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October Newsletter 2022


AGILE IS GOING ON OUR 15 TH YEAR IN BUSINESS


We would like to thank all our patients and clients over the past 15 years for believing in what we stand for and trusting us in bring you back to an active life. We have treated Ninja warriors, D1 athletes, professional ballet, and modern dancers from New York to California, film actors, Heisman candidates, fencing athletes, professional musicians and persons that just want to have dinner again with their spouse. We love and want to change the lives of everyone who seeks us out.

We pride ourselves in quality, focused and individualized treatment. We are always looking to improve with new techniques or polish old techniques. Your health and fitness are the most important products on the market, and we take that seriously.

Thank you again for your love and support through the hard times and the good times. We have all been tested recently and in our lives in general. And as we go forward in life, we all know the

importance of commitment. Agile PT continues to believe in our unique commitment and we vow to continue to stand by that philosophy and dedication.

Looking forward to helping more people reach new unforeseen limits in the coming years. Please welcome our very skilled and experienced new staff: Jill Pinto, Emily Gantt and Cindy Roszell and don’t forget our tenured staff. We have a combined 103 years of experience in healthcare and treated 3480+ individuals. We are not finished growing. Agile growth does not sacrifice quality so be excited about where we are going.

Check out our recently update Website, beautifully designed and photographed by Julia Altamirano. We always welcome input of how we could improve!

The best years have not passed, look to the ones to come. Agile PT cannot wait to share them with YOU!

Much Love and Dedication!


Lisa Altamirano

Owner/Clinic Director/Physical Therapist

 

As the weather cools in the fall, it’s tempting to be less physically active. October is the perfect time to focus on healthy self-care because we’re celebrating National Physical Therapy Month! Surprise — physical therapy is not just for injury recovery. Its benefits also include injury and illness prevention.

Prestigious medical institutions also recognize the power of physical therapy in treating mental and emotional disorders. Let’s make this month all about taking care of ourselves. (We know the weather will take care of itself.)

 

Physical Therapy and Recovery from Breast Cancer Surgery


Many patients who undergo surgery incorporate physical therapy into their recovery plan, especially if the procedure involved arms, legs or central nervous system—parts of the body that move or regulate movement. But physical therapy also is a critical component for patients who have undergone breast surgery, including surgery to treat breast cancer and or radiation to the breast. Whether it’s a lumpectomy or a double mastectomy, most breast cancer treatments involve some type of surgery, or even multiple surgeries, which often come with side effects, such as pain and lymphedema. “Physical therapy after breast surgery may help in three areas. One is range of motion and strength, second is lymphedema, and the third is pain,” says Miral Amin, MD, Surgical Oncologist and Oncoplastic Breast Surgeon.

Article Resource: https://www.cancercenter.com/community/blog/2019/05/physical-therapy-after-breast-surgery#:~:text=After%20breast%20cancer%20surgery%20and,these%20movements%20and%20reduce%20pain.



 

HOW PILATES CAN SUPPORT YOU AFTER BREAST CANCER SURGERY

I want to talk you about how Pilates can support your wellbeing after breast cancer surgery. When you feel ready to exercise after surgery will vary between individuals and whatever additional treatments you may be having.

You must check with your doctor before starting any exercise regime post-surgery.

There will be slight variations on what exercises you can physically do after surgery, but commonly you’ll be told not to lift your arms above shoulder height, lift or push with your arms or carry/lift heavy things. Pilates was created to help injured soldiers rehabilitate. It is gentle, supportive, reduces stress, creates energy and can fit in with anyone’s fitness level.

If you would like to read more about how Pilates can help, just click the link below.

https://www.edinburghpilatescentre.co.uk/breast-cancer-surgery/

 

Greek Chicken Bowls


INGREDIENTS

Greek Chicken & Marinade

  • 1-1/2 pounds fresh chicken breast sliced in half to make thinner

  • 2 tbsp olive oil plus 1 tsp for cooking

  • 3 tbsp lemon juice juice of one lemon

  • 1 tbsp white wine vinegar

  • 2 tbsp oregano

  • 1 tsp garlic powder

  • 1/2 tsp thyme

  • 1 tsp kosher salt *use half if not using Kosher Salt

  • 1/2 tsp black pepper

Greek Cucumber Salad & Rice

  • 2 cups chopped cucumber english cucumber or baby cucumbers

  • 4 roma tomatoes flesh removed, chopped

  • 23 kalamata olives sliced in half, black olives will work too

  • 1/4 small red onion diced small

  • 1/2 cup crumbed feta cheese

  • 1 tbsp olive oil

  • 2 tbsp white wine vinegar

  • 1 tsp oregano, dried

  • 1 tsp garlic powder

  • 1/4 tsp dill weed, dried

  • 1 tsp Kosher salt *salt to taste if not using kosher salt

  • pepper to taste

  • 2 cups white rice, cooked salted & peppered to taste.

INSTRUCTIONS

Greek Chicken & Marinade:

  • In a large ziplock bag add raw chicken and all of the marinade ingredients above. Close bag. Massage the marinade into the chicken breasts. Place bag in a bowl and refrigerate for up to 8 hours or as little as 30 minutes. *The longer the better, but 30 minutes still works well!*

  • When the chicken is done marinating: Remove chicken from marinade and discard access marinade. Dab the chicken breasts with a paper towel to remove a little of the extra marinade, but not all of it. Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Drizzle 1 tsp of olive oil into the skillet. Cook chicken for about 4-5 minutes on each side until golden brown and the internal temp reaches 165 degrees. Remove chicken from the pan. Set aside and let it rest for about 8-10 minutes. Slice the chicken up into strips after letting it rest.

To Make Greek Cucumber Salad:

  • Add all ingredients for the cucumber salad above into a bowl and mix together well.

To Make Greek Chicken Bowls:

  • If eating right away add 1/2 cup rice, 3/4 cup cucumber salad, and 4 ounces of diced chicken to each bowl. Top with extra feta, if desired. If making this to eat throughout the week combine the chicken and rice and place the cucumber salad into a separate container.

https://theskinnyishdish.com/greek-chicken-bowls/#recipe

 

Halloween Month is Here!

This year the Agile Crew will be dressed up on Monday, October 31st

We have already picked this years theme. Keep an eye on our social media for this years big reveal.


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