DECEMBER   2018      

As we jump into December, we are revisiting back pain. All this is followed by other interesting stuff, including good news about a Colorado native.
80% of Americans Experience Back Pain,
But 100% of PTs Know How to Prevent It
man with back pain



Got back pain? You ' re not alone. Eighty percent of Americans suffer from low back and neck pain at some point in their lives. Let that sink in. With such great odds that you - or someone close to you - will one day become a statistic, wouldn ' t it make sense to arm yourself with preventive strategies and knowledge? Physical therapy is a good place to start.

By performing a thorough evaluation, a physical therapist can identify the muscular, postural and skeletal limitations that could one day lead to an episode of back pain. As part of the assessment, your therapist will observe as you perform a series of exercises and then gather an account of your daily activity level and environmental factors like operating machinery or working at a desk 40 hours a week.

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Study Says That Exercise and Education Are Key 
 to Preventing Low Back Pain

Four out of five Americans will experience back pain at some point in their lives. Today, back pain management often includes the overuse of treatments like surgeries, MRI, x-rays and medications. And it's an expensive prospect: The annual tally on low back and neck pain treatment in the U.S. is at least $87 billion, according to a study in the Journal of American Medical Association.
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Avoid Chronic Disease With Regular Physical Activity
Most Americans don't move enough despite proven benefits, such as reduced risk of cancer and chronic diseases, and improved bone health, cognitive function, weight control, and overall quality of life.
The second edition of the  Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans, reports that approximately 80% of US adults and adolescents are insufficiently active. As a result, many Americans currently have or are likely to experience chronic diseases, including heart disease,  diabetesobesity, and depression.

The good news is that regular physical activity can prevent and improve many chronic conditions. America, it's time to get moving!  To find out how much physical activity you should do,  click here.  

DENVER RESCUE MISSION DONATION CHALLENGE
Last year, we were able to donate 175 hygiene packs to the Denver Rescue Mission (yay!).  Keep those donations coming for this year so we can beat last year's record! 

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QUOTE OF THE MONTH
"Maybe Christmas, he thought, doesn't come from a store. Maybe Christmas...perhaps...means a little bit more!"  
- Theodor Seuss Geisel,  How the Grinch Stole Christmas
CLINIC NEWS
Staff Birthdays This Month

December 12 - Alyssa Nunez
PHIT IN THE KITCHEN - MINI  FRITTATAS

Try this versatile recipe for a quick breakfast, snack, or brunch item this month. Substitute your favorite veggies or meats.

Click here to  try me.
 
PHITNESS CALENDAR

TAI CHI CLASS
Tai Chi class is returning to Pearl Street! Heather Lee will be teaching the class on Mondays s from 11:00-12:00. $15 per person per class. Sign up early to ensure you get your spot!
 
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.

SOMETHING GOOD -
Colorado native becomes first woman to lead largest command in U.S. Army
In a career full of firsts, Colorado native Lt. Gen. Laura J. Richardson has added yet another one to her already storied military tenure.
U.S. Army  Lieutenant General Laura J. Richardson  Richardson on Wednesday became the first woman to lead the U.S. Army Forces Command in Fort Bragg, N.C., the largest command in the Army, representing 776,000 soldiers and 96,000 civilians. As commander, Richardson will oversee the training and deployment of combat troops.

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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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