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Getting Back Outside

COVID-19 has taken its toll mentally and physically on all of us.  Now fully engrossed in Spring, we have seen businesses reopen, people returning to work, and our kids going back to camps and some sports.

While all this change has been occurring, there is another change that has happened:  We’ve gotten stiffer, weaker, and more out of shape.  In speaking with many of our patients about their experiences thus far during the pandemic, they have expressed all of the above concerns as the common theme.

As the weather around us improves, the problem becomes that we all want to get back outside.  Some to return to exercise and sports while others are returning to gardening and yardwork.  All of this while we are at our weakest, stiffest, and most deconditioned.  So, what can we do?

Now is the perfect time to seek the assistance of your Physical Therapist as you return back to your normal activities.  By assessing and screening your mobility, strength, and functional movement patterns we can create the proper plan to make sure that you minimize your risk of injury as you jump start back.

All three Amity PT locations have been, and will continue to take, every measure to ensure your safety and health during these trying times.  We continue to follow all CDC guidelines including, but not limited to, physical distancing, utilization of masks in clinic for both staff and patients, professional cleaning and continual sanitization of all equipment and treatment areas.

For those of you who are still not ready to return for in clinic appointments, our staff is able to see you via E-Visits performed via your computer, tablet, or smart phone.

Kyle Branday, MSPT/CDN is a licensed physical therapist and partner at Amity Physical Therapy, founded sixteen years ago by Michel Dow MSPT and CEO/Director.  The practice has offices in Woodbridge, Hamden and Branford.  Branday is a graduate of Quinnipiac University with his Masters in Physical Therapy.  He works with patients of all ages and ability levels, treating high level athletes with fractures and sprains to gait and balance dysfunction in the elderly.  He can be reached at 203-389-4593, or visit www.amitypt.com.

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