Peak Performance OMPT: Neck Pain and Stress

Health & Wellness The Newsletter About Your Health And Caring For Your Body

MARK SELBY, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Getting To Know The Peak Performance Physical Therapy Team

Peak Performance PhysicalTherapy is excited to announce that we have named Mark Selby as Executive Director. Selby will focus on providing leadership to the already successful teamproviding

am confident that he will infuse focus and enthusiasm as we continue to expand.” He held lots of different roles at LEM and successfully worked his way from truck driver/laborer, all the way up to President. He served on the IBEW/NECA Labor Negotiations Committee while employed by Lansing Electric Motors and was an active representative on behalf of the Lansing area NECA Contractors in negotiating new IBEW labor contracts every couple of years. His father, Jack Selby, and himself won the 2009 Lansing Business Monthly Magazine’s “Industrial Entrepreneurial Award”, in recognition of the success that Lansing Electric Motors has had over 75 years in business. “I am very excited and eager to join the team at Peak Performance Physical Therapy.” Said Selby. “I look forward to contributing to Peak’s continued success as an active member of its leadership team.” Mark is a 1990 Grand Ledge High School Graduate and attended Central Michigan University from 1990 thru 1994. He has been married for 20 years to his wife, Kelli and together they have three children, Brendon (18), Carter (16) and Evan (13). He is very passionate and active in a lot of different sports including men’s league soccer, golf, basketball, downhill skiing, hunting, fishing and boating.

insight in strategic planning and growth. Much of Mark’s career has been spent in business development and executive management roles. He spent over 20 years working for Lansing ElectricMotors (now York) which was a business that his Grandfather started back in 1943, and his father owned up until they were successful in selling it to York Repair in late 2015. As Executive Director, Selby will provide leadership on company growth and strategic planning. Hewill assist in instilling innovative business practices to the company. His proven track record of leadership will be a great benefit to the current and future staff. “We are thrilled to have Mark join Peak Performance Physical Therapy as our new Executive Director,” said Jill Marlan, CEO/Founder of Peak Performance Physical Therapy. “His track record of energizing teams, creating value and business leadership make him an ideal fit. I

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Do you suffer from frequent neck pain and headaches? People literally live on Acetaminophen and Ibuprofen for years because they constantly have a nagging headache, induced by muscle spasms in the neck. Many people who suffer from frequent headaches fear they have an underlying neck problem that may go undiagnosed or untreated. The Cause of Most Headaches Headaches can range from minor nagging pains to full- blown migraines that knock you off your feet for a day or two. Any headache, whether tremendous pain or not, should be a warning sign that the muscles around your spine and neck may be too tight and tense. Prolonged muscle tension may cause you to feel stiff and achy. One may feel pain in the shoulders, neck, upper back and even radiating out to the upper arms. Most people who have headaches complain about having neck and shoulder pain. The most intense pain usually lies directly in the upper back sides of the neck. The pain then radiates into the shoulder area. This is why many people who have headaches treat themselves to seek frequent neck and shoulder massages. Relief That Works Physical therapy goes beyond massages to evaluate and treat the root cause of your pain. Muscular tightness may lead to poor joint movement and weakness. Our medical physical therapy experts are trained in specialized, hands- on treatments to quickly reduce your pain. Furthermore, you can enjoy the added benefits of corrected posture and improved motion. We help to train you in gentle exercises and self-help techniques to relieve neck pain and headaches independently and prevent the problem from reoccurring. Physical therapy at Peak Performance can help you to relieve the tightness and tension in your muscles, helping you live a happy, pain-free life.

The Peak Perspective

Thispastmonthhasgivenusgreatopportunities to provide education to many members of our community on a variety of healthcare topics. I’d like to thank those of you that have been involved and invite those of you who have not been involved to contact us about upcoming events, so that you too can be an educated healthcare consumer. - Jill Marlan


The neck can be a hidden and debilitating source of headaches. Very often neck pain and headaches go hand-in-hand, leading to a miserable time coping with everyday activities. According to the National Institute of Health Statistics neck pain and headaches are the second most common form of pain experienced by Americans, with 59% reporting it affected their enjoyment of life. Some headaches are often grouped under the term “cervicogenic headache” meaning that the primary source is from the neck. There are well mapped out patterns of headaches that come from the different parts of the neck, shoulder and upper back areas. The discs betweenyourbones (vertebrae)and joints in theupperneckoften contribute to headaches. Even headaches located in the forehead or behind the eyes are often referred pains stemming from problem areas in the neck and base of the skull. The joints connecting the top three vertebral levels of the neck handle almost 50% of the total motion of the entire neck.This means they absorb a lot of repetitive strain. These joints bear the main load of the weight of the head (about that of a bowling ball). With fatigue, poor posture, injuries, disc problems, arthritis, muscular stress and even prior surgeries, the wear and tear on this critical region of your body can prove too much, resulting in pain. It is also possible that you may develop a narrowing of the spinal canal itself. Since the spinal cord runs through the spine, a narrowing of the canal or where the nerves exit, can lead to a condition called spinal stenosis.

There is much that can be done to treat neck pain and headaches. Our expert physical therapists have years of experience helping people with neck pain and headaches. By finding the root cause of your neck pain and headaches we can relieve your pain quickly, reduce the need for medication and get you back to the activities you enjoy. Discover how our team of specialists at Peak Performance PhysicalTherapy can eliminate your neck pain and headaches allowing you to live a happy, active and pain-free life. Call today for more details!

Relieve Neck Pain In Minutes Try this movement if you are experiencing neck pain.

Red Snapper Arugula Salad

• 4 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil • 1 tsp grated lemon • 1 tbsp lemon juice • 1/2 tsp minced garlic • 3/4 tsp kosher salt • 6 (6-ounce) red snapper fillets • 1/4 tsp black pepper • 5 ounces baby arugula • 1/4 cup sliced red onion • 2 ounces pecorino Romano cheese • 6 lemon wedges

Stretches Neck

CERVICAL RETRACTION Stand with your back against a wall. Position a rolled up towel behind your neck. Tuck chin like you are nodding ‘yes.’ Draw your chin closer to the back of your throat. Repeat 3 times.

Combine 3 tablespoons oil, rind, juice, and garlic in a large bowl, stirring well with a whisk. Stir in 1/4 teaspoon salt. Sprinkle fish with remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt and pepper. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add 1 1/2 teaspoons oil to pan; swirl to coat. Add 3 fillets, skin side down; reduce heat to medium, and cook 5 minutes or until skin is golden and crisp. Turn fillets; cook 3 minutes or until done. Remove fish from pan; keep warm. Wipe pan clean; repeat procedure with remaining oil and remaining 3 fillets. Add arugula to dressing; toss.Top with onion and cheese. Serve salad with fillets and lemon wedges.

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Practice News

Patient Success Spotlight

We had a great time on bring your kids to work day at Peak Performance Physical Therapy.

“ This place really has it together. The physical therapists really listen to you to find out what is bothering you and work to figure out why. They give exercises that really help you meet your goals and get you where you want to be. You can tell that everyone here really cares about you. Everyone here is incredibly friendly and helpful. Everything is very organized. The assistants have tablets that they track your exercises on and can quickly move you to your next exercise so you don’t have to wait forever. On top of all that, it is a very pleasant environment to be in, everything is super clean and organized. ” - Jessica G. It is a very pleasant environment to be in...

The Fitness Education class with Kyle Knapp, ATC was a huge success! Thank you to the Farm Bureau Family of Companies for hosting.

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