Health &Wellness The Newsletter About Your Health And Caring For Your Body
“ I’ve Been More Active Since Seeking Treatment! ” THE IDEAL TREATMENT FOR LOW BACK PAIN
Do you suffer from an aching back? Whether it is a short-lived muscle spasm, or a long-term problem, your back is telling you something! Your spine is a complex structure made up of bones, muscles, discs, tendons, ligaments, and nerves. It is the hub of your nervous system where messages to and from your brain travel to different parts of your body. It is so complex, that it takes years for you to master the ability to stand up straight, walk, and run.
INSIDE: • The Ideal Treatment For Low Back Pain • 3 Common Spine Problem Areas • Patient Results • Exercise Essentials • Health & Wellness Tips • ReQuest A Healthy Back & Neck
Health &Wellness The Newsletter About Your Health And Caring For Your Body
“We Can Spark A Light Of Hope For Pain Relief This Summer!” THE IDEAL TREATMENT FOR LOW BACK PAIN
As we age, it is very common to suffer aches and pains in the lower back, typically because of poor posture and prolonged sitting, or previous injuries; however aches and pains are a sign of underlying problems. Your spine relies on proper posture, alignment, strength, and coordination. When any one of these key areas doesn’t work right, strain and stress occurs on the spine, sparking inflammation and pain. Inflammation weakens the spinal muscles and leg muscles, causing difficulty with everyday activities. Getting up and down from the floor, squatting, standing for long periods, and even walking can become a problem. This can really affect your life and the longer the problem persists, the more long-term damage can occur. Quickly Relieve Low Back Pain Most low back pain can easily be treated with physical therapy and without the need for surgery, or prolonged medication. Physical therapy can reduce inflammation, restore proper function, restore normal back strength and prevent future injury. Maintaining and building muscle strength is particularly important to getting you back to doing the things you love to do, without worrying about the pain. Not all low back pain is the same, so your treatment will be tailored to for your specific symptoms and condition. Once the examination is complete, your physical therapist will evaluate the results, identify the factors that have contributed to your specific back problem, and design an individualized treatment plan for your specific back problem. Our physical therapists have years of medical training and skills to thoroughly evaluate and pinpoint the cause of your back pain. Look inside to learnmore about our physical therapy and personal training programs and say hello to healthy living and good-bye to that aching back!
3 COMMON SPINE PROBLEM AREAS FINDING THE SOURCE TO BACK PAIN
Whether you have back pain, neck pain, or radiating arm / leg pain, we can help. Your spine must be flexible, strong, and healthy in order for you to maintain a pain free body. We ensure that you’ll achieve the best results for your back/neck pain with the ReQuest Physical Therapy spine program. UPPER SPINE Pain or injury here is often responsible for headaches to the scalp and face. This area helps with overall body balance and the ability to rotate the neck. Conditions involving the upper spine often present as limited motion and contribute to a forward head posture. As a result, this increases strain on the neck causing muscle pain and tension. In addition, weakness and pain to the shoulders, arms, hands, and fingers can be common. MID SPINE Pain or injuries here can cause limited motion and mid-back pain. The nerves exiting this area are responsible for digestion, heart and lung function. Limited motion here also increases the amount of strain on the lower spine. LOWER SPINE A common area of low back pain and radiating leg pain. This area can cause a significant amount of back pain because it is supposed to rotate with walking. Furthermore, this is a common area for disc herniation that can cause pain, numbness and tingling into the buttocks, thighs, legs or feet.
Do you want a natural solution to your pain? Gain your freedom from pain medication and avoid costly surgery with physical therapy!
FREE BACK PAIN ANALYSIS We can help you feel better naturally with a
We can help you: Naturally relieve aches and pain. Increase your strength. Be more active with your friends and family.
• Cost Effective • Non-invasive • Safe & Natural • State-of-the-art facilities Features of Physical Therapy:
Have more energy. Feel better at work.
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• REQUEST A HEALTHY BACK & NECK • Hear what our patients have to say!
