Biosport PT: Relieving Low Back, Hip and Knee Arthritis Pain

Health &Wellness The Newsletter About Your Health And Caring For Your Body

Getting To Know The BioSport PT Staff! MARISSAH LAWRIE, PHYSICAL THERAPY TECH

Marissah is currently in her 4th year at California State University Stanislaus completing her Bachelor of Science in Biology. An addition, she is completing her Pre-Med prerequisites to become a surgeon. She has been with BioSport since 2016 helping with patient care as well as back and front office assignments.

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Health & Wellness The Newsletter About Your Health And Caring For Your Body

RELIEVING LOWBACK, HIP & KNEE ARTHRITIS PAIN “Take Your Next Step To Treat Arthritis Pain”

INSIDE:

• 6 Tips To Help Your Arthritis Pain • Healthy Recipe • Relieve Leg Pain In Minutes • Patient Success Spotlight

Do you suffer from back, knee or hip pain? It is possible you may have osteoarthritis in those joints. Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common condition of the joints, affecting approximately 27 million Americans. With OA, there is a breakdown in the cartilage covering the ends of bones. As the cartilage wears away, the bones become exposed and rub against each other. The deterioration of cartilage also affects the shape and makeup of the joint so that it no longer functions smoothly. The ligaments and tendons around the joint become stiff and the muscles that support the joint become weak. This leads to even more painful rubbing of the joint surfaces. There are many studies and patient success stories promoting the effectiveness of physical therapy and occupational therapy for osteoarthritis. Our expert therapists at BioSport Physical Therapy are trained specifically in treating patients suffering from osteoarthritis and work to obtain optimal results. Study Shows How to Relieve OA Pain In a medical study, 83 patients with osteoarthritis were assigned to receive either hands-on 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 and occupational therapy combined with gentle, specific exercises. They showed significant improvements in their pain, mobility and function. By 8 weeks, patients were able to walk further and faster with much less, or completely resolved pain. Their joint stiffness, aches and mobility had improved by 55% as compared to the group who 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 and occupational therapy treatments relieve your pain. Isn’t it time you did something about your pain and movement? Call us today at BioSport PhysicalTherapy to learn more about our Arthritis Program so we can make a positive difference in your life. Annalsof InternalMedicine:February1,2000 vol.132no.3173-181.GailD.Deyle,MPT;NancyE.Henderson, PhD, MPT; Robert L. Matekel, MPT; Michael G. Ryder, MPT; Matthew B. Garber, MPT; and Stephen C. Allison, PhD,MPT,ECS

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6 TIPS TO HELP YOUR ARTHRITIS PAIN

When it comes to treating arthritis, you may have more options than you realize. There is a lot you can do to reduce your aches and pains from arthritis, while gaining more mobility and function. People often experience pain from arthritis because of stiff joints, muscles and other tissues. In addition, muscles become weak, therefore not supporting the arthritic joints. Our customized therapy treatments promote muscle strength, improve range of motion, increase mobility and ease pain. In addition, coupling your treatments with the following can also help you live life to the fullest and get you back to doing the things you love: 1. Education and self-management. When your treatment is over, our experts will have equipped you with the knowledge and exercises you need to continue your progress on your own. 2. Weight loss. Maintaining your recommended weight—or losing weight if you are overweight—can lessen your pain by reducing stress on your affected joints. Weight loss specifically helps ease pressure on weight- bearing joints such as the hips and knees. 3. Footwear and insoles. If arthritis affects your knee, special footwear and insoles can reduce pain and improve walking. 4. Knee braces. For osteoarthritis with associated knee instability, a knee brace can reduce pain, improve stability and reduce the risk of falling. 5. Heat and cold. Many people find the heat of a warm bath, heat pack or paraffin bath eases arthritis pain. Others find relief in cold packs. Still others prefer alternating the two.

6. Exercise. Exercise has been proven to help reduce arthritis pain while increasing strength and function. Knowing the right kind of exercises to do, is the key. Talking with our physical therapists and occupational therapists will point you in the right direction.

