AdvantageRehab: Back Pain & Difficulty Walking

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Gain Relief FromBack PainWith Our TENS UNIT TREATMENT

At our office we offer these units to patients for only $30 each, as well as train them on how to use them. While they are in our office, we will also walk patients through a careful evaluation. This will allow patients to see if they would benefit further from a few sessions. If not, we will most certainly take the time to follow up with them and see how they are doing. We are so pleased and proud to offer the most attentive care for therapy patients in the area.

Another very affordable and attainable option for patients and their back pain is a TENS unit. This little piece of equipment is very easy to use and wear throughout the day. It provides great relief to a patient that is having a lot of pain from muscle spams, especially right after their initial injury. This little machine along with therapy is the perfect option for the extremely acute patient to try instead of heavy pain medication.

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Keep Up With Your Four Legged Friend!”

ALKING AWAY ROM BACK PAIN

INSIDE: • Fixing Your Stride

• Relieve Leg Pain In Minutes • Patient Success Spotlight • Free Back Pain Consultation

Discussing Back Pain with Mike Savageau, PT

So, whether it is following a sudden injury or a chronic issue that has developed over time, physical therapy could be the answer to helping you enjoy life free of back pain. And the secret to success is learning to approach recovery one step at a time. Walking your Way Pain-free Walking is a great form of exercise, but more than that, it is a necessity of life. When you can’t walk, even basic tasks become complicated. Getting out of bed in the morning, getting to and from work, moving your way around the office, and even spending time with family on the weekends all rely heavily on your ability to walk. When your back pain begins to interfere with your ability to move around freely, then you know it is time to start doing something about it. Conveniently, walking is more than a goal when it comes to back pain, it could be part of the solution. Working with a physical therapist to develop improved strategies and techniques with your walking could help you to get back on your feet even sooner than you thought possible. What’s more, for those who are able to walk, getting on your feet more often with targeted exercises could help you find relief from back pain even sooner than expected.

Dear Valued Client,

Does going for a walk sound like a big pain in the back? For those who struggle with chronic back pain, even the basic task of going for a walk can be overwhelming and painful. Back pain can strike at any time. Whether in the upper back, surrounding the neck and shoulders, or in the lower back at the lumbar or sciatica, back pain is something that no one likes to deal with for too long. Relying on pain medications to help you overcome back pain will leave you disappointed. While pain medications are frequently helpful at alleviating the discomfort of your back pain for a short period of time, they are not capable of resolving the issue that is causing your pain to develop in the first place. The only thing that can actually fix your back pain is addressing the issue that is causing your pain head on. Physical therapy is a great resource for addressing your back pain and can be a helpful tool in getting you back on your feet. MIKE SAVAGEAU PT/CEO/Owner

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FIXING YOUR STRIDE

When you are experiencing regular back pain—especially if you are experiencing back pain while walking—you should consider ways that you can reduce back pain by taking small steps to support your back. There are several things that you can do at home to improve your stride, which can make a significant difference when it comes to managing back pain day-to-day. Here are several ways that you can start taking care of your back with each step you take: 1. Make sure that you are wearing the right types of shoes. While the golden rule for walking is to wear sneakers, not all sneakers are created equally. You need to wear a sneaker that is going to provide you with the arch support that meets your individual needs. This may mean upgrading from your minimal support sneaker to something more athletically designed. 2. Try a custom insert in your shoe. Of course, you can’t wear sneakers all the time. When you are at the office, professional footwear matters. You may find it helpful to have custom orthotics made for your work shoes so that you can have more arch support around the clock. 3. Work on improving your posture. If you are slouching when you walk, then that may be impacting the way that your back feels. Take a few minutes in the morning and again in the afternoon to stretch your back, and then make a point of keeping your shoulders square and your back straight as you walk. Simply standing tall may alleviate some of your back pain.

Another way that walking can help alleviate back pain is by encouraging weight loss. Being overweight puts added pressure on your back, and this can contribute to increased back pain. Working with a physical therapist to improve your walking technique can help you to overcome back pain one step at a time.

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Healthy Recipe: Creamy Chicken & Wild Rice Soup

Relieve Leg Pain In Minutes Try this movement if you are experiencing leg pain.

INGREDIENTS • 2 tbsp olive oil • 1½ lbs boneless chicken thighs • 2 (8 oz) packages sliced mushrooms • 1 (32 oz) carton reduced-sodium chicken broth • 2 cups water

Improves Balance

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TANDEM STANCE Stand with one foot directly in front of the other so that the toes of one foot touch the heel of the other. Maintain your balance. Repeat 4 times.

• 1½ cups thinly sliced leeks • 1½ cups ½-inch sliced celery • ¾ cup uncooked wild rice • ¾ tsp salt • 1 (12 oz) package soft, tofu

• 1 cup low-fat milk (1%) • ¼ cup all-purpose flour • 1 tbsp fresh thyme leaves

DIRECTIONS In a 12-inch skillet heat oil over medium-high. Add chicken; cook 6 minutes or until browned, turning once. In a 6-qt. slow cooker combine chicken, mushrooms, chicken broth, water, leeks, celery, wild rice and salt. Cover and cook on low 6 hours or high 3 hours. Remove chicken from cooker. Coarsely shred chicken using two forks. If using low setting, turn to high. In a blender combine the tofu, low-fat milk, flour and thyme leaves. Cover and blend until smooth. Stir into mixture in cooker. Cover and cook 30 minutes more or until thick. Stir in shredded chicken.

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DISCOVER HOW TO LIVE PAIN-FREE

Patient Success Spotlight

At Advantage Rehab Inc., you will receive hands-on therapy treatments by our friendly, caring health experts during focused and individualized sessions. It’s time to get 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 or injured on the job • You want to prevent injury 1. Call and talk to your therapist 2. Discover why your pain has come back 3. Get your custom recovery program

“Mike and Ashley do amazing work. They are knowledgeable and share it freely in order to help me understand my pain and the causes. I have been seen by both and definitely recommend them if you are experiencing any issues. They have went above and beyond in order to help me with my rehab and my hip issues. I always request Advantage Rehab if I have to have PT. Thanks so much again for helping me get the relief I needed without surgery.” - Irene Z. Relief I needed without surgery!

Take Care of Your Aches and Pains Before It’s Too Late.

Attention Back Pain Sufferers!

Do You Have Difficulty Bending Or Reaching?

• Decrease your pain • Increase your strength • Increase your activity level We can help:

• Increase your flexibility • Improve your health • Get back to living

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