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NEWSLETTER December, 2017

Merry Christmas &Happy New Year From All Of Us At SPAULDING PHYSICAL THERAPY

Thank you for being a patient of Spaulding Physical Therapy! We appreciate the opportunity to serve and heal our community. Now is the time for cooking, shopping, holiday parties, travel and many other activities that keep you busy. At Spaulding Physical Therapy we understand that you need to have all the energy you can get and move freely without pain, to keep up with the demands of the season. Come back in to see us if you are having trouble keeping up. We are here to help!


INSIDE: • Relieving Back Pain Naturally • Holiday Recipe • Have You Met Your Deductible? • Patient Success Spotlight “Focus More On The Holidays & Less On Pain!” STANDUP TOSCIATICA December, 2017

for sciatica fail to find a treatable cause. With a new imaging technique called magnetic resonance neurography, 69% of the patients were found to have a trapped sciatic nerve deep in the buttock by a muscle called the piriformis. It is known that in about 25% of the general population, the sciatic nerve pierces through the piriformis muscle and can be susceptible to abnormal pressure and irritation. Why Does Sciatica Occur? If there are changes in posture, muscle strength or pelvic alignment, the nerve can be compressed which leads to the quite common low back and sciatic nerve pains. The sciatic nerve is the longest and largest nerve in your body. It even reaches down to the foot and therefore, can be irritated anywhere along its path. With sciatica, the consequent ache can be felt anywhere from the base of the spine, the buttocks or the back of the thigh and legs. Even tingling sensations in the toes can be attributed at times to the impingement of the sciatic nerve.

Back Pain Relief With Spaulding Physical Therapy

Dear Valued Client,

Do you experience pain in the buttock, leg, or even your foot? If so, you may be experiencing sciatica. Sciatica is a common form of back and leg pain that is often misunderstood by sufferers. People

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frequently have questions about what sciatica is, why it occurs and how to find relief from the intense pain it can cause from the low back down to the feet. If you are suffering from sciatica, it is important to find its root cause. Many people often think an x-ray or expensive MRI is first needed to figure out what is causing pain. Having a lot of tests doesn’t mean you will find its root cause. Recent studies show that nearly 1 million of MRIs done

“Gain Hands On Relief In Time For The Holidays!” RELIEVING BACK PAIN NATURALLY

Bad Habits Can Increase Your Pain Some seemingly harmless habits can also contribute to the irritation of the sciatic nerve. A frequent bad habit is crossing of the legs for extended periods, which puts pressure on the nerve. In addition, sitting for long periods may aggravate your symptoms. It is possible for you to prevent

or relieve sciatica simply by improving your posture. Physical Therapy Relieves Sciatica

ThespecialistsatSpauldingPhysicalTherapyplayacrucial role inevaluating and treating sciatica, as well as other common back problems. Our physical therapists are medical experts with years of training to evaluate your back problem, finding the root cause of your sciatica. A personalized treatment plan is created to help you recover and maximize your success. Whencoming toSpauldingPhysicalTherapy,our friendlyandknowledgeable therapists spend time with you. We help you learn simple and specific exercises that will relieve the pain in your back and legs. In addition, our specialized hands-on therapy helps to gently loosen tight muscles and joints in your spine and legs. Your pain is quickly relieved and your flexibility restored, so you can feel like yourself again. Our cutting-edge treatments are doctor recommended and are specifically designed for you to reach your healthcare goals. Knowing all this should give you a headstart in warding off painful sciatica.

After all, it may be as simple as learning to stand tall.

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Holiday Recipe: Chocolate Hazlnut Biscotti

• 1/2 cup chocolate hazelnut spread • 1/2 cup sugar • 1/2 cup brown sugar • 1 egg • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract • 3/4 cup chopped toasted hazelnuts

INGREDIENTS • 1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt • 1/2 cup butter, softened

DIRECTIONS Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. In a medium bowl combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Set aside. In another medium bowl combine the butter, chocolate hazelnut spread, sugar, and brown sugar. Using an electric mixer, cream the ingredients together, about 4 minutes. Add the egg and vanilla and beat until smooth, about 1 minute. Using a wooden spoon or rubber spatula, stir in the flour mixture until just combined. Add the hazelnuts and stir until just combined. Using a tablespoon measure, spoon out the cookie dough onto a cookie sheet, spacing the mounds about 4 inches apart. Use the tines of a fork to flatten the cookie dough. Bake until lightly golden around the edges, about 10 to 12 minutes. Use a metal spatula to transfer the cookies to a wire rack and let cool.

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Hear What Our Patients Have to Say! Patient Success Spotlight

“The best decision I made!” Success Story: Kathryn K. “I am a 57 year old female who has had two knee replacement surgeries in four months. Going to Spaulding Physical Therapy was the best decision I made. By having post-op rehab for my first knee, my second knee surgery was an even better experience. The staff at Spaulding PT are caring, fun and professional. We are extremely lucky to have them available in our town. I recommend them to everyone I talk to that is looking for a Physical Therapist”

Patients with family plans or those who have had major surgeries or have a chronic illness are especially likely to have a $0 balance remaining on their out-of-pocket expenses. This means that the cost of physical therapy could be minimal or completely covered by the patient’s insurance plan. If you are close to or have met your insurance deductible for the year, then now is the time to come in for physical therapy! Are you feeling aches and pains? Need to work on your core? Let us help you get a head start for 2018. Contact us today to schedule your appointment.

3041 Owingsville Road-Mt Sterling, KY


Have you heard our news? We will be moving soon to: 3041 Owingsville Road-Mt Sterling, KY. We are THRILLED to announce our new and improved facility featuring our expanded Physical Therapy staff providing our Signature Patient Care! We will also be offering new services and programs such as Massage Therapy, a Health and Wellness coach, classes for seniors and Mid-Level Exercise classes.

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