PT Link: Living Life Without Back Pain

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“A Life Free of Back Pain Is Within Your Grasp!”

LIVING LIFE WITHOUT BACK PAIN

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• Understanding The Why & How Of Back Pain • Healthy Recipe • Relieve Pain In Minutes • Patient Success Spotlight

For some, back pain is a daily occurrence that dictates the way you live your life. Every movement, every motion is determined by the pain in your back. Standing, sitting, laying down, driving, walking or running — the pain persists.

the ideal solution for long-term back care. Spending too much time on the couch or off your feet can cause the back muscles to weaken and can even weaken bone strength. This could lead to more long-term issues with back pain — not fewer. Exercise, in general, is shown to increase strength and flexibility, supporting healthy muscles and bones, and therefore supporting ideal back health. Physical Therapy for Back Pain While rest and relaxation can help you overcome the immediate pain of a back injury, and may even be recommended by your physician in the early daysfollowingan injury, it isnota long-termsolution.Physical therapyoffers a long-term solution to back pain by using targeted exercises that focus on the cause of the pain. Through a combination of strength and flexibility training that focuses on muscledevelopmentand jointmovement,physical therapycanaddress the underlying cause of the pain and significantly improve your quality of life.

In ages past, back pain was difficult to treat. If you experienced back pain, whether as a result of a work injury, trip-and-fall accident, or even just as a result of aging, the answer was almost always the same: head home, take a long rest, and give your back time to heal. This isn’t the way that things go anymore, and for several reasons. To start, the world isn’t as forgiving. Heading home and taking a long rest until your back is healed may work for some, but not for most. With deadlines and carpools and work schedules to keep up with, there needs to be an alternate solution to dealing with back pain that doesn’t require you to completely remove yourself from your responsibilities. What’s more, recent research indicates that resting may not actually be

Look inside to learn more about our programs and say hello to a healthier you by returning to a pain-free, active lifestyle!

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UNDERSTANDING THE WHY & HOWOF BACK PAIN

There are a lot of different reasons that back pain can develop. Even when youbreakdown injuries,whether fromoveruseorathleticpursuits, thereare different problems that can develop. Sprains and strains are common, but so are issues with the vertebrae, blood flow, and even concerns regarding the spinal nerves. You might be amazed to discover the different factors that could be influencing your back health. Such as: • Your personal level of physical activity, including how often you exercise and the intensity of your typical workouts. • The types of shoes that you wear, in addition to how frequently you walk in different types of shoes, particularly shoes that lack support or those with high heels. • Prolonged engagement in sedentary behavior, including sitting at a desk for eight hours or more consecutive days of the week, or spending free time on the couch or otherwise relaxed. Aerobic activity and strength training exercises actually make it possible to reduce your risk of injury and to improve your ability to overcome back pain by strengthening the vertebrae and improving blood flow and nutrient disbursement throughout the back. When you are inactive, blood flow can actuallybecome impeded,and thiscanhaveanegativeeffecton theoverall health of your back and spine. How Physical Therapy Helps Anyonewhohasstruggledwithbackpaincantellyouplainandsimple:When your back is hurting, there is no way to pretend that it isn’t. Simply going

fromsedentaryactivity tobeingactiveandhealthy isn’tanoption—at least not so easily. It takes time and effort, and when back pain is obstructing you from getting started, it requires help. Physical therapy can help you overcome back pain by giving you the knowledge and support necessary to help your back feel better, giving you the option to get off the couch and push yourself to reach new goals. Working with a licensed and experienced physical therapist ensures that you do not take on too much too quickly, but instead are guided through the process of healing with gradual steps.

For more information about overcoming back pain, contact us. Call us today at (419) 559-5591/(866) 312-0054 to schedule an appointment!

Zucchini Linguine Eating Right Never Tasted So Good!

INGREDIENTS • 1 lb tomatoes, finely chopped • 1 tablespoon chopped basil • 1 tablespoon chopped parsley • 2 garlic cloves, minced • 2 teaspoons kosher salt

• 1 small red chile, seeded & minced • 1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil • 12 ounces linguine • 3 baby zucchini, thinly sliced • 1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese, plus more for serving

DIRECTIONS In a large bowl, toss the tomatoes with the basil, parsley, garlic, salt, chile and olive oil. In a large pot of boiling salted water, cook the linguine; drain well. Add the linguine to the bowl along with the sliced zucchini and toss. Add the 1/4 cup of grated cheese, toss again and serve in bowls, passing more cheese at the table.

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PATIENT SUCCESS SPOTLIGHT

“Afterbeinghitbyawork truck inOctoberof2017, tendays in thehospital, eleven days in rehab, two months of in-house therapy and nurse care, I chose PT Link for my outpatient therapy. In two months time I went from walking with a crutch and needing the elevator, to jogging on the treadmill. Thank you to Eric Snyder and the whole team for your great care, positive motivation, and enjoyable company!” - Paul H. Jogging on the treadmill!

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

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Stretches Back Muscles

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LOWER TRUNK ROTATIONS Lying on your back with your knees bent, gently rock your knees side- to-side. Perform this 10-15 times in each direction.

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• DRY NEEDLING/BIOMECHANICAL ACUPUNCTURE • THE MCKENZIE METHOD • JOINT MANIPULATION • MULLIGAN CONCEPT • MYOFASCIAL DECOMPRESSION CUPPING THERAPY • PROPRIOCEPTIVE NEUROMUSCULAR FACILITATION (PNF) • SOUND ASSISTED SOFTTISSUE MOBILIZATION (SASTM) • KINESIO TAPING • COLD LASER THERAPY • ACTIVE THERAPEUTIC MOTION (ATM 2) • AQUATIC THERAPY PHYSICAL THERAPY SERVICES: THE MULTI-SYSTEM APPROACH

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Getting To KnowThe PT Link PT Staff! ERIC SNYDER PT, MSPT, CIDN

Eric received his Bachelor’s in Exercise Science at the University of Toledo and went on to receive his Master’s in Physical Therapy at the University of Findlay. He has special certifications in Integrative Dry Needling, CHVLAT Joint and Spine Manipulation, LSVTBIGTherapy,Titleist Performance Institute for golf/mechanics analysis as well as an extensive background in balance and vestibular therapy. He has a combined 14 years of Physical Therapy experience including licenses as a Physical Therapist since 2009 as well as worked as a Physical Therapy Aide for 6 years while he was attending Physical Therapy School. Eric is married to his wife Kelly and has 3 children Zach, Luke, and Kensley. He enjoys all sports, Notre Dame athletics, spending time with his family and his job. He feels he has the privilege to work and meet all sorts of people and feels so honored to help them every day to make them enjoy their life with little to no pain or help for whatever their goals may be. Our multi-system and innovative form of treatment at PT Link sets us apart due to our variety of treatments we offer at all of our locations. We have an amazing team at PTLink that enjoy their jobs. As always we are all here to help you so let us help you in your journey to be the next PT Link success story!!

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