OCTOBER   2018      

It's October and officially FALL (or Autumn if that's how you roll). It's not so hot out anymore so it's the perfect time to pick up a walking habit or to up your time/effort on your current habit. Check out this month's newsletter to learn to walk right (you may be doing it wrong) and issues to watch out for. We still have "Something Good" and "Staff Picks". Enjoy!
WALK RIGHT INTO FALL
You learned to walk as a toddler and you think you have it mastered since you walk everyday, BUT did you know that most people don't walk with proper alignment? Due to the change of work culture over time, many people sit most of their day. From all of the sitting, our hips flexors are tight so we walk with our hips flexed, our back arched, and our bum behind us.

And since the age of cell phones, we're always looking down at our most recent text or Tweet which causes the body to hunch forward. The end result is that you are increasing your aging.  In fact, bending over to browse your Facebook feed causes your head to exert about six times its normal force on your neck, which can lead to early wear and tear, reports the journal Neuro and Spine Surgery.

So how do you walk properly?  To read rest of article, click here.

TIPS TO PREVENT WALKING PAIN AND INJURIES
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Walking is a great way to lose weight, but you may encounter issues. Follow these tips for avoiding aches and pains. Each of the issues below is described including the causes, prevention and treatment.


  • Shin Splints
  • Knee Pain
  • Stress Fractures
  • Blisters, Calluses, and Corns
  • Toenail Problems
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Muscle Cramps
  • Sprained Ankle
  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Lower Back Pain
To read more, click here.

12 WEEK GUIDE TO HEALTHY WALKING
QUOTE OF THE MONTH
MY BIGGEST FEAR ABOUT BECOMING A ZOMBIE IS ALL THE WALKING I'D HAVE TO DO.
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CLINIC NEWS

Staff Birthdays This Month

Stella Agnes - October 11
Gail Molloy - October 17
Josh Orton - October 28
PHIT IN THE KITCHEN - ROASTED CAULIFLOWER LINGUINE WITH RICOTTA & DILL

Cauliflower seems to be the newest vegetable to make a breakout of its old use. Roasting it (don't even bother coring or removing the leaves) gives a sweet creaminess. The key here is to chop the cauliflower quite small to get more of those crispy charred bits.

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 starting September 10th 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.

GOLF READINESS
With a thorough evaluation of your strength, range of motion, and posture, we can tailor an individual exercise routine specific to your needs by identifying areas that may lead to injury, and strengthening areas that will add power to your game.
SOMETHING GOOD - COMING BACK STRONG
She went from a champion to being unable to walk - then returned to shatter a national record

To read more, click here.

STAFF PICKS
Brenda de St. Simon: Brenda's "staff pick" for this month is the Serial podcast. Season 3 just started and it's great. If you have not listened to Season 1 or 2, start there and keep going!
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Gail Molloy: Gail's "staff pick" for this month is taking time to look at the changing colors of Colorado. 
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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