JANUARY   2018      

HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE!

This month's topic is STROKE. Know the signs of a stroke and understand what can be done if you do have a stroke. 

5 SIGNS OF A STROKE
A stroke occurs when a blood vessel in the brain is blocked or ruptures. It is the third leading cause of death in the United States, and is a leading cause of serious, long-term disability in adults. Almost 800,000 people in the United States have a stroke each year.

Read about the 5 signs to watch for here.

HOW PHYSICAL THERAPY CAN HELP AFTER A STROKE
Physical therapists are part of the stroke rehabilitation team. Rehabilitation begins very soon after a stroke; your physical therapist's main goal is to help you return to your activities at home, at work, and in your community.
After examining you and evaluating your condition, your physical therapist will develop an individualized plan to help you achieve the best possible quality of life. The plan will focus on your ability to move, any pain you might have, and ways to prevent problems that may occur after a stroke.

To continue reading article, including stroke prevention, click here.

DILLANEY AND HER STROKE
Dillaney is a 67-year-old retired teacher who recently celebrated her birthday with a group of friends, one of whom had experienced a stroke. Dillaney listened as her friend described the symptoms that made her call 911.
Just this week, Dillaney recognized that she might be having a stroke when she was making her lunch and suddenly dropped a spoon she was holding in her left hand. She couldn't pick up the spoon and her entire left arm felt weak. She immediately called 911 for help, and by the time the ambulance arrived, she was seated because she didn't think her left leg could support her weight.
To continue reading about Dillaney, click here.

QUOTE OF THE MONTH

NICE TRY STROKE, BUT I AM STILL HERE!

CLINIC NEWS
Staff Birthdays This Month

Beverly Parrott - Jan 22
Bridget DeWitt - Jan 25

As you know, in December we challenged you to help us reach the goal of 50 hygiene packs for the Denver Rescue Mission. If we reached the goal, PTIS would donate an additional 50 packs. 

Not only did we REACH our goal, but  YOU ALL ROCK   and we collected  125 hygiene packs.   With the 50 from PTIS,  we delivered 175 packs to the  Denver Rescue Missio on December 22.  
PHIT IN THE KITCHEN - PASTA PUTTANESCA
This is super easy and very tasty. Easy dinner to make when you don't have another idea as long as you stock some tomatoes, black olives, and anchovies in your pantry.


PHITNESS CALENDAR

TAI CHI CLASS
TUESDAYS @ 11:00-12:00 pm at Pearl clinic.

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.

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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