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STAYING ACTIVE Newsletter

 

June 2012

In This Issue
Rebuild Your Life Month
4Qs: Gail Molloy, PT & PT Patient
"Rebuild Your Brain" Food
Think About It...
Staying Active Tip - Be Good to Your Body Parts
DID YOU KNOW?
Clinic News

Greetings!

 

Happy Springtime to you! We hope you enjoy our June issue of STAYING ACTIVE. This month's newsletter is full of tips related to rebuilding your life. 

 

 
REBUILD YOUR LIFE MONTH

 

Because June is National Rebuild Your Life Month, there's no better time than now to take a look at your life and your health and wellness habits....and make some changes!

 

We have put together some ideas on how to get you started on your journey if you are ready to make healthy changes in your life:

 

Identify what brings you joy or happiness and schedule it on your calendar. This could be spending more time with family, riding your bike, taking a class or sitting and doing absolutely nothing. 

 

Get clear on your priorities. Know what you want in your life.  Make sure you are spending time on what you want to do, not just what you "should" do.

 

Take ONE action step (little or big) to explore what might be of interest to you. Sign up for a class or read a book on a subject you like.

 

Identify ONE thing you have been wanting to do for a long time and JUST DO IT! Maybe it's getting a massage or training for a marathon.

 

Set boundariesSchedule some time for yourself and don't let anyone take this time away from you.  Say NO to others and say YES to yourself.  Protect this scheduled time for yourself and don't let anyone take it away from you.

 

Add Healthy Habits. It's important to take care of yourself--you'll live longer, be happier, and feel less stressed. 

 

Change Your Attitude! What you say to yourself about things that happen in your life has a lot to do with how you experience your life. In other words, your attitude matters--it can create or eliminate stress to a great extent.

 

So much of rebuilding lives is about health and wellness. Our clinics can help you achieve physical fitness goals as well as making healthy choices. We offer one-on-one exercise classes, informative clinics, and therapeutic massages to help relieve stress and reward yourself. You are just one step away from rebuilding your life.

 

4 QUESTIONS for Gail Molloy - PT & Recent PT Patient 

 

1. What's new? 
May 31st was the one year anniversary of my near death experience and traumatic injury to my left leg.  Subsequently, I had a total knee replacement on January 2.
 
2.  Why did you decide to have a Total Knee Replacement? For me, I was not able to walk without crutches so my quality of life was affected. I think the decision to have a replacement needs to be made with how functionally your life is being affected and how it is affecting the rest of you (your back, your hips, your feet, and your other leg). 
 
3.  What was it like for a PT to have PT? PTs are angels! Not only do they help with pain, range of motion and function, but they help alleviate fear and worry and set goals that keep you moving forward. Thanks to Janet, Nora, Sheri, Jessie and Renee! They would not let me slack off.

4, What have you learned from this experience? I have learned so much...
  • To be thankful for my family. My husband, my son and my sisters have been so great. 
  • To be thankful for my friends and co-workers for all the love.
  • To be especially thankful to my business partner, Beverly Parrott. 
  • To be consistent with exerise daily and never give up, even when you don't want to get out of bed.
  • To set small reachable targets. One of my best days was May 1 when I walked without my crutches around a small lake. I felt like I climbed a 14er! Sweet victory.

Learn more about Gail Molloy

 

 
"Rebuild Your Brain" Food 

    

grilled salmonDeep-water fish, such as salmon, are rich in omega-3 essential fatty acids, which are essential for brain function. Omega-3s also contain anti-inflammatory substances. 

 

Grilled Salmon to Rebuild Your Brain 

 

 

 

 

 
THINK ABOUT IT....

 

"Failure is the opportunity to begin again more intelligently."
 ~ Henry Ford
  

 

STAYING ACTIVE TIP - Be Good to Your Body Parts

 

knee treatment

 

The following article appeared in Runner's World, April 2012 Issue. It is a good tale to remember to follow your physical therapist's advice.

  

 From Knee To You by J.R. Havlan

 

An open letter from a long-suffering leg joint to its negligent owner 

 

 
DID YOU KNOW?

 

 It takes the brain about 21 days to change a habit. So it will take approximatly 3 weeks to turn your good intentions into life long actions.

 
 
CLINIC NEWS
John F                       Goodbye John Fainsan
Please join us in wishing John Fainsan a fond farewell. John's last day at PTIS was on May 18th. He and his wife will be moving back to the East Coast to be closer to family. We will miss you John and all your cage fighting!

  



outlaws
PTIS Gives Colorado Outlaws a 
Functional Movement Screening
On April 14, the Physical Therapists at PTIS performed Functional Movement Screening (FMS) on members of the Colorado Outlaws Lacrosse Team. FMS screening assesses seven basic movement patterns to identify tightness and weakness in the body - so you can correct them before they cause major problems. The main purpose of the FMS is to seek out poor movement patterns so you can retrain the body to move in the most stable, efficient way possible. FMS screening is good for all athletes from professionals to weekend warriors to enhance performance and avoid injury. PTIS has regular FMS screening days. If you are interested in your own FMS screen, please call 303-757-1554 to schedule an appointment.       
 
                                       Food Drive for Joy House
We will be hosting a non-perishable food drive for the Providence Network's Joy House. It is a housing organization that helps families heal from addictions, abuse and homelessness. The Joy House in particular helps women and children who are coming out of domestic violence.
 
We will collect non-perishable food items at the Pearl Street location until Friday June 29th and the Meridian Business Loop location until Wednesday, June 27th. Thanks in advance for your donations; every little bit helps.

 

Get Ready for GOLF Season

With a thorough evaluation of your strength, range of motion and posture, we can tailor an individual exercise routine specific to your needs. Our golf package includes an initial musculoskeletal screen from a physical therapist and Pilates based exercise treatment lasting 60 minutes followed by four 45-minute exercise sessions tailored specially to each golfer's needs. Cost $225. Click here for more info.

 
 
 
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 Father's Day!

 

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