Kinect: Effective Ways To Beat Sciatica & Back Pain

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY MESA!

and have welcomed two new therapists (Kyle and McKenna). Kayla, our veteran exercise technician, is now accompanied by three other techs; Reid, Felicity, and April. We also hired a new front office teammate named Trudi to team up with Linda to run the front office the Kinect way! We’d like to warmly thank all of the patients and doctors in our community who have supported our mission and have helped us change so many lives! Stop by to say hi and come check out our expanded team and clinic!

August marked the month of our Mesa clinic’s 2nd birthday! Over the past two years, our Mesa location has grown from a family of four to a family of 10! August of 2017, we had to blow out the wall to expand into the office space next door. Today, we have our original two therapists on staff (Rick and Maddie)

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“Wave Hello To Pain Relief!”

EFFECTIVE WAYS TO BEAT SCIATICA & BACK PAIN

Whether it’s a sudden, shooting pain down your leg or a persistent ache in your lower back, sciatica can seriously impact your daily life. While medications, injections and even surgery sometimes help people with sciatic nerve pain, physical therapy is the most effective and least invasive way to eradicate the problem. Physical therapy is invaluable for easing sciatic pain. Its effectiveness stems from the multi-faceted approach your therapist will take in order to reduce the pressure on the nerve. Improving your strength and the flexibility in your hip area can do much to decrease the pressure on your sciatic nerve, which in turn will relieve the pain you feel. The muscle and ligament structure of your hips tend to tighten if you spend too much time sitting. That causes your spine to take on the strain, often leading to sciatic nerve impingement.

To combat this undue pressure, physical therapists work to increase hip mobility by helping you stretch your hip abductors and flexors. This opens up the pathway, which your sciatic nerve runs, so that the nerve is freed from compression. In addition, strengthening hip abductors muscles, as well as building mobility, will enable the muscles and ligaments in your hips to be better aligned. Improved strength in your hip area, allows the effort used in everyday movement to be more evenly distributed, and therefore less apt to result in nerve irritation. Let the experts at Kinect Physical Therapy help you improve your mobility. Give us a call at the location nearest you today!

SAN TAN VALLEY 480.568.4580

MESA 480.833.2778

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Look inside to learn more about our programs and say hello to a healthier you by returning to a pain-free, active lifestyle!

Outstanding Patient Results

I am so happy! “I am SO happy to have had good people to work with! I never would have believed that those back pains could go away, but it happened! I have seen a very positive side that will always bring me hope if I have pains in the future. I am very thankful for the help this has been!” - Brenda C. I am now able to run! “I am now able to run, jump, ride a bike, and I am back to riding a dirt bike. KinectPhysicalTherapyhashelpedmesomuch! Iamnowback todoing things that I thought would take me a year to do.Thank you all so much!” - Colson D.

I walked out of Kinect without my walker! “I could not put all of my weight on my right leg, and today I walked out of Kinect without my walker! They have done a terrific job here and they are all very professional!” - Stanley N. Thanks for giving me my life back! “Before starting at Kinect, I could not run, walk, or stand on one foot. I am able to do all this now! Thanks for giving me my life back!” - Wyatt R.

THIS COULD BE YOU! Contact us today to schedule an appointment!

SAN TAN VALLEY 480.568.4580

MESA 480.833.2778

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GLENDALE 623.934.1154

Consider Turning To Physical Therapy First

A study published in Spine, the respected medical journal, found that, when started early enough, physical therapy is a very effective treatment for sciatica, and one which is more budget-friendly for the average person. The study found that over a one-year period, people who had taken 10 sessions of physical therapy had better results for their sciatic pain than those who were only given guidelines for treatment. The study’s authors attributed the cost-effectiveness of the physical therapy approach in part to using it as a first line of defense against sciatic pain and back pain. For the many patients for whom physical therapy as the primary treatment was sufficient, there wasn’t a need for expensive tests, such as MRIs, or further invasive procedures. If you’re concerned about shooting pains down one leg, buttock aching or lower back pain and numbness -- or any combination of sharp and dull aching anywhere along the sciatic nerve -- contact us right away for a consultation. We’ll work with your doctor to address the specific problems contributing to the ongoing impingement of your sciatic nerve, while also striving to reduce your pain as quickly as possible.

