TheraFit: Living Life Without Back Pain

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LIVING YOUR LIFE WITHOUT BACK PAIN

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. (continued inside)

INSIDE : • Living Your Life Without Back Pain • Understanding The Why And How

• Exercise Of The Month • Patient Success Spotlight

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LIVING YOUR LIFE WITHOUT BACK PAIN

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• Understanding The Why And How • Our Policy On Coronavirus

• Exercise Of The Month • 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. 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 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 days following an injury, it is not a long-term solution. Physical therapy offers 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 muscle development and joint movement, physical therapy can address the underlying cause of the pain and significantly improve your quality of life.

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Try this exercise for back pain relief EXERCISE OF THE MONTH

Understanding The Why And How

Helps Back Pain

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BRACE MARCHING While lying on your back with your knees bent, slowly raise up one foot a few inches and then set it back down. Next, perform on your other leg. Use your stomach muscles to keep your spine from moving. Repeat 10 times.

There are a lot of different reasons that back pain can develop. Even when you break down injuries, whether from overuse or athletic pursuits, there are 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 actually become impeded, and this can have a negative effect on the overall health of your back and spine. How Physical Therapy Helps Anyone who has struggled with back pain can tell you plain and simple: When your back is hurting, there is no way to pretend that it isn’t. Simply going from sedentary activity to being active and healthy isn’t an option — 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 today!

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OUR POLICY ON CORONAVIRUS

TheraFit Physical Therapy & Fitness Center is committed to the health and wellbeing of you and your family. In the wake of the recent spread of COVID-19, also known as the novel coronavirus, we are taking every precaution. Before and after ever session we are asking our clients and staff to wash or sanitize their hands. Additionally, we have increased the number of times per day that we sanitize our equipment and facility. To do your part to prevent the spread of this contagious disease, we ask patients that if you are demonstrating symptoms of coronavirus— coughing, sneezing or fever—to please stay home. Additionally, if you or your family has been exposed to someone who has a confirmed case of the virus, please notify us immediately, so we can take necessary steps. Your cooperation in this tough time is what makes us able to continue to provide valuable services to you and your family. TheraFit Physical Therapy is following the CDC (Center for Disease Control) and the WHO (World Health Organizations) for safety guidelines and practices to ensure the safety of our staff and patients.

We appreciate your ongoing support.

Patient Success Spotlight

Refer A Friend!

Who Do You Know That Needs Our Help?

“I have been with TheraFit since 2016, from cervical therapy to left and right shoulder surgery. The staff is friendly, Dr. Kay and Therapist Kristi are absolutely wonderful, in explanation and in helping with whatever you are recovering from. TheraFit also offers a gym at minimal cost. As a patient, you can work out for free and after discharge you can work out for free for 1 month. Dr. Kay also advises on ways to help with healing, and has supplied information on natural ways to help in healing. ie: inflammation and pain due to injury or after workout (therapy). I highly recommend TheraFit and the staff to anyone who needs Physical Therapy. I give TheraFit 5+ Stars.” - V.H.

� Move without pain � Bend & move freely � Balance confidently

� Stand comfortably � Run for longer distances � Live an active lifestyle

Do you know someone that would benefit from physical therapy? Be sure to tell them about your personal success with TheraFit Physical Therapy!

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