October, 2019 NEWSLETTER UPCOMING STAR PT CLINICS WORKSHOPS
BACK PAIN & SCIATICA
ROTATOR CUFF & SHOULDER 10/24 @ 6:30 PM LAKEFRONT CLINIC
10/1 @ 6:30 PM COVINGTON CLINIC 10/2 @ 10:00 AM COVINGTON CLINIC
10/22 @ 6:30 PM ALGIERS CLINIC
10/29 @ 6:00 PM SLIDELL CLINIC
NEW WORKSHOPS EVERY MONTH!
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INCREASE YOUR ENERGY! BY GETTING UP AND MOVING TODAY!
INSIDE: • How Can I Get Moving? • Practice News • Refer A Friend • Patient Success Spotlight
over time they can even begin to atrophy. Inactive lifestyles also cause joints to become stiff and can alter the physiological chemical processes within your body. In fact, your circulation and lymphatic systems can slow down, which can pose harmful risks. These systems work in producing and excreting toxic wastes (such as cholesterol) and these wastes can build up when the systems aren’t functioning as efficiently as they should. Lack of movement and poor posture are the causes of several types of pain, including lower back pain, neck pain, hip pain, knee pain, shoulder pain, and headaches. A slumped posture can even change the shape of your spine over time, in addition to closing your shoulder joints and tightening up the tissues around your hips. These consequences can cause severe pain and may result in a host of other problems if lifestyle changes are not made. Our goal is to help you move and walk as comfortably as possible. Schedule a consultation with one of our physical therapists today and get back on track to a pain-free life!
Movement and energy with Matt Slimming, PT, DPT Dear Valued Client, Do you feel sluggish or fatigued, as if it’s difficult to motivate yourself to get
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moving? Do your sore muscles or achy joints just add to that lack of motivation? If so, your body may be experiencing some physical problems. Living a sedentary life is one of the main reasons why people report having low energy or feeling chronic day-to-day aches. Long car commutes, desk jobs, watching T.V. once you get home from work… many people live their lives this way, with very little physical activity. While it may not seem like it is making an impact at the time, this type of sedentary lifestyle can damage your body over time. Contact Star Physical Therapy today to figure out how a consistent exercise plan can increase your energy and help you live a healthier life! Why is physical activity so important? When you don’t participate in frequent physical activity, your muscles begin to weaken and
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HOW CAN I GET MOVING?
There is one fundamental rule of the human body: it was made to move!
There are several reasons why people may not want to participate in physical activity. Perhaps your body simply doesn’t move the way it used to, or perhaps painful areas of your body make it difficult to move in the ways you’d like. Whatever the case may be, the truth is that restriction in movement has the potential to lead to harmful health problems.
Some easy pain-relief and energy-boosting steps you can take on your own include:
1. Decide to get up and get moving
8. Take frequent breaks for breathing exercises. Inhale and exhale deeply
2. Get up from your chair every 20 minutes and walk around, even if it is just for a few seconds
9. Stretch your arms overhead frequently throughout the day
10. Do strengthening exercises 2-3 times per week
3. Walk or exercise at least 30 minutes every day
In order to be healthy, there needs to be a large emphasis on movement. When your body is flexible, strong, well-balanced, and fueled by a nutritious diet, it is able to perform at its optimal levels. At Star Physical Therapy, we are dedicated to helping you live the best life you can, and our movement experts would be more than happy to help you relieve your pain, re-align your body, and get moving once again. If you are looking for assistance in living a more physically active life, contact us today.
4. Drink plenty of water
5. Stretch your legs, hips, spine, and neck for 10 minutes every day
6. Don’t push yourself too far if you feel pain
7. Make sure you are sitting properly at your desk or computer
Patient Success Spotlight
INSTRUCTIONS • 1 cup chopped almonds
• 1 cup dried figs
• 1 cup dried apricots
“After 5 weeks, Jerome and his staff have me close to pain-free.”
• 1 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
FRUIT ENERGY BALLS
Success Story: Charles B. “Having lower back pain and hip pain not connected to a specific accident can be confusing to treat. Also factor in 78 years of living, numerous broken bones, surgeries, kidney cancer and 4 rehab sessions. With this background, I told my Dr I did not want to begin taking pain pills and I believed if he would recommend Physical Therapy this would be the answer. My last rehab therapy at STAR in Folsom had been very successful. I thought that would be the solution. After 5 weeks, Jerome and his staff have me close to pain-free. All with no pain killer drugs. I would recomend Jerome and his staff to anyone suffering.”
DIRECTIONS Combine almonds, figs and apricots in a food processor; pulse until finely chopped. Roll the mixture into small balls and dredge in coconut. To make ahead: Cover and refrigerate for up to 3 days or freeze up to 3 months.
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Exercise Essentials Try this movement to help relieve back pain.
Relieves Back Pain
8 PRAYER STRETCH While in a crawl position, slowly lower your buttocks towards your feet until a stretch is felt along your back and or buttocks. 5 3
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