Walk Away Back Pain

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“ Are You Going To Allow Back Pain To Limit Your Activity?” Walk Away Back Pain

Did you know that the way you walk, could be causing your back pain? Most people have something in their style of walking that can cause long termwear and tear. For example, a foot turned- out, a weak abdomen or poor posture contributes to stress on their body. Lonoke & ProMotion Physical Therapy experts are trained to treat walking disorders and teach corrective walking techniques. By changing the way you walk, it is possible to eliminate and prevent back pain.

On a daily basis, you walk more than any other physical activity. How you walk definesmost everything about you, including your physical abilities. We can help you discover that something about the way you walk, may be the reason you have pain and help you change it. You walk over a million steps in a year Your walk involvesmany body parts, all interacting together to produce your walking style. It’s as natural as breathing, and if any of your six (two ankles, two knees, two hips) weight bearing joints are not in good alignment, you’re at risk for structural pain. One minor walking error repeated millions of times can do an incredible amount of damage to your back, muscles, nerves and joints. This can eventually cause pain and arthritis.

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“Imagine All The Adventures You Would Miss If You Didn’t Seek Treatment For Back Pain. ” Walk Away Back Pain

more natural or self-empowering as learning how to correct your walking and stride to relieve your back pain. Your physical therapist can help you improve or restore mobility and reduce low back pain—in many cases, without expensive surgery or the side effects of medications. Not all low back pain is the same, so your treatment should be tailored to your specific symptoms and condition. Once the examination is complete, your physical therapist will evaluate the results, identify the factors that have contributed to your specific back problem, and design an individualized treatment plan for your specific back problem. Treatments may include: • Manual therapy, including spinal manipulation, to improve the mobility of joints and soft tissues • Specific strengthening and flexibility exercises • Education about how you can take better care of your back • Training for proper lifting, bending, and sitting; for doing chores both at work and in the home; and for proper sleeping positions • Assistance in creating a safe and effective physical activity program to improve your overall health • Use of ice or heat treatments or electrical stimulation to help relieve pain

Often, the cause of back pain is poor strength -- specifically, weak abdominal muscles. The pelvis is held in place by numerous muscles, including the abdominals, hamstrings, gluteals and hip flexors. An imbalance or weakness in these muscles can lead to pelvic misalignment, causing the pelvis to tilt forward or backward. Forward tilt of the pelvis leads to a sway back. In addition to abdominal weakness, a lack of strength in the gluteals and hamstrings leads to forward pelvic tilt. While the abdominals stabilize the pelvis by pulling upward on the front, the gluteals and hamstrings offer stability by pulling down on the rear of the pelvis. Exercises must be done to strengthen both the abdominals and gluteals. Walking gives the gluteals a good workout. The abdominal muscles can be conditioned through physical therapy and easy weight training exercises. Walking Abnormalities: Solutions For Those Who Want Natural Relief Studies of people with chronic low back pain show that they have walking abnormalities. When these are corrected by physical therapy and sometimes shoe inserts (orthotics), back pain is reduced significantly. Research has also shown that chronic back pain responds very well to walking, exercise and physical therapy. For those seeking natural relief, nothing could be

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Patient Spotlight

When Mr. Johnny first came to therapy he was barely able to get through our front door using a walker. He was unable to stand up from a chair without help and his balance was so bad that he required constant supervision and assistance with his daily activities. As he began therapy and the weeks went on his strength began to improve and he slowly started being able to do his daily activities by himself. After 7 months of therapy and a few setbacks, Mr. Johnny is now walking by himself all over the house and the community and is back to his usual joking self. Check out his success story below. “Since starting therapy for my two broken legs I have improved so much on my way to getting back to a normal life. Before therapy I had no balance or strength to walk again. I praise and I’m very blessed to have the staff here at ProMotion to help me recover and get my strength back. Without therapy, none of this would be possible.” - Mr. Johnny Without therapy, none of this would be possible!

Mrs. Lois’ Coconut Bread

Easter Poem: My Resurrected Lord

11 INGREDIENTS: • 4 eggs • 2 c. sugar • 1 c. oil • 2 tsp. coconut flavoring • ½ tsp. salt

• 3 c. flour • ½ tsp. baking powder • ½ tsp. baking soda • 1 c. buttermilk • 2 c. coconut • 1 c. chopped pecans

So special he is my savior, my king, Ruler, creator, his praises I sing.

The wondrous amazement of all that he’s done, My heavenly father sent down his own son. How blessed we are to have such a chance No longer condemned to one circumstance. But Jesus came down his life he did give, That all whom believed through him now may live. Though his death there alone did not pay our way,

Preparation: Beat eggs in large mixing bowl; add sugar, oil and flavoring. Blend. Mix dry ingredients together and add egg mixture alternately with buttermilk. Fold in coconut and pecans. Bake in 2 greased and floured pans at 325 degrees for approximately 1 hour.

Topping: ½ c. water 1 c. sugar 2 tsp. margarine

For he is alive and the stone rolled away. Thank you dear Jesus for saving my soul, Through your birth, death, and resurrection I am made whole!

Cook in saucepan for 4 ½ minutes. Add 1 teaspoon coconut flavoring. Pour over hot bread. Let stand 4 hours, then refrigerate.

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Outstanding Results I can walk and stretch without pain! “When I entered the facility, I had little hope of getting the pain in my back decreased, but after just 2 weeks of PT my back was much improved. I had not been able to bend my lower back in months without pain and now have little trouble. With the help of LPT and staff I am now able to perform daily tasks with little to no pain. I can now pick up objects and walk and stretch without pain. I can run, bicycle and play with the children I work with. Thank you!” - T.D. The wonderful staff has helped me recover! “Therapy has helped me get my life back. I no longer have back pain. My walking has gotten better, along with my exercises. I’m now able to clean and cook with no trouble. LPT has always been my therapy place of choice. The wonderful staff has helped me recover and helped me be who I am today in more ways than one.” - K.M. I can tell my pain has gotten better! “I started therapy due to severe back pain and to strengthen my legs. Just after a short time I can tell my pain has gotten better and my legs are getting stronger. My walking has gotten better and my exercises are getting easier.” - S.B.

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• Is your mind on your back and neck pain instead of your life? • Do you feel really stiff when you try to get out of bed in the morning?

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Practice News

Anna has been a part of our team for a year now!

Lonoke & ProMotion Physical Therapy celebrated a year’s worth of work with Anna. Anna joined our team in April.

Lonoke & ProMotion Physical Therapy extends to you our best wishes for a Happy Easter!

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Exercise Essentials Try these exercises to help keep you moving...

SINGLE LEG STANCE Stand on one leg and maintain your balance. Hold for 30 seconds. Alternate legs and repeat 6 times.

TANDEM STANCE Stand with one foot directly in front of the other so that the toes of one foot touch the heel of the other. Maintain your balance. Hold for 30 seconds. Alternate feet and repeat 8 times.

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

Care to Share Who do you know that needs our help?

Each month we have a drawing for a Wal-Mart gift card!

Care enough to Share how physical therapy helped you. Who do you know that could benefit from therapy? Send them our way, they will thank you and so will we. Each month we have a drawing for a Wal-Mart gift card for our patients that refer people to us. Get in the game and get the word out. The more people you refer, the more chances you have to win.

Mr. Mike won the past month’s drawing! Congratulations!

Cut out the card below and give it to someone who could benefit from therapy.

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