How To Overcome Obstacles And Challenges In

Achieving Overall Wellness

Life is an unpredictable journey filled with challenges, obstacles, and the unexpected. Sometimes, it can feel like we're lost in a maze with no clear path forward.

But one of the most remarkable aspects of the human spirit is our ability to find a way, even when the road ahead seems uncertain or daunting.

The process of finding a way often begins with self-reflection. It requires us to look within and assess our strengths, weaknesses, and values.

Understanding who we are and what we truly desire can serve as a guiding light, illuminating the possibilities ahead.

This introspection helps us set meaningful goals and determine the direction we wish to take.

Yet, finding a way is not just about self-discovery; it also entails a willingness to learn and adapt.

Life's challenges are a great teacher.

We gain wisdom through experience; sometimes, the best lessons arise from our mistakes and setbacks.

Embracing a growth mindset allows us to view obstacles as opportunities for growth and learning.

Additionally, finding a way often involves seeking help and support from others. Whether it's family, friends, mentors, or professionals, these connections can provide valuable guidance, encouragement, and insights.

Collaborating with others can shed new light on our path and open doors we may have never considered.

Flexibility is another crucial aspect of finding a way. The road is rarely linear; unexpected detours can lead to incredible discoveries. Being open to change and ready to adapt our plans when necessary allows us to navigate uncharted territories more easily.

Resilience is perhaps the most essential attribute in finding a way.

Life's challenges can test our determination and patience. In those moments, we must summon the inner strength to persevere.

Resilience is the power that propels us forward, even when the journey is difficult.

It's important to remember that the path may be filled with “Trials and Triumphs.”

It's a journey of self-discovery, personal growth, and, ultimately, reaching our destination.

In the end, finding a way is not just about reaching a specific goal; it's about the journey itself—the lessons we learn, the connections we make, and the person we become along the way.

So, when faced with life's challenges, take a deep breath, believe in your ability to find a way, and keep moving forward. In the pursuit of your dreams, you may discover that the journey is just as rewarding as the destination.

A personal note from Dr.Scott- Embracing Change

In our shared journey towards health and well-being, I've witnessed firsthand the incredible transformations that occur when people decide to make that personal commitment to change. It's not just about altering your routine; it's about reshaping your life, one conscious choice at a time.

Each day in our practice, I see the impact of these choices. When someone makes the decision to replace that soda with a glass of water, you're not just quenching your thirst; you're nurturing your body. When you choose to take the stairs instead of the elevator, you're not merely moving from one floor to another; you're elevating your health. These aren't just decisions; they are declarations of your commitment to yourself.

I understand that change can feel overwhelming, but I want you to know that you're not alone in this journey. Just as I am here to guide and support you, I, too, am continuously learning and evolving. Just the other week, I decided to swap my usual late-night screen time for reading. This small change not only improved my sleep but also gave me a fresh source of inspiration and energy.

It's these personal, tangible changes that pave the way to a fuller, healthier life. So, as we move forward, I encourage you to embrace even the smallest shifts in your routine. Celebrate your victories, learn from the setbacks, and remember that every step, no matter how small, is a step towards a better you.

Remember, your journey is uniquely yours, and it's the personal touch you give to each decision that defines your path.

With warm regards,

Dr. Scott

Winston’s Healthy Recipe:

Avocado Tomato Salad

Ingredients

Avocado Tomato Salad

  • 1/4 c. extra-virgin olive oil
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 1/4 tsp. ground cumin
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 3 avocados, cubed
  • 1 pt. cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 small cucumber, sliced into half moons
  • 1/3 c. corn
  • 1 jalepeño, minced (optional)
  • 2 tbsp. freshly chopped cilantro

Ingredients

Directions

In a small bowl, whisk together oil, lemon juice, and cumin.
Season dressing with salt and pepper.
In a large serving bowl, combine avocados, tomatoes, cucumber, corn, jalapeño, and cilantro.
Gently toss with dressing and serve immediately.

Exciting News & Update

Exciting Expansion on the Horizon This Spring!

We're thrilled to announce an upcoming expansion as our journey continues to evolve! Our current location at 9724 Commerce Center Ct in Fort Myers, FL, has served us well, but thanks to your incredible support and trust, it's time for a new chapter. We're not venturing far, just a short hop down the street, relocating to a facility that's a mere half-mile from our present spot.

This move isn't just about a new address; it's about offering you an enhanced experience. The new space boasts a generous 3,000 square feet, designed with your care and comfort in mind. It features 10 individual treatment rooms, allowing us to provide more personalized and private sessions. This is a significant upgrade from our current four rooms and paves the way for more comprehensive and attentive care.

But there's more! We are doubling down on our commitment to your wellness and performance. The new location includes an additional 3,000 square feet dedicated to personal training, fitness, sports training, and golf performance. This expansion features a state-of-the-art fitness facility, empowering you to reach and surpass your health and performance goals.
As we gear up for this exciting transition in mid to late spring, we want you to know that your journey towards health and peak performance is at the heart of our expansion. Stay tuned for more details, and get ready to step into a space where your well-being is our top priority!

