Fit4Life: Get Back In The Game With Relief


INSIDE: • Get Back In The Game With Relief For Your Sports Injury! • How Can Physical Therapy Help? • Healthy Recipe • Covid-19 Update • Exercise Essentials


NEWSLETTER Physical Therapy Personal Training


Did you know that according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, over 2 million high school athletes suffer from sports-related injuries annually? Additionally, 3.5 million kids under the age of 14 also receive treatment for sports-related injuries annually. This doesn’t even include the number of adult athletes that get injured from a sport. Whatever age you are, or level of physical ability you may have, physical therapy can help you in enhancing the healing process of a sports injury. With our sports injury rehabilitation programs, you will be able to get back to doing the activities you love in no time. If you are looking for a quick and easy way to get off the sideline and return to your sport, contact Fit4Life today to consult with one of our physical therapists. I have a sports injury – how did that happen? “Sports injury” is a term that can be used to describe any injury sustained while exercising or performing some sort of athletic activity. There are two ways in which sports injuries can occur: suddenly, such as one football player colliding with another, or over time, through repetitive motions, such as improperly lifting heavy weights at the gym or running in ill-fitted shoes. Simply put, anything that results in pain while performing physical activity can be considered a sports injury.

Whether you rolled your ankle on the soccer field, swung your bat too aggressively on the baseball diamond, or strained your back while hiking your favorite trail, Fit4Life can help you find relief. Your treatment plan will be dependent upon the nature of your injury, your health history, and whether or not the injury requires surgical intervention. If you’ve sustained a sports injury, please contact us as soon as possible. Any injury left untreated can become more severe over time. Sports injuries can typically be placed into two categories: acute or overuse. Acute injuries are caused by a single specific incident, such as:

• Sprains • Strains • Fractures • Tears

Overuse injuries are caused by excessive repetitive movements over time. Some examples of overuse injuries include:

• Frozen shoulder • Flexor tendinitis • Shin splints • Tennis elbow • Golfer’s elbow

If you are experiencing pain, Fit 4 Life has a 95% success rate! Schedule an appointment today with the best quality therapist in Florida!


The overall goal of physical therapy is healing and prevention. In addition to treating the injury, our physical therapists will help strengthen the affected area, in order to prevent additional injury from occurring. Our physical therapists will also provide you with helpful warm-up and cool-down techniques for your sport, in order to lower your risk of sustaining another injury. At Fit4Life, our physical therapists will create a treatment plan for you, based on your individual needs. Physical therapy is a natural and holistic approach to healing, including services such as: • Manual therapy. This may include massage or joint mobilizations. • Modalities. This may include specialized treatments that your physical therapist has been certified to perform, such as ultrasound or electrical stimulation. • Therapeutic exercises. This may include any targeted movement to help you find relief, including, but not limited to: area-specific exercises, balance and coordination exercises, muscle performance exercises, range of motion exercises, posture exercises, and relaxation exercises.

Physical therapy has been proven to be successful in treating both acute and chronic injuries, such as ligament sprains, muscle strains, plantar fasciitis, bursitis, tendinitis, and more. Your physical therapist will teach you about what your body is experiencing and the recovery process it will go through. You and your physical therapist will work together to help you reach your physical goals, allowing you to be engaged and active in your rehabilitation. Physical therapy offers so much more than current symptom relief - it offers sports injury prevention and natural performance enhancement. If you are an athlete suffering from a sports-related injury, don’t waste any more time on the sidelines. Take your recovery to the next level with our physical therapy team. Confirm your appointment with one of our experienced physical therapists today and get started on the right track toward returning to the sport you love! Fit 4 Life Can Help You Live Pain-Free, Naturally!

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17419 Bridge Hill Court Tampa, FL, 33647 P: (813) 907-7879

DO I NEED A PRESCRIPTION TO START PHYSICAL THERAPY? No, you don’t. Although we see many patients sent directly by their physician, in the state of Florida, a licensed physical therapist may begin the physical therapy process by performing a full physical therapy evaluation. We will verify benefits for you so that you can get started right away.

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Fit 4 Life’s is Taking Action to Fight Covid-19: Your health is our priority! As coronavirus spreads across Tampa Bay, we are taking precautions to combat the outbreak.

Some of the safety measures include:

• Using Clorox wipes on all the machines after each use • Disinfecting common areas multiple times a day • Providing hand sanitizer in each room

• Staff member washing their hands with soap before and after each patient • Having each client wash their hands before using the equipment in our facility We are doing everything to keep you safe. We will gladly answer any questions that may have. Simply call 813-907-7879.


Hey everyone, my name is Eric, and I am a Personal Trainer and Physical Therapy Technician here at Fit 4 Life. I am a recent graduate from Florida State with a BS in Exercise Physiology. I am currently getting my master’s degree in exercise science at the University of South Florida. Health and fitness have always been a passion of mine and I am excited to be helping people recover and reach their goals. I look forward to working with you!” CALL TODAY TO SCHEDULE A FITNESS, PT, OR HEALTH SESSION! 813-907-7879

Eric Christiansen Head Personal Trainer

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RESISTED LATERAL STEPPING Wrap a resistance band just above both ankles. Stand with both legs hip-width apart so that there is tension on the band. Keeping your chest upright, back straight, and knees slightly bent, take a large step with one foot away from the opposite foot. Follow through by stepping in the same direction with the second foot, back into the original stance. Repeat this same maneuver into the opposite direction. Keep moving back and forth to the right and left in this manner until you have repeated the exercise at least 10 times.

Try these exercises to get you moving... ESSENTIALS PRONE ON ELBOWS While lying face down on your stomach, slowly raise your up- per body up and prop yourself onto your elbows. Hold for 30 seconds. Repeat 5 times. Relieves Back Pain

Strengthens Hips & Glutes

Exercises copyright of

Always consult your physical therapist or physician before starting exercises you are unsure of doing.

Why You Need To Schedule An Appointment With Our Physical Therapists or Personal Trainers: � Move without pain � Bend and move freely � Balance confidently & securely THINK FIRST

� Sit for long periods comfortably � Walk for long distances � Live an active & healthy lifestyle IT’S NEVER TOO LATE TO GET FIT & ACTIVE!

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