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DON’T IGNORE YOUR ACHING BACK! LIVE AN ACTIVE LIFE FREE OF PAIN!
The back is one of the most vulnerable parts of the body. You rely on it so heavily — whether it is to shoulder your emotional stresses or to physically lift something that you need to carry with you. Your back is constantly at risk. (continued inside)
INSIDE: • Don’t Ignore Your Aching Back! • Getting to the Bottom of Back Pain • Relieve Back Pain In Minutes • Stuffed Zucchini Boats Recipe
Newsletter The Newsletter About Your Health And Caring For Your Body
LIVE AN ACTIVE LIFE FREE OF PAIN! DON’T IGNORE YOUR ACHING BACK!
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Understanding Back Pain Back pain may be common, but it is absolutely not normal. There are actually a lot of serious conditions that can cause your back to begin to hurt, and it is smart to have your back looked at by a physician early on so that you know exactly what is going on with your body from the get-go. Once the cause of your back pain is determined, your physical therapist will be able to identify the best treatment options for your body’s needs.This will likely include the following: • Targeted exercises that are specialized to the region of the back that is experiencing the most pain.These exercises are designed to help build strength and support the surrounding muscles. • Guided stretching designed to improve range of motion and flexibility. This will take into account the health and vivacity of vertebrae and any potential stretches that may support optimal back health.
It is at risk when you drive, being one of the body parts likely to take the biggest impact in case of an accident. It is at risk when you are safely at home on your couch or at the office, where you are likely scrunched over and not caring one bit about your posture. It is at risk when you run, when you play sports, and even when you find yourself sick and are coughing so heavily that your back begins to hurt. It is no wonder that so many people experience back injuries every year. What is a big wonder is that so many people choose to ignore their back injuries year after year! Whenyoubreakanarmorgetacutonyour leg,you are likely to do something about it right away.The sight of blood leaving your body or the realization that a bone isn’t sitting right is something that not many people are going to deal with for too long before seeking medical attention. Yet when pain begins in the back, it is almost normal to ignore it. Everyone develops back pain, time to time, right? There is no reason to stress about it or overreact, right? Absolutely wrong!
• Support and guidance with an exercise routine and habit formation, especially with cardiovascular activity that can stimulate improved blood circulation to the affected areas of the back, as well as strength-building activities. Attempting to undertake any of these changes on your own after you’ve experienced a back injury is both dangerous and not recommended. Working with a licensed and experienced physical therapist can provide you with the guidance and ongoing support that you need to ensure that you do not experience any further injury as you attempt to heal the cause of your back pain. If you or someone you care about is suffering from back pain, give us a call today to find out how treatment will target the exact source of the problem.
GETTINGTOTHE BOTTOMOFBACK PAIN
When it comes to back pain, Don’t Wait! When you experience an injury to your back, or realize that you are experiencing regular pain as a result of an ongoing injury or overuse, it is important to find out the cause of your back pain as quickly as possible. Back pain can quickly become chronic, as a potentially small issue can become complicated when it is not addressed early on. Working with a physical therapist can help you to identify the difference between environmental causes and something more medically based. To get started with putting an end to your back pain, call us today.
There are a lot of different reasons as to why you may be experiencing back pain, and ignoring any of them is not a good idea. Some of the most common issues that cause back pain to linger include: • Tear or hyperextension to the supporting muscles or tendons • Arthritis These concerns can develop as a result of a myriad of environmental issues, such as having poor posture, prolonged sedentary activity, car crash, sporting accident, stress, heavy lifting, and so on. • Muscle sprain or strain • Slipped vertebrae or disc
Call 703-723-4088 to schedule an appointment with your physical therapist today!
Stuffed Zucchini Boats
Relieve Knee Pain In Minutes Try this simple exercise to keep you moving
Loosens Lower Back
STRAIGHT LEG RAISE While lying or sitting, raise up your leg with a straight knee. Keep the opposite knee bent with the foot planted to the ground. Repeat 6 times on both sides.
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Slice zucchini lengthwise and scoop out seeds. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Place on baking sheet. Using 1/2 of the goat cheese, spread small amount into the zucchini and cover with marinara sauce. Drop dots of remaining cheese over the marinara, bake until cheese is soft and marinara is bubbling (about 20 minutes).
