Kinetix: Life Doesn't Have To Be A Pain In The Neck

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Do you have a kink in your neck? Does your back ache? Is it hard to get a good night’s rest because your shoulder hurts? Are you dizzy? You could be pain-free and have your dizziness resolved, by the end of the year! You may have already met your insurance deductible or your out of pocket costs for 2018. That’s good news because that means, coming to Kinetix, may be of little to no cost for you! Call our patient care coordinators and have them check your benefits. Jump start your holidays by feeling better. Maybe our patients’ PTstories will inspire and convince you to try PT now... before the end of you can feel better...and save money!

straight line. All those symptoms are gone! My amazing PT was Dr. Josh Elam. My PTA was Carter and Kevin helped me as well.” -Susan W.

“I had pain and stiffness on the left side, of my neck and back, when I arrived. This discomfort had not been relieved by stretching, exercises or massage, inover4 “I came to Kinetix because I had pain in my shoulder, i t e v e n affected my sleep. After working with my awesome therapist, Josh Elam, I am now

months. Treatment at Kinetix, by Dr. Tony Cere, who added expert manual therapy, mobilization, and class 4 laser therapy, worked! Within four weeks, my pain was gone and I could resume all activities pain-free. Thank you Kinetix team!!” -Sally C.

“InWeek 1, all activities were hard because of my leg pain. In week 2, the activities were becoming a little easier. By week 3, My leg was 90% better and my life was good at work

and home. In week 4, I started feeling like an old pro! Josh and Carter were outstanding in providing me with the best exercises for my overall physical well-being and had such great attitudes with me as well.” -Bill P.

“Before PT, I would get a dizzy/spinning feeling when turning over in bed. I’d also get dizzy during some yoga movements. When getting up frommy desk, on several occasions, I couldn’t even walk a

pain-free and have complete range of motion. I amfinally back to doing the activities that I enjoy most. Wow, I cannot say enough wonderful things about my experience here!” -Pat M.

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Head and neck pain is not the type of pain that you can push through and deal with for too long. For one thing, chronic pain in the head or neck isoftenassociatedwithsome sort of chronic health concern —

My Head Hurts. There are a lot of different types of headaches that you may experience, and each can be caused by its own different reason. For example, migraines can be caused by environmental factors, food allergies or even as a result of stress. There are headaches that can develop due to sinus pain and headaches that will develop when you are dehydrated. There are also headaches that will develop when you are exposed too long to loud noises. There is no singular fix for each of these different types of headaches, which is why attempting to treat every headache, with the same medication, frequently doesn’t work. One of the most common causes of headaches, that are easily treatable with physical therapy, is radiating headaches, which are caused by stress in the joints and muscles of the neck. This causes pain to radiate from the top of the neck into the head, especially surrounding the ears. There are a lot of reasons why radiating headaches can develop. This buildup of irritation can be treated with regular physical therapy, especially through the use of massage and flexibility exercises that target the muscles in the neck. Find out how you can relieve your aches and pain for good with our programs. Call us today for more information!

one that you need to deal with, not ignore. Secondly, when you are dealing with constant pain in your head or neck, it becomes difficult to concentrate. This can have a negative effect on your personal relationships, your career and more.The most common cause of neck or head pain is a muscle or joint problem.Workingwithaphysical therapistcanhelpyou to identify thecauseof the trouble and begin taking steps to correct the issue.This allows you to find natural pain relief without having to commit to long-term pain management — which often includes the use of pain medications. Pain medications are potentially harmful to your health and not likely to work as well over time. Physical therapy provides long-term relief from pain by correcting the joint or muscle concern with targeted hands-on therapy, as well as specific exercises for posture, muscle strengthening and flexibility. Of course, not all neck or head pain is the same, so understanding the basics of what you are dealing with is the first step to achieving relief.

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For Back Pain & Sciatica Sufferers: • Do you have pain when you stand, walk, or sit? • Do you experience pain, numbness or tingling in your buttocks…down your leg?

For Balance & Dizziness Symptoms: • Have you fallen? • Are you unsteady? • Do you experience dizziness? • Do you fell like the room is spinng?

