July 2015 Newsletter
Sports and Orthopaedic Therapy Services, LLC July 2015 Newsletter
Welcome to SP.OR.T.S. Thea Musantry, PT, DPT
We are very excited to announce that Thea Musantry has joined the SP.OR.T.S. team as of July 5th, 2015. Thea was awarded a Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) degree from The George Washington University in 2015. Her manual therapy skills, clinical experience and passion for helping others achieve their goals are the qualities that we look for in a therapist who is taking care of our patients. She has trained in both, hospital-based and outpatient settings. She completed her final internship with Karim Wassef at SP.OR.T.S. emphasizing manual therapy techniques. Thea is a native of Dallas, TX. We are pleased to have her as part of our team!
Having shoulder pain ?
It could be due to your rotator cuff. According to National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS) is reported that more than 200,000 people have surgery on a shoulder every year in the U.S. because of a rotator cuff problem. Another estimated 400,000 have surgery because of partial rotator cuff tears or rotator cuff tendonitis. Furthermore, when it comes to rotator cuff injuries, people over the age of 40 are more prone to rotator cuff injuries, the young are at risk, too. Dislocated shoulders can lead to rotator cuff injuries at any age. People who suffer from chronic shoulder inflammation are at risk for rotator cuff injuries. Recent research has shown that many patients who receive good PT have similar outcomes compared to those who had surgery i.e. many small to medium cuff tears can be managed conservatively. Talk to our physical therapist and find out what warmup exercises and other prevention strategies can work for you. Beat shoulder pain today! Call (301) 946- 7717 or click on our website to contact us for more information www.sports-pt.com source: http://www.niams.nih.gov/health_info/shoulder_problems/shoulder_problems_ff.asp
July Is Referral
July is referral month at SP.OR.T.S. We want to thank you for your kind words and recommendations to your family and friends. This drawing will be held on August 7th. Any patient that submitted a verifiable referral during the preceding months of May and June is automatically entered into the drawing. One (1) randomly selected winner will be awarded Dinner for (2) . Referrals can be submitted online, by phone or through the mail. Each referral will be verified by our staff. How to Enter :
Print this form. (link: http://bit.ly/1GKnIXs)
Fill it out & give to a friend/family member who needs physical therapy.
When that friend/family member turns it in at his/her initial evaluation, you will be mailed your gift card – It’s That Simple!
July 16th 5-7PM
Free injury assessment @Rock Creek Sports Club
Did you know that July is Juvenile Arthritis Awareness month?
Juvenile Arthritis (JA) affects almost 300,000 children under the age of 16 in the United States. Although there various types of juvenile arthritis, many share common symptoms, like pain, joint swelling, redness and warmth, each type of JA is distinct and has its own special concerns and symptoms. Some types of juvenile arthritis affect the musculoskeletal system. To learn more about JA visit:(http://bit.ly/1Jx9OJ9)
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