Walk Away Back Pain

Health & Wellness The Newsletter About Your Health And Caring For Your Body

“ We Can Make Your Back Pain Become A Distant Memory.” Walk Away Back Pain

Did you know that the way youwalk, could be causing your back pain? Most people have something in their style of walking that can cause long term wear and tear. For example, a foot turned-out, a weak abdomen or poor posture contributes to stress on their body. Marketplace Physical Therapy & Wellness Center experts are trained to treat walking disorders and teach corrective walking techniques. (continued inside)

INSIDE • Walk Away Back Pain • Discover How To Gain Less Difficulty Walking

• Patient Success Spotlight

• Exercise Essentials

Health & Wellness The Newsletter About Your Health And Caring For Your Body

“ Don’t Let Pain Limit Your Activity!” Walk Away Back Pain

By changing the way you walk, it is possible to eliminate and prevent back pain. On a daily basis, you walk more than any other physical activity. How you walk defines most everything about you, including your physical abilities. We can help you discover that something about the way you walk, may be the reason you have pain and help you change it. You walk over a million steps in a year Your walk involves many body parts, all interacting together to produce your walking style. It’s as natural as breathing, and if any of your six (two ankles, two knees, two hips) weight bearing joints are not in good alignment, you’re at risk for structural pain. One minor walking error repeated millions of times can do an incredible amount of damage to your back, muscles, nerves and joints. This can eventually cause pain and arthritis. Often, the cause of back pain is poor strength -- specifically, weak abdominal muscles. The pelvis is held in place by numerousmuscles, including the abdominals, hamstrings, gluteals and hip flexors. An imbalance or weakness in these muscles can lead to pelvic misalignment, causing the pelvis to tilt forward or backward. Forward tilt of the pelvis leads to a sway back. In addition to abdominal weakness, a lack of strength in the gluteals and hamstrings leads to forward pelvic tilt. While the abdominals stabilize the pelvis by pulling upward on the front, the gluteals and hamstrings offer stability by pulling down on the rear of the pelvis. Exercises must be done to strengthen both the abdominals and gluteals. Walking gives the gluteals a good workout. The abdominal muscles can be conditioned through physical therapy and easy weight training exercises. Walking Abnormalities: Solutions For Those Who Want Natural Relief Studies of people with chronic low back pain show that they have walking abnormalities. When these are corrected by physical therapy and sometimes shoe inserts (orthotics), back pain is reduced significantly. Research has also shown that chronic back pain responds very well to walking, exercise and physical therapy. For those seeking natural relief, nothing could be more natural or self- empowering as learning how to correct your walking and stride to relieve your back pain.


Discover How To Gain Less Difficulty Walking

Problems with walking increase as we age and are a leading cause of falls and disability in older adults. At least 20% of adults over 65 have problems with walking. This further increases to 50% in adults 85 years old and older. Most of these problems with walking are associated with underlying diseases. 9 Things That Stifle Your Stride Problems with walking are not a direct consequence of getting older. Rather, they are the effects of other conditions that become more common and severe with age. Common risk factors for severe problems with walking include advanced age (older than 85) and multiple chronic disease conditions such as heart disease, arthritis, dementia, stroke, hip fracture or cancer. Common conditions that contribute to walking problems include some of the following: 1. Back pain 2. Joint pain and arthritis 3. Diseases of the muscles or bones 4. Poor fitness 5. Problems after orthopedic surgery or stroke 6. Low blood pressure and heart disease 7. Parkinson’s disease 8. Vision or balance problems 9. Fear of falling


• Move Freely • Alleviate Pain Naturally • Have More Energy • Enjoy Activities Pain Free • Be Stronger •

• Pain while bending or reaching • Soreness after sitting up • Difficulty standing for > 20 mins • Pain when trying to sleep • Pain when driving > 30 mins • Radiating pain to neck Do you suffer with any of the following symptoms?

Don’t let back pain become a way of life Pinpoint the exact cause of your walking and gait problems!


