July 2016 Newsletter

July 2016 Newsletter

What's New With Pace West P.T.
This Summer?

For the past year, our office manager and insurance-guru, Nancy Barnard has been on a donor list for a new kidney. As of May 24, 2016 she received one! The clinic is beyond happy for her and overjoyed to see her progress. Nancy is gaining strength and getting back to her normal routine! Nancy is so appreciate of the support she has received from the clinic's staff, Pace West P.T. associates, and clients of our practice. Pace West P.T. is grateful for Colorado's #1 hospital, University of Colorado Hospital for nursing Nancy back to health and wellness!

Tip of the Month!

4 Ways to Stick to Your Physical Therapy Homework:
Provided by health.usnews.com

  1. Find a purpose.
  2. Meet your match.
  3. Be Honest.
  4. Strategize.

Welcome our newest team member, Christine!

Pace West Physical Therapy warmly welcomes a new team member, Christine Lamb. Christine's undergraduate education was completed at North Carolina State University where she received her bachelors degree in Nutrition Science. She then went on to graduate school at Pima Medical Institute in Denver, CO where she acquired her Physical Therapy Assistant degree. She graduated as valedictorian and began working as a PT Aide in an outpatient orthopedic clinic. During this time, she volunteered in nursing facilities, sports rehab clinics, and at-home health with special needs children. Today, she coaches gymnastics and continues to expand her knowledge of physical therapy by attending classes. Recently, she completed a Joint Mobilizations course titled "Manual Therapy for the PTA." We are so happy to have her!

What's going on in the community?

Core Power: Yoga on the Rocks

Bring your yoga mat, water bottle, and positive mindset to Red Rocks amphitheater in Morrison, CO!

7:00-8:00 am July 30th
August 6th, 13th, and 20th

IRONMAN: August 7th

The Ironman Race inhabits extreme athletes from all over the world. The race begins with a 2.4 mile swim, once completed the participants transition to a 112 mile cycle course. Lastly, the participants complete a marathon. This event defies the odds of the human body and is extremely enjoyable to spectate.

IRONKIDS: Fun Run, August 6th

Don't leave your children out! Children ages 15 and younger are able to participate in a non-competitive 1/4 mile or 1 mile run.

Craft Brew Races, September 10th

Head to Boulder Reservoir September 10th at 12:00 pm till 4:00 pm for a 5k event you don't want to miss! Nothing says post race like a Craft Brew Festival.

Let's put your cellphone
to some good use.

Pace West P.T. is thrilled to announce our new YouTube Channel! This channel allows patients to access exercises on the go! These videos will give step-by-step instructions and tutorials of our therapists demonstrating at-home therapy techniques! You no longer have to use the excuse, "I forgot how to accomplish the exercise I was assigned!!"

Here's Why We Stand Up for What We Believe In! Here's Why We Stand Up for What We Believe In!

In the PW P.T. clinic our staff believes in working at stand up desks to promote spinal health. Our reception work space gives us the option to have both sit down and stand capabilities thanks to the Varidesk! We switched to the Varidesk pro around one year ago and recommend it to all our patients. Heres why! A majority of workers using average office desks experience health problems. These problems are correlated with poor posture and lack of support. We encourage the stand up Varidesk so patients learn to use their own body's strength for support while working. For example, rather than slouching in a chair, try tightening your abdominal muscles to stand upright.