ConceptOfMovement_You Can Win Against Back Pain

BACK PAIN PREVENTION T I P S Y O U C A N U S E T O S T A Y I N T H E G A M E

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. Use Good Posture When you’re standing, imagine a string is attached to the top of your head—lifting you up. This will keep your hips, spine, shoulders and neck aligned. If you’re sitting, don’t slouch. Lift Properly You pick things up constantly. Even if you’re lifting something light, make sure you’re facing the object. Squat, keeping your spine straight. Lift with your leg muscles, as this will reduce the pressure placed on your spine. Use Strength Training Your body has hundreds of muscles. These muscles protect and 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. Itneverhurts tovisitaphysiotherapist,either.Getregularcheck- 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. Sources: www.apta.org • www.acatoday.org/Patients/Health-Wellness-Information/ Back-Pain-Facts-and-Statistics • www.ninds.nih.gov/Disorders/Patient- Caregiver-Education/Fact-Sheets/Low-Back-Pain-Fact-Sheet

To find out more about how we can help you achieve freedom from your back pain, call us at (705) 728-9333 or visit our website at conceptofmovement.com.

OUR SERV I CES • Acupuncture • Athletic Therapy • Concussion Therapy • Cupping • Dry Needling • Electrical Stimulation • Ergonomic Training • Graston Technique • Kinesio Taping • Lymphatic Therapy

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WHAT IS PHYSIOTHERAPY? • Physiotherapy uses a wide range of assessmentand treatment techniques for problems in joints, nerves, muscles, bones, cartilage, tendons and ligaments. • We start with a thorough examination to find the underlying cause of symptoms and then proceed with the most effective treatment techniques. HOW CAN PHYSIOTHERAPY HELP? • Physiotherapy can make a difference in an individual’s ability to live an active, healthy lifestyle. • Physiotherapy helps to facilitate the body’s own healing mechanisms by removing barriers that inhibit recovery and optimize the healing response.

• Manual Therapy • Massage Therapy • Myofascial Release • Physiotherapy • Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapy (PEMF) • Strength & Conditioning • Therapeutic Exercise • Ultrasound

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