Specialized Pain Relief For Active Seniors
Back in Motion Physical Therapy in Sarasota, FL
Back in Motion Physical Therapy in Sarasota are experts in gentle pain relief and injury solutions. Our forward thinking methods are sure to produce the results that you are looking for with your pain relief. You, as the patient, will begin with a complete physical exam, spend time one on one with a skilled therapist who will listen, understand, and be quick in determining your needs. Even if you have tried other treatments and therapies, there is a program that we can offer, is right for you, and is proven to be the MOST effective for people suffering from:
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Physical Therapy In Sarasota Being Redefined
Physical Therapy in Sarasota Florida is being redefined by Tim Burnell and the Back in Motion team. The programs offered by their licensed physical therapists range from home therapy to customized supports to fall prevention. You’ll find some of the best physical therapy in Sarasota, and you’ll find services not offered by other therapists, such as free shuttle service to and from your home and osteoporosis programs designed to work! If you are looking to relieve pain or improve the quality of your life, then you’ve come to the right place. We guarantee you will find the best results at Back In Motion Physical Therapy. Some of the reasons Back in Motion Physical Therapy in Sarasota is unlike any other therapy clinic lies in their caring staff, revolutionary pain relief procedures, and the 830laser. They truly are the experts in relieving pain and improving the quality of life of their patients. Call today and get a free screening to determine if we are the right place for you.
Secret Stretching Technique: Active Isolated Stretching
The AIS also known as Active Isolated Stretching is a method of stretching that differs from most other types of stretching and strengthening programs in several important aspects. Listed below are seven defining characteristics of this Secret Stretching Technique: Active Isolated Stretching. Each of the 7 defining characteristics is supported by established principles of human physiology. Even though this method is called Active Isolated Stretching, it actually incorporates both stretching and strengthening in almost every maneuver. The Physical Therapists and Occupational Therapists at Back In Motion have extensive training in this Secret Stretching Technique: Active Isolated Stretching. Aaron Mattes is the creator of Active Isolated Stretching http://www.stretchingusa.com/clinic, and each of our licensed Physical Therapists and Occupational Therapists are extensively trained by Aaron. Our own Mark Jarrett is an instructor teaching therapists, Doctors and clinicians from around the world on how to correctly perform this Secret Stretching Technique: Active Isolated Stretching
Active Isolated Stretching movements are precisely targeted to stretch individual muscles and parts of muscles, rather than larger muscle groups. (For instance, in contrast to a simple forward bend that provides as general stretch fro all aspects of the hamstring muscles, Active Isolated Stretching uses six different stretches to focus on different combinations of the medial, lateral, oblique, proximal, and distal fibers.) This enables the practitioner to independently evaluate – and then work to maximize – the flexibility of each section of the muscle. There us an Active Isolated Stretching protocol for every primary muscle in the body, amounting to more than 170 separate stretches. Using different combinations of these stretches, we can develop customized regimens tailored to the specific needs of any client. Tight muscles are often the culprit behind painful conditions. Low Back Pain can be caused by tight hip flexors (muscles in the front of the thigh). Many of our clients have received Physical Therapy in Sarasota elsewhere and without success. We can often find the root of the problem and correct the muscle balance problem in as little as one visit.
2. Active Initiation
Although Active Isolated Stretching movements are supported and assisted by the practitioner, each movement is initiated by the client. This enhances the stretch, since contracting a muscle on one side of a joint causes the muscle on the opposite side to relax (a principle Reciprocal Inhibition). Relaxation helps the muscle to stretch more efficiently. Moreover, having the muscles actively working helps to increase the temperature of the muscles and the fascia, which enhances flexibility even further. We do however with every client who is seen at Back In Motion, teach them how to perform the Active Isolated Stretching movements at home with a custom written home based Active Isolated Stretching program.
3. Incremental Assists
At the end of the client’s range of motion, the therapists at Back In Motion provides just enough assistance to push just slightly beyond what the person could do on his or her own. This makes it possible to increase flexibility incrementally, typically adding two or three degrees with each repetition. Getting fast acting pain relief in Sarasota is easy when following these principles for muscle balancing. Sitting in a chair for prolonged periods will cause the hip and knee muscles to get tight and this will contribute to low back pain and other painful areas. We see this problem in Physical Therapy frequently. A simple Active Isolated Stretching program will quickly resolve these painful conditions.
4. Gentle Motion
The movements involved in Active Isolated Stretching are quite gentle, never approaching a muscle’s maximum sustainable force. Laboratory studies confirm that to avoid injury, it’s important to use 50% or less of the maximum force for the muscles being stretched. Gradual, gentle motions also help to delay stretch reflex – a defensive mechanism that is designed to prevent muscles from stretching too far or too fast. A movement that’s overly sudden or severe will cause the muscle being stretched to reflexively contract. Our gentle yet effective Active Isolated Stretching techniques are revolutionary, fast acting and produce results.
5. Brief Duration
The key to avoiding the stretch reflex altogether is to hold a stretch for only a short time – no more than two seconds. Traditionally, exercise specialists have recommended holding stretches for much longer periods of time, from 20 and even up to 60 seconds or longer. (This is referred to as static stretching). However, research has shown that such prolonged stretching initiates the stretch reflex, decreases blood flow within the tissue, and leads to a build up of waste products such as lactic acid, that contribute to muscle fatigue and soreness. When people stretch in this way, they are working against themselves, causing a contraction of the very muscles they’re trying to lengthen (sort of like driving a car with the parking brake on). This can cause the tendons and ligaments get stretched more than the muscles, which can lead to tendon irritation and even laxity. We often hear “I have tried Physical Therapy in the past at a different place, but I hurt more after” or “I went to Physical Therapy somewhere else and all they did was massage and heat”. Low Back Pain and other painful conditions are easy to treat when done correctly. We are the local experts in Back In Motion, Sarasota Physical Therapy
6. Multiple Repetitions
Static stretching relies on the principal known as stress relaxation: when muscles and connective tissues are held at a constant length, they eventually fatigue, release and lengthen. In addition to muscle fatigue, this type of action is relatively slow. Active Isolated Stretching achieves results much more quickly by using 6 to 10 repetitions of shorter stretches. This method can help increase the flexibility and eliminate painful conditions in as little as one visit.
