Valley: Back Pain Relief

Health &Wellness The Newsletter About Your Health And Caring For Your Body

Getting To KnowThe Valley Rehab Center Staff THERESA PALKOVIC, PT

Valley Rehab Center is owned and operated by Theresa Palkovic, Physical Therapist. Theresa has been a physical therapist for 36 years. Her experience includes Inpatient and Outpatient Physical Therapy Rehabilitation, Industrial Rehab and Pain Management, Pediatric and Geriatric Home Health Care and Vestibular Rehabilitation and Sensory Integration. Theresa is a certified Neurodevelopmental Therapist and has extensive training in Manual Therapy. In addition, she has training in Functional Capacity Evaluation and Work Simulation. She utilizes an integrated approach to rehabilitation by stimulating multiple systems in one treatment session to get faster, more effective results. Her primary focus is restoring function and reducing pain so her patients can have healthy and productive lives.


OUR MISSION : To provide cost-effective physical therapy in a relaxed setting using a multi-system approach to rehabilitation. Our goal is to restore individuals to a vibrant lifestyle. We are an environment theatpromotes fellowship and relaxation

Health & Wellness The Newsletter About Your Health And Caring For Your Body

IS BACK PAIN SLOWING YOU DOWN? Discussing Back Pain and Relief with Theresa Palkovic, PT. around the spine with poor lifting • Limited flexibility of the spine, hips and muscles of the thighs • Poor coordination of the abdominal, pelvic and back muscles “ I Was Experiencing Back Pain, So I Decided To Do Something About It.” Dear Valued Client,


• How To Take Care Of Your Back • Healthy Recipe • Relieve Back Pain In Minutes • Patient Success Spotlight

Is back pain causing you to move a little slower and more cautiously? If left untreated, chronic back

Most people don’t seek treatment soon enough and continue to suffer with a nagging ache or pain in their back. They may even feel symptoms travel to the buttocks and legs. Many people feel that not much can be done for back pain and use medication to numb the pain to get through the day. However, medication mostly masks the pain and does nothing to address the root cause of the problem. Solutions to Back Pain Treatingbackpainstartswithdetermining the true cause. A thorough evaluation of your movement, strength, posture and joint mobility can tell a lot about the true origins of your pain. Only then, can the proper plan be formulated to get you out of pain quickly and back to the activities you love. Whether you just tweaked your back or have been suffering for a long time, seeing one of our spine specialists can help you return to a more active and pain-free life.


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paincan lead to long-termspinal jointandpossibly nerve damage. Back pain is one of the most common physical complaints that people suffer from and more than 80% of the US population will experience back pain at some point in their lifetime. Back pain can interfere with your ability to bend, kneel, lift, reach, do work and enjoy time with your family. Not to mention, it can make you down right irritable and affect others around you. Why do I have Back Pain? Back pain occurs for a number of reasons, but has a few simple root causes: • Weakness in the spinal and core muscles of the trunk • Poor posture and strain on the spine with slouched sitting • Repetitive injury to muscles and tissues

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HEALTHE HABITS FOR LIVING We provide a non intimidating, safe, and therapeutic environment with one-on-one visits with a Physical Therapistspecializing inchronicdiseases.Our therapist will evaluate you individually to create an exercise plan that will be most effective and appropriate for you according to your abilities and your limitations. Your therapist will be one-on-one with you, monitoring your progress at each step. They will educate you on food choices to reduce inflammation and reduce weight.

Finally, they will teach you the psychology of changing your lifestyle and maintaining a healthier one. Research shows that sustaining a healthy lifestyle with exercise and healthy eating will help you to live your life to the fullest! That is what we offer here for you. The cost of our program is typically covered by medical insurance with a referral from your doctor. The program cost includes the initial evaluation, reports to your physician. Therapeutic exercise plan to fit your abilities, and 2-3 visits per week with a therapist.



Relieve Back Pain In Minutes Try this movement if you are experiencing back pain.

INGREDIENTS • 4 teaspoons canola oil • 12 ounces skinless, boneless chicken breast halves, cut into bite-size strips • 1 small red sweet pepper, cut into bite-size strips • 1 small green sweet pepper, cut into bite-size strips • 1 medium onion, chopped • 2 garlic, minced • 1 14 1/2 ounce can no-salt-added stewed tomatoes • 3/4 cup peas • 1 teaspoon dried oregano, crushed • 1/2 teaspoon paprika

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

• 1/4 teaspoon salt • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper • 1/8-1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper • 1/8 teaspoon ground saffron/ground turmeric

• 2 cups cooked brown rice • 6 ounces peeled shrimp

DIRECTIONS In a large skillet heat half of the oil. Cook chicken strips in hot oil for 2 to 3 minutes. Remove from skillet. Set aside. Add remaining half of the oil to the skillet. Add sweet pepper, onion, and garlic; cook and stir until peppers and onion are tender. Add undrained stewed tomatoes, frozen peas, oregano, paprika, salt, black pepper, crushed red pepper, and saffron or turmeric. Bring to a boil; reduce heat. Cover and simmer for 5 minutes. Stir in the brown rice, shrimp, and cooked chicken. Cook and stir 1 to 2 minutes more or until heated through. Makes 4 servings (1-1/2 cups each).

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Patient Success Spotlight

Why You Need To Come Back In For A Tune- Up: � Move without pain � Bend and move freely � Balance confidently and securely � Sit for long periods comfortably � Walk for long distances � Live an active and healthy lifestyle

“When I started physical therapy, I suffered from lower back pain. After receiving therapy from Valley Rehab Center, my back pain has improved tremendously!” - Robert T. My back pain has improved!


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FREE WORKSHOP The Low Back Pain and Sciatica workshop will be held Wednesday, September 13th at 6:00 pm at our clinic. The first 5 people to register and attend will receive an additional FREE back pain consultation. ATTENTION BACK PAIN SUFFERERS!

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