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INSIDE: • Handling Your Pain • Staff Spotlight • Workshops

• The Top Five Reasons To Try Laser Therapy • Healthy Recipe

HEALTH & WELLNESS The Newsletter About Your Health & Caring for Your Body


Give Chronic Pain the Cold Shoulder It’s time to say goodbye to shoulder, elbow, and wrist pain once and for all. Identifying the cause of your pain and taking steps to combat ill habits that may be contributing to your discomfort can have a significant impact on your quality of life. Wave goodbye to pain in your hands, shoulders, elbows and wrists with targeted techniques from your experienced physical therapists. What is Causing the Pain? Think about the tasks that make up the majority of your day-to-day life. It is often said that life in the 21st century is way easier on the body than life during any other time in human history — and it’s true that there is a fair amount of evidence to support this idea. Rather than spending all of your days working in a factory or on a farm, the vast majority of Americans work indoors, often at a computer for a predetermined number of hours week after week. But this new lifestyle isn’t exactly harmless for the body, either. There are plenty of ways in which the common tasks of 21st-century life put the body under a great deal of stress. Sedentary lifestyles frequently contribute to weight gain, which increases your risk for a long list of obesity-related diseases. This puts additional stress on your body, which could result in pain in crucial joints like your shoulders, elbows and yes, even your wrists. But even aside from that, there are a lot of potential issues that your body can

face as a result of sedentary behavior in the workplace — including shoulder, elbow, and wrist pain. Shoulder, elbow, and wrist injuries are especially common as a result of workplace injury and overuse. While it is sometimes possible to take action to prevent an injury from developing, it is especially important to be able to recognize when an injury develops and to understand ways that you can combat that injury by identifying what may have caused the pain to develop in the first place. Common issues that can lead to shoulder, elbow,

and wrist pain include: • Issues with poor posture

• Carpal tunnel syndrome, which can develop from overuse of the wrist and regular, repetitive motions, such as typing • Heavy lifting

• Athletic injuries • Muscle sprain • Muscle strain • Dislocation or hyperextension of the joints

Have shoulder, elbow, or wrist pain that won’t go away? We want to help you! Call us at 704-658-1095 (Gateway) or 704-660-6551 (Plantation)

Call Taylor Rehab to talk with your physical therapist today!

3. If further assessment is

1. Feel free to call us and ask to speak to your therapist.

2. Your therapist will tell you the possible causes of your pain as well as precautions you can take at home.

warranted, your therapist might recommend you come in for an appointment.

Handling Your Pain

One of the biggest concerns regarding pain in the shoulder, elbow, and wrist is that it is difficult to impossible to actually allow these parts of the body time to rest. Every movement and action requires these body parts — and when the pain develops in both arms, as it often does, treating the pain becomes even more complicated. It is impossible to care for your basic needs without involving your shoulder or wrist, let alone get through a day at the office. This is why so many issues regarding pain in the shoulder, elbows, and wrists typically become chronic. Since it is difficult to allow these body parts time to properly rest, they continue Addressing the pain early on is the best way to prevent an issue from becoming chronic. Turning to medication and braces for pain management is not a long-term solution and will only push off the inevitable truth — that you need to find a solution for the problem that is causing you pain. Physical therapy is the ideal tool for support in this regard. Working with a physical therapist will provide you with an opportunity to understand what movements may be causing further discomfort, and can help you to strengthen the surrounding muscles while improving range of motion, which together will likely alleviate some of the pain associated with your injury. being overused and the pain can actually worsen. Treating Shoulder, Elbow and Wrist Pain. Don’t assume that pain in your shoulder, elbows, or wrists will go away on its own. It is more common for the pain to worsen, and compensating for the pain by overusing the opposite arm can cause further injury to develop. For support with learning how to manage the pain, and to learn exercises and techniques that can help you overcome the injury and restore proper strength and functionality to your shoulders, elbows, and wrists, contact your physical therapist.

Staff Spotlights


Aaron Meadows PT, DPT

Aaron enjoyed playing all sports growing up. He narrowed his participation to football and baseball when he reached the high school level here locally at Mooresville High School. He chose

Shawn has always enjoyed playing a variety of sports but as a teenager he decided to focus his efforts on tennis. He worked hard and had a goal of being ranked #1 in Florida

baseball for his collegiate sport at Catawba College, where he played until he injured his shoulder and found his new dreamof physical therapy. Aaron then pursued his Doctorate of Physical Therapy at Wingate University. Aaron has a passion for treating shoulder injuries due to his own personal experiences with shoulder surgery and the physical therapy process. Aaron has experience coaching baseball, basketball, and football. Prior to returning to school for his Doctorate, he taught private baseball lessons inMooresville. If you see himparticipating in sports now, it is likely to be on the golf course! Aaron loves to treat athletes because he can empathize with them fromhis own experiences. He knows how important it is to get back “in the game”.

in the 18-under division. He lost in the finals of the state championship in the 18-under division and fell one match short of that goal. He did win the National Indoors 18-under doubles championship and defeated the #2 ranked Junior tennis player in the world at the Orange Bowl. He was invited to and participated in the US Olympic Trials that same year. Shawn earned a full scholarship to the University of Florida where he played #1 singles and #1 doubles for the Florida Gators. He went on to play professionally after college. Shawn enjoys working with athletes of all ages and, after completing fellowship training in orthopedic manual therapy, Shawn has a special focus on spine and manual therapy.

