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Health &Wellness The Newsletter About Your Health And Caring For Your Body

New Year, New You Wellness Challenge

Forget those same old New Year’s resolutions and make a lifestyle change instead. We are offering one FREE wellness consultation to the first 10 people who call and mention this offer. This program is different because: • It’s customized, just for you • Designed by a certified Exercise Physiologist and Nutritionist • Hour long appointments for exercise and nutrition education • Flexible scheduling- weekdays and Saturdays Kinetix Wellness Program Kinetix Physical Therapy is proud to offer a coordinated wellness program to help you meet your long-term goals during or after your therapy. Custom designed on an individual basis, our certified exercise physiologists will work one-on-one with you to create a plan to help you live a satisfying life. Our physiologists will meet with you to discuss your goals and work with you to establish a pathway to a brighter future. Our exercise programs are designed to tackle many problem areas, and can even help with: • Diabetes • Weight Loss • Sports Conditioning • Endurance/Stamina • Arthritis/Osteoporosis • Heart Disease/High Blood Pressure

Whether it’s enjoying long walks on the beach or getting back on the golf course, our specialized programs will get you where you want to be. “Over the past couple years I have had several medical conditions which caused me to lose much of my stamina and strength. When I heard Kinetix was starting a wellness program I came in to get assistance. I progressed very well with James, and am now able to walk my dog without difficulty!” - Robert Call or email James now for a healthier you at!

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Health & Wellness The Newsletter About Your Health And Caring For Your Body

“Is Bed Rest Good For Your Back Pain?” LIVING LIFE WITHOUT BACK PAIN

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In the old days, when your back was hurting, your doctor told you to rest until it felt better. However a lot has been learned about proper treatment for back pain since those days, and gone are the days of prolonged bed rest. New studies show that proper movements, posture and a gradual return to activities has been found to be much more successful to control back pain. This allows you faster pain relief and a return to normal pain-free activities. Bed rest and inactivity have been shown to weaken muscles and bones. Whereas exercise, in general, increases strength and flexibility of the muscles,aiding inhealing through increasedbloodflow to theaffectedarea. It has also been found that exercise and aerobic activity, like walking, assists in bringing nutrients to structures in the spine. Some of these structures, like the discs between your vertebrae, have a poor blood

supply and rely on your body’s movements and aerobic activity to circulate nutrients. When a person is inactive, less of these nutrients are able to get to the structures in the spine to keep them healthy. In our SPINE program we look at your individual health history, as well as your current mobility level and interests. Based on this, our physical therapists put together an individualized exercise program specifically for you. They will help guide you back into your previous activity level without pain. In addition to exercise, physical therapy utilizes a variety of gentle modalities such as electric stimulation, massage and heat or cold therapy to help relieve muscular spasms. Our program will first relieve your pain and then provide exercises to restore your strength and instruct you in how to prevent your symptoms from recurring.

ATTENTION BACK PAIN & SCIATICA SUFFERERS! FREE BACK PAIN WORKSHOP FEBRUARY 3RD AT 10AM • Do you suffer with back pain or leg pain when you stand or walk? • Do you have pain when you sit for long periods or drive? • Do you experience pain, numbness or tingling into your buttock, groin or down your leg? If you said yes, you need to come to our Back Pain & Sciatica Workshop at Kinetix Physical Therapy! What you will learn: 1.The Single Biggest #1 Mistake back pain and sciatica sufferers make which actually stops them from healing… 2. The 3 Most Common Causes of Lower Back Pain and Sciatica… 3. How a problem in your back can cause pain, numbness or tingling in your leg… Register by calling 352-505-6665, at or at Seats are limited so register today!

ARE YOUR FEET CAUSING YOUR BACK PAIN? When your foot hits the ground, your whole body feels the effect.  Imagine in your car if your shock absorbers were worn out. You would feel every bump and jolt from the road. Your feet and legs are much the same way. The greater the impact of your step, the more impact it has on your body.

Sometimesour legsarenotquite thesame lengthdue to joint replacements or arthritic conditions in the ankle, knee, or hip. Even small differences may cause back or leg pain. A small heel lift can often change symptoms dramatically. Many times tightness in the ankle can also contribute to back pain. When the ankle joint is tight, this essentially makes that leg “longer” which can cause the spine to curve slightly and result in back and leg pain. Your feet and legs need to be able to support the rest of your body during walking tasks. We will evaluate your leg and foot strength and mobility and focus on improving the muscles that are weak and stretching those that are tight. This in turn will allow you to walk with better form and help to eliminate back pain. If we find that you need some type of modification to your shoes or inserts, we will make those recommendations as well. We want to look at everything that can be contributing to your back pain, not just your back. This can be done under the guidance and expertise of our physical therapists at Kinetix Physical Therapy. DIRECTIONS Preheatoven to300°F.Tosssweetpotatowith4 tablespoonsvegetableoilandsalt.Spreadsweet potato on 2 rimmed baking sheets and bake for 1 hour. Increase oven temperature to 375°F and cook until sweet potatoes are tender and lightly browned around the edges, about 25 minutes. In a large pot, heat remaining 2 tablespoons vegetable oil over medium-high heat until simmering. Add carrot, onion, garlic, sage, and a generous pinch of salt and cook, stirring, until vegetables are just tender. Add sweet potatoes and stock and bring to a simmer. Cook for 10 minutes until vegetables are very tender. Discard sage, if using. Add orange juice. Blend soup until smooth. Season with salt. In a mixing bowl, stir together pistachios, orange zest, scallions, mint, and cayennepepper.Fold inoliveoilandseasonwithsalt. Servesoup,spooningpistachiosalsaon top. • 2 quarts low-sodium chicken stock • 1/4 cup orange juice and 1 tablespoon grated zest • 3/4 cup pistachios • 2 scallions • 2 tablespoons mint leaves • Pinch cayenne pepper • 1/2 cup olive oil ROASTED SWEET POTATO SOUP RECIPE INGREDIENTS • 4 pounds sweet potato • 6 tablespoons vegetable oil • Kosher salt • 4 medium carrots, diced • 1 medium onion • 5 cloves garlic • 2 sprigs sage

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Patient Success Spotlight

Thank you somuch!!

“I am really pleased with the progress I made with my physical therapy. My PT, Scott Eddins and the other staff at Kinetix were all really helpful. I am now able to do all the activities I enjoyed (working out and gardening!). With the exercises Scott had me do my back pain has virtually disappeared. Thank you so much for helping me get back to being me! “ Shirley

� Balance confidently and securely � Sit for long periods comfortably � Walk for long distances � Live an active and healthy lifestyle

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Relieve Back Pain In Minutes Try this movement if you are experiencing back pain.

LOWER TRUNK ROTATIONS Lying on your back with your knees bent, gently rock your knees side- to-side. Perform this 10-15 times in each direction. Stretches Back Pain

Our Specialties

• Physical therapy • General orthopedics • Sports rehabilitation • Vestibular rehab • Pelvic health rehab • Pregnancy/post-partum

• Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMJ) • Auto related injuries/rehab • Worker’s compensation/rehab • Sports physical therapy • And many more!

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