Rebound Fitness. Dont Ignore Back Pain

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You don’ t need to suffer any longer DON'T IGNORE YOUR BACK PAIN

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The Newsletter About Your Health And Caring ForYour Body NEWSLETTER REBOUND FITNESS & REHABILITATION

DON'T IGNORE YOUR BACK PAIN!

Once the cause of your back pain is determined, your physical therapist will be able to identify the best treatment options for your body’s needs. This will likely include the following: • Targeted exercises that are specialized to the region of the back that is experiencing 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 into account the health and vivacity of vertebrae and any potential stretches that may support optimal back health. • Supportandguidancewithanexercise routineandhabit formation,especially with cardiovascular activity that can stimulate improved blood circulation 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 andexperiencedphysical therapistcanprovideyouwith theguidanceandongoing support that you need to ensure that you do not experience any further injury as you attempt to heal the cause of your back pain.

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. 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 before seeking medical attention. Yet when pain begins in the back, it is almost normal 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 Back pain may be common, 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 know exactly what is going on with your body from the get-go.

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Getting To The Bottom Of Back Pain

There are a lot of different reasons as to why you may be experiencing 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 These concerns can develop as a result of a myriad of environmental 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 regularpainasa resultofanongoing injuryoroveruse, it is important tofindout thecauseofyourbackpainasquicklyaspossible. Backpaincanquicklybecomechronic,asapotentiallysmall issuecan 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.

Are you suffering from arthritis pain? Call Rebound Fitness & Rehabilitation at 847.714.7400 or visit www.reboundfitness.com to find out how physical therapy can help! Schedule your appointment today!

Exercise of the Month Try this movement if you are experiencing back pain.

Healthy Recipe: Spiced Pear Tea

Ingredients • 1 orange • 3 cups water •2 (11.3 to12oz)canspear nectar • 1 tbsp honey (optional) • 4 inches stick cinnamon

• 1 tsp whole cloves • 6 tea bags •Smallorangeslices,halved (optional) • Stick cinnamon (optional)

Directions Using a vegetable peeler, remove three wide strips of peel from the orange; set peel aside. Juice the orange into a large saucepan. Add the water, pear nectar andhoney (ifusing) toorange juice insaucepan.Forspicebag:Place the4 inches of stick cinnamon, the cloves and the orange peel strips in the center of a 6-inch square of double-thickness, 100%-cotton cheesecloth. Bring corners together and tie with 100%-cotton kitchen string. Add spice bag to pear nectar mixture. Bring mixture to boiling; reduce heat. Cover and simmer for 10 minutes. Remove from heat. Add tea bags; cover and let stand for 5 minutes. Remove tea bags and spice bag; discard. Serve in warm mugs. If desired, float orange slices on top of individual servings and serve with additional stick cinnamon.

Supporter’s Bridge Lie on your back with knees bent and feet hip distance apart. Place your feet close enough so they can be touched by the fingertips. Inhale and lift the hips, place a block under the sacrum. Keep the chest open. Hold for 30 seconds and repeat 10 times.

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Athlete Success Spotlight

CASEY KIRBY "I first began going to Rebound Fitness after a shoulder injury my junior year in high school. The physical therapist helped me recover and get back into the pool in no time. Soon after recovering from my shoulder injury, I started performance training at Rebound Fitness. Currently, I am in my junior year at Denison University and I am on the swim team. I still go back to Rebound Fitness every day over the summer for training. The entire staff at Rebound Fitness has helped me push my limits and accomplish times I never thought would be possible. Since training at Rebound, I was able to drop four seconds in my 100 backstroke and five seconds in my 200 backstroke. I am so happy to have found Rebound Fitness, it has elevated my swimming career and helped me grow as an athlete. Call Rebound Fitness & Rehabilitation today at 847.714.7400 to see how physical therapy can get you moving again!

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Tips For Better Heart Health

1. Aim for lucky number seven. Young and middle-age adults who slept 7 hours a night have less calcium in their arteries (an early sign of heart disease) than those who sleep 5 hours or less or those who sleep 9 hours or more. 2. Keep the pressure off. Get your blood pressure checked every 3-5 years if you’re 18-39. If you’re 40 or older, or if you have high blood pressure, check it every year. 3. Move more. To keep it simple, you can aim for 30 minutes a day, 5 days a week of moderate exercise. Even if you exercise for 30 minutes a day, being sedentary for the other 23 1/2 hours is really bad for your heart. 4. Slash saturated fats. Tohelpyourheart’sarteries,cutdownonsaturated fats, which are mainly found in meat and full-fat dairy products. Choose leaner cuts and reduced-fat options. 5. Find out if you have diabetes. Millions of people don’t know that they have this condition. That’s risky because over time, high blood sugar damages arteries and makes heart disease more likely.

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