LoudounPT_Relieving Neck Pain

FOCUSING ON YOUR HEALTH & FITNESS Keep Moving. In addition to staying active, try to avoid sitting for prolonged periods of time. Research shows that getting up for just five minutes every 30 to 60 minutes and performing light activity (say, pacing around the house or performing simple squat exercises) reduces the risk of diabetes and other heart disease risk factors. it comes to ways to have quality time with family and friends while also prioritizing your health. Plan YourWorkouts. Note your workouts in your schedule to ensure they are a part of your day. Remember, some exercise is better than none. Rather than skipping the gym altogether, make time for a quick workout.

HAS YOUR PA I N COME BACK? You will receive a movement evaluation to determine your true problem, education on why you are hurting and how to prevent it from reoccurring, and an exercise prescription specifically to meet your needs. Most Insurance plans DO pay for Telehealth Physical Therapy visits. Call or schedule an appointment at loudounpt.com/newsletter- request-appointment/ . We are now able to see you in the office or remotely through Teletherapy. Teletherapy is a convenient, one-on-one Telehealth visit that is performed by our skilled physical therapists on a computer connected to the internet. TELETHERAPY NOW AVAILABLE!

Stay Healthy with an Immunity Boost. Just a few minutes of exercise a day can help prevent simple bacterial and viral infections, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Drink Eight, 8-Oz Glasses Of Water Each Day. Try to keep water with you at all times. Fill up a 64 ounce water jug in the morning and finish it by the end of the day.

Be Creative and Get Rid of ‘All Or Nothing’ Mindsets. Do your best to avoid the ‘all or nothing’ mentality when it comes to healthful eating and physical activity. Get a bit creative with exercise and opt for fun ways that make physical activity a family affair. Fromexploring new group fitness classes (even virtually) to building physical activity into family traditions. Think outside the box when


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Keep up with your physical therapy exercises to relieve pain and prevent further injuries. If your pain doesn’t subside, consult with your therapist about what other things might be causing pain. Call Loudoun Physical Therapy or visit our website at loudounpt.com/ newsletter-request-appointment/ . We will guide you so you can get back to the activities you love.

after starting treatment: increased mobility with much less pain. The pain continues to diminish as I work through exercises and progress in treatment. It was surprising how my mobility increased after one specific exercise they taught me. I’m now noticing daily routines are more comfortable. The staff at Loudoun PT has been wonderful, very professional, and friendly.” - B. R.

DIRECT ACCESS WHAT DOES IT MEAN? Physical Therapy is Easier to Get Than You Think! • A physician referral no longer needed, whether you want a check-up, suffered a recent injury, or if you want to improve your overall health and wellness. • Therapy may begin with a full evaluation by a licenced physical therapist. • When a physician refers you to therapy, you ALWAYS have the right to CHOOSE where to be seen. Call us today or visit our website at loudounpt.com.


Levator Scapulae Stretch (Overpressure) Sit in a chair with the hand on the side of the neck to be stretched beneath you. (Alternatively, you can grab under the chair.) Use your free hand to gently pull your nose down toward your armpit so as to give your neck an extra stretch. Good stretch to use if you sit at a computer all day.

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Always consult your physical therapist or physician before starting exercises you are unsure of doing.


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