PTIS_Get Back to the Life You Love

GET BACK TO THE LIFE YOU LOVE (Continued from outside)

WHAT OUR PT I S PAT I ENTS ARE SAY I NG

Where medication is considered, anti-inflammatory drugs, analgesic medications and counter-irritants are the most popular. Before you can treat your back pain, however, you need to know why it started. Whether you’ve tweaked a muscle or have a deeper injury, a spine specialist can help. Back Pain Prevention A little prevention goes a long way. If you want to avoid future back pain, you can make sure you’re being good to your back. Lift Properly You pick things up constantly. Even if you’re lifting something light, make sure you’re facing the object. Squat, keeping your spine straight. Lift with your leg muscles, as this will reduce the pressure placed on your spine. Use Good Posture When you’re standing, imagine a string is attached to the top of your head—lifting you up.

This will keep your hips, spine, shoulders and neck aligned. If you’re sitting, don’t slouch. Use Strength Training Your body has hundreds of muscles. These muscles protect and control your spine. By lifting weights, running and swimming, you can keep them strong. Train your core muscles. In doing so, you’ll easily control quick, lifting movements. It never hurts to visit a physical therapist, either. Get regular check-ups, and make sure your body is in good condition. If you have a history of back injuries, pain or minor aches, don’t hesitate to talk to a professional. You deserve a pain-free life, and your back will thank you. Contact us today at (303) 757-1554 or visit us at www.denverptis.com to schedule and appointment and discover how PTIS can help you take charge of your back pain.

“I had been miserable with pain, not from the surgery itself but from major pain in my right hip. I thought I might need hip replacement next!?” On my first visit, Bev treated my SI (Sacroiliac joint) and the pain immediately decreased. I am ready to celebrate! My concern for more surgery has been relieved! What a knowledgeable person!” - B. M. Bev treated my SI (Sacroiliac joint) and the pain immediately decreased. I am ready to celebrate!”

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Exercisescopyrightof Supported Bridge Lie on your back with knees bent and your feet hip distance apart. Place your feet close enough so they can be touched by the finger tips. Inhale and lift the hips, and while doing so, place a block or rolled up towel under the sacrum. Keep the chest open. Hold for 30 seconds and repeat 10 times. EXERC I SE ESSENT I AL S USE THIS EXERCISE FOR CORE STRENGTH

STRAWBERRY & BANANA POPSICLES

• 1 pound strawberries, washed and stems removed • 1 large, ripe banana • 1/2 cup vanilla yogurt • 1/2 cup milk • sugar to taste (optional: let the fruit do the work instead!)

Add the strawberries, banana, milk, and yogurt to the bowl of a food processororblenderandblenduntilsmooth.Tasteandaddsugar ifneeded, depending on the ripeness of your fruit and your taste preferences. Pour the liquid into popsicle molds (or even paper cups), insert the handles, and freeze until firm, generally overnight. Enjoy frozen the very next day. Recipe Courtesy: Melissa @ www.blessthismessplease.com

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

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