The Smith Clinic for Physical Therapy
April 2019 Newsletter
Happy Easter, Friends!

This weekend, eggs will be dyed, pastels will be worn, and a mythical bunny will deliver baskets filled with candy and treats to homes all over. While there is no harm in making memories and having a little fun, Easter Sunday really should be recognized as the most important and sacred day of the entire year, as it commemorates Jesus' resurrection and ascension to heaven.

The true significance and meaning of Easter is Jesus Christ's victory over death. His resurrection symbolizes the eternal life that is granted to all who believe in Him, as well as the complete verification of all that Jesus preached and taught during His three-year ministry. If Christ had not risen from the dead, if He had merely died and not been resurrected, He would have been considered just another teacher or Rabbi. However, His resurrection changed all that and gave final and irrefutable proof that He was really the Son of God, and that He had conquered death once and for all. 

Despite the pastel-colored eggs and kids' games, Easter is for recognizing Jesus Christ's resurrection from the dead and His glorious promises of eternal life for all who believe in Him. Jesus, our Savior, our God and Redeemer, laid down His life as our sacrificial lamb to pay for our sins. When he rose from the dead three days later, He gave victory over eternal separation from God (death) to all who put their faith and trust in Him. That is the new covenant - everlasting life spent with God through faith in all that Jesus Christ has done and continues to do.

This Easter, may we remember the true meaning of the holiday, recognizing the sacrifice made for us, so that we might live and live abundantly!
The Smith Clinic Celebrates 19 Years!
In a few days, The Smith Clinic will celebrate 19 years of bringing personalized physical therapy to the Midsouth! Opening it's doors on April 21, 2000, The Smith Clinic truly is a dream come to reality for Angie and Michael Smith.

After working for Baptist Rehabilitation for almost 5 years, Michael and Angie began to pray about opening a clinic of their own. Six months later, they found and opened their original location on Bonnie Lane, and what a ride it has been!

When asking Michael what the clinic has meant to and taught him over the span almost two decades, he stated, "Telling what the clinic means to me or has taught me in 19 years is hard to put into words. I do know that God is good all the time and continues to bless us and those involved with the clinic. I also know that, although our name may be on the door, the clinic is so much more than us or our name. I think the only thing our name being on the door gives us is the responsibility of making sure we honor God and advance His kingdom through our work." Michael continued, saying, "My faith has grown by witnessing the fulfillment of His promises over the years, and I am thankful and continue to be inspired by the power of the Holy Spirit through my family, our employees, our patients and their families. And if it’s the Lord’s will, we will continue to serve Him and our patients for years to come."

Thank you to all of our patients and friends who have trusted us with your care and cheered us on along the way. We are both humbled and honored to be able to serve you each and every day and look forward to many more years of coming alongside you in your journey to health.
In observance of Easter weekend,
The Smith Clinic will be CLOSED
April 19-21st.

The Clinic will reopen with normal business hours on
Monday, April 22.
Water: It Does a Body Good
Whether it's the dead of winter or middle of summer's scorching temperatures, our bodies need water. In fact, keeping hydrated is crucial for health and well-being. 

Did you know your tissues and organs are mostly made up of water? In fact, our brains are 80% water, muscles (including your heart) are 75% water, blood is 83% water, lungs are 90% water, skin is 64% water, and even our bones are 30% water! Knowing this, it is vital to think of water as a nutrient your body needs. 

Need motivation for drinking more H20? Check out one of our latest blog posts HERE for 8 specific ways drinking water and staying properly hydrated will tremendously benefit your health!