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HEALTH & WELLNESS The Newsletter About Your Health And Caring For Your Body


INSIDE : •Determining the Origin of Your Pain • Understanding Your Pain

• It’s Your Body, It’s Your Choice • Patient Success Spotlight

HEALTH & WELLNESS The Newsletter About Your Health And Caring For Your Body


Sometimes it happens when a pain develops that you can immediately identify the cause. A new pair of shoes may cause a sharp pain in your heel, or an old chair at work may cause your back to grow sore and uncomfortable as time goes on. But there are other situations in which pain develops, and the cause of the pain is unclear. Different types of bodily pain can tell you different things about your body and overall bodily health. Sometimes, a pain in your arm or your leg may have little to nothing to do with an actual issue in your arm or leg. Physical therapists are like well-trained detectives when it comes to identifying the causes of pain. A physical therapist knows the way that the nervous system works, making it possible to identify the potential causes of pain, even if the pain is manifesting itself in an unusual or seemingly inexplicable way. SERVICES/ THERAPIES : • Neck & Back Pain/Radiculopathy • Hip, Knee, Ankle & Foot Injuries • Elbow & Shoulder Rehabilitation

• Vestibular Rehabilitation • Sports Injuries • And More!

• Arthritis - Painful Joints • Joint Replacements • Balance Disorders

can help you find the relief you are looking for. Physical therapists are trained in identifying and treating the cause of your pain, giving you the opportunity to shift away from the ongoing use of pain medication and, instead, find relief from your pain with a series of strategies that include stretching, muscle building, and flexibility training.

Understanding Your Pain

When you meet with a physical therapist to understand where your pain may be coming from, one of the first things you’ll do is have a conversation about your pain. How long you’ve been experiencing pain, where it developed and how the pain manifests itself are all very important distinctions that can help shed some light on what may be causing your discomfort.

Whether you are suffering from pain in your head, your back, your neck or anywhere else in your body, working with a physical therapist

Call us today to learn more about how you can live pain-free!

Understanding Your Pain

Here are a few things you may want to consider before heading into physical therapy: • Consider exactly where the pain occurs in your body, and research what the different parts of the body are called so that you can have an accurate and helpful conversation about your pain. For example, back pain has a lot of differentiations, and lumbar pain (which is in the lower back) is frequently caused by factors different from what would cause upper-back or neck pain. • How does the pain feel when it develops? Is it a lingering ache? Is it a sharp stab? Is it more of a tingling feeling? Each of these sensations are actually associated with different types of problems, so describing your pain appropriately may be helpful in determining the best treatment methods for your body’s needs. • What do you think may be causing the pain? Of course, it happens that a pain will develop, and you are dumbfounded as to why, but

more often than not, there is something that you think could be influencing it. If the pain started around the same time as a change in environment or life circumstances, then it is worth telling your physical therapist about the association. Another thing to consider about your pain is whether or not it develops at particular times of the day or year. There are plenty of situations when someone begins to experience pain when the weather starts to change, and it turns out that the pain is a result of arthritis and inflammation. There are other situations in which the pain will develop as a result of prolonged sitting or the opposite — such as when things get crazy at home or at work, and you find that you are not getting as much sleep as usual. Considering any changes in your daily habits or environmental factors can be very helpful in determining what is causing your pain. Regardless of where your pain is, how long you’ve been dealing with it, or how intense the pain feels, the smart thing to do when pain

develops is to speak with a physical therapist. Working with a physical therapist can help you finally get a step ahead of your pain, finding treatment options that are designed to provide you with long-term relief instead of temporary relief from medication. For more information about physical therapy for overcoming bodily pain, contact us.

Exercise Essentials Try this movement if you are experiencing pain.

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A special thank you to those who have referred others to RESTORE. The biggest compliment is when a past patient returns or recommends us to their family and friends. It doesn’t go unnoticed!

SIDELYING TRUNK ROTATION While lying on your side with your arms out-stretched in front of your body, slowly twist your upper body to the side and rotate your spine. Your arms and head should also be rotating along with the spine as shown. Follow your hand with your eyes. Hold for 20 seconds repeat 3 times on each side.

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If you know someone suffering with aches and pains, or a balance issue, refer them to RESTORE PhysicalTherapy today. Pass along this newsletter or have them call our Referral Hotline at (856) 396-8131. If they are unsure if physical therapy is right for them, have them ask for a Free Discovery Visit. They will thank you later!

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Patient Success Spotlight

Practice News

SHOULDER PAIN WORKSHOP ATTENTION PAIN SUFFERERS! Thursday, March 5th, 2020 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm • Are you unable to perform daily tasks due to discomfort? • Do you have pain while reaching? • Have you missed work because of your shoulder pain? If so, this workshop is for you! (856) 396-8131 Register Today!

“The atmosphere here is so supportive and caring!”

“I first came here for a Sciatica Workshop. I received an evaluation and a game plan to help me with my sciatica pain. I’ve been to many PT places before and would be given exercises without being monitored. My Therapist, Reed, stayed with me, explained everything that we were doing, and also performed traction. Within the first week, the pain lessened, and two months later, I am free of Sciatica pain! The atmosphere here is so supportive and caring. Thank you for the help. I definitely recommend Restore PT!” - Sandy K.

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GO DIRECTLY TO OUR EVENTS PAGE! You can easily register for our workshops online! Simply open the camera on your smart phone and scan this QR code to take you directly to our events page.

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