Fit4Life: Lower Back Pain Caused By Joint Dysfunction?

NEWSLETTER Physical Therapy Personal Training


INSIDE: • Is Your Lower Back Pain Caused By Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction? • Find Relief For Your Pain Today! • Healthy Recipe • Covid-19 Update • Exercise Essentials


NEWSLETTER Physical Therapy Personal Training


ARE YOU LIVING WITH SACROILIAC JOINT DYSFUNCTION? This condition, also known as SI Dysfunction, is a painful sensation felt in the sacroiliac joint region, which is located at the bottom of the spine. A diagnosis for this condition means that the joints connecting the sacrum to the pelvis are moving improperly. This condition can result in pain in the lower back, buttocks, and/or legs. Inflammation of the joints in this region can also occur, referred to as sacroiliitis. If you think you may be experiencing the symptoms of sacroiliac joint dysfunction, don’t hesitate to contact Fit4Life today. We’ll help improve your normal mobility so you can get moving comfortably again! WHAT EXACTLY IS SACROILIAC JOINT DYSFUNCTION? It is important to first understand the anatomy of the sacroiliac joint region before you can understand exactly what this condition is and how it is caused. At the bottom of your spine, there is a small triangular bone known as the sacrum. It is located below the lumbar region of the spine and above the tailbone, and it consists of five fused vertebral segments. The sacrum is connected to the pelvic

bone on both the left and right sides at the sacroiliac joints. So, what exactly do these joints do? Essentially, they act as shock absorbers. Because this is their main function, they are only meant to move small amounts. However, sometimes these joints begin to move too much or too little - that’s when SI Dysfunction occurs. When someone has hypermobility (too much mobility) in the joints, ligaments begin to loosen, which can cause issues with movement and protection to the bones. When someone has hypomobility (too little mobility) in the joints, they begin to overcompensate. This can cause problems in nearby joints, resulting in abnormal movements and pain. HOW DO HYPERMOBILITY AND HYPOMOBILITY OF THE JOINTS OCCUR? Hypermobility in the sacroiliac joints can occur for several reasons, including injury to the ligaments or pregnancy. Hypomobility in the sacroiliac joints can also occur for several reasons, including degenerative joint diseases (such as arthritis) or spinal fusion. While pain from SI Dysfunction typically manifests in the lower back, buttocks, or legs, it can also spread to surrounding muscles. This can result in pain and muscle spasms in areas that may seem unrelated.

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FIND RELIEF FOR YOUR PAIN TODAY! If you think you may be suffering from symptoms in your sacroiliac joints, contact us to find out for sure. Your physical therapist will begin your initial session by conducting a physical exam, in order to determine the cause of your pain and determine the best course of treatment for your needs. From there, an individualized treatment plan will be designed specifically for you, including passive and active treatments to help manage and relieve your pain. Fit 4 Life Can Help You Live Pain-Free, Naturally! Both the hypermobility and hypomobility that comes with sacroiliac joint dysfunction can pose significant limits to your daily life. Don’t let yourself live with pain and abnormal joint function - contact Fit4Life today to find relief. We can get you back to normal as quickly as possible!

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DO I NEED A PRESCRIPTION TO START PHYSICAL THERAPY? No, you don’t. 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. We will verify benefits for you so that you can get started right away.

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Fit 4 Life’s is Taking Action to Fight Covid-19: Pain never takes a break for coronavirus. We want to remain connected to our patients throughout this crisis and for those who need us. Fit 4 Life is closely monitoring COVID-19 and are following government recommendations. Although the best results come from seeing a therapist in person, we do not want you to lose your progress while practicing social distancing! Telehealth: For those who are staying at home, we have a solution! Video chat with one of our therapists! they will lead you through at-home sessions. It is easy to use! All you need is a computer with a webcam, smartphone, or tablet! We will send you detailed instructions before your appointment. In-Office Precautions: • Using CDC approved wipes on all the machines after each use • Disinfecting common areas multiple times a day • Providing hand sanitizer in each room • Staff member washing their hands with soap before and after each patient • Having each client wash their hands before using the equipment in our facility • Keeping 6 feet apart from each person when possible • Always having less than 10 people in our facility. If you have any questions or are interested, please call us at (813) 907-7879.


I opened the first Fit 4 Life in June of 1996, in Wisconsin. Empowered with a certification in Musculoskeletal Evaluation and Rehabilitation from the University of Florida and a business degree, I brought Fit 4 Life to the Tampa area. I am an experienced American Council on Exercise (ACE) Certified and International Sports & Fitness Trainers Association (ISFTA) Certified Personal Trainer, as well as, a Fit 4 Life Certified and Super Slow Certified Personal Trainer. We strive hard every day to live up to our name and our motto – Fit 4 Life. In our facility, I, along with my committed staff, can help you make the most of your training, spine strengthening, as well as, physical fitness goals. We are here to coach you, motivate you and educate you in a positive and fun environment with a laser focus on the goals. Welcome, and let’s begin your fitness journey together!

Travis Monday Owner


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Try these exercises to get you moving... EXERCISE ESSENTIALS

LUMBAR EXTENSION Stand with good posture, feet shoulder width apart. Position your hands on the backs of your hips. Lean back, far as you comfortably can. Hold for three counts the return to normal posture, repeat five times.

Strengthens Hips & Glutes

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FORWARD BEND Sit with legs straight out and lower back tall. Bend forward keep- ing lower back tall to feel a stretch in the back of your thighs. This helps with lower back pain. Hold for 30 seconds. Repeat as needed. Relieves Low Back Pain

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

Why You Need To Schedule An Appointment With Our Physical Therapists or Personal Trainers: � Move without pain � Bend and move freely � Balance confidently & securely THINK FIRST

� Sit for long periods comfortably � Walk for long distances � Live an active & healthy lifestyle IT’S NEVER TOO LATE TO GET FIT & ACTIVE!

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