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CAR ACCIDENT? QUANTUM PHYSICAL THERAPY CAN HELP YOU ON THE ROAD TO RECOVERY

INSIDE: • Physical Therapy Can Help You on the Road to Recovery • Storm Recovery Efforts • Patient Success Spotlight • Healthy Recipe

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N E W S L E T T E R THE NEWSLETTER ABOUT YOUR HEALTH AND CARING FOR YOUR BODY

CAR ACCIDENT? QUANTUM PHYSICAL THERAPY CAN HELP YOU ON THE ROAD TO RECOVERY

If you have recently been in a car accident, you know how frightening it can be. Automobile accidents can result in injuries ranging frommild cuts and abrasions to broken bones and severe whiplash. This, undoubtedly, results in pain and discomfort following the accident. In many cases, your primary physician may prescribe opioids as a way to ease your pain during your recovery process. However, this can pose some dangerous risks. Opioids are highly addictive and contain undesirable side effects. In fact, just within the year of 2016, opioid overdoses claimed the lives of 116 people each day. It is also estimated that about 11.5 million Americans misuse the pain-management drugs

they’re prescribed when recovering from an injury – such as those sustained during car accidents. Fortunately, physical therapy is a much safer and more effective pain-management solution. Physical therapy can help in your recovery from an automobile accident by reducing pain and inflammation, in addition to restoring your range of motion. The Many Dangers of Opioids It is important to note that opioids and over-the- counter drugs are very different. When people turn to over-the-counter medications to help ease pain, there aren’t many significant health risks. For the most part, Advil, Tylenol, and Ibuprofen

are safe to use in moderation if you are trying to find immediate relief when recovering from your car accident. But with severe pain, from a more serious injury you may have sustained during the accident, prescription-strength medications may be issued. However, with severe pain comes severe medication, as well. Opioids are the most commonly used medication for pain management across the United States. Even though they are commonplace, they contain some shockingly harmful facts: • Opioids are a highly addictive substance and are the most commonly abused prescription medication.

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Physical Therapy Can Help You on the Road to Recovery

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• Opioids are a highly dangerous class of substances. Heroin is among the opioid category, as well as prescription pain relievers like oxycodone, hydrocodone, morphine, and more. • More than 2 million people in the United States become addicted to pain medication every year, many of the medications being opioids. • About a quarter of heroin addicts began their addiction through prescription opioid dependency. These facts, while disturbing, cannot be ignored. They paint a bleak picture regarding prescription pain medication use across the United States, to the point where experts believe it has become an epidemic. You don’t need to have a history of addiction to become dependent on opioids - in fact, many people who become addicted have never had

any issues with drug dependency in the past. Fortunately, physical therapy can help provide the same pain relief in a much safer, healthier, and natural way. Choose Physical Therapy Instead If you were injured in a car accident, don’t turn to opioids. Physical therapy is an alternative form of treatment that will help in both easing your pain and helping your body heal. Physical therapy goes beyond pain relief and works to improve the overall function of your body by getting to the root of the problem. Unlike opioids, physical therapy aims to provide long-term relief, as opposed to short-term. Whensustainingacrash-related injury,yourability to stand, walk, run, work, and move altogether may be hindered. These areas of function will be addressed at your initial appointment and throughout the entirety of your treatment plan. The main goal of any physical therapy program is

to relieve pain and get you back to your optimum levels of physical function, which your physical therapist will work hard to help you achieve. Treatment plans will incorporate a series of treatmentsbasedon thenatureof your condition, aimed at providing relief and recovery.This may include any combination of targeted exercises and stretches, manual therapy, ice and heat therapies, ultrasound, or electrical stimulation. Your treatment plan will also address strength, flexibility, and overall mobility, in order to get you back to your normal physical abilities.

If you’ve been in a car accident, Quantum Physical Therapy is here for you. Our advanced, natural methods will help you recover the right way –

without harmful risks. Give us a call today at (937) 277-2077. We’ll be your support system during every step of your treatment plan.

