WAPT. Determining The Origin Of Your Pain

NEWSLETTER

Here at Washington Physical Therapy , we are celebrating our One Year Anniversary in our new clinic location.

To thank our patients, we are having a special One Day Only Anniversary Party. On Tuesday, July 23rd we will be hosting a day of FREE EXAMS for all current and former clients.

More details inside!

NEWSLETTER

July 2019

Independently owned and operated since 1997

Determining The Origins Of Your Pain

Sometimes it happens when a pain develops that you can immediately identify the cause. A new pair of shoes may cause a sharp pain in your heel, or an old chair at work may cause your back to grow sore and uncomfortable as time goes on. But there are other situations in which pain develops, and the cause of the pain is unclear. Different types of bodily pain can tell you different things about your body and overallbodilyhealth.Sometimes,apain inyourarmoryour legmayhave little to nothing to do with an actual issue in your arm or leg. Physical therapists are like well-traineddetectiveswhen itcomes to identifying thecausesofpain.Aphysical therapist knows the way that the nervous system works, making it possible to identify the potential causes of pain, even if the pain is manifesting itself in an unusual or seemingly inexplicable way.

Whetheryouaresufferingfrompain inyourhead,yourback,yourneckoranywhere else in your body, working with a physical therapist can help you find the relief you are looking for. Physical therapists are trained in identifying and treating the causeofyourpain,givingyou theopportunity toshiftaway from theongoinguse ofpainmedicationand insteadfindrelieffromyourpainwithaseriesofstrategies that include stretching, muscle building and flexibility training. Ifyouarestrugglingwithachesandpainsand seekinganatural,drug-freerecovery, call your physical therapist at WAPT and schedule your consultation today!

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Print sudoku http://1sudoku.com Another thing to consider about your pain is whether or not it develops at particular times of the day or year. There are plenty of situations when someone begins to experience pain when the weather starts to change, and it turns out that the pain is a result of arthritis and inflammation. There are other situations in which the pain will develop as a result of prolonged sitting or the opposite — such as when things get crazy at home or at work, and you find that you are not getting as much sleep as usual. Considering any changes in your daily habits or environmental factors can be very helpful in determining what is causing your pain. Regardless of where your pain is, how long you’ve been dealing with it, or how intense the pain feels, the smart thing to do when pain develops is to speak with a physical therapist. Working with a physical therapist can help you finally get a step ahead of your pain, finding treatment options that are designed to provide you with long-term relief instead of temporary relief from medication. 6 2 3 6 8 9 1 4 6 4 7 3 8 1 6 9 7 2 4 Call 425.820.2110 to schedule your appointment with Washington Physical Therapy and Rehab today! 3 • What do you think may be causing the pain? Of course, it happens that a pain will develop, and you are dumbfounded as to why, but more often than not, there is something that you think could be influencing it. If the pain started around the same time as a change in environment or life circumstances, then it is worth telling your physical therapist about the association.

8 • Consider exactly where the pain occurs in your body, and research what the different parts of the body are called so that you can have an accurate and helpful conversation about your pain. For example, back pain has a lot of different differentiations, and lumbar pain (which is in the lower back) is frequently caused by factors different from what would cause upper-back or neck pain. • How does the pain feel when it develops? Is it a lingering ache? Is it a sharp stab? Is it more of a tingling feeling? Each of these sensations are actually associated with different types of problems, so describing your pain appropriately may be helpful in determining the best treatment methods for your body’s needs. 3 3 6 2 7 5 8 4 7 6 Here are a few things you may want to consider before heading into physical therapy:

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Greek Turkey Burgers

“Full restoration of physical abilities!”

