September 2020

What's Happening at Agile

We had a great time completing out most recent Pilates Trapeze course. Agile is one of the few clinics in the area that utilizes Pilates training in physical therapy treatment. All of our Physical Therapist are trained in Pilates and have varying levels of Pilates certifications. We also have an in house Pilates studio for continued wellness after your physical therapy is complete.


September is World Alzheimer’s Month, an international campaign to raise dementia awareness and challenge stigma. Each year, Alzheimer associations from around the world unite to organize advocacy and information provision events, as well as Memory Walks and fundraising days. The impact of this campaign is growing, but the stigmatization and misinformation that surrounds dementia remains a global issue. This September is our time for action, when the global dementia family unites to call for and demand change. World Alzheimer’s Month is coordinated by Alzheimer’s Disease International (ADI), the umbrella organisation of Alzheimer associations around the world. Join the campaign!

Visit to see how you can get involved.

Statistics on Dementia

• There are over 50 million people around the world living with dementia.

• Someone in the world develops dementia every 3 seconds.

• The number of people living with dementia is predicted to triple, rising to 152 million by 2050.

• The economic burden of dementia is US$1 trillion dollars every year, a figure that will double by 2030.

• Almost 80% of the general public are concerned about developing dementia at some point and 1 in 4 people think that there is nothing we can do to prevent dementia.

• Almost 62% of healthcare providers worldwide think that dementia is part of normal ageing.

• 35% of carers across the world said that they have hidden the diagnosis of dementia of a family member.

• Over 50% of carers globally say their health has suffered as a result of their caring responsibilities even whilst expressing positive sentiments about their role.


Should I be exercising if I have back pain?

According to a review article in The Spine Journal, the answer is... YES!

  • The review states that exercise is safe for individuals with back pain because it does not increase the risk of future back injuries or work absence for all cases whether acute, subacute or chronic.

  • There is substantial evidence that supports the use of exercise as a therapeutic tool to improve back flexibility as well as strength.

  • Most studies supported the fact that exercise improves global pain ratings post exercise program intervention.

  • Each individual case is different so it is important to consult with your doctor about your unique symptoms or come see us at Agile Physical Therapy for a fitness consultation.

Click the picture below to check out the article for yourself!


Game Day Recipe Corner

Rotel Sausage Dip

Active: 20 mins Total: 1 hr 20 mins Yield:Serves 16 (serving size: 1/2 cup)


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 12 ounces ground beef sirloin

  • 8 ounces dry-cured Spanish chorizo, finely chopped

  • 2 pounds processed cheese (such as Velveeta), cubed

  • 2 (14-oz.) cans diced tomatoes and green chiles (such as Rotel)

  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper

  • Tortilla scoops, for serving


  • Step 1

Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high. Add beef and chorizo; cook, stirring often to crumble beef, until browned, 6 to 7 minutes. Transfer meat to a plate lined with paper towels; drain 5 minutes. Transfer to a 6-quart slow cooker; stir in cheese, tomatoes-and-chiles, and crushed red pepper. Cover and cook on HIGH, stirring occasionally, until cheese is fully melted and sauce is smooth, about 1 hour. Turn slow cooker to WARM; serve with tortilla scoops.

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