Franklin: Relieving Back Pain

Patient Spotlight “Prevented ailments that normally plague women after birth!”

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“Seven months ago I noticed I was having intense hip and pelvic pain after giving birth. After seeing a doctor and a chiropractor without improved changes, I decided to seek out physical therapy. I found Jessica at Franklin Rehabilitation. I wasblownaway!Shedidadetailed assessment and diagnosed my problem areas. She then outlined a plan of action to get me back on track. In the short time I’ve been seeing Jessica, I learned proper breathing

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

techniques, stretching exercises and proper muscle engagements to help support my body. We have even prevented some ailments that normally plague women after birth. I went from being unable to get out of bed without crying to returning to light exercises. I would highly recommend Women’s Health/Pelvic Rehab at Franklin Rehabilitation for all my female friends who have recently given birth.” - Briony B.

A Simple Test: Is Your Neck The Cause Of Your Pain HEALTH & WELLNESS TIPS

1. Stand normally with a friend facing you to observe your movements. 2. Turn your head left and right as far as you can comfortably. Have your friend note how far you turn. 3. Now sit in a chair and repeat the turning of your head both ways, have your friend again note how far you go.

4. Ask your friend if there is a difference in your neck movement, standing compared to sitting. 5. If your neck movement is more limited in sitting, then it is your neck or upper back that is tight and can be causing your low back pain.

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