Kewanee PT. Relief For Radiating Neck Pain & Headaches

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

Getting To Know The Kewanee PT &Rehab Specialists Staff! Meet Jena Young, PTA!

• Don’t Let Your Holidays Be Ruined By Neck Pain & Headaches! • What Can Physical Therapy Do? • Relieve Neck Pain In Minutes • Have You Met Your Annual Deductible? • Seasonal Recipe I live in Kewanee with my husband, Larry. We enjoy being outdoors fishing, camping, swimming, kayaking, and tubing. I love spending time with our family, friends, and rescue furbabies. I also enjoy being active in the local church I attend.” ALSO INS IDE : “I began my career in Physical Therapy over 10 years ago. In 5th grade I had the opportunity to help in classrooms that had younger children with physical and mental challenges. I knew at that time I had a passion for helping others. As time went on my passion grew. I graduated from Black Hawk College with my Associates in Applied Science. I then became a Board Certified Physical Therapist Assistant. I have been at Kewanee Physical Therapy and Rehab Specialists since December of 2006. I could not imagine having a career I could ever love more than physical therapy. My enjoyment comes from meeting and helping many people of different ages and backgrounds.

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

Don’t Let Your Holidays Be Ruined By Neck Pain & Headaches!

If you really had to narrow down the frustrations that come with dealing with chronic pain, perhaps the single largest frustration would be having to deal with the pain day after day. Chronic pain has a way of interfering with the most basic activities.Gettingoutofbedanddriving toworkcanbecomeachallenge,ascan sitting in a desk chair all day, or attempting to pick up your child when he or she is upset. Some of these tasks are more difficult to get around than are others, and, depending on how the pain is impacting your life, the stress of having to go through extra steps to make basic things happen can really get out of hand. Neck pain is one of those types of pain that is difficult to work around. Pain in the neck and back will frequently begin to radiate the longer it hangs around, and that could mean shooting pain up your neck and back, all the way into the base of your skull. Once neck pain begins to turn into headaches, attempting to concentrate at work can become exceedingly difficult. WHAT CAUSES NECK PAIN? There are a large number of culprits that could be behind your experience of neckpain, includingaccidents,suchasacaraccidentoraslip-and-fallaccident,

as well as sporting injuries. The reason why neck pain frequently becomes so severe is due to the fact that blood vessels have to pass through your neck to reach the head. A spasm in the neck muscles could lead to constricted blood circulation, and therefore migraine headaches. What’s worse, since the neck is connected to the spinal column and therefore connected to the nervous system, pain in the neck can quickly develop into tingling or numbness in the hands, arms and fingers, whichcanbeuncomfortableandfrustratingwhenyouaregoingaboutdaily tasks. When neck pain develops as a result of a pinched nerve, the radiating neck pain can result in severe headaches, and in some cases, even migraine headaches. Thepinchednervecancausepain to radiate from theneck into theskullandcan cause a disruption to typical nerve patterns. Working with a physical therapist can help you address pain caused by a pinched nerve, and therefore can reduce the severity of headaches that develop as a result of neck pain.

Schedule Your Appointment Today! Kewanee: 309.852-2200 Galva: 309.932.8100 Stark County: 309.695.4010.


• Using lumbar support in your desk chair or car • Exercising regularly • Engaging in regular stretching, like yoga

Oneof theprimarygoalsofphysical therapy is toaddresswhole-bodywell-being byencouraging improvedoverallhealth. Inmanysituations, this includes improved flexibilityand range-of-motion training,musclebuildingandstrength training,and even insomecases,encouragementwithcardiovascularactivitiesandweight loss. At the end of the day, the best way to be free of neck pain is to prevent neck pain from developing, and working with a physical therapist can help you in this regard,aswell.The tasks thatyoudoeverydaycanbuildupover timeandcause a lot of stress on your body, and the neck and shoulders are some of the most common places to carry that stress. You may not even realize the impact that simple tasks that you do every day have on your body and your experience of pain.Things likedriving, lifting heavy objects — likepackages at the front door or even your groceries — and repetitive movements like hunching over a keyboard at work can all seriously impact your neck pain. The longer you let neck pain linger and disrupt your life, the more difficult it becomes to treat. If you experience an injury, the smart thing to do is to consult a physical therapist soon after the pain develops.

Thegoodnews is that there isactuallya lot thatyoucando tosupport thehealthy operation of your neck, thereby reducing the severity or frequency of your neck pain. Working with a physical therapist is the best way to address neck pain. During physical therapy, your neck pain will be addressed holistically, taking into consideration the initial injury that may have caused the pain to develop, but also any other habits, movements or compensations that may be contributing to the discomfort. Physical therapy takes advantage of strategies like massage, stretchingandmuscle training to reduceneckpain,andmanyof thesestrategies can be adopted in part at home or on the-go to help you address your neck pain when it is bothering you the most. Adopting healthier habits can have a big impact on your management of neck pain. These include: • Practicing improved posture • Wearing recommended footwear

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Chocolate Hazelnut Biscotti

Attention Pain Sufferers!

• 1 1/3 cups all- purpose flour • 1/2 tsp baking powder INGREDIENTS

• 1/2 cup chocolate hazelnut spread • 1/2 cup sugar • 1/2 cup brown sugar • 1 egg • 1 tsp vanilla extract • 3/4 cup chopped toasted hazelnuts

• 1/2 tsp baking soda • 1/4 tsp kosher salt • 1/2 cup butter, softened

INSTRUCTIONS Preheat oven to 375˚. Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a bowl. Set aside. In another bowl, combine butter, chocolate hazelnut spread, sugar, and brown sugar. Using an electric mixer, cream ingredients together, about 4 min. Add egg and vanilla and beat until smooth, about 1 min. Using a wooden spoon or rubber spatula, stir in flour mixture until mixed. Add hazelnuts and stir until mixed. Spoon out the cookie dough onto a cookie sheet, spacing the mounds about 4” apart. Use the tines of a fork to flatten the cookie dough. Bakeuntil lightlygoldenaround theedges,about10-12min.Useametalspatula to transfer the cookies to a wire rack and let cool.

