Reddy Care: Life Doesn't Have To Be A Pain In The Neck

N E W S L E T T E R REDDY CARE PT/OT IS THE BEST CHOICE FOR HOME THERAPY

• Our PTs and OTs address fall prevention, balance and safety in the home. • Our therapists bring exercise equipment and modalities to the home and provide an out-patient experience, in the natural home environment. It is a rehab program at home. • OT is a separate service; it is billed separately and does not affect PT or ST. OT can be the only service provided when appropriate. • OTs are uniquely skilled to perform safety assessments and recommend appropriate home adaptations and equipment. •We offer the services of a Patient Liaison, who is a clinician, to ensure that every patient receives the attention they deserve an can oversee the process. Our extensive team of over 75 carefully chosen Physical and Occupational Therapists are highly trained to provide comprehensive and compassionate care in the home and clinic.

Reddy-Care is offering many new services:

Reddy-Care is offering many new services. We are committed to quality care and maintaining the health of our patients while remaining at home. Our goal is to promote wellness and safety at home, in an effort to reduce hospitalizations or re-admittance. • Reddy Care is NOT an agency. We do not bill Medicare Part A. • Reddy Care is able to help patients that may not qualify for services under Medicare A. • Reddy Care can send therapists to the home to continue their rehab, even if there is no need for nursing or home health aid. •We are therapist owned and operated. We understand what it takes to provide quality care and facilitate positive outcomes. •We provide both PT and OT and utilize a team approach. It is a rehab program at home. • Our administrative staff efficiently manages insurance verifications and prompt scheduling. Our up-to-date EMR system ensures timely and compliant documentation.

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YOUR LIFE DOESN’T HAVE TO BE A PAIN IN THE NECK

INSIDE : • Understanding Your Neck Pain

• Reddy Care On News 12! • What Our Patients Have to Say

• In-Home Physical & Occupational Therapy

Head and neck pain is not the type of pain that you can push through and deal with for too long. For one thing, chronic pain in the head or neck is often associated with some sort of chronic health concern — one that you need to deal with, not ignore. Secondly, when you are dealing with constant pain in your head or neck, it becomes difficult to concentrate. This can have a negative effect on your personal relationships, your career and more. The most common cause of neck or head pain is a muscle or joint problem. Working with a physical therapist can help you to identify the cause of the trouble and begin taking steps to correct the issue, allowing you to find relief from the pain without having to commit to long-term pain management — which often includes the use of pain medications that are potentially harmful to your health and not likely to work as well over time. Unlike pain medications that become less helpful the longer they are used, physical therapy provides long-term relief from pain by correcting the joint or muscle concern with targeted therapies like flexibility exercises, muscle strengthening techniques, and guided stretches that target core joints and muscles. Of course, not all neck or head pain is the same, so understanding the basics of what you are dealing with is the first step to achieving relief.

There are a lot of different types of headaches that you may experience, and each can be caused by its own different reason. For example, migraines can be caused by environmental factors, food allergies or even as a result of stress. There are headaches that can develop due to sinus pain and headaches that will develop when you are dehydrated. There are also headaches that will develop when you are exposed too long to loud noises. There is no singular fix for each of these different types of headaches, which is why attempting to treat every headache you experience with the same medication frequently doesn’t work. One of the most common causes of headaches that are easily treatable with physical therapy is radiating headaches, which are caused by stress in the joints and muscles of the neck. This causes pain to radiate from the top of the neck into the head, especially surrounding the ears. There are a lot of reasons why radiating headaches could develop, including as a result of lack of movement and stiffness in the neck. This buildup of irritation can be treated with regular physical therapy, especially through the use of massage and flexibility exercises that target the muscles in the neck. Read more inside! Call us to make an appointment. Ph: 516-829-0030

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Understanding Your Neck Pain

