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“ Don’t Let Pain Delay Your Athletic Goals! ” Getting To The Core Of Back & Neck Pain

INSIDE • Getting to The Core Of Back & Neck Pain • The Blueprint To Beat Back Pain • Patient Success Spotlight • Exercise Essentials If you suffer from an aching back or neck, it could simply be that your core muscles are weak. You may have heard of the term “core”, but what is it? Your core is the foundation of your body and like a building, needs to be strong and supportive. If your foundation is weak or crooked, then the other parts of your body, which rely on this, will not function properly. The timing and strength of variousmuscle contractions is critical for your proper body function. If your timing is off and yourmuscles areweak, abnormal strains occur to your spine, causing a lot of common aches and pains. (continued inside)

Health & Wellness The Newsletter About Your Health And Caring For Your Body

“Spend The Holidays Focusing Less On Pain!” Getting To The Core Of Back & Neck Pain

Your core muscles consist of a wide variety of skeletal muscles that keep you erect and help you move around on two feet. The core is a group of muscles in the pelvis, spine, abdominal and upper thigh areas. These muscles are arranged in different angles that are layered to give you support and stability. Most people suffer from back pain at some point Most people will experience back pain some time in their life due to coremuscleweakness. When the spinal joints, hip joints, sacroiliac joints and themuscles of the abdomen, pelvis, spine and hips don’t move well, a resulting strain occurs on the spine. This causes pain and can occur at any stage of life. However, this typically happens as we become older and less active as adults. How does the core become weak and stiff? A simple answer; use it or lose it. Our lifestyles today put us at risk for back and neck painwith prolonged sitting at work, sitting in the car, bending forward, watching TV, poor posture and many other factors which contribute to core weakness. Once the core is weakened, the weight of your body rests on your spinal discs, joints and ligaments causing long term damage. At Marketplace Physical Therapy & WellnessCenterwe knowthe rightmovements andmanual techniques that have been proven to help patients get back to and active and healthy lifestyle.

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THE BLUEPRINT TO BEAT BACK PAIN

If you suffer from back pain, you have probably seen that lots of different types of treatments are available. Medication, injections and other treatments can help with pain control, but do not address the root cause of the problem, which is core weakness. If you have ever had a surgery that involves cutting through the abdomen or pelvis, this weakens the core. In addition, prolonged illness and bed rest also weaken the core. Another common reason for core weakness in women is from childbirth and c-sections. This severely weakens the core. The “blueprint” or plan to helping most back pain sufferers and preventing future injuries, is to strengthen the core with professional help. Specialized training and exercise techniques can be done to strengthen your core, relieving stress on the spine. Physical Therapists are the medical professionals most uniquely qualified to evaluate and treat back pain resulting from core weakness. Working with your physician, we thoroughly evaluate your movement, alignment and strength. After we determine where the root cause of the problem is coming from, we then put together a comprehensive treatment plan to help restore core strength and movement. This helps you not only have relief from back pain, but teaches you the right exercises, posture and movement to prevent future problems and maintain a strong, healthy core. To see how our SPINE Program can give you a strong core and relieve your back pain, call us today or go online for more information.

• Move Freely • Alleviate Pain Naturally • Have More Energy • Enjoy Activities Pain Free • Be Stronger •

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Don’t let aches & pains become a way of life Pinpoint the exact cause of your pain problems!

• Pain while bending or reaching • Soreness after sitting up • Difficulty standing for > 20 mins • Pain when trying to sleep • Pain when driving > 30 mins • Pain from a past or current injury Do you suffer with any of the following symptoms?

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Patient Success Spotlight

Can honestly say my back pain is practically gone! Chris R. “With the help of the team at Marketplace, I am now in much better shape and can honestly say my back pain is practically gone! Thanks Marketplace PT! Highly recommend!”

Feel Better, No Doctor Referral Necessary

Whether you want to come in for a check-up, suffered a recent injury or you want to improve your health, a doctor referral is not needed. In the state of California you have Direct Access to physical therapy!

See our physical therapists for: • Recent injury • Nagging aches and pains • Back and neck pain • Joint pain and movement problems • Walking or balance difficulties

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Physical Therapists Are The Mechanics Of Your Body

TAKE CARE OF YOUR ACHES. BEFORE IT’S TOO LATE. Why You Should Come In For Another Check-Up: 9 Move without pain 9 Bend and move freely 9 Balance confidently and securely 9 Sit for long periods comfortably 9 Walk for long distances 9 Live an active and healthy lifestyle

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HEALTH & WELLNESS

We’ve partnered with Chris and Heidi Powell! Here at Marketplace Physical Therapy, we not only want to treat the current pain that our patients face, we want to get to the root of the issue! Sometimes the root of the problem can be excess weight which puts more pressure on joints, making it difficult to recover fully. We want our patients to heal fully instead of just treating the onset condition. For patients that qualify for this program, we have the opportunity to take it to the next level of more than just Physical Therapy, we want our patients to reach Total Wellness! Learn More! If you are in pain, Metabolic Wellness works with your physical therapist to provide an effective wellness and weight loss solution. Watch this short video to see how it works, then call us to learn more! To watch the video, scan the QR code, text Video to 31996, or type the link below into your browser on any device.

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Do you Qualify? In order to qualify for our new and exciting program there must be an underlying orthopedic condition. How it works 1. See your Primary Care Physician to see if you have a need for Physical Therapy 2. The first visit will be an evaluation by our Doctor of Physical Therapy 3. You’ll meet our Coach to guide you through your exercise and nutrition plan 4. Download the Metabolic Coaching App for weekly follow ups and consistent communication with our coaches 5. Progressive improvements and exciting results!

Exercise Essentials Try these exercises to keep your body strong and flexible...

BILATERAL KNEE TO CHEST While lying on your back with your knees bent, raise up both feet. Pull your knees to your chest. Hold for 10 seconds repeat 3 times.

PLANK While lying face down, lift your body up on your elbows and toes. Try and maintain a straight spine. Do not allow your hips or pelvis on either side to drop. Hold for as long as you can work up to holding it for a minute a day.

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HAVE YOU MET YOUR DEDUCTIBLE? Patients with family plans or those who have had major surgeries or have a chronic illness are especially likely to have a $0 balance remaining on their out-of-pocket expenses. This means that the cost of physical therapy could be minimal or completely covered by the patient’s insurance plan.

If you are close to or have met your insurance deductible for the year, then now is the time to come in for Physical Therapy! Are you feeling aches & pains? Need to work on your core? Let us help you get a head start for 2018. Contact us today to schedule your appointment.

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