May 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??

- Paula Kenny and her experience with Parkinson's Disease at Patterson PT.

- Which Staff Member has a musical background??

- Healthy Family Recipes for the Spring

- Tips on exercises for fall prevention!

- Walk to Cure Arthritis this 
Saturday May 20th at      Quiet Waters Park.     
 Click HERE for more information

Speed and Agility Sign-ups - MORE INFO BELOW

Fall Assessment clinic Weds May 17th 12:30-1:30 - CLICK HERE for more information

- Nancy has a new yoga class! - CLICK HERE for more information

- Patterson PT is proud to announce Lynn, Sue, and Pete are all certified in the very effective Parkinson's treatment - LVST BIG. We will be accepting patients into this program starting on May 1st.  We are so very excited to offer this progressive approach which can make a significant difference in the lives of those with Parkinson’s disease and other movement disorders.  Lynn has already seen very encouraging gains using these techniques.  For more information click HERE!

- Request for used Lacrosse Sticks for Madagascar's First Lacrosse and Leadership Camp! Find out more by clicking HERE!

    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: Paula Kenny
 Q&A with Patterson PT client Paula Kenny and her Patterson PT experience

What first brought you to Patterson PT? 
I was at a Parkinson's support group meeting, and one of the therapists from Patterson PT came to talk about their physical therapy program specifically designed for people with Parkinson's Disease. My doctor had prescribed physical therapy for flexibility and strengthening, so I decided to try individual physical therapy at Patterson PT.

What are you up to now? 
After completing one round of physical therapy at Patterson PT, I now exercise on my own. I am a member of a walking group called the Walkie Talkies. We walk every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday for one hour on the BNA trail, then we get coffee afterwards and talk for an hour. I also take a functional conditioning class at Anne Arundel Community College. I like to stay active as much as possible, my doctor told me exercise is the best way to combat Parkinson's Disease!
I also transport my granddaughter to and from Jump Start when she needs it. When we have a semester break from functional conditioning, I look forward to joining the LSVT BIG Program at Patterson PT.

How did Patterson PT help get you to where you are now?
Patterson PT reinforced my thought process. I could tell my steps were short and I didn't want to shuffle. When I went to Patterson, they had me doing everything BIG - big arm movements, clapping loudly, stomping loudly, and big steps. I used to have a frozen shoulder from not moving my right arm at all during walking, now I can move my arms reciprocally when I walk, I just have to think about it!

What is your favorite thing about coming to Patterson PT?
I really like the people and the encouragement they give. There is a good energy here and we need all the positive energy we can get because there are too many negatives out there in this world. Any place you can get positive energy is a good place to be.
Get to know Physical Therapist Assistant Peter Dunn
Click  HERE  to get to know Pete and his previous career before joining the physical therapy world!

Want to help prevent injury in your athlete?
Patterson PT offers a Speed & Agility Program designed specifically for injury prevention, agility, endurance, and speed. Call 410-647-1961 TODAY to get more information and register today.

Fall Risk and Prevention

Here are some Quick Tips to help you prevent falls before they happen!
**Disclaimer** DO NOT start a new exercise program without checking with your physician or physical therapist**

1. Stay active!
- Group exercises like Yoga and Tai Chi have been shown to help decrease fall risk and improve balance to help you maintain active in your every day life.
- Click HERE to read more

2. Simple strength exercises may help improve balance
- Clams and side leg lifts help strengthen hip muscles that you need to do things like walk with your hips level and balance on one leg.

Healthy Eating Recipes for Spring

Grapefruit, Avocado, and Prosciutto Breakfast Salad

Chicken Cutlets with Strawberry-Avocado Salsa
Summer is almost here, its strawberry season! 
Quote of the Month:
"Take care of your body. It's the only place you have to live." - Jim Rohn