Don't Live With Low Back Pain

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Why You Don’t Have to Live With Low Back Pain “Is LowBack Pain Holding You Back FromYour Fitness Goals? ”

Do you suffer froman aching back?Whether it is a short-lived muscle spasm, or a long-term problem, your back is telling you something! Your spine is a complex structure made up of bones, muscles, discs, tendons, ligaments, and nerves. It is the hub of your nervous system where messages to and from your brain travel to different parts of your body. It is so complex, that it takes years for you to master the ability to stand up straight, walk, and run. As we age, it is very common to suffer aches and pains in the lower back, typically because of poor posture and prolonged sitting, or previous injuries; however aches and pains are a sign of underlying problems. Your spine relies on proper posture, alignment, strength, and coordination. When any one of these key areas doesn’t work right, strain and stress occurs on the spine, sparking inflammation and pain. Inflammationweakens the spinal muscles and leg muscles, causing difficulty with everyday activities. Getting up and down from the floor, squatting, standing for long periods, and even walking can become a problem. This can really affect your life and the longer the problem persists, the more long-term damage can occur. (continued inside)

INSIDE: • Why You Don’t Have To Live With Low Back Pain • 3 Common Spine Problem Areas • Patient Spotlights

Health & Fitness The Newsletter About Physical Therapy & Personal Training

“YouMay Not Be Getting Results Because You’veBeen Ignoring Your Pain! ” Why You Don’t Have to Live With Low Back Pain

Quickly Relieve Low Back Pain Most low back pain can easily be treated with physical therapy and without the need for surgery, or prolonged medication. Physical therapy can reduce inflammation, restore proper function, restore normal back strength and prevent future injury. Maintaining and buildingmuscle strength is particularly important to getting you back to doing the things you love to do, without worrying about the pain. Our physical therapists have years of medical training and skills to thoroughly evaluate and pinpoint the cause of your back pain. Look inside to learn more about our physical therapy and personal training programs and say hello to healthy living and good-bye to that aching back!

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That’s right! For ONLY $149.00, you can start your journey to amore fit and active lifestyle. Fit 4 Life provides top-quality equipment that experienced and licensed trainers use to guide you through effective workout sessions. If you would like to come in for a free physical therapy consult, we also offer therapy session by appointment. Remember, if you refer a friend or family member you gain the opportunity to get a $25 publix gift card. SCHEDULE YOUR APPOINTMENT BY CALLING TODAY! 813-907-7879 Fit4LifeTampa.com

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3 Common SPINE Problem Areas “ What Could Be Causing My Low Back Pain? ”

Whether you have back pain, neck pain, or radiating arm / leg pain, we can help. Your spine must be flexible, strong, and healthy in order for you to maintain a pain free body. We ensure that you’ll achieve the best results for your back/neck pain with the Fit 4 Life spine program. UPPER SPINE Pain or injury here is often responsible for headaches to the scalp and face. This area helps with overall body balance and the ability to rotate the neck. Conditions involving the upper spine often present as limited motion and contribute to a forward head posture. As a result, this increases strain on the neck causing muscle pain and tension. In addition, weakness and pain to the shoulders, arms, hands, and fingers can be common. MID SPINE Pain or injuries here can cause limited motion and mid-back pain. The nerves exiting this area are responsible for digestion, heart and lung function. Limited motion here also increases the amount of strain on the lower spine. LOWER SPINE A common area of low back pain and radiating leg pain. This area can cause a significant amount of back pain because it is supposed to rotate with walking. Furthermore, this is a common area for disc herniation that can cause pain, numbness and tingling into the buttocks, thighs, legs or feet.

