SEPTEMBER 2017      

Are you a hipster? A real hipster is a person who knows the importance of hip and does what it takes to keep the hip happy and healthy. This month's newsletter is dedicated to the hip. We love you dear companion. Please never let us down.

SPECIAL NOTE: 
Jordan Couchon and Gail Molloy have done extensive research on young adults with hip pain and they were invited to Scotland to present their findings at IFOMPT (International Federation of Orthopaedic Manipulative Physical Therapists) and invited to St. Louis to present their findings to AAOMPT (American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists). They are leaders in the field.

PT Guide to Hip Impingement
Hip impingement involves a change in the shape of the surface of the hip joint that predisposes it to damage, resulting in stiffness and pain. Hip impingement is a process that may precede hip osteoarthritis. It most often occurs in young, active people. A recent study found that 87% of teens and adults with hip pain showed evidence of hip impingement on diagnostic images taken of their hip joints. To treat hip impingement, physical therapists prescribe stretches and strengthening exercises to better balance the muscles around the hip to protect it, and use manual therapies to help restore range of motion and increase comfort.

PAIN IN THE HIP
Lindsay is an active high school senior who plays shortstop for her school's softball team. Over the last several months, she has had progressively worsening pain on the front and side of her left hip. It started as an occasional sharp pain when she fielded ground balls at practice, and it eventually developed into aching and stiffness of the hip while resting. Lindsay occasionally develops hip pain while sitting in class or at the movies. In the past couple of weeks, she has found it hard to lean forward to tie her shoes. Her mom has been worrying about her pain and takes Lindsay to her physical therapist.
 
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QUOTE OF THE MONTH

AS A KID I THINK I ATE TOO MANY RICE KRISPIES. NOW ALL MY BODY DOES IS SNAP, CRACKLE AND POP!
UNKNOWN

CLINIC NEWS
Got Eclipse Neck?
Did you experience the eclipse last month? If so, you may have some neck pain from staring up so long.  A little tune up from your PT can help get rid of that pesky pain.

Welcome Josh Orton, our newest Physical Therapist!

More details about Josh to come in the next newsletter.
Staff Birthdays This Month

Renee Johnson - September 3
Wendy Hildreth - September 16
Brenda de St. Simon - September 28
READ WITH US
Recommendation from Bob Letendre:

One if the most interesting books I've ever read is:
"If On a Winter's Night a Traveler" By Italo Calvino.  

Critic review: This is a novel that pretends to be a novel that can't get started. Through various editorial and other mishaps, every chapter turns out to be not a continuation of the work we are supposed be reading but the first chapter of another one. There are wonderful parodies here, of Borges, of French thrillers, Japanese erotic fiction, political allegories, Latin American magical realism. And in the end the disparate stories do add up to an ironic but tender happy ending. The two readers we have kept meeting manage to get together and stay together.
PHIT IN THE KITCHEN - SUMMER GARDEN PASTA

A perfect summer salad for your next picnic or weeknight dinner.  Click here for the recipe.
 
PHITNESS CALENDAR
TAI CHI CLASS
TUESDAYS @ 11:00-12:00 pm at Pearl clinic STARTING AUGUST 8TH.
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.

MESSAGE FROM GAIL, BEV AND BOB
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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