7. Deep Breathing
Throughout an Active Isolated Stretching session, the client coordinates his or her movements with regular, relaxed breathing. Deep breathing helps to increase the flow of oxygen to the muscles, decrease muscle fatigue, and encourage the release of muscle tension and fascial restrictions. Without sufficient oxygen, glucose gets converted to lactic acid (anaerobic metabolism), again leading to muscle fatigue and soreness. It is important to avoid holding the breath.
Below are several benefits of our Secret Stretching Technique: Active Isolated Stretching:
*Increases Flexibility & Reduces Risk of Injury
*Increases Circulation, Balance, & Mobility
*Increases Muscle Strength & Endurance
*Reduces and/or Eliminates Joint Pain
*Reduces Muscle Tension and Fatigue
*Reduces Recovery Time from Injury
Purpose of Secret Stretching Technique: Active Isolated Stretching
1. Increase and maintain complete range of motion of the joint. This allows us to do the little things (like picking up something from the floor) with increased ease.
2. Relieve muscle soreness. Light exercise promotes a better supply of blood and oxygen to the muscles and should be pursued to promote overall health.
3. Help improve our capacity for activity. Simply put, you will be able to “do more” and fatigue less.
4. Assists in decreasing tension, promoting general body relaxation, and reducing emotional & physical stress.
5. Relieve muscle-joint stiffness associated with the aging process. You will get out of bed easier and live life more enjoyably after only one session with our trained staff.
6. Decreased risk for injury or re-injury and prevention of joint sprains & muscle strains Your muscles, tendons and ligaments will thank you for getting some AIS.
7. Elongate the fascia. Fascia provides the binding together muscle support system. Elasticity varies between individuals and is a major reason some individuals experience slower progress in flexibility attainment.
8. Major part of the pre-activity warm-up and part of the warm-down process
9. Help provide greater potentials of physical and athletic skills.
10. Provides an important adjunct toward recovery during the rehabilitation process.
11. Reduction of tightness that may contribute to pain, spasm or cramping.
Call us today to get insurance covered Active Isolated Stretching. Because our treatment is performed by licensed Physical Therapists or under the supervision of a licensed Physical Therapist, our AIS service is covered under all health insurances!!! Be Wary of other types providers of this service. They may be under trained or under qualified. Many providers of this service DO NOT accept insurance and charge $100′s upon $100′s!!!! Save yourself the money and come the Back In Motion, Sarasota Physical Therapy for Active Isolated Stretching. You will not be disappointed. (941)-925-2700
|Osteoporosis: The Silent Disease|
When bones start to go ‘soft’, it’s time to face the hard truth. Osteoporosis treatment, Physical Therapy and YOU are 3 things we will address. Osteoporosis treatment is easy and we as Physical Therapists are the leading experts in osteoporosis treatment such as postural correction, weight bearing activity and resistance exercises.
An insidious and silent disease, osteoporosis does not manifest in the early stages. It has no signs or symptoms until a serious injury or fracture occurs. You may not know you have the disease until a small bump or fall causes you to break a bone.
Osteoporosis is a condition in which bones lose calcium and become “porous”. This makes the bone more susceptible to breakage. Bone begins to break down quickly and does not regenerate at a sufficient pace. If you smoke cigarettes and are over 50 years of age, have a diet low in calcium, or are a woman with early menopause, your risk of osteoporosis increases. Addressing these risk factors are a major portion of osteoporosis treatment
Why is it called silent?
The physical manifestations of osteoporosis are not evident In the early stages. Sometimes, you may experience a dull bone or muscle pain in the low back or neck, which escalates to sharp, nagging pain lasting for months. As it progresses, bones become weaker, and your risk for a fracture increases. Bones in the wrist, hip, and spine are most commonly fractured in individuals with this disease.
Osteoporosis – General Facts and Statistics.
|More Hard Truth / More Facts..|
|Prevention is Key|
The key to keeping your bones healthy is: Eat right, exercise, stop smoking and don’t drink alcohol excessively.
Nutrition & Eating Right is important: Proper intake of calcium and vitamin D as part of your osteoporosis treatment can help make your bones strong. You can find a calcium with vitamin D supplement right here in in our clinic. We have a full time nutritionist on site. http://www.idealdietsarasota.com/
The case for exercise:
Exercise as osteoporosis treatment not only helps build muscle and endurance, it also builds and maintains bone density so it is ENCOURAGED to combat Osteoporosis.
Two types of exercise for osteoporosis treatment are:
As you age, (or as I like to put it “become more senior”) concerns about performing the right types of exercise grow, especially if you already have medical conditions such as osteoporosis. If you have never been physically active, or have other concerns, you can choose from a range of safe exercise options prescribed by your physical therapist at Back In Motion. We make osteoporosis treatment easy. It’s time for a solid decision to strengthen and shape your bones.
Guidelines for safe exercise:
Call us at (941) 925-2700 before choosing any of these activities to make sure you have an exercise plan that’s safe and effective for your bone health and current physical condition. Depending on your needs, we can create a customized written program that combines postural strengthening, balance training and bone strengthening to provide you with an ideal program. We know what it takes to build strong, healthy bones for individuals of all ages and look forward to working with you.
Call or email us today for more information.
|Stay Healthy and Lose Weight during the Holidays|
The holidays are a great time to celebrate with family and friends but they are also associated with an abundance of food and a decrease in physical activity. This can cause weight gain, which can cause aches and pains. Your ideal weight during the holidays can be easy to achieve with the Ideal Protein weight loss method and a little bit of discipline and planning. This can be one of the healthiest holiday seasons you’ve ever had.
