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Back Pain When Shoveling Snow? Try a few of these exercises {Olympia, Wa}

Did you get an achey back after shoveling snow?  You may wonder why that happens.  It happens because the deeper supportive muscles get tired and the larger lumbar paraspinals take over but they become achey.  Here is a picture of the lumbar paraspinals:

What exercises can you do?  First get onto your bed or floor, and stretch your hips back towards your knees.

Then, to relax the larger muscles and strengthen your core, contract your pelvic floor (Do a Kegel’s) and while holding the Kegel’s, pull your tummy in towards your spine.  Hold for 5 seconds, and do 10 repetitions.  Here is a picture of the deeper core muscles:

Have fun in the snow!

Comstock
Physical Therapy

165 Lilly Rd. NE, Suite B
Olympia, Washington 98506

360.455.8014

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This morning, 3/23/2020, We have verified Regence and Federal BCBS cover telehealth with the same coverage as if you are in office. Here is the link to Regence:
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Comstock Physical Therapy will be open with TELEHEALTH sessions from 3-23-2020 through 3-27-2020 due the Covid19 concerns.

Our physical location will be closed for hands-on patient treatment due to social distancing requirements.

We will be calling all of our patients to see if they would like to schedule with one of the therapists for TELEHEALTH. Our understanding at this point as that most insurances will pay for a telehealth visit, with the same conditions (co-pay, etc) as if the patient is in office.

If you have an immediate need, please call our office at 360-455-8014, and leave a message. We will be monitoring phone messages and addressing them as the develop.

Thank you, Linnea Comstock PT DPT, Owner Comstock
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