BACK PAIN PREVENTION
HAVE YOU MET YOUR 2019 INSURANCE DEDUCTIBLE?
A little prevention goes a long way. If you want to avoid future back pain, you can make sure you’re being good to your back. Lift Properly. You pick things up constantly. Even if you’re lifting something light, make sure you’re first facing the object and standing as close as possible. Then squat while keeping your spine straight. Lift with your legmuscles,as thiswill reduce the pressure placed on your spine. Use Good Posture. When you’re standing, imagineastring isattached to the topofyourhead—liftingyouup.This will keep your hips, spine, shoulders and neck aligned. If you’re sitting, don’t slouch. Use StrengthTraining. Your body has hundreds of muscles. These muscles protectandcontrolyourspine.By lifting weights, running and swimming, you
can keep them strong. Train your core muscles. In doing so, you’ll easily control quick, lifting movements. It never hurts to visit a physical therapist, either. Get regular check- ups, and make sure your body is in good condition. If you have a history of back injuries, pain or minor aches, don’t hesitate to talk to a professional. You deserve a pain-free life, and your back will thank you. Take charge of your back pain today! Call us at (940) 683-5575 or visit www.foundation-therapy.com. We can help get your life back. Sources: www.apta.org www.acatoday.org/Patients/Health-Wellness- Information/Back-Pain-Facts-and-Statistics www.ninds.nih.gov/Disorders/Patient-Caregiver- Education/Fact-Sheets/Low-Back-Pain-Fact-Sheet
An insurance deductible is the amount of money that you must pay beforeyour insurancecompanypays foryourmedicalservices. Ifyour deductible is met, your PhysicalTherapy may not cost you anything. Patients with family plans or those who have had major surgeries or have a chronic illness are especially likely to have a $0 balance remaining on their out-of-pocket expenses.This means that the cost of physical therapy could be minimal or completly covered by the patient’s insurance plan. If you are close to or have met your insurance deductible for the year, then now is the time to come in for PhysicalTherapy! Are you feeling aches and pains? Want to improve your health and activity level? Call (940) 683-5575 to schedule an appointment. We’ll guide you to affordable treatments and place you one step closer to pain relief.
FREE BACK PAIN & SCIATICA WORKSHOP
Exercise Essentials Try this simple exercise to increase core strength.
Tuesday, January 28th | 6:30-7:30pm 1116 Halsell Street, Bridgeport, TX 76426 • Do you suffer with back pain or leg pain when you stand or walk? • Do you have pain when you sit for long periods or drive? • Do you experience pain, numbness or tingling into your butt, groin, or down your leg? • Does your back ever “go out” if you move the wrong way? • And are you afraid your pain will get worse if you don’t do anything about it? If you have answered YES to any of those questions, the Back Pain & Sciatica Workshop may be a LIFE CHANGING event for you… And remember it is FREE! Seating is limited. Register today on our website at www.foundation-therapy.com
Supported Bridge Lie on your back with knees bent and your feet hip distance apart. Place your feet close enough so they can be touched by the finger tips. Inhale and lift the hips, and while doing so, place a block or rolled up towel under the sacrum. Keep the chest open. Hold for 30 seconds and repeat 10 times.
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