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5 Essential Components for Shoulder Health | Pain Free Sleep

ALTA NEWS 

Take Charge! 

We are excited to 

announce that our 

online Pilates scheduler, MindBody, is up and running. Pilates clients can now check their schedules, make or cancel appointments and even make 

payments online any time of the day. You can access MindBody 

through our website: 

Go to 

AltaTherapies.com Click on the 

Pilates tab 

Go into the class 

schedule and you 

5 Essential Components for Shoulder Health

by Allyson Friday, PT, DPT, OCS 

As a PT, an athlete, a sloucher, and a former shoulder patient, I know a thing or two about shoulder injuries. And If I could tell you the most important thing about the shoulder, I would. But I can’t, because there are many important things. The shoulder is often referred to as the “shoulder complex”, and it’s just that, complex. The design of the shoulder allows for a lot of motion, yet little stability. 

Which leads me to the first important thing – 

strengthening. Every injured shoulder needs strengthening. In fact, it’s safe to say that every shoulder needs strengthening, injured or not. Proper strengthening is injury prevention. But you already know that – there are still 4 more essential components to shoulder rehab that you need to know.

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We are most excited because of what this means for you. While some classes are 

typically full, 

cancellations happen. If a class you want is full, you can register for the class and be wait listed. We will then let you know if an opening occurs. The 

convenience is going to make your life so much easier! 

(Please remember that we require 24 hours notice for cancellations. Otherwise, you will be charged a punch). 

We have put everyone in the schedule through October 3rd based on your previous schedule. To schedule beyond October 3rd, follow the steps above. As always, we are here to answer questions and help you maneuver through the new system. 

PILATES SPECIAL! 

Have you been wanting to try Pilates, but aren’t sure where to start? Now is your chance! ALTA is offering 3 one on-one sessions for $120! That’s a steal of a deal! Please call to schedule at 

303.444.8707 ext.0 

Pain Free Sleep 

by Hilary Froman, PharmD 

One thing is clear to all of us who have had shoulder injuries – shoulder pain and sleep don’t mix. You can toss and turn for ages and not find a comfortable position, and catching some shut-eye can seem like a lost cause. 

Insomnia happens to all 

of us occasionally. When 

you are recovering from 

an injury, sleep is 

essential, but often 

elusive. For those with 

shoulder injuries, having 

good sleep positioning 

strategies is essential for 

healing. 

First of all, don’t ‘tough it 

out.’ Before worrying about sleep positions, get control over your pain. This is no time to test your pain threshold. Follow your prescribed icing and medication regimen. Pain is a big barrier to a good night’s rest, so keep on top of the pain. Once you’ve addressed that, then you can figure out which sleep position to try. Here are a couple of ideas: 

THANK YOU THERESA!

We have received several compliments on how beautiful the front of our building is. All of the credit goes to Theresa Rounds. 

Theresa is a landscape artist and if you would like to talk to her about your landscaping needs, she can be reached

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