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In our last newsletter, we mentioned the tornado that affected all of us here in Dayton,Ohio.Therehavebeena lotof recoveryeffortsmadebyour localcommunity organizations and charities to bring our home back to normal. Some areas were devastated, but we are slowly working together to bring them back to the way they were before disaster struck. For those in need, FEMA has opened two Disaster Recovery Centers.These centers are located as follows: • Trotwood,MadisonHighSchool: 4440NUnionRd,Trotwood,OH45426,Monday through Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Closed Sunday. • Dayton Children’s Hospital: Child Health Pavilion, 1010 Valley St., Dayton, OH 45404, Monday through Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Closed Sunday. These centers are available for anyone who lives in anyof the surrounding counties affected by the tornado and who are approved for individual assistance. Recovery staff can be reached at (800) 621-3362. STORM RECOVERY EFFORTS

The National Apartment Association (NAA) also donated $10,000 to the American RedCross tohelpwith recoveryefforts.Additionally, ifyourhomehasbeen impacted by the tornado and you have been unable to live in it, Declaration of Continuing Need for Rental Assistance form for housing. For more information on this, contact FEMA’s multilingual operators at (800) 621-3362 or (800) 462-7585. Has this Disaster Left You Unable to Work? The Disaster Unemployment Assistance line can be reached at +1 (877) 644-6562. Job placement, training, and supportive services are also currently available atThe

Job Center at 1111 S. Edwin C. Moses Blvd. in Dayton. We Can Help If You’re Still Suffering From Aches & Pains

As always, Quantum Physical Therapy is also always here for you. This is a tough time we are facing, but we are all in it together. If you are still suffering from aches andpainsyoumayhavesustained in the tornado,pleasecomeseeus.We’llprovide you with the treatment you need to get back on your feet.

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Patient Success Spotlight

Who Do You Know That Needs Our Help?

“The experience I had was one of greatness.” “Quantum Physical Therapy is the place to go if you desire mobility in any part of your body. The experience I had was one of greatness by the staff. They took their time with my recovery process and were quite patient and friendly with people who came into their facility. The doctor was awesome who examined me. He was thorough and extremely patient. Thanks to Quantum, my body is doing much better. Keep up the excellent work! If ever I need physical therapy in the future, I shall most definitely return to Quantum.” - A. G.

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� Move without pain � Bend and move freely � Balance confidently & securely

� Sit for long periods � Walk for long distances � Live active and healthy

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Healthy Recipe: MEXICAN CAULIFLOWER RICE SKILLET DINNER

Physical Therapy vs Opioids: When to Choose Physical Therapy for Pain Management The use of prescription pain medications, known as opioids, is under more scrutiny than ever before due to a rise in opioid abuse. In an effort to fight against what has been called an “opioid epidemic,” the Centers for Disease Control and Protection (CDC) has been urging doctors to recommend other effective solutions for pain like Physical Therapy. The best part is that Quantum Physical Therapy is safe and natural, and does not have any harmful side effects. It not only fixes painful problems, but it avoids other more serious medical conditions and prevents your painful problem from worsening, all of which take more time and money to address.

INGREDIENTS • 1 lb ground beef • 1/4 medium onion diced • 1/2 red pepper diced • 3 tbsp taco seasoning

• 1 cup diced tomatoes • 12 ounces cauliflower rice • 1/2 cup chicken broth • 1 1/2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese or Mexican Blend

DIRECTIONS In a large skillet over medium heat, brown the ground beef until almost cooked through (just a little pink). Add the onion and pepper and continue to cook until no longer pink. Stir in the taco seasoning. Add the tomatoes and cauliflower rice and stir to combine. Stir in the broth and bring to a simmer. Reduce the heat to medium low and cook until the cauliflower rice begins to soften (8 to 10 minutes for frozen). Sprinkle the skillet with the cheese and cover. Let cook until the cheese is melted, 3 or 4 minutes. Remove from heat and top with your favorite toppings like sour cream, avocado, and chopped cilantro. Courtesy: alldayidreamaboutfood.com/low-carb-mexican-cauliflower-rice

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