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WIN AGAINST BACK PAIN WITH EVERY STEP YOU TAKE

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 is something that no one likes to deal with for too long. (continued inside)

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Lacey Berger, DPT, is back in practice after her maternity leave and birth of twin girls, Molly and Riley!

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 paintodevelop inthefirstplace.Theonly thing thatcanactuallyfixyourbackpain is addressing the issue that is causing your pain head on. Physical therapy is a great resource foraddressingyourback pain and can be a helpful tool in getting you back on your feet. So,whether it isfollowingasudden 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. 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 becomecomplicated.Gettingoutofbed in themorning,getting toandfromwork, 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 interferewithyourabilitytomovearound freely, then you know it is time to start doing something about it. Conveniently, walking is more than a goalwhen itcomes tobackpain, itcould 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’smore,for thosewhoare able to walk, getting on your feet more oftenwith targetedexercisescouldhelp youfindrelieffrombackpainevensooner than expected. Fixing Your Stride When you are experiencing regular back pain—especially if you are experiencing back pain while walking—you should consider ways that you can reduce back painbytakingsmallstepstosupportyour back.Thereareseveralthingsthatyoucan doathometo improveyourstride,which canmakeasignificantdifferencewhen it comestomanagingbackpainday-to-day.

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838 Scarsdale Avenue Scarsdale, New York 10583 914-722-9200 “During my first visit, I was scheduled to spend 30 minutes each with the therapist and an assistant (to assist with exercises), but my therapist spent the entire hour on an evaluation and some initial therapy, as well as to discuss the treatment plan and answe all of my questions and concerns. That alone told me everything I needed to know about their patient focus (which hasn’t changed at all during subsequent visits). Highly recommended!” - M. W. Patient Reviews 635 Commerce Street Thornwood, New York 10594 914-579-2722

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Stand with one leg on a medium sized stool or stable platform at the height shown. Keeping your back and leg straight, slowly lean forwards from the hips. Hold for 15-30 seconds. Repeat exercise with the alternate leg. This exercise can be repeated multiple times per day for extra relief.

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3. Work on improving your posture. Ifyouareslouchingwhenyouwalk,then thatmaybe impactingthewaythatyour back feels. Take a few minutes in the morning and again in the afternoon to stretchyourback,andthenmakeapoint of keeping your shoulders square and your back straight as you walk. Simply standingtallmayalleviatesomeofyour 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. Call NY Sports and Spinal Physical Therapy today at Scarsdale (914-722- 9200) or Thornwood (914-579-2722).

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Here are several ways that you can start taking care of yourback with each step you take: 1. Make sure that you are wearing the right types of shoes. While the golden ruleforwalking istowearsneakers,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 maymeanupgradingfromyourminimal 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, professionalfootwearmatters.Youmay find it helpful to have custom orthotics made for your work shoes so that you canhavemorearchsupportaroundthe clock.

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A medically endorsed system of movement that promotes bone and joint strength, cardio health and balance. Walk2FitMED, the first of its kind in New York, is your prescription for better health. Our experience d and trained staff will guide you through therapeutic exercises on safe equipment that is appropriate for physical therapy, bridging the gap between medicine and fitness. Walk2FitMED leverages overall joint strengthening and balance techniques, along with functional movement, strength training, and therapeutic exercises. This program is stress free to your arms, hips, back and joints. The Walk2FitMED system is adaptable to any level of physical condition; improves posture, is beneficial for osteoporosis, arthritis, post-operative histories such as knee and hip replacements, and has great benefits for cardiac issues and hypertension. A medically endorsed system of movement that promotes bone and joint strength, cardio health and balance. Walk2FitMED, the first of its kind in New York, is your prescription for better health. Our experienc d and trained staff will guide you through therapeutic exercises on safe equipment that is appropriate for physical therapy, bridging the gap between medicine and fitness. Walk2FitMED leverag s overall joint strength ning and balance techniques, along with functional movement, strength training, and therapeutic exercises. This program is stress free to your arms, hips, back and joints. The Walk2FitMED system is adaptable to any level of physical condition; improves posture, is beneficial for osteoporosis, arthritis, post-operative histories such as knee and hip replacements, and has great benefits for cardiac issues and hypertension. PROGRAM INCLUDES: -Community group -Stress management -Breathing techniques -Yoga-infused -Chromotherapy -Cardio (914)713-3932 - 4 GRAYROCK ROAD SCARSDALE N.Y. 10583

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MEET OUR NEW PT! Bianca Tiberi, PT, DPT

Bianca completed both her undergraduate and graduatecourseworkatSacredHeartUniversity.She receivedaBachelor’sDegree inExerciseSciencewith a minor in Psychology and graduated with a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree in 2019. Bianca’s clinical experience includes orthopedics, sports rehabilitation, neurological rehabilitation, and acute rehabilitation. During a clinical experience at Norwalk Hospital’s Outpatient Rehabilitation Center,

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she gained experience evaluating and treating patients with spinal cord injury and various other neuromuscular diagnoses. Bianca also has experience working on the Burn Unit team at Bridgeport Hospital’s Connecticut Burn Center during one of her clinical affiliations. While at Sacred Heart, she took an elective and advanced coursework in orthopedics, where she furthered her education in evaluating and treating patients presenting with various musculoskeletal dysfunctions. Bianca is also an Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization Level 1 practitioner certified through Koh Education. Bianca values a one-on-one, hands-on approach and is dedicated to providing individualized,qualitycare toherpatients.Shepridesherselfon theuseofevidence- based practice to guide decision-making to reach the best possible outcomes with herpatients.Bianca ispassionate inhercommitment tomotivatingpatients to reach goals, restore optimal function, and improve overall quality of life.

• Move Without Pain • Bend & Move Freely • Balance Confidently & Securely

• Sit for Long Periods Comfortably

• Walk for Long Distances • Live an Active & Healthy Lifestyle

Insurances We Accept: Medicare Part B • Many Insurances Out-Of-Network • Self Pay Contact us if you have any questions about your insurance coverage or our out of pocket rates. Call 914-722-9200 to Live Life Pain-Free!

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• Manual Therapy • Hand Therapy • Laser Therapy • Graston Technique • Ultrasound

• Therapeutic Exercise • Electrical Stimulation • Kinesio Taping

• Trigger Point Therapy • Running Analysis • Spinal Decompression

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