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September 2011

In This Issue
GOLF TIPS: Posture, Fitness & Flexibility
5Qs: Stella Agnes: Billing Manager & GOLF Enthusiast
Think About It...
Clinic News
Staying Active Tip - Golf Specific Exercises
Newsletter Special: Buy 5, Get 1 FREE
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Welcome to STAYING ACTIVE, the newsletter that helps promote health and wellness. We hope you enjoy the topics we present. 



GOLF TIPS: Posture, Fitness & Flexibility



Physical therapists to golf pros say posture, fitness and flexibility are key to a better golf game and to avoid injuries.


The achievements of professional golfers highlight a new athleticism associated with a sport that was once consid- ered "leisurely." Today's amateur and professional golfers are stronger, more flexible, and wielding more powerful swings than ever before.


According to the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), awareness of proper posture and the importance of fitness and flexibility are just as important for weekend golfers as they are for the pros. Golfers spend thousands of dollars each year on new or improved equipment, but their most essential piece of equipment is their bodiesRead more...



5 QUESTIONS for Stella Agnes - Billing Manager & GOLF Enthusiaststella

1. Where did you grow up?  

I was born in Jacksonville, Texas. My parents moved to Pueblo, Colorado when I was three.


2.What are your hobbies?  

My biggest hobbie is golf. 

3. Have you had any golf injuries? 

Last July I fell and dislocated my elbow. I was unable to golf until after December when the doctor released me. I was treated here at PTIS and also had Pilates. The Pilates helped with the strengthening and also helped my core strength. The physical therapist strengthened my arm and now my golf is better than ever! 


4. Do you play with your co-workers?

I play a lot with Gail Molloy and I just played in a best ball tournament with Gail, Brenda de St. Simon, and Robert Letendre (see Clinic News below). We have more golfers at PTIS now than ever (Janet Incitti and Jordan Couchon are also golfers), so hopefully there will be more opportunities to play. 


4. Do you have children?

I have children, grandchildren and great-grand children. The newest addition to my family is my 6 month old Yorkie named Tank.


5. What is your favorite place in Colorado or the world?  

Hawaii is my favorite place



Golf is an awkward set of bodily contortions
designed to produce a graceful result
~ Tommy Armour


Welcome Jordan Couchon, DPT 
Please join us in welcoming Jordan Couchon. He started on August 16 and is a great new addition to our physical therapy team. Jordan will be treating patients primarily at the Pearl Street location. Read more about Jordan Couchon
PTIS Defends Its Golf Title
On August 15, 2010, the PTIS golf team won the Bob Doctor golf tournament at Mariana Butte Golf Course in Loveland, CO. This year's tournament was on August 26 at Willis Case Golf Course in Denver. Unfortunately we did not retain our title but Gail Molloy won Women's Longest Drive and Bob Letendre won Men's Closes to the Pin. Yeah PTIS!  
Fitness Physical Workshop
Do you wonder how fit you really are compared to other people in your age group or do you want to know the specific areas you need to strengthen? Fall and winter are approaching fast, and if you are planning a marathon, skiing or just want to go walking without worrying if you can do it, now you can find out with our Fitness Physical! September 10, 2011. Please call or visit our website for more information 


Balance Class Returns!

Due to popular demand, Balance Class is returning. To get in on the fun, join the next session. Balance classes are taught by physical therapists and physical therapy assistants. This is a unique program for back and leg strengthening, stretching for mobility, education and balance exercises. Come join a class to restore your balance, fitness and independence. Our next class will be starting September 26, 2011

Please call or visit our website for more details.



Thanks to everyone who donated school supplies for Bishop Elementary. The school very much appreciated the supplies and said it would all go to good use.





golf on green

Stretching - Seated Rotation Stretch:

Sit in a chair that doesn't rock with your back against the chair. Turn your upper body as far as it will go and grab the back of the chair or the arm and hold if for 10 seconds. Repeat the process on the opposite side and perform 10 repetitions on each side.


Strengthening- Lunge with a Twist:

Step forward with your right leg and slowly lower the left knee to the floor while maintaining a straight back posture. (Remember not to let your right knee go past your toes. if this happens, there will be increased stress placed on your right knee.)

When your right knee is over the toes, but not past, twist your body to the right and back to neutral. Resume a standing position and repeat on the opposite side. Perform 10-20 repetitions on each side. For an added challenge, hold a medicine ball or other weight in from your chest with both hands.


Golf Enhancement

If you'd like guidance in your off season preparation, contact PTIS for a thorough evaluation. The proper way to prepare for the season is with a personalized specific golf flexibility and strength analysis. A trained PTIS physical therapist evaluates your flexibility and strength by isolating the golf musculature and analyzing your muscular balance while you swing.

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For the month of September, if you purchase a Massage or Pilates 5-pack, you will get an extra Massage or Pilates session FREE. This sale is good for 30 min, 45 min, and 60 min massages. Sessions expire 6 months after purchase date.




Amount of calories burned on a golf course for 9 holes:

Riding Cart: 411

Pulling Clubs: 718

Carrying Clubs: 721


Miles Walked: 

Riding in Cart: 0.5

Not Riding in Cart: 2.5

  Brent Kelly, Guide, 2/09


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