Valley Rehab Center: Don't Ignore Your Back Pain

Health &Wellness The Newsletter About Your Health And Caring For Your Body

Getting To KnowThe Valley Rehab Center Staff MARY URACO, WELLNESS COACH

“ I have decided to be happy because it is good for my health” -Voltaire Mary Uraco has been a licensed, certified health provider since 1979. Her positive energy, warm smile and passion for helping others is quickly evidenced by all those she meets. She became

presentations, motivational speaking, meditation classes and health coaching, Mary enjoys family life and healthy hobbies.

“If you want to soar in life You must learn to F.L.Y. (First love yourself)” -Mark Sterling

Her services are available in person, via phone or online. View her website at: Follow her on Facebook: Wholesome halo health coach or leave an email at Valley Rehab Center Opens NEW FACILITY With Focus On Wellness Valley Rehab Center has moved to 3050 Guernsey St., Bellaire, Ohio. Our new, larger facility gives us the opportunity to expand our current Physical Therapy Services to include Wellness Programs on Disease Management and Lifestyle Modification. Mary Uraco, a Certified Wellness Coach will be joining our team as an independent contractor, to assist our clients in meeting their Wellness goals. Our Healthe Habits for Living program will assist clients in managing their weight and co-morbidities of hypertension, diabetes and obesity. To complete our Wellness menu we will continue to offer our monthly Massage and Tune Up Program along with Yoga and Meditation Classes. In 2018 we will continue our free Workshop Wednesdays. The second Wednesday of each month will focus on a disease management topic and the fourth Wednesday will focus on a Wellness topic. To get further details and a schedule of events contact us at (740) 325-1120.

a RN in 1979, a CRNA in 1993, a Certified Health Coach(CHC) in 2016, and a Certified Essential Oil Coach (CEOC) in 2017. Her health coaching specialties include “Gastroparesis Health Coach” (which also includes other “invisible” illnesses) and “Prime- time Health Coach” (age 50 and above). Her unique coaching style emphasizes a positive attitude and overall well-being; physical, mental and spiritual. Mary’s knowledge of essential oils serves as a valuable adjunct to her health coaching. She received her BS degree from Wheeling Jesuit University, and a MS of Biology from California University of PA. She is a graduate of The Dr Sears Wellness Institute, The Dr Axe Essential Oil Institute, and possesses certificates as a meditation instructor. She is a board certified drugless practitioner. Her strong medical background, degrees in the health sciences, and extensive experience allows her to customize a unique “L.E.A.N.” (Lifestyle-Exercise- Attitude-Nutrition) plan for her clients, based on their individual goals and needs. In addition to her wellness

Health & Wellness The Newsletter About Your Health And Caring For Your Body

DON’T IGNORE BACK PAIN “Don’t Carry The Burden Of Pain On Your Shoulders!”


• Will Your Back Hurt As You Get Older? •Healthy Recipe •Relieve Back Pain In Minutes •Patient Success Spotlight •Wellness Check-Up

Discussing Back Pain with Theresa Palkovic, PT. Dear Valued Client, Four out of every five Americans will suffer from back pain at some time in their lives. Without proper spine mobility, stability

presses upon the spinal cord.

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4. Lumbar sprain/strain: This is a common cause of low back pain due to injury of muscles and tendons. The rows of muscles that run up and down the sides of the spinal colmn, are the major muscle groups usually involved in lower back injury. 5. Fractures:These are due to trauma, or sometimes occurwithoutany injury inpeoplewithosteoporosis. 6. Spinal cord compression:This is unusual, but very worrisome and may be associated with weakness and loss of bowel/bladder control. Medication and Bed Rest Most lower back pain sufferers try over the counter drugs and bed rest. However, most self remedies will not provide the relief that you need. In fact, bed rest is the wrong thing to do, because it can weaken the spinal muscles further. Weakness in the spinal muscles is one of the main reasons for low back pain and puts you at risk for injuring your back with common activities such as lifting, bending or squatting. Most of us sit too much and this contributes to severe weakening of the back and torso muscles which are needed for a healthy back.