Asacurrentorpastpatient,youhaveaccesstothisvaluable information, atyourfingertips.Startfeelingbetter today in theprivacyofyourhome. Visit our website , to download your copy today! Did you know we offer free ebooks?

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 IF YOU'VE MET YOUR ANNUAL INSURANCE DEDUCTIBLE, YOU COULD QUALIFY FOR PHYSICAL THERAPY AT NO COST TO YOU! An insurance deductible is the amount of money that you must pay beforeyour insurancecompanypaysforyourmedicalservices. Ifyour deductible is met, your PhysicalTherapy may not cost you anything. Patients with family plans or those who have had major surgeries or have a chronic illness are especially likely to have a $0 balance remaining on their out-of-pocket expenses. This means that the cost of physical therapy could be minimal or completely covered by the patient’s insurance plan. If you are close to or have met your insurance deductible for the year, then now is the time to come in for hysical Therapy! Are you feeling aches and pains? Need to work on your core? Let us help you get a head start for 2020. Haveyouundergonesurgeryrecently?Callustodayat (309)852-2200 to schedule an appointment with one of our physical therapists. We’ll guideyou toaffordable treatments thatwillplaceyouonestepcloser to pain relief.                     KWWSVXGRNXFRP       HAVE YOU MET YOUR ANNUAL INSURANCE DEDUCTIBLE?


At Kewanee Physical Therapy & Rehab Specialists, you will receive hands-on therapy treatments by our friendly, caring health experts during focused and individualized sessions. It’s time to call Kewanee Physical Therapy & Rehab Specialists if: • You are tired of living in pain • You want to feel better and move better • You have been in an auto accident • You have been injured on the job • You want to prevent injury               KWWSVXGRNXFRP








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Kewanee Physical Therapy is now offering Lymphedema Therapy To celebrate, we are offering a Day of Free Lymphedema Exams! December 10! Call (309) 852-2200 to register today!

Dear Valued Client, We are very excited here at Kewanee Physical Therapy and Rehab Specialists to be offering treatments for Lymphedema. Ashley Egan recently became a certified Lymphedema Therapist, and to celebrate we will be offering a day of completely Free Exams for anyone who is needing lymphedema management.  Please call (309) 852-2200 to schedule your Free Exam.

Meet Our Lymphedema Therapist

Ashley Egan, Certified Lymphedema Therapist Our very own Occupational Therapist here at KewaneePhysicalTherapy andRehabSpecialists has become a Certified Lymphedema Therapist. Ashley isaboardcertifiedOccupationalTherapist who graduated with her Master’s degree in OccupationalTherapy fromSt.AmbroseUniversity

The day for FREE Lymphedema Exams will be December 10th from 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

In 2013. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Health Science from Bradley University in 2009. Ashley began working at Kewanee Physical Therapy and Rehab Specialists in 2005 and has recently achieved specialist certification as a  Certified Lymphedema Therapist (CLT) through the Academy of Lymphatic Studies. In January of 2019, Ashley was diagnosed with breast cancer herself, so this certification is very near and dear to her. Ashley is very excited to be able to give back to the communities that have supported her and  to be offering this new level of specialized care to the area. Call today to set up a free screening with Ashley Egan, MOTR/L, CLT at (309) 852-2200. 

The Free Exam will consist of: • A30minuteone-on-oneappointmentwithaCertifiedLymphedema Therapist • Opportunity to discuss how Lymphedema is impacting your life • Education regarding Lymphedema Management The appointments are free, but are limited as there are only 10 spots total available. Call (309) 852-2200 to reserve your spot today! Lymphedema is a form of chronic swelling that usually occurs in the limb and trunk, but can occur anywhere in the body where the lymphatic systemhasbeencompromised.Causesof lymphaticsystemdysfunction may be lymph node removal for cancer treatment, injury to lymphatic vessels due to trauma or infection, venous insufficiency, or congenital malformation of the lymphatics. Lymphedema treatments may consist of a combination of the following: manual lymph drainage, bandaging, exercises, skin care, and patient/caregiver education. 

COME CELEBRATE WITH US! Thursday, December 12

A One Day Special For All Present & Past Patients of Kewanee Physical Therapy & Rehab Specialists

Dear Valued Client, This fall marks 15 years in practice for us here at KPTRS. We want to do something special to celebrate! This is our BIG THANK YOU for allowing us to serve you. To thank you, our valued clients, we are having a day of completely Free Exams for: • All past clients who have not been seen in PT in more than 3 months • All present clients who have another problem currently not being treated • All loved ones, family, friends, neighbors and co-workers of our past and present patients If you are a past or present patient then call (309) 852-2200 to schedule your Free Exam. If you are referring a friend or family member, give them this letter and have them call (309) 852-2200 to schedule their Free Exam.

The day of Free Exams will be on: December 12th from 8:00am to 12:00pm

The Free Exam consists of a 30 minute one-on-one appointment with the Physical Therapist of your choice. The PT will talk with you about the history of your problem. They will take measurements to test how well you are moving and to test your strength. After a thorough exam, they will give you a written copy of: 1. The cause of your pain or problem. 2. A plan for successful treatment. The appointments are free, but are limited as there are only 10 spots total available. Call (309) 852-2200 now to schedule your Free Exam. Call (309) 852-2200 to register today!

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