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Physical Therapy & Injury Specialists



March 2012

In This Issue
GOLF PROGRAM: Flexibility & Strengthening
6Qs: Cyndi Jensen, Massage Therapist, Certified Pilates Instructor & "Crazy Cat Lady"
5 Spring Snack Ideas
Think About It...
Clinic News
Staying Active Tip - Avoid Spring Sports Injuries
Bi-Annual Massage & Pilates Special: Buy 5, Get 1 FREE



Happy New Year to you! We hope you enjoy our March issue of STAYING ACTIVE. This month's newsletter is full of tips related to spring sports. 


GOLF PROGRAM - Flexibility & Strengthening



What can we do for you as a golfer?  With a thorough evaluation of your strength, range of motion, posture, and swing, we can tailor an exercise routine specific to your needs.


What will you get out of your evaluation and exercise routine? You will gain the knowledge, strength, and flexibility necessary to avoid injury, and prolong the joys of pain free golfing.


The golf swing is a forceful and dynamic activity, involving many muscles and joints. Consequently, there are many aspects of each individual's musculo-skeletal system that have the potential to predispose a golfer to injuries and complications to the spine, shoulders, knees, hips...


Muscle imbalances/weakness/tightness, low core strength, decreased joint mobility, and faulty mechanics are just a few of the common, and avoidable, factors that can evolve into injuries and keep you off of the fairways. So protect yourself and the game you love by becoming educated on your musculoskeletal makeup and the simple ways to manage it.


Will we make you a better golfer?...that part is up to you!  Sign up for our Golf Program today.
6 QUESTIONS for Cyndi Jensen - Massage Therapist, Certified Pilates Instructor & "Crazy Cat Lady"
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1. Where did you grow up? What school did you go to? I was Born and raised in Boulder Colorado. I have one older sister who lives in the San Luis Valley on a cattle ranch and one older brother who lives and works in northern Colorado. I graduated from Boulder High, then went on to Arapahoe Community College, before going through the St. John's Neuromuscular Massage Therapy program at The Boulder School of Massage Therapy. I have one son - Jesse, who recently turned 16 and is attending Elizabeth High School.


2. What did you want to be when you grew up? I wanted to be a veterinarian until I had a guidance counselor in high school discourage me from going into that field (he thought it would be too much work for a girl). It took me a while to figure out what I wanted to do, but glad I stayed in the medical field!


3. What made you decide to become a massage therapist and Pilates instructor?

When I was 26 yrs old I was working as a legal secretary and teaching aerobics. I was in a bad bicycle accident injuring my wrist and during my rehabilitation I decided that I wanted to get into the medical field, so I quit my job and went back to school - so glad I did!


4. What are your hobbies? I love to ski, bike, hike (climb 14ers), camp, and would like to garden more if I would just stay home on the weekends. I also love to work out and am studying to get my Personal Trainer Certification.


5. Do you have pets? Yes, I have 4 cats (no, I'm not the "crazy cat lady"), they came with me when we moved from the country and they spend the majority of their time outside.


6. What is one thing most people don't know about you that they would find shocking? I love music and I sing on the Worship band at church and would love to learn how to play the bass guitar.


Learn more about Cyndi Jensen


5 Spring Snack Ideas for the Whole Family

baby carrots




Try one of these 

Spring Snack Ideas 

while getting into the 

swing of Spring.







Injuries usually occur due to one of three following reasons:

  1. Lack of conditioning
  2. Muscular imbalances
  3. Improper development of dynamic joint range of motion


Hearts of Hope Donation Drive
Thank you to all who participated in the 2nd annual donation drive for the Rocky Mountain Cancer Center! Our basket out front was overflowing with generosity from each of you. Thank you for the socks, blankets, books, food and all the various goodies. Each year you give more and more and touch that many more lives. Thank you from all of us here at PTIS!  
New PTIS Family Members
There are two new PTIS babies on the way...please join us in congratulating Jessica Evans and Tana Thorne. 

STAYING ACTIVE TIP - Avoid Spring Sports Injuries


Pain can take the fun out of your favorite spring sports. That's why it's important to ease in slowly and not overdo it. Follow these recommendations to prevent these common injuries. 



Sore spot: Rotator cuff
Keep it strong: Do shoulder-strengthening exercises three times a week. Stand, holding 5-pound weights, arms at your sides. Raise arms in front of you to shoulder level, hold for a few seconds, then lower and repeat, this time out to the sides. Do three sets of 10 to 15 reps.



Sore spot: Shins
Keep them strong: Loosen calf muscles and Achilles tendons by standing in front of a wall, with one leg forward, knee bent; the other back, with foot flat on the floor. Push against the wall with hands. Hold stretch for 15 to 30 seconds. Repeat two to four times on each side.



Sore spot: Outside of the leg
Keep it strong: Stretch your iliotibial bands, the thick bands of fibrous tissue that run down the outside of the legs, several times a day. Stand near a wall for support and cross your left leg over your right leg at the ankle. Extend your left arm overhead, reaching toward your right side until you feel the stretch along your left hip. Hold for 30 to 60 seconds, switch sides, and repeat.



Sore spot: Lower back
Keep it strong: Stretch your lower back several times a day by bending forward and letting your arms and head dangle toward your toes for 15 seconds. Also strengthen your core by getting into the "plank" pose (think of the position you're in at the top of a pushup) and holding for 30 seconds. Or do 20 abdominal crunches to build the muscles that support your back.
Massage Pink Towel   Bi-Annual Massage & Pilates Special:
Buy 5, Get 1 FREE

For the month of March, 
if you buy 5 self-pay massages or 
self-pay Pilates sessions, 
you will the 6th one FREE! 






Here's a list of 5 facts you may not have known about Leprechauns that you can use this St. Patrick's Day to impress your friends.


  1. Leprechauns are always male.
  2. The pot of gold every leprechaun possesses totals 1 coin for each year of their life and they are known to have very long lives.
  3. Once you spot a leprechaun he can't escape unless you take your eyes off of him.
  4. Most leprechauns are only about 2 feet tall, which is why it's so easy for them to avoid being seen.
  5. Leprechauns will hide their pot of gold at the end of a rainbow, but since they are so crafty they're constantly moving it to a new rainbow. That's why you won't always find a pot of gold at the end of every rainbow.
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Have a great month!


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