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Marathon Monthly June 2018 Physical Therapy WISHING YOU A HAPPY FATHER’S DAY

We’d like to wish all the dads in our Marathon Physical Therapy Family a very Happy Father’s Day this month.

Shopping for dads can be tough. We’ve rounded up a couple of the top rated gift ideas for every type of dad. TOP 8 GIFT IDEAS FOR ANY TYPE OF DAD

5 DAD JOKES 1. I’m reading a book about anti-gravity. It’s impossible to put down! 2. Did you know the first French fries weren’t actually cooked in France? They were cooked in Greece. 3. Want to hear a joke about a piece of paper? Never mind... it’s tearable. 4. I just watched a documentary about beavers. It was the best dam show I ever saw!

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3. Philips Norelco Vacuum Beard Trimmer 4. Ridge Wallet - Navy SEAL Aluminum Wallet 5. Tile Sport 6. Michael Symon’s Playing With Fire Cookbook

7. Teroforma Whisky Stones 8. Kammok Roo Hammock

5. Spring is here! I got so excited I wet my plants!

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“Can You Perform These Simple Movements?” FIND OUT IF YOU ARE MOVING LIKE YOU SHOULD

Can you do these simple tests to see if your hips and legs are as flexible and strong as they should be? Try them for yourself and let us know how you did. Use caution and common sense when attempting these tests; do not continue if they cause pain or discomfort.  Do not attempt if you have had a hip replacement. • From standing, can you touch your toes? This indicates hip and low back flexibility. • In sitting can you comfortably cross your legs so that your ankle is resting on the other knee? Does one knee go further down than the other? This indicates hip flexibility. If one hip is tighter than the other, it can wreak havoc with your walking and even cause knee pain. • Keeping your feet flat on the floor and holding onto something solid, how far can you squat down? You should be able to squat all the way down so your buttocks almost touch your heels. Don’t let your heels pop up! If you favor movement to one side, you probably have hip weakness on that side or limited motion in the hip joint. • Standing near a counter top put one foot in front of the other so that you are touching heel to toe. Without putting your hands down, see if you can balance for 10 seconds, keeping yourself steady. If you cannot, then you have trouble with the coordination of your balance from the nerve endings in your hip, knees, ankles and feet.

Exercise Essential Print sudoku http://1sudoku.com Performing at Your Best Whether you are just out for a walk or an avid athlete, we can help you walk, run and play better. With our motion analysis, strength testing, coordination testing and more, we can spot your muscles and joints that needflexibility,strengthorcoordination.Aspecific trainingand treatment plan is then put together to help you reach your peak movement with the least effort. Discover how our Spine Program transforms your back pain from a pressing problem, to a distant memory, allowing you to live a happy, active and pain-free life. 2 9 Bridge Lie on your back with arms resting at your sides, palms up. Bend your hips and knees, placing feet on flat surface. Pull your belly button in. Lift your hips off the surface to make a bridge. Do not arch your back. Keep belly button pulled and squeeze glutes during movement. Lower slowly. Perform 3 sets of 10 repetitions. 7 2 Helps Lower Back Restoring Normal Pain Free Motion Restoring normal motion is key to alleviating pain and allowing you to do the activities you love to do safely. Physical therapy is the key to restoring normal joint and muscle motion. Our medical experts pinpoint the key problem areas that you may not even be aware of and focus on a custom treatment plan that will restore your normal pain-free motion. 3 7 1 8 www.simpleset.net

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Patient Success Story

Your Flip-Flops may be more of a “Flop.”

Flip-flops have their purpose, but walking in them all day shouldn’t be one of them. They provide zero arch support, and they offer very little cushioning. Not to mention your exposed toes have no protection against sharp objects and dirt. One more thing is your ankles have no support altogether.

“The first day I came here I was dealing with pretty strong pain on one of my legs. I wasn’t able to walk, sit, or even dress myself properly. The great people here found out where the pain was coming from and didn’t give up until I got completely healed. Now I can do everything that I used to as if it had never happened. Thanks to everyone here because you made me feel that I was more than just a customer. Thanks to my therapist and his assistant, you both did an excellent job.” -Edickson H. Now I Can Do Everything That I Used To...

Recover Faster With LightForce PRO Deep Tissue Laser Treat the pain: OTC pain relievers may help, but now may be the time to get—or give yourself—a foot massage. Sit in a comfortable chair and gently rub lotion or oil into your toes, arch, and heel. For a deeper massage, press the knuckles of your hand into your foot, kneading it like bread dough. If you have back pain or knee pain after wearing flip-flops or other shoes that are bad for your body give us a call. We would be happy to pinpoint the cause of your knee, hip, or back pain and help relieve it naturally. Avoid the pain: Unless you’re hanging out in a locker room, poolside or on the beach, don’t wear flip flops and select a sturdier shoe. Flip-flops can throw off the entire alignment of your lower body, causing knee, back and hip problems. If you want to wear sandals in the summer months choose a sandal that has more contour and arch support.

