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Now Offering LSVT At Our Clinic
LSVTBIG is an intensive amplitude focused Physical and Occupational Therapy approach that is effective for Parkinson’s specific patients. This program uses a standardized treatment protocol incorporating the patient’s goals for both gross motor as well as fine motor into each session. Patients that have been through this program have improved their gait, balance, writing skills, and daily activities including dressing, bed mobility and bathing to name a few. We now have three of our staff members certified in LSVT BIG. Jon DeBord, a Physical Therapist became
certified in January of 2020 and has been seeing great responses from this programwith his patients. In February of 2020, Ashley Egan; Occupational Therapist and Hannah Bridgewater; Physical Therapy Assistant became certified in LSVTBIG as well. With these threemembers of our teamputting their heads together with our Parkinson’s patients, we are able to see really great results.
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Struggling with Back Pain or Sciatica? Stand Taller with Physical Therapy!
control. Common culprits of sciatica development include weakness in the gluteal muscles or tightness in the piriformis muscle, as they can compress and irritate the sciatic nerve. Common sciatica symptoms: The sciatica symptoms reported from patients tend to vary. Some may experience a deep ache in the buttocks, while others experience severe pain radiating down one of their legs. It is also possible to feel a tingling or numbness in the back of the leg, calf, or foot. If left too long without proper treatment, irritation can become more severe and affect the strength of your leg muscles. Common sciatica treatment: The safest, easiest, and most effective mode of sciatica treatment is through physical therapy. Physical therapy examines the root cause of pressure on the nerve and works to quickly alleviate that pressure. Our licensed physical therapists will analyze the movements of the muscles surrounding the sciatic nerve, in addition to the back and hip joints. They will design an individualized treatment plan based on the specific needs of each patient, in order to strengthen the affected muscles, improve joint flexibility, and prevent problems from occurring again in the future.
Did you know that over 80% of people across the world will suffer an episode of back pain at some point in their lifetime? If you are suffering from back pain or sciatica, you know how hindering it can be. With chronic back pain, radiating leg pain, or stinging sensations across the sciatic nerve, it can be difficult to live your life to the fullest. If you find yourself in pain when bending down, standing up, or lifting objects, it’s time to see a physical therapist. At Kewanee Physical Therapy & Rehab Specialists, we are fully equipped to treat any back pain you may be experiencing. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and find out more about how our services can benefit you! The differences between back pain and sciatica: It can be difficult sometimes to determine the differences between general back pain and sciatica. Sciatica is a specific type of back pain that is caused by compression or irritation of the sciatic nerve. Your sciatic nerve is the largest nerve in your body – it is approximately 2 centimeters wide, extending all the way down your back, your buttocks, underneath the piriformis muscle, and to the backs of your legs and your feet. It is made up of several nerves that exit your lower back from the lumbar and sacral levels (L4-S3), transmitting sensation and muscle
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T I PS FOR S C I AT I CA REL I EF :
There are some tips you can follow to relieve your sciatica pain on your own. These can be done before coming in for treatments, or in tandem with your physical therapy treatments: • Performing gentle stretching exercises. • Avoiding prolonged sitting. Make sure to get up every 30 minutes and change positions frequently. • Putting a pillow behind your knees when sleeping on your back or between your knees when sleeping on your side. • Using your legs to bend down when picking up objects off the floor, rather than using your back. • Alternating ice and heat on the buttock to reduce inflammation. • Asking your doctor about coming to physical therapy, or giving us a call.
How successful is physical therapy for back pain? A study found in the medical journal SPINE proves both the physical and monetary benefits of treating back pain and sciatica with physical therapy. It demonstrates that when doctors refer their patients for physical therapy treatments early on in the diagnosis, their patients have shown significant improvement and lowered treatment costs. In this study, patients saved an average of $2736.36 for their low back pain treatment simply by being referred to a physical therapist in the beginning. If you are suffering from back pain or sciatica, consult with your doctor about physical therapy treatments, or contact our office to learn more about how you could benefit. At Kewanee Physical Therapy & Rehab Specialists, we aim for speedy and effective recoveries at low costs. Don’t live with back pain any longer – stand taller with physical therapy.
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Cilantro Lime Chicken & Avocado Salsa
For Avocado Salsa: • 4 avocados, diced • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro, diced • 3 tbsp lime juice • 1/2 tbsp red wine vinegar • 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes • 1 garlic clove, minced
Ingredients • 1.5 lb. boneless chicken breast • 1/4 cup lime juice • 2 tbsp olive oil
• 1/4 cup fresh cilantro • 1/2 tsp ground cumin • 1/4 tsp salt
Directions : Add 1/4 cup of lime juice, olive oil, 1/4 cup of fresh cilantro, ground cumin, and 1/4 tsp of salt to a small bowl. Whisk until mixed. Add chicken and marinade to a large ziplock bag. Let chicken marinate for at least 15 minutes. Preheat grill to medium-high heat (about 400°F). Place chicken on grill and grill each side for 4-6 minutes, until chicken is no longer pink. Remove and let rest. For avocado salsa: add avocado, 1/2 cup fresh cilantro, 3 tbsp lime juice, red wine vinegar, red pepper flakes, garlic clove, and salt to a small bowl. Gently toss to mix. Top the cilantro lime chicken with the avocado salsa and serve.
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LSVT BIG Patient Testimonial: “My Primary Care Physician suspected I had Parkinsons Disease in early summer 2019 and referred me to a neurologist. I was seen by a neurologist in October 2019 and officially diagnosed with Parkinsons. I did LSVT at Kewanee Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Services in January and February of 2020. The LSVT rehab program made significant improvement in my gait, getting up from a chair, and in my balance. Prior to the LSVT rehab program, I had started shuffling my feet, was having difficulty in getting up from a chair, and my balance was becoming tenuous. The LSVT rehab program helped me regain my normal gait, greatly improved my ability to get up from a chair, and improved my balance. Four months after participating in LSVT at KPTRS, I continue to benefit from the program, especially as I continue my own in-home use of the exercises.” — Paul Copeland
HANNAH BRIDGEWATER, PTA Physical Therapist Assistant My whole life I have had a passion to help others. I have always been interested in Science classes and the health field, so with a sports background I decided to pursue my career in Physical Therapy. I began this journey with 4 years of college at St. Ambrose University where I double
majored in Exercise Science and Human Performance and Fitness with a Biology Minor. I then began working as a Therapy Tech for two years at Genesis PT and Sports Medicine while taking classes at Black Hawk College to earn my Associates Degree in Applied Science. I then became a Board Certified Physical Therapist Assistant. I have treated multiple patients in various settings, such as: inpatient therapy, neuro rehab, skilled nursing, home health, and outpatient therapy. I could not have chosen a better career! I live in Kewanee with my sister, Emily, and her yellow lab, Frannie Mae. I enjoy spending my time with friends and family and am always down to attend a concert.
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Relieve Back Pain In Minutes Try this exercise to find back pain relief!
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SIDELYING TRUNK ROTATION While lying on your side with your arms out-stretched in front of your body, slowly twist your upper body to the side and rotate your spine. Your arms and head should also be rotating along with the spine as shown. Follow your hand with your eyes. Hold for 20 seconds repeat 3 times on each side.
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Fill in empty squares using digits from 1 to 9. Each digit must be found once and only once per line, per column and per region.
Always consult your physical therapist or physician before starting exercises you are unsure of doing.
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