CorePT_Living Life Without Back Pain

WHAT PATIENTS ARE SAYING

OUR SERVICES • MANUAL THERAPY • ULTRASOUND • ELECTRICAL STIMULATION • KINESIO TAPING • TRIGGER POINT THERAPY • GRASTON TECHNIQUE • JOINT MOBILIZATION • ORTHOTICS • THERAPEUTIC EXERCISE

Before going to Core Physical Therapy, I was having difficulty standing for

long periods of time without a walker. I am now walking again without pain! I am able to do things that I thought I had to give up due to age and pain. Thanks to Chad and the team at Core Physical Therapy.” - Stephanie R.

STAYING ACTIVE & MENTAL HEALTH WE ARE OPEN & CAN HELP TO KEEP YOU ACTIVE

concentration, motivation, memory, and mood. Physical activity immediately boosts the brain’s dopamine, norepinephrine, and serotonin levels—all of which affect focus and attention. Exercise and PTSD and trauma. Evidence suggests that by really focusing on your body and how it feels as you exercise, you can actually help your nervous systembecome “unstuck” and begin to move out of the immobilization stress response that characterizes PTSD or trauma. Instead of thinking about other things, pay close attention to the physical sensations in your joints and muscles, even your insides as your body moves. Exercises that involve cross movement and that engage both arms and legs—such as walking (especially in sand), running, swimming, weight training, or dancing—are some of your best choices. Outdoor activities like hiking, sailing, mountain biking, rock climbing, whitewater rafting, and skiing (downhill and cross-country) have also been shown to reduce the symptoms of PTSD.

Exercise and depression. Maintaining an exercise schedule can prevent you from relapsing. It promotes all kinds of changes in the brain, including neural growth, reduced inflammation, and new activity patterns that promote feelings of calm and well-being. It also releases endorphins, powerful chemicals in your brain that energize your spirits and make you feel good. Exercise can also serve as a distraction, allowing you to find some quiet time to break out of the cycle of negative thoughts that feed depression. Exercise and anxiety. Anything that gets you moving can help, but you’ll get a bigger benefit if you pay attention instead of zoning out. By adding this mindfulness element—really focusing on your body and how it feels as you exercise—you’ll not only improve your physical condition faster, but you may also be able to interrupt the flow of constant worries running through your head. Exercise and ADHD. Exercising regularly is one of the easiest and most effective ways to reduce the symptoms of ADHD and improve

HAS YOUR PA I N COME BACK?

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Keep up with your physical therapy exercises to relieve pain and prevent further injuries. If your pain doesn’t subside, consult with your therapist about what other things might be causing pain. Call Core Physical Therapy for a complimentary injury consultation. We will guide you so you can get back to the activities you love.

EXERC I SE ESSENT I AL S US E T H I S E X E RC I S E TO H E L P S T R ENGT H EN YOUR C OR E

ARE YOU IN PAIN?

You may benefit from physical therapy if you suffer with:

• Shoulder Pain • Knee Pain • Problems Walking • Dizziness • Sports Injury

• Lower Back Pain • Arthritis • Sciatica

CURL UP Lie on back with one leg straight. The other leg is bent with the foot flat on the ground. Position your hands underneath your lower back. Tuck your chin and lift your shoulder blades off the ground slightly. Return to the start position in a controlled manner. Repeat fifteen times.

• Neck Pain • Headaches

We can get you out of pain and back to the things you love! CALL 260-226-7329

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Always consult your physical therapist or physician before starting exercises you are unsure of doing.

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