MAY 2017      

Hello May! Not much longer and the kids will be out of school, the grass will need mowing, and the garden will be ready to plant. And that's in addition to all the fun activities you are planning for this summer. For this month, we are celebrating life's changes. From the changes in the weather to the changes in our jobs to the changes in our age. Join us in celebrating CHANGE!

PHYSICAL THERAPY A BOON FOR SENIORS
Below is an article from WebMD. As our lives change, our bodies are changing too. Research has shown the benefits of physical therapy for easing the aches and pains that come with aging.
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Would you believe in a non-drug treatment that works for arthritis, cancer pain, Parkinson's, and incontinence and improves your strength and endurance? There is one -- physical therapy.

When a person gets injured or has a prolonged illness, doctors often recommend physical therapy. In the case of older people, though, sometimes this is seen as just something to "try." This could not be further from the truth. Physical therapy is "A-quality" therapy for many conditions affecting older people, from Alzheimer's to urinary incontinence
. In fact, one researcher did a study in which you had to be 100 years of age to even participate! 
 


To read entire article, click  here .
JENN BERRY VISITS WASHINGTON D.C. FOR PHYSICAL THERAPY
Jenn Berry (4th from L) and Mike Coffman (3rd from L)
Jenn Berry (R) with Ed Perlmutter (Center)



Jenn Berry represents Colorado Physical Therapists in D.C.





In late April, Jenn Berry attended the APTA (American Physical Therapy Association) Federal Advocacy Forum in Washington D.C. as a part of a delegation representing Colorado. Physical Therapists from all over the country gathered to learn about national legislative issues affecting physical therapists and patients. They spent a day visiting Colorado Senator and Congressmen offices seeking support of several bills, one of which is the bill to repeal the Medicare Cap on physical therapy services.  Since that day on Capitol Hill, the APTA has had an additional 3 legislators co-sponsor this bill!

JUST FOR PHUN: BEV TAKES ON JENGA

SPOTLIGHT: KRISTEN LUNDBORG
Kristen is a PTIS alum. We reached out to find out what is going in with her life now.  Here is what she said:

"I am currently a nurse at Presbyterian St. Lukes Hospital in Denver on an adult cardiac floor. I am still a new grad nurse and learning something new everyday which keeps it interesting and challenging. PTIS really made me realize just how much I love taking care of patients and improving their health and well being. PTIS gave me the confidence and support I needed to pursue my nursing career and I appreciate the staff and patients for that. I learned so much working at PTIS that I use in my nursing career. The dedication and compassion that the PTIS staff have for their patients is unlike any other. I can see my nursing career going in so many directions it's hard to say where I will be in a couple years, but I have a passion for oncology patients so I could see that as my next journey. Just enjoying not being in school for now :)"

A DANCER'S GUIDE TO STAYING HEALTHY
Our very own Renée Johnson has started a blog for dancers. Prior to becoming a physical therapist,  Renée was a professional contemporary ballet and modern dancer in New York City. She is using her combined expertise to help the dance community. To check our Renee's blog, click here.  
QUOTE OF THE MONTH

WHAT SEEMS HARD NOW WILL 
 SOMEDAY BE YOUR WARM-UP
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PHITNESS CALENDAR
TRX CLASS 
Mondays @ 5:00pm at Pearl clinic.
Only 4 spots available so please reserve your spot now.

TAI CHI CLASS
Mondays @ 11:30-12:30 pm at Pearl clinic.
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

Anthony Daniel - May 21
PHIT IN THE KITCHEN - NO KNEAD BREAD

Oprah once said, "I LOVE BREAD!". Well, I wholeheartedly agree. I have not tried this recipe yet but I will as soon as I get the chance. Click here for the recipe.
 
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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