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Do you suffer from knee, hip or leg pain? You are not alone. In the old days, when your back was hurting, your doctor told you to rest until it felt better. However a lot has been learned about proper treatment for back pain since those days, and gone are the days of prolonged bed rest. New studies show that proper movements, posture and a gradual return to activities, has been found to be much more successful to control back pain. This allows you faster pain relief and a return to normal pain-free activities. Bed rest and inactivity have been shown to weaken muscles and bones. Whereas exercise in general, increases strength and flexibility of the muscles, aiding in healing through increased blood flow to the affected area.

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• Are Your Feet Causing Your Back Pain

Plus: How your feet could cause your back pain...

• Service Spotlight

• Patient Success Spotlight

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It has also been found that exercise and aerobic activity, like walking, assists in bringing nutrients to structures in the spine. Some of these structures, like the discs between your vertebrae, have a poor blood supply and rely on your body’s movements and aerobic activity to circulate nutrients. When a person is inactive, less of these nutrients are able to get to the structures in the spine to keep them healthy. In our SPINE program we look at your individual health history, as well as your current mobility level and interests. Based on this, our physical therapists put together an individualized exercise program specifically for you. They will help guide you back into your previous activity level without pain. In addition to exercise, physical therapy utilizes a variety of gentle modalities such as ultrasound, electric stimulation, massage and heat or cold therapy to help relieve muscular spasms. Our program will first relieve your pain and then provide exercises to restore your strength and instruct you in how to prevent your symptoms from recurring.


Do I need a prescription to start physical therapy? No, you don’t. Although we see many patients sent directly by their physician, in the state of Michigan, a licensed physical therapist may begin the physical therapy process by performing a full physical therapy evaluation. We will verify benefits for you so that you can get started right away. YOU CAN START NOW CALL TODAY! METROPOLITAN PARKWAY (586) 228-7000 HALL ROAD (586) 868-7000

“What Could Be The Cause Of My B ack Pain At A Young Age? ” ARE YOUR FEET CAUSING YOUR BACK PAIN?

Whenyourfoothitstheground,yourwholebodyfeelstheeffect.  Imagine in your car if your shock absorbers were worn out. You would feel every bump and jolt from the road. Your feet and legs are much the same way. Thegreater the impactofyourstep,themore impact ithasonyourbody. Sometimesour legsarenotquitethesame lengthdueto jointreplacements or arthritic conditions in the ankle, knee, or hip. Even small differences maycausebackor legpain.Asmallheel liftcanoftenchangesymptoms dramatically. Manytimestightness intheanklecanalsocontributetobackpain.When the ankle joint is tight, this essentially makes that leg “longer” which can cause the spine to curve sligtly and result in back and leg pain. Your feetand legsneedtobeabletosupporttherestofyourbodyduring walking tasks. We will evaluate your leg and foot strength and mobility and focus on improving the muscles that are weak and stretching those thataretight.This inturnwillallowyoutowalkwithbetter formandhelp toeliminatebackpain. Ifwefindthatyouneedsometypeofmodification toyourshoesor insertswewillmakethoserecommendationsaswell.We want to look at everything that can be contributing to your back pain, not justyourback.Thiscanbedoneunder theguidanceandexpertiseofour team of medical professionals at Empower Physical Therapy & Fitness.


LOWER TRUNK ROTATION Lying on your back with your knees bent, gently rock your knees side-to-side. Perform this 10-15 times in each direction. Good Stretch If You Sit At A Computer All Day Relieve Back Pain In Minutes Try this movement if you are experiencing back pain.

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Patient Success Spotlight

Why You Need To Come Back In For Another Check Up: • Move without pain • Bend and move freely • Balance confidently and securely • Sit for long periods comfortably • Walk for long distances • Live an active and healthy lifestyle • Have loved ones stopped listening to your complaints because they have heard it so many times before? • Does back or neck pain put a frown on your face? ATTENTION Pain Sufferers TAKE CARE OF YOUR ACHES & PAINS BEFORE IT’S TOO LATE!

“After surgery, I was unable to move my arm at all. After coming in for therapy I am able to drive, dance, run and even brush my hair pain free! Thestaff ismarvelous.Thankyou toeveryoneatEmpower!” –AllisonB. I am able to brush my hair pain free! THIS CAN BE YOU! CALL TODAY TO SCHEDULE YOUR APPOINTMENT! METROPOLITAN PARKWAY (586) 228-7000 HALL ROAD (586) 868-7000

Service Spotlight

Redcord Medical/Neurac

Redcord is a bungee assisted system that focuses on neuromuscular re-education to activate, normalize, and strengthenmuscle interaction in the lower back. With Redcord’s help, we are able to progress rehabilitationquicker throughassistedandpain free movements.

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