Silver Creek: Helping Aches and Pains

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GETTING TO KNOW THE SILVER CREEK PHYSICAL THERAPY TEAM! TODD JONES, MPT, CO-FOUNDER

INSIDE : • Why Physical Therapy? •Patient Success Spotlight College. In 1997 he received his Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and Athletic Training from George Mason University. In 1999, he earned a Masters of Physical Therapy degree from the University of Saint Augustine in Florida. He is a certified Todd was in the US Army from 1990-1994. After discharge he received an AA degree from Nor thern Vi rginia Communi ty

Athletic Trainer and has worked with a number of col legiate, olympic and professional sports as well as stay at home moms and the elderly population. Todd is the co-founder of SCFPT and has practiced with the group since its commencement in 2002. With his free time, he enjoys playing tennis, working with technology and spending time with his wife and two boys.

• Exercise Of The Month • Discover How To Live Pain Free

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Everyone develops aches and pains from time to time. After a long day out in the sun, or after an afternoon of trying to keep up with household chores, sometimes the tasks that we expect of our bodies can get the best of us. Whether it is a lingering ache in your back, feet that feel swollen and tired after a long day in your shoes, or a crick in your neck that just won’t go away, dealing with aches and pains can really take a toll on your overall feeling of wellbeing. If you stopped and asked around, you’d be amazed to see how many people are struggling with aches and pains, just like you. What may surprise you even more is how many people are coping with those pains without doing anything productive about it. How to Deal with Aches and Pains Pain medications can reduce the severity of aches and pains for a little while, but they don’t do anything to resolve the issue. There are things that you can do at home that can alleviate your aches and pains, helping to reduce the severity of your discomfort while also reducing the likelihood that the pain will return. Don’t just complain about those aches and pains. Start doing something about them. Here is a quick rundown of things that you can do at home that can reduce your daily pain: 1. Use hot and cold therapy appropriately to reduce inflammation.

After a good workout or a day of doing chores out in the yard, your muscles will likely feel sore. Apply ice directly to the area that hurts on and off for 20 minutes at a time during the first 24-72 hours after the pain develops. After that, consider soaking in hot water, such as taking a warm bath, to further soothe your muscles. 2. Don’t underestimate the power of resting! Your body relies on sleep just as much as your brain. You need to get plenty of sleep to keep your stress level at a minimum—and that includes your physical stress level. Aim to sleep between 7-9 hours every night. The more activity you engage in, the more sleep you need. 3. Keep your body in good shape with regular exercise. It may seem counterintuitive to cut down on pain by moving more, but exercise is a really good way to reduce aches and pains. When you exercise every day, you are able to train your muscles for more movement, and thereby reduce aches and pains. Keeping active, staying rested, and being smart with hot and cold therapy create a trifecta for healthy management of aches and pains, but they aren’t going to solve the bigger problems. When aches and pains start to grow severe, or chronic, then it is time to reach out to a professional for support. Physical therapy is the best way to reduce aches and pains because it takes into account a combination of active and passive strategies to help tackle the cause of your pain.

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HAMSTRING STRETCH - WALL Lie on the floor in a doorway. Rest your leg against the wall. Scoot through the doorway until you feel a stretch up the back of your thigh. Hold for 6 seconds then repeat 10 times on both sides. Helps with Leg Pain Try this movement if you are experiencing leg pain. EXERCISE OF THE MONTH

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If you are unsure of completing these exercises or experience pain when doing so, stop and consult your physical therapist.

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There are a lot of different reasons as to why you may start feeling aches and pains. Muscle pain will occur whenever your muscles start to grow. To build more muscle mass, your muscles have to stretch, and lactic acid can pour into the lining of your muscles to cause a burning sensation. More movement will push that acid out, helping you to experience relief, and in time your muscles will develop increased elasticity, and the burning won’t be so severe. Build-up of tension from stress or overuse, and muscle pain from poor posture can also contribute to regular pain. A physical therapist can take a comprehensive assessment to help determine what may be the primary cause behind your aches and pains. Working with a physical therapist can help you develop a new approach to managing your aches and pains. Your physical therapy program will likely take into account strategies like hydrotherapy, deep tissue massage, guided stretching and targeted movements to help you experience ongoing relief from regular discomfort. Give us a call so we can help you say goodbye to your aches and pains.

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• 3 Tablespoons parsley, chopped • 3 teaspoons raw apple cider vinegar • Sea salt to taste

(or leave out if you want a thicker dip)

• 1 cup raw, unsalted cashew pieces • ¼ cup plain, unsweetened, almond milk

• 1 clove garlic, minced • 3 Tablespoons chives, chopped

Place the cashews in water and soak overnight in the fridge. Drain and rinse the nuts, the place them in a blender or food processor with the almond milk, garlic, and vinegar. Blend 1-2 minutes adding water as needed to get the consistency you want. Add the rest of the ingredients and blend on low another minute. INSTRUCTIONS

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At Silver Creek Physical Therapy, you will receive hands-on therapy treatments by our friendly, caring health experts during focused and individualized sessions. 1. CALL AND TALK TO YOUR THERAPIST

“We can not say enough positive things about them.” “I’ve used Silver Creek twice for knee replacement rehab and also hip pain. My husband has used them after shoulder surgery and for back pain relief. We can not say enough positive things about them. We have used Ryan who is amazing. He is very knowledgeable and his bedside manner is fun and pleasant. Our recovery was so much better than we anticipated. The facility is immaculate and the staff is very attentive.” - D.D.

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We hope that you are doing well. We wanted to reach out and give you options for how we can help. Telehealth is now approved for physical therapy visits. We recognize that it is not the same as in-person physical therapy; however, it is a way for you to check in with your therapist and make sure you are on staying on track. If you would like to connect with your physical therapist. Click on the link below to schedule your visit or leave us a message at 408-238-1552 and we will respond in 1-2 days. REMEMBER, WE ARE HERE FOR YOU AND WE WILL ALL GET THROUGH THIS.

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 and healthy life Have Them Call Us Today! They will thank you and so will we!

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