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An urban legend states that if


you can move your finger, it
isn't broken- which is false!
Make sure to get proper
treatment if you think you
may have a broken finger.
What health-related urban
legends have you found to be
false?

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Guess what other urban


legend is proven false this
week? "Cracking your
knuckles will give you
arthritis!" Like if you thought
this was true!

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Trivia Time Monday! Can you
guess how many muscles are
in your hands? Leave your
best guess in the comments!
The winner will be announced
next Monday! (I would keep
it a little more instant here,
and just comment on the
thread when someone gets
the correct answer).

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FAQ: Is therapy painful? A:


Are you a tennis player?
Happy Mother's Day from all of
For many patients, one of the Watch this video for some
us here at Harmony Hand &
primary opbjectives is pain useful stretching tips before Physical Therapy! Thanks for all
relief. At Harmony Hand & PT, you play to prevent injury!
that you mom's do! (Insert
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with appropriate excercies
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not only for pain relief, but to
recover range of motion,
strength and endurance.

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Share recent industryrelated article in the news.


Like/share posts from news
feed.

Are you a golf player?


If you're planning to spend
Watch this for some
some time on your garden
useful stretching tips
this weekend, remember this
before you play to
tip: Don't sit back on your
prevent injury!
knees! Not only is bending
http://www.youtube.com your knees that far a hard
/watch?v=MozrkulgSy0
position for the
knee joint, but it requires you
to push most of your body
weight up with your hands
and wrists.
Instead, use a short
gardening stool or bench. (can

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Share recent industryrelated article in the news.


Like/share posts from news
feed.

Have an active family?


This New York Times
article will tell you why
warming up and
stretching before exercise
is important
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Don't ignore pain! If you step


awkwardly while walking,
running or hiking and feel a
tweak in your foot, or you
think you strained a muscle,
don't keep going. Ignoring an
injury and continuing to walk
on it tends to make it worse,
so it's best to just stop and try
again when you're healed up.

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Share recent industryHiking Horsetooth this


Happy Memorial Day
related article in the news.
weekend? For injury
Weekend! Are you planning
Like/share posts from news protection, trekking poles on going to the pool? If you
feed.
or hiking sticks can help
were taught to wait 30
you keep your balance
minutes after eating to swim,
and support your joints. then you'll enjoy this busted
For more helpful tips
myth! There is no medical
before hiking, follow this
evidence to support this
link
claim, so enjoy your barbeque
http://www.2toms.com/
and jump on in!
knowledge/commonhiking-and-walkinginjuries/#sthash.1RztqAq

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FAQ: How long will each


treatment last? A: At Harmony
Hand & PT we create individual
care plans, so appointments
depend on your individual
needs, however treatment
sessions typically last 30
minutes to 1 hour. The intial
visit usually takes a minimum of
45 minutes.

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FAQ: Why is physical therapy a
good choice? More than half of
all Americans are suffering from
pain. Whether it is a recent
episode or chronic, an ABC
News/Stanford study revealed
that pain in America is a serious
problem. However, many do not
even know that physical and
occupational therapists are well
equipped to not only treat pain,
but also address its source.
Physical and occupational
therapists are experts at treating
movement and neuromusculoskeletal disorders. Pain
often accompanies a movement
disorder, and therapists can help
correct the disorder and relieve
the pain.

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Contact: Brenda Cummings


bcummings@harmonyhand.com
www.harmonyhand.com

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FAQ: Who will see me when I make an
appointment?
A:
You will be evaluated by one of our
licensed and highly trained physical or
occupational therapists and he/she will
also treat you during subsequent visits.
Unlike some clinics, where you see
someone different each visit, we feel it is
very important to develop a one-on-one
relationship with you to maintain
continuity of care.

Trivia Monday! Which muscle in Share recent industry related article Did you know that by simply correcting Ice it or heat it? Use ice packs when the area
the body pulls with the greatest
your posture you can alleviate some is inflamed, swollen, and/or painful and use
force? Leave your guess in the
causes of lower back pain? Keep good
heat packs for aches and pains like a stiff
comments!
ANSWER: It is
posture in mind today as you are sitting
neck or back.
actually the soleus, which is found
or standing!
just in front of the gastrocnemius-the largest of your calf muscles.

