PTI: Wake Without An Ache

Patient Success Spotlight

Think PT FIRST

Why You Need To Come Back In For A Check-Up: � Move without pain

� Sit for long periods comfortably � Walk for long distances � Live an active and healthy lifestyle

“Josh is simply amazing. He truly takes the time to get to know his clients and works with them to ensure they are getting what they need out of each visit. I could not be any happier with my PTexperience and will refer anyone and everyone I know to them.” – Jenny W. I could not be any happier with my PT experience!

� Bend and move freely � Balance confidently and securely

TAKE CARE OF YOUR ACHES & PAINS BEFORE IT’S TOO LATE!

“There is no better time than now to start living healthy. ”

WHAT SHOULD YOU DO IF YOU HAVE BACK PAIN?

Healthy Recipe

Most back pain is due to excessive forward bending. If you have pain, avoid thispositionasmuchaspossible. Initially it may seem like it is helping but overall it will probably make things worse. 1.Lie flatonyourstomachon thebedor floor. If you are unable to lie flat, initially put a pillow under your stomach and gradually try to remove it. This will keep your spine neutral and may alleviate your sharp pain. Once you can tolerate this position, lie with your elbows under yourshoulders togetsomeextension in your spine. Hold here for 3-5 minutes. Do this several times a day. 2. Start walking! The spine likes movement and walking may be one of your least painful activities. Be sure to keep an upright posture while walking. 3. Avoid sitting, but if you must, use a small roll behind your back when you

Chopped Cauliflower Salad 14 INGREDIENTS • 5 tablespoons reduced-fat mayonnaise • 2 tablespoons cider vinegar • 1 small shallot, finely chopped • 1/2 teaspoon caraway seeds, (optional) • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper • 3 cups chopped cauliflower florets, (about 1/2 large head)

sit. Try to keep the spine in this position to prevent increased pain from sitting. 4. Be reasonable with returning to your previous activity level. Gradually return to what you love to do. Give your body time to heal. Of course, we are also here to guide you if you find that your pain needs more help than these suggestions. Once we alleviate your pain, we will help you return to all of your favorite activities and provide exercises to prevent your symptoms from returning.

• 2 cups chopped heart of romaine • 1 tart-sweet red apple, chopped

DIRECTIONS Whisk mayonnaise, vinegar, shallot, caraway seeds (if using) and pepper in a large bowl until smooth. Add cauliflower, romaine and apple; toss to coat.

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