Physical Therapy N E W S L E T T E R
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Back Pain Prevention • Meet The Owner Exercise Essentials • Seasonal Recipe • What Patients Are Saying
Physical Therapy N E W S L E T T E R
Backpaincanhinderyourday-to-dayactivities.Leftuntreated, itcaneven lead to long-term joint, spine, and nerve damage. As one of the most commonphysicalcomplaints,over80percentoftheU.S.populationwill suffer from it at some point in their lifetime. The pain itself can hinder your ability to reach, lean, kneel, lift or bend. It can also hinder your time spent with friends and family. Direct pain aside, minor aches and cramps associated with a back pain problem can make you irritable— ruining your good time. What Causes Back Pain? Afewthingscausebackpain.TheAmericanPhysicalTherapyAssociation covers each of these, but the following are leading causes: • Spinal and core muscle weaknesses • Bad posture • Spinal muscle and tissue damage • Improper lifting form • Limited hip, spine & thigh muscle flexibility • Bad abdominal, pelvic and back muscle coordination Unfortunately, a lot of people don’t seek treatment when back pain arises. Before they know it, they have a big problem. They might assume nothing—except for medication—can solve their back pain problem. Medication might mask the pain, but it won’t cure the problem’s root cause. YOUR BACKPAIN RECOVERY ISHERE You Can Live Your Life Again
Back Pain Solutions You’re in luck: Back pain can be cured! The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke covers a number of back pain remedies. These include the use of strength exercise, physical therapy, and medication. Where medication is considered, anti- inflammatory drugs, analgesic medications and counter-irritants are the most popular. Before you can treat your back pain, however, you need to know why it started. Whether you’ve tweaked a muscle or have a deeper injury, a spine specialist can help. If you’re suffering from back pain, call your Physical Therapist at Schlosser Therapy Services to schedule your appointment today!
BACK PAIN PREVENTION
control your spine. By lifting weights, running and swimming, you can keep them strong. Train your core muscles. In doing so, you’ll easily control quick, lifting movements. It never hurts to visit a physical therapist, either. Get regular check- ups, and make sure your body is in good condition. If you have a history of back injuries, pain or minor aches, don’t hesitate to talk to a professional. You deserve a pain-free life, and your back will thank you!
A little prevention goes a long way. If you want to avoid future back pain, you can make sure you’re being good to your back. • LIFT PROPERLY You pick things up constantly. Even if you’re lifting something light, make sure you’re facing the object. Squat, keeping your abs on and back straight. Lift with your leg muscles and gluteals, as this will reduce the pressure placed on your spine. • USE GOOD POSTURE When you are standing, stand with heels and toes on the ground. Feel the ground through your whole foot, soft knees and abdominals on. • USE STRENGTH TRAINING Your body has hundreds of muscles. These muscles protect and
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DO YOU KNOW ABOUT DIRECT ACCESS? Did you know that you are not required to see your primary physician before seeing a physical therapist? We are now able to evaluate you, determine if you need physical therapy, and implement a treatment program… ALL without a referral! So call for an appointment today! Minor aches and pains can be fixed quickly when addressed early. No need to make a trip to the Doctor’s office first, let our movement specialists evaluate and treat your needs.
EXERCISE ESSENTIALS Perform This Exercise To Relieve Back Pain In Minutes!
SIDELYING TRUNK ROTATION While lying on your side with your arms out-stretched in front of your body, slowly twist your upper body to the side and rotate your spine. Your arms and head should also be rotating along with the spine as shown. Follow your hand with your eyes. Hold for 20 seconds repeat 3 times on each side.
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HOW CAN MANUAL THERAPY HELP ME?
If you are experiencing increased pain and stiffening in any of your joints and muscles, manual therapy is often helpful. Patients seek out this type of physical therapy for a variety of mobility issues. For example, you may be finding it difficult to get up from a sitting or lying position, as well as bending over, without back pain and stiffness. You may also find that your neck or shoulders “freeze” and give you pain when you pursue everyday actions such as reaching for items or driving. In fact, debilitating pain and stiffness in muscles and joints can happen virtually anywhere on your body. Contact us to get relief with Manual Therapy. “A big thanks and a great job and shout out to the staff at Alden Physical Therapy PC. It was an enjoyable summer visiting you weekly while you guided me working on gaining my strength back to get back to a healthier me. I’ll miss seeing you 3x a week.” WHAT PATIENTS ARE SAYING!
RANDALL B. SCHLOSSER, PT
Randyearnedhisdegree inPhysicalTherapy fromtheMedicalCollege ofVirginia in1988. AnativeofSaegertown,PA,hemade the leap into private practice - opening Conneaut Physical Therapy in 1991 where he practiced for 26 years. Over time the practice has expanded and evolved into what is today Schlosser Therapy Services – offering outpatient physical therapy at 3 locations throughout Crawford and Erie County.
HEALTHY RECIPE CARROT, GINGER, LIME RAW SOUP
INGREDIENTS • 1 cup fresh carrot juice • Juice of 1 lime • 1-inch chunk ginger root, juiced • 1/2 large avocado • 1/2 ear of fresh organic, non-GMO raw corn
DIRECTIONS Pour the carrot, lime, ginger juice in a blender and add the avocado. Blend until smooth. Pour in a bowl and top the soup with fresh raw corn, shaved off the cob.
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