JULY 2017      

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We have some good information to share this month BUTT you should start with our article on Dead Butt Syndrome. Then, if you want a good summer read, try A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman. And, don't forget to try the watermelon recipe at the end of this newsletter.

THE WINNER OF THE LIKE-US-ON-FACEBOOK-CONTEST IS....

Paula Miller. Paula will get her choice of a FREE 30 minute massage, TRX or Pilates class.  Congratulations Paula! 

DO YOU HAVE DEAD BUTT SYNDROME?
Sitting for long periods of time is not great for your body. Research has linked it to heart disease, obesity, diabetes, and cancer. But did you know that sitting can cause gluteal amnesia (aka Dead Butt Syndrome)?  Dead Butt Syndrome (DBS) develops when the gluteus medius (one of the three main muscles of the butt) stops firing correctly. This can happen if you spend too much time sitting in a chair, sitting in your car, or sitting on the couch.  But it can also occur in active individuals who don't engage the glute muscles enough. You might never have heard DBS but it is fairly common. Physical therapists see the injury regularly in varying degrees.
 
The gluteus medius normally helps stabilize the pelvis. If it isn't working correctly, DBS can result in lower back pain and hip pain, or even knee and ankle pain, as the body tries to compensate for the imbalance.

To read the rest of the article about DBS, click here

Physical Therapist 'Helped To Put Me Back Together Again'
Being the father of a 2-year-old and a high school teacher keeps Keith on his toes. But a November 2014 misstep into his dog's food bowl put him on the ground.

"From the moment I fell, I knew it was not going to be a good experience," said 35-year-old Keith. "I looked down at my leg and it was crooked and bowed outward. I could not straighten my leg, but with the help of my wife I was able to pop my knee back in place to relieve the incredible pain that I was in."

To read about Keith and his recovery, click here

SPOTLIGHT: ALYSSA NUNEZ
Alyssa joined PTIS in 2016. She primarily works at the Pearl clinic. Read on to get to know Alyssa...

1. Tell us a little about yourself. I was born and raised in Texas. I'm the middle child of 3; one older sister Ashley and one younger brother Mark. I have a son named Jesse who is 11. 

2. How did you end up in Colorado? My son and I moved out here two years ago with my partner of over 7 years, Adam. Adam works with his dad and brother in a family business. 

3. What are your hobbies? I enjoy going up to the mountains and looking at the pretty view and just spending time with family. I wouldn't say I have a hobby; we do a lot of family gatherings and just making memories with family. 

4. What is your favorite movie? I don't have a favorite movie (I like all movies) but my favorite would be a comedy.

QUOTE OF THE MONTH

I STARTED ON A STRICT RUNNING PROGRAM. I STARTED YESTERDAY. I'VE MISSED ONLY ONE DAY SO FAR. 
KEVIN NEALON

CLINIC NEWS
Staff Birthdays This Month

Renee Gonzalez - July 6
Jordan Couchon - July 25
READ WITH US

The staff at PTIS are compiling their favorite books to share with each other. If you have any interest, just read along with us each month.

The second book is recommended by Brenda de St. Simon.
Click here for a link to the book on Amazon. 
PHIT IN THE KITCHEN - WATERMELON FETA APPETIZER BITES

This might be one of the easiest appetizers you can make but they taste like you spent your time. Click here for the recipe.
 
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.

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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