Rehability: Spring Into Action Without Pain Naturally

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What Different Types Of Pain Can Tell You About Your Body “ Discover How You Can Spring Back Into Action Without Pain Naturally!”

When you have an ache or pain, it can leave you scratching your head as to where the pain is truly coming from. Just because it hurts in that part of your leg or arm, doesn’t mean that is where the problem is coming from. Is it a disc, muscle strain, or did you just plain overdo it? We know it is important to gather all the right information first to make the correct diagnosis. That is why we thoroughly evaluate you first and

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“ Why Not Give Others Access To A Pain Free & Active Lifestyle?” What Different Types Of Pain Can Tell You About Your Body

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work with your doctor closely. Being a physical therapist ismuch like being a detective of the body. Where did that pain come from, what type of pain is it, what are you not able to do that you want to get back to, how is your body moving incorrectly, etc.? If you are suffering from back pain or neck pain, here are some questions that are important for us to know, to determine the origins of your pain: How long have you had your pain? For example, acute low back (lumbar) pain may be because of a muscle

strain. Chronic low back pain is typical of restricted joints, tight muscle tissue, and weakenedmuscle strength. What type of pain? Achy, sharp, tingling? Achy pain is typically a problem with movement due to poor functioning of muscles and joints. Sharp pain can be a muscle spasm, or even an impingement of a joint. Tingling sensations and pain can be irritation to a nerve either from compression or inflammation of that area.

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Your Body May Be Trying To Tell You Something “Why Am I Suffering From Aches & Pains?”

Does the pain travel to a specific part of the leg or arm, or does it spread over a wide area to the buttock, back of the leg, or arm? Wide-spread pain is typical of muscle strain, inflammation, and weakness. Patients will typically relate this pain with prolonged standing, walking, and other physical activities. This is due to the fact that the muscles cannot support the spine or hips, and thus become strained. Specific pain in a part of the leg or arm can possibly be nerve related. In either of these cases, it is important for you to seek out the right professional help. Is the pain worse at a specific time of day? Achy, stiff pain in the morning can be due to muscle and tissue stiffness. Severe radiating pain to the lower back, buttock, and leg with bending in the morning is an indicator of a potential herniated disc. Wide-spread pain is typically related to the lack of flexibility and guarding in the spine; whereas pain towards the end of the day after moving and activity, is an indicator of spinal muscle weakness as themuscles fatigue during the day. Pain with prolonged standing and walking is typical of muscle fatigue of the spine as well as the hip muscles. It is typical to complain of pain to the low back and buttocks as your muscles cannot tolerate the activity. An easy test to check your hip strength is to lie on your side and lift your leg up 10 times. If you struggle with this, you most likely have hip muscle weakness, which will cause a lot of strain to your spine. Most people with back pain have a lot of weakness with these muscles and many others. The good news is that with the right physical therapy treatment plan, you can treat these problem areas and prevent the pain from returning. There is a lot that can be done to help pain, and the fastest way to relieve pain is to find out the true source and treat it. At REHABILITY, our SPINE Program determines where your pain is coming from and then quickly relieves it. Furthermore, you will get stronger and be on the right path to return to the activities you love to do, without pain. Call us today to find out more. Do you have difficulty with prolonged sitting, standing, or walking?

Reducing pain, restoring function and assisting our patients achieve their health goals Helping our patients heal quickly and naturally in a friendly and nurturing environment Educating our patients on how to maintain an active and healthy lifestyle while preventing re-injury Providing high quality collaborative care at a level that exceeds our patients expectations O ur Mission To enhance the health and wellness of our patients through a unique, integrated treatment approach for optimum results.

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9 Benefits of Physical Therapy

Why Are You Waiting for Your Pain To Worsen Before Seeking Treatment?

1. Reduce or eliminate pain. Therapeutic exercises and manual therapy techniques help relieve pain and restore muscle and joint function to reduce pain. Such therapies can also prevent pain from returning. 2. Avoid surgery. If physical therapy helps you eliminate pain or heal from an injury, surgery may not be needed. And even if surgery is required, you may benefit from pre-surgery physical therapy. If you are going into a surgery stronger and in better shape, you will recover faster afterwards in many cases. Also, by avoiding surgery, health care costs are reduced. 3. Maximize your movement. If you’re having trouble standing, walking or moving—no matter your age—physical therapy can help restore your ability to move. 4. Recover from a stroke. It’s common to lose some degree of function and movement after stroke. Physical therapy helps strengthen weakened parts of the body and improve gait and balance.

5. Recover from or prevent a sports injury. Physical therapists understand how different sports can increase your risk for specific types of injuries. They can design appropriate recovery or prevention exercise programs for you to ensure a safe return to your sport. 6. Improve your balance and prevent falls. If you’re at high risk for falls, therapists will provide exercises that safely and carefully challenge your balance as a way to mimic real-life situations. When the balance problem is caused by a problem in one’s vestibular system, physical therapists can perform specific maneuvers that can quickly restore proper vestibular functioning, and reduce and eliminate symptoms of dizziness or vertigo. 7. Manage age-related issues. As individuals age, they may develop arthritis or osteoporosis or need a joint replacement. Physical therapists are experts in helping patients recover from joint replacement, and manage arthritic or osteoporotic conditions.

8. Participate in your recovery. Patients and therapists work hand in hand to design individualized programs that best fits your goals and challenges. 9. Your physical therapist is focused on getting you back to the things you enjoy.

- Jeff Gilliam PT, PhD, OCS

Erika Caltagirone, PTA Karen Ngai, Rehab Tech

Kingsley Fong, L. Ac, Dipl. Ac

Cristina Barthel, PT, DPT

Dr. Robert Chickara Chiropractor, Clinic Director

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Exercise Essentials Flexibility, strength, and stability are needed to keep you moving. Share this with a friend or family member to help keep them healthy too!

KNEE SQUEEZE Stand with good posture, and a foam roll or pillow between knees. Reach overhead, engage core, squeeze foam roll or pil- low. Bend forward at the hips, reaching toward toes.

SUPERMAN Lie on your stomach as shown. Lift your arms and legs off the floor slightly at the same time.

Exercises copyright of

Helps with pain in the core

Helps loosen tight muscles in the legs

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

Who do you know that needs our help?

Refer a Friend Do You Have Friends or Family Unable to Do The Following? 9 Move without pain 9 Bend and move freely

9 Balance confidently and securely 9 Sit for long periods comfortably 9 Walk for long distances 9 Live an active and healthy lifestyle

If you know someone suffering with aches and pains give the gift of health. Refer them to Rehability today. Pass along this newsletter or have them call us directly for a Free Back Pain Relief Consultation.

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