MPTS: Life Without Back Pain

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Can You Imagine How Awesome Life Would Be Without Back Pain?

STAFF SPOTLIGHT: Marcos A. Parga, PT, DPT, ATC, LAT, FAAOMPT LIFE WITHOUT BACK PAIN

Manual Therapy Institute (MTI), an accredited 3 year orthopaedicmanual therapy Residency/ Fellowship program that includes course work as well as hours of clinical mentorship. Upon completion of the orthopaedic residency at MTI he completed his 440 clinical hours in Austin, Texas. He attained Fellowship status in 2011 from the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy. Mr. Parga specializes in sports medicine rehab, orthopaedic rehab, work injury rehab, pre and post-surgical rehab, manual therapy, dry needling/IMS, pain management, movement impairment syndromes, SFMA certified/FMS and musculoskeletal pain.

Marcos A. Parga attended physical therapy school at Angelo State University in San Angelo, Texas. He has an undergraduate degree from New Mexico State University in Athletic Training. After receiving his Masters in Physical Therapy, Mr. Parga was accepted to The

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“Will I Ever Be Able To Engage In Family Activities Without Aching Back Pain? ” FINDING THE SOURCE & PAIN RELIEF FROM YOUR BACK PAIN

Is back pain causing you to move a little slower and more cautiously? If left untreated, chronic back pain can lead to long-term spinal joint and possibly nerve damage. Back pain is one of the most common physical complaints thatpeoplesuffer fromandmore than80%of theUSpopulation will experience back pain at some point in their lifetime. Back pain can interfere with your ability to bend, kneel, lift, reach, do work and enjoy time with your family. Not to mention, it can make you down right irritable and affect others around you. Why do I have Back Pain? Backpainoccurs foranumberofreasons,buthasa fewsimplerootcauses: • Weakness in the spinal and core muscles of the trunk • Poor posture and strain on the spine with slouched sitting • Repetitive injury to muscles and tissues around the spine with poor lifting • Limited flexibility of the spine, hips and muscles of the thighs • Poor coordination of the abdominal, pelvic and back muscles Most people don’t seek treatment soon enough and continue to suffer with a nagging ache or pain in their back. They may even feel symptoms travel to the buttocks and legs. Many people feel that not much can be done for back pain and use medication to numb the pain to get through the day. However, medication mostly masks the pain and does nothing to address the root cause of the problem. Solutions to Back Pain Treating back pain starts with determining the true cause. A thorough evaluation of your movement, strength, posture and joint mobility can tell a lot about the true origins of your pain. Only then, can the proper plan be formulated togetyououtofpainquicklyandback to theactivitiesyou love. Whether you just tweaked your back or have been suffering for a long time, seeing one of our spine specialists can help you return to a more active and pain-free life.

INSIDE: FindingtheSource&PainReliefFromYourBackPain HowShouldITakeCareOfMyBack? AHelpfulQuickExerciseToRelieveBackPainInMinutes FreeDownload

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“HOW SHOULD I TAKE CARE OFMY BACK?”

1. Keep a Good Posture Whenyouarestanding, imagineastring through the top of your head lifting you straight up. This puts your neck, shoulders, spine and hips in natural alignment. With sitting, make sure you sit back in the chair with your feet on the floor and your lower back supported. Your shoulders should not slouch when sitting. Avoid soft Picking things up is a normal part of our day. Even if you pick up something light, your back muscles have to lift the weight of your upper torso and control that movement. Make sure you always face what you need to pick up, squat keeping your spine straight and push with your leg muscles. This helps reduce the excessive pressure on your spine. couches when you can. 2. Lift Properly

3. Stay Flexible Flexibility is key to maintaining a healthy back. By keeping your body flexible, the normal forces of movement and lifting can be distributed across the spine, rather than focused onto a few segments,whichcan then fail.Aneasystretching routine everyday can keep you feeling great and You have hundreds of muscles, which control themovementofyourspine.Majormuscles that support the spine are called your core muscles and includeyourabdominal,pelvis,spinalandhip muscles. By keeping your core muscles strong, you support your spine and have the ability to easily control lifting, quick movements, bending and a lot more. put a spring in your step. 4. Stay Strong

5. Physical Therapy Our physical therapists are medical experts in evaluating spine and body movement. By having a regular check up, you can make sure your body is in good condition to tackle the activities you love. If you have a history of back pain, injury or are currently experiencing aches and pains, we can analyze your problem and construct a treatment program that will work best for your individual problem. With soothing hands-on therapy and targeted easy exercises we can help you return quickly to feeling your best. Even if you suffer from severe pain we can help you get out of pain and living the life you deserve. Call Today!

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ManualPhysicalTherapySpecialists iscommitted to providingexcellentphysical therapycarecustomized to meet your individual needs for rehabilitation of musculoskeletal injuries. Working closely with you, your physician, and other doctors involved in your care to obtain the best possible outcome. At Manual Physical Therapy Specialists, we view manual therapy as more than just a modality and/ or technique. Our advanced manual therapy training allows us to apply a hands-on approach philosophy

todiagnoseand treat functionalmovementdisorders of the musculoskeletal system. The care and personalized service that you will receiveatManualPhysicalTherapySpecialistswillbe unsurpassed by anything that you have experienced within the scope of physical therapy here in El Paso, TX. At Manual Physical Therapy Specialists, our specialized care is second to none.

• SPORTS MEDICINE • WORK INJURY REHAB • POST SURGICAL REHAB • MANUAL THERAPY

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Patient Success Spotlight I ampain free now!

“Marcos Parga is an excellent Physical Therapist! I highly recommend him, his facility, and his staff. He found how to treat my pain and worked to resolve it. He is caring and patient and he gives you his complete attention when treating you.Thanks to him I am pain free now. His staff is wonderful and make you feel at home the moment you walk through the door. The ladies in the office are knowledgeable and handle all your insurance paperwork with ease. If I ever have another need for PT I will come back here. They’re the best!” - Veronica G.

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 Low Back www.simpleset.net

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