Lately I have been thinking a lot about aging. Maybe it's all the birthdays recently of friends and family or maybe it's my own milestone birthday that is the cause. I do believe that...."Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter. (Mark Twain) But, I also believe that you have to help yourself age well so that you can have the best quality of life. This month, our newsletter focuses on aging well. Good luck to all of us!


We can't stop time. Or can we? The right type and amount of physical activity can help stave off many age-related health conditions. Physical therapists, who are movement experts, prescribe physical activity that can help you overcome pain, gain and maintain movement, and preserve your independence-often helping you avoid the need for surgery or long-term use of prescription drugs. Here are 9 things physical therapists want you to know to #AgeWell. 

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Starting healthy habits early can help stave off many age-related health conditions. In addition to 9 things physical therapist want you to know about healthy aging, here are some decade-based tips from physical therapists.


Gail has been chosen as the recipient of the 2015 Kaltenborn "Teach I Must" Award. This award is given to recognize an outstanding instructor in an APTA credentialed clinical fellowship in orthopedic manual physical therapy. It is presented through the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists (AAOMPT). 

For those of you who are not aware, when Gail is not treating patients, she is traveling throughout the U.S. teaching advanced manual therapy. This prestigious award is a testament to the impact Gail has had on her students and the promotion of orthopedic manual physical therapy across the country. 

Please join me in a big congratulations for Gail!!!!! WHOOHOOO!


NEW!! Balance Class starting in mid-November with Cora Woogen. Dates and times to come soon. 

TRX Class 
Mondays at 7:00 am & 8:00 am at Pearl clinic.
NEW!! Wednesdays at 4:30 pm at Pearl clinic.
Only 4 spots available in each class so please reserve your spot now.

Tai Chi Class 
Mondays at 11:00 am at Pearl clinic
Tuesdays at 12:00 pm at Meridian clinic 

Individual TRX instruction available
If you would feel more comfortable with a one-on-one session, just let us know. We can do that!

FMS evaluations available
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.

Remember the old adage, you are what you eat ? Make it your motto. When you choose a variety of colorful fruits and veggies, whole grains, and lean proteins you'll feel vibrant and healthy, inside and out.
  • Live longer and stronger - Good nutrition keeps muscles, bones, organs, and other body parts strong for the long haul. Eating vitamin-rich food boosts immunity and fights illness-causing toxins. A proper diet reduces the risk of heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure, type-2 diabetes, bone loss, cancer, and anemia. Also, eating sensibly means consuming fewer calories and more nutrient-dense foods, keeping weight in check.
  • Sharpen the mind - Key nutrients are essential for the brain to do its job. People who eat a selection of brightly colored fruit, leafy veggies, and fish and nuts packed with omega-3 fatty acids can improve focus and decrease their risk of Alzheimer's disease.Regular consumption of antioxidant-rich green tea may also enhance memory and mental alertness as you age.
  • Feel better - Wholesome meals give you more energy and help you look better, resulting in a self-esteem boost. It's all connected-when your body feels good you feel happier inside and out.
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We appreciate your support and business throughout the last 20+ years. We hope to keep helping you stay active for all your WORK. SPORT. PLAY. for another 20+ years.

Gail Molloy, Beverly Parrott & Robert Letendre
and all the staff at Physical Therapy & Injury Specialists
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