Welcome to our September newsletter!
Read below to learn more about what’s happening at Active PT!
Saturday, September 23, 2017 — Fall Jam at Crossfit Future
Active PT will be at CrossFit Future again this year for their annual Fall Jam. Come try dry needling, SASTM, a Functional Movement Screen (FMS) and to hang out with your favorite physical therapists!
We’re excited to share with you a few new changes!
First, we hired Mattie August 14 and so many of you have had awesome things to say about her! We’re so glad to have her on our team. Read Dr. Mattie Bett’s bio here on our website.
Second, we are hiring a new new Physical Therapist! Dr. Leah Vertullo, PT will start September 11th. She is a recent grad from University of Miami in Coral Gables, Florida. Read her bio below or click here!
Lastly, we would like to thank all those who came to our student presentations last month! If you missed their presentations here are the blog posts that the students wrote:
Francesca: Patience Sucess (click here)
Lauren: Motivation Through Fitbit (click here)
Alyssa: Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (click here)
Meet Dr. Leah Vertullo, PT!
Dr. Vertullo received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of Miami (FL) and her Bachelors of Science in Health Information Management from The Ohio State University.
September is National Childhood Obesity Month!
The month of September is National Childhood Obesity Month. According to the Center for Disease and Prevention, approximately 1 in 6 children between the age of 2-19 are considered obese. Childhood obesity can lead to various health complications including Diabetes, heart disease, and can also increase your chance of being injured with activity.
The topic of childhood obesity hits close to home, as growing up as an adolescent, I struggled significantly with my weight. There are many obstacles to consider when trying to overcome obesity from a physical, mental, and emotional perspective. Speaking from personal experience, trying to lose weight was such a daunting task. As hard I tried, it just seemed like a never ending battle.
Click here to read the full article with 4 Tips to Combat Childhood Obesity!
The Truth About Foam Rolling
To roll, or not to roll?
Kat’s Challenge of the Month!
Eat your greens!
Green vegetables are packed with healthy nutrients such as Vitamins A, C, E and K (which are found in salad greens, kale and spinach). Many of the B complex vitamins are also found in broccoli, bok choy and mustard greens as well as fiber and calcium.
What makes green vegetables (and really all fruits and vegetables) so healthy is their abundance of phytochemicals. Phytochemicals are chemicals found in plants that help protect plants from disease, insects, injuries, etc.; they’re basically a plant’s immune system. And they work for our immune system too.
Phytochemicals have been shown to be effective in treating cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular disease and hypertension. They also help prevent cell damage and can decrease cholesterol levels.
Add green vegetables to your salad, sandwich, smoothie, or as delicious side!