Following these 10 simple tips, you’ll be able to stay healthy & maintain your ideal weight during the holidays (and possibly lose weight) this holiday season:
|Holiday Food Consumption Guide 101|
If you are trying to lose weight, the holidays can be a challenging time.
Here are some tips that will help you stay on track with your ideal weight during the Holidays:
|How Physical Therapy Can Help This Holiday Season|
Our Ideal Protein based weight loss program http://www.idealdietsarasota.com/not only promotes fat loss but at the same time enhances muscle tone. Your ideal weight during the holidays is important. Our program is medically designed and helps stabilize the pancreas and blood sugar levels while burning fat and maintaining lean mass. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention labels obesity as public enemy #1. Obesity is a serious health issue that affects nearly 30% of the population in North America. Obese individuals have a higher than normal rate of high blood pressure, type II diabetes, cardiovascular disease, gallbladder diseases, osteoarthritis, strokes, respiratory diseases and even some types of Cancers. The consumption of energy dense and nutrient poor foods with high levels of sugar and saturated fats combined with reduced physical activity and stress have all contributed to the World Health Organizations labeling as “obesity epidemic” in North America.
Physical activity is extremely important at this time of the year, given the inevitable increase in calorie intake during the holidays. Diet is just one part of the equation, which is why physical therapy is so important. Physical therapy can play a valuable role in helping you stay healthy and pain free this holiday season. Our Physical Therapy clinic has a full time on site Nutritionist and will create an actual program for you to keep the “guess work” out of whether you should eat something or not. Our Ideal Protein based diet is a low protein diet and is the lowest glycemic index diet available today. You will eat 3 meal replacements and 2 restaurant and/or grocery store meals per day. You will be able to eat at restaurants such as Bone Fish, Carrabba’s Italian Grill, Olive Garden, Chilli’s and Outback. With the ideal protein based weight loss method and products combined with the expertise of the Physical Therapy team and Nutritionist, success is fast and easy. Our program is safe for children and seniors and is ideal for those with painful joints or conditions.
It’s a good idea to schedule an appointment with your physical therapist at Back In Motion to learn a safe, effective exercise program to maintain optimum muscle strength and flexibility. When you combine discipline in your diet with a personalized exercise program, the holidays can become a time of great rejuvenation. The Physical therapists at Back In Motion can help relieve aches and pains with a combination of exercise and (possibly) massage. Massage can help relieve tight muscles and boost blood circulation.
Studies have found massage may also be helpful for:
We currently offer many different types of massage, including these common types:
Come to Back In Motion, Sarasota Physical Therapy and enjoy a professional and relaxing environment. Let us help you make this a healthy holiday season.
|Three Simple Steps To Arthritis Pain Relief|
If you suffer from arthritis pain, you are not alone. According to the Center for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC):
-Nearly 1 in 2 people may develop symptomatic knee OA by age 85 years
-Two in three people who are obese may develop symptomatic knee OA in their lifetime.
-1 in 4 people may develop painful hip arthritis in their lifetime.
Usually, the first thing most individuals try is nonprescription over the counter medications (like Aspirin, Tylenol, Advil, or Aleve) for pain relief. If this doesn’t work, the pain may increase to the point that surgery becomes a possibility (joint repair or replacement). An individual should consider Physical Therapy prior to Surgery in most cases. 3 simple steps to arthritis pain relief are as easy as 1-2-3.
How do you manage arthritis?
There is no one best way to manage arthritis pain, and no single technique that is guaranteed to give you complete arthritis pain relief. The Physical Therapists and Occupational Therapists at Back In Motion have specialty training in the management and treatment of arthritis related pain and stiffness. In fact, a combination of methods usually works best. Think of arthritis pain management as a continuing journey. And this is your travel guide – you can pick your itinerary based on how mild or how severe your symptoms are.
Step 1: Learn about your arthritis pain
Patient education on arthritis pain relief is a very important step in pain management, according to the American Pain Society. Learn all you can about your arthritis so you can break down the mental roadblocks. For Example, do you know the difference between Osteoarthritis and Rheumatoid Arthritis? How you manage each of those conditions can be very different!
|Exercise Is Your Answer|
Step 2: Restore your muscle balance
|Do Try This At Home!|
Step 3: Do-it-yourself arthritis pain relief
In addition to doing your exercises that we give you on a customized computer generated written document with both pictures as well as a typed description on how to perform the movements (including: sets, repetitions and duration of each movement), here are a few things you can do in the comfort of your own home:
Please feel free to pass on this information regarding arthritis pain relief to friends and family. You can also call Back In Motion, Sarasota Physical Therapy at 941-925-2700 to see the options we have to help you get relief from your arthritis pain.
November is considered Diabetes month in America in an effort to raise awareness about a condition that has a powerful impact on families and communities across the world. According to the American Diabetes Association, the toll of diabetes is significant if left unchecked. Check out these statistics on Diabetes. The Physical Therapists at Back In Motion, Sarasota Physical Therapy are the experts at performing the correct exercises for diabetes treatment. We will assist you in the movements and diet that can assist in controlling this devastating disease process. We have a Nutritionist on site who specializes in Diabetes control. She works with clients Physicians closely for safe controlled outcomes. For more information on our Nutrition program and our diabetes treatment which is Ideal Protein based, check out http://www.idealdietsarasota.com/.
Do NOT become a statistic:
- 2 out of 3 people with diabetes die from heart disease or stroke.
- Diabetes is the leading cause of kidney failure.
- Diabetes is the leading cause of new cases of blindness among adults.
- The rate of amputation for people with diabetes is 10 times higher than for people without diabetes. About 60-70 percent of people with diabetes have mild to severe forms of nerve damage that could result in pain in the feet or hands, slowed digestion, sexual dysfunction and other nerve problems. Our specialized treatments such as the ML830 Cold Laser http://830laser.com/ as well as Fenzian or ElectroTherapeuticPointStimulation (ETPS) can serve fast acting and long lasting permanent relief. If you think you have tried everything or if you are taking oral medication or injections, call us. (941) 925-2700.