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Happy Monday! How about a
trivia question to get you started
for the week; what is the longest
bone in the human body?
Comment with your best guess!
ANSWER: The femur

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It's that time again, Trivia
Monday! Do you know what the
largest joint in the body is?
Comment and let us know!
ANSWER: Knee

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Trivia time! Tell us in the
comments what the strongest
tendon in the body is! ANSWER:
Achilles

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Last trivia question of the month,
it's a challenging one! Tell us the
smallest bone in the body. Ready,
set, comment! ANSWER: The
smallest bone in the human body
is the stapes. It is one of the small
bones located in the middle ear.

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Do you experience neck pain while at June soil is warm, full of life, and perfect for
work? Try repositioning your computer gardening, but make sure you take care of
monitor for some relief. The monitor yourself while tending the garden. To avoid
should be at least 20 to 40 inches away, back pain from all the digging and lifting
and the top of the screen should be
remember to bend from the knees, not the
right at or just below eye level.
back!

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FAQ: Can I go directly to my physical or


occupational therapist?
A: Yes, Colorado is a direct access state
where you can go to a physical therapist
or occupational therapist without a
referral; however, many insurance
companies still require a referral from
your doctor so this is important to verify
with your health insurance provider.

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We all know how important it is to


Dynamic stretching simulates movement
stretch out before a run or other
made during exercise, so it's a good way to
physical activity, but did you know you
prepare for athletic events, while static
should also stretch afterwards?
stretches are used to improve flexbility and
Remember to warm up and cool dow
cool down after you exercise.
next time you head out for some
exercise!

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In honor of Friday the 13th here's a


spooky fact; babies are born with 300
bones, while adults have only 206!

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Regular exercise can be very helpful in Did you know, if you eat before you exercise,
preventing falls and injuries. Exercises your body uses its energy to digest the food
such as Tai Chi are great ways to
instead of on the workout routine. Try not to
improve your balance and strength!
eat within two hours of an aerobic activity
to get the most out of your workout.

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Happy Father's Day from all of us here at


Harmony Hand & Physical therapy!
Thanks for all that you dads do! (Insert
picture of dad w/ kid)

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Today is the summer solstice! How are
you spending the longest day of the year?

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FAQ: What is the purpose of PT?
A: The purpose of physical therapy is to
help the patient return to active life as
quickly as possible. Therapy strives to
reduce pain, increase flexibility, range of
motion, and function, build strength, and
correct posture.

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Keep your children active to promote
development by doing these simple
activities!
http://www.moveforwardpt.com/Childre
n/Activities/Default.aspx#.U3pfU_ldXCZ

3744 S Timberline Rd
Fort Collins, CO 80525
PHONE: 970-204-4263

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You've probably heard the word
"ergonomics" in a variety of settings
and marketing campaigns - but what
does it really mean for you and your
health? The practitioners at HHPT
are skilled in evaluating work and
living settings, then creating,
adapting and modifying changes to
how people perform daily activities.
Check out this comprehensive
article for details!
https://www.aota.org/AboutOccupationalTherapy/Professionals/WI/Ergono

Summer is a great time to get active


as a family! Join the #MoveForward
Summer Fit Family Challenge,
sponsored by the @American
Physical Therapy Association, by
posting pictures of you and your
family getting fit together doing
activities like hiking, rock climbing
or yoga.
http://www.moveforwardpt.com/R
esources/Detail.aspx?cid=22405ea9176b-463f-8a4ec13fabf7699a#.U7GzxRaKJg3

How much time to you spend at


your computer every day? Whether
sitting in front of a screen is part of
your daily routine for work or play
(or both), a healthy lifestyle
requires a proper computing set-up.
Start with good posture, equipment
and chair alignment - and read this
article to learn how an OT from
HHPT can help!
https://www.aota.org/AboutOccupational-Therapy/PatientsClients/Work/Computer.aspx

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Did you know: 1/3 of people over


the age of 65 and almost half of
people over the age of 80 will fall at
least once this year? There are a
variety of ways that Physical
Therapists can help you reduce your
risk of falling, check out this article
to learn more:
http://www.moveforwardpt.com/s
ymptomsconditionsdetail.aspx?cid=
85726fb6-14c4-4c16-9a4c-

Spending time out in the garden this


week? Prevent next-day soreness by
ending your gardening session with
a short walk or some light
stretching. A warm bath or shower
can also help!

