Choice Therapy_Crookston_Is Back Pain Slowing You Down?

BACK PAIN PREVENTION

control your spine. By lifting weights, running and swimming, you can keep them strong. Train your core muscles. In doing so, you’ll easily control quick, lifting movements. It never hurts to visit a physical therapist for back pain, either. Get regular check-ups, and make sure your body is in good condition. If you have a history of back injuries, pain or minor aches, don’t hesitate to talk to a professional. You deserve a pain-free life, and your back will thank you!

A little prevention goes a long way. If you want to avoid future back pain, you can make sure you’re being good to your back.

LIFT PROPERLY You pick things up constantly. Even if you’re lifting something light, make sure you’re facing the object. Squat, keeping your abs on and back straight. Lift with your leg muscles and gluteals, as this will reduce the pressure placed on your spine. USE GOOD POSTURE When you are standing, stand with heels and toes on the ground. Feel the ground through your whole foot, soft knees and abdominals on. USE STRENGTH TRAINING Your body has hundreds of muscles. These muscles protect and

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THE ABILITY OF A PERSON TO SEE A THERAPIST WITHOUT A PHYSICIAN’S REFERRAL. A physical therapist is able to evaluate and treat a patient for up to 60 days without a referral. Some insurance companies are still requiring a referral for payment. It is recommended to contact your insurance company regarding “Direct Access”; or our staff will gladly assist you with this question. Simply contact our clinic and we will set up an evaluation with a physical therapist. Call us today 218.470.0132

EXERCISE ESSENTIALS

Perform This Exercise To Relieve Back Pain In Minutes!

SIDELYING TRUNK ROTATION While lying on your side with your arms out-stretched in front of your body, slowly twist your upper body to the side and rotate your spine. Your arms and head should also be rotating along with the spine as shown. Follow your hand with your eyes. Hold for 20 seconds repeat 3 times on each side.

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