The Top Five Reasons To Try Laser Therapy

Healthy Recipe

INGREDIENTS • 4-6 Tilapia Fillets • 1 tbsp Lemon Juice • 3 tbsp Butter • 1 tsp Garlic Minced • 1/2 tsp Red Chilli Powder • Salt to taste

• 1/2 tsp Black

pepper Freshly Cracked • 1 lemon Cut into thin slices • 2 tbsp Fresh Parsley Chopped

1. It reduces pain and inflammation without side effects Laser therapy uses a process called photobiomodulation. Unlike medications, laser therapy reduces pain without undesirable side effects. It is also important to point out that patients report long-lasting pain relief. While the number of treatments required may vary depending on the acuity of the condition, many patients experience lasting relief after only a couple treatments. 2. Can be used for acute and chronic conditions When treating acute conditions with laser therapy, it is particularly effective when it is administered as soon as possible following injury. The faster the inflammation is reduced and the healing process can begin, the better. In the case of acute injury, laser therapy helps restore the body to normal function quicker. 3. Treatments can be customized for each situation Depending on the condition, whether it is an acute swollen ankle or chronic low back pain, the therapist will set the laser up for your condition to treat the pain and inflammation along with improving cellular function to maximize the benefits. 4. Treatments Feel Good Depending on the laser, it can create little to no sensation or it can create a gentle, soothing warmth. 5. Treatments Are Fast With LightForce lasers, treatments are quick, usually 8-10 minutes depending on the size, depth, and acuteness of the condition being treated. Call us today to learn more about how Laser Therapy can help you!


1. Wash the tilapia fillets and pat themdry. 2. Arrange the fillets in a baking tray. 3. Mix lemon juice, butter, garlic, redchili powder, salt and black pepper in a bowl. 4. Pour this mixture over the tilapia. 5. Arrange lemon slices in between the fillets. 6. Pre heat the oven to 180 degrees C (350 Degrees F). 7. Bake the fish for 15-20minutes. 8. Garnish with fresh parsley. 9. Serve hot. Did You Know? We Can Also Treat: • Arthritis • Back Pain • Balance • Chronic Pain • Dizziness • Headaches • Hip & Knee Pain • Neck Pain • Neuropathy • Pelvic Health • Sports Injuries • Work Injuries

Learn about how you can receive a free laser trial by calling us at 704-658-1095 (Gateway) or 704-660-6551 (Plantation) or by going to taylor-rehab.com/request-appointment.

Free Workshop

Shoulder / Rotator Cuff

Time: Location: Taylor Rehab Gateway

167 Gateway Blvd Mooresville, NC 28117 June 13, 10:00 AM We are excited to be hosting our first shoulder pain/rotator cuff workshop on Saturday June 13th from 10-11 am at our Gateway location! You will learn the importance of the rotator cuff and how its normal function keeps your shoulder motion pain-free. You will learn some of the most important exercises for your rotator cuff and shoulder health. You will also be educated in how physical therapy can play an important role in resolving your shoulder

pain and getting you back to doing the things you want to do pain-free and without medications. You will learn the latest adjuncts to treatment in physical therapy such as dry needling with electrotherapy and Class 4 Deep Tissue Laser for pain and inflammation. Seats are limited so sign up now!

You’re Invited FREE EXAM DAY

Tuesday, July 7 | 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM Call 704 660 6551 to secure your 30 minute free exam today!

Morrison Plantation Location 114 Welton Way, Suite B Mooresville, NC 28117

Don’t delay, we are limited to 40 available free appointments!

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Bouncing Back From Covid-19 After being quarantined and limited by your ability to be active, we invite you to a free 30 minute appointment by one of our Doctors in Physical Therapy. Are you experiencing neck pain, back pain, headaches, shoulder, hip, knee or foot and ankle pain? This is the perfect time to have one of our PT’s look at your problem and make recommendations on getting back to being pain free. We will also recommend specific exercises for your problem...all free of charge! This is the perfect chance to get checked out by a Doctor of Physical Therapy with no charge to you. By the end of this appointment, you will know: 1. The Cause of Your Pain 2. A Plan for Successful Treatment 3. And…as a bonus, we’ll give you some exercises to start you on your way of getting back to normal.

This event will be held at our Morrison Plantation Location. Tuesday, July 7 | 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM Don’t delay, we are limited to 40 available free appointments!

We’ve cleared our schedules to help you begin to feel normal again. To be sure you claim your seat, call our office at 704-660-6551 (Morrison Plantation) today!

Mooresville Gateway Location 167 Gateway Boulevard Mooresville, NC 28117 Phone: 704-658-1095 Fax: 704-658-1097

Morrison Plantation Location 114 Welton Way, Suite B Mooresville, NC 28117 Phone: 704-660-6551 Fax: 704-660-9894

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