FEBRUARY 2017

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February is a month of LOVE, but shouldn't every month be filled with love? Whether it's love for your family, your friends, your work, your hobby or just purely the love of life, take a moment each month to think about what you love. Don't forget to love yourself too!
MERIDIAN CLINIC NOW OPEN

Our Meridian clinic is now open and it is located one block closer to Lincoln! 


PT GUIDE TO CALF STRAIN
A calf strain is an injury to the muscles in the calf area (the back of the lower leg below the knee). The calf muscle is actually composed of up to 9 separate muscles, any of which can be injured individually or together. Calf strains can occur during hi-speed motions like running and jumping, or from any type of forceful or uncoordinated movement. Calf strains are a well-known problem for runners, soccer and basketball players, gymnasts, and dancers. Although global statistics are sparse, one 8-year study of professional soccer players revealed a 13% calf-strain injury rate. Advancing age can increase the vulnerability of the calf to injury and strain with less forceful movements. Physical therapists treat individuals with calf strains by reducing pain, restoring muscle strength and flexibility, and increasing their recovery speed.

Physical Therapy Helps Phrankie Return to Soccer
Phrankie 
is a 35-year-old weekend soccer player. She tries to perform weight-training exercises 3 times during the week to keep her muscles strong. On the weekends, she plays in soccer tournaments with other players her age. In 1 game on a Saturday afternoon, she was running to intercept an opposing player who had the ball. In the middle of her sprint,  Phrankie  felt a sharp pull and snap in the back of her lower leg, in the upper part of her calf muscle. She had to stop running immediately, and limped off the field, barely able to use her injured leg to walk. She felt immediate pain in the injured calf, which did not get better that night. When she awoke the next morning, her calf felt swollen, tight, and too painful to walk. She called her physical therapist.

QUOTE OF THE MONTH

THE BRAIN IN THE MOST OUTSTANDING ORGAN. IT WORKS 24 HOURS A DAY 365 DAYS A YEAR, FROM BIRTH UNTIL 
YOU FALL IN LOVE.
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PHITNESS CALENDAR
TRX ClASS 


Mondays @ 5:00pm at Pearl clinic.
Only 4 spots available so please reserve your spot now.

INDIVIDUAL TRX INSTRUCTION


If you would feel more comfortable with a one-on-one session, just let us know. We can do that!

FMS EVALUATIONS
The FMS (Functional Movement Screen) looks at fundamental movements, motor control within movements, and a competence of basic movement patterns. Its job is to determine movement deficiency and uncover asymmetry.

CLINIC NEWS

Staff Birthdays This Month

Pauline Kemper - February 13

PHIT IN THE KITCHEN
French Apple Gallette
Try this easy and impressive  dessert for your loved one this month. They will be impressed by your skills and we won't tell them how easy it was. 
MESSAGE FROM PTIS
We appreciate your support and business throughout the last 20+ years. We hope to keep helping you stay active for all your  WORK. SPORT. PLAY. for another 20+ years.

Sincerely,
Gail Molloy, Beverly Parrott & Robert Letendre
and all the staff at  Physical Therapy & Injury Specialists
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