2022 – The year to keep moving!

Join our classes virtually or in person

Balance in Action – Mondays at 1:00 pm
Meeting ID: 841 9190 0465

Yoga in Action – Tuesdays at 5:30 pm
Meeting ID: 828 1491 4309

Pilates – Wednesdays at 1:00 pm
Meeting ID: 545 290 786

*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


Meeting ID: 841 9190 0465

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


Meeting ID: 817 4982 3374

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Pilates – Wednesdays at 11:00 am


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

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

Wishing you Functional Independence this month and always

Did you know that falls are responsible for 90% of Injury-Related ED and Hospital Visits Among adults age 65+?

The number of falls could be reduced significantly if we all participated in a more concerted approach toward falls prevention interventions, including referral to physical therapy.

Adjusting or eliminating certain prescribed medicines is highly recommended, e.g. opoids, where an overdose can lead to a fall or worse.

Most important is prevention of falls and to minimize injuries and return people to an independent functional quality of life after a fall.

Falls and injuries are not an inevitable part of aging.

A good start is to engage in specific exercises to improve strength, balance and functional independence and mobility under the supervision of an expert.

Regular eye exams and speaking with a health care provider about reducing medications that can increase the risk for injury are also recommended.

Health care providers can help prevent injuries by recommending that people participate in effective interventions, including referrals to physical therapy and avoiding certain medications that have side effects of dizziness or lightheadedness.

Here are some tips for you:

  1. Stay active – daily walking and activity – ask a friend to join you to keep you accountable
  2. Wear proper fitting shoes – avoid flip flops
  3. Practice safety around your home and do a safety check daily – look out for throw rugs, uneven surfaces, or unstable handrails. Install grab bars in your bathroom.
  4. Be vigilant – scan your environment to avoid obstacles
  5. Be proactive – schedule a regular check-up yearly with your physical therapist

If you have questions, contact Ann H. Newstead, PT, DPT, PhD for more information about how to prevent a fall.

Exercise Expert in Aging Adults

Geriatric, Neurologic, and Vestibular Clinical Specialist

14418 Old Bandera Rd.

Helotes, TX 78023


Class schedule month of June 2021

Join us for classes Monday-Friday – invite a friend:
Monday at 1:00 pm: 
Balance in Action with Ann 
Tuesday at 5:30 pm:
Yoga in Action with Kristin
Wednesday at 11:00 am:
Floor Pilates with Ann 
Thursday at 5:30 pm:
Yoga in Action with Kristin
Friday at 1:00 pm:
Balance in Action with Ann 
**$40 unlimited classes Month of June
***Venmo Ann-Newstead or Cash/Check accepted
Sign up for face to face classes text “I’m in” to 210-833-8336.
Masks and temp check upon entry. We will stay 6 or more feet apart during classes. 
Limited space so sign up early.