MARCH   2018      

Winter sports (e.g., alpine skiing, snowboarding, cross-country skiing, etc.) are fun and good exercise. This month's issue looks at some of the pitfalls of these sports and tips for helping avoid injury. 

Tips to Prevent Skiing-Related Knee Injuries
The most common injuries in skiing happen to the lower limb, most commonly the knee. The introduction of releasable bindings has decreased the rate of leg fractures by 90% in the past 30 years, but knee sprains (including ACL and/or MCL tears) are on the rise accounting for about 30% of all skiing injuries.   To continue reading, click here.

Welcome Mark Andersen-Nissen


Welcome our newest PT, Mark Andersen-Nissen. Ask Mark about his skills with his guitar, the French language, and laundry. 

Make Snow Sports Safe
If you have been out on the slopes this winter then the chances are you may have done some damage to your body. Of course none of us likes to admit that the mountain has conquered us, but more often than not there are several common, lingering issues which can plague skiers and make your terrestrial life very uncomfortable.
To continue reading, click here.

Micro-Move Pain Away
As we age, it can be easy to fall into the trap of accepting chronic pain or less mobility. BUT, it's easy to avoid this trap if you just MOVE! There are simple ways to rebuild strength, get relief from neck, back, and knee pain and keep your mobility. 
The secret is to do basic exercises that strengthen and train your muscles for typical day-to-day movements, such as geting in and out of the car, loading the dishwasher, and putting the groceries away.
Gentle, small ranges of motion you do for short periods of time (called micro-movements) address specific areas of weakness commonly seen with aging or sedentary lifestyles. And these micro-movements will also reduce your risk of injury.
The idea is that if you do small motions for short periods of time, the muscles tissues in your body can become more pliable. After getting into the habit of the small and short exercises, you can move to larger movements and longer periods. 

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HELP US HELP THE TROOPS
As you know, Renee Gonzalez is currently in Kuwait on military duty. For the month of March, PTIS is going to collect items to send to Renee and her company. These are the items desired:

Top Item: 
 Handwritten THANK YOU card to a soldier.

Other Items DO NOT WANT
Individually wrapped portions of:
Granola packs and bars
Slim Jims/Beef Jerky
Oatmeal cookies
Raisins and nuts
Water Flavorings tabs
Tuna packs

Salsa and Bean dip
Cheese dip
Dried fruit
5 hour energy drinks
Microwavable popcorn
Floss picks
Lip balm
IcyHot cream

In desperate need of 
TACO BELL SAUCE PACKS!!!!

You can also donate cash for cost of shipping.

NO CHOCOLATE! It melts in shipping

Items that are too heavy to make shipping costs worthwhile

It takes about 2 weeks to get there so although they would love home-baked items, they will be stale before they arrive.

No pork or pork-by-products. These are illegal in Kuwait.

QUOTE OF THE MONTH

ski-ing 
the art of catching cold and going broke while rapidly heading nowhere at great personal risk.
UNKNOWN

CLINIC NEWS
Staff Birthdays This Month

No March birthdays at PTIS...
BUT Albert Einstein was born on March 14, 1879 so WHOOP IT UP a little and celebrate this great man.
PHIT IN THE KITCHEN - VEGAN & GLUTEN-FREE BROWNIES

Whether you are vegan or gluten-free or not, these brownies are so fricking good!! If you don't believe me, try them yourself! 
PHITNESS CALENDAR

TAI CHI CLASS
Currently on hold. More information to come in May.

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.

GOLF READINESS
With a thorough evaluation of your strength, range of motion, and posture, we can tailor an individual exercise routine specific to your needs by identifying areas that may lead to injury, and strengthening areas that will add power to your game.
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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