The success of the business is validated and ensured by the skilled and committed staff comprised of 1 accounting, 1 administration, 1 Physical Therapy, 1 Chiropractic, 1 Naturopathic medicine, four Neuromuscular and manual therapy providers, a Reflexologist, a Tui Na specialist and a Doctor of ... Read More
The success of the business is validated and ensured by the skilled and committed staff comprised of 1 accounting, 1 administration, 1 Physical Therapy, 1 Chiropractic, 1 Naturopathic medicine, four Neuromuscular and manual therapy providers, a Reflexologist, a Tui Na specialist and a Doctor of Osteology and a Neo-natal nurse, as well as Behavioral Health experts with combined 28 years’ experience in the industry.
To fulfill its goals and objectives Koda Therapy Group requires funding in the amount of $48,500 to ensure its successful expansion. We have been struggling to pay everything in cash, and funding will be allocated towards advertising, beginning inventory, cash, repairs and construction, deposits, fixtures, insurance, professional fees, licenses and permits, rent, maintenance services, office supplies, office expenses, unanticipated business expenses, credit card fees, delivery charges, dues and subscriptions, health insurance, payroll taxes, wages, salaries, sales tax, telephone, utilities, equipment, website hosting, and website set up, required to establish a solid foundation. Koda Therapy Group estimates it's growth to include three new therapists in 2019.
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July 14, 2019
Arnie is a 33-year-old father and biotech researcher who is going through workers compensation with his employer. Until recently he had experienced nagging lower back pain, been diagnosed with a lumbar disc issue - and received cortical steroid injections. After six months on muscle relaxants and two months on opioids, he still had pain a good deal of the time - and had painful flare-ups that were impacting his work and free time with his child. Aware that working long hours at a desk and lifting a toddler when his core was “out of shape” was probably part of the problem, Arnie discovered that by taking a walk at lunch she could get some relief—but only some.
Then a coworker whose sciatica had been alleviated by therapeutic yoga recommended it to him. He decided to give it a try and signed up for weekly 'stretching' and Kineseotherapy with us - Koda Therapy Group
Restorative yoga is in line with clinical guidelines for the treatment of lower back pain recently released by the American College of Physicians. Having reviewed different noninvasive treatments for lumbar (lower back) pain and finding that medications provide only minor improvements in pain experience, the ACP recommends first trying, “nonpharmacologic treatment with superficial heat (moderate-quality evidence), massage, acupuncture, or spinal manipulation (low-quality evidence).” For those who suffer from chronic back pain, as Arnie does, “nonpharmacologic treatment with exercise, multidisciplinary rehabilitation, acupuncture, mindfulness-based stress reduction (moderate-quality evidence), movement therapy (tai chi, yoga, motor control exercise, pilates) and progressive relaxation, electromyography biofeedback, low-level laser therapy, or spinal manipulation (low-quality evidence) are extremely helpful.”
The studies recommend anti-inflammatory drugs only if there is little response to these low-side-effect methods. Since yoga and stretching is affordable and accessible, and he now attends class twice a week. Arnie likes the fact that our offices have training in therapy and back care and worked alongside doctors and physical therapists. Therapeutic yoga classes are typically a bit more expensive than other yoga classes, but he feels it may be worth the small extra cost. In addition to the yoga classes, Arnie has taken up warm-water swimming and begun a daily 20-minute vipassana (insight) meditation practice designed to help him cope with stress and pain.
After several weeks of her new regime, Arnie experiences far less back discomfort and was able to lift his daughter without pain. Life, now, he reports is just better.
Working with back health more than any other issue, and the public classes for pelvic floor and back-care classes are the best-attended classes in our office. What follows are some simple “do’s and don’ts” I give all my clients, and that I offer to others with chronic back pain as well. (Remember, not every yoga class is going to be appropriate for people with lower back pain). Talk to your doctor or physical therapist about what types of movement may be contraindicated for you, seek out a therapeutic class and teacher who is knowledgeable about back care, and let your teacher know about any pain, injury, or contraindications that you have.
Don’t lose your natural lumbar curve. Slumping, or rounding the spine, perhaps because of spending long hours in an office chair that encourages bad posture, can take a toll on the back.
Do practice healthier sitting and standing postures to help strengthen the back. Practice sitting tall, either in a chair or on the floor using props such as a stack of folded blankets or a yoga bolster while being mindful of maintaining the natural curve of your lumbar spine.
Don’t let the feet turn out when standing or walking. For many people, external rotation of the feet is both a result and a cause of shortening the piriformis (a culprit in sciatica) or iliopsoas are key.
To help stretch a tight piriformis: use pigeon pose, hamstring stretches - ying on your back and hugging one knee toward the center of your chest underneath the knee, or a figure-4 stretch, lying on your back and crossing one ankle over the thigh of the bent opposite leg.
To release a tight psoas, a supported bridge pose with a yoga block under your pelvis and a high or low lunge practiced with a slight anterior (forward) tilt of the pelvis can help - and if you move the leg out (away from the middle) 10 deg you can stretch both internal and external psoas muscles.
Do keep the feet parallel. If your toes tend to turn out, move your heels out enough so that they’re behind your toes. You want the second toes of each foot to be relatively parallel to each other and your knees tracking in line with the center of the foot. D
Don’t round up from a standing forward fold with straight legs. This action can compress the discs of the anterior spine and aggravate back pain.
Do rise up from a forward fold with knees slightly bent, and use core support (a slight engagement of the pelvic floor and lower belly) as you lift your torso.
Don’t forget core strength. Yoga sequences often focus more on the stretch, so Pilates can be used to focus on strength. Stretching for tightness in back muscles are poses such as marjaryasana (cat-cow), balasana (child pose), ananda balasana (happy baby), and supine twists may feel good, but they don’t contribute much to building core strength. To build the core strength, balance the back of a structure with the front and the pelvic floor (lower pelvis) we must balance the support in the upper diaphragm.
Strengthening abdominal and back muscles supports better spinal alignment, and these are the types of poses you might look for in a back-health-focused yoga class.
Caring for your back means developing healthy postural and movement habits and practicing postures and exercises that can build the muscle strength, and medical professionals are even beginning to recommend these methods over medication for the treatment of temporary or chronic low back pain. So avoid the pills, shorts and surgery for as long as possible.
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