ElitePT: Having A Healthy Spine Prevents Back Pain

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AVOID BACK PAIN BY IMPROVING YOUR SPINE HEALTH

how limiting it can be. In order to make sure your spine is at its optimum health, you must achieve the following: • Good posture and spinal curves. • Strong abdominal and core muscles. • Strong spinal and gluteus muscles. • Good flexibility and balance with side- bending and rotation. • Good nutrition and rest at night. Your Physical Therapist can check your spine alignment to check for areas that could be improved. It is wise to have your spine checked every 6 months, in order to ensure your back is moving how it should. At Elite Physical Therapy, our Physical Therapists are experts in the field of spine health who can help your back operate as it should. If you have been living with back pain, or you’d like to avoid potential back pain, don’t hesitate to contact Elite Physical Therapy today. By catching back pain early, we can resolve the issue so it doesn’t progress. Don’t live with the limits of back pain – improve your spine health with us today!

Are you living with back pain? You may notice that your pain worsens each morning when you wake up, when you have to stand for more than 10 minutes, or when you have to walk long distances. The severity of back pain can range from minor dull aches to sharp stabbing pains. Pain that radiates from the spine down to the buttocks and legs is typically a sign of sciatica. However, your back pain can be avoided and resolved by improving your spinal health. Contact Elite Physical Therapy today to find out how. You may be wondering, “What does this mean? How can I tell if my spine is healthy?” When we think of health, we typically focus on nutrition, exercise, and heart health – but spine health is incredibly important, as well. Your spine does a lot for your body – it protects your spinal cord, allows you to breathe properly, and it is what allows your body to move. In fact, almost every function in your body is directly connected to the health of your spine. This is why spine health is so important. If you are living with back pain, you know

Course on Dry Needling. Elite Physical Therapists took a course on Dry Needling. Dry Needling is a new treatment that has been proven effective for a wide variety of patients for their muscle, nerve and connective tissue pain! PRACTICE NEWS

Elite Physical Therapy & Alan Stein Jr.

Elite Physical Therapy teammembers had a great time learning from Alan Stein Jr., author of Raise Your Game. Quarterly Excellence Award Winners. Congratulations to our Quarterly Excellence Award Winners for their hard work.

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Patient Results

“Staff members at Elite made a miracle happen!” “It’s almost been a year from my 1st visit with my Elite Physical Therapist. I broke my humorous and had a concussion due to hitting my head. Lots of memory loss, I’d even say months of not remembering my visits at Elite. What I do know is I could not move my left arm at all and my Elite Physical Therapist and other staff members at Elitemade amiracle happen. Over time and hard work, pushing through the pain and frozen shoulder I have motion and I am able to pick up my daughter. If my Elite Physical Therapist didn’t pushme to do the exercises at home and PT, I don’t knowwhat I’d be doing. She got me back towork lifting the amount of pounds I never thought I would do again. They even hadme walk around with the biggest weights tomimic my work routine. So much FUN! The cupping and dry needling very much helped. The most important thing though is having my life back - waking up, being able to pick my daughter out of her crib, playing with her every day and being the mom I can be. Words are indescribable I want to thank the staff at Elite Physical Therapy for everything I have overcome.” – KMC 5 STAR REVIEW

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Exercise Essentials Try this simple exercise to help you feel better! Think about moving joint by joint LUMBAR SEGMENTAL EXTENSION Stand with good posture. Find a neutral spine. Bend backwards in a very controlled manner. Think about moving joint by joint. Do not push into pain. Return to the start position. If you experience any difficulty or limitation, contact an Elite Physical Therapist who can help you.

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