Suffering With Aches & Pains?

Heal th & Fitness The Newsletter About Your Health And Caring For Your Body The Newsletter About Your Health And Caring For Your Body Suffering With Aches & Pains? What Different Types Of Pain Can Tell You

When you have an ache or pain it can leave you scratching your head as to where the pain is truly coming from. Just because it hurts in that part of your leg or arm, doesn’t mean that is where the problem is coming from. Is it a disc, muscle strain or did you just plain overdo it? If you are suffering from back pain or neck pain, here are some questions it is important for you to answer, to determine the origins of your pain: How long have you had your pain? For example, acute low back (lumbar) pain may be because of a muscle strain. Chronic low back pain is typical of restricted joints, tight muscle tissue and muscle weakness. How is the pain? Achy, sharp, tingling? Achy pain is typically a problem with movement due to poor functioning of the muscles and joints. Sharp pain can be a muscle spasm or even an impingement of a joint. Tingling sensations and pain can be from irritation to a nerve either from compression or inflammation of that area. Is the pain worse at a specific time of day? Achy, stiff pain in the morning can be due to muscle and tissue stiffness. Severe radiating

pain to the lower back, buttock and leg with bending in the morning is an indicator of a potential herniated disc. Whereas pain towards the end of the day after moving and activity is an indicator of spinal muscle weakness as the muscles fatigue during the day. Do you have difficulty with prolonged sitting, standing or walking? Pain with prolonged standing and walking is typical of muscle fatigue of the spine as well as the hip muscles. It is typical to complain of pain to the low back and buttocks as your muscles cannot tolerate the activity. The good news is that with the right physical therapy treatment plan, you can alleviate these problem areas and prevent the pain from returning. There is a lot that can be done to help pain and the fastest way to relieve pain is to find out the true source and treat it. At Rainier Family Physical Therapy, our therapists have years of medical training, specializing in muscles, joints and nerves, to determine where your pain is coming from. With specialized hands- on therapy, structured easy medical exercises and modalities, we can relieve your pain, get you stronger and put you on the right path to return to the activities you love to do, without pain. Call us today to find out more.

Understand Your Insurance Info Night Join us! Thursday January 12th, 2017 6:00pm

18710 Meridian E, #215 Puyallup, WA Did you know that by just understanding your health insurance benefits, you can save money and be better prepared for

the future? Join us at our clinic as we talk about health insurance, how it works, and how understanding your plan keeps you from unexpected medical bills. Insurance is sometimes complicated and frustrating, and we want to give you an opportunity to ask questions as we discuss frequently asked questions when it comes to your health coverage. Childcare not provided, but snacks are! Give our clinic a call if you have questions about this event.

Mugs and Pugs 2016 is a wrap!

The 3rd annual Mugs and Pugs Dog-Friendly 5K was a success! Although the weekend was slightly rainy, the sun came out for the run along with the community! We were able to raise over $1200 for BRIDGES: A Center for Grieving Children. Check out more pictures from the event on our website!

Patient Results

I was able to regain movement and lessen the pain!

“I had breast cancer surgery in mid-May 2016. I was developing scar tissue and my range of motion was limited. Through the care and direction of Kim and Susan, I was able to regain movement and lessen the pain. Their dedicated staff and help through my recovery phase of treatment was awesome. They are an awesome team and show ultimate concern and wellness for me as their patient. Thank you Team RFPT – I’m recovering!” – M.D.

Staff Spotlight

Amanda Brown Marketing Director

Amanda graduated from Western Governor’s University with her B.S. Marketing Management. She grew up in Richland, WA and has lived in the South Hill area since 2013. She loves spending time with her husband and dogs, watching Marvel movies, baking, and gardening in her spare time.

Have You Used Your Benefits?

Move Freely • Be Stronger • Alleviate Pain Naturally Have More Energy • Enjoy Activities Pain Free Are You Suffering From: 4 Back pain or stiffness 4 Trouble moving freely 4 Pain from an old injury 4 Neck pain or headaches 4 Shoulder & arm pain 4 Hip & back pain Time for Trivia! The end of the year is nearing, and so is the end of this year of insurance benefits! Now is a great time to check your benefits and deductible. You may find that you have met your deductible or that you have benefits remaining that you would like to use. You’ve paid for them, so don’t let them go to waste! Win a Coffee Giftcard! A female turkey is called a hen, but what is a male turkey called? The first 10 callers with the right answer get entered to win a giftcard for coffee! No need to be an existing patient! Call Now: 253-875-6826


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Exercise Essentials

Helps Neck Pain

LEVATOR SCAPULAE STRETCH Grasp your arm on the affected side and tilt your head downward and to the side until a stretch is felt. Hold for 30 seconds. Repeat 6 times.

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Give the Gift of Natural Healing

Refer a Friend Do You Have Friends or Family Unable to Do The

Following? • Move without pain • Bend and move freely

If you know someone suffering with aches and pains give the gift of health. Refer them to Rainier Family Physical Therapy today. Pass along this newsletter or have them call us directly for a Free Pain Relief Consultation.

• Balance confidently and securely • Sit for long periods comfortably • Walk for long distances • Live an active and healthy lifestyle Call Today! 253-875-6826

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