STAND UP TO SCIATICA
StaffSpotlight Dr. Dawn Bolte, DPT Facility Manager, Columbus Dawn is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis and earned her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree in May of 2006. She also holds a Bachelors degree from the University of Alabama in Health Science that she earned in 2003. Dawn believes in using an evidence-based approach to evaluate, diagnose, and treat patients with musculoskeletal impairments and injuries. Her goal is to provide compassionate care to all of her patients and to help them maximize their functional outcomes. Dawn joined Progressive Physical Therapy at the Columbus clinic in July 2006. She was born and raised in Columbus, and she is excited to have the opportunity to make a difference in her hometown. Dawn is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association and has mentored under a vestibular rehabilitation specialist as part of her clinical experience. She is also a certified provider of Astym® and DSI Work
Solutions Functional Capacity Assessments.
Dawn ran competitive cross country and track in college, which sparked her interest in physical therapy. She enjoys working with athletes of all ages and abilities. Her other professional interests include general orthopedics, vestibular rehabilitation, and occupational safety and rehabilitation. Dawn and her husband, Craig, and 3 children reside in Columbus. In her free time, she enjoys running, swimming, gardening, cooking, and spending time with her family such as traveling, crafts, and music.
SomeHabitsContributeToYourBackPain It’sYourChoice! RelieveBackPainInMinutes NoReferralNeeded
“I Decided To Do Something About My Back Pain.” STAND UP TO SCIATICA Do you experience pain in the buttock, leg, or even your foot? If so, you may be experiencing sciatica. Sciatica is a common form of back and leg pain that is often misunderstood by sufferers. People frequently have questions about what sciatica is, why it occurs and how to find relief from the intense pain it can cause from the low back down to the feet. If you are suffering from sciatica, it is important to find its root cause.
Many people often think an x-ray or expensive MRI is first needed to figure out what is causing pain. Having a lot of tests doesn’t mean you will find its root cause. Recent studies show that nearly 1 million of MRIs done for sciatica fail to find a treatable cause. With a new imaging technique called magnetic resonance neurography, 69% of the patients were found to have a trapped sciatic nerve deep in the buttock by a muscle called the piriformis. It is known that in about 25% of the general population, the sciatic nerve pierces through the piriformis muscle and can be susceptible to abnormal pressure and irritation. Why Does Sciatica Occur? If there are changes in posture, muscle strength or pelvic alignment, the nerve can be compressed which leads to the quite common low back and sciatic nerve pains. Thesciaticnerve is the longestand largestnerve inyourbody. Iteven reaches down to the foot and therefore, can be irritated anywhere along its path. With sciatica, theconsequentachecanbe feltanywhere from thebaseof thespine, the buttocks or the back of the thigh and legs. Even tingling sensations in the toes can be attributed at times to the impingement of the sciatic nerve.
It’s Your Choice!
Do you know who gets to decide where you go for physical therapy? The answer is: YOU! Youdecide. It’syourchoice. Do your research, ask a friend or family member, explore our website, or give us a call. Go to a facility with a proven track record that has a history of gettingresults.Youdeserve
a positive, friendly, highly-skilled environment where you will receive “one-on-one” care. Choose your physical therapy provider carefully. When you see your physician tell them you want to go to Progressive Physical Therapy.
