Back Pain

NPT People Profile: Lisa Otterbein-Bolek, Physical Therapist, Coopersville

NPT People Profile: Lisa Otterbein-Bolek, Physical Therapist, Coopersville
 Specialties: McKenzie Certified Physical Therapy, Orthopedics, Back & Neck Pain, Low back pain, Physical Therapy

People suffering with back pain or spinal injuries can look no further than Lisa, an expert who has a passion for treating the spine, which led her to become a McKenzie certified physical therapist.

Having grown up in Coopersville and worked at our Coopersville clinic for over a decade, patients and community members alike have looked forward to seeing their fellow Bronco each time they stop in.

Lisa and her husband enjoy spending time with their large families, making many lasting memories with their daughter. Hobbies include walking, organizing, reading and spending time with her husband and daughter at the zoo or a local sporting event.

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NPT People Profile: Lisa Otterbein-Bolek, Physical Therapist, Coopersville

Get your back on track…with physical therapy

Get your back on track…with physical therapy

Did you know that it’s estimated that in the U.S. alone, there is an expected 31 million people with lower back pain at any given time? It’s also the second reason, only after the common cold, for visiting a healthcare provider. If you’re suffering from back pain, consider physical therapy.

Physical therapy not only helps treat back pain, but also helps prevent it. If you’re experiencing back pain, one of our therapists will educate you about how the spine is intended to work and give you the tools you need to get it working in a healthy way again. They will also help alleviate your symptoms so you can return to functioning at a normal level as soon as possible. Once you’re back to that level you will learn core stability exercises, which reduce the risk for recurrence of pain.

For those dealing with long-term back pain, our philosophy is that it should be viewed in a similar light of other chronic diseases in which management, rather than curative therapy, is optimal. Our goal is to empower our patients by teaching them self-management strategies that are beneficial and realistic.

Whether you have chronic back pain or are treating an injury, NPT can help. Visit any of our locations for an evaluation.

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Get your back on track…with physical therapy

Backpack Saftey

The website Backpack Safety America states that there are four steps to back pack safety. Consider taking the time to talk with your child and go through the steps together. After all, backpacks themselves don’t cause damage, but using them improperly can.

Step one: Choose right.
Choosing the right size backpack is the most important step to safe backpack use.

Step two: Pack right
The maximum weight of the loaded back pack should not exceed 15% of your body weight, so pack only what you need.

Step three: Lift right

Facing the pack, bend at the knees. Use both hands and check the weight of the pack. Lift with the legs-apply one shoulder strap and then the other.

Step four: Wear right

Use both shoulder straps-snug, but not too tight.

Source www.backpacksafe.com

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Backpack Saftey