Physical Therapy Quickly Relieves Low Back Pain

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“I Decided To Seek Help When I Felt Pain In My Back. ” Physical Therapy Quickly Relieves Low Back Pain

Your spine is a complex structure made up of bones, muscles, discs, tendons, ligaments and nerves. It is the hub of your nervous system where messages to and from your brain travel to different parts of your body. It is so complex, that it takes years for you to master the ability to stand up straight, walk and run. As we age, it is common to suffer aches and pains in the lower back, typically because of poor posture, prolonged sitting or previous injuries. However, these pains are a sign of underlying problems and your spine telling you something, so listen. Your spine relies on proper

posture, alignment, strength and coordination. When any one of these key areas doesn’t work right, strain and stress occur on different parts of the spine, sparking off inflammation and pain. Inflammation irritates nerves and causes pain signals to shoot to the brain. The inflammation further weakens the spinal muscles and even the leg muscles, causing difficulty with everyday activities. Getting up and down from the floor, squatting, standing for long periods and even walking can become a problem. This can really affect your life and the longer the problem persists, the more long- term damage can occur.

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Why You Should Come In For Another Check-Up • Move without pain • Bend and move freely • Balance confidently and securely • Sit for long periods comfortably • Walk for long distances • Live an active and healthy lifestyle

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Patient Results

Pain free in a couple of weeks!

“I started PT 5 days after rotator cuff surgery. RFPT chased every pain or twinge. They found out what was causing it, and found out how to stop it. I was pain free in just a couple weeks and I attribute it to the treatment I got from Rainier Family Physical Therapy!” -T.I.

Staff Spotlight

Kim Bisson Physical Therapist/ Owner

Kim has spent her entire PT career in the outpatient orthopedic environment and enjoys working with all age groups with their varying orthopedic complaints. She especially enjoys educating her patients with tools to improve their performance, decrease their pain and improve over-all function. She is married with three daughters and enjoys spending time with her family doing anything outdoors as well as reading, watching movies, attending local theatre and visiting extended family and friends.

Kim graduated from the University of Mary in Bismarck, ND in 1998 with a master’s degree in Physical Therapy. She has a strong background in exercise prescription as a graduate fromWestern Washington University in 1995 with a bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science.

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Move Freely • Be Stronger • Alleviate Pain Naturally Have More Energy • Enjoy Activities Pain Free Are You Suffering From: 4 Back pain or stiffness 4 Trouble moving freely 4 Pain from an old injury 4 Neck pain or headaches 4 Shoulder & arm pain 4 Hip & back pain Time for Trivia! Win a Coffee Giftcard! TIME magazine published it’s first issue in March of what year? The first 10 callers with the right answer get entered to win a giftcard for coffee! No need to be an existing patient! Call Now: 253-875-6826

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Exercise Essentials

Try this simple exercise to help with back pain... Always consult your physical therapist or physician before starting exercises you are unsure of doing. BRIDGES

Find a flat, comfortable surface and lie on your back with your knees bent and arms at your sides. Keeping your feet, arms, and head flat, slowly raise your hips about 6 inches off the surface, engaging your abdominal muscles. Hold this position for a few seconds, and then slowly bring your hips back down to the surface.

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Letter From The Clinic

Spring is coming! As the days of sunshine and green grass happen more often, we get more and more excited! Along with warmer weather comes outdoor activities, and our area has some of the best outdoor fun available. Since your body isn’t quite used to the extra movement, I encourage you to take your time stretching and warming up before each activity to avoid an injury that may sideline you for awhile. In the event that you find yourself aching or hurting, or you want a quick check to make sure your body is ready for your increased activity, we are happy to see you for a check-up! Remember, stay hydrated, use sunscreen, and listen to your body’s signals that something may be wrong. We want you to stay up and at ‘em all season long!

-Amanda, Marketing Director

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