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Getting To Know The Physiotherapy Center LTD. Team MR. RESEAN REECE, R.P.T. Health &Wellness The Newsletter About Your Health And Caring For Your Body

As I re-introduce myself to the medical realm and people of Cayman, I reflect on my experience and contributions to this Caribbean pearl. Assuming a physiotherapist role here in the Cayman Islands has been quite satisfying. I’ve worked with a wide cross- section of patients, each having his or her unique challenges, experiences and goals. Nonetheless, the common denominators in their rehab, are ensuring that the best is done for them and to facilitate them getting the best out of their recovery. Let me re-iterate our clinic’s slogan: “We take pride in taking care of you, to help you GET BACK TO BETTER AGAIN.” In addition to my in-clinic sessions, I have conducted ergonomic assessments, facilitated physiotherapy home visits, volunteered at sporting competitions and participated in aquatic therapy sessions. I have also had the opportunity to participate in continuing education programs. (P.S. You never stop learning!). I am humbled, as I have not just achievements to bear, but I have benefited immensely from the diverse Caymanian community and culture. I then take this opportunity to express my gratitude for the support that I have received frommy patients, associates, and The Physiotherapy Center family.

Feel free to talk, unwind, laugh and work in my presence. I look forward to continuing my work here and firmly believe there is room for tremendous growth, for both myself and our clinic. At the Physiotherapy Center, we provide the very best service for our community. Have a blessed year! Resean looks forward to meeting you to help you “GET BACK TO BETTER AGAIN.”

Mr. Reece celebrated his birthday this month. The Mangement and staff extends best wishes to Mr. Reece for a successful year! Happy Birthday, Resean!

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Do you experience pain in the buttock, leg, or even your foot? If so, you may be experiencing sciatica. Sciatica is a common form of back and leg pain that is often misunderstood by sufferers. People frequently have questions about what sciatica is, why it occurs and how to find relief from the intense pain it can cause from the low back down to the feet. If you are suffering from sciatica, it is important to find its root cause. Many people often think an x-ray or expensive MRI is firstneeded tofigureoutwhat iscausingpain.Having a lotof testsdoesn’tmeanyouwillfind its rootcause. Recent studies show that nearly 1 million of MRIs done for sciatica fail to find a treatable cause. With a new imaging technique called magnetic resonance neurography, 69% of the patients were found to have a trapped sciatic nerve deep in the buttock by a muscle called the piriformis. It is known that in about 25% of the general population, the sciatic

nerve pierces through the piriformis muscle and can be susceptible to abnormal pressure and irritation.

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Why Does Sciatica Occur? If there are changes in posture, muscle strength or pelvic alignment, the nerve can be compressed which leads to the quite common low back and sciatic nerve pains. The sciatic nerve is the longest and largest nerve in your body. It even reaches down to the foot and therefore, can be irritated anywhere along its path. With sciatica, the consequent ache can be felt anywhere from the base of the spine, the buttocks or the back of the thigh and legs. Even tingling sensations in the toes can be attributed at times to the impingement of the sciatic nerve.

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Back pain can be mild to very severe and is experienced at one point or another in 80% of people. Low back pain can be a warning sign of spinal abnormalities and result from poor posture. Today, the most common treatments for back pain are NSAIDS like aspirin and acetaminophen along with more potent conventional pain medications. These drugs have adverse side effects and have been linked to liver damage and intestinal bleeding. Luckily, essential oils can help your back pain feel The 7 essential oils below are tried and true aids to relieving bodily discomfort. If you use even just a few of these oils for your back pain, you will be in better shape. Marjoram - Marjoram is a great oil for back pain because it is warming, soothing and eases the joints and muscles. It’s also emotionally calming, stress easing and generally soothing. It reduces inflammation as well (great for arthritis). Basil - Basil is an ideal oil for tight muscles. It helps relax and loosen up any muscular tension wherever applied. Basil is also a great oil for the nerves/mental fatigue. In cases of neuritis, it’s a highly recommended oil to rub into the spine, lower back and up into the neck area. Eucalyptus - Eucalyptus is a warming, soothing oil that contains some strong anti-inflammatory qualities. These anti-inflammatory properties, paired with its strong analgesic effect make it effective at relieving aches, pains, and stiffness. better without the damaging side effects. 7 Essential Oils for Back Pain

