Pro-Active PT: Neck Pain and Stress

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Michael and his beautiful wife Gayla are current residents of Benton, AR. They have 2 daughters,

When asked what his favorite part of the job is he says “I love the day to day interaction with the staff, everyone that works here is like my family.” - Michael Johnson

one in college and one in high school, he says he loves getting the out of the blue hugs and I love you from his girls. Their pets include a 13 yr old dog named Cotton and an 8 yr old cat named Princess. In his free time, Michael enjoys hunting, fishing, cooking and if you ask his wife getting on her nerves. One day Michael would love to be able to learn to fly and go on an elk or stag hunt in the mountains with his dad. Michael joined our team in January 2010, and became the director of Benton PT and Malvern PT in October 2010. He was recently made a partner in the company in January of 2018. Michael truly enjoys his job and the people he works with.

RELIEVING NECK PAIN & HEADACHES Look Up To A Happy &Pain Free Life! Health & Wellness The Newsletter About Your Health And Caring For Your Body MALVERN Physical Therapy PRO-ACTIVE Physical Therapy BRYANT BENTON Physical Therapy MALVERN Physical Therapy PRO-ACTIVE Physical Therapy BRYANT

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Do you suffer from frequent neck pain and headaches? People literally live on Acetaminophen and Ibuprofen for years because they constantly have a nagging headache, induced by muscle spasms in the neck. Many people who suffer from frequent headaches fear they have an underlying neck problem that may go undiagnosed or untreated. The Cause of Most Headaches Headaches can range from minor nagging pains to full-blown migraines that knock you off your feet for a day or two. Any headache, whether tremendous pain or not, should be a warning sign that the muscles around your spine and neck may be too tight and tense. Prolonged muscle tension may cause you to feel stiff and achy. One may feel pain in the shoulders, neck, upper back and even radiating out to the upper arms. Most people who have headaches complain about having neck and shoulder pain. The most intense pain usually lies directly in the upper back sides of the neck. The pain then radiates into the shoulder area. This is why many people who have headaches treat themselves to seek frequent neck and shoulder massages. Relief That Works Physical therapy goes beyond massages to evaluate and treat the root cause of your pain. Muscular tightness may lead to poor joint movement and weakness. Our medical physical therapy experts are trained in specialized, hands-on treatments to quickly reduce your pain. Furthermore, you can enjoy the added benefits of corrected posture and improved motion. We help to train you in gentle exercises and self-help techniques to relieve neck pain and headaches independently and prevent the problem from reoccurring. Physical therapy at Pro-Active Physical Therapy can help you to relieve the tightness and tension in your muscles, helping you live a happy, pain-free life.


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FOCUS ON NECK PAIN TO RELIEVE HEADACHES The neck can be a hidden and debilitating source of headaches. Very often neck pain and headaches go hand-in-hand, leading to a miserable time coping with everyday activities. According to the National Institute of Health Statistics, neck pain and headaches are the second most common form of pain experienced by Americans, with 59% reporting it affected their enjoyment of life. Some headaches are often grouped under the term “cervicogenic headache” meaning that the primary source is from the neck.

There are well mapped out patterns of headaches that come from the different parts of the neck, shoulder and upper back areas. The discs betweenyourbones (vertebrae)and joints in theupperneckoften contribute to headaches. Even headaches located in the forehead or behind the eyes are often referred pains stemming from problem areas in the neck and base of the skull. The joints connecting the top three vertebral levels of the neck handle almost 50% of the total motion of the entire neck.This means they absorb a lot of repetitive strain. These joints bear the main load of the weight of the head (about that of a bowling ball). With fatigue, poor posture, injuries, disc problems, arthritis, muscular stress and even prior surgeries, the wear and tear on this critical region of your body can prove too much, resulting in pain. It is also possible that you may develop a narrowing of the spinal canal itself. Since the spinal cord runs through the spine, a narrowing of the canal or where the nerves exit, can lead to a condition called spinal stenosis. There is much that can be done to treat neck pain and headaches. Our


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Relieve Neck Pain In Minutes Try this movement if you are experiencing neck pain. 7 9 expert physical therapists have years of experience helping people with neck pain and headaches. By finding the root cause of your neck pain and headaches we can relieve your pain quickly, reduce the need for medication and get you back to the activities you enjoy. Discover how our team of specialists at Pro-Active Physical Therapy can eliminate your neck pain and headaches allowing you to live a happy, active and pain-free life. Call today for more details! 7 5 8 4 2 6 7 1 4


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9 7 1 4 6 2 CERVICAL RETRACTION Stand with your back against a wall. Position a rolled up towel behind your neck. Tuck chin like you are nodding ‘yes’. Draw your chin closer to the back of your throat. Repeat 3 times.

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INGREDIENTS • 1 package Frozen Spinach (drain well) • 2 - 8 oz packages cream cheese • 1 package Colby Jack cheese • 1 package shredded Parmesan cheese • 2 cans of Rotel

INSTRUCTIONS Combine all ingredients well and place in a 11 x 13 pan. Bake at 375 degrees for 30 - 40 minutes. Thisrecipecomesfromoneofourstaff membersShawna. Igotthisrecipefrom one of my best friends and now it has become a company favorite at all of our staff meetings. I hope you enjoy it as much as we do!


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Pro-Active Physical Therapy Bryant Now Open

After providing Physical Therapy services for over 10 years, we’re proud to open our 2nd location in Saline County!

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Come by and see why we were voted Saline County “Best of the Best”

The therapists here are wonderful! “The people here are so pleasant and make you feel great. They laugh with you and make the pain not as bad. The therapists here are wonderful! This is a great place and I would come back in a minute. Thank you!” – Rita L. Coupon Corner

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