Fitness Corner

How to Exercise Even When You Don't Feel Like It”

It's a familiar story: You set your fitness goals with determination, but when it's time to hit the gym or the jogging track, you simply don't feel like it. The couch seems more inviting, or you find yourself bogged down by a myriad of ‘valid' reasons to skip the workout. But here's the deal – staying committed to your exercise routine is crucial for your physical and mental well-being. So, how do you motivate yourself to exercise even when your motivation is waning? Let's dive into some practical strategies:

1. Set Realistic Goals

Start with setting achievable, realistic goals. When you set targets that are too ambitious, the fear of failure can be demotivating. Break your goals into smaller, manageable tasks. The satisfaction of achieving these mini-goals can provide a significant motivation boost.

2. Create a Routine and Stick to It

Our bodies thrive on routine. Schedule your workouts like any other important appointment and stick to it. Over time, your mind and body will get accustomed to this routine, making it easier to get up and move even when you're not feeling up to it.

3. Find a Workout Buddy

Sometimes, all you need is a bit of peer pressure. Having a workout buddy can significantly boost your motivation. On days you don't feel like working out, the commitment to your partner can push you to show up. Plus, exercising becomes more fun when you have someone to share the pain and the gains!

4. Mix It Up

Boredom can kill motivation. Keep your exercise routine fresh and exciting by mixing it up. Try new forms of workouts, alternate between different exercises, or change your workout environment. A change in routine can make a whole lot of difference in how you feel about exercising.

5. Focus on the Feeling Afterwards

Sometimes, the best motivation is knowing how good you'll feel after a workout. Exercise releases endorphins, the ‘feel-good' hormones. Focus on the post-workout high, the sense of achievement, and how energized you'll feel for the rest of the day.

6. Reward Yourself

Set up a reward system for yourself. It doesn't have to be something extravagant. It can be as simple as a relaxing bath after a workout or your favorite smoothie. When you have something to look forward to, pushing through a workout becomes more enticing.

7. Remember Your ‘Why'

Finally, keep reminding yourself why you started. Whether it's for your health, to feel more confident, or to de-stress, remembering the reason can push you to move even when you don't want to. Keep your ‘why' at the forefront of your mind, and let it drive you towards your fitness goals.

Finding the motivation to exercise can be a challenge, but it's not insurmountable. With these strategies, you're not just preparing your body for the workout ahead but also setting your mind in the right direction. Remember, every step you take towards your fitness is a step towards a healthier, happier you. Let's get moving!

What’s New on the Putting Green?

“Swing Path Mastery: Optimizing Your Backswing for Precision & Power”

Perfecting your swing path is a key aspect of elevating your golf game. A common misconception is that a larger backswing guarantees a more powerful shot. However, from a Titleist Performance Institute (TPI) perspective, the quality of your swing, especially the backswing, is more crucial than its range. Let’s delve into how you can improve your swing path by optimizing, rather than maximizing, your backswing.

1. Understanding the Backswing

A controlled backswing sets the stage for a powerful and precise shot. Overextending in the backswing can lead to loss of control, imbalance, and an inefficient swing path. TPI emphasizes the importance of maintaining a swing that's in harmony with your body's capabilities and limitations.

2. Assess Your Physical Capability

Before adjusting your swing, it's vital to understand your body. A TPI assessment can identify any physical limitations, such as restricted hip mobility or shoulder flexibility, that may be affecting your backswing. By recognizing these, you can tailor your technique and training to your body's specific needs.

3. Focus on Rotation, Not Extension

Rather than aiming for a wider arc, focus on the quality of rotation in your backswing. Engage your core and think about rotating your upper body while maintaining a stable lower body. This rotational movement helps in generating torque, which is essential for a powerful yet controlled swing.

4. Practice Drills for a Controlled Backswing

Incorporate drills that promote a compact and efficient backswing. For instance, practice half-swings where you focus on maintaining a smooth, controlled rotation without overextending. These drills help in developing muscle memory for a swing path that's powerful yet precise.

5. Sync Your Swing with Your Body

Every golfer's body is unique, and so is their optimal swing path. Use the feedback from your TPI assessment to align your swing mechanics with your physical capabilities. This personalized approach ensures that your backswing is not just technically sound but also in tune with your body's natural movement patterns.

6. Regularly Reassess and Adjust

As you work on your swing path, it's essential to regularly reassess your progress and make adjustments as needed. TPI's holistic approach emphasizes continuous improvement, ensuring that your swing evolves in alignment with your physical development and training.

Improving your swing path by refining your backswing is a journey of understanding and working with your body's capabilities. By focusing on controlled rotation, alignment with your physical limitations, and continuous practice and assessment, you're setting the stage for a swing that's not just powerful, but precise and efficient – the hallmark of a truly skilled golfer. Ready to transform your game? Let's perfect that swing path, one controlled backswing at a time.

The Athlete’s Edge

The Unseen Power of Proper Rest and Recovery”

In the relentless pursuit of athletic excellence, it's easy to overlook a silent yet mighty ally in our journey – proper rest and recovery. It's the unsung hero that turns good athletes into great ones, and here's why it deserves a spotlight in your training regime.

