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August 2018

Bike Ettiquette, Road Safety

Bike Ettiquette, Road Safety 3024 4032 Jennifer Lane

As more people are riding bikes around Denver, there’s more risk for accidents involving cars and bikes. Understanding the laws of the road that apply to motorists and cyclists will keep everyone safer. Most recently, Denver passed the “Safety Stop” Bill which allows cyclists to slow down as they approach a stop sign but not come to a complete stop if the intersection is clear. Why is this safer for bikes? To keep some momentum rather than coming to a complete stop gets cyclists out of the way of oncoming traffic faster. Read more at “Safety Stop” Bill.

What else should bikers and motorists keep in mind? Bikers should stay off sidewalks, avoid riding in “turn only” lanes if going straight, use hand signals to make it clear where they intend to go. Motorists should carefully open car doors, looking for cyclists before doing so, give cyclists 3 feet of clearance and avoid driving in designated bike lanes. I find that the best way to stay safe is to make eye contact with people. Before crossing roads, entering intersections, merging in to traffic, I look to make eye contact with the driver coming my way. Once eye contact is made, I feel good that they see me and understand where I’m going. Read more about Bike Laws here.

With E-Bikes and B-Cycles making biking readily available, its important for everyone riding or driving on Denver roads to pay attention and understand the laws so everyone stays safe.

The Holistic Way to a Healthier You

The Holistic Way to a Healthier You 851 315 Jennifer Lane

What does Holistic therapy mean? For me, holistic therapy means working with the body, mind and spirit to improve health and quality of life. As a PT, I have always focused on how to help the body recover from injury or dysfunction. But as I grow my business, Holistic PT, I have started addressing issues of the mind and spirit too. It is my job to help people feel better and to guide them in the healing process. But there are many barriers to this. Emotional issues, bad habits, false belief sets, negative self-talk all impact how a person recovers from physical pain.

In addition to performing a full evaluation of the physical body, I also ask questions about quality of sleep, emotional impact of their injury, previous successes and failures in overcoming pain. Once this is fully understood, a comprehensive program is set up to help my clients feel better. The tool that I find helpful in my PT practice is essential oils. Essential oils can impact our moods, facilitate relaxation, and help with sleep. They can help reduce muscle and joint soreness too. The most common way to use essential oils is through aromatherapy. Some of the health benefits of aromatherapy include its ability to reduce anxiety, ease depression, boost energy levels, speed up the healing process, eliminate headaches, boost cognitive performance, induce sleep, strengthen the immune system and reduce pain.

It is difficult to treat the physical ailment without also considering the whole person. At Holistic PT, the treatment of the whole person comes first.

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