You may be at risk for diabetes, especially if your hemoglobin A1C levels are above the normal limit. Ask your physician if this test is right for you.
Physical activity, healthy nutrition and stress management are important factors in the prevention and treatment of diabetes. Your physician may prescribe medication to assist with the treatment of diabetes. Ask your physician today in Physical Therapy is appropriate for you. We are the experts in diet and exercise in Sarasota, Florida.
Your physical therapist can create a safe, progressive exercise program that enables your body to become more sensitive to insulin and effectively remove extra glucose from your bloodstream. The goal is to normalize your blood glucose levels and improve your hemoglobin A1C readings. With our on staff Nutritionist, we will train the pancreas to secrete appropriate levels of insulin. In today’s society we are accommodated to eating foods that are convenient and likely rich in carbohydrates and/or sugar. We can instruct you on the exact foods to eat to minimize the the impact of insulin and blood sugar fluctuations.
Here are just some of the benefits of regular physical activity:
- Better balance which helps to prevent falls
- Reduces the risk for heart disease and stroke
- Stress relief
- Boost in energy and ability to perform daily activities
- Improved sleep patterns
- Increase in calorie expenditure to enable weight loss http://www.idealdietsarasota.com/
- Strengthening of the heart and better blood circulation
- Strengthening of muscles and bones
- Better range of motion in joints
- Decrease in blood pressure and cholesterol levels
- Improved sex drive
- Happier, healthier, better quality of life
You can experience all these benefits after you consult with your physical therapist.
For diabetics, exercise should be a safe, enjoyable and positive experience. When planned correctly, exercise will leave you energized, not fatigued. The team at Back In Motion, Sarasota Physical Therapy can safely coach and instruct you in the clinic and progress you to an easy to follow home based program. Here are five exercise tips for individuals with diabetes.
- It is essential to avoid injuries and remain hydrated. It is also important to have some fast acting sugary food available in the event of hypoglycemia or low blood sugar levels. This is critical for individuals who are on insulin and have type 1 diabetes. As your physical therapists, we can advise you about the best, and safest type of exercise and movements while monitoring you in a safe comfortable environment.
- As a general rule, we will encourage you to warm up for 5 minutes before starting to exercise and cool down for 5 minutes at the end. You will be advised to drink plenty of water before, during, and after activity to stay hydrated. Your program will be Physical Therapist designed and proven to help you regardless of pain or joint problems.
- If you feel uncomfortable, you should rest for a few minutes. We’ll train you to understand your energy levels and listen to your body. You can rely on accountability by professional staff to keep you on track safely and promote successful outcomes.
- Use the “talk test” to make sure you are not pushing yourself too hard. If you become short of breath and you can’t talk, then slow down. As your fitness level improves over time, you’ll be able to exercise at a higher intensity and chat with others while you do it. We have state of the art equipment to monitor you throughout the process at Back In Motion.
- Make sure to wear shoes and clean socks that fit you well. Look inside your shoes before wearing them to make sure there is nothing in them that might hurt you or make you feel uncomfortable. Always examine your feet before and after activity for blisters, redness, or other signs of irritation. Talk to your doctor immediately if you experience pain or notice a blister, cut, or sore.
If you know someone who has diabetes, or is at risk for diabetes, the best thing you can do is to ask them to call us and schedule an appointment. We can be reached at (941) 925-2700 and are here to help. If you know someone who has diabetes, or is at risk for diabetes, the best thing you can do for them is to ask them do is to call us and schedule an appointment. Again, we are here to help.
Vestibular issues…or as most people call it: dizziness is a serious condition, but we can fix it at a very high success rate at Back In Motion, Sarasota Physical Therapy. We actually have taken several courses on vestibular problems, Including Certification at the American Institute of Balance (AIB). http://dizzy.com/. One type, Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV), can be fixed in 1-2 treatments! (we average 1.3 visits at our clinic). We have Vertigo Treatment that works. It is amazing how many of our patients suffer and are given medications when it is so easily treated and resolved. The key symptom for BPPV is if a patient complains of “spinning”. Other dizziness issues may not be resolved as quickly but we have other treatment options to help with adaptation and balance.
|If Your World Is Spinning…balance|
Almost everyone experiences a few seconds of dizziness at some point in their lives. Do you remember your childhood days when you would spin round and round until you got dizzy and had to wait a few seconds till the “world stopped spinning”? It was fun back then, but when it occurs “out of the blue”, it’s something to be concerned about.
Dizziness, vertigo and falls were identified as early as 1994 in the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Strategic Research Plan as a looming national health care crisis for the US. According to the NIH, about 90 million Americans (more than a third of the population) report bouts of dizziness at some point in their lives. Of those, 76 million suffer from inner-ear disorders, which can be caused by:
Inner-ear problems can manifest themselves in different ways. Some symptoms include dizziness, nausea and blurred vision. Some other disorders we treat other than BPPV include but are not limited to: Meniere’s disease (after medicinal or surgical intervention from Doctor), Vestibular Neuritis, Labyrinthine Concussion, Labyrinthine Ischemia, Cervicogenic Dizziness, Multiple Sclerosis, Migraine-Positional Vertigo and much more.
It’s not uncommon for individuals with dizziness to go from one doctor to another in an attempt to find a solution. Did you know that as Physical Therapists in the state of Florida, we do NOT need a Physician referral to perform an evaluation? Even if you are a Medicare recipient, we can perform our Balance Assessment at little or no cost to you without a prescription. After our Evaluation, we send a typed Plan of Care to your Doctor, and then he or she will review it, sign it and fax it back to us (in most cases).
|Leaving You Dizzy|
The feeling of spinning / rocking and constant nausea can literally turn your life upside down. Falls are the leading cause of deaths in persons over age 65 and are the 6th leading cause of death for the elderly.
