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Belmar Physical Therapy

Sleep…Beyond Counting Sheep

Belmar physical therapy sleep beyond counting sheepThere’s nothing quite like a good night’s sleep…and awakening to the promise of a new day! But these days, getting a good night’s sleep seems to be more elusive than ever.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), one in three Americans routinely do not get enough sleep.1 A lack of sleep can contribute to health issues such as diabetes, obesity, high blood pressure, heart disease, stroke and impaired memory.2Therefore, lack of sleep is a true public health crisis. The Rand Corporation published a study reporting over $400 billion loss to US companies annually due to employees’ lack of sleep.3 So why is our nation sleep-deprived and what can we do to be better sleepers?

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For Back Pain, Physical Therapy Plays Key Role in Prevention and Rehabilitation

Belmar physical therapy back pain SciaticaThe goal for any physical therapist is straightforward: To help our patients gain or regain the highest degree of quality of life possible.

Meeting this goal involves both prevention and rehabilitation. And while our human body is both fragile and resilient, one area that is frequently a source of discomfort is the back. In addition to discomfort and frustration, back pain also brings high financial cost and is a significant cause of missed work.

University of North Carolina study found that “that more than 80 percent of Americans will experience an episode of low back pain at some time in their lives and that total costs of the condition are estimated at greater than $100 billion annually, with two-thirds of that due to decreased wages and productivity.”

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Why Should You Choose Physical Therapy?

belmar physical therapy why should you choose physical therapyHave you been dealing with nagging pain or discomfort that has lingered a bit longer than you expected? Maybe not – perhaps you feel great, but you’ve noticed that your loved one has begun to decline in his or her functional ability. Have no fear; your physical therapist is here!

Here are a few reasons why you should #ChoosePT (physical therapy) as a first treatment option:

Physical therapists can help decrease pain by identifying the underlying problems that sit at the core of injuries. Physical therapists take on the challenge of decreasing inflammation, stiffness and soreness with manual therapies, strengthening interventions/exercises and soft tissue work to aid the body in its healing process. 

Physical therapy is effective in relieving pain in chronic conditions. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) states that even when opioids are prescribed, patients should receive the lowest effective dosage. What’s more, the CDC’s guidelines note that opioids should be combined with nonopioid therapies, such as physical therapy.

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