The April showers shall soon bring our May flowers! As we encourage our community to participate in active, healthy lifestyle choices, including gardening, cleaning, hiking, and all your other special interests; we must always appreciate the need for practicing safe movement patterns. Your local physical therapists at Atlantic Physical Therapy have the treatment you may need to reduce your new, or old, aches and pains. Consult your doctor regarding any musculoskeletal, balance, or gait issues causing you worry.
Did you know one of the biggest components of success in physical therapy is the home exercise program, or “HEP.” One could say the HEP is up to fifty percent of the reason you will achieve better outcomes; considering the average physical therapy visit ranges from 45-60 minutes, which may not be enough time to make the drastic change you need.
Sundays are a great day for you to do your Home Exercise Program!
Did You Know?
- Cinco de Mayo, held on May 5th, is an annual celebration to commemorate the Mexican Army’s victory over the French Empire; so help yourself to a Taco… or Tequila!
- Mother’s Day is just around the corner on May 12th!
- May is recognized as National Military Appreciation Month; we sure do love and support all of active duty & veterans out there!
- The temperatures are continuing to rise; encouraging more active lifestyle choices, but be aware of acute overuse injuries, including tendinitis, bursitis, or plantar fasciitis. Use the “10% Rule,” meaning not to increase your training program or activity greater than 10% per week, to prevent common overuse injuries.
Great Job to Bobby Hammond Jr. & Rachel Carr on completing their Island-to-Island Half Marathon!
May Birthdays –
26th – “Doc” Gordon