In many situations, pain that develops in the neck can be associated with one of two major problems. The first is upper-back pain that begins to radiate into the neck. The second is arthritis. Physical therapy can be used to address both types of neck pain. Cervical arthritis causes frequent aches in the neck and shoulders. This pain is generally worse when there are sudden changes in weather or at the end of the day, and while over-the-counter medication may make the pain less severe, it won’t eliminate the pain entirely. The biggest problem posed by cervical arthritis is that the pain will typically cause a loss of range of motion in the neck, which actually increases your risk of injury as a result of a sudden movement and causes regular discomfort and frustration as you are not able to utilize your neck in the way you normally could. There are plenty of situations in which pain in the neck as a result of cervical arthritis grows so severe that it can cause chronic poor posture and even a reduction in height. Addressing the Core Problem The majority of neck and head pain can be helped with one simple strategy: strength building. It frequently happens that the absolute cause of the start of a pain in the neck or head is a result of poor posture or quickened motion, and building core strength, as well as strength in the neck, can make a huge difference in your ability to handle tasks without experiencing chronic pain.

Keep in mind that the neck and head are sensitive areas, so attempting to treat the pain at home can be dangerous and may not be effective. Working with a physical therapist is the safe way to ensure that you are practicing positive techniques to find relief from your aches and pains. If you are suffering with neck pain, call us today to learn more about how we can relieve your pain, returning you to a more active life!

Poor Posture and Neck Pain Connection

There are many cervical spine diagnoses which can cause a pain in your neck. However, did you know, pain you feel elsewhere may actually be an issue originating from your neck. For example, do you ever experience tingling and numbness

A physical therapist can complete a thorough evaluation which includes a subjective portion where you answer questions that help identify where your symptoms are coming from. Some examples include what kind of pain you are experiencing, what activities make your pain better or worse, or when/how did the pain begin? Next, a therapist will evaluate your cervical spine. They will examine your range of motion, strength, joint integrity, palpation, posture, and can also examine your shoulder or thoracic spine as well. A physical therapist can then create an individualized program to meet your specific needs and goals. A physical therapist can use different manual techniques such as massage, myofascial release, traction, joint mobilizations and joint manipulations. Manual techniques in addition to postural re-education and exercises can help to decrease your CS pain and restore proper mechanics leading to pain free mobility and activities. A physical therapist can analyze the position you sleep in, your sitting and standing posture, how you lift or carry items, how you raise your arm overhead, and your body mechanics while working or driving which can all impact your neck and the pain you feel. This comprehensive plan of care will help get rid of your pain in the neck.

Blog by: Dr. Jessica Armillay, DPT

in your arm or hand? This can be from a pinched nerve in your neck. Do you frequently get headaches? This can be a cervicogenic headache stemming from your cervical spine. Another common cause of neck or cervical spine pain is poor posture. While reading this, there is a good chance your back is rounded or slumped, your shoulders are elevated, and your head and neck are placed in a forward position. In this posture, the alignment of your spine is altered, therefore the muscles that support your neck are overloaded and there is increased stress placed on your spine at abnormal angles. This leads to muscle imbalances, muscle weakness, and muscle tightness resulting in increased strain and stress to the muscles and joints in your cervical spine. This ultimately causes pain and may even result in issues with the disks in your neck causing a herniation.

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In-Home Physical & Occupational Therapy

“Super clean, super caring and very thorough!!!!” “This is the best Physical Therapy practice I have ever been to. And I have tried a-lot of them. They are so caring and thorough. Unlike other practices they don’t throw you out in 45 minutes or an hour. They spend so much time working on all my issues. I also love the state of the art equipment they offer. I am currently seeing Estelle and Kate and I love them. Both have very different approaches but both are very knowledgeable. Super clean, super caring and very thorough!!!!” “I would definitely recommend Reddy Care to anyone in need of physical therapy.” “I was receiving in-home physical therapy from Reddy Care for about 8 weeks and I am extremely happy with the progress I have made and the professionalism that my PT, Marcelo, demonstrated. I would definitely recommend Reddy Care to anyone in need of physical therapy.” “Great Service, staff, and assistants!” “I went to Reddy Care for about 3 and had an amazing experience!! They always were able to make my appointments on my time and would take me in right away. Loved it. Great Service, staff, and assistants! You also make friends with other patients.”

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