JUNE 2016

It's hard to believe that it is already June. Because of the nice weather and outdoor activities, this month we are highlighting foot issues including plantar fasciitis. Your feet carry you for a lifetime and it's important to take good care of them. 
PT GUIDE TO PLANTAR FASCIITIS

Plantar fasciitis is a condition causing heel pain. Supporting the arch, the plantar fascia, a thick band of tissue connecting the heel to the ball of the foot, can become inflamed or can tear. You experience pain when you put weight on your foot-particularly when taking your first steps in the morning. The pain can be felt at the heel, or along the arch and the ball of the foot.
Plantar fasciitis is a common foot condition. It occurs in as many as 2 million Americans per year and 10% of the population over their lifetimes.

DID YOU KNOW?

Did you know that each foot has 26 bones, 33 joints, and more than 100 tendons, muscles, and ligaments? That is 52 bones, 66 joints, and more than 200 tendons, muscles, and ligaments that need to remain healthy to keep your feet pain free. Approximately 75 percent of adults have experienced foot pain of one form or another in their lifetime with only a very small percentage of these people are actually born with abnormalities affecting their feet.


PHELIX'S PAINFUL COOKING TALE
Phelix has worked as a cook in a restaurant kitchen for 5 years. He has gradually gained about 25 pounds over those years. He began to develop pain in both his heels about 2 months ago. He does not exercise.

Phelix asks a friend who has received physical therapy for advice. His friend suggests he see a physical therapist to find the cause of his heel pain.
 
To find out what happens next...click here.
QUOTE OF THE MONTH

BE SURE TO PUT YOUR FEET IN 
THE RIGHT PLACE, THEN 
STAND FIRM
ABRAHAM LINCOLN

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

TAI CHI CLASS 
Mondays @ 11:00 am at Pearl clinic
Tuesdays @ 12:00 pm at Meridian clinic 

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

FMS EVALUATIONS
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.

CLINIC NEWS
PTIS Owners Receive Award from COESGR

Colorado Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (COESGR) is a Department of Defense office, led and operated by dedicated volunteers and staff whose mission is to gain and maintain employer support for Guard and Reserve service by recognizing outstanding support, increasing awareness of USERRA, resolving conflicts through mediation and developing initiatives to increase employment opportunities for military service members and veterans. 

The PTIS owners were nominated by Renee Gonzalez, a proud member of the Air Force reserve and a dedicated PTIS employee.


Staff Birthdays This Month

Jessica Evans - June 6
Bobby Bemis - June 22

EXERCISE OF THE MONTH
FOOT STRENGTHENING
  • TOE GRIP: Drop a sock on the floor and use your toes to grip and lift it off the floor. Hold for 10 seconds, then release. Repeat five times with each foot.
  • TOE EXTENSION: Wrap an elastic band around all five toes. Expand your toes and hold for five seconds; release. Repeat five times on each foot.
  • CALF RAISE: Stand near a counter or a doorway and hold on lightly for balance. Balance on one foot and rise up onto your toes. Hold for 10 seconds, then lower. Repeat 10 times on each foot.
  • CALF STRETCH: Sit with one leg stretched out in front of you and wrap a towel around the ball of the foot. Pull the towel back gently until you feel a stretch in the arch of the foot and the calf. Hold for 10 seconds; release. Repeat five times on each leg.

PHIT IN THE KITCHEN
STRAWBERRY RHUBARB PIE

Rhubarb is such a great addition to springtime eating. Home baker Louise Piper won a 1997 blue ribbon at the Iowa State Fair with this pie.  Check out the recipe here.
 
MESSAGE FROM PTIS
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.

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