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WALKING AWAY FROMBACK PAIN

Whether you have back pain or have been suffering for a long time, seeing a physical therapist at Applied Physical Medicine can help you return to a more active and pain-free life. Give us a call at (520) 296-8513 today!

Discussing Back Pain with Noah Abrahams, PT, DPT.

Dear Valued Client,

Walking your Way Pain Free: Walking is a great form of exercise, but more than that, it is a necessity of life. When you can’t walk, even basic tasks become complicated. Getting out of bed in the morning, getting to and from work, moving your way around the office, and even spending time with family on the weekends all rely heavily on your ability to walk. When your back pain begins to interfere with your ability to move around freely, then you know it is time to start doing something about it. Conveniently, walking is more than a goal when it comes to back pain, it could be part of the solution. Working with a physical therapist to develop improved strategies and techniques with your walking could help you to get back on your feet even sooner than you thought possible. What’s more, for those who are able to walk, getting on your feet more often with targeted exercises could help you find relief from back pain even sooner than expected. FixingyourStride: Whenyouareexperiencing regularbackpain—especially if you are experiencing back pain while walking—you should consider ways that you can reduce back pain by taking small steps to support your back. There are several things that you can do at home to improve your stride, which can make a significant difference when it comes to managing back pain day-to-day.

Does going for a walk sound like a big pain in the back? For those who struggle with chronic back pain, even the basic task of going for a walk can be overwhelming and painful. Back pain can strike at any time. Whether in the upper back, surrounding the neck and shoulders, or in the lower back at the lumbar or sciatica, back pain

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is something that no one likes to deal with for too long.

Relying on pain medications to help you overcome back pain will leave you disappointed. While pain medications are frequently helpful at alleviating the discomfort of your back pain for a short period of time, they are not capable of resolving the issue that is causing your pain to develop in the first place. The only thing that can actually fix your back pain is addressing the issue that is causing your pain head on. Physical therapy is a great resource for addressing your back pain and can be a helpful tool in getting you back on your feet. So, whether it is following a sudden injury or a chronic issue that has developed over time, physical therapy could be the answer to helping you enjoy life free of back pain. And the secret to success is learning to approach recovery one step at a time.

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HOWTO TAKE CARE OF YOUR BACKWITH EVERY STEP

Here are several ways that you can start taking care of your back with each step you take: 1. Make sure that you are wearing the right types of shoes. While the golden rule for walking is to wear sneakers, not all sneakers are created equally. You need to wear a sneaker that is going to provide you with the arch support that meets your individual needs. This may mean upgrading from your minimal support sneaker to something more athletically designed. 2. Try a custom insert in your shoe. Of course, you can’t wear sneakers all the time. When you are at the office, professional footwear matters. You may find it helpful to have custom orthotics made for your work shoes so that you can have more arch support around the clock. 3. Work on improving your posture. If you are slouching when you walk, then that may be impacting the way that your back feels. Take a few minutes in the morning and again in the afternoon to stretch your back, and then make a point of keeping your shoulders square and your back straight as you walk. Simply standing tall may alleviate some of your back pain. Another way that walking can help alleviate back pain is by encouraging weight loss. Being overweight puts added pressure on your back, and this can contribute to increased back pain. Working with a physical therapist to improve your walking technique can help you to overcome back pain one step at a time.

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Hello All, Dr. Noah Abrahams, here. We are getting out of the summer time and entering the fall. The heat is gone, but with that comes cooler temperatures and more walking, and frankly, just being outside overall. In the past, we have seen a huge uptick in patients who come back in for their arthritic symptoms, so we want to focus this month on keeping that pesky arthritis, under control. These are some things you can do to manage the symptoms.

3. Wear compression stockings. This can help flush excess venous blood out of the legs and bring in new oxygenated blood. After you have done these things, or if you cannot do these things, then contact us to get and get help with your pain. I don’t want you to be in pain, and frankly, the best thing we can do is the class 4 laser. The laser will reduce inflammation, and improve mobility of the tissues. Basically, it is the fast pass at Disneyland. Shoot us a text at 520.296.8513 to get in ASAP. Contact us for a FREE laser exploratory visit! (520) 296-8513

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1. Stretch out the muscles around the joint, here are some example for the knee. Keeping the tissue as mobile as possible 2. Consume 100 oz of

water a day and eat lots of leafy greens, pineapple, berries, turmeric and ginger. This will help reduce inflammation and help keep the joints lubricated.

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Patient Success Spotlight

DISCOVER HOW TO LIVE PAIN-FREE

At Applied Physical Medicine, you will receive hands-on therapy treatments by our friendly, caring health experts during focused and individualized sessions. It’s time to go to Applied Physical Medicine if: • You’re tired of living in pain • You want to feel better and move better • You have been in an auto accident or injured on the job • You want to prevent injury 1. Call and talk to your therapist 2. Discover why your pain has come back 3. Get your custom recovery program

I’m back to full workouts! “I came to Applied Physical Medicine with knee pain. I had pain with squatting and it slowed me down with my regular power lifting training. Noah helped me identify that the issue was originating from a foot injury. I’m back to full workouts and I’m peaking for a power lifting meet later this month. #ComeBackKid” - Kerrie G.

Relieve Back Pain In Minutes Try this movement if you are experiencing back pain.

FORWARD BEND - LONG SITTING Sit with legs straight out and lower back tall. Bend forward keeping lower back tall to feel a stretch in the back of your thighs.

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Attention PT for Life Members ALL ABOUT THE NEXT “PT FOR LIFE” WORKSHOP PT FOR LIFE WORKSHOP

On December 12th at 6:00PM For PT 4 Life members only

Physical therapy is a team game. Sometimes we use other medical providers to help us with our patients, and sometimes other medical providers use us to help them with their patients. We are going to be going over a big one at this next PT for Life workshop. When do you NEED to see an orthopaedic surgeon? When is it time for a total joint? When should you get steroid injection v. an oral steroid?

There will be guests present, to co-host the workshop with Noah. Ty Endean, D. O. Board Certified, Specializing in Sports Medicine and Arthroscopic Surgery, is not only a fantastic surgeon, but a fantastic physician. He has helped Dr. Abrahams with many patients, usually within 2-3 days of request. In fact, Dr. Endean was the surgeon for Noah’s recent knee surgery.

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This workshop will beThursday evening, December 12th at 6 pm. Register by calling the office, 520.296.8513, or by clicking on the link in the email you also received. Hey guys, Noah here. You know I have your best interests at heart, so please come to this and bring questions about your body. There may even be a special guest or two.

Reserve your spot today and learn how to improve your physical health! To sign up for this first event, email outreach@ appliedphysicalmedicine.com or simply call our office at 520.296.8513 to register!

Yours in Health, Noah

Limited spots available! Don’t delay, register today by calling now!

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