Frequent episodes of dizziness (especially with certain head movements) are a sign of dysfunction in your inner ear. 85% of vertigo and balance dysfunction may be inner ear related. This dizziness can last a few seconds, minutes or even days. Symptoms of inner ear disorders may be mild (lasting only seconds or minutes) or severe (resulting in total disability).
Common causes include:
According to the NIH, 85% of equilibrium problems have to do with the inner ear. Other causes include a stroke, multiple sclerosis, seizures and brain tumors. Balance can also be disrupted due to deficits in the visual or somatosensory systems, all of which the Physical Therapists at Back In Motion, Sarasota Physical Therapy are Certified and trained to assess and correct for decreased fall risk.
|Supervised Exercise: Your Treatment For Dizziness|
Exercise might not be the first thing you think about when it comes to treating dizziness or vertigo, but it plays a crucial role.
Call our office (941) 925-2700 and we’ll help you get the right diagnosis by evaluating you or referring you to the appropriate doctor. We will fix the vertigo and inner ear problem usually in 1-2 visits with canal repositioning and then address the somatosensory and visual systems with the appropriate adaptation, habituation, substitution activity and appropriately progress if needed to strengthening, conditioning and fall prevention. We even have Occupational Therapy at Back In Motion to address activities of daily living (ADL’s).
If problems with the inner ear are due to a virus or physical damage, physical therapy can be beneficial. Be warned – the first few days of exercise might make the dizziness worse before it starts to get better. In this case, physical therapy can essentially “recalibrate” the inner ear system. Talk to one of our highly qualified physical therapists to determine how we can help you. Remember, the Physical Therapists at Back In Motion, Sarasota Physical Therapy are the ONLY certified balance therapists in Sarasota Florida. Not all Physical Therapists are “created equal”, so even if you have had Physical Therapy for balance or falls in the past, we urge you to get a consultation at Back In Motion to decide for yourself if it is for you.
A Word of Caution:
If any of the following apply to you, CALL YOUR DOCTOR:
If you suffer from dizziness and also have any of the following, call 911 or go to the emergency room:
Dizziness is NOT something you should be taking lightly. As qualified professionals & certified by the American Institute of Balance, we are here to help and will stand by your side to help you recover from this limiting condition. Give us a call to schedule an appointment today. We’ll help treat your dizziness and work with you closely to restore you to full function. Vertigo Treatment That Works!!!!
I have been a working closely with Chiropractors for over 15 years. I am a Physical Therapist at Back In Motion, Sarasota Physical Therapy. I have heard comments from clients with both positive as well as negative experiences. If you have been suffering from pain or lack of motion for more than a week that is negatively impacting your every day life, whether you know how the pain started or not, Chiropractic Therapy or Physical Therapy is for you. Your decision should be made based on the practitioner, not the practice. Simply put, don’t see a Sarasota Chiropractor because you think you need adjustments, and don’t see a physical therapist because you think you need exercises. See a professional in either field who you have heard good things about or who your research tells you is a good choice for your needs. All Chiropractors do not practice the same way, nor do all Physical Therapists. See http://www.diffen.com/difference/Chiropractor_vs_Physical_Therapist for detailed comparison chart.
Be Wary Of:
1) Practitioners who overuse items or equipment where they set you up and walk away such as: Electrical Stimulation, Hand Free Ultrasound, Motorized Massage Tables that do not require the actual practitioner to lay their hands on you, Wobble Chairs or traction devices. These types of treatment do have a place. The main question you should be asking yourself in any case is “Am I getting better”. These types of treatments will make you feel better in most cases for a brief period of time, but the pain may return hours or days later. Too often have I seen clients who report: ”I went to this other place. It felt good while I was there and for the rest of the day, but the next day I was hurting again.
2) Paying a large sum of money for the dream of being healed. Too often have I heard of clients having paid $1,000′s of dollars after being promised this package would be the one to get them completely better. I usually am exposed to the stories where the client has felt betrayed by a different practitioner. You should expect the cost of care to be affordable to you or a payment plan should be offered. At Back In Motion, Sarasota Physical Therapy we take all medical insurances, however in this day and age we sometimes get people coming in with high deductibles or high co-pays or those who do not have medical insurance at all. We have affordable 8 visit and 16 visit packages in those cases, and we offer a 100% money back guarantee*
3) Practitioners who keep you coming in long term. Some Chiropractors as well as Physical Therapists will see a client until the insurance runs out, then discharge them. Our clients at Back In Motion receive fast acting same day relief with long term results. Our clients usually are better in 6-8 visits. Our philosophy at Back In Motion, Sarasota Physical Therapy is to get permanent results fast, so you are pleased. If you are happy with your treatment, you may refer us family and friends!
4) Practitioners who use under trained or under qualified low wage employees. Wow, have I been exposed to both therapists and chiropractors who use technicians to actually render the care. It can limit the forward progress and overall results. It also can be against insurance regulations in some cases. We at BACK IN MOTION SARASOTA PHYSICAL THERAPY would rather deliver exceptional care with the appropriately trained (& appropriately paid) therapist to obtain fast acting relief and have happy clients who are likely to refer us more clients. If the client is not happy, they are not going to come back to us in the future for different problems nor will they refer us friends or family
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Why physical therapy at Back In Motion versus a chiropractor?
The first reason is because BACK IN MOTION goes to the root of your problem and not just merely treat the symptoms. We don’t expect you to come to us for prolonged periods of time. Most patients get better within 6 to 8 visits. We often work together with Chiropractors for optimal results. We use muscle energy, posture balancing, along with joint mobilization, and hands-on soft-tissue techniques to bring about fast healing. You will notice the difference. A common misconception is that you need a Doctors Prescription to attend Physical Therapy. That is a myth. Florida is a “direct access state” meaning that consumers can get Physical Therapy and no Doctors prescription is required. You will not need a Doctor’s prescription to see a Sarasota Chiropractor as well.
