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LIFE WITHOUT BACK PAIN Can You Imagine How Awesome It Would Be?
StaffSpotlight Ryan J. Mullin, PTA
INSIDE: FindingtheSource&Pain ReliefFromYourBackPain HowShouldITakeCare OfMyBack? AHelpfulQuickExercise ToRelieveBackPain InMinutes
Ryan was lucky enough to spend his entire summers at the shore all the way up until he started working full time in Physical Therapy. See, his grandfather, who was a Philadelphia police officer, loved nothing more than to spend days on the beach and night on the boards with his whole family. So one fall
afternoon in the 1960’s, Ryan’s pop John, took a trip to North Wildwood and put a $50 down payment on some land without telling his grandmom Dorthy. Needless to say she wasn’t happy, but soon that house turned out to be one of the best investments they ever made. Countless memories, stories and traditions were made in that home and today the next generation of their family is filling that house with new memories. Now, Ryan takes the whole family down the shore every weekend and squeezes into a 5 bedroom house with 10-15 of his closest family members. This summer Ryan has been creating physical therapy tip videos at the shore called the Advance Summer Series. You can check Ryan and his family out in these videos on Advance’s facebook page and facebook friends and family page. Happy Summer Everyone!
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“I Want to Play Again Without Aching Back Pain?” FINDING THE SOURCE & PAIN RELIEF FROM YOUR BACK PAIN AUGUST 2017 The Advance Bulletin The Newsletter About Your Health And Caring For Your Body Advance Physical & Aquatic Therapy
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 that people suffer from and more than 80% of the US population 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? Back pain occurs for a number of reasons, but has a few simple root causes: • 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 to get you out of pain quickly and back to the activities you 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.
Aquatic therapy can offer unique physiological as well as physical benefits to patients. They can enjoy the freedom of movement in the water since buoyancy decreases the stress and weights on the injured joints. One benefit of Aquatic therapy is that the support of the water helps in increasing flexibility and range of motion as it allows the patient to stretch effectively
“HOW SHOULD I TAKE CARE OFMY BACK?”
1. Keep a Good Posture When you are standing, imagine a string 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 couches when you can. 2. Lift Properly 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 youalways facewhatyouneed topickup,squat keeping your spine straight and push with your leg muscles. This helps reduce the excessive pressure on your spine.
3. Stay Flexible Flexibility is key to maintaining a healthy back. Bykeepingyourbodyflexible, thenormal forces of movement and lifting can be distributed across the spine, rather than focused onto a few segments, which can then fail. An easy stretching routine everyday can keep you feeling great and put a spring in your step. 4. Stay Strong You have hundreds of muscles, which control the movement of your spine. Major muscles that support the spine are called your core muscles and include your abdominal, pelvis, spinal and hip 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.
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! 610-544-8500
Service Spotlight: Wellness Program
It is important that, after a full course of physical therapy is completed, patients continue their exercise program into the future in order to maintain the gains they have achieved. That is why Advance Physical & Aquatic Therapy offers a wellness program after patients have been seen through their insurance carrier and discharged from skilled, supervised physical therapy. Advance’s wellness program allows patients to continue to use our exercise facilities and heated pool for their continued adherence to their customized exercise program. Gym Membership: $80 Includes:
Independent use of exercise facilities Customized Wellness Exercise Program 8 Visit Commitment Aquatic Therapy Membership: $120 Includes: Independent use of aquatic facilities Customized Aquatic Program 8 Visit Commitment
Get Fit & Stay Fit! Call 610-544-8500
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Who do you know that needs our help?
Do You Have Friends or Family Who Can’t:
� Move without pain � Bend and move freely � Balance confidently and securely
� Sit for long periods comfortably
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Patient Success Spotlight
� Walk for long distances � Live an active and healthy lifestyle
“This group of therapists are unsurpassed – knowledgeable, gentle, skilled and caring – they are funny, and likeable. APAT provides a comfortable atmosphere, with friendly staff working well together meeting patients’ needs and comforts. Josh, Cole, Ryan and Sarah get you to achieve impressive results . Thanks for taking personal care and making it seem like it was painless! Yeah ice! From your devoted believer.” - Mary “This group of therapists are unsurpassed”
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Ryan J. Mullin, PTA
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