Premier Therapy. Helping Aches & Pains

NEWS LE T T ER Start Your New Year Off Right FREE FROM ACHES & PAINS

INSIDE : • Why Use Physical Therapy For Aches & Pains?

• Seasonal Healthy Recipe • Patient Success Spotlight


Start Your New Year Off Right FREE FROM ACHES & PAINS

likely feel sore. Apply ice directly to the area that hurts on and off for 20 minutes at a time during the first 24-72 hours after the pain develops. After that, consider soaking in hot water, such as taking a warm bath, to further soothe your muscles. 2. Don’t underestimate the power of resting! Your body relies on sleep just as much as your brain. You need to get plenty of sleep to keep your stress level at a minimum—and that includes your physical stress level. Aim to sleep between 7-9 hours every night.The more activity you engage in, the more sleep you need. 3. Keep your body in good shape with regular exercise. It may seem counterintuitive to cut down on pain by moving more, but exercise is a really good way to reduce aches and pains. When you exercise every day, you are able to train your muscles for more movement, and thereby reduce aches and pains. Keepingactive,staying rested,andbeingsmartwithhotandcold therapycreate a trifecta for healthy management of aches and pains, but they aren’t going to solve thebiggerproblems.Whenachesandpainsstart togrowsevere,orchronic, then it is time to reach out to a professional for support. Physical therapy is the bestway to reduceachesandpainsbecause it takes intoaccountacombination of active and passive strategies to help tackle the cause of your pain.

Everyonedevelopsachesandpains from time to time.Aftera longdayout in the sun,orafteranafternoonof trying tokeepupwithhouseholdchores,sometimes the tasks that we expect of our bodies can get the best of us. Whether it is a lingering ache in your back, feet that feel swollen and tired after a long day in your shoes, or a crick in your neck that just won’t go away, dealing with aches and pains can really take a toll on your overall feeling of wellbeing. If you stopped and asked around, you’d be amazed to see how many people are struggling with aches and pains, just like you. What may surprise you even more is how many people are coping with those pains without doing anything productive about it. HOW TO DEAL WITH ACHES AND PAINS Pain medications can reduce the severity of aches and pains for a little while, but they don’t do anything to resolve the issue.There are things that you can do at home that can alleviate your aches and pains, helping to reduce the severity of your discomfort while also reducing the likelihood that the pain will return. Don’t just complain about those aches and pains. Start doing something about them. Here is a quick rundown of things that you can do at home that can reduce your daily pain: 1. Use hot and cold therapy appropriately to reduce inflammation. After a good workout or a day of doing chores out in the yard, your muscles will

Why Physical Therapy For Aches & Pains?

There are a lot of different reasons as to why you may start feeling aches and pains. Muscle pain will occur whenever your muscles start to grow. To build more muscle mass, your muscles have to stretch, and lactic acid can pour into the lining of your muscles to cause a burning sensation. More movement will push that acid out, helping you to experience relief, and in time your muscles will develop increased elasticity, and the burning won’t be so severe. Build-up of tension from stress or overuse, and muscle pain from poor posture can also contribute to regular pain. A physical therapist can take a comprehensive assessment to help determine what may be the primary cause behind your aches and pains. Working with a physical therapist can help you develop a new approach to managing your aches and pains. Your physical therapy program will likely take into account strategies like hydrotherapy, deep tissue massage, guided stretching and targeted movements to help you experience ongoing relief from regular discomfort. If you’re experiencing aches and pains, call your physical therapist at Premier Therapy today, or visit our website at to learn more information.


Relieve Neck Pain In Minutes Try this movement if you are experiencing neck pain.

Seasonal Recipe: Orange Cranberry Bread

Relieves Neck Pain

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2 cups white whole wheat flour

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1 cup fresh cranberries 1 teaspoon orange zest 1/3 cup coconut oil, melted 3/4 cup fresh orange juice

1/2 cup sugar

1 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 egg

Grease an 8×4 inch loaf pan. Set aside. Preheat oven to 350° F. In a large bowl, add white whole wheat flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cranberries, and orangezest.Gentlystir. Inaseparatemedium-sizedbowl,addcoconutoil, freshorange juice, and an egg. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients. Stir to combine everything together.Scrape thebatter into theprepared loafpan.Bake for30-35minutes.Remove and let cool for 5 minutes. Serve and enjoy!

NECK FLEXION Sit in a chair with good posture. Slowly lower your chin towards your chest as far as low as you comfortably can, then raise your head, looking up towards the ceiling as high as you comfortably can. Repeat 6 times.

Always consult yourphysical therapistorphysicianbefore startingexercises youareunsureofdoing.

Call 248.538.5165 (West Bloomfield) or 248.956.7640 (Commerce) to schedule your appointment today!

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Who Do You Know That Needs Our Help?

� Move without pain � Bend and move freely � Balance confidently & securely

� Sit for long periods comfortably � Walk for long distances � Live an active and healthy lifestyle

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If you know someone suffering with aches and pains, give the gift of health. Refer them to Premier Therapy Centers today. Pass along this newsletter or have them call us directly to schedule an appointment.

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