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KYLE SWEENEY, STAFF SPOTLIGHT

SERVICE SPOTLIGHT PHYSICAL THERAPY FOR LOWER BACK PAIN

PERSONAL TRAINER

Lowerbackpain isoneofthemostcommonreasonsformakingan appointmentwithaphysicaltherapist.Poorpostureandalignment of the spine are becoming an increasingly common cause—likely due to the fact thatmorepeoplework insedentarydesk jobs than ever before. Even those who are on their feet most of the day can suffer from lower back pain due to poor spinal and abdominal muscle support and lack of proper coordination of the spinal muscles. Typically, the sooner you seek treatment for lower back pain, the sooner you can find lasting relief. Two common forms of physical therapy used for the treatment of lower back pain are passive and active physical therapy. Passive physical therapy relies on techniques performed directly on the patient. This can include anything fromapplying heat or ice packs to the affected area or even stimulating the area with controlled electricity.Activephysicaltherapy,ontheotherhand,referstosteps the patient will take (as instructed by a therapist), typically in the formofdifferentexercisesandstretchestoreduce lowerbackpain andminimize future flare-ups.Somecommonexamplesofactive physicaltherapymay include low-impactaerobicconditioningand backstrengtheningexercises.Thesecanbedone inyourphysical therapist’s office or at home, depending on your specific needs. To find out how Physical Therapy at Fitness Matters can help relieve your lower back pain, call Worthington (614-841-3900) or Grandview (614-487-9715) today.

After spending time at Northwestern University as well as the University of Pittsburgh as a Strength Coach, I moved back to Columbus to work with the Fitness Matters team as a Personal Trainer. I have been dedicated to the Fitness Matters team since 2015. I am always excited to guide my clients and teach them how to become stronger, move better and live a physically healthy life. To schedule an appointment with our personal trainers, call our Grandview (614-487-9715) or Worthington (614-841-3900) locations today.

DIRECT ACCESS WHAT DOES IT MEAN? Physical Therapy is Easier to Get Than You Think! • A physician referral • Therapy may begin

with a full evaluation by a licenced physical therapist • Patients sent by their physician can choose where they want to receive therapy

no longer needed, whether you want a check-up, suffered a recent injury, or if you want to improve your overall health and wellness

Don’t let your pain hold you back. Call one of our clinics today or visit our website online at www.fm2us.com.

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