INGREDIENTS • 1 cup frozen chopped spinach, thawed • 1 lb 93% lean ground turkey • ½ cup crumbled feta cheese

• ¼ tsp salt • ¼ tsp ground pepper • 4 small hamburger buns • 4 tbsp tzatziki • 12 slices cucumber • 8 thick rings red onion

• ½ tsp garlic powder • ½ tsp dried oregano

DIRECTIONS Preheat grill to medium-high. Squeeze excess moisture from spinach. Combine thespinachwith turkey, feta,garlicpowder,oregano,saltandpepper inamedium bowl; mix well. Form into four 4-inch patties. Oil the grill rack. Grill the patties until cooked through and no longer pink in the center, 4 to 6 minutes per side. (An instant-read thermometer inserted in the center should register 165°F.) Assemble the burgers on the buns, topping each with 1 tablespoon tzatziki, 3 cucumber slices and 2 onion rings.

“Cumulative injuries over time resulted in signs of peripheral neuropathy, with numbness in my hands, arms, legs, and feet plus sleep deprivation. Several weeks of work at WAPT resulted in resolution of all signs and symptoms, with full restoration of physical abilities.” - Richard H. Upcoming Community Events - Kirkland - Downtown Parade & Evening Fireworks July 4 Kirkland Uncorked July 12-15 Summerfest July 26-28 - Redmond - Derby Days July 12-13 - Bothell - 4th of July Freedom Festival Children’s Parade July 4 - Bellevue - Bellevue Family 4th July 4 Auto Angels Car Show July 27

This coupon good for FREE Consultation! Valid now through 7/31/19

Mention or bring in this coupon for a FREE Consultation with one of our physical therapy specialists!

The free consultation is ideal for people suffering with:

• Lower back pain • Herniated discs • Sciatica

• Spinal stenosis • Stiffness • Muscle spasms

• Arthritis • Upper back pain

Call Today! 425.820.2110

Learn more by calling 425.820.2110 or visiting our website at www.waptrehab.com today!

Call 425.820.2110 or visit www.waptrehab.com to schedule your appointment today!

Happy Anniversary! I T ’ S T I M E T O C E L E B R A T E !

Washington Physical Therapy is Celebrating our first year in the New Clinic! We Want To Say “Thank-You” For Letting Us Serve You For 21 Years!

J O I N U S O N T U E S D A Y , J U L Y 2 3 R D F R O M 7 A M - 6 P M F O R A D A Y O F F R E E E X A M S !

This is our BIG THANK YOU for allowing us to serve you. To thank you, our valued clients, we are having a day of completely Free Exams for all past and present clients as well as their loved ones. Even if you’re already being treated with physical therapy, this is a perfect opportunity if you’re worried about another problem.

T H E F R E E E X A M C O N S I S T S O F : • The Cause of Your Pain or Problem • A Plan of What Successful Treatment Looks Like • Tips To Get You Started With Pain Relief

This offer is limited to 10 per therapist available, so don’t wait! Call 425-820-2110 to schedule today!

**EXTRA BONUS: We have 10 Free Laser Demonstration appointments available. This is first come, first serve, and only for patients or their friends who are NEW to laser therapy. Call 425-820-2110 to schedule today.

A O N E D A Y S P E C I A L O F F E R F O R A L L P R E S E N T A N D P A S T P A T I E N T S

The Free Exam is ideal for people suffering with:

• Lower Back Pain • Arthritis • Sciatica

• Neck Pain or Headaches • Elbow Pain • Shoulder Pain

• Knee and Hip Pain • Problems Walking or with Balance

If you are having pain or problems with day to day activities such as walking, standing, sitting for long periods, going up or down steps, getting in and out of the car, sleeping or driving, then this is an excellent opportunity to see one of our world-class therapists and find out the cause of your problem.

Sincerely, Mike

P.S. We will also be giving away Free Copies of the “Top 10 Most Burning Questions about Sciatica” to anyone that schedules. P.P.S. – To celebrate we will give away free T-shirts. This is going to the first 10 people to schedule a Free Exam for July 23rd. B O N U S O F F E R ! We also have 10 free laser demonstration appointments. (New laser therapy clients only)

**If you share this offer with a friend, family member, or co-worker please have them bring the certificate below.

FREE EXAM CERTIFICATE Celebrating One Year In Our New Location! Tuesday, July 23rd

Only 10 spots per therapist available , so don’t wait– call 425.820.2110 to reserve your spot today!

Visit our website at waptrehab.com !

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