Evidence PT. Don't Let Back Pain Slow You Down!

Evidence Physical Therapy Helping you get back to the life you love!

DON’T LET BACK PAIN SLOW YOU DOWN!

Exercise Essentials Try this exercise to relieve back pain and keep moving!

What Is Telehealth? Did you know you can get PT directly from home?

Healthy Recipe! A healthy soup recipe to help boost your immunity!

Evidence Physical Therapy Helping you get back to the life you love!

DON’T LET BACK PAIN SLOW YOU DOWN!

Lift Properly. You pick things up constantly. Even if you’re lifting something light, make sure you’re facing the object. Squat, keeping your spine straight. Lift with your leg muscles, as this will reduce the pressure placed on your spine. Use Good Posture. When you’re standing, imagine a string is attached to the top of your head—lifting you up. This will keep your hips, spine, shoulders and neck aligned. If you’re sitting, don’t slouch. Use Strength Training. Your body has hundreds of muscles. These muscles protect and control your spine. By lifting weights, running and swimming, you can keep them strong. Train your core muscles. In doing so, you’ll easily control quick, lifting movements. It never hurts to visit a physical therapist, either. Get regular check-ups, andmake sure your body is in good condition. If you have a history of back injuries, pain or minor aches, don’t hesitate to talk to a professional. You deserve a pain-free life, and your back will thank you.

Back pain can hinder your day-to-day activities. Left untreated, it can even lead to long-term joint, spine and nerve damage. As one of the most common physical complaints, over 80 percent of the U.S. population will suffer from it at some point in their lifetime. The pain itself can hinder your ability to reach, lean, kneel, lift or bend. It can also hinder your time spent with friends and family. Direct pain aside, minor aches and cramps associated with a back pain problemcanmake you irritable—ruining your good time. GETTING ON TRACK WITH PHYSICAL THERAPY: A few things cause back pain. The American Physical Therapy Association covers each of these, but the following are leading causes: •Spinal and core muscle weaknesses •Bad posture •Spinal muscle and tissue damage •Improper lifting form •Limited hip, spine and thigh muscle flexibility •Bad abdominal, pelvic and back muscle coordination

Unfortunately, a lot of people don’t seek treatment when back pain arises. Before they know it, they have a big problem. They might assume nothing—except for medication—can solve their back pain problem. Medication might mask the pain, but it won’t cure the problem’s root cause. PHYSICAL THERAPY IS CATERED TOWARD YOUR NEEDS & GOALS! You’re in luck: Back pain can be cured! The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke covers a number of back pain remedies. These include the use of strength exercise, physical therapy and medication. Where medication is considered, anti-inflammatory drugs, analgesic medications and counter- irritants are the most popular. Before you can treat your back pain, however, you need to know why it started. Whether you’ve tweaked a muscle or have a deeper injury, a spine specialist can help. BACK PAIN PREVENTION A little prevention goes a long way. If you want to avoid future back pain, you can make sure you’re being good to your back.

CALL 301.352.8370 (GLENN DALE) OR 301.856.8386 (CLINTON) TO SCHEDULE YOUR PT CONSULTATION TODAY!

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To avoid the spread of COVID-19, we want to maintain a safe environment for all our patients and staff. We are supplying hand sanitizer, complying with social distancing guidelines, wearing face masks, and keeping our facilities clean. We ask each of our patients to also do their part: IMPORTANT COVID-19 ANNOUNCEMENT

STAYING HOME IF YOU ARE SICK

AVOID TOUCHING YOUR FACE WITH UNWASHED HANDS

WASHING YOUR HANDS

Though we will be staying open to treat our patients, we want to ensure your safety throughout this time.

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic we like you to know that we are working hard to help slow down the spread of this disease and keep everyone safe at our facility. OurClinicsare openandfullyoperational. Asessential healthcareprofessionals,we continue to serve our patients and community partners by offering virtual telehealth/e-visits appointments as well as live in clinic appointments. For more information on our virtual telehealth services and how they may benefit you, feel free to call your physical therapist at 301.352.8370 (Glenn Dale) or 301.856.8386 (Clinton).

