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SHALAKA TAWARE, DOCTOR OF PHYSICAL THERAPY GETTING TO KNOW THE SILVER CREEK PHYSICAL THERAPY TEAM!
Dr. Shalaka Taware (DPT) is a physical therapist working at Evergreen location. She received her Bachelor in physical therapy BPT in 1999 and her Doctorate in Physical Therapy (DPT) in 2007 from Russell Sage College, NY. Shalaka, has been practicing physical therapy for over 19 years. She has been working in different states NY, PA, TX and now her husband’s job at Google gets her to Bay area. Throughout her career she has worked in different settings like orthopedic, neurological and sports injuries, pediatrics, traumatic brain injury,vestibular, work related injuries with all the age groups. Being a certified yoga instructor her approach is very holistic and evidence based. She uses functional movement analysis for exact evaluation and treatment of problems. Being a half marathon runner and biker herself (completed MS-150, 150 miles of biking from Houston- Austin TX fundraising for Multiple Sclerosis research, 3
Half marathons), she understands the problems related to it better. Currently Shalaka is also working at our new venture , an Onsite program at Analog Devices with Work Well Prevention and Care as ergonomic analyst for office and production employees. Analog devices is a company that creates innovative solutions to solve design challenges in instrumentation, automation, communications, healthcare, automotive and numerous other industries. Shalaka on behalf of Silver Creek Physical therapy works with Analog Devices employees on ergonomic analysis, solutions and preventive care. Outside of work, Shalaka enjoys being active with running, biking, hiking, yoga, trying to be a super mom to her 2 daughters who are very competitive at school participating in science olympiad, spelling - geography bee, drama and outside school participating in the first ever girls den of Boy Scouts,swimming tournaments and volunteering.
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DON’T IGNORE YOUR ACHING BACK! DO YOU FEEL ACHES AND PAINS THROUGHOUT YOUR DAY?
INSIDE : • Getting To The Bottom Of Back Pain • Healthy Recipe The back is one of the most vulnerable parts of the body. You rely on it so heavily — whether it is to shoulder your emotional stresses or to physically lift something that you need to carry with you. Your back is constantly at risk. It is at risk when you drive, being one of the body parts likely to take the biggest impact in case of an accident. It is at risk when you are safely at home on your couch or at the office, where you are likely scrunched over and not caring one bit about your posture. It is at risk when you run, when you play sports, and even when you find yourself sick and are coughing so heavily that your back begins to hurt. It is no wonder that so many people experience back injuries every year. What is a big wonder is that so many people choose to ignore their back injuries year after year! When you break an arm or get a cut on your leg, you are likely to do something about it right away. The sight of blood leaving your body or the realization that a bone isn’t sitting right is something that not many people are going to deal with for too long before seeking medical attention. Yet when pain begins in the back, it is almost normal to ignore it. Everyone develops back pain, time to time, right? There is no reason to stress about it or overreact, right? Absolutely wrong! Understanding Back Pain Back pain may be common, but it is absolutely not normal. There are actually a lot of serious conditions that can cause your back to begin to hurt, and it is smart to have your back looked at by a physician early
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on so that you know exactly what is going on with your body from the get-go. Once the cause of your back pain is determined, your physical therapist will be able to identify the best treatment options for your body’s needs. This will likely include the following: • Targeted exercises that are specialized to the region of the back that is experiencing the most pain. These exercises are designed to help build strength and support the surrounding muscles. • Guided stretching designed to improve range of motion and flexibility. This will take into account the health and vivacity of vertebrae and any potential stretches that may support optimal back health. • Support and guidance with an exercise routine and habit formation, especially with cardiovascular activity that can stimulate improved blood circulation to the affected areas of the back, as well as strength- building activities. Attempting to undertake any of these changes on your own after you’ve experienced a back injury is both dangerous and not recommended. Working with a licensed and experienced physical therapist can provide you with the guidance and ongoing support that you need to ensure that you do not experience any further injury as you attempt to heal the cause of your back pain. If you or a loved one suffers from back pain, you still have options. Call TODAY to schedule an evaluation with Silver Creek Physical Therapy.
PRONE PRESS UP Begin by lying on your stomach with you hands beside your shoulders. Execute by pushing up with your arms, making sure to look up to the ceiling and arch your upper back. Return to start and repeat 10 times. Reduces Back Pain Try this movement if you are experiencing back pain. EXERCISE OF THE MONTH
Getting To The Bottom Of Back Pain
There are a lot of different reasons as to why you may be experiencing back pain, and ignoring any of them is not a good idea. Some of the most common issues that cause back pain to linger include: • Muscle sprain or strain • Slipped vertebrae or disc • Tear or hyperextension to the supporting muscles or tendons • Arthritis These concerns can develop as a result of a myriad of environmental issues, such as having poor posture, prolonged sedentary activity, car crash, sporting accident, stress, heavy lifting, and so on. When it comes to back pain, Don’t Wait! When you experience an injury to your back, or realize that you are experiencing regular pain as a result of an ongoing injury or overuse, it is important to find out the cause of your back pain as quickly as possible. Back pain can quickly become chronic, as a potentially small issue can become complicated when it is not addressed early on. Working with a physical therapist can help you to identify the difference between environmental causes and something more medically based. To get started with putting an end to your back pain, call us today. You will be glad you did!
HEALTHY RECIPE Arugula, Grape, and Sunflower Seed Salad
• 1/2 teaspoon stone-ground mustard • 2 teaspoons grapeseed oil • 7 cups loosely packed baby arugula • 2 cups red grapes, halved • 2 tablespoons toasted sunflower seed • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme • 1/4 teaspoon salt • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
INGREDIENTS • 3 tablespoons red wine vinegar • 1 teaspoon honey • 1 teaspoon maple syrup
INSTRUCTIONS Combine vinegar, honey, syrup, and mustard in a small bowl. Gradually add oil, stirring with a whisk. Combine arugula, grapes, seeds, and thyme in a large bowl. Drizzle vinegar mixture over arugula; sprinkle with salt and pepper. Toss gently to coat.
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“I learned a lot about stretching and low back maintenance. Highly recommend!!” “My medical doctor referred me to Silver Creek Physical Therapy, and boy were they EXCELLENT! They were a very knowledgable, clean, and organized facility. I learned a lot about stretching and low back maintenance. Highly recommend!!” - Thomas S.
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