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Did You Know You Can Walk Away Back Pain?

Did you know that the way you walk could be causing your back pain? Most people have something in theirstyleofwalking thatcancause long term wear and tear. For example, a foot turned-out, a weak abdomen or poor posture contributes to stress on their body. Adams Physical Therapy experts are trained to treat walking disorders and teach corrective walking techniques. By changing the way you walk, it is possible to eliminate and prevent back pain. On a daily basis, you walk more than any other physical activity. How you walk defines most everything about you, including your physical abilities.Wecanhelpyoudiscover thatsomething about the way you walk, may be the reason you have pain and help you change it. You walk over a million steps in a year Yourwalk involvesmanybodyparts,all interacting together to produce your walking style. It’s as natural as breathing, and if any of your six (two ankles, two knees, two hips) weight bearing joints are not in good alignment, you’re at risk for

structuralpain.Oneminorwalkingerror repeated millions of times can do an incredible amount of damage toyourback,muscles,nervesand joints. This can eventually cause pain and arthritis. Often, the cause of back pain is poor strength -- specifically, weak abdominal muscles. The pelvis is held in place by numerous muscles, including the abdominals, hamstrings, gluteals and hip flexors. An imbalance or weakness in these muscles can lead to pelvic misalignment, causing the pelvis to tilt forward or backward. Forward tilt of the pelvis leads to a sway back. In addition to abdominal weakness, a lack of strength in the gluteals and hamstrings leads to forwardpelvic tilt.While theabdominalsstabilize the pelvis by pulling upward on the front, the gluteals and hamstrings offer stability by pulling down on the rear of the pelvis. Exercises must be done to strengthen both the abdominals and gluteals. Walking gives the gluteals a good workout. The abdominal muscles can be conditioned through physical therapy and easy weight training exercises.

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Are You WALKING as Well as You Should? Problems with walking increase as we age and are a leading cause of falls and disability in older adults. At least 20% of adults over 65 have problems with walking. This further increases to 50% in adults 85 years old and older. Most of these problems with walking are associated with underlying diseases. 9 Things That Stifle Your Stride Problems with walking are not a direct consequence of getting older. Rather, they are the effects of other conditions that become more common and severe with age. Common risk factors for severe problems with walking include advanced age (older than 85) and multiple chronic disease conditions such as heart disease, arthritis, dementia, stroke, hip fracture or cancer. Common conditions that contribute to walking problems include some of the following: 1. Back pain 2. Joint pain and arthritis 3. Diseases of the muscles or bones 4. Poor fitness 5. Problems after orthopedic surgery or stroke 6. Low blood pressure and heart disease 7. Parkinson’s disease 8. Vision or balance problems 9. Fear of falling

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“My physical therapy at Adams Physical Therapy Services went exceptionally well. I went from not being able to pick up my two year old from the car to wrestling with him again with no pain. The staff not only are professional but extremely friendly. They are people that I would consider friends. I know if I ever have to come back, I will be back to 100% in no time.” “ I will be back to 100% in no time.”

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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. Hold for 15 seconds and repeat 3 times. Exercisescopyrightof

Always consultyourphysical therapistorphysicianbefore starting exercisesyouareunsureofdoing.

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