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LIVING LIFEWITHOUT BACKPAIN

Physical Therapy Services Inc.

NEWSLETTER

IsBedRestGood For Your BackPain?

In the old days, when your back was hurting, your doctor told you to rest until it felt better. However a lot has been learned about proper treatment for back pain since those days, and gone are the days of prolonged bed rest. New studies show that proper movements, posture and a gradual return to activities, has been found to be much more successful to control back pain. This allows you faster pain relief and a return to normal pain-free activities. Bed rest and inactivity have been shown to weaken muscles and bones. Whereas exercise in general, increases strength and flexibility of the muscles, aiding in healing through increased blood flow to the affected area. It has also been found that exercise and aerobic activity, like walking, assists in bringing nutrients to structures in the spine. Some of these structures, like the discs between your vertebrae, have a poor blood supply and rely on your body’s movements and aerobic activity

to circulate nutrients. When a person is inactive, less of these nutrients are able to get to the structures in the spine to keep them healthy. In our SPINE program we look at your individual health history, as well as your current mobility level and interests. Based on this, our physical therapists put together an individualized exercise program specifically for you. They will help guide you back into your previous activity level without pain. In addition to exercise, physical therapy utilizes a variety of gentle modalities such as ultrasound, electric stimulation, massage and heat or cold therapy to help relieve muscular spasms. Our program will first relieve your pain and then provide exercises to restore your strength and instruct you in how to prevent your symptoms from recurring.

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AreYour Feet CausingYour BackPain? Whenyour foothits theground,yourwholebody feels theeffect.  Imagine in your car if your shock absorbers were worn out. You would feel every bump and jolt from the road. Your feet and legs are much the same way. Thegreater the impactofyourstep, themore impact ithasonyourbody.

Sometimesour legsarenotquitethesame lengthdueto jointreplacements or arthritic conditions in the ankle, knee, or hip. Even small differences maycausebackor legpain.Asmallheel liftcanoftenchangesymptoms dramatically. Many times tightness in theanklecanalsocontribute tobackpain.When the ankle joint is tight, this essentially makes that leg “longer” which can cause the spine to curve slightly and result in back and leg pain. Your feet and legs need tobeable tosupport the rest of your body during walking tasks. We will evaluate your leg and foot strength and mobility and focus on improving the muscles that are weak and stretching those that are tight.This in turn will allow you to walk with better form and help toeliminatebackpain. Ifwefind thatyouneedsome typeofmodification to your shoes or inserts we will make those recommendations as well. We want to look at everything that can be contributing to your back pain, not just your back.This can be done under the guidance and expertise of our physical therapists at Adams Physical Therapy Services Inc..

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Free Demonstrations of Our New Laser PATIENTS CAN CALL IN TO SCHEDULE A DEMONSTRATION DURING THE MONTH OF FEBRUARY.

FAST & EFFECTIVE FOR PAIN RELIEF AND REDUCED INFLAMMATION. PROMOTES HEALING BY STIMULATING INCREASED ATP PRODUCTION. USED TO ACCELERATE THE HEALING PROCESS BY PRO ATHLETES IN THE NFL, MLB, NBA & HOSPITALS FOR SPECIAL SURGERY

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Laser Therapy Relieves Pain and Inflammation Associated With

• Shoulder and Knee Pain • Hand and Wrist Injuries • Foot and Ankle Conditions • And Much More!

• Strains and Sprains • Soft Tissue Injury • Post Surgical Rehabilitation • Sports Injuries • Tendonitis & Tendonosis

Laser therapy allows your body to utilize its own healing powers by inducing a series of healing responses in your body. During treatment you will feel soothing warmth that identifies the beginning of an 18-24 hour process of modulated cellular activity leading to decreased pain and inflammation. Call Today (888)222-0130.

If you, or a loved one, has back pain or sciatica, join us for a complimentary informative workshop on common causes, treatments, and prevention of your pain. Back Pain and Sciatica Workshop Thursday, February 15, 2018 at 6 pm COMPLIMENTARY HEALTHWORKSHOP

Patient Success Spotlight

“I was a complete skeptic about going to physical therapy again form my lower back pain. Years of chiropractors and previous physical therapy never alleviated the pain. Adams Physical Therapy, however changed that! After a few short weeks of therapy and lots of home exercises, I awoke one morning without the pinching pain in my back that I had suffered for more than 12 years. If I keep up the exercises, I could live relatively pain free in my lower back thanks to Roy and his team. Thank You!” -Jeri “ I awoke onemorningwithout the pinching pain inmy back that I had suffered for more than 12 years.”

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Exercise Essential

Lower Trunk Rotations

Stretches Lower Back Always consultyour therapistorphysicianbefore startingexercisesyouareunsureofdoing. Try this movement if you are experiencing back pain.

Lying on your back with your knees bent, gently rock your knees side-to-side. Perform this 10-15 times in each direction.

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