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Our Holiday Party A Time To Unwind and Catch up!

The partners, employees and families of Achieve Therapy got together on January 7th for our annual holiday party. This year we met at Turning Point and had a lovely meal catered by Smiling Moose Deli. The entertainment for the afternoon was “Imaginick”, amagician based out of Park Rapids, MN. Instead of doing our typical white elephant gift exchange we set up a giving tree where we collected over 30 hats and gloves for Northlands RescueMission. With our ever expanding practice it is always a special treat to get everyone from our multiple locations together to unwind and catch up! 

Performance For Life NEWSLETTER “There Are 6 Benefits Of Good Posture!” POSTURE AFFECTS BACK & NECK PAIN

INSIDE: • Poor Posture Contributes to Back Pain

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Are you in Pain? Call Today And Start Feeling Better Fast!

Ifyousufferfrombackorneckpain,poorposturecould be to blame. Poor posture can be a serious danger to your health. If you have poor posture, your bones are not properly aligned, which increases strain on your muscles, joints and ligaments. Poor posture causes fatigue, muscular strain and pain. In addition, poor posture can affect the position and function of your vital organs, such as your heart, lungs and intestines. Maintaining good posture can have a dramatic improvementonyourbackorneckpain,health,energy and the way you look and feel. Some of the perks of good posture include: 1. Constant exercise for your back and abdominals. Holding good posture takes effort and makes you use the muscles in your back and abdomen properly. 2. It greatly improves your breathing. Good posture makes room for your lungs to function at their best – rather than being compressed when you hold your body in a slouch. Good lung function has a healthy impact on all aspects of your body’s functions and helps to reduce pain. 3. Itprotectsyourorgans,bones, jointsandmuscles. Holding correct posture reduces unnecessary strain

and pressure on these body parts. Most neck and back problems develop from poor posture over time. 4.It prevents arthritis. With poor posture, unnatural pressure is placed on your joints, leading to wear and tear. This in turn can lead to arthritis. Good posture gives your joints the chance to function at their best. 5. It helps you use your muscles more efficiently. With your bones and joints in correct alignment, you are likely to feel more energetic since your body will require less energy to move about. 6. It can have a dramatic impact on the way you feel. When you hold yourself in good posture, rather than a slumped one, you send signals to your brain that makes you feel happier and more confident. It also changes the way that people see you – you’ll appear more confident and assertive. Makingsimplechanges inyourdailyhabitscan improve yourpostureandreduceyourpain.Posturalrestoration at Achieve Therapy & Fitness helps the body recruit the right muscles for the task at hand, improving pain restoring prior to function. Our experts have years of training in reducing back and neck pain associated from poor posture.

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“Poor Posture Contributes To Back Pain!” When your spine is not in proper alignment, the muscles, ligaments and joints are all under excessive strain, causing most episodes of back pain. The lower back supports most of the weight of the body and therefore is the most vulnerable to the effects of poor posture.

Discs, which provide support between the spinal bones (vertebrae), are also affected from poor posture. However, with good posture, the spine is in proper alignment and theshockabsorbing discs arenot as subject to injury. Often with poor posture, the spine will become fixed in an abnormal position. This leads to the constriction of blood vessels and nerves over time.Furthermore, thiscausesproblemswith the joints,discsandmuscles. It is importanttotakecareofyourspine.Goodpostureeliminatesmanyofthe health problems that can develop when the spine has an unhealthy posture. Sinceyou performmanydifferent movementsandpositions throughout the day (sitting, standing, bending, stooping, lying down, etc.) it is important to learn how to keep correct posture. Maintaining good posture during the day results in less back pain. When you correct bad posture habits, the new and improved movements tend to become more automatic and require very little effort to maintain. At Achieve Therapy & Fitness we train you on the best way to attain and hold your posture throughout the day. We help you relieve your back pain quickly while improving your posture for maximum, long term results!

Discover how our therapists can improve your posture and relieve your back or neck pain, allowing you to live a happy, active and pain-free life.

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I would recommend Achieve very highly to everyone!

“Very happy with Achieve. Adam Suedell is my PT and he is absolutely the kindest, sweetest person. He is very knowledgeable and has answers to all my questions. I would recommend Achieve very highly to everyone. And, there is not a long wait time when you arrive for your appointments. Awesome place.” - Helen H.

NewLocation inDetroit Lakes , MN

Exercise Essential

Helps Improve Overall Posture

AchieveTherapy of Detroit Lakes has moved its offices to larger space in order to help serve our patients better. We are now taking patients at our new office and clinic space, 829 Lake Ave., Suite B. The move provides us, and patients, a little more elbow room and a more versatile clinic. We now have larger, more spacious treatment rooms, gym space to carry out exercise activity and more equipment to help in patient care and rehabilitation.Pleasevisitourwebpage for learnmoreand to receive informationontheupcomingeventswewillbehosting inournew location. We will be hosting a free workshop on Low Back Pain & Sciatica in the next few weeks. We look forward to showing you around our new digs!

WALL POSTURE Stand with your heels up against a wall. Attempt to get your heels, buttock, shoulders and head to touch the wall at the same time. Hold for 30 seconds and repeat 6 times.

Always consultyour therapistorphysicianbefore startingexercisesyouareunsureofdoing.

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