Post date: Nov 3, 2015

A fun, competitive way to hold you accountable for holding your weight.

How does it work?
Maintain (or lose) your pre-holiday weight (within 1%) to your post-holiday weight and you win! All that is required is a quick weigh-in with the Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist during the week prior to Thanksgiving (November 15-21, 2015) and a final weigh-in the week after New Year's Day (January 3-9, 2016). Should you gain more than 1% of your body...

Post date: Oct 30, 2015

Dishing up the best advice and tips!

Recipe of the Week: Vegetable Chowder

  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • ½ red onion
  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 1 large potato
  • 2 Tablespoons flour
  • 2 ½ cups 1% milk
  • 1 cup vegetable broth
  • 1 crown broccoli (or 3 cups chopped)
  • 2 cups corn
  • ¾ cup cheddar cheese
  • 1 teaspoon dried cilantro (or 1 Tablespoon fresh)
  • White...
Post date: Oct 22, 2015

October is the national month of Physical Therapy. This profession has been around for over 100 years. With the increasing growth of the aged population, physical therapy is more in demand than what it has been. However, I wonder how much people actually know about physical therapy.

What is Physical Therapy?

As the name applies, physical therapy uses the physical means to achieve the purpose of rehabilitation. It can be in the form of manual therapy (use of hands), electrical...

Post date: Oct 5, 2015

Before talking about who can benefit from physical therapy, it might be helpful to answer the question, “Who are physical therapists and what do they do?”

What is a Physical Therapist?

Physical therapists are considered to be neuro-musculoskeletal specialists. They are specialists for those who are struggling with nerve issues, muscular or soft tissue issues, bone issues, and joint issues. Any of these issues can lead to a movement dysfunction which will eventually...

Post date: Oct 5, 2015

Dishing up the best advice and tips!

Recipe of the Week: Apple Honey Puff Pancake

  • ¾ cup flour
  • 1 Tablespoon sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • ¾ cup skim milk
  • 2 Tablespoons trans fat-free margarine (divided)
  • 2 large apples
  • ¼ cup honey
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 2 teaspoons cold water
  1. In a mixing bowl, combine flour,...
Post date: Oct 1, 2015

Join us in celebrating National Physical Therapy Month this October.

Pain Assessments

Is pain or discomfort holding you back? Meet with a therapist who will assess your pain and provide options for care. Complimentary assessments to evaluate:

  • Neck & Shoulder
  • Headaches
  • Hip & Back
  • Arm, Elbow & Wrist
  • Knee, Ankle & Foot

Take the first step toward recovery with a complimentary 30-minute pain assessment. Schedule...

Post date: Oct 1, 2015

Last month, I talked about proper lifting technique. This month will focus on ways to take care of your back. However, only the principles will be discussed in this article. I will talk and demonstrate the practical area in a presentation on Wednesday, Oct. 14th, 11am–12pm in the Mettler Center lounge.

When a person stands next to a plumb line, the ear, shoulder, hip, knee and (slightly...

Post date: Sep 25, 2015

Dishing up the best advice and tips!

Recipe of the Week: Pumpkin-Ricotta Stuffed Shells

  • 24 jumbo pasta shells
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 22 ounces fat-free ricotta cheese (2½ cups)
  • 1 (15-ounce) can pumpkin
  • ¾ cup grated Romano cheese
  • 1 large egg white
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 cup fresh basil, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon sage
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 jar (24-...
Post date: Sep 18, 2015

Dishing up the best advice and tips!

Recipe of the Week: Cheesy Polenta with Tomato Sauce

  • 1½ cups fontina cheese, shredded
  • ⅓ cup Parmesan cheese, shredded
  • 2 Tablespoons fresh basil
  • 3 cups water
  • 1¼ cup yellow cornmeal
  • 1½ cups cold water
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 jar (26-oz) spaghetti sauce
  1. In a medium mixing bowl, stir together fontina, Parmesan, and basil. Set aside.
  2. ...
Post date: Sep 9, 2015

There is no denying the physical and psychological benefits of massage. At Mettler, we regard massage therapy as an essential component of any preventative health routine. Which is why we over a range of treatment from therapeutic to...