AdvancedRehab: Get To The CORE Of Back & Neck Pain

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TINA STURGEON, PTA Get To Know The Tell City Clinic Staff

Where did you grow up/attend school? I was born, raised and continue to live in Perry County, Indiana. I attended Perry Central High School and graduated in 1990. What is your favorite flavor of ice cream? Rocky Road What is the craziest food you’ve eaten? I have tried alligator, calamari, eel, and raw oysters. What book would you recommend? The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks. What 3 things would you want to have if on a deserted island? A working motorized houseboat, good weather, and enough fuel to get me back home! What is one of your favorite quotes? “The Journey of a Thousand Miles Starts with a Single Step” by Lao Tzu What TV shows are you currently watching? This is Us, Big Bang Theory and the Good Doctor. What is your nervous habit? Biting my lip.

Tell me about your family. I live on the outside of Bristow with my husband, Wade, and daughter, Kaitlyn. We have 2 cats, Jerry and Harley, 2 dogs, Teddy and Bear aka Boo Boo, and 1 hedgehog, P.J.

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ENJOY THE SMALL THINGS IN LIFE WITHOUT BACK PAIN

Inside:

• Core Strength & Back Pain • Exercise Essential • Patient Success Spotlight • Healthy Recipe

Back and neck pain are two of the most common issues that American adults experience, putting a huge physical and economic burden on working Americans by being two of the leading needs for medical intervention and two of the most common causes people have to miss work. While these may feel like two separate issues, it is somewhat common that neck pain and back pain are actually

pain is wise. A physical therapist can help treat neck pain by improving range of motion, using targeted manual techniques, and by improving strength as needed. For example, in many situations, neck pain can be treated by improving core strength. Back Pain 101 Severe back pain impacts more than half of the population, and many of those with pain in the back as a result of injury end up dealing with that pain long term. One of the biggest problems with back pain is that once it develops, it is difficult to work around it. Many people begin modifying their movements as a result, causing their back to compensate for the injury by putting pressure on other muscles that eventually leads to more back pain. For this reason, back pain can frequently become a Catch-22 — avoiding the things that hurt your back could actually lead you to develop more pain in the future. Working with a physical therapist is the best way to cut your back pain issues in half. Physical therapy can address back pain by helping to improve your range of motion, strengthen the muscles in your back and surrounding areas, and by using targeted manual techniques to reduce tension. In many situations, working with a physical therapist to improve core strength can significantly reduce the severity of your back pain. Look inside to learn more about our programs and say good-bye to pain!

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related. Core strength can have a huge impact on your overall health and wellness, and when your core is weak, it could add up to weakness in your neck and back. Neck Pain 101 There are a lot of reasons why neck pain may develop, including everything from sudden incidents like a car accident or a slip-and-fall injury, to more chronic issues, such as regularly hunching over a desk at work or even practicing poor posture. One of the biggest problems with neck pain is that it often triggers headaches, as the pain is so closely connected to the spine and nervous system. What is more, addressing neck pain is sometimes difficult as there is so much potential to cause more damage to the neck. This is why working with a physical therapist to address neck

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CORE STRENGTH & BACK PAIN

You may be surprised how frequently issues with the neck and back actually stem from issues with core strength. Your core refers to the muscles that make up your torso, including your abdomen. These muscles are called the core because they are at the center of your body, and they are necessary in just about every action that you engage in. Everything from walking and running and swimming to sitting and driving require you to engage your core. There are a lot of reasons to improve core strength outside of any existing neck or back pain. When you improve your core, you are likely to also improve your posture and thereby reduce your risk of developing further back pain in the future. Furthermore, the exercise that helps to improve core strength is often helpful in promoting weight loss, and for those who are overweight, this could also help reduce pain in the neck and the back. Sometimes, when your core is weak, it can cause you to experience added pressure on areas like your neck and back. There are a lot of ways that working with a physical therapist can help you improve your core strength. You may be encouraged to practice core exercises, for example, which may include abdominal crunches or leg lifts. Light weight-training activities are also frequently helpful, as are balance-based activities like yoga. If you haven’t spent much time building core strength in the past, then working with a physical therapist is a great place to start. Your physical therapist will guide you through proper postures and movements to reduce further risk of injury. For more information about how to start improving your core, contact us. ARUGULA, GRAPE, & SUNFLOWER SEED SALAD Healthy Recipe

INGREDIENTS • 3 tablespoons red wine vinegar • 1 teaspoon honey • 1 teaspoon maple syrup • 1/2 teaspoon stone-ground mustard • 2 teaspoons grapeseed oil • 7 cups loosely packed baby

arugula • 2 cups red grapes, halved • 2 tablespoons toasted sunflower seed • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme • 1/4 teaspoon salt • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper

DIRECTIONS Combine vinegar, honey, syrup, and mustard in a small bowl. Gradually add oil, stirring with awhisk.Combinearugula, grapes, seeds, and thyme in a large bowl. Drizzle vinegar mixture over arugula; sprinkle with salt and pepper. Toss gently to coat.

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FREE WORKSHOP JUNE 19TH & JULY 9TH• 6:00PM ATTENTION BACK PAIN SUFFERERS!

ATTENTION Pain Sufferers Get Easy Relief For Your Pain With A Simple Click...

Do you or someone you know have back or neck pain? As a current or past patient, you have access to this valuable information, at your fingertips. Start feeling better today in the privacy of your home. Go to www.arirehab.com and scroll down to the middle of the page for your free download. This is the easiest way to get this information to our patients. Download and sharewith friends and family today!

The Low Back Pain Workshop will be held Wednesday, June 19th at our Santa Claus Clinic and Tuesday, July 9th at our Tell City clinic.

REGISTER BY CALLING:

Tell City: 812-547-7770

Santa Claus: 812-937-4970

TELL CITY 1020 11th Street #C Tell City, IN, 47586

SANTA CLAUS 5 E Christmas Blvd, Suite D Santa Claus, IN, 47579

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Exercise Essential

Improves Core

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DEAD BUG | HEEL TOUCHES Lie on back, hands up, knees up and engage your core. Slowly lower one heel to the ground. Alternate sides. Keep core engaged.

Patient Success Spotlight

“They push you to get better!” “After falling backward and hurting my back, neck, and head, I came to ARI. I couldn’t fold a towel, I was stiff, in so much pain, and very dizzy. Caity and Rebecca did a great job putting me back together. I was able to do light housework after a week. Now after 4 weeks, I can do heavy housework which is wonderful. They push you to get better in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Thanks to the whole team.” - L. Weber

If you are not sure about how to do this exercise, please consult with your physical therapist before starting.

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