Beyond Limits: Neck Pain & Stress

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Newsletter GETTING TO KNOW THE BEYOND LIMITS STAFF Kimberli Brown, DPT HERRIMAN 13358South5600West Herriman,UT84096 EAGLEMOUNTAIN 3943E.PonyExpressPkwy.,Ste.220 EagleMountain,UT84005

I have a passion for helping people improve their lives and maximize their potential through reducing pain and disability. Often, the smallest changes can make a tremendous difference. Physical therapy helped me overcome significant injury, and I have a passion for helping others remove the barriers that can come with pain and injury. My strengths as a therapist are communicating well and connecting with my patients. We are each unique and no two individuals’ pain is the same. I look at each patient as a whole in order to meet all their physical therapy needs. I take the time to make sure therapy is done right every time. I love working with all levels of athletic skills and diagnoses. I have taken advanced coursework in orthopedic rehabilitation, manual physical therapy, and women’s health. DPT: University of Puget Sound 2012, Tacoma WA BA: Psychology, Exercise science minor Brigham Young University Idaho, Rexburg, ID

Kim Brown has a love of learning and is regularly advancing her skills as a physical therapist in order to provide current, and evidence based care. She has a special interest in women’s health, athletic, and manual orthopedic physical therapy. She enjoys hiking, and camping, and jogging, painting, reading, and spending time with her husband and three daughters.

Newsletter Your Health &Fitness The newsletter helping you live life to the fullest “ It’s Time To Enjoy Activities Pain Free!” NECK PAIN & STRESS HERRIMAN 13358South5600West Herriman,UT84096 EAGLEMOUNTAIN 3943E.PonyExpressPkwy.,Ste.220 EagleMountain,UT84005


Do you suffer from frequent neck pain and headaches? People literally live on acetaminophen and Ibuprofen for years because they constantly have a nagging headache, induced by muscle spasms in the neck. A concern with those who have frequent headaches, is an underlying neck problem that may go untreated. The Cause of Most Headaches Headaches can range from minor nagging pains, to full-blown migraines that knock you off your feet for a day or two. Any headache, whether tremendous pain or not, should be a warning sign that the muscles in your spine and neck may be too tight and tense. Prolonged muscle tension may cause you to feel stiff and achy. One may feel pain in the shoulders, neck, upper back and even radiating out to the upper arms. Most people who have headaches complain about having neck and shoulder pain. The most intense pain usually lies directly in the back and upper sides of the neck.

The pain then radiates into the shoulder area. This is why many people who have headaches treat themselves to frequent neck and shoulder massages. Physical therapy can help you to relieve the tightness and tension in your muscles, helping you live a happy, pain-free life. Relief That Works Physical therapy goes beyond massages to evaluate and treat the root cause of your pain. Muscular tightness may lead to poor joint movement and weakness. Our medical experts are trained in specialized, hands-on treatments to quickly reduce your pain. Furthermore you can enjoy the added benefits of corrected posture and improved motion. We help to train you in gentle exercises, dry needling and self-help techniques to relieve neck pain and headaches independently and prevent the problem from reoccurring.


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“Do You Know Why Your Head Is Throbbing?” DON’T STRESS OVER NECK PAIN & HEADACHES

The neck can be a hidden and debilitating source of headaches. Very often neck pain and headaches go hand-in-hand, leading to a miserable time coping with every day activities. According to the National Institute of Health Statistics neck pain and headaches are the second most common form of painexperiencedbyAmericans,with59% reporting itaffected theirenjoyment of life. Headaches are often grouped under the term “cervicogenic headache” meaning that the primary source is from the neck. Therearewellmappedoutpatternsofheadaches thatcome from thedifferent parts of the neck, shoulder and upper back areas. The discs between your bones (vertebrae)and joints in theupperneckoftencontribute toheadaches. Even headaches located in the forehead or behind the eyes are often referred pains stemming from problem areas in the neck and base of the skull. The joints connecting the top three levels of the neck handle almost 50% of the total motion of the entire neck. This means they absorb a lot of repetitive strain. These joints bear the main load of the weight of the head (about that of a bowling ball). With fatigue, poor posture, injuries, disc problems, arthritis, muscular stress and even prior surgeries, the wear and tear on this critical region of your body can prove too much, resulting in pain. It is also possible that you may develop a narrowing of the spinal canal itself. Since the spinal cord runs through the spine, a narrowing of the canal or where the nerves exit, can lead to a condition named spinal stenosis.

There is much that can be done to treat neck pain and headaches. Our expert physical therapists have years of experience helping people with neck pain and headaches. By finding the root cause of your neck pain and headaches we can relieve your pain quickly, reduce the need for medication and get you back to the activities you enjoy. Discover how our team of specialists at Beyond Limits Physical Therapy can eliminate your neck pain and headaches allowing you to live a happy, active and pain-free life. Call today for more details! Basic Vegetable Smoothie Recipe Directions Eating Right Never Tasted So Good!

8 Ingredients • 6 oz water • 1 large tomato • ½ cucumber • 2 pieces celery • 2 carrots • handful of baby spinach • lemon juice from 1 lemon (or balsamic vinegar) • 6 ice cubes

Wash the vegetables, throw them in the pitcher (after washing), turn blender on low, and then turn it up to high for about 30 seconds. You may need to use the tamper to get it circulating at the beginning. Other possibilities to add include olive oil, Tabasco, or herbs like basil. If you want it to look more like V8 you could leave out the spinach and add another tomato.


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“Matt Sudweeks is the very best in his field! He is knowledgable, professional and has a positive attitude to go along with it. He referred me to a surgeon that was top notch and my recovery went smooth thanks to Matt and his outstanding team. The Eagle Mountain facility is new, extremely nice and I highly recommend it to anyone who needs physical therapy help. Thanks for everything Beyond Limits! You guys are the best!” – David M. My recovery went smooth!

If you know someone suffering with aches and pains give the gift of health. Refer them to Beyond Limits Physical Therapy today. Pass along this newsletter or have them call us directly to schedule an evaluation! Why You Need To Come in For Another Check Up: � Move without pain � Bend and move freely � Balance confidently and securely � Sit for long periods comfortably � Walk for long distances � Live an active and healthy lifestyle


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

a Do you have neck pain when reaching up for things? a Does your pain get worse when trying to sleep? a Do you suffer with stiffness in your neck? If you have answered “Yes” to any of the questions, we can help. Attention Neck Pain Sufferers Mention or Bring in This Coupon Today For a FREE NECK PAIN ANALYSIS

CERVICAL RETRACTION Stand with your back against a wall. Position a rolled up towel behind your neck. Tuck chin like you are nodding ‘yes’. Draw your chin closer to the back of your throat. Repeat 3 times. Relieves Neck Pain

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