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Telehealth: Serving Patients in These Troubling Times

You may be wondering what exactly telehealth is. Essentially, it is a way for us to make sure that our patients are still receiving the highest possible quality of care they need froma remote location. Telehealth services can be accessed via your smartphone or computer, and you will be able to perform your PT treatments from the comfort of your own home during this quarantine. You will also be able to track your progress and see how you are improving throughout your treatments – without coming directly to our clinic. At FYZICAL, our telehealth services offer live consultation where you can meet and chat with your physical therapist about your treatment plan. Additionally, through our PT Wired app, you can view the exercises and stretches that you are expected to complete each day and log your advancement through your treatment plan. You can also use this app to access ongoing helpful tools and tips, such as our blogs – you can even use it to send these tips to a friend or family member who may also need help!

about your condition. That being said, there are numerous conditions that can still be treated and improved via telehealth services, including, but not limited to: • Arthritis pain • Back pain • Headaches/migraines

• Post-surgical rehab • Respiratory issues • Injury rehab • And much more

Begin telehealth services today. We understand that we are in the midst of stressful times, and that there will likely be more ahead. At FYZICAL, we want you to know that we are here for you. We genuinely care about the health of each and every one of our patients, which is why we believe telehealth services are the best course of action for the time being. To learn more about how you can set up our telehealth services on your smartphone or computer, give us a call today. At the end of the day, we are all in this together – most importantly, stay calm, and stay healthy. We are here to help you with your needs.

At any point you can also message one of our physical therapists to ask questions or get advice

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Improve Your Health By Strengthening Your Core

INSIDE: • How Can I Strengthen My Core? • Your Health In Mind

• Exercise Essential • Deep Tissue Laser Therapy

What exactly are the core muscles? When most people think of core muscles, they immediately think of the abdominals. However, the core is made up of much more than that! In fact, your core muscles include your abdominal, lower back, pelvic, and gluteus muscles. The group of muscles that make up your core help with stabilizing your body, constructing your posture, and allowing your skeleton to move properly. When any of the muscles within that group become weak, your body experiences an instability that makes it difficult for your body to function properly. As a result, you end up compensating by straining different areas of the body, most commonly the back and neck muscles. As a result, this leads to undesirable consequences, such as poor posture, fatigue, inflammation, or pain. adamsptservices.com

How is your posture? Posture is an important part of everyday life that many of us tend not to focus on – Do you slouch in your desk chair, or slump at your computer while you do work? When you stand for prolonged periods of time, do you notice your stomach sticking out a bit? These are all signs of core muscle weakness that can affect your posture and cause pain in your back or neck. Your core muscles help you do a lot – from sitting, to walking, to doing a large number of physical activities. If your core muscles are weak, you may unknowingly be causing some damage to your body. Contact Adams Physical Therapy today to figure out how we can help you strengthen your core muscles and improve your overall health.

HOW CAN I STRENGTHEN MY CORE?

When you areexperiencingpain, sometimes it is necessary to seek the assistance of a trained professional in the field of human movement. At Adams Physical Therapy, our licensed physical therapists will conduct a physical evaluation to determine where the pain is rooted and what muscles must be strengthened in order to correct it. Whether you are feeling pain in your back, neck, shoulders, or legs, we will perform a thorough analysis of your posture, movement, and strength to pinpoint exactly what is causing your pain. From there, we will create an individualized treatment plan for you based on your specific needs, aimed at strengthening your core, improving your posture, and alleviating your pain. There are also a few tips you can do on your own, either before PT treatments or in combination with them, in order to strengthen your core and relieve your pain. These include: 1. Improving your posture. Make sure to stand up frequently, at least every 30 minutes, and vary your positions of work throughout the day. Aim to correct your posture when sitting and standing, making adjustments as needed. 2. Avoiding injury. Make sure you know the proper way to lift, bend, and pick up objects, even if they are not heavy. It is important to lift with your legs, rather than your back. Our experts can show you proper body mechanics with everyday tasks. 3. Getting adequate rest and exercise. Every day takes a toll on your body, even if you don’t realize it. Sleep deprivation can actually worsen your pain tolerance and decrease your strength. Relaxing and sleeping helps your body to rejuvenate after a long day, and those hours before 12 a.m. are especially important. Exercising can help you fall asleep earlier, allowing you to wake up feeling refreshed the next day. By taking a walk for at least 30 minutes every day, you can get better sleep at night, in addition to improving your strength, flexibility, and heart health.

4. Eating nutritious meals. If you are in pain, it is incredibly important to eat the right foods. A poor diet can aggravate your pain by causing further inflammation, especially when eating processed or fried foods. Instead, make it a habit to eat vegetables, fruits, and lean protein. It is also important to drink a lot of water, as dehydration can dry out your tissues. Keep a glass of water by your desk and refill it during the day so you (and your tissues) stay hydrated. 5. Getting expert help. The best solution for your back or neck pain is to restore proper movement, strength, and coordination for maximum results. At Adams Physical Therapy our physical therapists are here to help you improve your function and relieve your pain. If you are looking to strengthen your core, relieve your pain, and improve your overall health, contact us today!

DEEP TISSUE LASER THERAPY In medicine, lasers allow surgeons to work at high levels of precision by focusing on a small area, damaging less of the surrounding tissue. If you have laser therapy, you may experience less pain, swelling, and scarring than with traditional surgery. Laser operations are usually shorter than traditional surgeries. They can often be done on an outpatient basis. People also tend to heal faster with laser operations. You may have less pain, swelling, and scarring than with traditional surgeries. Discover if you laser therapy can benefit you by contacting us today! FREE LASER THERAPY CONSULTATION Call Today! (888)222-0130 Current and past patients schedule your free laser therapy consultation today! Expires 05/31/20

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YOUR HEALTH IN MIND! The staff at FYZICAL is focused on keeping our equipment and facilities clean for you. To help prevent the spread of COVID-19, we want to also encourage our patients to help prevent the spread of coronavirus by:

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WE MAKE IT EASY TO SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT!

STAYING HOME IF YOU ARE SICK

CLEANING HANDS OFTEN

AVOID TOUCHING YOUR FACE WITH UNWASHED HANDS

1. Open your smart phone to the camera app 2. Center the QR code above in the frame (this will take you directly to our web page) 3. Schedule your next appointment! INSTRUCTIONS:

DO NOT TOUCH MUCUOUS WITH FINGERS

AVOID HUGS & SHAKING HANDS

SNEEZE & COUGH INTO TISSUES

DISPOSE OF USED TISSUES QUICKLY

AVOID BUSY PLACES & EVENTS

USE GLOVES WHEN NECESSARY

Exercise Essential Stretches Back PRONE ALTERNATE ARM AND LEG Lie flat on your stomach, arms above head. Lift one foot slightly off the ground. Now lift opposite arm up slightly. Now lift head off the ground slightly - Keep chin tucked!

If you are feeling sick, we ask that you stay home and contact us to reschedule your appointment. Thank you!

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Call 888-222-0130 or visit adamsptservices.com To Register SPACES FILL UP FAST! BACK PAIN & SCIATICA THURS. APRIL 23 AT 6 PM

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

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