MARCH 2017

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We've all done it. We've all hoped to be lucky at some point in our lives; to be lucky in love, lucky enough to win the lottery, lucky enough to win the big game, etc. 

I believe in luck, but more as a way to name the ability to  attract, identify, and take advantage of the opportunities that come your way. Achieving this "luck" is incredibly simple and incredibly hard. I don't have all the answers but I can say that being "open" to new things, new people, and new ideas can never hurt. Try to break out of your comfort zone this month and make some "luck" for yourself (and maybe even your health).

PT RETREAT GETS HEATED
T he weekend of February 10-12, the physical therapists at PTIS spent some time together bonding. As always, there was a lot of discussion about new physical therapy treatments, patient care, sharing knowledge, etc. but this year, there was also a Cooking Challenge. Two teams sparred over who could make the best dinner using a new recipe and a secret ingredient. I'm not at liberty to tell you which team won the challenge but next time you are in for treatment, ask your  PT about it.
PT GUIDE TO CANCER
Cancer is the growth of abnormal cells in the body that causes destruction of normal, healthy cells. This process affects the health and function of the body or body parts, and can cause death. Cancer affects 39.6% of people in the United States (US) at some point in their lives, with more than 1.5 million new cases diagnosed each year. Cancer deaths are higher among men than women in the US-highest in African-American men, and lowest in Asian/Pacific Islander women. Worldwide, approximately 14 million new cancer cases are diagnosed each year, and 8.2 million deaths from cancer are recorded.
Cancer, and the treatments for it, can cause physical problems such as pain, numbness, swelling, weakness, loss of balance, and difficulty moving or walking. Physical therapists help people manage cancer-related problems, improve their health and functional abilities, and return to work and other activities.

Physical Therapy Helps Mary Lynn After Cancer Diagnosis
Mary Lynn is a 60-year-old nurse who was recently diagnosed with uterine cancer. Prior to her diagnosis, Mary Lynn was an active person, working full-time at the local hospital, gardening on the weekends, and enjoying ballroom dancing several evenings a week. She also liked to travel and work out at her neighborhood gym.

Mary Lynn wanted to minimize the side effects of her treatment as early as possible, so she met with her physical therapist following her diagnosis and prior to her surgery.  Mary Lynn's physical therapist conducted a full evaluation of her strength, flexibility, balance, sensation, coordination, and endurance. He observed how well she could walk, go up and down stairs, and get into and out of a chair.

QUOTE OF THE MONTH

Some luck lies in not getting what you thought you wanted but getting what you have, which once you have got it you may be smart enough to see is what you would have wanted had you known. 
Garrison Keillor

PHITNESS CALENDAR
TRX CLASS 
Mondays @ 5:00pm at Pearl clinic.
Only 4 spots available so please reserve your spot now.

TAI CHI CLASS
NEW: Mondays @ 11:30-12:30 pm at Pearl clinic  starting March 20th.
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



Congratulations to Hillary Krisman for being accepted into the Doctorate of Physical Therapy (DPT) at Regis University!!!

Staff Birthdays This Month

March - No birthdays this month - sigh - that means no birthday cake.
PHIT IN THE KITCHEN
MOOSEWOOD'S GYPSY SOUP

Try this tasty and easy soup for dinner this month. The whole family will love it and it's good for you too!
 
MESSAGE FROM PTIS
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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