January 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??

- Bruce Kittinger and his road to recovery and fitness at Patterson PT

- Which Staff Member was a theater major in college and worked off broadway before starting a career in physical therapy?

- Recipes for a Healthy New Year

- Tips on how to improve posture to prevent shoulder pain!

- Next Aqua Fit class will start Jan 10 (5 weeks, 10 sessions) - ONLY 2 SPOTS LEFT - CALL TO REGISTER TODAY - 410-647-1961

- Next Posture Clinic Thursday Jan 27, 2017 at 7 pm. Click HERE to get a quick preview

    Fun Fact!

-Having neck pain? Patterson PT has been able to improve functional outcome measures for neck pain by an average of almost 70% compared to only 46.5% nationally! Come see us for your neck pain! 
Where are they now?? Featuring:
Bruce Kittinger
 Q&A with the longtime Patterson PT client Bruce Kittinger:
The Superhero who transitioned from Physical Therapy patient to Fit Club member; then added Pilates with Nancy too!

What first brought you to Patterson PT? 
A broken leg I crashed on a ladder in Feb 2010 and shattered my tibia. I was in shock trauma for 11 days, had to get the compartment syndrome under control with fasciotomy then surgery to put the metal rods in my leg. During that time, a friend had been going to Mike and said when you get out you gotta go see Mike – so that’s how I got here!

What are you up to now? 
I'm s till climbing ladders! I can do everything I need to do to manage my 6 properties and I do most of the work myself so I have to have all the parts working. The exercise program at Patterson has allowed me to do that. If I hadn’t been doing exercise wouldn’t be doing as well as I had been even w/out the injury. It was definitely a lifestyle change when went to Patterson PT.

How did Patterson PT help get you to where you are now?
I couldn’t do a lot of things because I was non-weight bearing for many months but Mike said why don’t we keep working on other parts then when we get weight bearing we can get that part in shape so I just concentrated with Courtney on core and the other leg and arms and stuff. Now I notice my core, I have to do a plank for minutes during my job and this is something I can do now thanks to Patterson's. 

What is your favorite thing about coming to Patterson PT?
The people. The environment that is there, it's kind of like a family and everyone is there to help. You just don’t have to worry about bothering anybody because they will get it done for you. If you do need something can go to anybody and they are very happy to help and also very skilled at what they do. 

What about Pilates?
I didn’t know anything about pilates and Nancy showed me her reformer and it was really neat so I started doing the mat program with my wife a couple times a week and the stretching and pilates really works on strength but also flexibility and it really feels good. I love it so much that I have a pilates chair in my "man barn". My friend and I both just love it so we go once a week to Nancy also. That's another thing that I love about Patterson's – all the different programs with different skills so you have lots of things you can enjoy. 
Get to know PTA and Pilates Instructor
Nancy Sawyer
Click  HERE  to get to know Nancy Sawyer and her diverse career path before joining the physical therapy world!

Want to know more about pilates and physical therapy? Check out this article in the Severna Park Voice written by our very own Nancy Sawyer on the benefits of practicing Pilates as Physical Therapy.
Interested in Pilates as Physical Therapy?
Call 410-647-1961 TODAY to register.
To schedule a Pilates class or individual session, call: 443-454-2666  and get more info on the website by clicking here.
Did you know??
Here are some Quick Tips to help improve your posture which may prevent shoulder and neck injuries

1. Strengthen low traps and postural muscles in your back to hold yourself in correct alignment
- Theraband rows
- I, Y, T's, W's

2. Stretch tight muscles in front of your shoulders
- Pec minor door stretch
- Postural decompression
- Bow and arrow


Healthy Eating Recipes for the New Year

Crock Pot Chicken Taco Chili
Perfect to feed a family!

Lime and Ginger Salmon
Looking for a healthy way to season fish?
Quote of the Month:
"We can complain because rose bushes have thorns, or rejoice because thorn bushes have roses." - Abraham Lincoln
                    Doorway Stretch                                                                           Good!                 Bad posture

Postural decompression
Bow and Arrow
Start in the top position - keeping your hips facing forward, bring your top elbow back like you are setting up to release 
Theraband Rows - Shoulders back and down!
I's, Y's, T's, W's on ball with VERY LOW weights - Y's pictured here, Thumbs Up!