Elite PT: Aches & Pains


The Newsletter About Your Health And Caring For Your Body


ICE & HEAT For muscle pain from overuse or injury, rest that body part and apply ice for the first 24 - 72 hours of an injury to reduce pain and inflammation. After that, heat often feels more soothing and helps blood flow. SLEEP Be sure to get plenty of sleep to allow your body to heal. The amount of sleep you need 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

Are you one of the many people who suffer from aches and pains in their neck or back? Each episode of back ache or pain can become progressively worse, lasting longer and traveling to the arms, buttocks or legs. If you don’t stop the cycle of pain and discover the root cause, the damage to your body may lead to eventual failure of the spinal structures. However, if you address and treat the cause of your pain early through the right Physical Therapy, drastic measures such as surgery can often be avoided. Here are some suggestions to help ease your pain:

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. EXERCISE Regular exercise restores 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 Elite Physical Therapy 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 andweight liftingwhen injured or while in pain. Consult one of

our experts before trying exercises you are unsure of doing. ELITE PHYSICAL THERAPY Our specialized hands on techniques address 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 treatments. These principles are applied to the body when an injury is sustained and facilitate a great recovery. If you are suffering from aches and pains, call us today to learnmore howwe can help you return to a pain-free, active lifestyle andmaintain optimum health!


ENTER OUR “REFER A FRIEND” RAFFLE AND WIN A $25 GAS CARD Don’t let your friends, family, or coworkers suffer with pain; send them to Elite Physical Therapy. For every referral that we receive from you or a family member, friend or coworker, you will be entered into our monthly drawing for a $25 gas card! The more you refer the better the chances of you being a winner!

Patient Results

“She is stronger than ever! ” In July 2017, Andrea had a bad fall at the playground. She subsequently had surgery on her left elbow and wrist. She had lost complete range of motion on that arm. In September, she started her Physical Therapy sessions at Elite Physical Therapy. As parents of a 6 year old girl, we were unsure how she would do during her therapy. Her Physical Therapist made the sessions fun and was able to tap in...to her competitive streak that she looks forward to each session. Her Physical Therapist provided his own expertise on how Andrea would recover from her fractures. Now, Andrea enjoys playing at the playground again with her friends and she does not miss any action. She is stronger than ever! Thanks so much for the healing hands and wisdom of Dr. Cruz and her Elite Physical Therapist! - B.D.


Feel Better In 2018

Patients who stay fit avoid future injury At Elite Physical Therapy our goal is to help you live a healthier and happier life! We know that being overweight or obese can increase your chances of injury by 15-48%. This percentage increases with the severity of obesity. If you are one of the 63% of people in the U.S. that are overweight or obese we can help you get back to a healthy lifestyle and decrease your chances of a costly injury. If you are one of our past patients and you feel that you need some help please give us a call today. 63% Of Adults in The U.S. are Overweight or Obese

Exercise Essentials Try these simple exercises to help you feel better!

Lying on your back with your knees bent, gently rock your knees side-to-side. Repeat 10 times. LOWER TRUNK ROTATIONS


SUPPORTED BRIDGE Lie on your back with knees bent and feet hip distance apart. Place your feet close enough so they can be touched by the finger tips. Inhale and lift the hips, place a block under the sacrum. Keep the chest open. Hold for 30 seconds and repeat 10 times.

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