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Are there any yogis out there?


Several therapists on the HHPT
team rave about the personal
benefits of a regular yoga practice and we're not alone. Check out this
podcast to learn about the shared
power of yoga and occupational
therapy, from the @American
Occupational Therapy Association.
https://www.aota.org/AboutOccupational-Therapy/PatientsClients/Health-and-

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Summer can mean increased free


time for the kiddos, as well as
increased screen time. The
@American Occupational Therapy
Association recently shared this
great blog post about limiting screen
time in children to boost
brainpower - check it out:
http://www.heatherhaupt.com/201
3/04/22/how-to-waste-brain-

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We hope everyone has fun plans for


Independence Day tomorrow!
Remember to be cautious around
fireworks, grills and swimming pools here's to a safe and fun day from your
friends at Harmony Hand & PT! (post
summer fun picture)

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Curious about how HHPT services


can help you feel healthier and
happier? This month we're
breaking down how we can help
YOU, starting with Therapeutic
Exercises. Therapeutic Exercises
increase size and strength in
tissue, improves coordination,
reduces atrophy and improves
cardiovascular fitness. Check out
our website to learn more! (link
to web)

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Did you know that preventing back Meet the Staff -- Brenda Cummings
How can Sports Injury
pain can be as simple as taking time
Rehabilitation help you? This
for daily stretching? Check out this
service helps relieve spasms,
article for some easy stretches, and
increase cell metabolism, increase
give us a call to learn how our
stretching of tight muscles, and
therapists can help you lead a healthy,
strengthen weakened muscles.
pain-free lifestyle!
Give us a call to make an
http://www.prevention.com/fitness/
appointment with one of HHPT's
strength-training/5-stretches-easeskilled therapists!
back-pain

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Have you visited our new Windsor


location yet? We're all settled in to
our great new space on Main Street,
come say hi! (Post picture from
Chamber Ribbon Cutting)

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Have you heard of ailments like
"Smart Phone Thumb," "PDA
Nails," "Cellular Blindness" or
"Smart Phone Fog?" As use of
smart phones becomes
increasingly engrained in our lives,
it's imperative to be proactive in
preventing discomfort or pain
from repetive motions on small
screens. Check out this brochure
for tips for using smart phones
wisely: https://www.aota.org/-

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Meet the Staff -- Maud Monet

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This week's "How we can help


you" series is all about orthotics!
Foot Orthotics help reduce foot
stress and fatigue, while
increasing agility. When your foot
is balanced and supported
correctly, you're less prone to
ankle or foot injury, knee pain,
and even hip and back pain! (post
w/ picture of orthotics)

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Meet the Staff -- Sue Dukart

3744 S Timberline Rd
Fort Collins, CO 80525

Have you heard of Active Release


Technique (ART)? This service is
a state of the art movement-based
massage technique.
ART can help treat headaches,
back pain, carpal tunnel
syndrome, shin splints, shoulder
pain, sciatica, plantar fasciitis,
knee problems, and tennis elbow
quickly and permanently - visit
our website to learn more about
this powerful treatment!

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PHONE: 970-2044263

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Like beer? Like music? Bring your chairs and


enjoy a free brand new Summer Friday night
concert music series while also enjoying some
Fort Collins and Colorado craft brews tonight in
Old Town Square at 7 p.m.!

Have you had a nontraumatic rotator cuff tear?


