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October Newsletter 2018

 

 

 

Happy Halloween

from Agile Physical Therapy!

Stop in on October 31st to see what the Agile crew will be dressed up as this year!

We will have CANDY!

 

 

We had a wonderful time celebrating our 10 Year Anniversary with everyone that came out! A huge thank you to everyone that has supported us over the last 10 years! Special shout out to Corretti Catering and Blake Brock Duo for the wonderful food and great music!

 

7 Myths About Physical Therapy

 

Physical therapists are movement experts who help people reduce pain, improve or restore mobility, and stay active throughout life. But there are some common misconceptions that often discourage people from seeking physical therapist treatment.

It's time to debunk 7 common myths about physical therapy:

 

1. Myth: I need a referral to see a physical therapist.

Fact: A recent survey by the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) revealed 70% of people think a referral or prescription is required for evaluation by a physical therapist. However, a physician’s referral is not required in order to be evaluated by a physical therapist. Some states have restrictions about the treatment a physical therapist can provide without a physician referral. 

 

2. Myth: Physical therapy is painful.

Fact: Physical therapists seek to minimize your pain and discomfort—including chronic or long-term pain. They work within your pain threshold to help you heal, and restore movement and function. The survey found that although 71% of people who have never visited a physical therapist think physical therapy is painful, that number significantly decreases among patients who have seen a physical therapist in the past year.

 

3. Myth: Physical therapy is only for injuries and accidents.

Fact: Physical therapists do a lot more than just stretch or strengthen weak muscles after an injury or surgery. They are skilled at evaluating and diagnosing potential problems before they lead to more serious injuries or disabling conditions—from carpal tunnel syndrome and frozen shoulder, to chronic headaches and lower back pain, to name a few.

 

4. Myth: Any health care professional can perform physical therapy.

Fact: Although 42% of consumers know that physical therapy can only be performed by a licensed physical therapist, 37% still believe other health care professionals can also administer physical therapy. Many physical therapists also pursue board certification in specific areas such as neurology, orthopedics, sports, or women’s health, for example.

 

5. Myth: Physical therapy isn't covered by insurance.

Fact: Most insurance policies cover some form of physical therapy. Beyond insurance coverage, physical therapy has proven to reduce costs by helping people avoid unnecessary imaging scans, surgery, or prescription drugs. Physical therapy can also lower costs by helping patients avoid falls or by addressing conditions before they become chronic.

 

6. Myth: Surgery is my only option.

Fact: In many cases, physical therapy has been shown to be as effective as surgery in treating a wide range of conditions—from rotator cuff tears and degenerative disk disease, to meniscal tears and some forms of knee osteoarthritis. Those who have recently seen a physical therapist know this to be true, with 79% believing physical therapy can provide an alternative to surgery.

 

7. Myth: I can do physical therapy myself.

Fact: Your participation is key to a successful treatment plan, but every patient still needs the expert care and guidance of a licensed physical therapist. Your therapist will leverage his or her specialized education, clinical expertise, and the latest available evidence to evaluate your needs and make a diagnosis before creating an individualized plan of care.

 

All contents © 2018 American Physical Therapy Association. All Rights Reserved.

 

 

 

Fun Fact:

Lindsay's favorite subject is Math. She married her husband Ben on PI Day 3.14 

Spider Web Cake 

 

 

YIELDS: 6 - 8 SERVINGS    PREP TIME:  25 MINS   TOTAL TIME: 55 MINS 

 

 

INGREDIENTS

1 box chocolate cake, plus ingredients called for

1/2 c. unsalted butter, softened

1 c. confectioners' sugar

7 1/2 oz. jar marshmallow crème

1 tsp. vanilla extract

pinch of kosher salt

3/4 c. heavy cream

1 1/2 c. semisweet chocolate chips

1 tube store-bought vanilla icing

 

DIRECTIONS

  1. Butter and flour two 9” cake pans. Prepare cake batter according to package instructions.

  2. Bake according to package instructions and let cool.

  3. Once cool, place first cake on a platter.

  4. Make frosting: In a large bowl using a hand mixer, combine butter, confectioners’ sugar, marshmallow crème, vanilla extract, and salt and beat until fluffy and combined.

  5. Top with second cake.

  6. Make ganache: In a small saucepan, heat heavy cream just until it bubbles. Place chocolate chips in a heatproof bowl and pour over heavy cream. Let stand 2 minutes, then whisk until chocolate is completely combined.

  7. Pour ganache over cake. Frost a spiral of frosting on top of ganache and use a toothpick to draw cobwebs.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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