JUNE 2015

Put Down the Pills: Start Physical Therapy

A new study that questions the effectiveness of acetaminophen for low back pain (LBP) and hip or knee osteoarthritis (OA) has also sparked a discussion about what does work: namely, movement and exercise. The study analyzed results from clinical trials that evaluated short-term pain and disability outcomes for patients who received either acetaminophen or a placebo for LBP or OA.  To continue reading, click here.

Make an appointment today to get the benefits physical therapy instead of drugs. 

What is FMS?

The FMS (Functional Movement Screen) looks at fundamental movements, motor control within movements, and a competence of basic movement patterns. Its job is to determine movement deficiency and uncover asymmetry. Further assessment can be conducted, if revealed in the FMS. The evaluation is done by a simple grading system, without judgment. To read more about FMS, click here.

My Sister's Knee Pain

Last year my older sister, Cukie, was in very good health-eating right, maintaining her weight, and exercising daily at home. One day she fell off her exercise equipment and twisted her knee. The pain was excruciating (and she used some not-so-kosher language). Even though she could walk short distances, using her sore leg during her daily activities soon became impossible (and guess who she kept calling to do all her chores and errands). Click here to continue reading about Cukie.



Join us in saying a fond farewell to Juliana Remer. 

Join us in welcoming Jennifer Huynh to PTIS. More to come about Jennifer in our next newsletter.

Johanna has completed Level 2 of Thai Chi training and now our class is even more robust!
Every Monday at 11:00 am at Pearl clinic
Every Tuesday at 12:00 pm at Meridian clinic 


Staff Birthdays This Month
Jessica Evans - June 6
Bobby Bemis - June 22



A group of 15 PTIS staff, family, friends and patients participated in the 2015 Walk to Cure Arthritis on Sunday, May 17 at Denver's Washington Park. Striking one in every five adults and 300,000  children, arthritis is the nation's leading cause of disability. The funds we and others raised will help fund research to stop this debilitating disease.


On Memorial Day weekend, members of Crossfit Dove Valley came together to remember MEDAL OF HONOR RECIPIENT NAVY SEAL LT. MICHAEL MURPHY by doing the "MURPH" Challenge (One mile run, 100 pull-ups, 200 push-ups, 300 squats, & one mile run (with or without 20 lb vest)) 

PTIS staff were on hand to show their support for both the "Murph" participants and Lt. Michael Murphy.


TRX Training


Want a workout that's all about hanging out? Like a jungle gym workout for grown-ups, the TRX Suspension Trainer is made up of industrial-grade nylon straps that leverage your own body weight for hundreds of exercises. Anyone can do it with the right instruction. The instability from being suspended means far more muscles are activated while doing a chest press on a TRX than if you were doing it on a bench with a set of dumbbells. The result? A spiked calorie burn. Read more about TRX here.



"Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will make me go in a corner and cry by myself for hours."

- Eric Idle 
(Actor and Comedian)

Bone Health

How much do you know about bone health? Read the following and determine if each one is PHACT or PHICTION.

1. I don't need to be concerned about my bone health until I'm older.

2. I'm a man, so I won't get osteoporosis.

3. Drinking milk is the only way to build my bones.

4. I won't be able to exercise if I have osteoporosis.

5. If you're lactose-intolerant, you can only get calcium from supplements.

6. You can't take calcium supplements if you have trouble swallowing pills.

7. It's not a big deal if you forget to take your calcium supplements.

8. There's an 'ideal' dose of vitamin D.

9. Eating dairy and taking calcium are all that's needed to prevent osteoporosis.

10. You can't get too much calcium.

 Click here for the answers.


White Bean Dip with Pita Chips

This dip is soooo good. You can use the recommended pita chips or use tortilla chips, bread or crackers. 


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