Our Agile Physical Therapy Family wants to wish You a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!!
Agile will be closed December 26th and December 30th
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Friendly Reminder: Most insurance plans start over January 1st, which also means deductibles and visit limits will reset for the year. It is always a good idea to familiarize yourself with your insurance plan. If you have any questions about your insurance plans or coverage please let us know and we will help in any way that we can!
The Top 6 Things Physical Therapy Can Help You Do This Holiday Season
Is pain slowing you down and making your holiday season feel less than festive? Physical therapy is here to help you live pain-free so you can enjoy all of the activities that make the season so special. Here are 6 things PT can help you do this holiday season:
Whether it’s kids, grandkids, nieces, nephews, or other young family members, scooping up the little ones into bear hugs is a small thing that can bring a lot of joy during the holidays. Over 80% of people will experience back pain at some point in their lives, and it can keep you from something as simple as bending over for a hug. Walking like Frankenstein is so Halloween – get treated and move pain-free again.
2. Give the Best Gifts
Receiving gifts can be fun, but they don’t call it “the giving season” for nothing. Unfortunately, leg and foot pain can keep you on the couch instead of out discovering and delivering the perfect gifts this season. Plantar fasciitis, tendinitis, muscle pain and even spine problems can create leg and foot pain. No matter what the cause, physical therapists have the expertise to help to treat your pain to get you back on your feet. Now if only they could help you wrap all those gifts…
3. Cook for Friends and Family
For many people, one of the warmest ways to show love and appreciation during the holidays is through food. Whether you’re going to a potluck, cooking for a holiday gathering or volunteering at a local shelter, it can be difficult to prepare and serve meals when you’re experiencing shoulder, neck or back pain. If you have pain for more than two weeks, you should seek a physical therapist’s help in determining the cause of your pain and creating a plan to help you move and feel better. Remember, most people don’t need a doctor’s referral to see a PT!
4. Put up Holiday Decorations
If dizziness, vertigo or other balance concerns are keeping you from throwing up those festive holiday decorations this year, remember that physical therapy can help treat a wide variety of balance and dizziness issues. These are typically caused by problems in your vestibular system (your inner ear) or by muscle imbalances. Physical therapists can identify the cause of the problem and help decrease symptoms through muscle strengthening and other exercises – because the only fall you should experience this holiday season is snowfall.
5. Celebrate the Season
The holidays can be jam-packed with activities like family gatherings, religious services and holiday parties, but nagging pain can keep you from fully celebrating the season. Rather than masking pain with medications that can leave you feeling groggy and can wear off too soon, physical therapists can detect and treat the root cause of the problem so you feel comfortable making plans – and keeping them.
6. Help Others
The best way to get into the holiday spirit is to give back, but you can’t help others if you can’t help yourself! Pain can keep us from doing so many things for ourselves – from seeing friends and family to simply getting out for a walk – but it can be especially hard when it keeps you from helping others in need. No matter what kind of pain you’re experiencing, physical therapists are here to help you so you can pay it forward.
If you’re experiencing pain or feeling the effects of a past injury, physical therapists can determine the cause of the problem and create a customized plan to ease and prevent pain through manual (hands-on) treatment, specialized exercises, stretches and other proven, effective, modern techniques. Don’t let pain become the new normal, especially during the holidays when there is so much to enjoy. In most cases, you don’t even need a prescription from
your doctor in order to see a physical therapist. Give us a call or reach out through our website and we’ll make sure that you can have the best holiday season possible!
Article Courtesy of https://ptsmc.com/top-6-holidays
Just for Fun
Christmas Tree Spinach Dip Breadsticks
12 oz Frozen chopped spinach thawed and squeezed dry
6 oz cream cheese softened
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
1/4 teaspoon chili powder
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
1 cup grated cheddar OR mozzarella cheese
1 tube refrigerated thin crust pizza crust
2 tablespoons butter
1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
In a bowl, beat together the spinach and cream cheese.
Add garlic, salt, onion powder, chili powder, pepper, and Italian seasoning and beat to combine.
Add parmesan cheese and 1/2 of the cheddar or mozzarella cheese and beat to combine. (The other half of the cheddar or mozzarella cheese will be sprinkled over the filling when you shape the Christmas tree.)
Shape into Christmas tree as directed in the post.
Bake for about 22 minutes until quite golden brown on top and cooked through on the bottom.
Melt butter and stir in garlic salt and seasoning, then brush over breadsticks.
Article Courtesy of https://www.itsalwaysautumn.com/christmas-tree-spinach-dip-breadsticks.html