Ginger - Anotherwarmingessentialoil,ginger, isperfectlyfit forapplication on sore, tired, and painful back muscles. It’s quite effective for tightness, rheumatism, and arthritic conditions. If you experience discomfort and/ or any spasms, make sure to have ginger on hand. Lavender - Lavender is a wonderful all-around oil. This oil is particularly indicated for use in cases of stress, restlessness, hyperactivity, fatigue, and anxiety. While not as warming or hot as some of the other oils listed above, lavender still contains some powerful anti-inflammatory and analgesic qualities that are great for backaches. Peppermint - Peppermint is a refreshing and uplifting oil that contains analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties (notice a theme here?). You’re probably familiarwithpeppermintoilandhavesomeonhand. It’sgreatstuff! Rosemary - Rosemary, like lavender, is another great all-around oil. It’s effective for aches, pains, arthritis, among many other things. It’s analgesic and tonic qualities make it a top-rated oil for backaches.

Relieve Back Pain In Minutes Try this movement if you are experiencing back pain.

LOWER TRUNK ROTATIONS Lying on your back with your knees bent, gently rock your knees side-to-side. Repeat 8 times on both sides. Loosens Back

Have YouMet Your Deductible Yet? Have you met your annual insurance deductible? If you have, your therapy may be free. How do you check to see if your deductible has been met? You can call your insurance and ask them or you can call us and we will gladly check your benefits for you.

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Care enough to share how physiotherapy helped you. Who do you know that could benefit from therapy? Send them our way, they will thank you and so will we. Refer a friend to our clinic and receive a FREE 1/2 Hour Therapeutic Massage . Get in the game and get the word out.

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AVOID ACHES & PAINS IN THE GARDEN Common gardening activities, such as digging, planting, weeding, mulching, and rakingcancausestressandstrainonmusclesand joints.This isespecially true for senior citizens and people who are normally sedentary. Different body areas such as the shoulders, neck, back, and knees can be vulnerable to injury during gardening. These tips can help prevent injuries: • Warm up before you garden. A 10 minute brisk walk and stretches for the spine and limbs are good ways to warm up. • Change positions frequently to avoid stiffness or cramping.

• Make use of a garden cart or wheelbarrow to move heavy planting materials or tools. Be sure to keep your back straight while using a wheelbarrow. • Ifkneelingonbothkneescausesdiscomfort inyourback, trykneelingonone and keep the other foot on the ground. Use knee pads or a gardening pad when kneeling. • Ifkneelingor leaningdown to thegroundcausessignificantpain inyourback or knees, consider using elevated planters to do your gardening. •Avoidbendingyourwristupwardswhenpulling thingsorusinggardening tools. Instead,keepyourwriststraightanduseyourshouldermuscles topulland lift. • End your gardening session with some gentle backward bending of your low back,ashortwalkand lightstretching,similartostretchesdonebeforestarting.

Author: Andrea Avruskin PT, DPT

Raspberry Peach Cobbler With Oatmeal Pecan Crumble INGREDIENTS • 3 large peaches, skinned and cut into ¼” slices • ½ cup of fresh raspberries • Juice of 1 lemon • ⅛ teaspoon of ground cinnamon • 1 tablespoon of arrowroot OATMEAL PECAN CRUMBLE • ⅓ cup of rolled oats • ⅓ cup of white whole wheat flour • ¼ cup of pecan, chopped • ⅓ cup of brown sugar • ½ teaspoon of ground cinnamon • ¼ teaspoon of ground nutmeg • 2 tablespoons of butter, melted INSTRUCTIONS 1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. 2. In a small bowl, add peaches, ground cinnamon, arrowroot, and lemon juice. Toss to coat. 3. Add raspberries and gently toss. 4. Add raspberry peach mixture to a small sprayed 4x4 baking dish. 5. In a small bowl, add rolled oats, white whole wheat flour, pecans, brown sugar, ground cinnamon, ground nutmeg, and melted butter. Mix well until combined. 6. Sprinkle on top of raspberry peach mixture. 7. Bake for 30 minutes.

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