Healthy Recipe

No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Energy Balls INGREDIENTS • 2 cups of old-fashioned rolled oats • ½ cup of ground flax seed • 1 tablespoon of black chia seeds • 1 teaspoon of cinnamon • ½ cup of raw honey • ½ cup of peanut butter • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract • 1 scoop vanilla whey protein powder • ½ cup of dark chocolate chips DIRECTIONS 1. Add rolled oats, ground flax seed, chia seeds, cinnamon, honey, peanut butter, vanilla extract, and vanilla protein powder to food processor. 2. Pulse until ingredients are blended (about 7-9 times). 3. Add mixture to a large bowl, add in chocolate chip. Stir to combine. 4. Form energy bite mixture into 1” balls and place on parchment paper lined baking sheet. 5. Cover and place in refrigerator for 2 hours. 6. Serve! Author: Krista@https://www.joyfulhealthyeats.com/no-bake-chocolate-peanut-butter-energy-balls/

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Patient Success Spotlight

They really make me feel welcome! “My experience with BioSport Physical Therapy has been amazing! The staff is so kind and funny, they really make me feel welcome. Before I started my therapy for my shoulder, I wasn’t able to do much because of all the pain I was in. That all changed when Alex, my physical therapist, provided me with some knowledge about my injury. He reassured me that I would recover from my shoulder injury by giving me workouts that would help stabilize my shoulder. I also want to say a huge thank you to Roman, the PTA. He always guided me in my workouts and made sure the workouts wouldn’t be too challenging. After a couple of weeks of coming here my life has changed. I can stretch my arm better than I would have been able to without therapy. Overall it was a great experience and I would definitely come back or recommend this place to anyone going through an injury. ” – Kevin T.

BioSport News The Chavez Family would like to introduce a new addition to the family and when better then during the Almound Blossom. Say hi to Julian Chavez 8lbs 4oz 19 inch long, born Thursday, February 15, 2018

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ATTENTION PAIN SUFFERERS

Relieve Leg Pain In Minutes Try this movement if you are experiencing leg pain.

KNEE EXTENSION STRETCH While sitting, tighten your top thigh muscle to press the back of your knee downward towards the ground. Hold for 30 seconds and repeat 5 times. Loosens Hips www.simpleset.net

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ATTENTION LUMBAR PAIN SUFFERERS PRESENT & PAST PATIENTS OF BIOSPORT PHYSICAL THERAPY

Tuesday, April 24th from 6 PM -7 PM When you have lumbar pain, you need to feel better FAST, so you can get back on your feet and keep on moving. Our responsibilities never end: kids, grandkids, jobs, leisure activities... but back pain can stop you in your tracks. We take mobility for granted. Walking, hiking, cycling, running: these are all activities you may have loved in the past but now you may be considering giving up because of lower back discomfort. The Lumbar Pain Workshop at BioSport Physical Therapy, will teach you about the latest treatment techniques to figure out exactly where and how your pain affects your movement and your physical health.

Workshops are FREE but limited Only 14 spots available!

First 10 patients to register will receive a gift. You Must Call To Reserve A Spot! (209) 524-7488

1933 Coffee Road, Modesto, CA 95357

Free Back Pain Screening (209) 524-7488 CALL TO SCHEDULE TODAY!

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AVOID ACHES & PAINS IN THE GARDEN THIS SPRING Commongardeningactivities,suchasdigging,planting,weeding, mulching, and raking can cause stress and strain on muscles and joints. This is especially true for senior citizens and people who are normally sedentary. Different body areas such as the shoulders, neck, back, and knees can be vulnerable to injury during gardening. These tips can help prevent injuries:

• Warm up before you garden. A 10 minute brisk walk and stretches for the spine and limbs are good ways to warm up.

• Change positions frequently to avoid stiffness or cramping.

• Make use of a garden cart or wheelbarrow to move heavy plantingmaterials or tools. Be sure to keep your back straight while using a wheelbarrow. • If kneeling on both knees causes discomfort in your back, try kneeling on one and keep the other foot on the ground. Use knee pads or a gardening pad when kneeling. • If kneeling or leaning down to the ground causes significant pain in your back or knees, consider using elevated planters to do your gardening. • Avoid bending your wrist upwards when pulling things or using gardening tools. Instead, keep your wrist straight and use your shoulder muscles to pull and lift. • End your gardening session with some gentle backward bending of your low back,a short walk and light stretching, similar to stretches done before starting.

Author: Andrea Avruskin PT, DPT

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