Joint Care: The Blueprint To Beat Back Pain

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

The Blueprint To Beat Back Pain

Do you have back pain? We have a custom plan for you.. Hello, Thank you for being a past patient of JointCare Physical Therapy. We have a great newsletter for you this month. If you are one of the many Americans suffering with back pain, we want you to know that you are not alone. The great thing about JointCare Physical Therapy is when you come to us in need we provide a plan that is unique to what is causing your pain. We listen to you and get you the results you need to get back to enjoying life.

INSIDE: • What Different Types of Pain Can Tell You About Your Body • Patient Results • Exercise Essentials and More!

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

Do You Have BackorNeckPain? Get to The CORE of The Problem

If you suffer from an aching back or neck, it could simply be that your core muscles are weak. You may have heard of the term “core”, but what is it? Your core is the foundation of your body and like a building, needs to be strong and supportive. If your foundation isweak or crooked, then the other parts of your body, which rely on this, will not function properly. The timing and strength of variousmuscle contractions is critical for your proper body function. If your timing is off and your muscles are weak, abnormal strains occur to your spine, causing a lot of common aches and pains. Your coremuscles consist of awide variety of skeletal muscles that keep you erect and help youmove around on two feet. The core is a group of muscles in the pelvis, spine, abdominal and upper thigh areas. These muscles are arranged in different angles that are layered to give you support and stability. Most people suffer from back pain at some point Most people will experience back pain some time in their life due to coremuscleweakness. When the spinal joints, hip joints, sacroiliac joints and themuscles of the abdomen, pelvis, spine and hips don’t movewell, a resulting strain occurs on the spine. This causes painand canoccur at any stageof life. However, this typically happens aswe become older and less active as adults. How does the core become weak and stiff? A simple answer; use it or lose it. Our lifestyles today put us at risk for back and neck pain with prolonged sitting at work, sitting in the car, bending forward, watchingTV, poor posture and many other factors which contribute to core weakness. Once the core is weakened, the weight of your body rests on your spinal discs, joints and ligaments causing long term damage. At JointCare Physical Therapy we know the right movements andmanual techniques that have been proven to help patients get back to and active and healthy lifestyle.

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The Blueprint To Beat Back Pain

If you suffer from back pain, you have probably seen that lots of different types of treatments are available. Medication, injections and other treatments can help with pain control, but do not address the root cause of the problem, which is core weakness. If you have ever had a surgery that involves cutting through the abdomen or pelvis, this weakens the core. In addition, prolonged illness and bed rest also weaken the core. Another common reason for core weakness in women is from childbirth and c-sections. This severely weakens the core. The “blueprint” or plan to helping most back pain sufferers and preventing future injuries, is to strengthen the core with professional help. Specialized training and exercise techniques can be done to strengthen your core, relieving stress on the spine.

Physical Therapists are the medical professionals most uniquely qualified to evaluate and treat back pain resulting from core weakness. Working with your physician, we thoroughly evaluate your movement, alignment and strength. After we determine where the root cause of the problem is coming from, we then put together a comprehensive treatment plan to help restore core strength and movement. This helps you not only have relief from back pain, but teaches you the right exercises, posture and movement to prevent future problems and maintain a strong, healthy core. To see how our SPINE Program can give you a strong core and relieve your back pain, call us today or go online for more information.

Move Freely • Alleviate Pain Naturally • Have More Energy • Enjoy Activities Pain Free • Be Stronger

We encourage our patients and members to develop a healthy lifestyle. Once discharged from therapy, we are offering you a free 30daysofourWellnessProgram! Please Note: If you are a patient or beneficiary of a federally funded health care program (including but not limited to Medicare, Medicaid, TRICARE, Federal Employee Benefits) you are not eligible to receive this offer.

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“What our patients have to say...”

