In this time of pandemic with COVID-19, learn how to manage pain, inflammation and your immune system with physical therapy in our May 2020 newsletter!
Learn methods to relieve neck and shoulder pain in our February 2020 Newsletter!
Learn more about ways to reduce your fall risk and improve balance in our January 2020 patient newsletter!
A family favorite with a twist for those with food allergies/sensitivities.
One loaf GF bread sliced into small cubes (12-18 ounces
One lb sweet Italian sausage
Two Tbs olive oil
¼ cup vegan butter (plant based)
½ large onion chopped (3/4 cup)
Four Leeks (3/4 cup)
Three stalks celery chopped (1 cup)
Two cloves garlic minced
One tsp dried thyme
½ tsp ground sage
Parsley to taste
¼ – ½ tsp ground pepper
Salt to taste
One and ½ cups chicken stock
Preheat oven to 300 degrees F.
Place cubed bread onto a rimmed baking sheet and drizzle with olive oil. Add a pinch of salt and toss to evenly combine. Bake, stirring every 10 minutes, for 30-35 minutes until dry and slightly toasted and let cool.
In a skillet, over medium to low heat, add butter and melt. Add onions/leeks, celery and ¼ tsp salt and cook until completely soft (about 15 minutes). Add garlic, thyme, sage, pepper and ¼ tsp salt and cook for another 1-2 minutes; remove from heat and set aside.
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Heat the chicken stock on the skillet until simmering. Place the eggs in a bowl and whisk to combine. Slowly add hot stock to eggs, starting with just a few Tbs while whisking constantly.
Place all ingredients together in bowl and mix together. Poor into a greased baking dish and cover tightly with tin foil.
Bake covered for 30 minutes, uncover and cook for another 15 minutes until golden on top.
Learn more about the causes and treatment for neck and back pain in our November 2019 monthly newsletter!
Learn more about how to relieve back pain in our October 2019 newsletter!
September 23, 2019 is annual Fall Prevention Day – an important day to promote awareness of an issue which affects many people. An estimated 20%-30% of older adults suffer from the effects of a fall each year, and falling is the leading cause of fatal and non-fatal injuries, the fifth-leading cause of death among aging adults in America.
Have you fallen over the last several years? What were the circumstances that may have contributed to a fall occurrence? The important thing to remember is that falling is NOT a normal part of aging and research shows 60-75% of falls CAN BE PREVENTED! But how?
4 Things you can do to prevent falls:
1. Have your Physician or Pharmacist review your medications
2. Exercise to improve your balance and strength
3. Identify any recent changes in your vision
4. Review your home to remove any potential hazards to reduce your fall risk
Physical Therapists are movement specialists and are well trained to help you reduce your falling risk. Risk factors that Physical therapy can help improve include: physical inactivity, poor balance, leg weakness, improper use of a cane or walker and fear of falling.
There are several non-modifiable risk factors, or factors you cannot change, which also contribute to an increase in falling risk which include: being over age 65, being of a female gender, having a history of falls, taking more than 4 medications, poor vision, poor sensation, and memory loss.
Physical Therapy can prevent falls and help you stay Independent. If you or someone you care about would like to learn more about how physical therapy can reduce your risk of suffering a fall, please contact us at: http://www.excelphysicaltherapy.com/contact-us/ and we would be happy to provide further assistance!
Life Doesn’t Have to be a Pain in the Neck! Learn more about how to relieve Neck Pain in our September 2019 Newsletter!
Excel Physical Therapy is excited to announce that we are expanding our locations in Philadelphia and opening a new clinic in Passyunk in October 2019!
The new Passyunk clinic will be located at:
1843 East Passyunk Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19148-2127
Phone (267) 551-3464
Fax (267) 551-3465
Stay tuned for more information in the coming weeks! Our Mission is Your Recovery!
Learn more about Core Muscles and how to optimize your movement in our August 2019 Excel PT Monthly Newsletter!