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Staff DO I NEED A PRESCRIPTION TO START PHYSICAL THERAPY? Although we see many patients sent directly by their physician, in the state of Florida, a licensed physical therapist may begin the physical therapy process by performing a full physical therapy evaluation. Fit 4 Life is accepting all AUTO Insurance and most others. We will verify benefits for you so that you can get started right away. YOU CAN START NOW CALL TODAY! 813-907-7879 Spotlight “Has the joy of being able to walk his dogs!” “My quality of life has greatly improved due to the program that has been designed to meet my specific needs and address my medical issues. I now have increased strength, stamina and much more confidence with ability to perform tasks and activities that previously were very challenging. Along with these, I have experienced increased levels of energy and self- esteem. Much thanks to Adrian and all the Fit 4 Life Staff.” – Jim M “After undergoing surgery to repair his ACL, Jackson came to Fit 4 Life to assist in his recovery. While still early in his recovery process, Jackson is working diligently to regain his muscle strength and endurance. He is achieving his short term goals of walking without any difficulty, navigating stairs, driving, and putting on his shoes by himself in remarkable time. He is no longer experiencing pain in his knee and has the joy of being able to walk his beloved dogs again! He is excited for what else Fit 4 Life can help him accomplish in the long term.” - Alyssa Hurless, DPT

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Hi! I recently joined Fit 4 Life in February 2017 and I am responsible for coordinating and developing our marketing efforts, including physician outreach, and ensuring we are responsive to your feedback! Before moving to Tampa, I was an art teacher for ten years outside the Atlanta area. Throughout my career, I’ve enjoyed inspiring and helping others to have confidence in their abilities and recognize their potential. I am enthusiastic about being a member of this great team and sharing the goal of helping you achieve your physical therapy or personal fitness needs!

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Tech Spotlight HISTORY OF MEDX: Arthur Jones is the legendary founder of Nautilus. In 1986, he founded MedX to perfect the testing of human strength, endurance and range of motion. After years of development and testing, validated by independent research teams at the University of Florida, MedX perfected its medical Lumbar Extension machine. It has since helped tens of thousands of people around the world reduce or eliminate their back pain. Subsequent developments produced the MedX Cervical Extension, Rotary Neck and Torso, and Knee/Hamstring machines, providing the medical community with the first tools capable of producing specific and accurate tests of functional ability, as well as the finest source of rehabilitative exercise. MedX applied the knowledge gained from its medical machines to the design of a full line of exercise-only machines. These machines incorporated MedX’s patented compound weight stack which produces less friction and enables several hundred levels of available resistance in increments of 2ft-lbs. This feature reduces user strain and, for the first time, made it possible for individuals to select the exact level of resistance required regardless of their strength. In 2002, MedX created exercise versions of its medical machines and branded them the Core Spinal Fitness System.™ In less than 20 minutes, twice a week, these five machines can help reduce or eliminate back pain by focusing on strength, stability, flexibility and endurance of the body’s core, providing a solid foundation for whole-body strength. BIOMECHANICALLY DESIGNED EXERCISE EQUIPMENT: Incorporated into every MedX product are decades of experience and millions of dollars of independent, university-based research. MedX is the most technologically advanced fitness, sports andmedical/rehabilitation equipment available. MedX products achieve training efficiency through resistance curves matched to tested and proven strength profiles. They operate at a very low level of friction and offer a choice of resistance in 2-pound increments, ensuring a weight that’s just right - not too heavy and not too light – for rapid and steady progress. Biomechanical precision and low-friction makes MedX state-of-the-art. Engineering excellence and quality components mean that MedX equipment Top Notch Equipment To Help You Get Results!

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• Is your mind on your back and neck pain instead of your life? • Have loved ones stopped listening to your complaints because they have heard it so many times before? • Do you feel really stiff when you try to get out of bed in the morning? • Do you have to think twice before you pick things up? If You’re Nodding Yes Then Now is The Time to Take Your First Step in The Right Direction and Take Charge of How You Feel. DOWNLOAD THIS eBOOK TODAY! After treating hundreds of patients with back and neck problems, I want to share with you these 5 simple things you can do at home, to start feeling great.

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Exercise Essentials

Try this exercise to get you moving... MINI SQUAT Stand with feet shoulder width apart. Perform a

squatting motion initiated by bending at the hip. Only bend knees slightly, do not bend knees beyond 45 degrees. Rise up by straightening at the hip. Repeat 8 times.

Strengthens Core

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Always consult your physical therapist or physician before starting exercises you are unsure of doing.

Think Fit 4 Life FIRST Why You Need To Schedule An Appointment With Our Personal Trainer: � Move without pain � Walk for long distances � Live an active & healthy lifestyle It’s Never Too Late To Get Fit & Active! � Bend and move freely � Balance confidently & securely � Sit for long periods comfortably

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