Oakland PT_Hip, Knee and Leg Pain


Frank Kava DPT Kristie Kava DscPT

You may need treatment by a physical therapist for arthritis if you are experiencing these symptoms:

I nability to stand or sit comfortably for long periods of time Difficulty getting in and out of bed Inability to walk for at least 20 minutes Joint pain and/or stiffness Unable to enjoy leisure activities Difficulty getting up and down from the floor

We CanHelp Relieve Your HipKnee& LegPain Naturally

Limited ability to exercise Unable to work due to pain Difficulty going up and down steps or curbs

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We anticipate interaction between our physical therapists and the staff at Anytime Fitness. We will work together to develop a safe and effective transition for patients coming to the end of their current physical therapy rehabilitation program at Oakland Physical Therapy into an effective and individualized post-rehab exercise program. Anytime Fitness does participate in the SilverSneakers program and Prime Fitness program through Tivity Health. For more information call 248-348-8080 or email anytimefitnessnovi@gmail.com !

Oakland Physical Therapy and Anytime Fitness in Novi are developing a partnership to provide you, our OPT patients, with the most effective and safe post-rehab program. Anytime Fitness in Novi is owned by Patrick and Brittany May who share our goals of providing a safe, positive and educational environment for effective rehabilitation and post rehabilitation education, exercise and training. Both of these organizations strive to help you safely reach YOUR long term goals so you can return to the things you love to do.


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Do You Need Help To Stay Active and Pain Free? FINDING THE SOURCE TO YOUR HIP, KNEE & LEG PAIN

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Do you suffer from knee, hip or leg pain? You are not alone. CDC studies show that 30% of adults have reported some form of knee, hip or ankle joint stiffness or pain in a 30 day period. Thehipandknee jointsare incrediblemarvelsof the human body. At times they have to withstand up to 6 times your body weight in force.The knee joint is the second most complicated joint in the body and has to move in many directions including forward, backward, side to side and rotation.These different movements are called accessory motions and are needed for normal walking, running and bending. When you experience pain in the side of the hip, groin, thigh or knee, you may have difficulty with these accessory motions. Prolonged sitting, injuries, arthritis and disease can affect accessory motions. With every day use, tissues around the hip and knee joints tighten, leading to a gradual loss of motion. This causes a lot of pressure to build up on specific parts of the joints.

When Your Motion is Lost When you lose the movement of the hip, knee or ankle joints, your muscles have to take on the abnormal strain. This leads to common aches and pains experienced by millions of people. Many people feel that medication will help solve their hip, knee or leg pain. While medication can help to decrease inflammation and pain, it cannot address the root cause of the problem. Most pain in the hip, thigh, knee or leg comes from poor flexibility, strength or coordination. Treating Leg Pain Todeterminethesourceofyour legpainourphysical therapists examine your walking, squatting, joint movement, comparing the strength and mobility of the joints. A comprehensive treatment plan, including special hands on techniques, is made to achieve the fastest relief and the longest lasting results. If you are suffering with hip, knee or leg pain, call us today to learn more how we can eliminate your pain and put a spring back in your step!

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“What’s Causing My Joint Pain?” Your Pain Could Be Caused By Arthritis

Relieving Joint Pain Exercising is important to help reduce joint pain and stiffness. Light to moderate- intensityphysicalactivitycanactuallyprevent a decline in function, even restoring health. However, some people with arthritis may be reluctant to exercise because of joint pain after activity. Youcantakevariousstepstorelievepain,such as heat and cold therapy, or pain relievers, making it easier for you to exercise and stay active. In addition to physical therapy, choose non–impact exercises such as bicycling, swimming or water exercise. Furthermore, research shows that even modest weight loss combined with exercise is more effective in decreasing pain and restoring function than either weight loss or exercise alone. If you are suffering with arthritis pain, call us today and discover how we can relieve your pain, returning you to a more active, pain-free lifestyle!

Millions of Americans suffer through arthritis pain every day, taking Ibuprofen and stronger medication to numb the pain and address the ongoing inflammation. The definition of arthritis is joint inflammation, however the term has acquired a wider meaning. Arthritis is now used as a generic term for osteoarthritisandotherconditions thataffect joints. The pattern, severity and location of arthritis symptoms can vary depending on the specific form of the disease. Typically, arthritic conditions are characterized by pain and stiffness in and around one or more joints. The symptoms can develop gradually or suddenly. Certain rheumatic conditions can also involve the immune system and various internal organs of the body. Physical therapy is an important part of the ongoing treatment for arthritis. Physical therapy strengthens, stretches and stabilizes musclessurroundingaffected jointsproviding needed support.


EASY HOT APPLE CIDER Fall Crock Pot Recipe INGREDIENTS • 1 (64 fluid ounce) bottle apple cider • 3 cinnamon sticks

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• 1 teaspoon whole allspice • 1 teaspoon whole cloves • 1/3 cup brown sugar DIRECTIONS In a slow cooker, combine apple cider and cinnamon sticks. Wrap allspice and cloves in a small piece of cheesecloth, and add to pot. Stir in brown sugar. Bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat, and keep warm.

If you, or a loved one, has sciatica pain, join us in a complimentary informative workshop on common causes, treatments, and prevention of your pain. COMPLIMENTARY WORKSHOPS

Back Pain and Sciatica Workshop

Patient Success Spotlight “Thank you somuch!”

“Iwasmanagingpain24/7 inmy thighs,hipand lowerback foravery long time. Oakland PhysicalTherapy has made it possible for me to do every day activities, I.E. walking, getting out of bed, squatting, getting in and out of my car without pain, plus now I can garden and handle housework so much easier knowing the proper way to do things. Oakland Physical Therapy has given me a new lease on life. Thank you so much!” - C.L.

Saturday, November 18th at 10a.m.

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

Call (248) 380-3550 or email us at: mail@oaklandphysicaltherapy.com

www.simpleset.net BRIDGE + ADDUCTOR CONTRACTION (BALL) Lie flat on your back. Bend your knees up so that your feet are flat. Put a ball between your knees. Push your knees into the ball. Lift your hips up in the air to make a bridge. Lower down in a controlled manner. Repeat 8 times, twice a day. Relieves Knee Pain

26850 Providence Parkway Suite 365 Novi, MI 48374 Frank Kava DPT and Kristie Kava DscPT


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