AdvantageRehab: Prevent Injuries With Physical Activity

WHAT ARE SOME COMMON INJURIES?

Tendinitis is an overuse injury that causes the tendons to become inflamed. There are several reasons why tendinitis may occur, but whatever the case may be, we know that it has developed as a result of unnecessary amounts of strain. For example, some people may develop tendinitis in their shoulders or elbows because of improper posture. If the neck and back are not properly aligned, unnecessary stress is placed on other parts of the body. Movements in the shoulders and arms are altered as a way to compensate, causing increased strain on the tendons. Tendinitis can be corrected with physical therapy treatments, since PTs are trained in relieving pain, decreasing inflammation, and restoring you to your normal posture, motion, and function. How can I prevent these injuries? While it is always a wise decision to consult with a physical therapist, there are some tips you can implement into your personal life as well, in order to decrease your risk of sustaining an injury. These include: • Stretching. This is one of the most important ways to prevent injuries. Your tissues require water in order to be elastic, and stretching helps to bring water into the tissues. This increases muscle flexibility and prevents them from becoming stiff or tight, thus decreasing the chances of them over-stretching and/or tearing. • Hydrating and eating nutritious meals. Did you know that your body is over 70%water? Because of this, it requires water in order to remain supple and function properly. Without adequate water and nutrition, your body’s tissues are more prone to over-stretching and injury. Make sure you drink the recommended 8 glasses of water a day, and always keep a water bottle with you when you are working out. If needed, you can also replenish your electrolytes with sports drinks, such as Gatorade. • Staying within your abilities . It is important to train and practice for any physical activity you’d like to try. Start small in the beginning and build up from there. For example, if you aren’t used to running but you’d like to complete a 5k, don’t start off with 3-mile runs. Begin with a half mile and slowly build up. When you push your body past its current limits, you make yourself more prone to injuries because your body is not prepared for the physical demands being asked of it. A physical therapist can help you understand

the limits of your body and can create an exercise plan for you to reach your physical goals. • Using the proper equipment. When engaging in any type of physical activity, it is important to make sure you have the right equipment. For example, running shoes, hiking boots, helmets, and more can help you avoid injury and stay safe while doing the activities you enjoy. They can make all the difference when it comes to preventing injuries. What should I do now? If you are suffering from aches and pains, you think you may have sustained an injury, or you’d like to learn more about injury prevention, contact Advantage Rehab today. One of our dedicated physical therapists would be happy to meet with you for a consultation and discuss how our different programs can help you remain active and pain-free! www.advantagerehabinc.net

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INGREDIENTS • 3 large eggs

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DIRECTIONS Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease bottom and sides of an 8x8 baking dish. In a medium bowl, with a hand or stand mixer, beat the eggs until fluffy and light yellow, 3–5 minutes. Beat in chocolate hazelnut spread and flour until batter is smooth. Transfer batter to pan. Bake 20–25 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into center comes out mostly clean (a few crumbs are ok). Cool completely on wire rack and remove from pan using parchment paper. Enjoy!

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DISCOVER HOW TO LIVE PAIN-FREE

At Advantage Rehab Inc., you will receive hands-on therapy treatments by our friendly, caring, health experts during focused and individualized sessions.

Patient Success Spotlight

It’s time to visit Advantage Rehab Inc. if: • You’re tired of living in pain • You want to feel better and move better • You have been in an auto accident • You want to prevent injury • You have been injured on the job 1. Call and talk to your therapist 2. Discover why your pain has come back 3. Get your custom recovery program

“I will always recommend Advantage Rehab to anyone who has any type of medical issue that needs therapy! The treatment I received from the staff was excellent and very professional each and every time. They were able to work their magic on me after our car accident in a minimal amount of time. They always had my best interest in mind and they didn’t prescribe treatment that wasn’t necessary to get me back on my feet. Can actually say I miss seeing them! Thanks Ashley and Mike for all you did for me!” - T.C. “Thanks Ashley and Mike for all you did for me!”

Exercise Essentials Try this movement to relieve your neck pain.

NSULTATION

Relieves Neck Pain

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CERVICAL RETRACTION Sit in a chair with good posture and your feet flat on the floor. Press your fingers into your chin until you feel a stretch in the back of your neck. Hold for 15 seconds and repeat 3 times.

CONSULT

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NEWSLETTER

BARB ULMER, DPT GETS SETTLED IN WITH ADVANTAGE REHAB

It has been 6 months now that I have been with Advantage Rehab. We moved to this area to be closer to family and for the good fishing opportunities. I am liking the lifestyle of the Midwest. We are hoping the winter isn’t too great of a shock! I am enjoying the staff at ARI. They offer experience and knowledge allowing my transition to private practice to be smooth. I enjoy working in a small clinic being able to connect with my patients on a professional and personal level. Working at ARI allows me to grow professionally with a multitude of diagnoses treated. My husband and I look forward to living here!

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ht yellow, 3–5 minutes. Beat in chocolate hazelnut spread and flour until batter is smooth. Transfer batter to pan. Bake 20–25 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into center comes out mostly clean (a few crumbs are ok). Cool completely on wire rack and remove from pan using parchment paper. Enjoy!

Offer expires 09/29/20

DISCOVER HOW TO LIVE PAIN-FREE

At Advantage Rehab Inc., you will receive hands-on therapy treatments by our friendly, caring, health experts during focused and individualized sessions.

Patient Success Spotlight

It’s time to visit Advantage Rehab Inc. if: • You’re tired of living in pain • You want to feel better and move better • You have been in an auto accident • You want to prevent injury • You have been injured on the job 1. Call and talk to your therapist 2. Discover why your pain has come back 3. Get your custom recovery program

“I will always recommend Advantage Rehab to anyone who has any type of medical issue that needs therapy! The treatment I received from the staff was excellent and very professional each and every time. They were able to work their magic on me after our car accident in a minimal amount of time. They always had my best interest in mind and they didn’t prescribe treatment that wasn’t necessary to get me back on my feet. Can actually say I miss seeing them! Thanks Ashley and Mike for all you did for me!” - T.C. “Thanks Ashley and Mike for all you did for me!”

Exercise Essentials Try this movement to relieve your neck pain.

NSULTATION

Relieves Neck Pain

www.simpleset.net

CERVICAL RETRACTION Sit in a chair with good posture and your feet flat on the floor. Press your fingers into your chin until you feel a stretch in the back of your neck. Hold for 15 seconds and repeat 3 times.

CONSULT

www.advantagerehabinc.net

THE

NEWSLETTER

BARB ULMER, DPT GETS SETTLED IN WITH ADVANTAGE REHAB

It has been 6 months now that I have been with Advantage Rehab. We moved to this area to be closer to family and for the good fishing opportunities. I am liking the lifestyle of the Midwest. We are hoping the winter isn’t too great of a shock! I am enjoying the staff at ARI. They offer experience and knowledge allowing my transition to private practice to be smooth. I enjoy working in a small clinic being able to connect with my patients on a professional and personal level. Working at ARI allows me to grow professionally with a multitude of diagnoses treated. My husband and I look forward to living here!

www.advantagerehabinc.net

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