Penrose Physical Therapy
28
May 2019
Jennifer Penrose
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Jennifer Penrose

Back Pain: How To Get The Housework Done Without Making Back Pain Worse

Has this ever happened to you? You’re going about your day doing your usual day-to-day jobs like taking the trash out or changing the sheets. All of a sudden you feel a sharp pain in your back and you can hardly move… Sound familiar? Just a few weeks ago this happened to one of our patients, Ann, 57 from South Bay. She was making the most of a quiet weekend, and before relaxing, she decided to do get the housework done. Anne was fine to start, but as she went to turn over her mattress she put her back out completely. At first the pain wasn’t so bad, but then a few hours later her back began to stiffen up. Like most people we see, at first she thought It’s just a stiff back. “I’ve probably got a bit carried away with the cleaning, it’s happened before.” But the next day the pain was still there, and it felt even worse! Anne’s back started to ache when she sat down. She struggled to find a comfortable position to fall asleep in. She couldn’t even bring herself to stand without being in agony AND she had a weekend away planned. How was she going to get away with a back so painful? You might be thinking this won’t happen to you, not with something as basic as everyday chores. Most of us do some form of jobs around the house – that’s a lot of backs that could potentially become sore! And not just that, most… Read More
21
May 2019
Jennifer Penrose
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Jennifer Penrose

Back Pain ‘Driving’ You Mad? 7 Tips To Alleviate Back Pain While Driving

If you’re driving fairly long distances to and from work every day, it’s likely you’ve experienced back pain. Around 30-60% of drivers report having back pain at some point in their life. We see lots of people in the clinic in pain as a result of 30 minutes+ on the road, almost daily! But why does something as simple as driving trigger off back pain when it’s not exactly strenuous? Driving for long periods of time exposes the body to many different forces. These include acceleration, sudden stops, and most notably vibrations from the road. These forces especially affects those who drive larger vehicles. Driving also involves the use of your feet to control the cars pedals. This means they are not used to help stabilize and support your lower body as they normally would when sitting. It’s no wonder why a combination of these factors, along with inadequate design can cause problems for many of us. Back pain can make driving unpleasant (in some cases, unbearable). So, I put together a list of tips to help make your next journey as pain-free as possible. Here are 7 tips to help you: 1. Get Comfortable Before You Set Off – A small irritation can quickly grow into an unbearable pain. If you’ve got a long journey ahead, or in the car for 20 minutes, this can affect your day. So, before you set off, take a few moments to settle into a comfortable position. Check… Read More
14
May 2019
Jennifer Penrose
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Jennifer Penrose

“I Didn’t Realize My Balance Was That Bad – Now I Know Why I Keep Falling Over…”

Have you or a loved one have fallen recently? Do you feel unsteady on your feet or lacking the confidence to move around independently? Or are you worried to even leave the house without someone there to help support you just in case you fall? Then I’d like to invite you to attend this new, fun and educational workshop. It may be the most important thing you do this year. Or it may help you find out if you have problems with your balance that you weren’t even aware of. It will show you exactly what to do if you, or a loved one have recently fallen. Additionally, it will show you a way to get back on your feet and the life you deserve before balance issues struck… A life where you can walk around the store without relying upon the shopping cart, or a loved ones arm to keep you steady… Where you can move around the house independently and not take 20 minutes to move from the couch, without feeling lightheaded and dizzy… A life where you can pick up and play with your kids/grandkids without worrying when a ‘dizzy spell’ is going to come on and leave you feeling worried… Or a life where you can do and enjoy all the things you see so many others doing and enjoying, but a fear of falling has kept you from going out and crippled your confidence…Basically, a life without the fear of falling and feeling unsteady on your feet. If… Read More
08
May 2019
Jennifer Penrose
Author
Jennifer Penrose

Afraid Of Another Fall? 7 Tips To Help You Avoid Another Fall And Improve Your Balance!

Last week I spoke to you all about the downward spiral of having another fall. I also gave a quick recap of everything we’ve covered in this series so far. With any luck, you’ve had time to digest all of this information and that it’s been helpful. It’s applied to those of you who may be dealing with balance issues, or even osteoporosis or osteopenia. I even told you about my free report that was all about osteoporosis and osteopenia. Those of you who wanted more information on the subject can download from last week’s email. Hopefully you’ve had a chance to digest that information and that it’s helped you. To wrap up the osteoporosis topic, we will be offering yoga for osteoporosis, specially designed to improve balance and posture. If you’re interested, just email info@penrosept.com to register your interest. I hope the information on balance and fall prevention has been helpful to you. Maybe you’ve even been able to start trying some of the tips I’ve given you over the last few weeks. Or maybe you’ve been able to share this information with a friend or loved one. If this sounds like you or a loved one, and you’d like even more information about how to avoid another fall, regain confidence and maintain independence, I have even more valuable information that I want to share with you today.  Over the last 10 years, I’ve worked with hundreds of clients who’ve experienced one or several falls, and I’ve had the opportunity to… Read More

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