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and alignment your back structures wear down over time, similar to tires that are out of alignment. There are many different back conditions, but here are a few common ones: 1. Lumbar or sacral radiculopathy: The result of pressure on a nerve exiting the spine. Pain, numbness and tingling can be felt down in different parts of the leg. 2. Sciatica: This comes from compression of the sciatic nerve by a muscle called the piriformis, deep in the buttock. Symptoms can radiate down the buttock and leg. 3. Spinal stenosis: This is a narrowing of the bony spinal canal which causes rubbing or pressure on nerves. Central canal stenosis is quite serious as it

WILL YOUR BACK HURT AS YOU GET OLDER? If you think that growing older automatically leads to back pain, here’s some great news; it doesn’t! Many people suffer from pain, yet, they still believe their aches and pains are a natural part of aging. They’re not. Back pain is primarily caused by four main factors: • Spinal muscle weakness • Poor muscle or joint movement • Poor posture • Lack of spinal or pelvic muscle coordination Treating the Cause of Your Back Pain

The goal of our SPINE program is to find the root cause of your pain and correct it, not just treat the symptoms. By treating the root cause of the pain, you can achieve faster, long-lasting results. We provide the most advanced and effective treatments to each of our patients in a caring, friendly environment. Our highly trained and skilled physical therapists use proven hands-on therapy techniques to help people of all ages become free of pain and get back to the activities they enjoy. If your back pain prevents you from standing for long periods, bending down to pick up objects, or getting up and down from the floor to play with your children or grandchildren it’s time to come to Valley Rehab Center and restore your quality of life. Knowing the Right Expert to Help You Physical Therapists are medical musculoskeletal specialists, meaning we are the experts when it comes to the movement of the body and how the

muscles, joints and skeletal structure work with one another. Effective physical therapy experts recognize that the best treatments are not modalities that depend solely on ultrasound, cold or heat therapy, but rather a skilled hands-on approach to examination and treatment. Studies have proven that manual therapy and specific exercises produce better and faster results than traditional exercise based therapy. If you are suffering with back pain or know someone who is, call us today to discover how we can finally help you become pain free and get back to the activities you enjoy. After all, you’re as young as you feel!



Relieve Back Pain In Minutes Try this movement if you are experiencing neck pain.

SINGLE KNEE TO CHEST STRETCH While lying on your back, hold your knee and gently pull it up towards your chest. Hold for 10 counts. Repeat 6 times on both sides. Stretches Lower Back

Within 30 days of discharge, you can come in for your first wellness check! After your first wellness check, you can come in once a month as a follow up on your aches and pain for $50. This wellness check includes massage and manual therapy.

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FREE WORKSHOP The Thoracolumbar Pain Workshop will be held Wednesday, February 21st at 6:00 pm at our new location, 3050 Guernsey Street. The first 5 people to register and attend will receive an additional FREE neck pain consultation. Call 740-325-1120 today to register as only 20 seats are available. THORACOLUMBAR PAIN WORKSHOP “The Burden of Pain in Your Shoulders”

Patient Success Spotlight

“I didn’t even know I had bad posture until my grand kids pointed out that I was standing up straighter. Then a colleague told me I looked younger. It’s amazing the change I’ve had in my pain and posture with the intervention at Valley Rehab Center.” - M.R. It’s amazing the change I’ve had in my pain and posture!

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Take Care of Your Aches and Pains Before It’s Too Late.


INGREDIENTS • 1 head leaf lettuce • 3 pears • 5 ounces Roquefort cheese • 1 avocado • 1/2 cup thinly sliced green onions • 1/4 cup white sugar • 1/2 cup pecans

• 1/3 cup olive oil • 3 tablespoons red wine vinegar • 1 1/2 teaspoons white sugar • 1 1/2 teaspoons prepared mustard • 1 clove garlic, chopped • 1/2 teaspoon salt • Fresh ground black pepper to taste

INSTRUCTIONS In a skillet over medium heat, stir 1/4 cup of sugar together with the pecans. Continue stirring gently until sugar has melted and caramelized the pecans. Carefully transfer nuts onto waxed paper. Allow to cool, and break into pieces. For the dressing, blend oil, vinegar, 1 1/2 teaspoons sugar, mustard, chopped garlic, salt, and pepper. In a large serving bowl, layer lettuce, pears, blue cheese, avocado, and green onions. Pour dressing over salad, sprinkle with pecans, and serve.


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