R Jason Kent PT. Is Back Pain Slowing You Down?

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IS BACK PAIN SLOWING YOU DOWN?

BACK PAIN PREVENTION Some practical tips to help you stay pain-free!

EXERCISE ESSENTIALS Try this exercise to relieve back pain and keep moving!

MEET THE OWNER Learn more about R. Jason Kent and how he got started!

P H Y S I C A L T H E R A P Y N E W S L E T T E R

IS BACK PAIN SLOWING YOU DOWN?

Back pain can hinder your day-to-day activities. Left untreated, it can even lead to long- term joint, spine, and nerve damage. As one of the most common physical complaints, over 80 percent of the U.S. population will suffer from it at some point in their lifetime. The pain itself can hinder your ability to reach, lean, kneel, lift or bend. It can also hinder your time spent with friends and family. Direct pain aside, minor aches and cramps associated with a back pain problem can make you irritable—ruining your good time. What Causes Back Pain? A few things cause back pain. The American Physical Therapy Association covers each of these, but the following are leading causes:

Weare thrilled towelcome JamesHill,DPT to our Macon clinic! James is originally from Pittsburgh and moved to Georgia upon completion of physical therapy school. He graduated recently from the UniversityofSt.AugustinewithaDoctorof PhysicalTherapydegree.Healsoearneda bachelor’sdegree inExerciseScience from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. James enjoys treating patients in an outpatient orthopedic setting with a special interest in treating orthopedic injuries, new and old issues including neck and back pain. James thrives on seeing his patients make progress and will help you in improving function and achieving your therapy- related goals. Outside of work, James enjoys spending time with his beautiful wife Kendra and their dog and cat. You may see them around town visiting their favorite pubs, hiking trails, or out walking their dog in the local dog parks. Welcome To RJKPT!

• Limited hip, spine & thigh muscle flexibility • Bad abdominal, pelvic and back muscle coordination

• Spinal and core muscle weaknesses • Bad posture • Spinal muscle and tissue damage • Improper lifting form

Unfortunately, a lot of people don’t seek treatment when back pain arises. Before they know it, they have a big problem. They might assume nothing—except for medication—can solve their back pain problem. Medication might mask the pain, but it won’t cure the problem’s root cause.  Back Pain Solutions You’re in luck–back pain can be cured! The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke covers a number of back pain remedies. These include the use of strength exercise, physical therapy, and medication. Where medication is considered, anti-inflammatory drugs, analgesic medications and counter-irritants are the most popular. Before you can treat your back pain, however, you need to know why it started. Whether you’ve tweaked a muscle or have a deeper injury, a physical therapist can help. If you’re suffering from back pain, call R. Jason Kent Physical Therapy at 478.333.3075 (Warner Robins) or 478.254.6880 (Macon) for more information or to schedule your consultation!

BACK PAIN PREVENTION

swimming, you can keep them strong. Train your core muscles. In doing so, you’ll easily control quick, lifting movements. It never hurts to visit a physical therapist, either. Get regular check- ups, and make sure your body is in good condition. If you have a history of back injuries, pain or minor aches, don’t hesitate to talk to a professional. You deserve a pain-free life, and your back will thank you! If you’re suffering from back pain, call R. Jason Kent Physical Therapy at 478.333.3075 (Warner Robins) or 478.254.6880 (Macon) for more information or to schedule your consultation!

A little prevention goes a long way. If you want to avoid future back pain, you can make sure you’re being good to your back. • LIFT PROPERLY You pick things up constantly. Even if you’re lifting something light, make sure you’re facing the object. Squat, keeping your spine straight. Lift with your leg muscles and gluteals, as this will reduce the pressure placed on your spine. • USE GOOD POSTURE When you’re standing, imagine a string is attached to the top of your head—lifting you up. This will keep your hips, spine, shoulders and neck aligned. If you’re sitting, don’t slouch. • USE STRENGTH TRAINING Your body has hundreds of muscles. These muscles protect and control your spine. By lifting weights, running and

Sources http://www.apta.org/

https://www.acatoday.org/Patients/Health-Wellness-Information/Back-Pain-Facts-and-Statistics https://www.ninds.nih.gov/Disorders/Patient-Caregiver-Education/Fact-Sheets/Low-Back-Pain-Fact-Sheet

EXERCISE ESSENTIALS Perform This Exercise To Relieve Back Pain In Minutes!

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SUPPORTED BRIDGE Lie on your back with knees bent and feet hip distance apart. Place your feet close enough so they can be touched by your fingertips. Inhale and lift the hips, place a block under the sacrum. Keep the chest open. Hold for 30 seconds and repeat 10 times.

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“I have been going to Jason for several months now. Before I came to him I had used a scooter, walker, wheelchair, and cane for the past 5 1/2 years. I am able to walk now without an assistive device. He is amazing.” - Mary G.

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Schedule your consultation at R. Jason Kent PT by calling 478.333.3075 (Warner Robins) or 478.254.6880 (Macon)!

MEET THE OWNER & FAMILY! R. JASON KENT, PT, DPT, MTC grew up in the small town of Nashville, Georgia. He graduated from Berrien County High School and then served 5 years in the United States Marine Corps. While serving as a Marine and undergoing a major knee surgery, Jason realized he wanted to help others recover from injuries such as his own. After a medical discharge from the U.S. Marine Corps, Jason went on to to mobilize joints, muscle, connective tissue and nerves in order to facilitate healing and restore function. Jason has practiced Physical Therapy in Macon for 19 years and has owned his own clinic in Macon for 14 years. He has also owned and operated a successful clinic in Warner Robins for the past seven years. During Jason’s last internship of Physical Therapy school, he married his college sweetheart, Emily Bentley, of Valdosta, Georgia.

When he is not with his family or working, Jason enjoys hunting, helping people in need, and coaching baseball. He has coached in middle Georgia for the past eight years and led the 12 year-old Perry Little League Allstar Team to the World Series in 2019. Jason and Emily reside in Warner Robins with their three children, two dogs, and four chickens. Formore informationabout thestaffatR. JasonKentPhysicalTherapy, visit our website at rjasonkentphysicaltherapy.com.

pursue a degree in Exercise Science and Cardiac Rehab fromValdosta State University and then received his Masters and Doctorate of Physical Therapy degrees from the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences. Jason has also earned his Manual Therapy Certification, a specialized treatment approach that consists of ‘hands on’ techniques designed

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