Kerrville: Walk Again Without Pain

Health & Wellness

September, 2018

NEWSLETTER

“Stretch Without Fear Of An Ache!” WALK AGAIN WITHOUT PAIN

increase above normal, does pain and inflammation begin. Many knee problems come from poor tracking of the kneecap. The kneecap has to move up and down in a groove of the femur bone when you bend your knee. The kneecap gets its cushioning and support from fat pads that sit right underneath it. When the tissue around the kneecap becomes tighter, the kneecap presses into the fat pads, making them irritated and thicker over time. This affects the normal flow of joint fluid around the inside of the knee, drying out the lubrication of the knee over time, causing a downward spiral of friction and pain.

Your ability to walk is an amazing and very complicated system of muscles, nerves and joints working in harmony. If you suffer from back, hip, knee or leg pain the normal movement of this complicated system has been affected in one way or another. Knee and Hip Pain. Knee or hip pain can occur for many reasons, but it is due to a mechanical problem, meaning that the joint and muscles supporting it are not functioning properly. Even though a person has arthritis in their joint, it doesn’t mean that they will have pain from it. Only when the joint doesn’t move properly and pressures

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“Receive Proper Care To Gain Results!” A SIMPLE SOLUTION

An easy way to relieve knee pain is to actually ensure that normal kneecap motion is restored. Our physical therapy experts evaluate the true cause of your knee pain, treat the movement problem and restore the normal strength around the knee. We have years of training to analyze the movement of your body and pinpoint the source of your problem. This allows for accurate treatment without the need for elaborate and expensive testing. Ultimately, your knee pain will be relieved quickly and your ability to walk, run and squat restored! In addition, we work closely with your physician and if you have had surgery, help you have a fast recovery. Call us today to learn more about being pain-free.

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Patient Success Spotlight

Great group of people!

“I’m going there now after a knee replacement. Everyone is so nice and caring. Great group of people. I highly recommend going to Kerrville Physical Therapy Center!” - Kathy K.

FREE PHYSICAL THERAPY ANALYSIS

To THANK YOU for choosing our physical therapy practice, we are offering a FREE Physical Therapy Analysis! Limited to the first 25 patients to call. SCHEDULE YOUR FREE ANALYSIS BY CALLING 830-896-7377 TODAY! EXPIRES 10-28-18

OUR SERVICES & MODALITIES

• Cervical & Pelvic Traction • Hivamat • Physiotherapy • Massage Therapy

• Kinesio Taping • Epley Maneuver • Ultrasound • Electric Stimulation

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THINK KERRVILLE PHYSICAL THERAPY CENTER FIRST

At Kerrville Physical Therapy Center, you will receive hands-on therapy treatments by our friendly, caring health experts during focused and individualized sessions.

It’s time to get Kerrville Physical Therapy Center if: • You’re tired of living in pain • You want to feel better and move better • You have been in an auto accident or injured on the job • You want to prevent injury 1. Call and talk to your therapist 2. Discover why your pain has come back 3. Get your custom recovery program

Healthy Recipe: Spinach Stuffed Mushrooms

INGREDIENTS • 20 medium mushrooms • 1/4 cup chopped shallots, scallions or onion • 2 cloves garlic, chopped • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar • 1/2 teaspoon soy sauce • 2 cups chopped fresh spinach • 1/2 cup Plain Greek Yogurt • Salt and pepper to taste DIRECTIONS

Wash the mushrooms and carefully remove the stems without breaking the caps. Finely chop the stems. Combine the shallots, garlic and vinegar in a small skillet or saucepan and cook for 1 to 2 minutes. Add the chopped mushroom stems and soy sauce and cook, stirring occasionally, for 3 to 5 minutes, until the mushrooms soften and release their juices. Add the spinach and cook, continuing to stir, until it is wilted and the liquid in the pan is absorbed. Remove from the heat and let cool for a fewminutes, then stir in the yogurt. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Preheat the oven to 350ºF. Stuff the spinach filling into the mushroom caps. Place the mushrooms in a baking pan and bake for 20 minutes, until tender. Remove from the oven and let sit for a few minutes for the filling to set before serving. Yields 20 mushrooms.

Exercise Essentials Try these exercises to keep you moving...

SHORT ARC QUAD Place a rolled up towel or object under your knee and slowly straighten your knee as you raise up your foot. Repeat 8 times. Loosens tight knee muscles

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STRAIGHT LEG RAISE While lying or sitting, raise up your leg with a straight knee and your toes pointed outward. Repeat 3 times. Improves flexibility

The above exercise is designed to be performed under the instruction of a licensed physical therapist.

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