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 us on our classes virtually or in person


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

Yoga in Action – Tuesdays/Thursdays at 5:30 pm
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81749823374
Meeting ID: 817 4982 3374
Click Link To Join Meeting

Pilates – Wednesdays at 11:00 am
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/545290786
Meeting ID: 545 290 786
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*Note: $40 unlimited classes each month
Cash, check or Venmo @Ann-Newstead
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 😉

AHNewPT: Classes September – December 2021

Balance in Action – Mondays/Fridays at 1:00 pm

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84191900465 

Meeting ID: 841 9190 0465

Click Link To Join Meeting

 

Yoga in Action – Tuesdays/Thursdays at 5:15 pm

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81749823374 

Meeting ID: 817 4982 3374

Click Link To Join Meeting

 

Pilates – Wednesdays at 11:00 am

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/545290786

Meeting ID: 545 290 786

Click Link To Join Meeting

 

*Note: $40 unlimited classes each month

Cash, check or Venmo @Ann-Newstead

Contact Ann for updates 210-833-8336 or ahnewPT@gmail.com

Sept 20-24 is Fall Prevention Awareness week

Are you fearful of falling? Have you had a fall or near fall? Are you unsteady? Build your confidence and take control of your fear!

Falling is not a normal part of aging.

What are the facts about falls?

  • One out of three people over 65 years old will fall each year 
  • One out of two people over 85 years old will fall each year. 
  • Falling can be dangerous. A fall may result in broken bones, hospital visits, loss of the ability to take care of yourself and sometimes even death. 

What are some common reasons that people fall?

  • Decreased or bad eyesight 
  • Weak muscles
  • Trouble keeping your balance 
  • Side effects from your medicine 
  • Bad lighting or dark areas in your house
  • Uneven or slippery ground

Good News: You can reduce your chance of falling! What can you do to help stop a fall?

  • Schedule an eye check-up. 
  • Seek an expert physical therapist to design a well-rounded activity and exercise program to improve strength and balance.
  • Talk with your health care provider about the side effects of your medicine. 
  • Remove items from the floor of your house that may cause you to trip like rugs, toys, and foot stools. 
  • Put nightlights in areas of your house where you walk when it is dark. 

Where do I start? 

  1. Schedule an appointment for a health and fall prevention checkup. Make sure to talk about your fear of falling. Ask about your medicine and any side effects.
  2. Start and keep moving. Use the exercises given to you by your physical therapist to improve your strength and balance. These two skills will help you decrease your chance of falling.  Participation in the evidence-based fall prevention programs resulted in improved confidence, decreased fear of falling, and fewer injurious falls. 

 

Contact Ann H. Newstead, PT, DPT, PhD today for a 30-minute free consultation or fall prevention screening at 210-833-8336 or ahnewPT@gmail.com

14418 Old Bandera Road, Helotes, TX 78023