1. Muscle Repair and Growth

After intense training sessions, your muscles need time to repair and grow. This is when the magic happens. Rest days aren't about doing nothing; they're about giving your body the space it needs to weave stronger fibers and build the muscles you've worked so hard for.

2. Injury Prevention

Constant training without adequate rest is like driving a car on a low gas tank – sooner or later, you're bound to run into trouble. Overuse injuries are the bane of athletes, but with proper rest, you're not just avoiding the setback of an injury; you're investing in your body's longevity in the sport you love.

3. Mental Resilience

Rest is not solely about physical rejuvenation; it's equally about mental clarity and strength. A well-rested mind is a fortress, capable of strategy, focus, and endurance. When you give yourself the gift of rest, you're not just recovering physically; you're recharging your mental batteries, sharpening your focus, and nourishing your passion.

4. Performance Longevity

Think of your athletic journey not as a sprint, but as a marathon. Proper rest and recovery are your checkpoints – they ensure you can not only perform at your best today but continue to do so for many games, seasons, and competitions to come. It's about playing the long game, respecting your body, and honoring your commitment to your sport.

5. Hormonal Balance

Intense training can throw your hormones off balance, leading to fatigue, mood swings, and even decreased performance. Rest helps in resetting your hormonal equilibrium, ensuring that hormones like cortisol and adrenaline are in check, while growth hormones, crucial for recovery and performance, are optimally produced.

Remember, rest and recovery aren't signs of weakness; they're strategies of the wise. It's in these quiet moments of rest that your strength, endurance, and spirit are forged. So, as you plan your next training session, schedule your rest with the same dedication. Your body, mind, and future self will thank you for it.

Here's to embracing the quiet strength of rest and recovery – because sometimes, the most powerful thing you can do is to take a moment to pause, recover, and rise stronger.

Testimonials

Hi my name is Steve Hoven. I actually found Back In Motion when I talked to a Spinal Surgeon staff here in town and they explain to me an opportunity to go seen some PTs and as my background I wanted to make sure it was the better PTs in the community and I was referred to Back In Motion as one of the two best in the area. Coming into Back In Motion actually is sort of a complicated situation. My shoulder had inflamed and I thought I needed a new shoulder after three right shoulder surgeries but I found out later going to a physical therapist in Colorado, that the pain was actually generating from my neck and after x-rays and an MRI, I guess it was either from a bulging disc cushion against my spinal cord and now it was causing the pain in my shoulder. This is the key in Back In Motion that is extremely important to me: Back In Motion does a 1 hr full therapy session of hands-on therapy, that is what I am trying to say. It is when you come in, they listen to you, they throw 4 or 5 good exercises at you and help you do the exercises right and then send you home. This is the therapy where they actually work on it hands on and listen to you and try to put you in place, relieve your pain but then also give you those exercises to take home and work with until the next therapy session. Well you know when you talk about improving lifestyle, anytime you get relief of pain and the anxiety that goes with pain or the emotional pain, that is very very helpful. Over the years I tried not to pay attention to pain but after having an MRI and hearing the severity of you may need a cervical surgery, that scares me. The last thing I ever wanna do is having surgery on my spinal cord. So I am very very happy to have therapy that can help prevent that. I’m retired from a major healthcare system in the Midwest. I've been retired for about 6 to 7 years. I worked as an executive with a major 7 billion dollar healthcare system. We have multiple Physical Therapy Centers in four stages. I am extremely impressed by Back In Motion. Back In Motion again, does a full therapy, that 1 hr session. It is an organization to me that is important because you meet the owner, run by an individual, while the organization is growing, it is Scott’s still the personal touch of exactly what the owner or the founder wants to happen with every patient. And I think that’s extremely important. Sometimes many organizations get to big and lose the importance of the patient and taking care of their patient becomes run-of-the-mill activity and I do not feel this way with Back In Motion.
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My name is Cindy and I’m a patient at Back In Motion. I was having UTI symptoms for the past year with pain, burning and discomfort and when I went to the doctor, I found out that my culture is normal and I didn’t have an infection. I was getting frustrated and a lot of pain in my abdomen. Well, I got to meet Hannah in a social setting and I have no idea what Back In Motion is about nor did I know what pelvic floor therapy was. She was able to do therapy on my abdomen by massage externally and internally; and with deep breathing and relaxation and her therapy, and the techniques that she was using has brought me a great relief. Well it very much improves my lifestyle because having UTI symptoms and pain every month, coming and going and not knowing why is very discouraging and doctors are not able to solve my problem. I love to golf. I am now learning how to play and pick up the ball. So I’ve slowly been working at trying to go back into golfing. So I come to see Hannah, and golfing, and I am learning how to pick a ball, and walking and walking, progressing and experiencing physical activity a lot – much more than ever before. I am already recommending Dr Hannah to others because I got results. She knows what she is doing. She knows how to treat the symptoms and helped get to the root of the problem and I had immediate results in working with her.
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