August Newsletter 2019



Agile turns ELEVEN on

ust 30th!


We are so thankful for all the patients, past and present for making this possible. At Agile we strive to provide the best care and we wanna say thank you for choosing us and continuing to choose us for all your physical therapy and Pilates needs! We love seeing you, your friends, and family!



Patient Testimonial


"Lisa, I'm excited to continue the next chapter of    my professional career at  Charlotte Ballet.  I want  you to know that my foot feels amazing. Sometimes I press on the back of my heel where I had so    much pain with barely any pressure and now I have none. It’s hard for me to believe but I give you and your team all of my thanks!!"


N. Barton 

Professional Dancer 

Injury Corner 



Snapping Hip Syndrome


Snapping hip syndrome is a common injury where tendons of the hip "snap" or have an audible "pop" over a bony area or from intra-articular pathology. There are 3 types of snapping hip: external, internal or intra-articular.


External snapping hip involves the iliotibial band, also known as IT band, or gluteus maximus tendon slipping over the greater trochanter of the femur.


Internal snapping hip involves the iliopsoas tendon moving over the femoral head, iliopectineal eminence, the lesser trochanter of the femur or AIIS, anterior inferior iliac spine.


Intra-articular snapping hip involves pathology inside the hip joint such as a labral tear or a loose-body within the joint.


In physical therapy, we work to reduce tendon inflammation and improve flexibility by means of manual therapy, stretching and modalities such as iontophoresis patching, laser therapy, trigger point dry needling and cryotherapy. We also use PNF techniques to promote appropriate muscle use and proper mechanics, strengthening the correct muscles to reduce overuse of compensatory muscles.

We want to hear from you!

One of the best kinds of compliments we can receive is a testimonial from you! Google is where most people search for local services online, and we'd love it if you can go on there and write a little something about us. It's a very simple form and will help us out tremendously in getting the word out there! 

We really appreciate your support and thank you for being part of our family!



Recipe Corner 


Oatmeal Peanut Butter Cookies

Prep 30 m/ Cook 10 m /Ready In 40 m



  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour

  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda

  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened

  • 1/2 cup peanut butter

  • 1/2 cup white sugar

  • 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar

  • 1 egg

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 1 cup quick cooking oats

  • 3 tablespoons butter, softened

  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar

  • 1/2 cup smooth peanut butter

  • 2 1/2 tablespoons heavy whipping cream



  1. In a large bowl, cream together 1/2 cup butter or margarine, 1/2 cup peanut butter, white sugar, brown sugar, and vanilla. Add egg and beat well.

  2. In another bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Add these dry ingredients to the creamed mixture. Stir. Add oatmeal and stir.

  3. Drop by teaspoons onto greased baking sheet, and press each mound down with a fork to form 1/4 inch thick cookies. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 10 minutes, or until cookies are a light brown.

  4. To Make Filling: Cream 3 tablespoons butter or margarine with the confectioners' sugar, 1/2 cup smooth peanut butter, and the cream. Spread filling onto half of the cooled cookies, then top with the other half to form sandwiches.


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