Superior PT_Is Back Pain Slowing You Down?

BACK PAIN RECOVERY IS HERE YOU CAN LIVE YOUR LIFE AGAIN

JANUARY 2020

INSIDE: • STAFF SPOTLIGHT • FEATURED TREATMENT • EXERCISE ESSENTIALS • SUDOKU

BACK PAIN RECOVERY IS HERE YOU CAN LIVE YOUR LIFE AGAIN Back pain can hinder your day-to-day activities. Left untreated, it can even lead to long-term joint, spine and nerve damage. As one of the most common physical complaints, over 80 percent of the U.S. population will suffer from it at some point in their lifetime. The pain itself can hinder your ability to reach, lean, kneel, lift or bend. It can also hinder your time spent with friends and family. Direct pain aside, minor aches and cramps associated with a back pain problem can make you irritable—ruining your good time. What Causes Back Pain? A few things cause back pain. The American Physical Therapy Association covers each of these, but the following are leading causes:

Unfortunately, a lot of people don’t seek treatment when back pain arises. Before they know it, they have a big problem. They might assume nothing—except for medication—can solve their back pain. Medication might mask the pain, but it won’t cure the problem’s root cause and can lead to adverse side effects and addiction if abused. Back Pain Solutions You’re in luck: Back pain can be cured! The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke covers a number of back pain remedies. These include the use of strength exercise, physical therapy and medication. 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.

• Spinal and abdominal muscle weaknesses • Bad posture and bad sleeping positions • Spinal muscle and tissue damage • Improper lifting form • Limited hip, spine and thigh muscle flexibility • Poor abdominal, pelvic and back muscle coordination

Have back pain that just won’t go away? We want to help! Call us or visit us at www.superiorphysicaltherapy.org

FEATURED TREATMENT U LT RA SOUND GU I D E D DRY NE E D L I NG

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Dry Needling, also known as Trigger Point Needling, is a cost effective and efficient technique for the treatment of pain and discomfort. A small needle is inserted into muscles, ligaments, and tendons to decrease muscle tension, increasemobilityandreducepain.Dryneedlingencourages the body’s ability to heal, therefore reducing pain. The following medical conditions can be helped by Dry Needling:

Tendonitis Athletic and sports-related overuse injuries Post-surgical pain

Migraines Lower back pain Sciatica Neck pain Stenosis TMJ/TMD Fibromyalgia Pelvic pain Plantar Fascitis

R I GO L EMOS PTA & CLINIC MANAGER

Work-related injuries Motor vehicle injuries Acute traumas Chronic pain Headaches

Marcial Rodrigo Lemos, “Rigo” grew up in Aberdeen, Idaho, and later moved to Pocatello to pursue his education in physical therapy. He attended Idaho State University and graduated with a Physical Therapist Assistant degree. Rigo lovesphysicalfitnessandworkingoutaswellashelping people with their health and fitness goals. Outside of work, Rigo enjoys spending time outdoors with his new wife, as well as camping, hiking, running and snowboarding.

At Superior Physical Therapy, our therapists are trained to do Ultrasound guided Dry Needling to target your pain directly and ensure the most effective treatment.

EXERCISE ESSENTIALS USE THIS EXERCISE TO STRENGTHEN BACK MUSCLES

WHAT PATIENTS ARE SAYING

“This place is the best the staff is kind and friendly”

Bird Dog 4-Point Arm & Leg Raise Begin by placing your knees and hands on the floor, with your hips and shoulders at a 90° angle. While keeping stable and engaging your core muscles, lift one arm and an opposite leg straight out toward the horizon, with your thumb pointed to the ceiling. Place both arm and leg back down to starting position. Perform 10 repetitions and then repeat this exercise with the opposite arm and leg. To build stability, this exercise can first be performed using only the arm or leg, and the opposing arm or leg can be added once ready for progression.

“This place is the best the staff is kind and friendly and they go the extra mile to make sure you understand what is going on and why you need to do the treatment. I will definitely come back if I need to. Thanks for helping me with my issue.”

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YOU CAN BE FREE OF YOUR BACK PAIN! CALL TODAY OR VISIT US AT WWW.SUPERIORPHYSICALTHERAPY.ORG

PHYSICAL THERAPY • What Can Physical Therapy Do For You? • Decrease or eliminate pain • Improve balance, coordination & muscle strength • Restore normal movement for standing, walking, running • Provide an alternative to surgery & prescription drugs • Prevent injury • Improve breathing, cardiovascular function & endurance • Augment recovery from surgery, illness, or disability • Reduce swelling and inflammation • Optimize physical activity & sports performance • Strength training through blood flow restriction

TOUR S! • PR I Z E S & G I V E AWAYS! C AT E R E D L UNC H PROV I D E D BY C AM I L L E’S C R E P E S WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 22 •11 AM - 1 PM 500 SOUTH 11 TH ST, SUITE 101 CAMPUS CL INIC OPEN HOUSE YOU ’ R E I NV I T E D TO OUR OP EN HOUS E ! Come see our newest Pocatello therapy clinic on the ISU Campus in the Portneuf West Office Medical Office Building. Contact Terri at 208.220.3131 or tcampbell.spt@gmail.com for more information.

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If you are having pain or problems with day to day activities, such as walking, standing, sitting for long periods of time, going up and down curbs, getting in and out of a car, sleeping or driving, then this is an excellent opportunity to see one of our world class therapists, and find out the cause of your pain. This is the new year for a new you! Take advantage of this one-day only special offer, where you’ll get: • A 30 minute one-on-one appointment with a PT. • Talk about the history of your problem. • A test of your strength, balance and mobility. • A list of exercises to improve your strength and flexibility • Recommendations on a treatment plan to achieve a healthier, pain-free you! This offer is only available to those who RSVP! Limited spots available. Schedule your free exam by calling 208-233-2248 today!

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