Man. Begin by lifting your right leg so that it is parallel to the floor. Bend your arms into proper running positions, with right arm bent in front of your torso and your left arm bent behind your torso. In one motion, extend your right leg so that it is behind you and lean forward with your torso, extending your right arm in front of you and your left arm behind you.
3. Split Stance Side Plank with Arm Raise. For the Split Stance Side Plank with Arm Raise, begin by lying on one side of your body, propping yourself up with your bent arm on that side. Lift your hips so you are in a side plank position, and lift your opposite arm to the sky. Hold this position for 30 seconds or until you begin to feel tired. Repeat these steps on the opposite side.
In addition to allowing for the practice of social distancing, as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, telehealth also has other benefits for patients. As stated by the American Physical Therapy Association, just a few of these include: • Patients typically in clinical or hospital settings could be managed from their homes • Quicker screening, assessment, and referrals can improve care coordination within collaborative delivery models such as accountable care organizations or patient-centered medical homes • Telehealth can facilitate consultation between providers or in clinical education Begin telehealth services today. We understand that we are in the midst of stressful times, and that there will likely be more ahead. At FYZICAL, we want you to know that we are here for you. We genuinely care about the health of each and every one of our patients, which is why we believe telehealth services are the best course of action for the time being. BENEFITS TO TELEHEALTH
you to be able to continue your personalized PT plans, so you do not lose all the progress you’ve made. If any injury or discomfort occurs during our closure, we want you to be able to receive the care you need. To learn more about how you can set up our telehealth services on your smartphone or computer, give us a call today. At the end of the day, we are all in this together – most importantly, stay calm, and stay healthy. We are here to help you with your needs.
Although our clinic will be closing for some time, we still want to be able to serve our patients in the best ways possible. We want
WHAT IS FYZICAL® FIRST? 1. Go to our website: www.fyzical.com/camas 2. Select the button at the top – REQUEST APPOINTMENT 3. Fill out and submit the form online 4. Within 24 hours (Monday-Friday), one of our Physical Therapists will review your form and contact you directly Call our office to schedule a phone call or face-to-face consultation with one of our Doctors of Physical Therapy.
Don’t delay relief by waiting on an appointment with your physician to get a script for physical therapy. Let’s go straight to the source of your symptoms for lasting relief.
It’s time to call FYZICAL® if: • You’re tired of living in pain • You want to feel better and move better • You have been in an auto accident or injured on the job • You want to prevent injury
HEALTHY RECIPE IMMUNITY BOOST VEGAN BEAN SOUP
INGREDIENTS •1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil •1 red onion, diced •4 garlic cloves, minced •2 medium carrots, diced •2 tbs ginger, finely grated
•4 cups lima beans (cooked or canned) •1 tsp turmeric powder •6 cups vegetable broth •1 small bunch of Tuscan kale, roughly chopped •Salt & pepper to taste
DIRECTIONS In a large saucepan, heat the oil and onion on medium heat until onion has slightly browned. Add in garlic and cook for another 1-2 minutes, followed by carrots, ginger, beans, and turmeric cooking for a further 5-7 minutes. Once the ingredients are well combined, pour in the vegetable broth. Bring to a boil and simmer for 10 minutes. Add in kale and season to taste. Once the kale softens a little, the soup is ready.
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