If you are suffering from a condition that is limiting your function, causing you a safety concern, causing you pain or negatively impacting your daily life, then go see your favorite Chiropractor or Physical Therapist in Sarasota, FL. If you need a Sarasota Chiropractor, but are unsure of who has a great reputation or if you need a recommendation simply call our office and we will point you in the right direction with at least 2 choices. DO NOT just randomly go see a particular practitioner because they have the best ad in the phone book or because they are the most conveniently located for you. Take your time and get word of mouth. DO NOT continue to see a Chiropractor or a Physical Therapist if you do not feel as though you are improving with your condition. We all have time for you, and we all want to help.
Do you feel off-balance and/or dizzy? Do you feel as though either you or the objects around you are swaying, spinning or moving? If so, you may have Vertigo. Vertigo can lead to nausea and even disability. Vertigo and dizzy problems can cause problems for any aged person, but is quite common in seniors.
Statistics: Dizziness affects 1/3rd of people aged 65 or older. From 2001 to 2004 over 35% of people aged 40+ (over 69 millions American) had vestibular dysfunction. Over 8 million Americans have chronic problems with balance while an additional 2.4 million report problems with dizziness (chronic). YOU ARE NOT ALONE. There is Hope, call us Today (941) 925-2700. Back In Motion, Sarasota Physical Therapy is the only privately owned outpatient Physical Therapy Clinic in Sarasota to offer licensed Physical Therapists who are Certified in Balance and Vertigo by The American Institute of Balance (AIB)!! http://dizzy.com/#.
The Licensed Physical Therapists at Back In Motion, Sarasota Physical Therapy have been trained by The Americal Institute of Balance. AIB research may be found in leading peer reviewed ENT and Audiology journals, including: Annals of Otolaryngology, Ear and Hearing, International Journal of Audiology and the Journal of the American Academy of Audiology. Research at AIB has been referenced in Standards and Practice guidelines for both the American Academy of Neurology and American Academy of Otolaryngology- Head and Neck Surgery. The Balance Therapy you receive at Back In Motion will be performed by a qualified professional who has the appropriate training. Be wary of the other Physical Therapy clinic that gives you the same types of treatment as every other person who they treat with a balance disorder. Too often have we had clients come to us due because they had poor or ineffective treatment elsewhere.
The origin of balance is the Vestibular system in the ear. People who have frequent episodes of vertigo are said to suffer from a vestibular disorder. Tinnitis or ringing in the ears as well as hearing loss can also contribute to balance problems. Our visual input (how well we can see), our proprioception (the body’s ability to sense movement), and our cerebellum (part of the brain stem) are all factors to consider when assessing for balance disorders.
Do’s/Don’ts: Do get up slowly from sit to stand or from lying down to sitting up. Do sit on the edge of the bed for a few minutes upon sitting up prior to standing. Do Not start walking if you are dizzy upon standing up. Do sit or stand up slowly to limit sudden blood flow changes in the head which can contribute to feeling light headed or contribute Orthostatic hypotension (drop in blood pressure with positional changes).
Common Myths: Myth: I have to live with this. Truth: The right treatment can completely eliminate symptoms of vertigo, dizziness and fall risk. Myth: I must have had a stroke because I am so dizzy all the time. Truth: The most common cause of dizziness is BPV (Benign Positional Vertigo). It is caused from tiny crystals in the inner ear break free and float around in the inner ear fluids. We can usually completely eliminate the symptoms associated with BPV after only 1 or 2 visits!!
What to do next: You or your loved one do not have to suffer any longer. You can find immediate fast acting relief. There is a fast, painless, and affordable solution (we accept most health insurances including Medicare). Call us now to find out if you are a candidate for our revolutionary balance treatment.
High Blood Pressure (Also known as Hypertension) is a very serious health problem. Many think that as long as it is controlled by taking High Blood Pressure medication, they can eat and drink as they wish. High Blood Pressure has the nickname “The Silent Killer”. It often takes a back seat during the holidays to foods that are rich in calories, especially once the emergency is over and the individual believes they don’t have high blood pressure because they take medication for it. Most of us have heard about the importance of controlling their high blood pressure, but did you know that EXERCISE plays an important role?? That’s right, being physically active is good for your overall well being including being of benefit for your lungs and heart. A healthy weight, a strong heart/lungs and general well being are all good for your Blood Pressure. The intensity of your activity (how hard you exercise) and the frequency (how often you exercise) plays an important role.
Here is the GREAT NEWS: you do not have to do too much. Medium level activity like taking a brisk walk is of benefit for done regularly for a total of 30 minutes at least 5 days/week. As a Physical Therapist is Sarasota, I have assisted many clients in reducing or getting off medication all together (DO NOT lower or stop taking any medications unless directed by your physician). My definition of medium level activity (Moderate Intensity) is easy:
-If you can carry on a normal conservation throughout the activity, you are likely not working hard enough
-If you can sing a song while performing the activity, you are likely not working hard enough
-If you can carry on a conservation, but not a lengthy one, you are likely working hard enough
-If you are short of breath, or get out of breath too quickly, or feel strained and have to stop to catch your breath then you may be working too hard
HOW HARD, HOW OFTEN, AND FOR HOW LONG SHOULD I EXERCISE????
For general health for your organs, particularly your heart and lungs, you should participate in moderate (medium intensity) exercise on a regular basis. See below for a list of guidelines
to exercise in a safe and effective range:
1.) Your goal is to get at least 2.5 hours (150 minutes) of moderate intensity exercise each week
2.) Your daily typical exercise time should be around 30 minutes/day and for 5 days/week (Progression to more is acceptable)
3.) Don’t forget to perform daily stretching activity
4.) Strengthening exercises should be incorporated at least 2x/week
THE UNTOLD TRUTH ABOUT BLOOD PRESSURE.
Here are 7 simple strategies to combat High Blood Pressure.