For Shoulder Pain Sufferers: • Do you have pain when reaching overhead? • When reaching into the backseat? • When reaching behind you? • When trying to sleep?

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In many situations, pain that develops in the neck can be associated with one of two major problems. The first is upper-back pain that begins to radiate into the neck. The second is arthritis. Physical therapy can be used to address both types of neck pain. Cervical arthritis causes frequent aches in the neck and shoulders. This pain is generally worse when there are sudden changes in weather or at the end of the day, and while over-the-counter medication may make the pain less severe, it won’t eliminate the pain entirely. Thebiggestproblemposed,bycervicalarthritis, is that thepainwill typically cause decreased range of motion in the neck. This actually increases your risk of injury, as a result of a sudden movement. Arthritis also causes discomfort and frustration, as you are not able to utilize your neck normally. There are plenty of situations, in which cervical arthritis grows so severe, that it can cause chronic poor posture and even a reduction in height. Addressing the Core Problem The majority of neck and head pain can be helped with one simple strategy: strength building. Frequently, the absolute cause of neck or head pain, is a result of poor posture or quickened motion. Building core strength, as well as strength in the neck, can make a huge difference, in your ability to handle tasks without experiencing chronic pain. Working with a physical therapist is the safest way to ensure that you are practicing positive techniques, to find relief from your aches and pains Find out how you can relieve your aches and pain for good with our programs. Call us today for more information!


INGREDIENTS • 1 ripe banana mashed • 1/2 cup pumpkin puree • 2 large eggs • 1/2 cup peanut butter • 3 tbsp coconut oil melted

• 1/2 cup oat flour ground • 1/2 cup almond meal • 1/2 tsp baking powder • 1/2 tsp baking soda • 1/8 tsp salt • 2 tsp Vietnamese 5% Oil • Cinnamon • 1/4 tsp Frontier allspice • 1/4 cup mini chocolate chips • 1/2 cup dried cranberries and cherries

• 2 tsp vanilla extract • 3 tbsp maple syrup • 1 1/2 cups gluten-free rolled oats

DIRECTIONS Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease or line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat. Set aside. In a mixing bowl stir together mashed banana, pumpkin, eggs, peanut butter, coconut oil, vanilla and maple syrup until well combined. Add in oats, oat flour, almond meal, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, allspice, chocolate chips and dried fruit; stir to combine. Refrigerate for 5 minutes to harden. Drop cookies by spoonfuls on prepared baking sheet. They won’t expand much, so feel free to press them down, slightly, and make them as uniform as possible to ensure even baking. Bake for about 12 minutes until lightly browned.

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At Kinetix Physical Therapy, you will receive hands-on therapy treatments by our friendly, caring health experts during focused and individualized sessions. It’s time to get to Kinetix Physical Therapy if: • You’re tired of living in pain • You want to feel better and move better • You have been in an auto accident or injured on the job • You want to prevent injury 1. Call us! 2. Discover why your pain has come back 3. Get your custom recovery program

Patient Success Spotlight

The pain was reduced dramatically!

“When I initially came to Kinetix Physical Therapy, my neck, shoulders and even my arms were extremely distressed with pain. Tony was my therapist and he was so attentive and gracious. The pain was reduced dramatically when he worked on my neck. Jason, another PT, always targeted the culprit areas, especially my first rib, and that really alleviated almost 100% of the pain. Eric, my PTA, was amazing with all that he did for me too! Words can never express the gratitude and appreciation for everyone that has helped me during this time.“ - Barbara

Relieve Neck Pain In Minutes Try this movement if you are experiencing neck pain.

CERVICAL CHIN TUCK SUPINE While lying on your back with a small rolled up towel under the curve of your neck, tuck your chin towards your chest. Maintain contact of your head with the surface you are lying on the entire time. Repeat 3 times. Strengthens Neck Muscles

Our Specialties

• Physical therapy • General orthopedics • Sports rehabilitation • Vestibular rehab • Pelvic health rehab • Pregnancy/post-partum

• Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMJ) • Auto related injuries/rehab • Worker’s compensation/rehab • Sports physical therapy • And many more!

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