October 2014
11 Myths About Physical Therapy
by Gail Molloy, PT, COMT, OCS 

I have been practicing Physical Therapy for over 20 years and this month is National Physical Therapy Month. As I was thinking about both, it led me to think a bit about myths and misconceptions regarding what I have spent my life doing: consulting with patients regarding injury prevention and treatment, physical therapy care, fitness, and wellness. I compiled a list of myths based on what I have personally heard as well as the myths on the internet. Read on and see if you have fallen for any of these yourself.


Myth #1: All physical therapy is the same.

Although the general concept of physical therapy is consistent, this doesn't mean that you will receive the same treatment from each physical therapist you see. Many times treatments are different and if you have found physical therapy to not be helpful in the past, this doesn't mean that it will never be beneficial for you to try. Many times we have heard, "I've already tired that and it didn't work for me," or "They were way too rough on me and asked me to do things that caused greater pain," or "All they did was put me on exercise equipment or send me home with and exercise program." While these methods may be helpful for some, they are certainly not the answer for everyone. At PTIS, we understand that in many cases the tissue is inflamed and the pain is a a heightened state making the above scenario difficult to handle. We take the time and care to first get the body to calm down, relax and take time to decrease your pain though modalities, massage/myofascial release, and mechanical traction. Once the pain is under control we then take the next steps in education and strengthening to bring you back to wellness.


Myth #2: Any exercise will do.

This is like telling someone with diabetes that any medicine will do. Rarely is this true in the context of rehabilitation or fitness, with the exception of very general strength and endurance efforts. In a general sense, our bodies tend to take the path of least resistance, whereby areas of weakness become weaker over time, as do areas of tightness. Exercise is a powerful intervention, and therefore is best and most effectively applied with specificity for those with specific weakness, tightness, pain or disability.


To read the rest of the 11 myths, CLICK HERE.



Don't be fooled by myths! 
Try Physical Therapy for yourself and see the results.

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Weekly Classes For Your Health

Every Monday at 11:00 am at Pearl clinic
Every Tuesday at 12:00 pm at Meridian clinic 
Staff Birthdays This Month
        Stella Agnes - October 11
Gail Molloy - October 17

Congratulations Jenn Berry
Jenn Berry ran the Disney 10K on a Saturday and WON IT....
then ran the Disney Half Marathon on Sunday (the very next day) and WON THAT TOO!  
PTIS 1000 Mile Run/Walk

October is National Physical Therapy Month. This year we are combining our PTIS quarterlycharity event with our physical therapy month celebration. The staff at PTIS have challenged themselves to walk\run 1000 miles* in the month of October. Gail Molloy and Beverly Parrott have committed their personal funds of $1000 to be donated upon completion. We invite staff, family, friends, and patients to join in this walk/run and in donating to a worthy cause. All donations will be given to the Danny Dietz Leadership and Training Foundation ( Danny Dietz was a United States Navy Seal Team Member who valiantly gave his life for his country on June 28, 2005 in the Kunar Province, Afghanistan. The foundation established in his honor is dedicated to mentoring at-risk youth.  


On November 15, 2014 PTIS will continue with our charity goals by offering a multitude of services where 100% of the proceeds will be donated to the Danny Dietz Leadership and Training Foundation. Our goal is to raise $5000.


How can you help?

1.  Donations will be collected at our clinics. Checks should be made out to the Danny Dietz Leadership and Training Foundation. 

2.  Sponsor a favorite staff member to reach their October mileage goal. (Suggested sponsorship of one dollar per mile.) 

3. Join in the challenge of walk\run goals to honor the sacrifice of Danny Dietz and all soldiers and their families. Contact Addie at to add yourself to the goal chart.
Each person that meets their goal will be entered in a lottery to win a FitBit Flex Fitness Tracker.

4.  Come to PTIS on November 15 where 100% of the money from the services performed will be donated by PTIS to the foundation. Services being offered are manual therapy, dry needling, massage, Pilates, TRX, and functional movement screens.


*2000 steps = 1 mile

Did You Know? 

On April 3, 2009, Colorado lawmakers approved a measure to rename a 10 mile stretch of 

Sante Fe Drive, "Navy Seal Danny Phillip Dietz, Jr. Memorial Highway." 

The highway stretches from Interstate 25 south to C-470. 

1. Never say you can't
because you'll do it anyway.

2. Never say, "It's easy"
because we will make it harder.

3. Never say, "I want to go home"
or we will keep you longer.

4. Never lose count
because you'll start at one again.

5. Never complain
because we never listen.

6. Never argue
because you'll never win.

7. Never scream or cry
because it just encourages us.

8. Never look like you are enjoying it
because we'll put a stop to it.

9. Never hold your breath
because if you pass out, we have to do paperwork.

10. Never cheat on your exercises
because you only hurt yourself.
Homemade Pumpkin Spice Latte 

Here's how to make a spicy, frothy pumpkin spice latte at home. It's so easy, and you'll have enough to share with someone you truly love. 




2 tablespoons canned pumpkin
1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice, plus more to garnish
Freshly ground black pepper
2 tablespoons sugar 
2 tablespoons pure vanilla extract
2 cups whole milk
1 to 2 shots espresso, about 1/4 cup

1/4 cup heavy cream, whipped until firm peaks form

Click HERE for Instructions


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Offer Expires 10/31/2014. Package valid for 6 months after purchase. 

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