STAYING ACTIVE NEWSLETTER
JULY 2015


PT Guide to Obesity

Obesity is a condition caused by the accumulation of excessive body fat. Nearly 100 million Americans are obese or overweight. Obesity is a worldwide epidemic. Learn more by clicking here. 


Phit filling up his warm bath.
Combine Warm Water Therapy with PT

Soaking in warm water is one of the oldest forms of medicine, and there's good reason why this practice has stood the test of time. Research has shown warm water therapy works wonders for all kinds of musculoskeletal complaints, including fibromyalgia, arthritis and low back pain. Click here to read more.

Make an appointment today and talk to your PT about how warm water therapy combined with physical therapy can help you. 303-757-1554


PHIT PHORUM
Phit's Phriend - Dickle

Dickle is a 45-year-old computer programmer who has been obese for years. He has lived a sedentary life since he discovered his talent for programming computers at age 16. At that time, he gave up sports and most physical activities to spend long hours at his computer, mastering code and creating software that millions of people use around the world. Click here to continue reading about Dickle.

 

CLINIC NEWS


Staff Birthdays This Month
       
Renee Gonzalez - July 6
Jordan Couchon - July 25

  
COMMUNITY OUTREACH

 
On June 28th, PTIS staff took part in the Danny Dietz Memorial Challenge to celebrate 10 years of the Foundation. Here are a few photos from the event. Go team!
Cyndi Jensen jumping
Emily Winkler head stand
The Circuit team - Renee Gonzalez, Emily Winkler, Cyndi Jensen, Jennifer Huynh, and friend

PHITNESS CALENDAR


Johanna has completed Level 2 of Tai 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 
  
EXERCISE OF THE MONTH
Walking

 

The walking step is a rolling motion. Strike the ground with your heel, roll through, then push off with your toe. If your feet land flat, your shoes are probably too stiff.

Watch your posture. 
Imagine that you have a piece of string coming up through the top of your head. This visualization will straighten you up in seconds.

Tighten your stomach muscles. Holding in your stomach supports your lower back and keeps abdominals strong.

Swing arms naturally. They help give you rhythm.

To walk faster, don't lengthen your stride. Take shorter, quicker steps.

 

QUOTE OF THE MONTH

"A woman is like a tea bag - 

you can't tell how strong she is 

until you put her in hot water."

Eleanor Roosevelt


PHIT PHACT 

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 68% of adults over the age of 20 are overweight or obese (that's almost 7 of every 10 people). Making the commitment to be physically active and fit through exercise is one of the best ways to prevent or combat obesity and its consequences.

The benefits of physical exercise are numerous:
 Strengthens muscles
 
Optimizes the cardiovascular system
 
Controls bodyweight
 
Benefits mental health
 
Provides socialization

As experts in mobility and motion, physical therapists can develop a safe individualized exercise plan for you, whether your goal is to manage your weight or combat the effects of conditions such as obesity and type 2 diabetes.  Be one of the 3, not one of the 7.

 


WELCOME Jennifer Huynh

Jennifer Huynh is a college graduate from CU Denver. She received a Bachelor's of Science in Biology and a minor in Psychology. Before Jennifer started working here at PTIS, she was a research assistant at the Anschutz Medical Campus for the Muscle Performance Lab and was also an intern at the University of Colorado Hospital in both the outpatient and inpatient rehabilitation departments. 
Learn more about Jennifer.

PHIT IN THE KITCHEN

If you need a quick last minute dessert that doesn't require much work, it doesn't get easier than this! These fresh strawberry, blueberry and angel food cake skewers are perfect for 4th of July or any holiday. 

 


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

From The Entire Staff of

Physical Therapy 

& Injury Specialists

 

 

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