How To Overcome Obstacles And Challenges In

Achieving Overall Wellness

Life is an unpredictable journey filled with challenges, obstacles, and the unexpected. At times, 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, 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, and 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, and 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 with greater ease.

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 both “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, for 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

I'd like to take a moment to share my thoughts and experiences regarding a field that holds a special place in my heart: physical therapy. As someone who was personally healed through the power of physical therapy, I have a deep appreciation for the holistic approach to medicine and the belief that the body can heal itself. Today, I'd like to offer some insights into the world of physical therapy and why I remain passionate about it.

My Journey to Healing

My journey into the world of physical therapy began with a personal experience that changed my life. I was once a patient in need of physical therapy, and I can attest to the transformative power of this discipline. It's not merely about rehabilitation; it's about unlocking the body's inherent capacity to heal and thrive. Whether you're an athlete recovering from a sports injury, a senior seeking improved balance and flexibility, or someone dealing with chronic pain, physical therapy can be a life-changing experience.

I firmly believe that the foundation of healing lies within the body's innate ability to adapt, recover, and flourish. Physical therapy harnesses this potential, offering individuals the tools and guidance they need to overcome physical challenges and lead healthier, more fulfilling lives. The journey may be challenging, but it's a path well worth walking.

The Holistic and Personalized Approach

One of the aspects of physical therapy that resonates with me is its holistic and highly personalized nature. At Back in Motion, we firmly believe in tailoring our approach to the unique needs of each individual. Not all people practice physical therapy the way we do, and that's because we understand that a one-size-fits-all approach falls short. Every person is unique, with their own set of health concerns and goals.

As a physical therapist, I've always been dedicated to assessing each patient's condition comprehensively, taking into account their medical history, lifestyle, and personal objectives. This personalized approach is crucial for creating treatment plans that maximize the chances of success. We don't just treat conditions; we treat people.

While technology and medical advancements have influenced the field, the core of physical therapy remains the human connection. I'm grateful for the opportunity to establish a personal rapport with my patients, understanding their challenges and celebrating their victories. This interpersonal relationship forms the foundation for effective treatment, enabling me to provide support, encouragement, and guidance every step of the way.

Empowering Through Education

Physical therapy extends beyond addressing current issues; it's about educating patients to prevent future problems. At Back in Motion, we firmly believe in empowering our patients with the knowledge and skills necessary to take control of their health. This involves not only guiding them through exercises and techniques during sessions but also teaching them the principles of self-care, injury prevention, and long-term wellness.

I've come to realize that education is a two-way street, as I've learned as much from my patients as they have from me. Witnessing individuals embrace a proactive approach to their health is inspiring, and it's a privilege to be a part of their journey.

A Lifelong Commitment

The world of physical therapy is dynamic and ever-evolving. This is what makes it so exciting. Research and technology continue to reshape the field, offering new possibilities for treatment and recovery. At Back in Motion, we remain committed to staying at the forefront of these advancements because we believe that the best care can only be provided by those who are dedicated to lifelong learning.

As I reflect on my journey as a physical therapist, I am filled with gratitude for the opportunity to make a positive impact on the lives of so many remarkable people. Physical therapy is not just a profession; it's a calling, a passion, and a commitment to improving the quality of life for those I serve.

I want to express my deepest appreciation to all my patients, friends, and colleagues who have been a part of this journey. Your trust and support have been a driving force in my dedication to this field. Together, at Back in Motion, we'll continue to explore the boundless potential of physical therapy and work toward a healthier, more mobile, and fulfilling future.

Thank you for being a part of this incredible journey.

With warm regards,

Dr. Scott

Winston’s Healthy Recipe:

Garden Veggie Omelet


Garden Veggie Omelet

  • 2 large kale leaves, stemmed and halved lengthwise
  • 4 Brussels sprouts, trimmed and halved
  • 3 large pasture-raised eggs
  • 5 large pasture-raised egg whites
  • Freshly ground black pepper and sea salt, to taste
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 6 crimini mushrooms, sliced
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh dill
  • 2 (1/2-ounce) packages roasted seaweed snacks (see note*)
  • 2 cups baby spinach
  • 1 avocado, peeled, pitted and sliced
  • 1 teaspoon white truffle oil (optional, for garnish)


*Note: If you can’t find roasted seaweed snacks, you can substitute 1 ounce plain nori. Before using nori, brush it with a tiny bit of oil and toast it in a lightly oiled skillet over medium heat for 10 to 15 seconds on each side. Cut into 3-inch squares before using in the omelet.


Bring a large pot of water to a boil over high heat. When boiling, add a large pinch of sea salt.
Drop in the kale leaves and Brussels sprouts and blanch just until they turn a brighter shade of green, 2 to 3 minutes. Drain well.
Crack the 3 eggs into a medium mixing bowl, and then add the 5 egg whites.
Whisk the eggs together and season with salt and black pepper, to taste.
Heat the oil in a large nonstick pan over medium heat.
Add the eggs and immediately turn the heat down to low.
Stir to scramble the eggs, tilting the pan to distribute them in an even layer.
As soon as the eggs are no longer runny, arrange the Brussels sprouts on one side of the omelet and scatter the mushrooms over them.
Add the kale and sprinkle the cilantro and dill on top.
Cover the herbs all with the seaweed snacks and top with the spinach.
Cover the pan and cook over the lowest possible heat for 5 minutes.
Fold the omelet in half and then cut it into 4 sections.
Garnish each portion with a few slices of avocado and a drizzle of truffle oil, if using. Serve immediately.

