AgilityPT: A Stronger Core Means A Healthier You

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“Finding An Effective Way To Stay Healthy!” A STRONGER CORE MEANS A HEALTHIER YOU

Do you ever find yourself slouching in a chair, slumping at the computer or your belly sticking out after standing for awhile? This is a sign of core muscle weakness that can negatively affect your health and create back or neck pain. What Are Your Core Muscles? Your “core” is the group of muscles that help stabilize your trunk and give a strong point from which your limbs can move properly with good posture. The core is made up of your abdominal, low back, pelvic, and gluteus muscles. When any one of these groups is weak, it can cause instability, poor balance, bad posture, fatigue, inflammation and back or neck pain. Can’t I Just Do Sit-ups? Strengthening the abdominals is just

one component of strengthening your core muscles. It takes an expert, trained in the science of human movement to analyze fromwhere your pain is coming. Our physical therapy professionals are just those experts. Whether your pain is from your back, neck, shoulders, or legs, we perform a thorough analysis of your posture, movement, and strength. This allows us to pinpoint exactly what is causing your pain, select the correct exercises to begin your program and develop an effective treatment plan to obtain the fastest results. Call us today to learn more howwe can eliminate your pain and improve your health! Get to the CORE of your issues and carve out some time and energy to come to Agility Physical Therapy & Sports Performance and take care of it!



3. Avoid Injury Make sure you know the proper way to lift, bend, and pick up objects, even if they are not heavy. Our experts can show you proper body mechanics with every day tasks. 4. Adequate Rest & Exercise Your body needs to heal after every day, so a good night’s sleep is critical, especially those hours before 12 am. Record your favorite late night shows so you don’t have to stay up late! Sleep deprivation actually worsens your pain tolerance and saps your strength. In turn, make sure you exercise – at least walk 30 minutes a day to improve your strength, heart health and flexibility. 5. Nutrition It is often found with people in pain, that their diet aggravates their pain and their lack of water “dries” out their tissues. It is very important to avoid processed foods and fried foods, which increase inflammation in the body. Of course, eat more vegetables, fruits, and lean protein. Don’t forget to keep a glass of water by your desk and refill it during the day so you stay hydrated!

When suffering with back or neck pain, it can be confusing to determine the right way to relieve pain and get back to normal activities. For some, permanent injury or changes in their body mean arthritis and the tendency for more aches and pains. However, it doesn’t mean you can’t do something about it and live a pain-free life. Here are some tips to relieve your back and neck pain. 1. Get Expert Help The best solution for your back or neck pain is to restore proper movement, strength and coordination for maximum results. Our physical therapists are the medical experts that can help you improve your function and relieve your pain. See your physical therapist at least yearly to maintain your health. 2. Improve Your Posture Make sure to stand up frequently, at least every 30 minutes and vary your positions of work throughout the day. Aim to correct your posture when sitting and standing and make adjustments as needed.


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