“The knowledge, professionalism, and patient service were top notch. You definitely know what you are doing and I felt very safe in your hands. Your office was a very calming and friendly place!” - Jagruti G. “I am happy that I was able to experience the comfort and friendliness at JointCare. Thank you for helping me walk better.” - Ginna Z. “I have found the entire staff at JointCare Physical Therapy in Florham Park to be efficient, thorough, courteous and very sensitive to the specific needs of each patient.” – Dominic M. “A big thank you for all the support that you gaveme duringmy recovery from surgery. I achieved a better than expected outcome because of the pre-surgery coaching and the excellent physical therapy after the surgery. The outcome of the 1st knee replacement that was done almost 15 years ago would have been much better if I had treatment at JointCare – thanks again!” - Linda W. “Tonight I completed my last session of therapy and I am pain free, I am deeply grateful for your care over the past months. But the best part is that I do have a path to help me try to keep it this way. I cannot thank you enough for creating such a place. The attention to detail and the staff you have hired in the center makes it a perfect place for people to heal. Thank you again!” Dolores C. “I wanted to take a few minutes to tell you how appreciative I am for the outstanding care you have provided me over the past 8 months. In all the years I have been dealing with the medical profession, your commitment to patient’s well-being is unparalleled. Thank you all for your outstanding work and dedication!” - Dan G.

“I want to thank you and your staff for all the help and encouragement you have given me the last several months. My physical condition has improved greatly due to your hard working staff, I would certainly recommend your company to other people needing physical therapy!” Brendan S. “If I ever need PT again, I will surely return to JointCare. Everyone is so friendly and helpful. I have been to other PT groups and by far this is the best experience I have had! Thanks again, keep up the good work!” - Judy W. “I have started competing again and I feel great! I’m back to working hard and progressing. I couldn’t be happier and I owe it all to you! Thank you so much for everything and for being so kind and caring. I wouldn’t be where I am today if it wasn’t for your help!” - Stephanie C. “I was ecstatic this week when I could start the lawn mower and cut the lawn, I was unable to do that last summer due to the pain in my shoulder. Just wanted to thank you again for being so patient with me through these months of therapy and thank you for giving me back a whole life!” - Grace L. “My experience was an extremely positive one! Not only due to the fact that I am 100% better with regard to pain, but also due to your guidance and direction with health matters, both physical and mental. I’d like to express my true sincerity and thankfulness for all that you have done for me in such a short time!” - Dave T.

JointCare Physical Therapy is proud to announce that we have been named the BEST Physical Therapy provider in Morris and Essex County in Morris/Essex Health & Life magazine’s 2017 Reader’s Choice Awards! We are honored to have been chosen and want to thank all of our past and current patients. Your trust and support is appreciated. Thank you again to all who voted and for allowing us the privilege to care for you and your families!

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Did you know? Just ignoring the pain can lead to long-term damage of joints, muscles andmore. of US adults suffering from pain? 47% Are you one of the

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Exercise Essentials Try these exercises to help maintain a healthy body

Helps Core Strength Helps Core Strength PLANK

BRACE SINGLE KNEE EXTENSION While lying on your back with your knees bent, slowly raise up one foot a few inches and then set it back down. Next, perform on your other leg. Use your stomach muscles to keep your spine from moving. Repeat 10 times on each leg.

While lying face down, lift your body up on your elbows and toes. Try and maintain a straight spine. Do not allow your hips or pelvis on either side to drop. Hold for as long as you can work up to holding it for a minute a day.

Always consult your physical therapist or physician before starting exercises you are unsure of doing.

Who do you know that needs our help?

Refer a Friend Do You Have Friends or Family Unable to Do The Following? 9 Move without pain 9 Bend and move freely

9 Balance confidently and securely 9 Sit for long periods comfortably 9 Walk for long distances 9 Live an active and healthy lifestyle

If you know someone suffering with aches and pains give the gift of health. Refer them to JointCare Physical Therapy & Fitness Center today. Pass along this newsletter or have them call us directly to schedule a FREE consult!

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