Get Better. Be Better.

As all entrepreneurs know, it's hard to sum up your business angle in just a few words, but we think our slogan says it all about our hopes for you at Iron Physical Therapy.

Get Better. Be Better.℠

We hope you love it as much as we do.

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"Get Better"

- You have found a place to heal as a whole person

- You will tackle physical pain and uncover mental and emotional roadblocks so you can be the very best version of yourself.

- You will "get" better. Notice this is an action verb.

- You will  grow and surpass your goals.

- You will discover new things you can accomplish like running a 5K, opening a business, or living with a positive attitude.

-  You're done chasing it, you will GET BETTER!

"Be Better"

- You will be ready to leave this "rest stop" because you're not meant to stay.

- You will be equipped (and hopefully) inspired  to go out and do amazing things...to challenge your body, to chase your dreams, to address future pain in a healthy way.

- You will be ready to enjoy physical wellness and pursue a life of excellence.

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These sure sound like big promises, but we are TIRED of a cookie cutter healthcare environment that just puts a band-aid on things. We want to partner with you to dig deep so you can GET BETTER and BE BETTER.

5 Reasons You Should Make Time for Vacation

By Meri Mayes We just returned from an amazing family vacation on Anna Maria Island in Florida! With some great luck, we got out right before the big NJ snowstorm!

As entrepreneurs and small business owners, it is especially hard to take time off, but here are five reasons I think everyone should make time to get away.

1. Reconnect with Family

Sometimes we save the most exhausted and irritable version of ourselves for the ones we love most. Vacation gives us the chance to forget about responsibilities, rules, and challenges so we can indulge in conversation, snuggles, and extra time with the people who really matter.

This trip, we took both our kids and the grandparents so it was extra special.

2. Recharge and Get Fresh Ideas

Vacation is also a time to totally relax and refresh. This was our first non-working vacation in years so Sleep--Eat--Beach was the motto, and it left us feeling refreshed and ready to keep movin' and shakin'.

Over the years, we've also made some of our biggest breakthroughs while sitting on a beach somewhere.  It's amazing what you can think of when you have a clear mind and few distractions.

I can see Dr. Mayes' wheels turning...

I can see Dr. Mayes' wheels turning...

3. Try New Things and Have Fun

When you're young, the world is filled with constant learning and new experiences, but as we "grow up" we often fall into the doldrums of routine.

Vacation is an opportunity to try new things and keep life fresh and exciting. Go ahead -- try parasailing, eat the alligator, feel your heart race -- you only live once.

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4. Bolster your Health

You probably don't need me to convince you that vacation is good for your  health but here are a few studies to bring the point home:

  • "Women who take the least amount of vacations are at a 50% higher risk for a heart attack." (Framington Heart Study, 1992)

  • "Infrequent male vacationers have a 20% higher risk of dying from any cause and nearly a 50% higher risk of dying from a heart attack. (Journal of Psychosomatic Medicine, 2000)

Here are our reasons....

5. Experience God

When you quietly watch the sun set over the ocean, it's hard not to feel just a little closer to heaven. The sheer beauty and complexity of nature leaves you with the peace that passes all understanding.

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Where is YOUR favorite spot to get away??