Complete Physical Rehab: Neck Pain & Stress(English)

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Get To Know The Complete Physical Rehabilitation Staff! DIANARAA, PTA Diana began her career at Complete Physical Rehabilitation as a physical therapy aide immediately after graduating from Penn State University in 2009 with a degree in Kinesiology. As the

lead aide in the Elizabeth Physical Therapy clinic, she deepened her knowledge of the physical therapy field through exposure to orthopedic, neurologic, and vestibular cases. In 2016, she completed the Physical Therapy Assistant program at Union County College and received her licensure from the New Jersey State Board of Physical Therapy. Through her time as a Physical Therapy Assistant, she has completed clinicals at CentraState Medical Center in Freehold in the acute pediatric aquatic department, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in the aquatics and outpatient physical therapy department, and Procare Rehab in Clark, NJ. She has an extensive background in handling vestibular, vertigo, and dizziness physical therapy programs, and is a certified LSVT BIG specialist for Parkinson’s physical therapy. An active member of the American Physical Therapy Association

(APTA), she is looking to deepen her knowledge in the areas of vestibular and Parkinson’s physical therapy while also furthering her interests in the areas of geriatric care, general fitness, and yoga.

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

NECK PAIN & STRESS “Is It Possible To Live Without Neck Pain &Headaches?” INSIDE:

• Are You Looking For Relief From Neck Pain & Headaches? • Relieve Neck Pain In Minutes • Patient Success Spotlight

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 and Occupational Therapy can help you to relieve the tightness and tension in your muscles, helping you live a happy, pain-free life.

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

Are You Looking For Relief From 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 everyday activities. According to the National Institute of Health Statistics neck pain and headaches are the second most common form of pain experienced by Americans, with 59% reporting it affected their enjoyment of life. Headaches are often grouped under the term “cervicogenic headache” meaning that the primary source is from the neck. There are well mapped out patterns of headaches that come from the different parts of the neck, shoulder and upper back areas. The discs between your bones (vertebrae) and joints in the upper neck often contribute to headaches. 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 and occupational therapists have years of experience Warm up. Warm your muscles before heading out to shovel by doing some light movements, such as bending side to side or walking in place. Push rather than lift. Pushing the snow with the shovel instead of lifting can help reduce the strain on your body. When lifting snow, bend your knees and use your legs when possible. Choose your shovel wisely. Ergonomically-designed shovels can help reduce the amount of bending you have to do. Consider multiple trips. Consider shoveling periodically throughout the storm to avoid having to move large amounts of snow at once. Wear layers. Dress in layers and remove them as you get warm to help maintain a comfortable body temperature.

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 Complete Physical Rehabilitation can eliminate your neck pain and headaches, allowing you to live a happy, active and pain-free life. Call today for more details!

Helpful Tips For Shoveling Snow!

If you fear you will or have injured your back while shoveling, contact us today to schedule an appointment. Our physical therapists will proceed with any necessary treatment, to help you return to a pain free and active life.


ELIZABETH (908) 527-6001

JERSEY CITY (201) 433-6001

Attention Pain Sufferers!

Patient Success Spotlight

My daily life has improved tremendously!

Do You Know Someone Who Is Suffering From Pain?

• Decrease their pain • Increase their strength • Increase their activity level We can help:

• Increase their flexibility • Improve their health • Get back to living

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“I came to Complete Physical Rehabilitation because of severe pain in my neck. Because of the pressure on the neck, I would feel nauseous and dizzy sometimes, which affected my daily activities. I could not perform simple functions. My daily life has improvedTREMENDOUSLY. I rarely feel nauseous now, and the dizziness has decreased dramatically. My neck is getting stronger as well, and the pain has decreased a lot. I like that my treatment was individualized. Also, the treatment changed according to my symptoms, which they asked about at every session. That helped the treatment to work faster. Thank you to Dr. James and all the wonderful staff!” - Faiza A.

Expiration Date: 02/28/2018

ELIZABETH (908) 527-6001

JERSEY CITY (201) 433-6001

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

SCAPULAR RETRACTION Stand tall, shoulders relaxed. Pull shoulder blades back and down. Don’t hunch your shoulders. Hold for 8 count, repeat 8 times. Stretches shoulders Relieve Neck Pain In Minutes Try this movement if you are experiencing neck pain.

Think Complete Physical Rehabilitation FIRST

Why You Need To Come Back In For A Tune- 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


The Entire Month of March Who’s Eligible? • All past clients who have not been seen in PT in more than 2 months. • All present clients who have another problem currently not being treated. • All loved ones, family, or friends of our past and present patients. • Any stubborn spouses who have been complaining of back pain especially. These exams are ideal for people suffering with pain from: ONE MONTH OFFER! A Month Of Free Exams

We want to celebrate our 13 year anniversary by thanking our current and past patients and their friends and family. We are providing a day of FREE EXAMS at our clinic! The free exam consists of a 30 minute one-on-one appointment with the physical therapist of your choice. They will listen to you about your problem and how it impacts you. They will take measurements to test how well you are moving and test your strength. After your exam, they will give you a written copy of:

• Low Back • Neck • Arthritis • Sciatica

• Hip • Shoulder • Elbow • Hand/Wrist

• Knee • Foot/Ankle

If you are having pain or problems with day to day activities such as walking, standing, sitting for long periods, going up or down stairs, getting in or out of the car, sleeping or driving then you should schedule your exam now.

• The cause of your problem • A plan for what successful treatment looks like

Appointments are free but limited; 25 spots available.

Don’t delay, register today by calling the clinic nearest you!

If you are a past or present patient or if you are referring a friend or family member (or the stubborn spouse above)… give them this Newsletter Insert and tell them to call us to schedule their free exam.

ELIZABETH 701 Newark Ave., Ste. 112

JERSEY CITY 75 Montgomery St., Ste. 502 Jersey City, NJ 07302 P : (201) 433-6001

Elizabeth, NJ 07208 P : (908) 527-6001

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want it and you don’t have to be tempted in the kitchen.

4. Hydrate. Keep your water bottle with you at all times. You should be drinking eight, 8-ounce glasses of water each day. One handy trick is to buy a 64 ounce water jug. Fill it up in the morning and know that you need to finish it by the end of the day. 5. Be active daily. Aim for 30 minutes of activity daily. Break it up throughout the day: 10 minutes before work, 10 minutes afterwards and 10 minutes home with the kids. Schedule an appointment with your physical therapists for assistance! Pain-free movement is crucial to your quality of life, your ability to earn a living, and your independence. Physical therapists are movement experts who can identify, diagnose, and treat movement problems. Start the year off right! Get back to a healthier you. Physical therapy helps people of all ages who have medical conditions, illnesses or injuries that limit their regular ability to move. Don’t put it off, call the clinic nearest you today!

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