Agility: 4 Ways To Beat Pain

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“Don’t Let Aches & Pains Slow You Down!” 4 WAYS TO BEAT PAIN Are you like many people, suffering fromaches and pains? A daily back or neck achemay bemore of a nuisance than anything. However, episodes of pain can become progressively worse, lasting longer and traveling to other parts of your body. If you don’t stop the cycle of pain and discover the root cause of each painful episode, the accumulation of damage to your bodymay lead to eventual failure of the spinal structures and possible surgery. However, if you address and treat the cause of your pain early through physical therapy, drastic measures such as surgery can often be avoided. 1. ICE & HEAT For muscle pain from overuse or injury, rest that body part and take acetaminophen or ibuprofen depending on what your doctor may advise you is best. Apply ice for the first 24 - 72 hours of an injury to reduce pain and inflammation. After that, heat often feels more soothing. 2. SLEEP

Be sure to get plenty of sleep and try to reduce stress. The amount of sleep is dependent on your body. Some people only require 7 hours, others 9. Also, make sure you have a good mattress and sleep on your side or back with pillow support for your legs. If you sleep on your side, put the pillow between your legs. If you sleep on your back, put the pillowbehind your thighs.

Here are some tips to help you battle daily aches and pains:

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4 Ways To Beat Pain

3. EXERCISE Regular exercise can help restore proper muscle tone. Walking, cycling and swimming are good aerobic activities to try. Be sure to warm up before exercising and cool down afterward. Our experts at Agility Physical Therapy & Sports Performance teach you stretching, toning and aerobic exercises to feel better and stay pain- free. Drink lots of fluids. Begin slowly and increase workouts gradually. Avoid high- impact aerobic activities and weight lifting when injured or while in pain. Consult one of our experts or your doctor before trying exercises you are unsure of doing.

4. PHYSICAL THERAPY Through our program, specialized hands- on techniques and treatments are applied, addressing the poor alignment and dysfunction of the spine, which can irritate and cause pressure on nerves. Physical therapy is the science of restoring pain-free movement with exercises and hands-on techniques. These principles are applied to the body when an injury is sustained to help facilitate a great recovery. If you are suffering from aches and pains, call us today to learn more about how you can return to a pain-free active lifestyle!

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Why You Need To Come In For Another Check-Up: • Move without pain • Bend and move freely • Balance confidently and securely • Walk for long distances • Live an active and healthy lifestyle TAKE CARE OF YOUR ACHES & PAINS BEFORE IT’S TOO LATE! CALL TODAY! 941-484-8107 IMPROVEMYAGILITY.COM

Don’t let joint pain become a way of life Move Freely • Alleviate Pain Naturally • Have More Energy • Enjoy Activities Pain Free • Be Stronger Do you suffer with joint pain, and fear it will get worse? IT’S EASY TO GET HELP FOR JOINT PAIN

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Health & Wellness Tips

TREATING FIBROMYALGIA Predominant in young and middle-aged women, Fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS) is a musculoskeletal system disorder characterized by chronic pain and tender points. Tender points are specific places on the neck, shoulders, back, hips, arms, and legs. These points hurt when pressure is put on them. Due to the lack of understanding of its cause and how the disease affects the body (the pathophysiology), several treatment modalities such as antidepressant therapy, biofeedback, aquatic and land exercise have been suggested. Several studies have reported that exercise programs are helpful with the recovery of function and a decrease in pain.

Other symptoms may include: • Stiffness • Fatigue • Sleep Disturbance

Physical therapists can be a valuable resource and many have extensive knowledge regarding rehabilitation of patients with Fibromyalgia.

• Headache • Depression • Impaired Muscular Performance • Difficulty with Concentration &Memory

You Don’t Have to Live With Pain

DO YOU EXPERIENCE BACK PAIN WITH THE FOLLOWING? Standing for more than 15 minutes Squatting up and down from the floor Walking up stairs Running, walking, or physical activities

When you wake in the morning Doing daily chores or activities

Look at your answers to this checklist then make the decision to get help today. Call Agility Physical Therapy & Sports Performance!

Exercise Essentials Try this exercise to help keep you moving...

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LOWER TRUNK ROTATIONS Lying on your back with your knees bent, gently rock your knees side-to- side. Repeat 8 times on both sides.

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The above exercise is designed to be performed under the instruction of a licensed physical therapist.

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“ Agility Fitness Experience is much more than an ordinary gym. The instructors provide the tools to help you achieve fitness goals in an unparalleled fun, encouraging, and positive atmosphere! There are a variety of small classes with individualized instruction to challenge all levels of fitness.

If classes are not your thing, then you can either do the posted workout of the day or one of your own. Whichever you choose, there are helpful, concerned staff who are there for you if you need them. Prepare to be inspired! Make your plan to join in the variety, consistency, and intensity of fun in reshaping your body, mind, and spirit at Agility Fitness Experience. You will be glad you did.” -Midge J.

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