Shoreline PT: Helping Aches & Pains

Why Physical Therapy?

BACK PAIN WORKSHOP HIGHLIGHTS Future workshops will be posted on our website.

Keeping active, staying rested, and being smart with hot and cold therapy create a trifecta for healthy management of aches and pains, but they aren’t going to solve the bigger problems. When aches and pains start to grow severe, or chronic, then it is time to reach out to a professional for support. Physical therapy is the best way to reduce aches and pains because it takes into account a combination of active and passive strategies to help tackle the cause of your pain. There are a lot of different reasons as to why you may start to feel aches and pains. Physical activity can lead to muscle soreness from microtears in the muscle fibers as well as lactic acid build up in the lining of muscles that causes stiffness and pain. Also, increased loads on your joints and ligaments (support structures for joints) can produce temporary pain and stiffness. Gentle graded movement can reduce joint pain and stiffness. Proper stretching and aerobic exercise can reduce muscle stiffness and soreness. Muscle strengthening exercises can improve your tolerance for physical activity and reduce post-activity soreness. A physical therapist can perform 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 take into account strategies like manual therapy, specific strengthening, guided stretching and targeted movements to help you experience ongoing relief from regular discomfort.

SIDELYING TRUNK ROTATION While lying on your side with your arms out-stretched in front of your body, slowly twist your upper body to the side and rotate your spine. Your arms and head should also be rotating along with the spine as shown. Follow your hand with your eyes. Hold for 20 seconds repeat 3 times on each side. Relieves Back Pain Try this movement if you are experiencing back pain. EXERCISE OF THE MONTH

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