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Patient Success Spotlight

My sciatic problem in my back and leg was unbelievably better! Gerald W. “I was injured on the job. I was referred to Marketplace Physical Therapy in Riverside. After the 1st or 2nd visit - my back was measurably better. After the 4th or 5th visit, my sciatic problem in my back and leg was unbelievably better. I’m back to work now - only because of Dr. Steven Nieto and his fantastic crew at Marketplace. I whole-heartedly endorse this team of professional rehab therapists. Thank you for getting me back to work so soon, and taking my pain away.”

Feel Better, No Doctor Referral Necessary

Whether you want to come in for a check-up, suffered a recent injury or you want to improve your health, a doctor referral is not needed. In the state of California you have Direct Access to physical therapy! See our physical therapists for: • Recent injury • Nagging aches and pains • Back and neck pain • Joint pain and movement problems • Walking or balance difficulties

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Physical Therapists Are The Mechanics Of Your Body

TAKE CARE OF YOUR ACHES. BEFORE IT’S TOO LATE. Why You Should Come In For Another Check-Up: 9 Move without pain 9 Bend and move freely 9 Balance confidently and securely 9 Sit for long periods comfortably 9 Walk for long distances 9 Live an active and healthy lifestyle

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“Can PT Really Help My Walk?” How Physical Therapy Improves Your Stride

• Is your mind on your back or neck pain instead of your life? • Do you feel really stiff when you try to get out of bed in the morning?

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We Evaluate Your Walking Helping your balance or walking problem is easier than you think. To improve your walking, first we need to discover what problems you are having. We perform specific tests to evaluate your walking speed, motion, balance and coordination. Then our expert physical therapists at Marketplace Physical Therapy & Wellness Center carefully review your medical history to understand health factors that may contribute to problems with your walking and mobility. We will ask about your pain, dizziness or other symptoms directly related to mobility.

We Improve Your Walking Most walking problems occur from poor hip or pelvis mobility and strength. Therefore, physical therapists are the ideal choice to treat walking problems, since we are the experts in restoring function and strength. Our exercise programs increase your walking speed, coordination and stride. Our programs focus on successful treatments that combine hands-on therapy with a variety of different exercises, such as leg resistance training, balance and flexibility exercises. Call us today to learn how we can help make walking a breeze!

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Exercise Essentials

Try these exercises to keep your body strong and flexible...

SUPPORTED BRIDGE Lie on your back with knees bent and feet hip distance apart. Place your feet close enough so they can be touched by the finger tips. Inhale and lift the hips, place a block under the sacrum. Keep the chest open. Hold for 30 seconds and repeat 10 times.

LOWER TRUNK ROTATIONS Lying on your back with your knees bent, gently rock your knees side-to-side. Repeat 8 times on both sides.

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Strengthens Core

Helps Mobility

Wellness PT Program Improving Health With A New Approach To Physical Therapy

Improving Health With A New Approach To Physical Therapy Includes: 1. Flexibility Training 2. Hydration: The variety of options and different approaches 3. Cardiovascular Health 4. Importance of Rest and Recovery 5. Resistance Training 6. Nutritional Education 7. What are Macronutrients?: Difference between fat, carbs, protein, etc. 8. Importance of Protein 9. Reasons for carbs 10. Understanding Fat What’s Included In The Wellness PT Program? 1. A 10-step individualized Coaching Program by our Doctors of Physical Therapy, Personal Trainers, and Nutritional Consultant. 2. Tailored Eating Program suited to patient’s specific health issues. 3. Customized Exercise Program. 4. Measured progress at specified intervals. 5. Patient testing to ensure retention of program knowledge. What qualifies patients for the Wellness PT Program? Patients qualify for this ground-breaking program if they have one of the health issues listed below and any underlying orthopedic pain that accompanies these diagnoses. The Wellness PT Program was designed with input from our Doctors of Physical Therapy and Physicians to benefit patients who not only need PT but are held back by common health issues such as:

• Fatigue (Tiredness) • Sleep Apnea

• Diabetes • Obesity • Dyslipidemia (High Cholesterol) • Hypertension (High Blood Pressure) • Osteoarthritis (Joint Pain)


• COPD (Lung Dysfunction) • Coronary Heart Disease

The implementation of the Wellness PT Program will give patients the tools necessary to achieve optimal health.

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