Beyond Limits: Living Life Without Back Pain

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Newsletter Tips To Improve Your Posture HERRIMAN 13358South5600West Herriman,UT84096 EAGLEMOUNTAIN 3943E.PonyExpressPkwy.,Ste.220 EagleMountain,UT84005 IN THE CLASSROOM

The benefits of good posture are more than just looking good, especially as a college student where you spendmost of your time sitting down at a desk in the library or an uncomfortable chair in a lecture hall. No worries, though, we have your back and we have some tips for you to improve your posture without even trying. 1. Adjust your backpack: One of the reasons your back hurts is because the weight you carry on your backpack. The gap between your back and your backpack is what causes the stress to your back, though, which damages your posture at the end. To fix this, adjust your backpack handles so it can be as close to your back as possible to avoid your spine to curve excessively when carrying your backpack. 2. Unload your backpack: I know, I know, you have a biology exam tomorrow and you need to bring your chemistry book with you so you can do the lab properly. But carrying everything in your backpack and loading it with heavy school supplies is not good for your back or your posture. Leave the heavy supplies at your apartment and take a good walk home every time you need them (say yes to exercise!) or carry them in your hands. This will -literally- take weight from your back and will improve your posture.

3. Wear both stripes of your backpack: The cool kids walk around campus carrying their backpacks on just one shoulder, but the cool kids also have bad posture and back problems. Do not follow this trend, and use both straps of your backpack so the weight is evenly distributed on your back.

Source: https://www.uprightpose.com/blogs/news/how- to-improve-your-posture-as-a-college-student

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Is Bed Rest Good For Your Back Pain? LIVING LIFE WITHOUT BACK PAIN

INSIDE: • ARE YOUR FEET CAUSING YOUR BACK PAIN? • PATIENT SUCCESS SPOTLIGHT • RELIEVE BACK PAIN IN MINUTES HELPING YOU LIVE WORK & PLAY BETTER! • EARLY MORNING, EVENING & SAME-DAY APPOINTMENTS • PATIENTS SEEN PROMPTLY • INSURANCE ACCEPTED & FILED • VISA & MASTERCARD ACCEPTED • FLEXIBLE PAYMENT PLANS • TWO CONVENIENT LOCATIONS • CARING, HIGHLY EXPERIENCED STAFF

blood supply and rely on your body’s movements and aerobic activity to circulate nutrients. When a person is inactive, less of these nutrients are able to get to the structures in the spine to keep them healthy. In our SPINE program we look at your individual health history, as well as your current mobility level and interests. Based on this, our physical therapists put together an individualized exercise program specifically for you. They will help guide you back into your previous activity level without pain. In addition to exercise, physical therapy utilizes a variety of gentle modalities such as ultrasound, electric stimulation, massage and heat or cold therapy to help relieve muscular spasms. Our program will first relieve your pain and then provide exercises to restore your strength and instruct you in how to prevent your symptoms from recurring.

In the old days, when your back was hurting, your doctor told you to rest until it felt better. However a lot has been learned about proper treatment for back pain since those days, and gone are the days of prolonged bed rest. New studies show that proper movements, posture and a gradual return to activities, has been found to be much more successful to control back pain. This allows you faster pain relief and a return to normal pain- free activities. Bed rest and inactivity have been shown to weaken muscles and bones. Whereas exercise in general, increases strength and flexibility of the muscles, aiding in healing through increased blood flow to the affected area. It has also been found that exercise and aerobic activity, like walking, assists in bringing nutrients to structures in the spine. Some of these structures, like the discs between your vertebrae, have a poor

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“It’s Time To Resolve Your Pain With Real Relief!” ARE YOUR FEET CAUSING YOUR BACK PAIN?

When your foot hits the ground, your whole body feels the effect.  Imagine in your car if your shock absorbers were worn out. You would feel every bump and jolt from the road. Your feet and legs are much the same way. The greater the impact of your step, the more impact it has on your body. Sometimesour legsarenotquite thesame lengthdue to joint replacements or arthritic conditions in the ankle, knee, or hip. Even small differences may cause back or leg pain. A small heel lift can often change symptoms dramatically. Many times tightness in the ankle can also contribute to back pain. When the ankle joint is tight, this essentially makes that leg “longer” which can cause the spine to curve slightly and result in back and leg pain. Your feet and legs need to be able to support the rest of your body during walking tasks. We will evaluate your leg and foot strength and mobility and focus on improving the muscles that are weak and stretching those that are tight. This in turn will allow you to walk with better form and help to eliminate back pain. If we find that you need some type of modification to your shoes or inserts we will make those recommendations as well. We want to look at everything that can be contributing to your back pain, not just your back. This can be done under the guidance and expertise of our physical therapists at Beyond Limits Physical Therapy.

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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Beyond Limits hopes everyone had a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year. We held a company Christmas party in Lehi for employees and spouses. We also had a Christmas Sweater competition whereTony Gatherumwon for his Sloth Christmas tree sweater!

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Think Beyond Limits Physical Therapy FIRST

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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Helped me progress towards my goals!

“The staff was very friendly and treated me with concern. It was the first time I needed Physical Therapy so I am glad that I got referred to Beyond Limits! I am thankful that the therapist understood my pain and used their knowledge and experience to help me progress towards my goals. Matt and Jason were great!”

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a Do you have problems bending? a Are you suffering from an injury? a Do you suffer with aches or pains? If you have answered “Yes” to any of the questions, we can help. Attention Back Pain Sufferers Mention or Bring in This Coupon Today For a FREE BACK PAIN ANALYSIS

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

ALT. ARM & LEG LIFTS Start on hands and knees, hips and shoulders at 90°. Lift one arm straight out in front. At the same time, lift opposite leg straight back. Repeat 10 times on both sides. Hold for 3 seconds. Low Back Stabilization www.simpleset.net

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