In late 2017, Kris Bowen came to us with knee pain so severe she was unable to walk up and down stairs. Recently, she was able to partake in the experience of a lifetime, hiking all over rocky coast of Scotland!

“I just wanted to share this picture of me in Scotland celebrating my 50th birthday! When we started working together a year ago, this was my goal. For over two weeks we walked rocky beaches in the Inner Hebrides islands. We hiked on steep and muddy paths through the Highlands. We got to experience so much beauty on the trip of a lifetime. My knee felt great! I took my time on some of the trickier terrain (I like to think of it as contemplative walking) and the hiking poles were an excellent asset to have along. But overall, I just felt strong and ready to take on all the fantastic adventures we waded into. Thank you so very much for your help getting my knee back in shape so I could have this wonderful experience!” -Kris Bowen

Sports Injury Recovery

Knee Pain: Finding the Source

Hiking Exercises

 

 

 


Becca Swope PT, MSPT, OCS and Anna Hinman PT, DPT, CHC, CEAS

It’s resolution season! With 2019 here, a lot of us are hitting the reset button on our health and setting goals to become more physical active. It can be difficult to fit physical activities into your already busy day though. Our Guru’s from the Grantham clinic are here to help with 5 tips to help you meet your goals!

 

 

1. PARK THE CAR

Don’t stress yourself out trying to find that one open spot close to your building. Park far away in that nice open lot and get a few extra steps in. Same thing when picking up your mail! Park the car and use it as an opportunity to take a quick walk!

2. GET MOVING

We’re not built to sit all day. Set an alarm for every 30 minutes for a quick stroll, stretch, or exercise. Try doing a few squats, toe-touches, or side-bends to get the blood moving!

 

3. MULTI-TASK

Chores building up and you still haven’t gotten in your exercises? Time to do double-time! Try heel raises while washing dishes, balancing on one leg while brushing your teeth, or flexing your core while driving around on errands.

 

4. STEP IT UP

You don’t have to have a fancy watch to track steps. Did you know most smart phones have a pedometer built into them? Set goals you can manage with yours and work up to 10,000 steps a day!

 

5. MAKE IT A HABIT!

Don’t jump back into your exercises full tilt. That’s how you injure yourself and set yourself up to fail. Start slow with goals that you know you can achieve. That way you have no excuses to not do them and can create a habit over multiple weeks. Then, you can start to ratchet up the intensity and work towards goals without having to re-engage your willpower constantly.

 

If you have any questions for our Grantham Gurus, please email us at scheduling@cioffredi.com.

 

New Year – Newsletter!


Jim Beattie is a former MLB Pitcher for the Yankees and Mariners, General Manager for the Expos and Orioles, and more recently, a Scout for the Blue Jays. These days, he serves as the Director of the Upper Valley Special Olympics Winter Games and spends his free time traveling, skiing, and exploring the great outdoors. Jim came to us to help recover from a skiing injury and we had a chance to ask him a couple questions about his success, active lifestyle, and the upcoming Winter Games!

Continue reading


2:30PM-4:30PM | Mount Sunapee

Join our Grantham clinicians, Becca, Anna, and Alexis during the Mount Sunapee Ladies Day Extravaganza!

They will be providing a presentation of the benefits of foam rolling after a day on the slopes and techniques to get the most out of it! We’ll also be giving giving away some free foam rollers to a few lucky participants!

The presentation starts at 2:30 and we’ll be sticking around until 4:30 to answer any questions you may have. For more details about other Ladies Day activities and to register for the event, click the link below!

Mount Sunapee Ladies Day Extravaganza: Experience amazing skiing, amazing brands, and of course, amazing ladies who love to ski! Demo, learn, socialize, and win!

 

 

 

 


Stories of Health, Wellness, and Resolutions | Tips and Inspiration for the New Year

 

In this issue…

✓ 9 Things I Learned from Actor Michael Caine

✓ Q&A with Jim Beattie: Leading an Active Life Post-MLB

✓ Avoiding Spine Surgery

✓ In Their Own Words: Success Stories from Our Patients

✓ Grantham Gurus: 5 Tips to Keep Your Resolution

✓ Sports Massage and You

✓ Where Are They Now?

 


Client Success: In Her Own Words

I have been living with chronic lower back pain for years and finally have gotten relief through just a few sessions of dry needling with Marsha and Becca. 

“I am thrilled to have relief and know that dry needling is a resource for this discomfort should I experience it again. Thank you Kate, Becca and Marsha!”

This back pain has affected my quality of life and sleep. I exercise, stretch, have tried massage and over the counter pain medication but have only gotten very temporary relief. My physical therapist, Kate, thought that perhaps I would benefit from some dry needling. Continue reading