MEDICAL MEDX LOW BACK & NECK PROGRAM ReQuest Physical Therapy is the only practice in Gainesville that has the Medical MedX Low Back and Neck Program. We could discuss the years of research at the University of Florida or the 75 peer reviewed journal articles but I believe our patients can say it better. I am now able to walk on my own! “Diagnosed with spondylolisthesis…excruciating pain that necessitated my use of a walker to be mobile … often not able to leave my home at all. Under Penny’s guidance and ‘core’ strengthening program I am now able to walk on my own. Now 10 months later with the ability to do all of the things that I did prior to my injury, I am still visiting Penny and Lionel weekly for Back MedX sessions. I cannot think of a place where I could have been treated as professionally and medically appropriate. My total experience has been outstanding”. - Miles It made such a difference in my back! “Suffering with back pain my doctor suggested ReQuest Physical Therapy. It made such a difference in my back stability, strength and most important keeping the chronic back pain away. Just to be able to cook and go to the store pain free is amazing”. - Jill ReQuest Physical Therapy offers massage therapy for both therapeutic benefit and relaxation. We incorporate massage into the treatment plan when it’s appropriate so that the patient is benefiting from both physical and massage therapy combined. Aquatic Therapy We are the only clinic in Gainesville that can offer you 4 different pools to use: an Olympic sized pool, warm therapy pool, a whirlpool, and a cold plunge. Using GHF’s warm therapy pool, we offer pain-free mobility and strengthening for those with arthritis, fibromyalgia, balance problems, and degenerative joint disease. Our Post Care Program A customized fitness program designed to enhance the rehabilitation phase by extending benefits beyond the time allowed by the insurance company: at no additional cost to the patient. Our goal is to solidify the gains our patients gains made in strength, range of motion and function to allow full recovery and minimize the injury reoccurring and return one to normal daily function. The ReQuest Advantage Integrated Massage
There is no longer pain in my back or legs! “Using this machine every two weeks has been life changing. There is no longer pain in my back or legs. and I am enjoying my life better and have been able avoid surgery”. - B.D.
• Continued access to therapists via email and phone calls • FREE wellness newsletters • FREE access to eBooks , education and health updates on our Facebook page and website • FREE Access to Gainesville Health and Fitness seminar series • FREE Post Rehab for 30 days at GHF (includes all membership privileges) • FREE Screenings and Consultations for family and friends requestphysicaltherapy.com
Our commitment to you continues after discharge. • FREE follow-up visit at 30 days
We gladly accept most insurances, providing a great LOW COST SOLUTION to restore your pain-free movement!
ATTENTION Pain Sufferers
Health & Wellness Tips
“ As a new service we are offering this free download. It’s a good read.” After treating hundreds of patients with joint problems, we want to share with you these 5 simple things you can do at home, to start feeling great.
Santiago Villamil, PT, MPT, CSCS Director of Physical Therapy
Do you or someone you know have back or neck pain? As a current or past patient you have access to this valuable information, at your fingertips. Start feeling better today in the privacy of your home. Go to www.requestphysicaltherapy.com/spinebook for your free download. This is the easiest way to get this information to our patients. Download and share with friends and family today!
HEALTHY SUMMER GRILLING RECIPE
GRILLED GREEN BEANS
INGREDIENTS • 2 pounds fresh green beans, ends trimmed • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil • 1/2 cup Marcona almonds • 1/2 cup shaved Parmesan cheese
For Orange-Shallot Dressing: • 3 tablespoons fresh orange juice • 2 tablespoons minced shallot • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard • Pinch of kosher salt and ground black pepper • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
DIRECTIONS 1. Make the Green Beans: Heat grill for direct grilling over medium- high heat. Toss beans with oil and place in grill basket. Grill 6 to 8 minutes or until beans are lightly browned and tender-crisp, stirring occasionally. 2. Meanwhile, make Orange-Shallot Dressing: In small bowl, whisk together orange juice, shallot, mustard, salt and pepper. While whisking, slowly drizzle in oil until all oil is incorporated. 3. Serve green beans sprinkled with almonds and cheese, and drizzled with Orange-Shallot Dressing.
DOWNLOAD INSTANTLY AT: requestphysicaltherapy.com/spinebook
Exercise Essentials Try these exercises to keep you moving...
About Us When you need physical therapy, you have the right to choose where you go. If you are tired of being a number and ready for a physical therapy team that’s proud to offer special services not found in any other practice in the Gainesville area, ReQuest Physical Therapy is your choice. We offer a variety of additional premier services to make your time at ReQuest as pleasant as possible, including discounts for cash/ self-pay patients, flexible payment schedules, and same-day appointments. We also accept patients without a physician’s referral, so you can begin treatment quickly and without the hassle of extra paperwork.
MINI SQUAT Stand with feet shoulder width apart. Perform a squatting motion initiated by bending at the hip. Only bend knees slightly, do not bend knees beyond 45 degrees. Rise up by straightening at the hip. Repeat 8 times.
Relieves back pain
PRONE HIP EXTENSION While lying face down with your knee straight, slowly raise up your leg off the ground. Alternate legs and repeat 8 times.
Exercises copyright of
Relieves aches & pains in the lower body
Santiago Villamil PT, MPT, CSCS Director of Physical Therapy
Always consult your physical therapist or physician before starting exercises you are unsure of doing.
Why You Need To Come In For Another Check-Up:
Think ReQuest FIRST
� Sit for long periods comfortably � Walk for long distances � Live an active & healthy lifestyle
� Move without pain � Bend and move freely � Balance confidently & securely
Take Care Of Your Aches & Pains Before It’s Too Late!
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