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Who Do You Know That Needs Our Help? � Move without pain � Bend and move freely � Balance confidently & securely � Sit for long periods comfortably � Walk for long distances � Live an active and healthy Do You Have Friends Or Family Unable To Do The Following: HAVE THEM CALL US TODAY! THEY WILL THANK YOU AND SO WILL WE! (516) 487-9810

Laser therapy allows your body to utilize its own healing powers by inducing a series of healing responses in your body. During treatment you will feel soothing warmth that identifies the beginning of an 18-24 hour process of modulated cellular activity leading to decreased pain and inflammation. Call Today (516) 487-9810. • Shoulder and Knee Pain • Hand and Wrist Injuries • Foot and Ankle Conditions • And Much More! Laser Therapy Relieves Pain and Inflammation Associated With • Strains and Sprains • Soft Tissue Injury • Post Surgical Rehabilitation • Sports Injuries • Tendonitis & Tendonosis

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Why are we so excited about LASER THERAPY?

We’ve Seen It Work!

DEEP TISSUE LASER THERAPY 13550 South Jog Rd, Delray Beach, Fl, 33446

1. It reduces pain and inflammationwithout sideeffects Laser therapy uses a process called photobiomodulation. Unlike medications, laser therapy reduces pain without undesirable side effects. It is also important to point out that patients report long-lasting pain relief. While the number of treatments required may vary depending on the acuity of the condition, many patients experience lasting relief after only a couple treatments. 2. Can be used for acute and chronic conditions When treating acute conditions with laser therapy, it is particularly effective when it is administered as soon as possible following injury. The faster the inflammation is reduced and the healing process can begin, the better. In the case of acute injury, laser therapy helps restore the body to normal function quicker. 3. Treatments can be customized for each situation Depending on the condition, whether it is an acute swollen ankle or chronic low back pain, the therapist will set the laser up for your condition to treat the pain and inflammation along with improving cellular function to maximize the benefits. 4. Treatments Feel Good Depending on the laser, it can create little to no sensation or it can create a gentle, soothing warmth. 5. Treatments Are Fast With LightForce lasers, treatments are quick, usually 5-12 minutes depending on the size, depth, and acuteness of the condition being treated.

RELIEF FOR: • Back Pain • Neck Pain • Shoulder Pain • Foot Pain • Knee Pain • Post Surgery

FREE LASER THERAPY CONSULTATION 556B MIDDLE NECK RD GREAT NECK, NY 11023 (516) 487-9810 Current and past patients schedule your free laser therapy consultation today! Marathon Physical Therapy

Back Pain and Sciatica Workshop Reveals How to Naturally Heal Back Pain and Sciatica For Good. Attention Back Pain and Sciatica Sufferers! Sunday, July 8th @ 10am 556B Middle Neck Rd • Great Neck, NY 11023 If you have answered YES to any of the above questions (or have a stubborn spouse who is in denial) – the Lower Back and Sciatica Workshop may be a life changing event for you… Back pain and sciatica can completely ruin your life… I’ve seen it many times. a It can make you lean on the shopping cart when walking through the grocery store (how embarrassing)… a It can take your focus away on enjoying your life…like spending time with your children or grandchildren… a It can mess up your work or force you to do a job you don’t want to do… a It can ruin your travel plans… a And it can take away your ability to live life… having to rely on others… or taking away from you the things you enjoy most in life. And less movement and enjoying of life can lead to depression, increased stress and a sedentary lifestyle (mostly sitting… not moving much) which leads to bigger health problems… and life problems. Here at Marathon Physical Therapy, our Sciatica and Lower Back Specialists have helped 1000’s of people who have suffered needlessly with lower back pain and sciatica… it’s our specialty. So by request, I’m hosting a Sciatica and Lower Back Pain Workshop here at Marathon Physical Therapy. If you’re confused about what to do and looking for answers, here’s some of what you’ll learn: a The Single Biggest #1 Mistake back pain and sciatica sufferers make which actually stops them from healing… a The 3 Most Common Causes of Lower Back Pain and Sciatica… a A Sure-Fire Way to Pick the Right Treatment for the Cause of Your Pain (and save you a ton of time and money) a How a problem in your back can cause pain, numbness or tingling in your leg… a What successful treatment & permanent relief looks like without the side effects of medications, injections or surgery. How Do I Register for the Lower Back Pain and Sciatica Workshop? Call our office to register at (516) 487-9810 Negin P.S. – This event is limited to the first 20 people to register. When you register, you can bring a guest at no additional cost (we do this because many people request to bring their spouse or other family member). Looking forward to seeing you there, Do you suffer with back pain or leg pain when you stand or walk? Do you have pain when you sit for long periods or drive? Do you experience pain, numbness or tingling in your backside, groin, or down your leg?

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Put the Spring Back in Your Step Do you find it harder to walk, run or exercise? Is hip, knee or leg pain keeping you from being active? If so, understanding how your body walks and moves can be the key to putting the spring back in your step. Think of your body as a big spring that stores and releases energy with every step. The efficiency of your walk comes from the effectiveness of your flexibility, strength and balance. When any one of these is off, it affects your ability to walk efficiently and takes a lot of energy. This results in increased forces through different joints and makes muscles work much harder than they need to. This leads to possible pain in the back, hips and knees. It also causes fatigue after walking, even

for a little while. If you have finished a course of treatment and you are experiencing pain again, it may be because muscles or joints have tightened or become weak again. The Remedy The simple solution is to put the spring back in your step. This is accomplished by first analyzing how you walk.There are slight changes in the way that you walk and move, that our trained medical experts can pick up on. This analysis tells us what joints or muscles are stiff, stuck or weak. By pinpointing the exact areas of your body that are not moving as they should, we can make a plan to increase motion, strength and improve coordination.

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