According to a study published in Bone and Joint
Journal, physical therapy treatment can serve as
a non-invasive option compared to surgery. Read
more here:
http://www.moveforwardpt.com/DidYouKnow/
Detail.aspx?cid=dcc21a3a-10cf-4b66-8be7d6fcea5cc8cc#.U8rINvldU4I

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Are you familiar with the positive effects of yoga


on the body? Not only can yoga help you become
more flexible, but it can help you to increase
strength and to keep good posture. Check out
this video from @moveforwardpt about how
HHPT can help you practice yoga safely and
prevent future injuries!
http://www.moveforwardpt.com/PatientResour
ces/VideoLibrary/detail.aspx?cid=931cb66cf0b9-4002-95b7-4783c8a61246#.U9pkobyvxRQ
(Insert picture of someone doing yoga)

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Do you experience aches and pains while sitting
at the computer? Well according to Julie Landis,
President of Ergo Concepts, "sitting is the new
smoking." Sitting for long stretches of time has
been proven to increase your risk for diabetes
and heart diesease - even if you're physically
active! Our PT's at HHPT can perform ergonemoc
evaluations to help you prevent and ease some of
the aches and pains from sitting at a computer all
day. (Insert picture of someone sitting with back
pain)

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Meet the Staff

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Harmony Hand & PT is lucky to call Fort Collins


our first home - and this weekend marks the
150th anniversary of our beloved town! What
better way to celebrate than to head to Old Town
for the annual bohemian Nights at
NewWestFest!? Check out the awesome lineup of
artists: http://www.bohemiannights.org/festivallineup.html

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Can't find the time to workout in your busy


lifestyle? Studiesshow that running just 5
minutes a day has lasting benefits on the body!
Check out this article from the New York Times
for more info!
http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/07/30/run
ning-just-5-minutes-a-day-has-long-lastingbenefits/?_php=true&_type=blogs&_php=true&_t
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This week's focus on the "How We Can Help
You" series is focused on Paraffin Baths! Paraffin
Baths are effective for treating traumatized or
inflamed areas of the body, especially for
patients with arthiritis, rheumatism or any joint
condition by increasing blood flow and relaxing
the muscles. Give us a call to make an
appointment with one of HHPT's skilled
therapists!

Happy National Left Hander's Day from HHPT!


Make sure to keep that hand safe lefties! ;)

Are you an active runner? @MoveForwardPT


states that whether a runner's goal is to improve
time, increase speed or stay fit, it's very
important to maintain correct form to prevent
injury. Visit us today for advice on proper form,
training methods, strategies for preventing
injuries and proper shoe selection! (Insert
picture of someone running)

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Is your child going back to school soon? Make


sure they follow these backpack injury
prevention tips from the American Academy of
Orthopaedic Surgeons: 1. Always use both
shoulder straps to keep the weight of the
backpack better distributed across the child's
back 2. Tighten the straps to keep the load closer
to the back 3. Pack light: Kids should carry no
more than 15 to 20% of their body weight

Has low back pain affected your daily life?


According to @MoveForwardPT, a 2012 survey
by the American Physical Therapy Association
(APTA) showed that 61 percent of Americans
claim to have low back pain. Harmony Hand and
Physical Therapy is here to help! Give us a call
today to set up an appointment with one of our
experienced therapists.

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Have you heard of Trigger Point Dry Needling?


We're lucky to have therapists on our staff that
are trained in this treatment service that can
help relieve painful or knotted areas in your
muscles! By using a very fine acupuncture
needle, TDN is an extremely effective technique
that causes a twitch response- a brief
contraction followed by an immediate and long
lasting relaxation that you might have never
thought possible before! Call today and make an
appointment.

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Fluidotherapy. It sounds cool, but what is it
exactly? Fluidotherapy is a high-intensity heat
modality consisting of a dry whirlpool of finely
divided solid particles suspended in a heated air
stream - which leads to the mixture having the
properties of a liquid. It simultaneously performs
the functions of applied heat, massage, sensory
stimulation, levitation, and pressure oscillations.
Call today to schedule an appointment with one
of our awesome PT's!

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It's almost that time for a lot of our Fort Collins
and northern Colorado community to get back to
school at CSU and all of us here at HHPT want to
wish everyone the best of the luck this school
year! Go Rams!

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