June/ July Newsletter 2020

A Letter from our Owner

I wanted to take a moment and say Thank You to all the Agile staff, patients and clients for the faith, commitment and trust in what we do and what we stand for in this time of the pandemic. It has been a trying time for everyone but because of you we have been able to remain open and safely treat those in need every day since quarantine. We have also been able to keep our entire staff 100% employed. This has occurred due to your respect for one another, caring nature of staff and patients/clients, and desire to succeed. Our motto of Dare to be Moved holds true and will continue to hold true because of the courage and compassion shown from our Agile Family.

Let’s keep moving together!

Lisa Altamirano

Owner

Meet Rebekah!

Rebekah is originally from Daphne, Alabama. She attended the University of Alabama for undergrad before graduating from Samford University with her Doctorate in Physical Therapy in May 2020. Prior to graduation Rebekah completed a 10 week internship with us here at Agile before coming on staff with us full time in June! Rebekah has a background in both cheer and dance. Rebekah lives in Irondale with her husband Zac their dog, Buoy. If you see Rebekah around the office be sure to say Hello!

Injury Prevention Corner

During this period of quarantine due to COVID-19 many people have been working from home. While staying in your PJ’s for work is cozy, neck, back, and shoulder pain caused by poor posture is not. Here are a few tips to make your “workstation” and you more efficient and comfortable.

  • Adjust the height of your computer so that the top of the screen is at least at eye level and straight in front of you- not off to the side. With the head resting upright and on top of the shoulders, your muscles are not required to do as much work.

  • If you have a keyboard or mouse, adjust your seat or desk height so that you can reach them while your elbows rest by your sides and your elbows are bent to 90 degrees.

  • Have your feet supported either on the floor or on a foot stool so that your thighs are parallel with the floor. Position your trunk so that your weight is not directly on top of your sit bone but just in front.

  • Take time to MOVE! The newsletter for May has some great stretches and movements you can do during a break. Holding any posture for to long will ultimately fatigue the body and potentially cause discomfort; therefore, listen to your body and take an active break.

To learn more about Juvenile Arthritis

Recipe Corner

Old Bay Grilled Shrimp

CAL/SERV:160 YIELDS:4 servings PREP TIME: 5 mins TOTAL TIME: 5 mins

Ingredients

1 1/2 lb. shell-on deveined shrimp (16- to 20-ct.)

1 tbsp. olive oil

3 tsp. Old Bay seasoning

1/4 c. Chopped parsley

Directions

  1. Heat grill on high. Toss shrimp with olive oil and 1 1/2 teaspoon Old Bay seasoning.

  2. Thread shrimp onto skewers and grill until opaque, turning over once, 3 to 5 minutes.

  3. Remove shrimp from skewers and transfer to large bowl. Sprinkle with parsley and 1 1/2 teaspoon Old Bay seasoning; toss to combine. Serve immediately.

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