Staff Spotlight: Coach Katy

Coach Katy is originally from Cape Coral, FL, and earned her bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Sciences from the University of South Florida (2014). She then completed her personal training certification along with a specialization in senior fitness from the National Academy of Sports Medicine (2017).

Katy discovered her passion for fitness while in college where she used the same tools she is now implementing with others to gain strength and overall health. Katy has also played and then coached soccer since the age of 7. Because of this, her training focus includes helping the general fitness population to look better and feel better and helping athletes reach their full potential through strength and conditioning.

Outside of work Katy enjoys lifting weights, watching sports(soccer especially), and hanging out with her cats and sister.

Fitness Corner

How to Start Exercising Without Injuring Your Knee or Lower Back

John had always been an active individual, relishing in outdoor adventures, sports, and the simple joys of life.

Yet, one fateful day, a severe back injury disrupted his world.

It was as if a dark cloud had descended upon him, casting a shadow over his once-vibrant existence.

The relentless pain became a constant companion, affecting not only his physical well-being but also his emotional and mental health.

Determined not to let pain dictate the course of his life, John embarked on a quest for relief.

He sought the guidance of a dedicated team of healthcare professionals who understood that his journey toward recovery was more than just physical; it was a holistic endeavor encompassing the mind, body, and spirit.

The journey began with a visit to a compassionate and knowledgeable physical therapist.

He carefully assessed John's condition, taking into account not only the physical aspects of his pain but also the emotional toll it had exacted. His approach was not merely about addressing symptoms; it was about addressing the root causes and facilitating healing on all levels.

John's physical therapy sessions were rigorous and challenging, but his determination never wavered.

Each exercise, each movement, and every moment of discomfort was a step toward liberation from pain.

The unwavering support and encouragement from the Therapist were invaluable, motivating him even when the road ahead seemed steep and endless.

As the weeks turned into months, John's progress became increasingly evident.

The pain that had once been an omnipresent force began to recede. His mobility improved, and he found himself able to engage in activities he had long thought were forever lost to him.

The joy of simply taking a walk in the park or bending down to tie his shoes became precious gifts he cherished.

But John's journey was not just about physical rehabilitation; it was a profound transformation of his entire being.

Alongside his physical therapy, he embraced mindfulness and stress-reduction techniques that allowed him to manage the emotional toll of his pain.

He realized that healing required not only physical strength but also a resilient mindset.

Today, John stands as a living testament to the power of determination, expert guidance, and holistic healing.

His journey was not just about overcoming pain; it was about rediscovering the vibrant, joyful spirit that had always been within him.

John's story is a reminder that even in the face of adversity, there is always hope, and within each of us resides the strength to triumph over pain and embrace a life filled with vitality and happiness.

What’s New on the Putting Green?

The Golfer's Pre-Game Checklist: Essential Preparations for a Great Round

Preparing for a game of golf involves several important aspects to ensure a successful and enjoyable round. Here are key considerations for golf preparation:

Equipment Check:
Ensure your golf clubs, balls, and other equipment are clean, in good condition, and appropriate for the course conditions.

Verify you have the maximum of 14 clubs in your bag, which should include a mix of woods, irons, wedges, and a putter.

Course Knowledge:
Familiarize yourself with the golf course layout, including hole yardages, hazards, and pin positions, if available.

Study the local rules, scorecard, and any specific course rules or etiquette.

Weather Conditions:
Check the weather forecast for the day. Dress appropriately for the conditions, and bring rain gear if necessary.

Be aware of wind conditions, as they can significantly affect your club selection and shot strategy.

Physical Preparation:
Warm up with stretches and light exercises to prevent injury and improve flexibility.

Practice some putting and chipping to get a feel for the greens and fine-tune your short game.

Mental Preparation:
Establish a pre-shot routine to stay focused and relaxed during your round.

Visualize your shots and stay positive, maintaining a confident mindset.

Golf Etiquette:
Familiarize yourself with golf etiquette, including proper behavior on the course, pace of play, and respecting your fellow golfers.

Scorecard and Pencils:
Ensure you have a scorecard and a few pencils in your bag to keep track of your score during the round.

Tee Time Arrival:
Arrive at the course well before your tee time to check-in, pay, and have ample time to prepare without feeling rushed.

Proper Attire:
Dress in appropriate golf attire, which usually includes a collared shirt, golf shoes with soft spikes, and comfortable golf pants or shorts. Check the course's specific dress code.

Snacks and Hydration:
Pack some snacks and water to stay energized and hydrated during your round. Many golf courses have beverage carts, but it's wise to carry some essentials with you.

Know the Rules:
Understand the basic rules of golf, including out-of-bounds, hazards, and penalty strokes.

