Yonemoto Physical Therapy has been in business now for 32 years. It’s hard to believe that time has gone by so quickly. Lots of changes have occurred in that time and more changes are in store. That is the nature of life.
Medicare rules and requirements are changing weekly and other insurance coverages are also changing. One insurance study is showing that allowing patients to access physical therapy first for musculoskeletal problems, even before a doctor, results in 50% less cost and shorter delays in care. This is something that pleases both the insurance companies and patients. Even Medicare is allowing patients to see physical therapists without a medical referral.
At any rate, in order to stay in business in today’s healthcare climate, Yonemoto Physical Therapy is reducing the size of its facility. The lease has been renegotiated and all equipment, furniture and staff will be located under one roof at its 55 S. Raymond Ave, Suite 100, Alhambra location. This means that our gym is smaller but adequate. Unfortunately, we had to give up our pool. At this time, it is not certain who will be taking over the 25 S. Raymond Ave, Suite 100 space, but we are recommending patients contact the Rose Bowl Aquatic Center, local gyms with pools and the YMCA for their therapeutic pool needs.
We thanks you for your patronage and hope to continue servicing your physical therapy needs. We also hope to expand services to you that will optimize your health with the qigong (chi gong) classes (an ancient Chinese exercise to improve organ health and longevity), our weight loss program, our detoxification and nutritional services, and our allied services of acupuncture and facial/body wraps to enhance detoxification and health.
The goal of Yonemoto Physical Therapy is to provide physical therapy services to optimize movement and function for enhanced living as well as transitioning a practice that has focused on body repair to now include a focus on maximizing wellness. It is our belief that life is better when you are full of vitality and that it is possible to lead a full and happy life with a healthy lifestyle.
Ok it’s that time of year again where it’s Summer and there’s $1 movies at the Alhambra Renaissance 14 & IMAX Theater.
This year the Summer Movie Express hosted by Alhambra Renaissance 14 & IMAX Movie Theater is sponsored by yours truly and American-1 Airtight Security. Admission is only $1 and it’s only for 10 AM on Tuesdays & Wednesdays. These are all kids movies so the ratings for these movies are G or PG.
If you have time and want to see a good G or PG movie at 10 AM on either a Tuesday or Wednesday then this is your lucky day. Plus you can take the little one to a fun movie and beat the heat by being in a nice Air Conditioned room for an hour or two.
Ok, I know I’m posting this kind of late, but all the good movies are coming up for the month of July.
Show Times at 10AM: 6/25 Rio (G rating), 6/26 Monte Carlo (PG rating), 7/2 Coraline (PG rating), 7/3 Paranorman (PG rating), 7/9 Big Miracle (PG rating), 7/10 The Lorax (PG rating), 7/16 Journey 2: The Mysterious Island (PG rating), 7/17 Yogi Bear (PG rating), 7/23 Happy Feet Two (PG rating), 7/24 Racing Stripes (PG rating), 7/30 African Cats (G rating), and 7/31 Chimpanzee (G rating).
Alhambra Renaissance 14 & IMAX Movie Theater is located at 1 East Main St., Alhambra CA 91801. Phone number for the theater is (626) 300-8312.
Norman Cousins wrote a book called Head First, The Biology of Hope. In the book, he wrote about a judge he had been asked to help. This man had been diagnosed with a throat cancer that was in advanced stages and was given two months to live. He became severely depressed which worried his family, as he had always been the patriarch and had given strength and guidance to his family. They didn’t know what to do, since he was always the rock keeping the family stable and functioning.
When Norman Cousins met him he said to this man, “You are a very intelligent man and so am I, and we both know that you will probably be dead in two months. However, I would like to point out that you are not dead yet. Do you realize what your behavior is doing to your family? Why don’t you use these last two months of your life to help your family transition to life without you. Besides, don’t you want your family to remember you as you have always been, rather than remember you in this state?” This man snapped out of his depression and proceeded to guide his family to the next phase of their lives without him.
I think about this story when life gets a little too serious or when I start to feel sorry for myself. I have come to realize that life is a journey and always brings change, surprise and obstacles that we won’t necessarily feel prepared for. It helps to be able to switch gears and change our way of thinking to maximize our efforts to achieve the best outcome.
We all have stories and memories of people who have touched our lives and helped us to focus on what is important in life. When it comes down to the wire, material things may not matter as much as people who care about us and make life worth living.
A newspaper story described a pastor who was a former drug addict and had his life turned around by a kind soul who directed him to the path he has taken today. Now he hosts a karaoke night at his church for the homeless and others who feel unwanted and invisible, giving them a chance to express themselves and feel appreciated. All it takes is one act of kindness to make others feel like they matter. You never know what kind of chain reaction you might create.
So don’t waste any more time. Make each moment count. You can create a difference in lives, including your own.
Yonemoto Physical Therapy published a newsletter “The Aches and Pains of Aging” that can be found in the newsletter archives. Aging can present itself in different ways and have many different symptoms. There are ways to help prevent the effects of aging by changing how you view life, change your lifestyle, incorporate exercise for the body and mind.
Learn more about aging and solutions by reading “The Aches and Pains of Aging” which covers:
The Pasadena Star News published an article about Yonemoto Physical Therapy yesterday. Staff writer, Adolfo Flores, interviewed Stan about our recent award and community involvement. If you have some time, go check out the article on thePasadena Star News website.
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