Eastern Shore: Determining The Origins Of Pain

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Eastern Shore Physical Therapy Celebrates The Holidays With A DAY OF FREE SCREENINGS

You’re Invited! Join Us For A Free Screening

January 9th We want to celebrate the holidays by thanking our current and past patients and their friends and family. We are providing a day of FREE SCREENINGS at our clinic! These screenings are ideal for people suffering with pain from:

• 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 attend our event!

Contact us for more information at: 410-641-2900 www.easternshorept.com

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

Keep Pushing Against The Pain! • Understanding Your Pain • Tasty Recipe • Exercise Essential • Patient Success Spotlight DETERMINING THE ORIGIN OF YOUR PAIN INSIDE:

Discussing The Origins Of Pain with Martin Weinstein PT, MPT, COMT and Kathleen Weinstein PT, DPT.

pain. A physical therapist knows the way that the nervous system works, making it possible to identify the potential causes of pain, even if the pain is manifesting itself in an unusual or seemingly inexplicable way. Whether you are suffering from pain in your head, your back, your neck or anywhere else in your body, working with a physical therapist can help you find the relief you are looking for. Physical therapists are trained in identifying and treating the cause of your pain, giving you the opportunity to shift away from the ongoing use of pain medication and instead find relief from your pain with a series of strategies that include stretching, muscle building and flexibility training. Find out how you can relieve your aches and pain for good with our programs. Call us today for more information!

Dear Valued Client,

MARTIN WEINSTEIN PT, MPT, COMT

KATHLEEN WEINSTEIN PT, DPT

Different types of bodily pain can tell you different things about your body and overall bodily health. Sometimes, a pain in your arm or your leg may have little to nothing to do with an actual issue in your arm or leg. Physical therapists are like well-trained detectives when it comes to identifying the causes of

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UNDERSTANDING YOUR PAIN

When you meet with a physical therapist to understand where your pain may be coming from, one of the first things you’ll do is have a conversation about your pain. How long you’ve been experiencing pain, where it developed and how the pain manifests itself are all very important distinctions that can help shed some light on what may be causing your discomfort. Here are a few things you may want to consider before heading into physical therapy: • Consider exactly where the pain occurs in your body, and research what the different parts of the body are called so that you can have an accurate and helpful conversation about your pain. For example, back pain has a lot of different differentiations, and lumbar pain (which is in the lower back) is frequently caused by factors different from what would cause upper-back or neck pain. • How does the pain feel when it develops? Is it a lingering ache? Is it a sharp stab? Is it more of a tingling feeling? Each of these sensations is actually associated with different types of problems, so describing your pain appropriately may be helpful in determining the best treatment methods for your body’s needs. • What do you think may be causing the pain? Of course, it happens that a pain will develop, and you are dumbfounded as to why, but more often than not, there is something that you think could be influencing it. If the pain started around the same time as a change in environment or life circumstances, then it is worth telling your physical therapist about the association. Another thing to consider about your pain is whether or not it develops at particular times of the day or year. There are plenty of situations when

someone begins to experience pain when the weather starts to change, and it turns out that the pain is a result of arthritis and inflammation. There are other situations in which the pain will develop as a result of prolonged sitting or the opposite — such as when things get crazy at home or at work, and you find that you are not getting as much sleep as usual. Considering any changes in your daily habits or environmental factors can be very helpful in determining what is causing your pain. Regardless of where your pain is, how long you’ve been dealing with it, or how intense the pain feels, the smart thing to do when pain develops is to speak with a physical therapist. Working with a physical therapist can help you finally get a step ahead of your pain, finding treatment options that are designed toprovideyouwith long-term relief insteadof temporary relief from medication. For more information about physical therapy for overcoming bodily pain, contact us.

Contact us today to schedule an appointment at 410-641-2900!

Creamy Chicken & Wild Rice Soup Eating Right Never Tasted So Good!

INGREDIENTS • 2 tbsp olive oil • 1½ lbs boneless chicken thighs • 2 (8 oz) packages sliced mushrooms • 1 (32 oz) carton reduced-sodium chicken broth • 2 cups water

• 1½ cups thinly sliced leeks • 1½ cups ½-inch sliced celery • ¾ cup uncooked wild rice • ¾ tsp salt • 1 (12 oz) package soft, tofu • 1 cup low-fat milk (1%) • ¼ cup all-purpose flour • 1 tbsp fresh thyme leaves

DIRECTIONS Ina12-inchskilletheatoilovermedium-high.Addchicken;cook6minutesoruntilbrowned, turning once. In a 6-qt. slow cooker combine chicken, mushrooms, chicken broth, water, leeks, celery, wild rice and salt. Cover and cook on low 6 hours or high 3 hours. Remove chicken from cooker. Coarsely shred chicken using two forks. If using low setting, turn to high. In a blender combine the tofu, low-fat milk, flour and thyme leaves. Cover and blend until smooth. Stir into mixture in cooker. Cover and cook 30 minutes more or until thick. Stir in shredded chicken.

CALL TODAY! 410.641.2900

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DISCOVER HOW TO LIVE PAIN-FREE

Patient Success Spotlight

At Eastern Shore Physical Therapy, you will receive hands-on therapy treatments by our friendly, caring health experts during focused and individualized sessions. It’s time to get Eastern Shore Physical Therapy if: • You’re tired of living in pain • You want to feel better and move better • You have been in an auto accident or injured on the job • You want to prevent injury 1. Call and talk to your therapist 2. Discover why your pain has come back 3. Get your custom recovery program

“Aftersurgery Ididn’t think I’deverbeable tobendmykneeorwalk again. After several set backs to my health, a manipulation, and the help from my therapist Leah, I am on the road to normalcy again. My appointments are always on time, very personable, and we get a lot accomplished. She pushes me to do mybest.Therearemomentswhere it’sabitpainful,whichhappenswithaknee replacement,but theoutcome issoworth it! Iappreciateherandeveryonehere at Eastern Shore PT for their patience, kindness, and knowledge. I like having the same therapist so I can develop a trusting, professional relationship. I can now walk and do most of the things I did before.” - Mary M The outcome is so worth it!

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

Don’twaituntil the lastminute!Spotsavailable for the first50people to respond! UPCOMINGWORKSHOP FOR PATIENTS WITH BACK PAIN

JANUARY 5TH • 10AM

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

Strengthens The Core

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By request, we’re hosting a Back Pain Workshop at Eastern Shore Physical Therapy

SUPERMAN Lie on your stomach as shown. Lift your arms and legs off the floor slightly at the same time. Repeat 3 times.

If you’re confused about what to do and looking for answers, here’s some of what you’ll learn: Saturday, January 5th at 10AM

Call To Reserve Your Spot! 410.641.2900 • Asure-fireway topick the right treatment for the cause of your back pain (and save you a ton of time & money). • The Single Biggest #1 Mistake patients withbackpainmakewhichactuallystops them from improvement in relief…

• How a problem in your spine can cause back pain… • What successful treatment and permanent relief looks like without the side effects of medications, injections or surgery.

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