Preferred: Don’t Ignore Back Pain

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WE GOT YOUR BACK! DISCOVER BACK PAIN RELIEF

INSIDE: • Getting to the Bottom of Back Pain • Patient Success Spotlight • Discover The Benefits Of Game Ready Wraps

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NEWSLETTER

DON’T IGNORE YOUR BACK PAIN

Whether you have back pain or have been suffering for a long time, seeing PTs at Preferred Physical Therapy can help you return to a more active and pain-free life. Give us a call at (954) 360-7779 today!

The back is one of the most vulnerable parts of the body. You rely on it so heavily — whether it is to shoulder your emotional stresses or to physically lift something that you need to carry with you. Your back is constantly at risk. It is at risk when you drive, being one of the body parts likely to take the biggest impact in case of an accident. It is at risk when you are safely at home on your couch or at the office, where you are likely scrunched over and not caring one bit about your posture. It is at risk when you run, when you play sports, and even when you find yourself sick and are coughing so heavily that your back begins to hurt.

know exactly what is going on with your body from the get-go. Once the cause of your back pain is determined, your physical therapist will be able to identify the best treatmentoptions foryourbody’sneeds.Thiswill likely include the following: •Targetedexercises thatarespecialized to the regionof theback that isexperiencing the most pain.These exercises are designed to help build strength and support the surrounding muscles. • Guided stretching designed to improve range of motion and flexibility. This will take intoaccount thehealthandvivacityofvertebraeandanypotentialstretches that may support optimal back health. • Support and guidance with an exercise routine and habit formation, especially withcardiovascularactivity thatcanstimulate improvedbloodcirculation to the affected areas of the back, as well as strength-building activities. Attempting toundertakeanyof thesechangesonyourownafteryou’veexperienced a back injury is both dangerous and not recommended. Working with a licensed and experienced physical therapist can provide you with the guidance and ongoingsupport thatyouneed toensure thatyoudonotexperienceany further injury as you attempt to heal the cause of your back pain.

TREVOR MEYEROWITZ RPT/CEO/Owner

It is no wonder that so many people experience back injuries every year. What is a big wonder is that so many people choose to ignore their back injuries year after year!

When you break an arm or get a cut on your leg, you are likely to do something about it right away. The sight of blood leaving your body or the realization that a bone isn’t sitting right is something that not many people are going to deal with for too long beforeseekingmedicalattention.Yetwhenpainbegins in theback, it isalmostnormal to ignore it. Everyone develops back pain, time to time, right? There is no reason to stress about it or overreact, right? Absolutely wrong! Understanding Back Pain. Backpain maybecommon,but it is absolutely not normal. There are actually a lot of serious conditions that can cause your back to begin to hurt, and it is smart to have your back looked at by a physician early on so that you

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Therearea lotofdifferentreasonsastowhyyoumaybeexperiencing back pain, and ignoring any of them is not a good idea. Some of the most common issues that cause back pain to linger include: • Muscle sprain or strain • Slipped vertebrae or disk • Tear or hyperextension to the supporting muscles or tendons • Arthritis Theseconcernscandevelopasaresultofamyriadofenvironmental issues, such as having poor posture, prolonged sedentary activity, car crash, sporting accident, stress, heavy lifting, and so on. When it comes to back pain, Don’t Wait! When you experience an injury to your back, or realize that you are experiencing regular pain asa resultofanongoing injuryoroveruse, it is important tofindout the cause of your back pain as quickly as possible. Back pain can quickly become chronic, as a potentially small issue can become complicated when it is not addressed early on. Working with a physical therapist can help you to identify the difference between environmental causes and something more medically based. To get started with putting an end to your back pain, contact us. 5 1 8 6 5 7 3 8 7 8 1 4 n° 315825 - Level Hard 6 4 7 7 9 3 8 5 9 4 3 5 1 2

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Patient Success Spotlight

DISCOVER THE BENEFITS OF GAME READY WRAPS

In tune with what I needed to heal my back pain! “I can personally say that Trevor, the owner, is not only gracious, empathetic, and a really on point, knowledgeable physical therapist, his staff who interacted with me were gracious, patient, and in tune with what I needed to heal my back pain! If you are nearby and are looking for great PT, I highly recommend preferred PT! (I understand they also have OT and Speech Therapy)” - Y.B. (Actual Google Review) CURRENT PATIENTS: DOWNLOAD OUR APP FOR FREE HOME EXERCISES

We are very excited to have started using Compressive Cryotherapy Technology on many of our patients in that have pain or swelling in the knee, ankle, foot, elbow, shoulder, wrist and hand. The patented technology of the Game Ready ATX Wraps (Active Temperature Exchange) provides the best surface contact for more effective cold compression therapy for these injured patients.

• Easy Access to Your Home Exercise Program • Full Exercise Videos with Instructions • Personalized Notes From Your Therapist • You Earn Medals, Awards and Achievements • Health Tips and Strategies Howtoaccessyourexercises... 1. Once your physical therapist creates your account, you will receive an email from admin@ptwired.com. Click on the activation link!

FREE COMPUTERIZED GAIT SCAN WITH DETAILED REPORT ANALYZING FOOT MECHANICS CALL TO SCHEDULE TODAY! (954) 360-7779 For more details, look on our website at www.pptFL.com This innovative technology is mainly used for accelerating injury recovery, and post-surgical rehabilitation. It is the system of choice for thousands of orthopedic surgeons, sports medicine doctors, medical professionals around the world, and is used by elite athletes in all sports. We are excited to have introduced this modality in our clinic, and in combination with ultrasound, cold laser therapy, electrical stimulation, ShockWave Therapy, and soft tissue mobilization, our patients are already seeing amazing results. Please call Preferred Physical Therapy to inquire more about how this equipment can help you recover from your injury.

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