October is National Physical Therapy Month!
Improve Quality of Life Through More Movement. Choose Better Health. Choose Physical Therapy.
Regular physical activity is one of the most important things that you can do for your health. Unfortunately, more than 80% of adults and adolescents do not get enough.
The good news is that you don’t have to spend hours at the gym or purchase expensive equipment to meet the recommended physical activity guidelines. What’s important is to find leisure-time physical activities that you enjoy and do them regularly. If pain or a condition limits your ability to participate in activities you enjoy, or you want to reduce your risk for chronic diseases, enhance your fitness, and prevent injuries, consider adding a physical therapist to your health care team.
Physical therapists are movement experts who improve quality of life through hands-on care, patient education, and prescribed movement.
It’s never too late to get moving!
Choose more movement. Choose better health. Choose physical therapy.
Article Courtesy of the APTA ChoosePt.com
Did you know Agile offers Dry Needling services as a part of your physical therapy plan or as a separate service?
What is Dry Needling?
Dry needling is a technique physical therapists use for the treatment of pain and movement impairments. The technique uses a "dry" needle, one without medication or injection, inserted through the skin into areas of the muscle. Other terms commonly used to describe dry needling, include trigger point dry needling, and intramuscular manual therapy.
Why utilize dry needling?
Physical therapists use dry needling to release or inactivate trigger points to relieve pain or improve range of motion. Research supports that dry needling improves pain control, reduces muscle tension, and normalizes dysfunctions of the motor end plates, the sites at which nerve impulses are transmitted to muscles. This can help speed up the patient's return to active rehabilitation.
Body regions that may benefit from needling:
Neck or TMJ, including headaches
Upper back or scapular region
Hip or pelvic region
Talk to your physical therapist or call our front office for more information or to see if dry needling would be beneficial for you!
Halloween Month is Here!
This year the Agile Crew will be dressed up on Thursday, October 29th!
We have already picked this years theme. Keep an eye on our social media for this years big reveal.
Hint: What a year! Let's Celebrate!
1 can (8 oz) Pillsbury™ refrigerated crescent dinner rolls or 1 can (8 oz) Pillsbury™ refrigerated Crescent Dough Sheet
10 large hot dogs
Mustard or ketchup, if desired
1. Preheat the oven to 375°F. If using crescent rolls, unroll dough, separate at perforations to create 4 rectangles. Press the other perforations to seal. If using dough sheet, unroll dough and cut into 4 rectangles.
2. With a pizza cutter, cut each rectangle lengthwise into 10 strips, making a total of 40 strips of dough.
3. Take one hot dog at a time and make a slit at the bottom for the mummy’s legs. Then, make two slits along the sides for the mummy’s arms.
4. Wrap strips of dough around the individual arms and legs and then around the body of each hotdog, leaving an area about a half an inch long where the mummy’s face is. Place the mummies on a large, ungreased baking sheet and lightly spray the dough with cooking spray so it bakes up golden brown.
5. Bake for 13-17 minutes or until the dough is light golden brown and the hot dogs are hot. With mustard or ketchup, draw two eyes on the mummy’s face.