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What to Consider Before Heading into Physical Therapy: Part 3

What do you think may be causing the pain? Of course, it happens that a pain will develop, and you are dumbfounded as to why, but more often than not, there is something that you think could be influencing it. If the pain started around the same time as a change in environment or life circumstances, then it is worth telling your physical therapist about the association.

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What to Consider Before Heading into Physical Therapy: Part 2

How does the pain feel when it develops? Is it a lingering ache? Is it a sharp stab? Is it more of a tingling feeling? Each of these sensations are actually associated with different types of problems, so describing your pain appropriately may be helpful in determining the best treatment methods for your body’s needs.

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What to Consider Before Heading into Physical Therapy

Consider exactly where the pain occurs in your body, and research what the different parts of the body are called so that you can have an accurate and helpful conversation about your pain. For example, back pain has a lot of different differentiations, and lumbar pain (which is in the lower back) is frequently caused by factors different from what would cause upper-back or neck pain.

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Mobilization with Movement

Physical Therapists, with training in mulligan can be a huge help to individuals in pain. The Mulligan Concept can assist individuals in improving movement restrictions, pain with movement, and functional restrictions.There are many indications or ailments that may benefits from the Mulligan Approach, including, but not limited to:

Grand Opening: Newberry Square

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Newberry Square will be celebrating their grand opening on Saturday May 11th From 11am to 8pm you will have the opportunity to enter your name for a chance to win door prizes from each store. Not only that but each store will be offering 10% off all items. This is a family friendly event so make sure to bring the kids down for face painting and balloons.

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Visit Dynamic Physical Therapy

Dynamic Physical Therapy is a family oriented; every patient that comes in the door will be treated like family, with open arms and will be treated with the utmost respect.  We understand that the most important part of Physical Therapy is listening to our patient’s story – to understand where they come from and where they would like to get to and the goals they want to meet.  In today’s healthcare environment, where face time with your practitioner may be hard to come by, we want you to know your questions will always be address to your satisfaction.

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Physical Therapy: A Lifeline for Sciatica Pain

For many people with persistent or severe sciatica, physical therapy can be a lifeline. You’ll be taught targeted moves that strengthen your lower back. Strong muscles support the area around your sciatic nerve and can prevent future injuries. You’ll also work on improving your posture to keep sciatica symptoms at bay. Increasing range of motion is also part of physical therapy for sciatica.

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Quick Tips for Less Pain and More Energy: Reduce Stress

Stress can contribute to both emotional anxiety as well as physical pain. You need to have several quick stress-busters in your bag of tricks to reduce anxiety whenever it pops up. A warm bath is a quick way to instantly soothe aching muscles and joints while calming your nerves. Even simple breathing techniques can limit pain and energize your body. Take two or three deep breaths, and then slowly release them. Always make sure to breathe through your nose to get the most benefits.

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Sciatica Pain: When Pain Follows an Injury

Mild sciatica can build up over time, and it may even go away on its own. But when you have an onset of classic sciatica symptoms following a car accident, serious fall or sports injury, contact a doctor and a physical therapist. The symptoms are more likely to be severe because of the greater impact on the area surrounding the sciatic nerve. It’s important to determine the severity of nerve damage. Your medical team needs to evaluate the need for surgery, steroid injections or prescription drugs.

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Sciatica Pain: When Symptoms Become Severe

If your sciatic nerve becomes seriously compressed, the resulting symptoms can go from uncomfortable to quite painful – and even embarrassing. You may become weak and numb on one side. Sometimes, even getting your leg or foot to move becomes impossible. If the pain hits you suddenly, and with great intensity, it’s probably time to visit a physical therapist to begin easing the pain.

Lewiston of Cascadia Now Hiring: 1 LPN/RN- Day Shift

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Lewiston Transitional Care of Cascadia is offering a day time shift nursing position.  Here at Lewiston of Cascadia, we pride ourselves upon our culture and the balance between work and home life, both equally important.  Our employees embrace the company culture and fulfill their mission to be a force for good in the world. Our nursing team not only provides quality healthcare but leads the industry in the care they provide to our residents.

“Take Me Fishing” Trailers

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Stocked with equipment and information, Idaho Fish and Game's "Take Me Fishing" trailers travel to local ponds across the state. Wrapped with vibrant fish illustrations, they're hard to miss. Getting kids, moms and dads excited about fishing can build a new generation of anglers. The only thing kids and their parents have to do is show up!

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Sciatica Pain: If Home Treatments Aren’t Working

There are plenty of things you can do at home to ease a mild sciatica flare-up. Alternating with cold and heat is a classic treatment for sciatica symptoms. Use an ice pack, followed by a heating pad, for about 15 minutes per application. Sleeping with a pillow between your knees can also help. 

Happy May Day!

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Happy May Day everyone! Head over to Sativa Sisters where we have the best and the freshest flowers around! Our friendly budtenders can help you find the perfect flower for your needs!

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