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HEALTH &WELLNESS The Newsletter About Your Health And Caring For Your Body
DON’ T LET LOW BACK PAIN STOP YOU!
GET THE IDEAL TREATMENT FOR LOWBACKPAIN Low back pain is by far one of the most common ailments ever experienced. Just about everyone deals with low back pain at one point in their life. For some, the lucky ones, perhaps, the pain is just for a day or two as a result of a particularly grueling day of yard work or a slip-and-fall accident that landed you flat on your bum with a bruise to prove it. For others, the low back pain is something that lingers for years and years, getting worse as a result of improper footwear or particularly unsupportive furniture, and never really healing or going away.
LOWE R BACK PA I N I N THE UN I T E D STAT E S According to the National Institute for Health, the rates of low back pain have been steadily rising in the United States over the past 20 years. The study was conducted by medical researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Researchers consulted with members of the North Carolina community who experienced back pain to understand what caused their pain, how frequently they experience the pain, and what the severity of the pain is like. They found by talking with household members across the state that the incidence of lower back pain has increased significantly since the last time this survey was conducted, which was in 1992. Since 1992, the percentage of people coping with lower back pain increased from just over three percent to well over 10 percent. This is a significant finding, especially when it was found that the increase in lower back pain remained constant across demographics. A further interesting finding is that of those who experience lower back pain, 84 percent opted to seek medical treatment to address the pain, which was an increase of more than 10 percent in 1992. This means that while more people are experiencing back pain, more people are also seeking treatment for that pain, though there is still an approximate 15 percent of the population who are coping with severe lower back pain without treatment. For those, seeking support from a physical therapist could significantly improve quality of life.
It is estimated that one-half of all Americans experience lower back pain annually, and it is considered to be the leading cause of workplace disability worldwide—not just in the United States. It is also one of the most common reasons that people miss work, and is the second most common reason that people visit the doctor’s office. When you put those two facts together, the cost of dealing with lower back pain really starts to add up. The average annual cost of dealing with back pain in the United States is $50 billion dollars. Unfortunately, a lot of those financial resources go into dealing with back pain through pain management and medication, but that is not an effective long- term solution for dealing with back pain. A far healthier and cost-effective solution is through physical therapy.
L OWE R B A C K PA I N & PHY S I C A L T H E R AP Y
Physical therapy is a great resource for lower back pain because it addresses the cause of the pain, rather than simply attempting to hide the symptoms. Working with a physical therapist can help you to experience improved range of motion, to restore strength to muscles in your lower back that may have experienced atrophy through lack of use, and also reduce tension in your lower back muscles through targeted massage. When working with a physical therapist, you may also be guided through different lifestyle changes that you can make that can help you begin to overcome your back pain with everyday activities. This can include: • Making changes to the type of shoes that you wear so that your back is getting more support with every step. Sometimes, using special insoles can significantly improve your back pain. • Adjusting your sleeping habits, or perhaps investing in a new mattress so that your back has more support at night. • Using more lumbar support at work or on your commute by using a special chair or chair cover. Lower back pain is a pain in the butt, but you don’t need to deal with it any longer. Reach out to your physical therapist for information and support overcoming lower back pain, and finally find long-term relief.
E XERC I SE E S SENT I AL S
H E A LT HY R E C I P E DA I RY FREE RANCH SAL AD DRE S S I NG & D I P
• 1 cup raw, unsalted cashew pieces • ¼ cup plain, unsweetened, almond milk (or leave out if you want a thicker dip) • 1 clove garlic, minced • 3 Tablespoons chives, chopped • 3 Tablespoons parsley, chopped • 3 teaspoons raw apple cider vinegar • Sea salt to taste
DIRECTIONS 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. Recipe from: http://ournutritionkitchen.com/salads/dairy-free-ranch-salad-dressing-dip/
PRAYER STRETCH While in a crawl position, slowly lower your buttocks towards your feet until a stretch is felt along your back and or buttocks.
Always consult your physical therapist or physician before starting exercises you are unsure of doing.
“After weeks of horrible pain and three specialist visits with no relief at all, one phone call with Dallen and he knew what was wrong and how to fix it! He was right! Two months later, I am completely pain-free! I am a PT success story and I am grateful to have a place that I can trust. This isn’t the first time I have been to BBPT and it probably won’t be the last! Thanks!” - Julia W. PAT I E N T S U C C E S S S P O T L I GH T “I am a PT success story and I am grateful to have a place that I can trust.”
