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The Advance Bulletin The Newsletter About Your Health And Caring For Your Body Advance Physical & Aquatic Therapy 6BenefitsToGoodPosture

If you suffer fromback or neck pain, poor posture could be to blame. Poor posture can be a serious danger to your health. If you have poor posture, your bones are not properly aligned, which increases strain on your muscles, joints and ligaments. Poor posture causes fatigue, muscular strain and pain. In addition, poor posture can affect the position and function of your vital organs, such as your heart, lungs and intestines. (continued inside)

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The Advance Bulletin The Newsletter About Your Health And Caring For Your Body

6BenefitsToGoodPosture

Maintaining goodposturecan haveadramatic improvement on your back or neck pain, health, energy and the way you look and feel. Some of the perks of good posture include: 1. Constant exercise for your back and abdominals. Holding good posture takes effort and makes you use the muscles in your back and abdomen properly. 2. It greatly improves your breathing. Good posture makes room for your lungs to function at their best – rather than being compressed when you hold your body in a slouch. Good lung function has a healthy impactonallaspectsofyourbody’s functionsandhelps to reducepain. 3. It protects your organs, bones, joints and muscles. Holding correct posture reducesunnecessarystrainandpressureon thesebodyparts. Most neck and back problems develop from poor posture over time. 4. It prevents arthritis. With poor posture, unnatural pressure is placed onyour joints, leading towearand tear.This in turncan lead toarthritis. Good posture gives your joints the chance to function at their best.

5. It helps you use your muscles more efficiently. With your bones and joints in correct alignment, you are likely to feel more energetic since your body will require less energy to move about. 6. It can have a dramatic impact on the way you feel. When you hold yourself in good posture, rather than a slumped one, you send signals to your brain that make you feel happier and more confident. It also changes the way that people see you – you’ll appear more confident and assertive. Making simple changes in your daily habits can improve your posture and reduce your pain. Postural restoration at Advanced Physical & Aquatic Therapy helps the body recruit the right muscles for the task at hand, improving pain and restoring prior to function. Our experts have years of training in reducing back and neck pain associated from poor posture. If you feel you need the help of one of our Physical Therapists call today!

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Aquatic Therapy: A Safe and Effective Way To Reach Your Physical Goals Advanced Physical & Aquatic Therapy’s aquatic program helps you recover faster. Our therapists are trained and certified in special advanced techniques. When it comes to aquatic therapy, Advanced Physical & Aquatic Therapy is proud to take our rewarding methods of therapy into the water. We provide our patients with the best in aquatic therapy. Some of the benefits of aquatic therapy include:

• Improve Strength and Endurance • Increase Range of Motion • Normalize Muscle Tone • Improve Balance and Coordination • Protect Joints During Exercise • Improve Circulation • Decrease Swelling • Reduce Stress • Moderate Body Temperature

A customized aquatic therapy treatment program can allow injured patients to exercise with a greater range of motion without hurting joints or re-injuring themselves. The workout gets the blood moving faster through the injured area, so healing is faster. The water pressure also helps keep down swelling.

The buoyancy, support and accommodating resistance of water enhance exercise and create a safe environment for progressive rehabilitation. The temperature of the water prompts muscle relaxation, facilitates stretching and generally reduces the sensation of pain.

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Help Your Posture In Minutes Try this movement if you are experiencing back pain.

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PRONE BACK EXTENSION While lying face down, slowly raise your chest upwards and off the ground. Then lower slowly back to the ground. Repeat 10 times.

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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 lifestyle Do You Have Friends Or Family Unable To Do The Following:

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FIVE STAR PATIENT REVIEWS

“When I first came in I was having a lot of pain in my knee doing everyday activities, like walking long distances, going up and down stairs, and sitting for too long. After working on the strengthening exercises I was taught here I feel I am able to have more flexibility and now I know how to continue to improve with exercises I’ve been given to work on at home. All of the staff here are very welcoming and knowledgeable in the area of physical therapy. I thank all of you.” - Maura G. I feel I am able to have more flexibility and now I know how to continue to improve with exercises I’ve been given

“Everyone here at Advance are the worlds greatest therapy team! They took my body from three sessions of extreme sciatica to total flexibility!!! I went from 350+ pounds to a fit 225 pounds. From heavy weight to Batman (Ha! Ha! Only Kidding) I have never felt this good before!! At age 62 years old, I am surpassing athletes half my age!! I hope to qualify as a mixed-martial artist by August of this summer (2018) and if I do not make it I will just come back to Advance, so they can correct whatever it is I am doing wrong! I am definitely a PT success story because of them!! Thank you Advance!!!” - Beatrice S. I am definitely a PT success story because of them!!

“This is my second time in two years I have been here. The first time I hurt my back golfing. I was in so much pain I could not swing a club. The wonderful people worked with me for several months and I was pain free and my golf game was BETTER! This time I hurt my shoulder exercising. It was painful and I was unable to do most of my exercises. After just a few months, I was feeling much better and able to return to my normal routine. Everyone here is extremely friendly and very helpful.” - Robert S. Everyone here is extremely friendly and very helpful.”

The Critic Corner MOVIE REVIEW ON BLACK PANTHER

Black Panther is one of the best steps forward for the Marvel Universe Movies in many ways: In story, characters, cinematography, its combination of score and music. Basically its whole package. It is oneof thestrongestandmost inspiringfilms in the entire franchise. Given its pedigree, this should come as no surprise. To start, the material was the first mainstream comic book hero of African descent, something that has been an inspiration to many children over the years. Black Panther creating something with deep ideals, yet never forgetting it’s also a comic book film. While the other films in the franchise have given us heroes, Black Panther gives us characters everyone can look up to, no

matter your age, sex, or race. T’Challa may be the focus being the title character, and yes he’s astrong leader andan even stronger hero with strong moral fiber, as a superhero should be, yet he’s not solely what makes the film work. There are older leaders to learn from, strong female characters to look up to and worldly viewpoints to aspire to. I think Black Panther is a must see change of pace for the superhero genre and you should pounce on it as soon as possible!

-Ryan Mullin RATING: 4 out of 5

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