1.) Come into Back In Motion, Sarasota Physical Therapy for a FREE Body Composition Analysis test with a Certified Physical Therapist or Nutrition Expert. This test will tell you: Body Fat %, Lean Mass, Fat Mass and Hydration index. You will receive a detailed explanation of the test results and a computerized print out for your own personal records. If you are overweight, it is likely contributing to High Blood Pressure. You can find some self help tips on: http://www.idealdietsarasota.com/. We have a weight loss division at our Physical Therapy Clinic called Diet Foods and Weight Loss Clinic of Sarasota. Some things you can do immediately include: portion control (cut back on high calorie foods and quantity of foods). Question if you really need that 2nd helping of food. If you eat as many calories as you burn each day, you will maintain your weight. Eating fewer calories than you burn will result in weight loss. Weight loss will help you to control your Blood Pressure (not to mention diabetes and cholesterol).
2.)When you plan your meals, think of your heart. choose a diet that includes fruits and vegetables. Avoid foods high in saturated fats and cholesterol.
3.) Eat less Sodium (less salt). Salt can increase your Blood Pressure. As a general guideline, limit sodium intake to 2,400mg/day (one teaspoon). Be careful, lots of foods are high in sodium without you even picking up the salt shaker. (for specific guidelines, consult with your physician or nutritionist)
4.) If you consume alcohol, practice moderation. The recommended amount for women is no more than 1 drink and men 2 drinks/day.
5.) Increase your physical activity. As a Physical Therapist in Sarasota, I see people who have painful conditions or joint problems which lead to difficulty with activity. If this is the case, go to http://www.idealdietsarasota.com/ for tips on how to lose fat up to 3-7 pounds/week with no exercise required. After the weight is off, then moderate exercise should be initiated as soon as possible to maintain the weight loss from the Ideal Protein weight loss program
6.) Stop Smoking: Research shows that smoking increases your chances of developing heart disease, peripheral arterial disease, stroke, and several forms of cancer.
7.) Talk to your Doctor or Physical Therapist. Know what your blood pressure reading is and what it means to your health. Remember to take any medications consistently and as directed by your doctor.
If you feel as though you may be overweight or if you have a painful condition or medical condition which is contributing to inactivity, do the right thing and schedule an evaluation with us so we can identify the do’s and dont’s of exercise and injury prevention while structuring the most appropriate exercise protocol for you. Taking charge of your health is the best decision you can make for yourself. The choice is yours.
Call us today to get started on the road to a healthier you and a happier you!!!
In people over the age of 80 years old, falls are the #1 cause of death!! Individuals over the age of 65 years of age are the most susceptible, however a harmful fall can occur at ANY age!! What we have to realize is that many falls that occur in the home could have been prevented if appropriate measures had been taken. Tim Burnell, PT and David Griffith PT are the only CERTIFIED BALANCE PHYSICAL THERAPISTS in Sarasota, furthermore we do Insurance covered house calls covered by Medicare at 100%. The correct fall prevention program can save lives!!
To begin safeguarding a home, the following areas should be considered and modified as needed:
-Main entrance to the home and other doors to enter/exit the home: Install railings on both side of any and all steps, install lighting sufficient enough for all (consider those with visual deficits), and repair any broken steps, stairs, or walkways.
-Bedrooms and main living area: Move furniture as to not block pathways and to ensure that there are no obstructions. If needed, remove completely. Thick and plush carpet is always better than hardwood or tile in the event of an actual fall. Consider replacing furniture like tables that have sharp edges with tables that are rounded and consider eliminating glass tables and/or breakable items.
-Bathroom/Washroom: Grab Bars in and around the area of the toilet and bathtub. Remember, the bathroom is the #1 room in the home for a fall to occur (kitchen is the #2 room)
-front and back yard: keep the pathways and walkways clear of weeds, debris and clutter.
-Cords: Cords can be an item to create a fall in the home. Move cords away from high traffic areas, make sure they are close to the walls and secure them if necessary. Wrap and bind any excess length.
-Colors: colors can be used to differentiate between various levels, rooms and fixtures. Steps can be Hi-Lighted with brighter colors for fall prevention and try to use a color on the walls to offset the shades of fixtures.
-Flooring: Bathroom flooring should be addressed immediately to prevent falls in Sarasota for our loved ones. Use non-slip rugs to counteract a smooth floor, or use aftermarket adhesive or double stick tape. The kitchen area rugs should be addressed as well. Remember, the bathroom and the kitchen are high fall risk areas and rooms where water on the floor can create a fall risk or hazard.
In addition to the home modifications, the correct movements and exercises can be a key tool to aid in fall prevention. Our Physical Therapy team at Back In Motion, Sarasota Physical Therapy has specialty training and Certification in Balance. We will develop a well designed custom fall prevention program that addresses each individuals needs. Each persons balance system is comprised of: 1) visual input 2) vestibular input and 3) proprioceptive input. We will assess these 3 systems and improve each of them to maximize our clients balance and safety. Losing weight can contribute to improved wellness, mobility and balance control. Check out http://www.idealdietsarasota.com/ for ways to lose weight in a safe and controlled manner. As we grow “more senior” as I like to put it, we tend to become more set in our ways (myself included). Physical changes and even the thought of “exercise” can be overwhelming. Adding in factors such as fear, embarrassment and helplessness does not help the situation. Once we have one loss of balance episode or fall, we usually have that internal fear of falling again. The Physical Therapists at Back In Motion are the leading experts as Certified Balance Physical Therapists in Sarasota to help you overcome these factors and help you to resume a more confident lifestyle. Some Seniors may not respond well to uninvited home modifications, leaving room for scrutiny. We will explain the importance of fall prevention with a genuine concern and a gentle tone. We will listen to the feedback of the client and their family for optimal results. This is the BEST way to get a positive response and implement a fall prevention program here in Sarasota, FL.
You don’t have to fall or wait for a fall to happen in order to use us for consultation. Most Insurance company’s would rather reimburse for a round of balance therapy than pay $50,000 for a total joint replacement and hospitalization. Our balance and fall prevention program is covered by Medicare and most other insurance companies, even VA and military insurances. We are specially trained to help in a variety of aspects including FALL PREVENTION. We can recommend a series of exercises that address stability issues and promotion of a safer environment.