Brush up on common rules and etiquette for the particular golf format you are playing (stroke play, match play, etc.).

Equipment Repair Tools:
Carry necessary equipment repair tools, such as ball markers, divot repair tools, and a spare glove.

Respect for Others:
Show respect to fellow golfers and course staff. Maintain a good pace of play and avoid distractions while others are hitting.

Have Fun:
Remember that golf is a game, and the primary goal is to have fun. Stay relaxed, enjoy the beautiful surroundings, and don't be too hard on yourself.

By paying attention to these important aspects of preparation before playing golf, you'll enhance your overall experience on the course and improve your performance. Golf is as much a mental game as it is physical, and proper preparation can make a significant difference in your enjoyment and success.

The Athlete’s Edge

“The Comprehensive Guide to Injury Prevention for Athletes”

“Prevention is better than cure”underscores the importance of proactively safeguarding our health and well-being. Instead of waiting for problems to arise and then seeking solutions, it advocates taking preventive measures to avoid those problems in the first place.

Preventing serious injuries in athletes is crucial for their long-term well-being and performance. Here are some key guidelines and strategies to help athletes minimize the risk of injury:

Warm-Up and Stretching: Always start with a proper warm-up routine that includes light aerobic exercises to increase blood flow to the muscles. Follow this with dynamic stretching to improve flexibility and mobility. This prepares the body for the demands of training or competition.

Strength and Conditioning: Maintain a well-rounded strength and conditioning program. This includes exercises that target all major muscle groups. A strong and balanced body can better withstand the physical stresses of sports.

Proper Technique: Learn and use proper technique for your sport. Inadequate form can lead to overuse injuries or acute injuries. Coaches and trainers play a crucial role in teaching and reinforcing good form.

Rest and Recovery: Adequate rest is essential for recovery. Athletes should schedule rest days into their training programs to allow the body to heal and prevent overuse injuries. Sleep is also vital for recovery, so ensure you get enough quality sleep each night.

Nutrition: Maintain a balanced diet that provides the necessary nutrients for muscle recovery and overall health. Hydration is critical, especially in hot weather or during intense training. Consult a sports nutritionist if needed.

Proper Equipment: Ensure you have the right equipment for your sport, and make sure it fits correctly. Ill-fitting or worn-out gear can lead to injuries. Helmets, pads, shoes, and other protective gear are essential.

Listen to Your Body: Pay attention to your body's signals. If you experience pain or discomfort, it's a sign that something may be wrong. Don't push through pain; consult a medical professional for guidance.

Injury Prevention Programs: Many sports offer injury prevention programs that include exercises specifically designed to reduce the risk of common injuries. These can be highly effective in maintaining athletic health.

Cross-Training: Engage in cross-training activities to improve overall fitness and reduce the risk of overuse injuries. For example, runners can benefit from swimming or cycling to give their joints a break.

Professional Guidance: Work with a qualified sports medicine physician, physical therapist, and athletic trainers. Regular check-ups and assessments can help identify potential issues and address them before they become serious.

Mental Preparation: Develop mental resilience and coping strategies to deal with the psychological aspects of sports. Stress and anxiety can lead to injuries, so a strong mental game is crucial.

Environmental Awareness: Be mindful of environmental factors. In extreme heat or cold, adjust your training and hydration accordingly. For outdoor sports, wear appropriate sun protection.

Safe Play: Follow the rules and guidelines of your sport to minimize the risk of contact injuries. Sportsmanship and fair play are important for safety.

Rehab and Recovery: If you do get injured, follow a proper rehabilitation plan. Rushing back into activity can lead to re-injury. Allow your body the time it needs to heal.

Preventing serious injuries in athletes requires a combination of physical preparation, proper technique, and mental readiness. By taking a proactive approach to safety, athletes can enjoy long and successful careers while minimizing the risk of serious injuries.


I can’t say enough good things about my experience with Dr. Dan Lyons at Back in Motion.

I’ve had a problem with my hip for close to two years and thought it would be a chronic condition.

I’ve seen two orthopedic doctors who gave me short-lived cortisone shots and said I had bursitis.

Dan was able to figure out the cause of bursitis. He diagnosed me with damaged gluteus muscles and proscribed a program of isometric exercises and rest. 

It took a while, but my hip is finally starting to heal and I’m able to begin taking part in activities I had thought I would be giving up forever.

Dr. Dan never gave up on me and for that, I am so grateful.

Susan B.

I am so pleased with the care/service I received at Back in Motion Physical Therapy & Performance.

Every member of the staff is friendly, professional, and efficient.

Working as a team, they truly provide excellent patient-focused care.

I worked with Dr. Anthony Simone before and after my knee-replacement surgery. 

He is a unique combination of competence and caring.

Not only was Dr. Anthony very knowledgeable, he was great at communicating, motivating, and developing a challenging but doable plan for my recovery.

I am back to walking my dog, climbing stairs, playing golf, and riding my bike – all with no pain! I have already recommended Back In Motion to several of my friends and all have been pleased. Thank you so much!!

Pat F.