WHY OUR PATIENTS LOVE US:

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“THE IMMUNITY BOOSTER” CHICKEN SOUP INGREDIENTS

• 2 tbsp olive oil • 1 lb chicken breast • 1 medium onion, diced • 3 large carrots, diced • 2 celery stalks diced • 3 cloves of garlic, diced

• 1 medium lemon (zest & juice) • 1 handful fresh ginger • 2 qt chicken broth • 1 can coconut milk (optional)

“The entire staff is very professional and add a personal touch to your visit. They greet you by name and with a smile. They are stern and encouraging, but at the same time you can work at your own pace. The results are AMAZING! I used them for both knee replacements, and I highly recommend them for your physical therapy needs.”

INSTRUCTIONS Heat olive oil over mediumhigh heat. Add chicken breast and brown. Then, add onion, garlic, carrots, celery, salt and pepper. Cook for about 5min, until softened. Add 2 quarts of chicken broth and ginger with the skin on. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 35-45 minutes (the longer you boil ginger the stronger it is) . Remove ginger and discard. Remove chicken, then shred and set aside. Add lemon zest and squeeze lemon to taste. Continue to simmer for 15 min. Add shredded chicken and (optional) 1 can of coconut milk.

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Introducing TELEHEALTH You may be wondering what exactly telehealth is. Essentially, it is a way for us to make sure that our patients are still receiving the highest possible quality of care they need from a remote location. Telehealth services can be accessed via your smartphone or computer, and you will be able to perform your PT treatments from the comfort of your own home during this quarantine. Youwill alsobe able to track your progress and see howyou are improving throughout your treatments– without coming directly to our clinic. At EvidencePT, our telehealth services offer live consultation where you canmeet and chat with your physical therapist about your treatment plan. You can also message one of our physical therapists to ask questions or get advice about your condition. There are numerous conditions that can still be treated and improved via telehealth services, including, but not limited to: •Arthritis pain •Back pain •Headaches & migraines •Post-surgical rehab •Mobility Issues •Sports medicine/ athletic training •Fibromyalgia, Parkinson’s Disease, & other chronic conditions •And much more! In addition to allowing for the practice of social distancing, as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, telehealth also has other benefits for patients. As stated by the American Physical Therapy Association, just a few of these include: • Patients typically in clinical or hospital settings could bemanaged from their homes • Quicker screening, assessment, and referrals can improve care coordination within collaborative delivery models such as accountable care organizations or patient-centered medical homes • Telehealth can facilitate consultation between providers or in clinical education

EMMANUELMOSES PT, DPT, OCS, CMTPT, CCI Emmanuel Moses attended Physical Therapy school at University of Ibadan, College

of Medicine, Nigeria. He earned his post professional Doctor of Physical Therapy from Evidence in Motion Institute of Health Professions. Emmanuel is one of the top 10% physical therapists in the US with a boardspecialtycertification. Toachieve this, he demonstrated competency in specialized knowledge and advanced clinical proficiency. Emmanuel is board certified orthopedic specialist with an OCS designation. Emmanuel has over a decade of experience in various settings of physical therapy practice which includes but not limited to home healthcare; skilled nursing care; Hospital in and outpatient; his major interest, however, is in outpatient orthopedics. Emmanuel is also a certified myofascial trigger point dry needling specialist. Emmanuel is passionate about getting his patients better from the very first visit. His drive to provide the best care possible fuels his zest towards keeping abreast with the latest research in the field of physical therapy to better his clinical skills. Emmanuel believes in giving back to his community by helping his patients get back to the quality of life they love and through mentoring other young physical therapists towards clinical excellence. He is a credentialledClinical instructor andanactivemember oftheAmerican Physical Therapy Association (APTA). When not in the clinic, He loves to spend time with his wife and two kids. Emmanuel enjoys reading, volunteering, travelling and seeing new places and cultures.

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PRAYER STRETCH While in a crawl position, slowly lower your buttocks towards your feet until a stretch is felt along your back and or buttocks. Hold for 10 seconds. Repeat as needed to relieve back pain.

Always consult with your physical therapist before performing an exercise in order to relieve pain.

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