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Why It’s Important to Fill Out Your Intake Sheet BEFORE Your Massage Appointment Christa Sperry RMP, RYT-200      When you book an appointment here at Issa PT for massage for the first time, an intake form should be automatically emailed to you. This intake form, apart from giving me consent to touch you and treat you, also fills me in about who you are and why you’re coming in to see me. It lets me know things about past and present injuries, illnesses, and prefe...
Posted on 2019-07-02
PT Can Prevent Unnecessary Surgery Recent research is showing that surgery might not be needed as often as we think. A large review estimates that 10 of surgeries might be unnecessary and that in some specialties such as cardiology and orthopedics, that number might be higher. The reasons for so many unneeded surgeries being performed are varied, but the most common is that more conservative options aren't tried first, or lack of knowledge by the operating physician.   Physicians und...
Posted on 2019-06-19
Health Benefits of Swimming for Kids. by Tamer Issa. Memorial Day weekend is a week away!!!  You know what that means... it's summer pool season!  My family loves this time of year when we can end a long day at the pool.  It's also almost time for kids to be involved in summer swimming.  My kids joined a swim team last year and I'm so excited that they did.  It was so good for them on many levels.  If you have young kids, I would highly recommend that you consid...
Posted on 2019-05-17
Motivation for Movement By: Megan Piersol, DPT Exercising can be a hard thing for some people to get motivated to do. I did some research on some motivational quotes to hopefully help those of you struggling to find inspiration to get moving. I tried to keep them related more to the mind, body, and therapeutic benefits of exercise since it is what I tend to preach daily to my patients. “For me, exercise is more than just physical – it’s therapeutic.” – Mic...
Posted on 2019-04-26
   Addiction Today By: Christa Sperry        A couple days ago, one of my longest running friendships (30 years) ended in a drug overdose. It is sad and honestly it angers me. But one thing it doesn’t do to me anymore is surprise me. I have been losing my friends and family to drugs and alcohol for many years now. I could chalk it up to being the curse of my generation, or of where I come from. But that’s not the case.    &nbs...
Posted on 2019-04-12
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