HARTZ Physical Therapy

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December 2013

New Year's Resolutions


The History Behind Them
The tradition of making New Year's resolutions dates back 4,000 years, when ancient Babylonians used to make promises to their gods in order to stay in good favor.

Similarly, the Romans made promises to a god named Janus, a two-faced god who looks backward into the old year and forward into the New Year. The month of January derived its name from Janus.

While the concept of New Year's resolutions has been around for many thousands of years, one important thing has changed: in modern times we no longer make promises to the gods. Instead we tend to make these resolutions to ourselves, with little or no consequence attached if we drop the ball on whatever promise(s) we make.


What Will Your Resolutions Be?
45% of Americans will make at least one New Year's resolution. Out of this number, only 8% will remain successful. To see the top ten most common resolutions, along with other interesting statistics related to this topic, click here.

The good news is that people who explicitly make resolutions are ten times more likely to attain their goals than people who don't make resolutions in a decisive manner. So, if you are serious about a change you wish to make in 2014, commit to it now and do some pre-planning to help set yourself up for success. Do yourself a favor and set aside some time to form a strategy that will help you achieve the goals you set.

A Prescription for Your Health Goals
The vast majority of New Year's resolutions involve something related to health and fitness. If you have goals that fall into this category, read on...
What if someone told you there was a prescription available that could help you achieve certain health goals? What would you do if your doctor gave you a prescription that, according to numerous published studies, could do the following? 
  • Reduce pain and disability caused by knee arthritis by 47%
  • Reduce cognitive progression of dementia due to
    Alzheimer's by 50%
  • Reduce progression in pre-diabetic patients to full-blown diabetes by 58% (when coupled with other interventions)
  • In low doses, reduce symptoms of depression by 30% and, in increased doses reduce depression symptoms by up to 47%
  • Lower risk of early death by as much as 23%
  • Provide a side effect benefit of being the #1 reducer of fatigue 
Would you be interested in learning more about a relatively simple solution that promises such advantages? Would you be compliant if you knew there were little to no risks associated with it, yet a multitude of benefits to be enjoyed?
This prescription does exist. It is inexpensive. And it is available to you any time, any day. HARTZ Physical Therapy can help get you started on it as soon as today. This "miracle drug" that promises so many benefits is called EXERCISE!"
Physical therapists are experts on how the body moves. There is nobody better qualified to help you get started on an exercise program -- no matter how simple or how complex -- than a physical therapist.
For more information on how HARTZ PT can get you set up for exercise success, check out our Medically Adapted Gym program. Already belong to a gym or would rather exercise at home? That's OK. Our physical therapists can still help get you moving and motivated, while keeping you safe and injury free. Call today to schedule your evaluation, so we can help you start planning for a healthier 2014!

Employee Spotlight
Amy Hartz, CFO  
It's likely most people associated with HARTZ PT who have had the pleasure of meeting Amy Hartz may think of her simply as "the owner's wife". Or perhaps they refer to her as Zach, Logan or Maya's mom. Amy is definitely all of the above. But the role she plays at HARTZ Physical Therapy is more in-depth than many realize. She's more than yet another super-supportive Hartz family member (who are all notably involved and visible at company, community-related functions). She's all that, plus a company co-founder and 13 year "behind the scenes" employee.  

Since HARTZ PT's inception, Amy has basically acted as the CFO for the business. She handles all accounts payable, payroll, financial statements and tax returns. In addition, she enjoys tapping into her artistic side by adding creative input for advertisements and other marketing materials. Amy also takes the lead on maintaining all website updates.     

Of course, the buck doesn't stop there. As is probably typical for any significant other of a small business owner, Amy sometimes ends up being a "catch-all" to pitch in whenever an unexpected void in resources pops up.   
So if you see Amy bustling through one of our clinics, know she's likely there on business. She may often have a kid or two (or three) in tow. But that's how it goes when the wife, co-founder, and CFO of a tightly knit family run business wants to stay involved and get the job

Brian, Amy, Zach, Logan and Maya Hartz -- along with the HARTZ Physical Therapy company family -- wish all of you a joyous holiday season and a happy and healthy 2014!
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HARTZ Physical Therapy has offices to serve you
in Lititz, Lancaster and Ephrata.

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100 Highlands Dr. 
Lititz, PA   

90 Good Dr.
Lancaster, PA  

1635  W. Main St.

Ephrata, PA