Studies Prove Results Come From Physical Therapy

“Can Physical Therapy Really Help With My Arthritis?”

Studies Prove Results Come From PHYSICAL THERAPY

In a medical study, 83 patients with osteoarthritis were assigned to receive either hands-on physical therapy (treatment group) or a pill that actually did nothing to help their pain without them knowing (placebo group). Tests were done to measure how well the people were doing 4 weeks, 8 weeks and 1 year later. The results were very impressive with the patients who had hands-on physical therapy combined with gentle, specific exercises, having significant improvements in their pain, mobility and function. By 8 weeks, patients were able to walk further and faster withmuch less or completely resolved pain. Their joint stiffness, aches and mobility had improved by 55% as compared to the groupwho had no treatment. At one year,

patients in the treatment group still were doing great in terms of less pain and more mobility. Other benefits included less need for surgery with only 5% of patients in the treatment group having undergone surgery as compared to 20% with the placebo group. If you are suffering from osteoarthritis, our physical therapy treatments may relieve your pain. Isn’t it time you did something about your arthritis and pains? Call us today at Advantage Therapy sowe canmake a positive difference in your life. Annals of Internal Medicine: February 1, 2000 vol. 132 no. 3 173- 181. Gail D. Deyle, MPT; Nancy E. Henderson, PhD, MPT; Robert L. Matekel, MPT; Michael G. Ryder, MPT; Matthew B. Garber, MPT; and Stephen C. Allison, PhD, MPT, ECS

5 Fast Facts About Advantage Therapy: Monett Clinic

1. We treat the whole body, head-to-toe! 2. Jeremy Graddy, DPT is a balance and vertigo specialist. 3. Our office staff is bilingual. 4. We offer the LSVT Big Program for Parkinson’s Disease. 5. Our clinic is easy to find on Highway 60 near The Bayou Cajun restaurant

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