“Changing The Way You Sit Will Make You Feel Better! ” POSTURE AFFECTS BACK & NECK PAIN
Did you know that the way you walk could be causing your back pain?Most people have something in their style of walking that can cause long term wear and tear. For example, a foot turned-out, a weak abdomen or poor posture contributes to stress on their body. Dynamic Physical Therapy’s experts are trained to treat walking disorders and teach correctivewalking techniques. By changing the way you walk, it is possible to eliminate and prevent back pain. On a daily basis, you walk more than
“Aim For Treatment That Actually Works!” POSTURE AFFECTS BACK & NECK PAIN
INSIDE: • Walking As Well As You Should? • Healthy Recipe • Patient Success Spotlight • FREE Back Pain Consultation
any other physical activity. How you walk defines most everything about you, including your physical abilities. We can help you discover that something about the way you walk may be the reason you have pain and help you change it. You walk over a million steps in a year Your walk involves many body parts, all interacting together to produce your walking style. It’s as natural as breathing, and if any of your six (two ankles, two knees, two hips) weight bearing joints are not in good alignment, you’re at risk for structural pain. One minor walking error repeated millions of times can do an incredible amount of damage to your back, muscles, nerves and joints. This can eventually cause pain and arthritis. Often,thecauseofbackpain ispoorstrength--specifically,weakabdominal muscles. The pelvis is held in place by numerous muscles, including
the abdominals, hamstrings, gluteals and hip flexors. An imbalance or weakness in these muscles can lead to pelvic misalignment, causing the pelvis to tilt forward or backward. Forward tilt of the pelvis leads to a sway back. In addition to abdominal weakness, a lack of strength in the gluteals and hamstrings leads to forward pelvic tilt. While the abdominals stabilize the pelvis by pulling upward on the front, the gluteals and hamstrings offer stability by pulling down on the rear of the pelvis. Exercises must be done to strengthen both the abdominals and gluteals. Walking gives theglutealsagoodworkout.Theabdominalmusclescanbeconditioned through physical therapy and easy weight training exercises. Look inside to learn more about our programs and say good-bye to that aching back and neck pain!
WALKING AS WELL AS YOU SHOULD?
Problems with walking increase as we age and are a leading cause of falls and disability in older adults. At least 20% of adults over 65 have problems with walking. This further increases to 50% in adults 85 years old and older. Most of these problems with walking are associated with underlying diseases. 9 Things That Stifle Your Stride Problems with walking are not a direct consequence of getting older. Rather, they are the effects of other conditions that become more common and severe with age. Common risk factors for severe problems with walking include advanced age (older than 85) and multiple chronic disease conditions such as heart disease, arthritis, dementia, stroke, hip fracture or cancer. Common conditions that contribute to walking problems include some of the following:
1. Back pain 2. Joint pain and arthritis 3. Diseases of the muscles or bones 4. Poor fitness 5. Problems after orthopedic surgery or stroke 6. Low blood pressure and heart disease 7. Parkinson’s disease 8. Vision or balance problems 9. Fear of falling
Discover how our programs transforms your back and neck pain from a pressing problem to a distant memory, allowing you to live a happy, active and pain-free life.
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Attention Back Pain Sufferers!
Do You Have Difficulty With Back Pain?
We can help:
ü Decrease your pain ü Increase your strength ü Increase your activity level
ü Increase your flexibility ü Improve your health ü Get back to living
Patient Success Spotlight
“My left arm was numb. I went to an orthopedic surgeon before going to see physical therapist, Johanna Strehle, at Dynamic PhysicalTherapy and was told by the surgeon that I would probably need to have surgery on my elbow. I’m so grateful that Johanna took the time to properly diagnose my issue, (which stemmed from my neck - not my elbow). After just a couple weeks of physical therapy, I got feeling back in my arm. I did not know that you could go to see a physical therapist without a doctor’s referral. My insurance covered the majority of the cost and I could not be happier with the results.” - Kim P. “I could not be happier with the results!” Cherry-Berry Oatmeal Smoothie Eating Right Never Tasted So Good! INGREDIENTS • ⅓ cup quick-cooking rolled oats • ½ cup fresh dark sweet cherries • 1-2 tbsp almond butter • 1 tbsp honey • ½ cup small ice cubes DIRECTIONS In a medium bowl combine water and oats. Microwave 1 minute. Stir in ¼ cup of the milk. Microwave 30 to 50 seconds more or until oats are very tender. Cool 5 minutes. In a blender combine oat mixture, the remaining ¼ cup milk, and the next four ingredients (through honey). Cover and blend until smooth, scraping container as needed. Add ice cubes; cover and blend until smooth. If desired, top each serving with additional fruit. • ½ cup light almond milk • ¾ cup fresh strawberries
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