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• Low Back Pain • Cervical Pain • Shoulder Pain • Knee Pain • Herniated/Bulging Disc • SI/Pelvic Pain • Arthritis • Sprains and Strains • Fractures

• Tennis Elbow • Rotator Cuff Injuries • Impingement Syndrome

� Sit for long periods comfortably

� Bend and move freely � Balance confidently and securely

• Balance Disorders • Difficulty Walking • Deconditioning • Muscle Weakness • Vertigo • And Many More!

� Walk for long distances � Live an active and healthy lifestyle

We are your therapists for life! We want you to stay healthy so all your checkups with us are FREE. Just call our clinic and schedule.

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EXCLUSIVE: GAINING LASTING RESULTS FROM DRY NEEDLING

• Do you have back pain? • Do you have difficulty bending or reaching? • Do you suffer from sciatica pain? If you suffer from sciatic pain when you do normal everyday activities, then there is help with the proper treatment plan to get your mobility back! Complementary and Alternative Remedies for Sciatica Pain Relief

Some people find pain relief from complementary and alternative therapy such as dry needling. Dry Needling involves inserting a tiny monofilament needle in a muscle or muscles, in order to release shortened bands of muscles and decrease trigger point activity.This can help resolve pain and muscle tension, and will promote healing.This is not traditional Chinese Acupuncture, but is instead a medical treatment that relies on a medical diagnosis to be effective. Who can benefit? Dry Needling is a valuable and effective treatment for musculoskeletal pain. Patients with the following symptoms may benefit from this treatment: • Muscle Strains • Tendonitis • Osteoarthritis • Bursitis • Decrease Mobility/Range of Motion • Headaches • Chronic Pain Millions of Americans are adversely impacted by back and neck pain each year. Studies show that, at one point or another, approximately 80% of the U.S. population will be affected by back pain. While there are a lot of options available to treat back pain, many of these only address the symptoms and don’t target the actual cause of your pain. Our physical therapists find the actual causes of your back pain, which may include muscle weakness, poor movement, sciatica, and poor spinal coordination. At Kinect Physical Therapy, our physical therapists are experts in helping patients quickly resolve their back pain. We will work closely with your

physician to design a treatment plan that best suits your needs and offers the quickest relief from pain and return to function. Contact us today at Chandler, San Tan Valley, Glendale & Mesa, AZ centers so we can help reduce your back and neck pain and get you back to optimal function today! https://www.webmd.com/back-pain/sciatica-pain-relief-options#2

Try these two movements that target the back! If you struggle to complete these exercises, contact the clinic nearest you today to schedule an evaluation.

Knee To Opposite Shoulder. Lie on your back with your legs extended. Bend your right leg and clasp your hands around the knee. Gently pull your right leg across your body toward your left shoulder. Hold it there for 30 seconds. Push your knee so your leg returns to its starting position. Repeat for a total of 3 reps, and then switch legs.

Sitting Spinal Stretch. Sit on the ground with your legs extended straight out. Bend your right knee and place your foot flat on the floor on the outside of your opposite knee. Place your left elbow on the outside of your right knee to help you gently turn your body toward the right. Hold for 30 seconds and repeat three times, then switch sides.

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MESA 480.833.2778

CHANDLER/SUN LAKES 480.802.8730

GLENDALE 623.934.1154

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“Don’t Let Aches & Pains Slow You Down! ” EASY EXERCISES FOR BACK PAIN RELIEF

If you are experiencing back pain and don’t find the tips below helpful, call and schedule a Free Consultation with one of our specialists who can further assist you in getting back to a more active life.

TRY THESE MOVEMENTS FOR BACK PAIN!

PIRIFORMIS STRETCH Sit in a chair with good posture. Cross the ankle of the leg you want to stretch overtop of your opposite knee. Lean your trunk slowly forwards until you feel a stretch. Repeat 2 times.

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LUMBOSACRAL NERVE DECOMPRESSION Lie on your side with affected side up. Pillows between your knees. Affected hip is bent up slightly towards your chest. Affected hip is rotated outwards. Affected knee is bent over the pillows. Relax and think happy thoughts. Bend/straighten knee gently. Pump foot up/down gently. The emphasis is on mobility of your nerves. Do not try to stretch your nerves!! Stop the exercise immediately if you feel pins, needles, numbness, or tingling.

CALL TODAY FOR MORE ASSISTANCE!

SAN TAN VALLEY 480.568.4580

MESA 480.833.2778

CHANDLER/SUN LAKES 480.802.8730

GLENDALE 623.934.1154

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