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January 2012

In This Issue
Our New Year's Resolution: A NEW YOU!
6Qs: Jessica Evans, Physical Therapy Assistant, Certified Pilates Instructor & World Traveler
6 New Year's Resolution Tips
Think About It...
Clinic News
Staying Active Tip - Physical Therapy & the NEW YOU
Did You Know?



Happy New Year to you! We hope you enjoy our January issue of STAYING ACTIVE. This month's newsletter is full of tips to help you stay injury-free in the new year. 


Our New Year's Resolution: A NEW YOU!
Happy NY

Now that it is 2012, people are either working on or making new year resolutions. In our case, our new year resolution is ALL ABOUT YOU and what we can do to make 2012 a healthy and pain-free year for you.




As the premier providers of physical therapy in our community, we value your trust in us. Our expertise is helping those who have medical conditions that inhibit their ability to obtain a better fitness level. Let us evaluate your current health and fitness status then build the right exercise program for you. This means we can take you from where you are right NOW, find out WHAT you need to do, and then guide you to WHERE you need to go


You don't need to wait until you feel better to start a program towards getting healthier. You just need to understand what the NEXT step is...


The NEXT STEP FITNESS Program.  We have several options to help you be healthy 2012: 

Your success is our success and we are committed to your 

health and well-being.

Call us today to schedule an appointment or if you have any questions. 


6 QUESTIONS for Jessica Evans - Physical Therapy Assistant, Certified Pilates Instructor & World Traveler

1. What is your New Year's resolution?

To exercise 3-4 days of week in some form or another!


2. Where did you grow up?

I am originally from Dallas, TX. I have 2 younger brothers. I am married and we have a daughter.


3. What did you want to be when you grew up? 

A lawyer. Which is funny because that doesn't fit my personality!


4. What made you decide to become a physical therapy assistant?

My mom had an ACL reconstruction and had a bad experience because of the staff and quality of care she received. I thought I could make that experience better!


5. What are your hobbies?

Scrapbooking, walking, biking, camping and spending time with my family.


6. You are a world traveler.  What is your favorite place in the world? 

I love being anywhere in the Colorado mountains. We have lived in various places in the world when we were missionaries caring for orphans. I adore Moshi, Tanzania because of the people and Mt Kilimanjaro where we lived for 3 years; Jos, Nigeria for the beautiful fabrics and culture where we also lived for 3 years; and, Chennai, India for their flavorful foods and hospitality which we enjoyed for a year.


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    6 New Year's Resolution Tips


    NY Resolutions


    Tip #1  

    Tell yourself the resolution is for one month only, or one week only. Once you have done it for a short period of time, only do it for another month only, or another week only. If you build little blocks of success, they start adding up.

    Tip # 2  

    Only try to do 2-3 new resolutions. Everyone comes up with a huge list, only to get overwhelmed. You can only do so much at a time, and you are setting yourself up for unnecessary guilt by doing too many things.


    To read more Tips, click here. 



    Want to see a list of realistic resolutions you can try? Click here




    While a lot of people who make new years resolutions do break them, research shows that making resolutions is useful. 
    People who explicitly make resolutions are 10 times more likely to attain their goals than people who don't explicitly make resolutions


    Resolutions of the PTIS Physical Therapists
    Instead of news of the clinic this month, we are sharing the 2012 resolutions of our physical therapists. Feel free to ask them about their resolution and hold them accountable
    "Get knee surgery and get walking. Good thing I know of a good physical therapy clinic." 
    Gail Molloy


    "To improve my communication." 

    Beverly Parrott

     "To be happier and healthier." 

    John Fainsan


    "To drink more water." 
    Janet Incitti

    "To learn one new workout program and be consistent with it for 6 weeks." 

    Robert Letendre


    "To eat a green vegetable every day." 
    Kari Ell

    "I will cut my candy/sweets out of my diet." 

    Sheri Morrow


    "To take the advice I give to my patients and apply it to myself and my life. This means taking better care of myself in terms of eating well, stretching, improving my mechanics." 
    Jordan Couchon



    STAYING ACTIVE TIP - Physical Therapy & The NEW YOU



    January is the time of the year when most individuals get gym memberships and plan to start regular workouts. It's also the time of the year when the body is least prepared for unsupervised, sudden exercise which can cause injuries.


    To prevent injury:

    • Consult a physical therapist to evaluate your strength and flexibility.
    • Sign up for a Fitness Physical to see where you rate now for your age so you can set reasonable goals
    • Learn how to do Pilates and develop a strong body core.
    • Treat yourself with a Massage before you start your resolutions or after you achieve them.
    • Try a Balance Class to improve your balance and reduce risk of falling.
    For any physical-related resolution, your physical therapist can teach you how to perform exercises with the correct technique, breathing pattern, and range of motion. We will always answer your questions and help you exercise in a safe, progressive manner.



    Don't hesitate to contact us to ask for help with finding a routine that will work for you.


    Now it's your turn to make some new year resolutions for a healthy and pain-free year ahead! 




    You will have more success if you make SMART resolutions.


    Specific - Measurable - Attainable - Realistic - Timely/Tangible

    Thank you for your interest in health and wellness. We believe Staying Active is important for WORK.SPORT.LIFE. 

    If you like this newsletter, please send to friends and family and have them subscribe. If there is a topic you would like us to include in a future issues, please let us know.


    HAPPY & HEALTHY 2012! 


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