AHNEW year AHNEW you! Remember “Every movement counts!

Welcome 2023!

 

Your New Year does not need to wait until January 1st.  Begin today. Staying active is important for both physical and mental well-being. Let us help you stay active and healthy. Your well-being and fitness are a lifelong journey.

 

Here are a few tips to help you to set health and wellness goals to “jump start” your New Year:  

 

  1. Keep your fitness goals simple and achievable.
  2. Break your goals into smaller chunks to stay fit.
  3. Prioritize your goals so to focus on the most important ones first.
  4. Set your action plan using a calendar or diary or index cards in a visible place around your home.
  5. Establish the best time of day for you to move toward your goals. Some people like mornings and others are better later in the day or evening. Integrating your fitness plan into your daily routine will help you succeed.
  6. Find someone you trust to keep you accountable for your fitness goals.

 

Staying active can improve your immune system, your heart, and other vital organs.

 

Just 6 minutes of activity can improve your mood and mental well-being.

 

Through physical activity and exercise you can improve your flexibility, balance, strength, walking, and reduce risk of injurious falls.

 

Remember dizziness is not a normal part of life. Neither is pain and stiffness. Both Dizziness and stiffness can be improved through proper guided movements with an expert.

 

If you need assistance, ask for help from an expert to keep you on track and help you stay accountable for your goals.

 

Call today for a free Discovery Consultation Visit or set up a Wellness Visit ~ 210-833-8336.

 

Join our classes weekly: Mondays Balance in Action 1pm; Tuesdays Yoga 5:30 pm; Wednesdays Floor Pilates 1pm.

 

Ann H. Newstead, PT, DPT, PhD

Exercise Expert in Aging Adults

Clinical Specialist in Geriatrics and Neurological and Vestibular rehabilitation

14418 Old Bandera Rd.

Helotes, TX 78023

Happy Father’s Day!

Stay active, rest, and restore.

Physical activity is important for men at all ages.

Men are encouraged to perform exercises and physical activity daily:

  • at least 150–300 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic physical activity.
  • muscle-strengthening activities at moderate or greater intensity that involve all major muscle groups on 2 or more days a week
  • limit the amount of time spent being sedentary
  • multicomponent physical activity e.g., functional balance, aerobic and strength training

Prevention, Health, Wellness

Physical activity helps prevent heart disease, type II diabetes, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), Cancer (lung and prostate), and stroke as well as improve mental health and wellbeing.

Men also are prone to injury including low back pain, fractures from falls and shoulder pain from lifting heavy weights.

Most of these common diseases and injury that affect men are potentially preventable.

When we buy a car, we expect to routinely change the oil, filters, rotate the tires, and fuel up regularly.

Our bodies need regular maintenance as well. Early detection of injury or disease is important to increase the likelihood of successful cure and health.

Physical activity and a healthy lifestyle can help to reduce risk of disease, improve pain, and increase overall longevity.

Don’t use the excuse ‘I’m too old’ and ongoing injuries or illness.

Any physical activity is better than no physical activity!

Strength training, aerobics and conditioning, and flexibility training can all lead to a better self. Taking time to rest and restore after physical activity helps to renew your vitality.

Start an activity program today to improve your health with an expert physical therapist.

Contact Ann at 210-833-8336.

She is an Exercise Expert in Aging Adults, Certified specialist in Vestibular rehabilitation and Specialist in Geriatric and Neurological Physical Therapy.

Ann H. Newstead, PT, DPT, PhD

AHNew Physical Therapy

14418 Old Bandera Rd.

Helotes Tx 78023

210-833-8336

Happy Mother’s Day

In honor of our mothers: All we ever learned we learned from our mothers

  • Stand up straight
  • Eat your vegetables
  • Mend your wound
  • Be honest
  • Show compassion to others
  • Get plenty of rest

 

I remember when my mother fell four (4) times during the fall of 2000. She was simply bending over to pick up a newspaper. The last fall resulted in a fracture of her “hip” and her downward spiral.

 

Often, I hear people report they fell for no reason. 1 in 4 people 65 years old and older falls each year, and over 3 million are treated in emergency departments annually for fall injuries. The CDC estimates that 53 M people 65 years of age and over will fall by 2030 with 12 M or more injuries. Nearly double the numbers of falls.

