Exercises for Arthritis 1. Quiet walking (Paul Brown, PT - Below/Left) – This exercise helps eliminate unnecessary impact on your joints; specifically your knees and back. Start with your knees slightly bent, we call this “soft knees”. While maintaining “soft knees”, begin walking with the foot hitting the ground heel first, then rolling to the toes to push off, as if you are trying to sneak up on someone. Start slowly, you can speed up once you have the hang of it. 2. Neck extension with self traction ( Kirsten Bombardier, PT - Below/Right) – This exercise will help you increase neck mobility with less pain. Interlock your fingers behind your neck. Apply gently

pressure upward at the base of your skull. Tilt your head back slowly to look toward the ceiling and back to neutral. Repeat 10 times a few times a day.

Back in Motion® Gives Back If you love animals and pets as much as we do be sure to drop off a donation for the Animal Refuge League through August 31 st . Go to http://www.arlgp.org/wishlist/ for more information on needed items. Thank you for your continued support and generosity.

Birthdays & Anniversaries:

Our PT Phil Finemore has set out on an important and very personal journey and we want you to be a part of it. Check out our Facebook page and join the Best Version of Me community to see our progress or share yours. Are you struggling with your health and fitness goals?

Don’t forget to wish Mike Bertrand, Liz Adams, Michel Brunet, Kelly LaBrecque, and Charissa Juntura “HAPPY BIRTHDAY!” this month. Kim Nappi and Phil Joseph celebrate their 6th anniversary with Back in Motion®, and Joline Waldecker celebrates her 15 th year with us! Congratulations and thank you all for being so AWESOME!

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