• Four medium-sized zucchinis • One 5oz log of goat cheese • 1-2 cups of marinara sauce • Chopped parsley
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SEE THE EXPERTS IN PHYSICAL THERAPY
Chris Kirby Smith PTA, BS Kinesiology
Senthil Kumar Arumugam. MPT., DPT.
Dr Sen, is proud to be a part of Nova Rehabilitationteam. Iholdthe accountability of core values by stepping forward with my skills, influencing on the progress of patients. Responsible in seeking multiple source that govern and achieve the health goals of patients & society. I am pleased to learn the patient needs for a dedicated PhysicalTherapy services with solid experience and education in prevailing OP, SNF, ALF, ILF and management development. • The following are highlights of my qualification and accomplishments. Extensive experience in various Healthcare and management environments. • Doctorate in Physical Therapy (US) & Advanced Master degree in Orthopedics (India). • Frequent commendations by patients and families for providing exceptional care. • My strong initiative and exceptional organizational skills, combined with my ability to work well with Nova Rehabilitation.
ChrisKirby-Smithhasbeen treatingpatients atNOVARehabilitationsinceJanuary2017. Chris received his Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology, thestudyofhumanmovement, from the University of Maryland, College Park, School of Public Health in 2009. Chris graduated from Carroll Community College’s Physical Therapist Assistant program in 2011.
Chris has helped patients at NOVA Rehabilitation reach or exceed their goals with hands-on manual techniques and personalized therapeutic exercises. Chris also utilizes IASTM (Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization) techniques and kinesio taping to help patient’s return to or surpass their previous level of function. Outside of the clinic, Chris enjoys outdoor activities including playing golf, hiking, camping, surfing, snowboarding, and riding off-road trials with his wife and 2 dogs. Chris dedicates time to training to reach his own goals attending HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) and CROSSFIT classes.
Vinod Mathew, PT VinodMathew isaBoardCertifiedPhysical Therapist and an active member of American Physical Therapy Association (APTA). Vinod Mathew graduated from Fr Mullers Institute of Medical Education & Research, India in 1997. He obtained a Masters in Manual Therapy from the renowned University of Melbourne, Australia in 2001.He has over 20 years of clinical experience.
Charles Mack Jr., DPT CharlesMackJr. (DPT)hasbeenwithNOVA Rehabilitation for for more than 1 year. He has also worked at the facility as a student intern for 10 weeks in Spring 2017. Charles Mack Jr. graduated from Wichita State University in May 2017. While at Wichita St, Charles co-taught “Neuromuscular Examination, Assessment and Interventions” & “Clinical Skills” as a graduate teachers assistant. He has Basic & Performance certifications in Functional
He is described by his patients as a highly competent and compassionate clinician. NOVA Rehabilitation was a long awaited dream of Vinod Mathew that finally became a reality in September 2011. Since then we have established exceptional quality physical therapy services in Northern VA. At NOVA Rehabilitation personalized care and treatment is what you will receive. Little to no wait time and a hands on holistic approach.
MovementTraining (FMT)Taping.He is IASTMSmart toolscertified.Charles is certified in Dry needling level 1 with plans of taking the level 2 course this upcoming fall. He works with patients of varying ages, concentrating his work largely in the orthopedic, neurological, & sports rehabilitation sectors of physical therapy. Charles was involved in an auto accident when he was 16 years old in which he was hit by an 18-wheeler semi-trailer truck. As a result of the accident, he had 21 surgeries, over 150 different types of medication administered to him, & experienced three separate incidences of cardiac arrest, while recovering in the hospital. Charles enjoys playing sports, going fishing, & attending church. He believes that the road life has taken him on has given him the desire to always make the most of every moment. Charles aspires take this mindset to work with him every day, while treating his clients. He lives in our own Loudoun county with his wife.
Education University of Melbourne, Master’s in Manual Therapy Father Muller Medical College (Bachelor’s) Awards and Publications Certified in Inter Segmenial Dry Needling Technique MS in Manual Therapy (Australia)
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