 

The reason may not be apparent – a fall plus an injury is a major fall.

 

One woman reported that she fell and hit her head. It wasn’t until months later that she realized she had headaches and neck pain from her fall. After several treatment sessions she was a new person.

 

Falling is not part of normal aging. Falls are preventable.

  • Don’t disregard your falls.
  • Don’t minimize your falls.
  • Any fall with or without an injury needs attention.

 

­­­­­Take action:

  • Tell your doctor if you have fallen or if you feel unsteady or fearful of falling.
  • Ask for a comprehensive check-in with your physical therapist yearly.
  • Ask for a medication review.
  • Take care of your medical conditions.
  • Get your eyes check regularly.
  • Do a home safety check.
  • Stay active.

 

Classes are offered weekly via Zoom:

  • Balance in Action Mondays at 1-2pm at Casa Helotes and on Zoom
  • Yoga Tuesdays/Thursdays at 5:30 pm (all levels)
  • Floor Pilates Wednesdays at 11am (focus on core)

 

For a free Discovery Visit: 30-minute consultation with Dr. Ann Newstead, PT

Call today 210-833-8336

 

Ann H. Newstead, PT, DPT, PhD

14418 Old Bandera Rd

Helotes, TX 78023

Specialist in Vestibular, Geriatrics, Neurologic physical therapy

Certified Exercise Expert in Aging Adults

How to live to be 103?

Health, Wellness and Prevention

By Ann H. Newstead, PT, DPT, PhD

 

Would you like to live to be 103? Watch for updates monthly.

 

Would you like to improve your flexibility, strength, mobility, balance and return to doing more activities with family and friends? Read On…

 

Happy Spring! Health, wellness and prevention are critical to primary prevention of disease and a wide variety of health conditions. Now is a perfect time of year to focus on a new you!

 

The American Physical Therapy Association suggests a comprehensive wellness checkup yearly. The Annual Physical Therapy Check-up includes a Personal health profile, Disease risk profile, Physical examination, and Physical functional performance examination. Other special tests may be administered depending on your Personal health profile. Specialized and individualized recommendations are made to you to improve your areas of need.

 

AHNew Physical Therapy provides you with an individualized activity program to enhance your quality of life by providing strength, endurance, flexibility, balance, pain management, dizziness interventions, and functional training especially to our aging and at-risk populations. By initiating a health and wellness program, you can prevent and defer many of the complications of disease.

 

We perform examinations, evaluative assessments, critical thinking, movement analyses, and guided our patients/clients in formation of an individual plan of care that leads to improved functional quality of life.

 

In addition, American Physical Therapy Association has had a few position statements (from 2006-present) that encourage patient/client health, wellness and fitness and management of disease. Health management of patients with disease are also encouraged. Additionally, physical therapists own health and wellness and fitness are advocated as we are examples to the population at large.

 

More recently (2017) the role of the physical therapists in diet and nutrition was included as a part of health and wellness, primary, secondary and tertiary care and within our scope of practice. Referral to other healthcare professionals is encouraged when special problems are identified.

 

Here’s wishing you a new you! A happy life is a healthy and active life!

 

2022 – The year to keep moving!

Join our classes virtually or in person


Balance in Action – Mondays at 1:00 pm
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84191900465
Meeting ID: 841 9190 0465

Yoga in Action – Tuesdays at 5:30 pm
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81749823374
Meeting ID: 828 1491 4309

Pilates – Wednesdays at 1:00 pm
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/545290786
Meeting ID: 545 290 786

*Note: $40 unlimited classes each month
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Contact Ann for updates 210-833-8336 or ahnewPT@gmail.com

Celebrate YOU! An idea 40 years in the working…and now 4 years in Old Town Helotes!

When? Monday, November 1st

Time: *5:30-7:00 pm

Place: 14418 Old Bandera Rd.

Come and go

Light snacks

A sincere thank you to all the people who have been with us for the long haul. For your trust. For your patience. For your belief in physical therapy to get you moving again toward your best life. Join us for a celebration of YOU on Monday, November 1st from 5:30-7:00 pm (come and go). See you there!

P.S. note earlier start time so you can be home by sunset 😉