This email is going to be a little long…but…it’s packed with self help secrets & free stuff that you can use and share for FREE!!! Please share away!!
It doesn’t take long to realize that Valeo PT is NOT like a lot of other physical therapy clinics. For some that is very good and for some it may be bad.
Our mission is to get to the ROOT cause and not just treat symptoms!!!
This can be difficult to recognize and treatment sometimes involves additional variables and different areas of the body. Yeah, sometimes you have to fix the big toe to make the upper extremity work! With that, I know not every client referred to our facility is right for our facility (I learned that long ago and after some serious self knocks). I like complicated cases and motivated clients!
Here are some great TIPS that anyone can use to speed the healing and recovery process of ANY injury!!
The FIRST secret to successful healing is believing you will get better and continually searching until you find the TEAM that works best with you! The body goes where the MIND takes it!! If your mind says you will not get better then surprise you will not get better. We call these “Thought Viruses!” And we need to remember that thoughts are nerve signals too!
The SECOND secret to successful healing is successful SLEEPING! Yes, you read that right! Without restful sleep the best practitioners in the world will struggle to help you!
So, are you sleeping well?
Do you wake rested?
If not reach out to your professionals and get to problem solving. Our bodies heal during restful sleep!
The THIRD secret is successful hydration! Dehydration has been linked to headaches, joint pain, Migraines, muscle cramps, and even Fibromyalgia. Factors that must be considered include simply not drinking enough water (start with 1/2 your body weight in ounces), drinking diuretics (i.e. coffee, tea, etc., you will need to add back these ounces with water), some medications i.e. water pills, some blood pressure meds (check with MD before changing medications), and consuming a diet high in protein or fats i.e. Paleo or now popular Keto (the by product Urea is also a diuretic). These will increase your requirements for water.
The Fourth secret is optimized nutrition! It is fairly main stream now that the typical American diet is pro inflammation and we know that chronically elevated levels of inflammation reek havoc on our systems and making us more sensitive to PAIN. Something I reflect about a lot here is since Pain is just a CHECK Engine Light, could it simply be telling me that I’m low on water or Vitamin C or Vitamin D or Omega 3 fatty acids or zinc or selenium or probiotics. These have all been shown to correlate with osteoarthritis and autoimmune disease.
Is Vitamin and Mineral supplementation beneficial?
Seems like every week we have a difference study saying something different, but what I do know is that the nutrient density of our food (that includes Organic) is much less than it was just 15 years ago. So for me and my family, I say YES it is necessary! There are 2 solutions that I have found that are research based and pharmaceutical grade. The first is the HIPAA compliant assessment and custom vitamin delivery of ID Life, headquartered in Dallas, TX. To take the assessment follow this link ValeoWellness.idlife.com and click the FREE assessment button in the top right corner. If you would like 30% OFF simply reply to this email and change the subject to I WANT 30% OFF!!
The second option is Joint Nutra Care which was developed by a Physical Therapist to stop pain, inflammation, and degeneration. For more info check out our Joint Nutra Care Page! Current special is $80 for 90 day supply (3 bottles)!
Research update: (as I was writing this) Vitamin D proven to fight Colds and FLU!!
Bonus!!! I snuck in a 5th secret!!
The Fifth secret is successful breathing! Wait a minute Paul!! I haven’t passed out yet so I must be successfully breathing, right! Well, you may be getting some oxygen in the lungs but are you doing so in a way that makes you relaxed and calm or uptight and tense.
Most of the current population breathe into their chests! This is wrong!
Breathing primarily into our chests causes a increase in our fight or flight nervous system. Breathing this way puts you at a higher risk for Cognitive Problems, Pain, Back issues, Low Energy, Hypertension, Digestive trouble, & Poor Sleep (see above)! There is a simple test we can perform at any of our locations and takes less than 10 minutes to assess your breathing patterns and help you make corrections! For an awesome read and more info check out Dr. Belisa Vranich’s book Breathe, you can click here for a straight link to Amazon!
To get your FREE breathing assessment go to our website at ValeoPT.com and click on the chat box in the bottom Right corner! Put Breathing Assessment in the message body and send it to us and we’ll get you scheduled.
Much Love and In Constant Search of Better Health!!