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Did You Know You Have Direct Access To Physical Therapy? Whether you want to come in for a check-up, suffered a recent injury or you want to improve your health, a physician referral is not needed. Direct Access allows us to treat clients for 30 days without a physician’s referral. physical factors — low, but constant, trapezius muscle activity. If your neck pain starts at the base of your shoulders, traveling upward, it may be stress related. Causes of Stress-Related Neck Pain. While stress alone can trigger neck pain, a few factors can make it worse. Office environments tend to create neck pain problems — as they confine people to chairs, bad posture and little mobility. Driving often, too, can make your chances of stress-related neck pain higher. The U.S. National Library of Medicine suggests contacting a professional if you’re experiencing neck pain. Even if it’s caused by stress, untreated neck pain might later reveal muscle spasms, arthritis, bulging discs or even narrowed spinal nerve openings.

Does your neck hurt? You might be suffering from stress-related pain — also called a tension headache. During anxiety, muscles tense up. As muscle tension tightens, the back, shoulders and neck are affected. The more pressure they cause, the more discomfort you get. Let’s take a closer look at stress-related neck pain. Is My Neck Pain Caused by Stress? Pain worsened by keeping your head in one place — like when you’re driving, or using a computer — is neck pain. While neck pain has a slew of symptoms, its major symptoms, reported by Mayo Clinic, are: • Muscle tightness and spasms • Headaches • Decreased ability to move the head

Stress-induced neck pain isn’t rare. It also isn’t psychological. Many experts think stress-induced neck pain is caused by




Neck pain, fortunately, can be alleviated with physical therapy. Because neck pain is often caused by activity, different activity can cure it. Sometimes, this “activity” means “no activity.” Before you contact a professional, try reducing your neck movements. Sometimes, simply letting your neck muscles relax is enough. If you don’t see relief within two weeks, contact a professional. Physical therapists can target your pain’s source by examining your symptoms. Then, they can offer exercises that stretch, flex and relax your neck muscles. In time, your neck will become more resilient — giving you the comfort you deserve. Where after- care treatment is considered, custom-tailored neck exercises will assure your neck stays loose, limber and healthy. If you’re dealing with neck pain, you’re not alone. Call our office today, and schedule an assessment. Even if your neck pain is caused by stress, it still needs attention. We’ll work side by side with your goals, creating the proactive, effective programs you need to achieve mobility once more. Sources: https://www.spine-health.com/blog/how-relieve-neck-pain-caused-stress https://www.everydayhealth.com/neck-pain/neck-pain-reduce-stress.aspx https:// www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/PMHT0027055/ https://medlineplus. gov/ency/patientinstructions/000802.htm https://newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org/ discussion/most-neck-pain-improves-with-self-care-time/ https://www.mayoclinic. org/diseases-conditions/neck-pain/symptoms-causes/syc-20375581



We are hearing that neck pain is on the rise during this unprecedented time in our lives. Along with our PT practices of hands-on care, we offer massage therapy to reduce muscle spasms, aches, and pains in a calm and private room. Our massage therapists are wearing masks for the safety of everyone and we clean the room before and after each use. If you are finding that the muscles in your neck or elsewhere in your body are in spasm and causing pain that continues to worsen, call to schedule a 30 minute specific neck (or other body area) massage or a 60 or 90 minute full body massage. Our staff is professionally trained to find and reduce muscle spasms and to perform myofascial release. You will be very thankful that you called!

These qualities only enhance their client- centered, team approach! "I have received fabulous care from the entire team at FYZICAL Therapy. Their hands-on treatment and direction for recovery is the best!! I would highly recommend this group for all of your PT needs.” - Patti




INGREDIENTS • 4-6 tilapia fillets • 1 tbsp lemon juice • 3 tbsp butter • 1 tsp garlic minced

• 1/2 tsp red chilli powder • salt to taste • 1/2 tsp black pepper • 1 lemon cut into thin slices • 2 tbsp parsley chopped

CERVICAL RETRACTION (TOWEL) Stand with your back against a wall. Position a rolled up towel behind your neck. Tuck chin like you are nodding ‘yes’. Draw your chin closer to the back of your throat. Repeat 3 times. EXERCISE ESSENTIALS Stretches Neck Muscles www.simpleset.net Exercises copyright of ALYSSA NILSSON, PTA Hi! My name is Alyssa Nilsson, PTA. I received my Associate of Applied Science in Physical Therapist Assistant fromButler County Community College in May of 2013. I received my State License as a PTA in July of 2013, and I started my career the following month at Balance For Wellness, Inc. (now Fyzical Therapy & Balance Centers). Throughout my career I have completed various Orthopedic-specific trainings, and last year I completed the Level 2 Senior Balance Retrainer Course through FYZICAL. Not only do I have a passion for treating clients, but I also express my creativity as the Marketing and Media Manager for our clinic! In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my family, friends, and my dog James.

DIRECTIONS Wash the tilapia fillets and pat them dry. Arrange the fillets in a baking tray. Mix lemon juice, butter, garlic, red chili powder, salt and black pepper in a bowl. Pour this mixture over the tilapia. Arrange lemon slices in between the fillets. Pre-heat the oven to 180 degrees C (350 Degrees F). Bake the fish for 15-20 minutes. Garnish with fresh parsley. Serve hot

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