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FIND RELIEF FOR YOUR ACHING BACKWITH PHYSICAL THERAPY INSIDE: • Find Relief With Kinetix Physical Therapy • Relieve Back Pain In Minutes • Patient Success Spotlight • Healthy Recipe According to the American Physical Therapy Association, back pain is the most commonly experienced type of pain across the United States. In fact, one in every four Americans has experienced back pain within the last three months. The type of pain felt in your back can vary, from a slight nagging ache to crippling, shooting pains. Because of this, it is no secret that back pain can limit you fromenjoying your daily life to the fullest. Fortunately, Kinetix Physical Therapy can get you the help you need so you can improve your quality of life! Did you know this about back pain? “Back pain” is an all-encompassing term used to describe a vast number of conditions that cause pain in the upper or lower back. Sports-related injuries, poor posture and car accidents are just a few of the many ways that someone can develop back pain. The most common cause of back pain is from sustaining an injury. This can happen in one of two ways - from an instant, sudden trauma, or from a repetitive-use injury that develops gradually over time. Because back pain is so commonplace in the United States, there is a lot of information we have on the topic. Here are some facts about back pain: • Back pain is the number one disability for those under age 45.

Do you suffer with pain? Seeing a Physical Therapist at Kinetix can help you return to a more active and pain-free life. Give us a call at 352-505-6665 today! • In the United States alone, there are an expected 31 million people with lower back pain at any given time. • Back pain runs second, only after the common cold, as the top reason for visiting a healthcare provider in the United States. • Experts place the likelihood of any person to experience some type of back problem in their lifetime at about 80%. That’s four out of every five people! • 30-40 percent of all workplace absences are due to back pain. • Approximately one quarter of U.S. adults reported having low back pain lasting at least one whole day in the past three months and 7.6% reported at least one episode of severe acute low back pain within a one-year period. • More than two-thirds of back strains are caused by lifting and other exertions, such as pulling and pushing. • Most cases of back pain are mechanical—meaning they are NOT caused by serious conditions, such as infection, fracture, or cancer. Keep reading to find out how physical therapists help back pain...

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Fortunately, back pain can be relieved. Physical therapy helps in improving your spine movement, posture, muscle stability, and strength, so your back can function pain-free. Your physical therapist will work with you to implement an individualized treatment plan, based on your specific needs, and provide you with helpful tips for preventing your back pain from returning. The main stages of your plan will focus on pain relief, whichmay include any combination of manual therapy, posture improvement, targeted stretches and exercises, deep tissue laser therapy, Footlevelers orthotics and more. As you progress and improve, your physical therapist will expand on your exercises and stretches by making them more intensive over time. This will help increase your overall strength and range of motion. 7 Tips for Avoiding Back Pain. While consulting with a physical therapist is the first step in finding relief, there are a few tips you can also try on your own, in order to relieve your back pain at home. This can help alleviate pain that may occur while you’re away from the clinic and help prevent it from worsening: 1. Get more exercise. If your back is hurting, youmay think the best way to get relief is to rest. However, studies show that frequent changes in position and regular physical activity can actually help ease inflammation and muscle tension faster in the back. 2. Maintain a healthy weight. Extra pounds, especially in your midsection, can make back pain worse by shifting your center of gravity and putting a strain on your lower back. Maintaining a healthy weight can help control back pain and will provide additional health benefits. 3. Quit smoking. Nicotine in smoke restricts the flow of nutrient-containing blood to spinal discs. Because of this, smokers are especially vulnerable to back pain, which typically dissipates on its own after the nicotine is out of your system. 4. Adjust your sleeping position. If you’re prone to back pain, talk with your physical therapist about the best sleeping position for you. It is important to sleep in the position that will help you achieve the most rest.

back, you can try putting one pillow under your knees and another under your lower back. If you sleep on your side, you can try pulling your knees slightly toward your chest and sleeping with a pillow between them. 5. Improve your posture. Posture is important, whether you’re working, exercising, or simply relaxing. Find a good chair to sit on that will allow you to keep your feet flat on the floor while you sit. Try to avoid soft couches or chairs that put you in a slouched position. When standing, try to alternate your positions and walk around if possible. Have one foot forward when standing, alternating between feet every 10 minutes. 6. Watch how you lift. It is a common mistake to lift with your back, rather than your legs. Make sure you don’t bend over at the waist to lift heavy objects. Instead, bend your knees and squat, pulling in your stomachmuscles and holding the object close to your body as you stand up. Don’t twist your body while lifting. If you can, push heavy objects, rather than pulling them. 7. Use supportive shoes with custom orthotics from Footlevelers. A good pair of cushioned shoes and orthotics can reduce pressure on your back. When possible, avoid wearing high heels, as they shift your center of gravity and strain your lower back. If you have been suffering from back pain and the tips above aren’t working, contact Kinetix Physical Therapy today. Your physical therapist will work with you to address and treat the underlying cause of your back pain. No matter how severe it may be, we can help you find relief so you can get back to doing the activities you love and living your life comfortably!

It is typically best to avoid sleeping on your stomach. If you enjoy sleeping on your

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BACK PAIN & SCIATICA SUFFERERS: • Do you have pain when you stand, walk, or sit? • Do you experience pain shooting down your buttocks or leg? If you have answered YES to any of these questions, then one of these FREE workshops may be a life changing event for you or a loved one. Our clinic is following CDC and local guidelines to keep you safe by limiting the number of attendees.Register now at 352-505-6665 or kinetixpt.com.

SHOULDER PAIN SUFFERERS: • Do you have pain when reaching overhead or behind you? • Is your shoulder pain keeping you awake? BALANCE OR DIZZINESS SYMPTOMS: • Have you fallen because you’re unsteady? • Do you experience dizziness?

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Patient Success Spotlight

HEALTHY RECIPE FETA & HERB CRUSTED SALMON

INGREDIENTS • 1 salmon fillet - Thaw if frozen • 1/2 cup Feta Cheese • 1/4 cup roughly chopped fresh parsley

• 2 tablespoons roughly chopped fresh chives • Juice from half a lemon • 1/8 teaspoon salt • Pinch of pepper

DIRECTIONS Preheat your oven to 400 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment or foil for easy clean up. Combine parsley, chives, Feta, lemon, salt and pepper on cutting board. Run knife through the combination several times, chopping up all ingredients to mix. Spread combined ingredients on salmon fillet. Bake for 20 minutes or until cooked through. Serve!

“Knowing that I was being well taken care of.” “My experience at Kinetix was excellent. Between Dr. Scott, Dr. Jake, and assistants, Nick and Kevin, I received top level care and treatment. Their professionalism and attention to detail was comforting, knowing that I was being well taken care of. When I arrived, my mobility was severely compromised and two weeks later I leave healthier, stronger, and smarter about my body.” - Nathan

Relieve Back Pain In Minutes Try this movement if you want to improve your back pain.

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 20 counts and repeat as needed. Stretches Lower Back www.simpleset.net

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