Last, but not least: If you know someone who is considered a “pack rat” or a “collector”, it may be time to clean house and remove some of the clutter. A cluttered house is a recipe for a fall or contribute to fall risk. Often there are things such as furniture to walk around, possibly contributing to a loss of balance episode or a fall. Do away with things that are no longer needed to eliminate clutter and to create clear pathways and a clear living area. The longer you delay, the greater the risk for a fall to occur!!
Call now and book an appointment with our Certified Balance Physical Therapist (941)-925-2700. Only at Back In Motion, Sarasota Physical Therapy.
What is Whiplash?: The term “whiplash associated disorder” is used to describe the clinical manifestations of a whiplash injury, which occurs when an “acceleration-deceleration” force is applied to the neck or back. The body part is injured by a sudden jerking or whip-like motion straining the muscles and ligaments of the neck or back beyond the normal range of motion. While many associate whiplash injury with car accidents, they can also occur on roller coasters, sports injuries or being punched or shaken. Shoulder and neck pain can be a common problem as much as low back pain and leg pain.
As a Physical Therapist who specializes in musculoskeletal problems and as the head therapist in our auto injury department, I often encounter patients with auto-related injuries, such as shoulder and neck pain or low back pain. Treatment for whiplash and the key to optimal healing of whiplash and many auto related injuries is to recognize that connective tissue damage is often the major cause of persistent pain and loss of function. Treatment for whiplash must consider this problem and unfortunately connective tissue injuries are often missed &/or given less consideration than bony problems such as fracture or pinched nerve problems in the spine, yet they are much more common and significantly contribute to whiplash symptoms. If a person who is receiving treatment for whiplash becomes overweight, and the whiplash symptoms prevent the client from being able to maintain their normal level of activity/exercise, simply click on http://www.idealdietsarasota.com/ for ways to lose weight without exercise and for some self help tips on losing weight.
Approximately 80% of persistent pain after whiplash injury is due to connective tissue problems. Treatment for whiplash symptoms begins with Physical Therapy. Physical Therapists are the premier experts in treatment for whiplash and whiplash symptoms. Too often, auto injury patients will go to a chiropractor or call a 1-800 attorney referral hotline where the client will get referred to “members” of the hotline. Extreme caution should be followed if that is the action you choose to take. Back In Motion, Sarasota Physical Therapy is the premier choice for aftercare and treatment of whiplash. Although we are and independent family owned private Physical Therapy practice, we work with the finest Auto Injury Attorneys, Urgent Care Doctors, Chiropractors and more. We take pride in our work with your whiplash symptoms and are documentation experts in case of your need for attorney representation for after the accident.
Back In Motion, Sarasota Physical Therapy accepts ALL auto insurances and also accepts all letters from attorneys to guarantee you to receive the care you need without incurring ANY upfront fees. (We accept the letters so therefor, if you dont get paid then we dont get paid when dealing with auto accident care where you are not at fault and have retained an attorney. Please note- If you do not have an attorney in a case of the accident being someones fault other than your own, we can lead you in the correct direction). Choosing the wrong Health Care provider for example one who is not familiar with fast acting long lasting results or one who may not understand how to sork with your attorney or insurance company could become problematic. Do Not delay your care any further as there is no cost to you and whiplash symptoms can often intensify over time and create long term problems.
We have all come across the advertisements promoting the next great diet, supplement, workout or piece of equipment that will give you amazing results. the common thread each of these things share is a disclaimer that is just as familiar as the ad itself, “Results Not Typical”. They show you astounding before and after weight loss pictures, and maybe someones testimonial about how they did it, and you can too. The sad truth for the majority is, no you can’t. It’s not your fault, it is a limitation of the program. Few diets are fundamentally nutritionally sound, so you can’t follow it indefinitely. There are not support systems in place to seek help or promote adherence to most diet programs either. The extreme fitness craze works with a select few that can stick to it, but classes are not for everyone, nor is the discipline to pop in a DVD everyday at home.
The message that is being sent by those promoting these products is that only one approach will work for the majority, and that is simply not true. the majority of people are not getting abs in 8 minutes, or getting ripped and lean in 90 days. the truth is most people fail, and that people who purchase books, workout DVDs, exercise equipment, or supplements have tried 3 or more approaches/products and are no closer to their weight loss goal than before they tried them. Most people do not know enough about nutrition or supplementation to lose weight outside what has been advertised to them. They don’t know enough on how to work out, or which exercises to do, other than 3 to 5 moves regurgitated by this months fitness magazines. Don’t be fooled into thinking that you can do this by yourself. No matter what you are doing, in order to be successful, you will need a coach or mentor to help you get there.
Back In Motion, Sarasota Physical Therapy has teamed up with Diet Foods and Weight Loss Clinic of Sarasota to give you a truly comprehensive approach to a truly successful weight loss program. It does not matter if you live in Venice, FL or Bradenton, FL or Sarasota, FL. If you want to lose weight and have an expert coach to assist you with lifetime goals we are the only choice. We implement the Ideal Protein Weight Loss Method which is an easy 4 phase protocol which helps stabilize the pancreas and blood sugar levels while burning fat and maintaining muscle and other lean tissue. This protocol is also an excellent support for cellulite reduction and has been used in well over 2500 professional establishments in North America over the last 10 years with great success. Check Out http://www.idealdietsarasota.com/ for more information or call 941-925-2700.
BACK IN MOTION, SARASOTA PHYSICAL THERAPY GOT RID OF MY LOW BACK PAIN AFTER JUST 4 SESSIONS…THEY REALLY KNOW WHAT THEY ARE DOING OVER THERE…THEY ARE TRULY THE EXPERTS IN LOW BACK PAIN RELIEF IN SARASOTA…TESTIMONIAL FROM JODY IN SIESTA KEY
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