ValleyRehabCenter: Say Goodbye To Neck Pains

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SAY GOODBYE TO NECK PAIN WITH PHYSICAL THERAPY

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• Relieve Neck Pain With Valley Rehab Center • Relieve Neck Pain In Minutes • Patient Success Spotlight

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Health & Wellness The Newsletter About Your Health And Caring For Your Body

SAY GOODBYE TO NECK PAIN WITH PHYSICAL THERAPY

VALLEY REHAB CENTER VIRTUAL LECTURE SERIES Patients can go to Youtube.com and search “Valley Rehab Center Virtual Lecture Series” to get information on Back Pain and Sciatica, with subsequent exercise videos on exercises for different conditions.

Dear Valued Client,

Do you have trouble sitting up straight at your desk, tilting your head down to tie your shoes, or even lying down to go to sleep at night? Do you have headaches more than once a week? If so, you’re not alone. According to the Institute of Medicine of The National Academies, over 100 million Americans suffer from chronic pain. Of those 100 million, 15% suffer from chronic neck pain.

• Arm weakness. • Numbness or tingling.

• Inability to fully stand up or sit up straight. • Loss of sleep due to pain and discomfort.

THERESA PALKOVIC PT

The neck is an integral area of everyday movement, and sharp pains can prevent you from functioning properly in your day-to-day life. The neck is comprised of 7 vertebrae (bones), over 16 joints, and numerous muscles and tissues. The greatest concentration of muscles and tissues is in the upper neck, at the base of your skull. This area consists of the larger muscles that attach your head to your neck, and it is where the vertebral and carotid arteries travel through your neck, in order to reach the skull. When these muscles become tense, the blood flow from the arteries can become affected, resulting in neck pain and headaches. Your neck relies on a lot from your body – such as proper posture, flexibility, strength, and coordination. In our daily lives, we place tremendous strain and demand on our neck. Stress and poor posture can cause muscle weakness in the neck, and can even lead to long-term damage over time. Any sort of chronic strain on the neck can result in inflammation and contribute to our pain and headaches.

In a survey conducted with over 300 chronic pain sufferers, 59% reported an impact on the quality of their life, and 77% of those surveyed reported feeling depressed. Even small amounts of pain can lead to a downward spiral in the quality of life, energy, and overall wellbeing. Fortunately, physical therapy can help resolve all the pains in your neck. Contact Valley Rehab Center today to schedule your consultation. Why does neck pain occur? The American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) states that approximately one-third of the population will experience neck pain in any given year. It can get worse if left untreated, and in severe cases, surgery may even be needed. Additional symptoms of neck pain may include: • Discomfort and pain when remaining in the same position for too long. • Muscle stiffness and tightness in the upper body. • Headaches.

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RELIEVE NECK PAIN WITH VALLEY REHAB CENTER

Our physical therapists are movement experts, equipped in identifying and treating the main source of your neck pain. They will analyze your posture, movement, and problem areas, in order to determine the best course of treatment for your needs. Your treatment plan will focus on relieving your pain, in addition to improving your posture, mobility, strength, and coordination. Your diagnosis will determine the make-up of your treatment plan, and may include any combination of manual therapy, targeted stretches, and exercises, activity modification, or ergonomic recommendations. It may also include additional methods as deemed fit by your physical therapist, such as ice and heat therapies, ultrasound, or electrical stimulation. Physical therapy can help significantly reduce your neck pain by implementing the following benefits: • Maintaining proper posture when sitting and standing. • Restoring flexibility to your neck muscles and joints. • Strengthening your mid-back muscles and shoulders to provide support to your neck. • Improving the coordination of your neck muscles. • Educating patients on eating well, by reducing the consumption of processed foods that increases inflammation in the body. You will work together with your physical therapist to understand the goals and expectations of each step in your personalized treatment plan, with the main focus being on overcoming your neck pain and recovering as quickly

as possible. If your neck pain has been limiting your daily life, don’t wait any longer to seek help. Contact us today to schedule an appointment. At Valley Rehab Center, we are dedicated to providing you with the tools you need for recovery and relief!

VALLEY WELLNESS CENTER

Relieve Neck Pain In Minutes Try this movement if you are experiencing neck pain.

Strengthens Back Muscles

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RETRACTION / CHIN TUCK Slowly draw your head back so that your ears line up with your shoulders. Hold for 30 seconds.

Valley Rehab Center is excited to announce the addition of Massage Therapist, Andrea Baggott as part of our Valley Wellness Center Services. Andrea will be available to provide services Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, from 2:00 to 6:00 PM. Andrea will also be teaching a Wellness Class called Emotion in Motion at 6:00 PM on Tuesdays and Thursdays. This class combines yoga, pilates, and mindfulness for a body, mind, and spirit workout! Call now to learn about our expanded Valley Wellness Center programs.

CALL TODAY! (740) 325-1120

Patient Success Spotlight

Valley Rehab Center T-Shirt Contest!

“I am happy to be back to normal.”

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“Before starting therapy, I could not lift my right arm. Now, I am happy to be back to normal.” — T.C.

Last month’s T-Shirt Contest Winner was John Davis! John will receive a FREE Kroger Gift Card!

Take Care of Your Aches and Pains Before It’s Too Late.

DIRECT ACCESS

HEALTHE HABITS FOR LIVING COMING IN JULY!

The state of Ohio is a Direct Access state for Physical Therapy. This means that clients can opt to see a physical therapist without a physician referral, as long as the physical therapist notifies the primary care provider. The patient can receive physical therapy for up to one month before seeing their primary care provider. Once the patient is seen by one of our therapists and is on a plan of care, we do have the option available to provide e-visits. If you know of anyone who finds themselves in need of care and do not have the option to see their primary care provider, please pass this information on to them. We will be glad to assist them in any way possible.

Healthy Habits for Living is a lifestyle management program that combines weight management and disease management with education on mindfulness, relaxation, and exercise to create a healthier you! Call 740.325.1120 now to learn more about this unique program!

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