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WE’RE OPEN & KEEPING YOUR HEALTH IN MIND! Balanced Body Physical Therapy is committed to your health and wellbeing. In the wake of the recent spread of COVID-19, also known as the novel coronavirus, we are taking every precaution. Though many businesses have closed their facilities, we will be remaining open with limited hours to provide quality physical therapy to our patients. We believe that continuing to offer physical therapy will not only help patients continue their recovery and stay on course but also give patients that have been recently injured or suffering from chronic pain someone to readily consult without visiting the doctor’s office. That being said, we want to assure all patients that we are taking the proper precautions to encourage social distancing and to keep our facilities clean. Before and after every 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 those who may be demonstrating symptoms of coronavirus— coughing, sneezing or fever—to please stay home. If you wish to remain home, we also offer telehealth services that will allow our physical therapists to continue your treatments remotely. You can read more about this service on the other side of this insert. Your cooperation in this tough time is what makes us able to continue to provide valuable services to you and your family. We appreciate your ongoing support and wish you good health and safety.
REDUCE YOUR RISK OF INFECTION:
CLEAN YOUR HANDS OFTEN
AVOID TOUCHING YOUR FACE WITH YOUR HANDS
SNEEZE & COUGH INTO TISSUES
AVOID HUGS & SHAKING HANDS
KEEP DISTANCE FROM THOSE INFECTED
DO NOT TOUCH MUCUOUS WITH FINGERS
AVOID BUSY PLACES & EVENTS
USE GLOVES WHEN NECESSARY
DISPOSE OF USED TISSUES QUICKLY
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WHAT IS TELEHEALTH?
In addition to allowing for the practice of social distancing, as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, telehealth also has other benefits for patients. As stated by the American Physical Therapy Association, just a few of these include: • Patients typically in clinical or hospital settings could be managed from their homes • Quicker screening, assessment, and referrals can improve care coordination within collaborative delivery models such as accountable care organizations or patient-centered medical homes • Telehealth can facilitate consultation between providers or in clinical education BEGIN TELEHEALTH SERVICES TODAY We understand that we are in the midst of stressful times, and that there will likely be more ahead. At Balanced Body PT, we want you to know that we are here for you. We genuinely care about the health of each and every one of our patients, which is why we are offering telehealth services to our patients. Especially for those who are unable to make physical therapy appointments during this time, we believe this service will be a vital tool to continue your personalized PT plans and continue your path to recovery without losing progress. To learn more about how you can set up our telehealth services on your smartphone or computer, call us today at 801.293.8888 . At the end of the day, we are all in this together – most importantly, stay calm, and stay healthy. We are here to help you with your needs.
In light of the COVID-19 pandemic that has been causing numerous health care facilities to shut down, we as medical professionals are diligently trying to serve our patients in the best ways possible without risking the spread of this disease. Because of this, Balanced Body PT will be offering telehealth services via Doxy.me as an alternative to in-person treatments. By providing for our patients virtually, as opposed to in person, we are able to keep both our patients and PT providers safe. For more information on our telehealth services and how they may benefit you, feel free to call us at 801.293.8888 , schedule a telehealth appointment with our website chatbot, OR go to our telehealth appointment page link to schedule your virtual appointment! WHAT IS TELEHEALTH? You may be wondering what exactly telehealth is. Essentially, it is a way for us to make sure that our patients are still receiving the highest possible quality of care they need from a remote location. Telehealth services can be accessed via your smartphone or computer, and you will be able to perform your PT treatments from the comfort of your own home during this quarantine. Youwill also be able to track your progress and see how you are improving throughout your treatments –without coming directly to our clinic. At Balanced Body PT, our telehealth services offer live consultation where you can meet and chat with your physical therapist about your treatment plan. At any point you can also message one of our physical therapists to ask questions or get advice about your condition. That being said, there are numerous conditions that can still be treated and improved via telehealth services, including, but not limited to: • Arthritis pain • Back pain • Headaches/migraines • Post-surgical rehab • Sports medicine/athletic training • Respiratory issues • Fibromyalgia, Parkinson’s Disease, and other chronic conditions • Injury rehab • And much more!
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