Manual Edge_10 Year Anniversay



WOW, IT’S BEEN 10 YEARS! We are pleased to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Manual Edge Physiotherapy! I can’t believe it has been 10 years since we opened the clinic so that we could practice our style of Manual Therapy in Colorado Springs. The journey has been both challenging and immensely rewarding. We started pretty humbly in 2009 with myself and one office manager. Her first desk was actually a foldable card table and we had 2 treatment tables. Since that time, we have grown considerably and moved into our new office last September. Those of you that remember the old office are surely appreciative of the natural light of our new “digs”. This was all made possible by our staff of highly trained and incredibly talented Physical Therapists: Chris Kaster, Valerie Jones, Kristina Koch, Teresa Owen, and Veda McIntire; as well as our business manager Carisa Smith and her front office team. Their commitment to high quality manual therapy and making the patient experience truly exceptional continues to make the difference that sets us apart from other clinics. Lastly, we could not have succeeded without our patients that have looked to us for their Physical Therapy needs through the years. It is so gratifying to us as therapists to treat you and your family members through the chapters in your lives. We thank you for your continued confidence and trust in our services. In celebration of our 10 anniversary, check out the announcement inside and stop by!


Tim Bonack




Enjoy A Season Of Relief & Activity!

Head and neck pain is not the type of pain that you can push through and deal with for too long. For one thing, chronic pain in the head or neck is often associated with some sort of chronic health concern — one that you need to deal with, not ignore. Secondly, when you are dealing with constant pain in your head or neck, it becomes difficult to concentrate. This can have a negative effect on your personal relationships, your career and more. The most common cause of neck or head pain is a muscle or joint problem. Working with a physical therapist can help you to identify the cause of the trouble and begin taking steps to correct the issue, allowing you to find relief from the pain without having to commit to long-term pain management — which often includes the use of pain medications that are potentially harmful to your health and not likely to work as well over time. Unlike pain medications that become less helpful the longer they are

used, physical therapy provides long-term relief from pain by correcting the joint or muscle concern with targeted therapies like flexibility exercises, muscle strengthening techniques, and guided stretches that target core joints and muscles. Of course, not all neck or head pain is the same, so understanding the basics of what you are dealing with is the first step to achieving relief. Head Pain 101 There are a lot of different types of headaches that you may experience, and each can be caused by its own different reason. For example, migraines can be caused by environmental factors, food allergies or even as a result of stress. There are headaches that can develop due to sinus pain and headaches that will develop when you are dehydrated. There are also headaches that will develop when you are exposed too long to loud noises.There is no

singular fix for each of these different types of headaches, which is why attempting to treat every headache you experience with the same medication frequently doesn’t work. One of the most common causes of headaches that are easily treatable with physical therapy is radiating headaches, which are caused by stress in the joints and muscles of the neck. This causes pain to radiate from the top of the neck into the head, especially surrounding the ears.There area lotofreasonswhyradiatingheadaches could develop, including as a result of lack of movement and stiffness in the neck.This buildup of irritation can be treated with regular physical therapy, especially through the use of massage and flexibility exercises that target the muscles in the neck. If you’re tired of that aching neck, call to talk to a therapist today at 719-694-8342!

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Neck Pain 101

Print sudoku SUDOKU PUZZLE Keep in mind that the neck and head are sensitive areas, so attempting to treat the pain at home can be dangerous and may not be effective. Working with a physical therapist is the safe way to ensure that you are practicing positive techniques to find relief from your aches and pains. Inmanysituations,pain thatdevelops in theneckcanbeassociatedwith one of two major problems. The first is upper-back pain that begins to radiate into the neck. The second is arthritis. Physical therapy can be used to address both types of neck pain. Cervical arthritis causes frequent aches in the neck and shoulders. This pain is generally worse when there are sudden changes in weather or at the end of the day, and while over-the-counter medication may make the pain less severe, it won’t eliminate the pain entirely. Thebiggestproblemposedbycervicalarthritis isthatthepainwilltypically cause a loss of range of motion in the neck, which actually increases your risk of injury as a result of a sudden movement and causes regular discomfort and frustration as you are not able to utilize your neck in the way you normally could. There are plenty of situations in which pain in theneck,asaresultofcervicalarthritis,growssosevere that itcancause chronic poor posture and even a reduction in height. Addressing the Core Problem The majority of neck and head pain can be helped with one simple strategy:strengthbuilding. Itfrequentlyhappens that theabsolutecause of the start of a pain in the neck or head is a result of poor posture or quickened motion, and building core strength, as well as strength in the neck, can make a huge difference in your ability to handle tasks without experiencing chronic pain.

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CERVICAL CHIN TUCK While lying on your back with a small rolled up towel under the curve of your neck, tuck your chin towards your chest. Maintain contact of your head with the surface you are lying on the entire time.

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10 YEAR ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION! TUESDAY, SEPT 17TH MANUAL EDGE PHYSIOTHERAPY 10 YEAR ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION Tuesday September 17th Free Exam Day for patients not seen in the last 3 months and their friends or family. Come and join us for refreshments, a raffle, bean bag toss, and our 50,000th patient visit! Call 694-8342 to schedule your free 30 minute exam now.

HEALTHY RECIPE “Over the course of eight months I had received three major blows to my head. Causing me to have a severe concussion with a lot of un-fun symptoms. Because of my concussion I wasn’t able to finish my senior year in high school or do any sports. After coming to Tim and having him work on my head, I started recovering quickly and I was able to get back to school and be active again. Thank you so very much for all your help and for fixing my head. I wouldn’t be where I am today if I hadn’t started coming here!” -Carlie A. Spinach & Egg Sweet Potato Toast I wouldn’t be where I am today if I hadn’t started coming here!

DIRECTIONS Toast sweet potato in a toaster or toaster oven until just cooked through and starting to brown, 12 to 15 minutes. Top with spinach, egg, chives and hot sauce.

INGREDIENTS • 1 large slice sweet potato ( ¼ inch thick) • ⅓ cup cooked spinach

• 1 large egg, fried or poached • ½ teaspoon sliced fresh chives • ½ teaspoon hot sauce


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