MAY   2018      

It IS really springtime even though there are days that seem like winter has not left. To celebrate spring, this month's newsletter focuses on gardening and the potential injuries that can occur. We also have a lot of interesting PTIS news to share. Read on and we hope you enjoy. Also, w e have added a new section to our newsletter to share something good that is happening in our world. Don't forget to read to the bottom of the newsletter to see it.
GARD-EN AGAINST INJURY
Gardening
Although gardening is not considered a "sport", the reality is that gardening can result in just as many injuries as many sports do.  The main contributing factor to gardening injuries is that most people consider gardening to be a casual afternoon of fun and they don't adequately warm up, stretch or prepare for the task. And since many aspects of gardening are repetitive in nature (such as sitting, kneeling or remaining bent over), the repetition of tasks and positioning commonly lead to injury.  Accidentally stepping on gardening equipment is another common cause of injury.
 

8 QUESTIONS FOR JOE McCALEB, OUR NEWEST PT
1. Where are you originally from - Where did you grow up, brothers, sisters, married, pets?  I grew up all over the United States, I have a sister and not married. Have a dog butterscotch who is my hiking buddy and recently lost my cat Daisy a month ago.
2. What brought you to Colorado? wanted a change after graduating from PT school in 2005. Colorado seemed to be a nice place.

Renee Gonzalez Announced First Sergeant of the Year!
Our very own Renee Gonzalez (who is currently in Kuwait) was named the First Sergeant of the Year by the Air Force. Congratulations Renee, we are very proud of you.


Jenn Berry Gets PR at Boston Marathon

Jenn ran the Boston Marathon on Monday, April 16 and achieved a personal record (PR) of  2:56:51 for that particular race. 
Way to go Jenn!

The winner of the Boston Marathon was Desiree Linden at 2:39.54. Jenn is right on her heels.
THANK YOU!
134 of 285 soldiers in Renee's squadron
Taco Bell Sauce packets for squadron :)
Random items of food for squadron


Thanks to everyone who helped create the great care packages for Renee and her fellow soldiers. The packages (7 large boxes) have been sent and there should be some really happy campers when they arrive!

QUOTE OF THE MONTH

Find a penny,  pick it up, 
and a ll day long... 
you'll have lower back pain that makes you feel like you've aged 10 years!
UNKNOWN

CLINIC NEWS


Staff Birthdays This Month

No PTIS birthdays but give a shout out to:

Florence Nightingale; May 12, 1820.
Nightingale is considered the  founder of modern nursing , a public health advocate, a  statistician  who helped develop the polar area diagram, and a speaker of French, German, and Italian. She was also a total  cat lady . She owned 60 cats throughout her life and evidence of her affection for the feline species can be seen to this day: Some of her pets left ink paw prints on her letters.
PHIT IN THE KITCHEN - LEMON, BROCCOLI & PEA PASTA

If you love lemon, give this recipe a try. I enjoyed it hot or cold. Click here to try me. 
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.
SOMETHING GOOD
We're getting really close to eradicating a second disease from the planet
First, humans  got rid of smallpox. Now we're on the  verge of wiping out the Guinea Worm parasite, which is a living nightmare that painfully erupts from people's skin.
At the start of 2015 there were just  126 cases of Guinea Worm left on Earth, mostly thanks to an ingenious and cheap drinking straw filter that stops people from being contaminated via water. As of May this year, there were only  five recorded cases.

For more information, see an NPR article by clicking here.

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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