February Newsletter
What's New at Patterson PT??
We have decided to start a monthly newsletter keeping our clients up to date on our success relative to PT clinics around the country, current success stories, staff features, healthy eating recipes, and tips on avoiding injuries. This issue features:

- How does Patterson PT Compare to the rest of the country??

- Marilyn Raynor and her road to recovery and fitness at Patterson PT

- Which Staff Member

- Healthy Eating Recipes for Winter

- Interested in Aquatic Therapy? Learn more!
Quote of the Month:
"Movement is a medicine for creating change in a person's physical, emotional, and mental states." - Carol Welch

- Next Aqua Fit class will start February 28 (5 weeks, 10 sessions) taught by Randi Wiley!

- We are now offering an Adult Speed and Agility Program! Improve your footwork for tennis, pickleball, & basketball, all while decreasing your risk for injury. The program runs every Wednesday at 4pm, call us today for more information (410-647-1961).

- Lastly, we would like to congratulate Courtney Parfitt and her Severna Park Gymnastics staff on their continued success and the amazing opening of Thrive Children’s Activity Center. Amazing people having a positive impact on our community! Well done. Visit the website for more information:  http://www.thrivegymnastics.com/home/thrive-cac/

    Fun Fact!

-Having back pain? Patterson PT has been able to improve functional outcome measures for back pain by an average of almost 50% compared to only 42% nationally! Come see us for your back pain! 
Where are they now?? Featuring: Marilyn Raynor
 Q&A with Patterson PT client : Marilyn Raynor

What first brought you to Patterson PT? 
I was having pain in my neck and my lower back, so my pain management doctor recommended me to Patterson PT. 

What are you up to now? 
I am currently a secretary for several church organizations, so I need to be able to sit at the computer to do work for several hours a day which is something I had trouble with before Patterson PT. I also take care of a family member who has cancer, so getting in and out of the car is something that I can do much better after therapy. Lastly, I am a grandmother and love spending time with my grandchildren.

How did Patterson PT help get you to where you are now?
Before I came for physical therapy, I was in a lot of pain and I wasn't able to sit at the computer for a long time to do my work. Patterson PT taught me how best to get up and move in order to keep my back and neck pain from returning. I also experienced Aquatic Therapy for the first time here and it was excellent. Being in the water really loosened up my muscles and gave me more mobility.

What is your favorite thing about coming to Patterson PT?
I like the location because it is easy to get to, but I really like the people. I just like being there because everyone is so friendly. I have been to other PT places in the past where they rush me through my session, but at Patterson PT everyone took their time to explain things to me and then even gave me brochures and things to take home with me to make sure I was doing exercises correctly at home.

Can you tell us more about Aquatic Physical Therapy?
I had never experienced anything like Aquatic Physical Therapy before. I do not know how to swim, but Randi was very good at talking me through it and letting me know that if anything was uncomfortable we could stop. I really felt like the instructors truly had my best interest at heart. The therapy was excellent and I found it gave me more mobility. I am definitely continuing with the Aqua Fit program now that I have been discharged from physical therapy.
Get to know Doris, Personal Trainer and PWR (Parkinson's Wellness Recovery) Trainer
Doris teaches a Parkinson's specific exercise group here at Patterson PT as well as Aqua Fit classes.
Call 410-647-1961 TODAY to register or get more information
Did you know??
Ever heard of Aquatic Physical Therapy? Exercising in the water has many benefits and might be your key to recovery.

1. The buoyancy of the water helps take weight off of your joints which is a great way to exercise for people with arthritis or any joint pain.

2. The viscosity of water provides resistance that is 10 times greater than air, so when you exercise in water you are getting  resistive strength training with less stress to your joints.

3. Warm water can facilitate muscle relaxation, increase peripheral circulation, and decrease pain sensitivity.

Patterson Physical Therapy is now offering AquaFit classes
Call 410-647-1961 TODAY to register.

Healthy Eating Recipes for the Family

Spinach Pie
Contributed by Patterson PT client and friend Cink Deveas!

Spaghetti Squash Mac and Cheese
Looking for a healthy way to eat mac and cheese?