I can't believe that this weekend is Christmas! This time of year is very hectic and we are all running around to find presents and shop for the holiday gatherings. Another thing occupying the agenda is making New Years resolutions. Many people do not succeed in carrying them through because they are big goals which seem unfeasible. Their is a way to make this happen.
Setting up the goals in smaller attainable increments will lead to success. For example, if your big goal is to lose 30 lbs, set it up so that every month you should be able to shed 5 lbs. This way when you do lose that weight it will give you motivation to continue. If another goal is to eat healthier, than the first goal of the month is to transition to whole wheat. Each month should have a small manageable goal so that you are set up for success.
We want to wish you Happy Holdiays and a very happy and healthy New Year! We always hope to exceed your expectations!
As we get closer to 2012, people start making new year resolutions. In our case, our new year resolution is all about you and what we can do to make 2012 a healthy and pain-free year for you.
As the premier providers of physical therapy in our community, we value your trust in us. Our goal is not only to maintain but also to improve the high standard of care you've experienced with us.
As part of our resolution, we are going to teach you how to live a healthy, pain-free life. Please pay close attention to this newsletter because it will help you set the stage for optimum health and wellness in the next 12 months. Your success is ours, and we are committed to your health and well-being.
Here are a few tips to help you stay injury-free in the new year:
- Consult a physical therapist to evaluate and, if necessary, improve your strength and flexibility.
- Learn the right techniques to lift heavy objects, including heavy backpacks and handbags.
- A physical fitness and injury assessment evaluation is the best thing you can do to keep yourself healthy and pain-free in 2012.
New Year Resolution Tips
Here are some ideas for new year resolutions. Please keep in mind that some of these suggestions may need to be modified depending on your individual needs.
1. When lifting objects, I will use the correct technique (as instructed by my physical therapist) so that I can protect my back.
2. As I perform my exercises, I will monitor my technique, breathing pattern, and range of motion during each repetition.
3. I will maintain an upright posture and practice postural awareness exercises at regular intervals throughout the day.
4. I will make it a habit to stretch at regular intervals while at work.
5. I will follow the home exercise program provided to me by my physical therapist.
Physical Therapy and the New You.
This is the time of the year when most individuals get gym memberships and plan to start regular workouts. It's also the time of the year when the body is least prepared for unsupervised, sudden exercise which can cause injuries.
Your physical therapist will teach you how to perform an exercise with the correct technique, breathing pattern, and range of motion. We will always answer your questions and help you exercise in a safe, progressive manner.
Don’t hesitate to contact us to ask for help with finding a routine that will work for you.
Now it’s your turn to make some new year resolutions for a healthy and pain-free year ahead!
From all of us to you and your family: We wish you a happy new year and hope you have a safe, pain-free, and injury-free year ahead in 2012.