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Getting to Know the Empower Physical Therapy & Fitness Staff LINDSEY L., PHYSICAL THERAPIST ASSISTANT
Lindsey grew up in Wixom, MI. In December of 2013 she graduated from Oakland University with a Bachelor’s degree in Health Science. In June of 2016 she graduated from South University with her Associate’s degree in Applied Sciences in Physical Therapy Assisting. Lindsey began playing soccer at a young age and continued to go on and play in college. When Lindsey isn’t working she enjoys spending time with family and friends on the boat. FREE TRX Class NEW PATIENTS ONLY We are now offering a FREE Fitness TRX class! One per household! TRX is a suspension body weight training exercise that develops strength, balance, flexibility and core stability simultaneously. It is a tool that leverages gravity and the user’s body weight to enable hundreds of exercises for every fitness goal. • Get a fast, effective total body workout. • Benefits people of ALL fitness levels (pro athletes to seniors). • Can be set-up anytime empowerptandfitness.com
Call us and mention this newsletter to receive a FREE TRX class session. No purchase required. First time users only. Limit one per household.
Health & Fitness The Newsl tter About Your Health And Caring For Your Body
• Don’t Let Pain Sideline You
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• Service Spotlight
• Patient Success Spotlight
Suffering With Hip, Knee, Elbow Or Shoulder Pain? TENDONITIS&SPORTS Do you experience pain with normal everyday tasks like taking milk out of the fridge, liftingsomethingoverhead,bending,orsimplywalkingadistance?Having pain with movement, especially if it goes on for more than a few days, may be indicative of tendonitis. onwherethegreateststrain isplaced,youwillmost likelyexperiencetendonitis.
Tendonitiscanbeshort-lived,butcanalsobecomechronic innatureand lastfor a longtime.Chronictendonitisactuallydisintegratesthequalityofyourtendons overtimeandcan leadtotearing.Mostpeopleexperiencetendonitisonagradual basis. At first it may be soreness, but if the irritation continues, it can become excruciatingpain,affectingyourability todomanysimpleactivities.Tendonitis can also come from injuries that strain the tendons. This can be from a direct blow like a fall or an overstretching injury in a sports activity. Treatment Tendonitis isverytreatablewiththerightkindofphysicaltherapy.Ourspecialists helped thousands of people with tendonitis get back to doing the things they love. Whether your problem is new or old, having a good understanding of the mechanics of your body and identifying the source of the problem leads to a quick recovery. Call today to learn more how our speciality programs can quickly relieve your pain and get you back to the activities you love!
The tendons are what connect your muscles to the bones. Under normal circumstances, your tendons can handle a lot of work and force, but when they are over-worked, they become inflamed, causing you pain. Tendonitis can occur practically anywhere in the body, but is most common in the hips, knees, wrists, elbows, and shoulders. The reason for this is quite simple: poor posture over a period of time. If you are at a computer or sitting foragoodpartof theday,yourshoulders tend toslouch forwardandyourback muscles weaken. How’s Your Posture? Poor posture weakens your back muscles, affecting your ability to do normal everyday tasks. The weakened muscles and poor posture place abnormal strain on the shoulders, elbows, knees, and hip tendons. Therefore, depending
DON’T LET PAIN SIDELINE YOU
Don’t let pain sideline you! There isnothingmoreexcitingthantakingonanewchallenge,sport,oractivity. For most of us, the thrill of accomplishing a physical goal is what we live for. However,areyouprepared for it?The term “weekendwarrior”meansaperson who doesn’t really train for what they are doing; they just go out and do it on the weekend. How do most injuries occur? Most sports injuries occur from ill-prepared individuals who just jump into the activity without first increasing their strength, endurance, and flexibility. Yourmuscles, tendons, ligaments,andother tissuesneed tobewarmedup to workproperly.Theytakeenormousstrainduringrunningandsportsactivities. Therefore, if they are not in top condition, they are more prone to injury. Injuries increase as you age… If you think back to when you were in your late teens, you could go into a full sprint no problem, take a flying leap, and do a whole lot without the slightest thoughtabout it.Asyougetolder,your tissuesbecome lesselasticand in fact a little “drier.” When your muscle, tendon, and ligament tissues have enough water, they are supple and stretchy, allowing you to do a lot of activities. Keep yourself hydrated and stretch often to maintain elasticity in your muscles. Preparing your body… It is importanttodosportsactivities,fitnessandahostofotherphysicalactivities tokeepyouhealthyandhappy.Witha littlebitofpreparation,youcaneasilydo these activities and decrease your risk for injury.
• Do stretch often • Do strength training • Do coordination training • Do endurance training
Before and after: Knowingtherightexercisestoprepare forfitnessactivities iskey.Ourphysical therapy experts have years of experience rehabilitating people after injuries and returning them pain-free to the activities they enjoy. What some people mightnotknow is thatphysical therapistsputspecificexerciseplans together based on your needs to prevent injury. Call today to learn how our programs can help you feel great! empowerptandfitness.com
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Patient Success Spotlight
I am able to walk without pain!
Why You Need To Come Back In For Another Check Up: • Move without pain • Bend and move freely • Balance confidently and securely • Sit for long periods comfortably • Walk for long distances • Live an active and healthy lifestyle
“Ihavebeencoming toEmpowerPhysicalTherapyandFitnessbecause of my plantar fasciitis. For three months, I had such tremendous pain that I was barely able to walk or even do my job! It is all thanks to the Empower staff (and the Graston Tools) that I was able to get to where I am today. I am able to walk without pain and I am able to go to work without having any issues! Thanks Empower!” - Anita L. THIS CAN BE YOU! CALL TODAY TO SCHEDULE YOUR APPOINTMENT! METROPOLITAN PARKWAY (586) 228-7000 HALL ROAD (586) 868-7000
TAKE CARE OF YOUR ACHES & PAINS BEFORE IT’S TOO LATE!
SLEEPER STRETCH Start by lying on your side with the affected arm on the bottom. Your affected arm should be bent at the elbow and forearm pointed upwards towards the ceiling as shown. Next, use your unaffected arm to gently draw your affected forearm towards the table or bed. Relieve Shoulder Pain In Minutes Try this movement if you are experiencing shoulder pain.
Are you unhappy with your body, health,energy levelsorperformance? If so you’ve come to the right place. Empower offers 1-on-1 personal trainingandnutritionguidanceaswell asavarietyofgroupclassesandboot camps to fit your needs. Our clients are given the personal attention they needandprograms thatwork.Before startinganyprogramwedoadetailed evaluationandanalysisofyourcurrent lifestyle, activity level, diet, fitness levels and goals. We then use this to
tailor a program specifically for you that will not only get you to your goal but will be a lot of fun in the process. What can you expect from us? • Fun, Effective, Safe Workouts • Nutrition Help • Motivation • Guidance • Support • Accountability • Fun • And most important...RESULTS!!!!
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