Back Pain

Walking a ‘gait-way’ to back pain relief, says Apex Physical Therapist

Posted by on Mar 3, 2016 in Back Pain, Healthy Living, Physical Therapy | 0 comments

Are you experiencing tightness or discomfort in your lower-back? Try taking a walk, suggests Madras physical therapist Brock Monger, DPT. According to Monger, owner of Apex Physical Therapy, studies have shown walking to be effective in preventing, alleviating and even treating pain in the spine, a condition that according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will affect eight of 10 U.S. citizens in their lifetimes. “The body craves movement and exercise, and walking can be like a wonder drug for some who experience stiffness and discomfort in their lower backs,” said...

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Back pain? Studies say get PT first

Posted by on Feb 3, 2016 in Back Pain, Exercise, Physical Therapy | 0 comments

Back pain? Studies say get PT first

A recently published medical study on the role exercise plays in preventing the risk of prolonged back pain only reinforces the healing power movement has in our everyday lives – specifically when it comes to combating back pain – says physical therapist Brock Monger, DPT, owner of Apex Physical Therapy in Madras. The study, published just last month by JAMA (Journal of American Medical Association) Internal Medicine, found that exercise reduced the risk of repeated low-back pain by between 25 and 40 percent. “Movement is medicine – there’s no disputing it,” said Monger. “We see examples of...

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