Fit4Life: Most Effective Ways To Beat Sciatica & Back Pain

NEWSLETTER Physical Therapy Personal Training IS PAIN HOLDING YOU BACK? AN EFFECTIVE WAY TO BEAT YOUR SCIATICA AND BACK PAIN

INSIDE: • You Should Consider Turning to Physical Therapy First • Healthy Recipe • Patient Spotlight • Exercise Essentials

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NEWSLETTER Physical Therapy Personal Training

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Whether it’s a sudden, shooting pain down your leg or a persistent ache in your lower back, sciatica can seriously impact your daily life. While medications, injections and even surgery sometimes help people with sciatic nerve pain, physical therapy is the most effective and least invasive way to eradicate the problem. Physical therapy is invaluable for easing sciatic pain. Its effectiveness stems from the multi-faceted approach your therapist will take in order to reduce the pressure on the nerve. Improving your strength and the flexibility in your hip area can do much to decrease the pressure on your sciatic nerve, which in turn will relieve the pain you feel. The muscle and ligament structure of your hips tend to tighten if you spend too much time sitting. That

causes your spine to take on the strain, often leading to sciatic nerve impingement. To combat this undue pressure, physical therapists work to increase hip mobility by helping you stretch your hip abductors and flexors. This opens up the pathway, which your sciatic nerve runs, so that the nerve is freed from compression. In addition, strengthening hip abductors muscles, as well as building mobility, will enable the muscles and ligaments in your hips to be better aligned. Improved strength in your hip area, allows the effort used in everyday movement to be more evenly distributed, and therefore less apt to result in nerve irritation.

If you are experiencing pain, Fit 4 Life has a 95% success rate! Schedule an appointment today with the best quality therapist in Florida!

YOU SHOULD CONSIDER TURNING TO PHYSICAL THERAPY FIRST

was sufficient, there wasn’t a need for expensive tests, such as MRIs, or further invasive procedures. If you’re concerned about shooting pains down one leg, buttock aching or lower back pain and numbness -- or any combination of sharp and dull aching anywhere along the sciatic nerve -- contact us right away for a consultation. We’ll work with your doctor to address the specific problems contributing to the ongoing impingement of your sciatic nerve, while also striving to reduce your pain as quickly as possible.

A study published in Spine, the respected medical journal, found that, when started early enough, physical therapy is a very effective treatment for sciatica, and one which is more budget-friendly for the average person. The study found that over a one-year period, people who had taken 10 sessions of physical therapy had better results for their sciatic pain than those who were only given guidelines for treatment. The study’s authors attributed the cost-effectiveness of the physical therapy approach in part to using it as a first line of defense against sciatic pain and back pain. For the many patients for whom physical therapy as the primary treatment

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DO I NEED A PRESCRIPTION TO START PHYSICAL THERAPY? No, you don’t. Although we see many patients sent directly by their physician, in the state of Florida, a licensed physical therapist may begin the physical therapy process by performing a full physical therapy evaluation. We will verify benefits for you so that you can get started right away.

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PATIENT SPOTLIGHT

“I’m back to my original form!” “I came to Fit 4 Life after injuring my ankle. I had severe pain in my ankle, even after using a walking cast for several weeks. Every single staff member is friendly, patient, and knowledgeable. They worked my appointments around my work and mom schedule, so I was able to get the PT I needed to be able to perform all of my daily activities, including running three times a week (with no pain). I just came back from skiing in Wisconsin for two days, and I can safely say, that I’m back to my original form. I have learned the steps I need to take to keep my ankle from getting injured again.” – Tracey H. We want to hear from you! Leave us a review on Google!

STAFF SPOTLIGHT

Hello my name is Ryanne and I’m a physical therapy technician here at Fit4Life. I am currently studying for a bachelor’s degree in Health Sciences at the University of South Florida and my goal is to get accepted into PT school in the near future. I am grateful for the opportunity to work with you, and learn with you, on your road to health and recovery! Fun facts about me: I’m Filipino-American. I love to play volleyball and go on hikes in cool weather. And I enjoy the snow and the mountains, things that don’t exist in the sunshine state of Florida. And I’m a military brat so I’ve been fortunate enough to travel around the world! CALL TODAY TO SCHEDULE A FITNESS, PT, OR HEALTH SESSION! 813-907-7879

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HEALTHY RECIPE

SIDELYING TRUNK ROTATION While lying on your side with your arms out-stretched in front of your body, slowly twist your upper body to the side and rotate your spine. Your arms and head should also be rotating along with the spine as shown. Follow your hand with your eyes. Hold for 20 seconds repeat 3 times on each side.

Try these exercises to get you moving... ESSENTIALS 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. This helps with lower back pain. Hold for 10 seconds, repeat 3 times. Relieves Back Pain

Relieves Back Pain

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Always consult your physical therapist or physician before starting exercises you are unsure of doing. THINK FIRST

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Why You Need To Schedule An Appointment With Our Physical Therapists or Personal Trainers: � Move without pain � Bend and move freely � Balance confidently & securely

� Sit for long periods comfortably � Walk for long distances � Live an active & healthy lifestyle

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