“SOME HABITS CONTRIBUTE TO YOUR BACK PAIN.” Bad Habits Can Increase Your Pain
Some seemingly harmless habits can also contribute to the irritation of the sciaticnerve.A frequentbadhabit iscrossingof the legs forextendedperiods, which puts pressure on the nerve. In addition, sitting for long periods is bad for your spine. It is possible for you to prevent or relieve sciatica simply by improving your posture. Physical Therapy Relieves Sciatica ThespecialistsatProgressivePhysicalTherapyplayacrucial role inevaluating and treating sciatica, as well as other common back problems. Our physical therapists are medical experts with years of training to evaluate your back problem, finding the root cause of your sciatica. An individualized treatment plan is created to guide you through the recovery process and maximize your success. Whencoming toProgressivePhysicalTherapy,our friendlyandknowledgeable therapists spend time with you. We train you on specific and easy exercises that will relieve the pain in your back and legs. In addition, our specialized hands-on therapy helps to gently loosen tight muscles and joints in your spine and legs. Your pain is quickly relieved and your flexibility restored, so you can feel likeyourselfagain.Ourcutting-edge treatmentsaredoctor recommended and are specifically designed for you to reach your healthcare goals. Knowing all this should give you a headstart in warding off painful sciatica. After all, it may be as simple as learning to stand tall. Journal of neurosurgery: Spine Feb, 2005 Volume 2, Number 2. Aaron G. Filler, M.D., Ph.D., Jodean Haynes, B.A., Sheldon E. Jordan, M.D., Joshua Prager, M.D., J. Pablo Villablanca, M.D., Keyvan Farahani, Ph.D., Duncan Q. Mcbride, M.D., Jay S. Tsuruda, M.D., Brannon Morisoli, B.A., Ulrich Batzdorf, M.D., and J. Patrick Johnson, M.D.
2017 marks the “30 Year Anniversary” of Progressive Physical Therapy! 30th Anniversary A ONE DAY SPECIAL OFFER!!
We want to do something special to celebrate! This is our BIG THANK YOU for allowing us to serve you.
To thank you, we are having a day of completely FREE SCREENINGS for all of you, our past patients, or any of your friends or family members that you would like to refer. The FREE SCREENINGS will be offered on Wednesday, August 30, 2017 from 8AM to 12PM or 1PM to 5PM at our Progressive Physical Therapy Columbus Clinic located at 2475 NorthPark, Suite 20, Columbus, IN.
The SCREENINGS are FREE , but are limited to 15 spots!
CALL Ashley NOW at 812-372-7800 to schedule your FREE SCREENING with one of our experienced Physical Therapists!
Patient Success Spotlights
I amable to resumemy ‘power walking’!
“Because of physical therapy, I am able to resume my ‘power walking’ and walking my dog. I could also resume wrestling with my grandsons (ages 4 ½ and 2 ½), but I probably won’t! Thank you Dawn and Mark for your expertise and patience! Thank you Ashley for your kindness!” - Jane, Columbus Clinic
No Referral Needed!
Can I see a Physical Therapist without a referral or prescription?
One of the most common questions we get is “Do I need a referral or prescription to come see you?” The answer to this question is “NO”!
I can lift heavier weights without pain!
“I am thrilled with the results of my physical therapy. I came threedaysaweek toa friendly, helpful and kind staff. The staff made me feel like I was at home. My knee is fantastic now. I have resumed all my activities. Feeling great is awesome. Iwould recommend Progressive Physical Therapy to anyone needing their services. Not only did the physical parts of me improve, but also my mental aspects. Life is wonderful! It’s all due to ProgressivePhysicalTherapy.” - Sandy, Seymour Clinic “I can now sleep longer as my leftside/armdoesnotgetnumb anymore. I also can lift heavier weights without pain. I learned how to use most of the clinic’s exercise machines/equipment including the ‘sled’ and on a goodnote itdidhelpstrengthen my back. I now include most of myphysical therapyexercises in my daily routine and they have allhelpedandcontinuehelping! My experience at Progressive Physical Therapy has been great! They have a very helpful and friendly staff.” - Regina, Greensburg Clinic My knee is fantastic now!
Maybe you’ve tweaked your back while out in the yard, trying to do too much too quickly so you could catch the end of the baseball game. Maybe you’ve pushed yourself a little too hard preparing for your next race and that ache in your knee won’t go away, even after a couple days off. Maybe you simply took a funny step off the curb and are feeling a little twinge in your ankle. Wouldn’t it be great if you could cut out a few steps (and save a few dollars) and head directly to your physical therapist? YOU CAN! Give us a call today for more information!
Relieve Back Pain In Minutes Try this movement if you are experiencing back pain.
STANDING HAMSTRING STRETCH Prop your foot up on a step or a box on the floor. Keep your back straight and lean forward at the waist until you feel a comfortable stretch. Relieves Low Back Pain www.simpleset.netPage 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4
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