Peak Motion: Living Life Without Back Pain

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LIVING LIFE WITHOUT BACK PAIN “Handle Tasks Without Fear Of Pain.” December, 2017


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Discussing Shoulder, Elbow & Wrist Pain with Mike Teater, DPT, OCS and Bre Lohn, DPT.

Dear Valued Client,

like the discs between your vertebrae, have a poor blood supply and rely on your body’s movements and aerobic activity to circulate nutrients. When a person is inactive, less of these nutrients are able to get to the structures in the spine to keep them healthy. In our SPINE program we look at your individual health history, as well as your current mobility level and interests. Based on this, our physical therapists put together an individualized exercise program specifically for you. They will help guide you back into your previous activity level without pain. In addition to exercise, physical therapy utilizes a variety of gentle modalities such as ultrasound, electric stimulation, massage and heat or cold therapy to help relieve muscular spasms. Our program will first relieve your pain and then provide exercises to restore your strength and instruct you in how to prevent your symptoms from recurring.

In the old days, when your back was hurting, your doctor told you to rest until it felt better. However a lot has been learned about proper treatment for back pain since those days, and gone are the days of prolonged bed rest. New studies show that proper movements, posture and a gradual return to activities, has been found to be much more successful to control back pain. This allows you faster pain relief and a return to normal pain-free activities. Bed rest and inactivity have been shown to weaken muscles and bones. Whereas exercise in general, increases strength and flexibility of the muscles, aiding in healing through increased blood flow to the affected area. It has also been found that exercise and aerobic activity, like walking, assists in bringing nutrients to structures in the spine. Some of these structures,

Patient Success Spotlight

I am now able to do my day-to-day activities with no pain! In April, I was in a car accident and my back was badly injured. I was unable to do my daily activities because of my constant pain. I am so happy I was referred to Peak Motion. They have such an amazing staff here. I felt that my PT team did a great job figuring out the best activity plan for me to start my road to recovery. I am now able to do my day- to-day activities with no pain. Thank you Peak Motion for everything! - Kayla L.

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