Dear MotionWorks Family,
This has been a fantastic month of September, not only for weather, but for Wisconsin sports teams! It’s hard to ignore an admittedly unexpected 3-0 start to the Green Bay Packers regular season given their lackluster pre-season and brand new, young head coach. But wow- what a defense, and maybe even a running game. Now let’s see if Aaron Rodgers can keep up. And what about Wisconsin football? It helps to have a Heisman favorite as your running back, but that Michigan game this weekend was not even close. Feels so good. And those Milwaukee Brewers are at it again! It was as if Christian Yelich’s patella fracture that has taken him out for the past several weeks actually inspired the second year straight of an awesome September run of wins! We’ll see what happens, but it’s not out of the question for them to overtake the Cardinals as Central Division Champions. Either way, another Brewtober filled with post-season baseball is quite the treat in Wisconsin!
September is a special month for a few other reasons as well. It carries the banner as the month to spread the word for screenings for prostate cancer, as well as awareness for atrial fibrillation or Afib, and as fall injury prevention month.
What does this mean at MotionWorks? Check out our website link for some information on a prostate support group that meets locally right here in our area. There you will find information and resources for you and your loved one to get the right care and tools you need to battle prostate cancer. And in this month’s newsletter, check out the signs and symptoms of Afib, and the people most at risk for this most common heart arrhythmia that places patients at a serious risk of life-altering strokes. Also check out our top 10 ways to prevent falling at home or in the community, an article also in this month’s newsletter. Finally, take advantage of MotionWorks complementary screenings for fall risk. Wisconsin has the highest per capita number of falls in the entire country, so let’s do our best to lose this unwanted title by preventing falls this winter by taking action now!
In the meantime, enjoy the gorgeous weather, autumn scenery, and wild and exciting ride ahead with our Milwaukee Brewers, Green Bay Packers, and Wisconsin Badgers! It’s never been a better time to be a homer, and a fair weather fan in Wisconsin! :)
Dr. Jill Murphy
MotionWorks Physical Therapy