Penrose Physical Therapy
28
May 2020
Jennifer Penrose
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Jennifer Penrose

New “Stay Healthy South Sound” Podcast!

We’re back from our COVID hiatus! The new episode of “Stay Healthy South Sound” – Dr. Penrose’s monthly podcast – is now live! This month she interviewed Christine Kulhawik, Licensed Acupuncturist and Certified Functional Nutritionist. She owns Watershed Wellness in Tumwater, WA and you can find them here on Facebook or visit them online at watershedwellnesscenter.com. Topics include benefits of acupuncture, who it’s for and how it works (including its connection to your immune health). She is currently offering telehealth visits and can even guide you through self-acupuncture points! Listen to it today at these links! https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/stay-healthy-south-sound/id1460144640 https://open.spotify.com/episode/5mNIbLXDZIyqceMicIn2as https://penrosept.com/stay-healthy-south-sound-podcast/#sthash.u5M9f1FZ.dpbs… Read More
27
May 2020
Jennifer Penrose
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Jennifer Penrose

Don’t miss this FREE, VIRTUAL Back Pain Workshop!

If you or a loved one suffer from chronic back pain – so bad that it can even stop you from walking, sitting or working – then attending this virtual workshop may be the most important thing you do this year. It may unlock the agonizing mystery of your back pain and show you a way to get back to the life you deserve… A life where you can walk up and down the stairs without worrying when your back pain is going to return, or the pain stop you in your tracks. One where you can enjoy leisurely walks with friends and family and not worry if you’re gong to make it or not, restricted by a painful or “tight” back. A life where you can pick up and play with your grandkids without worrying when your back is going to stop you from getting back up. A life where you can do and enjoy all the things you see so many others doing and enjoying but your pain has kept you watching from the side-lines. …Basically, a life without the curse of back pain. If You Feel Let Down, Disappointed, And Even Skeptical About What Can Be Done To Help You, Then Read On… My name is Jennifer Penrose, the nations leading back pain specialist, and I have been helping people live with much less back pain for more than a decade now – all across the country. people are confused by the advice they’ve previously been… Read More
20
May 2020
Jennifer Penrose
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Jennifer Penrose

Are You Living With, Or Worried About Suffering With Chronic Back Pain?

Have YOU ever been told that back pain is just one of those things that comes with your age? Have you been told that you “just have to accept it, during the COVID-19 lockdown, because nothing can be done?… If you answered “YES” to any of these questions, and you have suffered with low back pain for longer than 9 days now, then please pay special attention to what I’m about to tell you… It could help save your job and independence. If you’re NOT the one who’s suffering, but your husband, wife, mother or father is, then please read on… It’s a shame that so many people think their only option is to “rest” or visit an expensive chiropractor every week. Or, just as bad, mask their pain with pills and hope that it just goes away… …Because as you may be experiencing, something is wrong and there is a problem. I want to help you by simply showing you all of the different options that are currently available to you. Some are new, most are free, all are 100% natural. And, at least one of them you will have overlooked. Most doctors don’t know of it, and many insurance companies won’t tell you unless you ask for it!… Good News! Get this: I reveal 7 different ways that could possibly make a significant and positive difference to the discomfort and torment you are currently experiencing, in a new report titled: “7 Quick, Easy Ways To… Read More
13
May 2020
Jennifer Penrose
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Jennifer Penrose

Back Pain: 5 Daily Habits To Reduce Stiffness At Home

I wanted to answer a common question I get asked all the time at Penrose Physical Therapy about being stiff: “Jennifer, do you have any advice for someone like me who isn’t in a lot of pain? I’m just incredibly stiff when I wake up on a morning, and I feel it throughout the day, which means I can’t do things as easily as I’d like. Any advice?” I’ve got plenty of tips and advice to help reduce stiffness and back pain. But first I want to clear up ‘why’ we feel stiff in the first place. A lot of people we see think that stiffness is something we feel as we get older – and while there’s some truth in that, stiffness isn’t always directly related to how old you are. Yes, as you get older your joints and muscles might get stiff if you don’t exercise regularly. And it’s true that your joints become less flexible as the lubricating fluid inside them decreases, and the cartilage becomes thinner as you age… But there’s some other points to factor in too. Back pain, or even just stiffness have multiples factors involved. What Else Is At Play? Not drinking enough fluids can also lead to stiff muscles. Muscles are active tissues, which means they require the most water in the body. Inactivity is another culprit – leaving your muscles in one place for a prolonged period (sleep, sitting in a chair, driving for hours etc.) can cause them to stiffen. Many of us are guilty of this… Read More
07
May 2020
Jennifer Penrose
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Jennifer Penrose

Back Pain: “I Get Back Pain Doing Crunches-Is Something Wrong?”

A lady emailed the clinic a few days ago and asked: “I get back pain when I’m doing sit-ups/ crunches. Am I doing something wrong, or should I avoid them?” Great question! I’m glad she asked this! During this current state of lockdown, many of us have turned to new exercises and workouts at home. Some us may not be used to these exercises or not using proper form. Additionally, there are some exercises you may want to avoid – including crunches to “get those abs”. If you’ve ever done an ab workout and halfway through your back was feeling “off”, you’re not alone. For most of our patients it’s any ab exercise where you sit up on the tailbone that causes that feeling. Which is frustrating when you want to keep active but can’t because your back is in pain! To understand why this happens, you first have to remember that the abs and lower back are part of your core. While we often think of our core as being our abs – the abs are only one part of the equation. Your core is made up of a group of muscles that work together to support the body. It wraps around the entire body, and includes muscles that are in your lower back too. What Makes Up Your “Core”? When you do exercises for the core, you’re impacting all the other parts  too – including your lower back. Lower-back pain during exercise involving your core is usually a sign that your core is… Read More

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