Expanding to Serve You Better at 151 Route 10 North, Grantham, NH

 

LOOKING FOR EXCELLENT CARE CLOSER TO HOME?

 

Cioffredi & Associates is excited to officially announce the opening date of our new Grantham Clinic is April 30!

We’ve been working hard to build our new space and can’t wait to share it with you. When you come in, you’ll find a warm and inviting clinic with an abundance of natural light. The office is serviced by one of our most experienced clinicians, Becca Swope, who will provide you with fully comprehensive and compassionate care.

Becca’s excited. Are you?

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Expanding to Serve You Better at 151 Route 10 North, Grantham, NH

 

The weather hasn’t quite received the message yet, but it’s almost May! And that means the new Grantham office opening is right around the corner.

 

Our contractors have been hard at work sprucing up the new clinic in the Grantham Greenway. We are excited to share with you a few progress pictures below.

Grantham Waiting Area Progress

Waiting Area: Before -> In Progress

Welcome to the waiting room, complete with comfy, cushioned chairs. Renovations are always a little messy, but you can start to see this cozy waiting room coming together with new walls and flooring. And don’t worry, we’re not getting rid of those beautiful windows!

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Staying Hydrated: The Hardest Easiest Thing

Most of us walk around in some state of dehydration every day, and it’s one of the main causes of low energy, headaches, dull complexion, and poor elimination.Cioffredi Water Cooler

We all know that we should be drinking more water. Hydration is key to life and health, right down to keeping the cartilage in your joints soft and ‘cushiony.’ Drinking plain old water is a simple act that will help you function at top notch, lose weight, improve your sleep, gain energy, reduce cravings, and sport glowing skin. But how much do you really need to drink? And what if you’re just not in the habit?

Calculating Your Ideal Water Intake

Take your body weight in pounds, divide by two, and that’s the number of ounces of water you should drink per day. You will want to bump up that amount when you exercise, when it’s hot and humid, and when you’re sick in order to stay optimally hydrated.

table for Calculating Water IntakeHow to drink all that water?

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Announcing the Cioffredi & Associates Online Store

Featuring an extensive catalog of products to order conveniently online to support your fitness and rehabilitation goals, from fitness balls, foam rollers, braces, and weights, to Rocktape brand kinesiology tape in many colors and patterns.

PT-Approved – ORDER ONLINE TODAY!

Approved by our licensed physical therapists and personal trainers, you’re sure to find what you need to keep up your home exercise program. Check out the selection at Cioffredi.com/store, and feel free to call us at 603-643-7788 with any questions you may have.

Shop Online at the Cioffredi Online Store

 

 


Why Choose an Adjustable Desk?

Relaxed, properly aligned postures are optimal to avoid stress and strain on our bodies. Our physical therapists and ergonomics assessment specialists recommend adjustable height workstations for those who work at a computer for long periods.

Here’s why:The sit-to-stand desk recommended by Cioffredi ergonomics specialists.

Even with good alignment, sustained postures cause muscle fatigue and joint stress when maintained too long. This applies to standing as well as sitting, and so we think an adjustable sit-to-stand workstation is ideal. Continue reading


Goal-Setting Practice That Works

William J. Cioffredi, PT - FounderNew Year’s resolutions: most of us make them, and many fade by the first few months or even weeks. In our work, throughout the year, our purpose is to help people achieve their goals. We track every client, and our percentages are pretty high on helping people hit their target. This kind of goal-setting practice has reached beyond my professional life, and while I don’t profess to have great wisdom on the topic, I can tell you what has worked for me personally.

It’s pretty simple, and involves three steps.

1. Make your ‘resolution’ a specific goal that you can achieve. It’s something you can complete and is done. If your resolution is to exercise three times a week, that’s something you do—not an end result. What is your purpose with the exercise? For example, if you’d like to be able to spend a week exploring the coast with your grandkids in August or bike the Prouty in July, now you’ve created a purpose for exercising three times a week. When people come to us for help and we ask them what they want to accomplish with our treatment, oftentimes their response is something like, “reduce my pain and feel stronger.” While these kinds of responses are understandable, often one of our first tasks is to help the person identify the real purposes behind their goals (lifting their child, carrying groceries, stacking firewood?). Continue reading


Natural Anti-Inflammatory Pain Relief with Turmeric

TUR-MER-IC (‘ter-ma-rik or tyu-ma-rik)

Turmeric in ground spice and supplement form.

Turmeric has powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.

Turmeric is derived from the underground stems (rhizomes) of the Curcuma plant, a member of the ginger family. A well-known spice in Indian cuisine, it is responsible for the yellow color of curry dishes and also of American mustard. This knobby root is warming and slightly bitter, and its most active constituent, curcumin, has powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Many of us in the holistic wellness and whole health food professions have known for several years what many cultures have known for centuries of the numerous therapeutic benefits Turmeric yields, and now, this spice is steadily gaining popularity among those who want to benefit from its powerful properties, especially as an alternative to over-the-counter NSAIDs.

Studies have discovered many conditions curcumin may help; below are just five.

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Stay Fit While You Sit (at Your Desk)

Humans aren’t designed for sitting down for long periods of time, and yet that’s what many of us do for eight-plus hours each day in the workplace. The physical therapists at Cioffredi & Associates recommend that you stand up and move around at least once every 30 minutes to prevent stiffness, and we’ve created a simple routine that will help you keep your blood flowing and prevent pain and stiffness from adding stress to your day.

TRY THESE AT YOUR DESK

 

Upper body circles to stretch during a long trip by car or plane.

Start with your hands on your knees and your feet shoulder width apart. Keeping your head in a fixed position, circle your ribcage slowly as if you’re using your upper body to clean out a giant jar of peanut butter. Circle to the left 5 times, and then to the right 5 times.

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Annual Employee Pie Contest

The winners have been announced in the 2017 Cioffredi & Associates Annual Employee Pie Contest, and we thank our panel of judges for their hard work in choosing the top three!

2017 Employee Pie Contest Winning Pies

FIRST PRIZE

Caramelized Maple Apple Pie with Candied Bacon Crumble [RECIPE] by Marsha Wykes

SECOND PRIZE

Pumpkin Cheesecake Pie [RECIPE] by Amanda Drake

THIRD PRIZE

Pumpkin Pie [RECIPE] by Cindy Wright

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