Health &Wellness The Newsletter About Your Health And Caring For Your Body
The new year is just around the corner and it’s time for all of those deductibles to start up again from zero. It can be a frustrating time and a deterrent when it comes to scheduling your appointments. At Advantage Rehab we are the MOST cost-effective Physical Therapy clinic in the area.
MIKE SAVAGEAU PT/CEO/Owner
We keep our rates as low as we can because we believe everyone deserves to get care. If you’re curious, call around. We can save you upwards of hundreds of dollars per treatment, which adds up quickly. Give us a call and see why Physical Therapy with Advantage continues to be your Advantage.
Health & Wellness The Newsletter About Your Health And Caring For Your Body
INSIDE: • How Can Physical Therapy Help Me Stay Active With Arthritis Pain? • Healthy Recipe • Patient Success Spotlight • Free Physical Therapy Consultation
OSTEOARTHRITIS IS A PAIN! PHYSICAL THERAPY CAN HELP
Asweallage,ourbodiesexperienceacertain “wearand tear”oncartilage and joints. This can cause inflammation and pain, known as arthritis. According to the American Arthritis Foundation, Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis, making itself apparent in people as they age. It can certainly take a toll on one’s body, resulting in achy or painful jointsafterexercise,aftera longdayonone’s feet,orevenafterprolonged periods of inactivity, thus causing joints to constrict. The most common areas of Osteoarthritis are found in the fingers, hips, knees, and spine. These are all joints that we use excessively, even in our daily lives. Just think - by the time you lift yourself out of bed, shower, brush your teeth, eat breakfast, and prepare to begin your day, you’ve already used these joints a multitude of times. Therefore, it isn’t surprising that pain can occur in them over time. If you believe you may be experiencing Osteoarthritis, give one of our physical therapists a call today to discuss pain relief. Why do we experience Osteoarthritis? While it is true thatOsteoarthritis ismostcommon inolderfolks, that isnotalwaysnecessarily thecase. It is possible thatOsteoarthritiscanpresent itself inyoungeradults,especially
if they are prone to weak joints, poor dieting, or if they aren’t very active. Your cartilage works hard to protect your joints by absorbing the natural shocks that your body experiences on a daily basis. Therefore, much of your likelihood regarding Osteoarthritis is dependent upon the physical and nutritional lifestyles you partake in. Joint alignment can alter and the muscles around a joint can weaken over time, causing the cartilage to shift or thin. As cartilage wears down, Osteoarthritis becomes much more common. As Osteoarthritis progresses, more symptoms can arise. The most common symptoms are: • Joint pain. • Swelling or tenderness in or around the joint(s). • Inflammation or flare-ups of pain in the joint(s) after use. • Feeling stiff after sitting or laying down for prolonged periods of time, especially when getting up in the morning. • Crepitus - also referred to as a “cracking or crunching” feeling when moving the joint(s), or the sound of bone rubbing on bone.
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HOW CAN PHYSICAL THERAPY HELP ME STAY ACTIVE WITH ARTHRITIS PAIN?
Those suffering from arthritic pains can greatly benefit from physical therapy. It is possible to maintain an active lifestyle while living with arthritis, but you may need some assistance. Your physical therapist will conduct a physical evaluation to determine what the best course of treatment will be for you. This may include weight management to help ease some stress on your joints, as well as posture improvement to relieve stiffness and prevent injury. Strength training is also a crucial aspect of PT treatments, in order to improve the overall strength and function of the affected joint(s). Your physical therapist will guide you through gentle exercises that become more intensive as you progress in your treatments, in order to help you achieve your highest levels of physical capability. Your physical therapist will also provide specific techniques for alleviating pain, which may include thermal therapies, manual therapy, or ultrasound. Physical therapy treatments are aimed at relieving pain and reducing the amount of stress and stiffness surrounding your joints. They are meant to help you achieve your physical goals, whether that means simply managing your pain or helping you get back to running, lifting, swimming, or any other physical hobby that is being limited by your condition. If you are experiencing arthritic symptoms and you are looking to find relief, contact our office today! Our dedicated physical therapists at Advantage Rehab Inc. will be happy to help you and get you back to living your active lifestyle.
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GLUTEN-FREE PUMPKIN COOKIES Healthy Recipe
• 1/2 cup oat flour, ground • 1/2 cup almond meal • 1/2 tsp baking powder • 1/2 tsp baking soda • 1/8 tsp salt • 2 tsp Vietnamese Cinnamon (5% Oil) • 1/4 tsp Frontier allspice • 1/4 cup mini chocolate chips • 1/2 cup dried cranberries & cherries
INGREDIENTS • 1 ripe banana, mashed • 1/2 cup pumpkin puree • 2 large eggs • 1/2 cup peanut butter • 3 tbsp coconut oil, melted
• 2 tsp vanilla extract • 3 tbsp maple syrup • 1 1/2 cups gluten-free rolled oats
DIRECTIONS Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease or line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat. Set aside. In a mixing bowl stir together mashed banana, pumpkin, eggs, peanut butter, coconut oil, vanilla and maple syrup until well combined. Add in oats, oat flour, almond meal, baking powder, baking soda, salt, Vietnamese cinnamon, allspice, chocolate chips and dried fruit; stir to combine. Refrigerate for 5 minutes to harden. Drop cookies by spoonfuls on prepared baking sheet. They won’t expand much, so feel free to press them down slightly, and make them as uniform as possible to ensure even baking. Bake for about 12 minutes until lightly browned.
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At Advantage Rehab Inc., you will receive hands-on therapy treatments by our friendly, caring, health experts during focused and individualized sessions.
Patient Success Spotlight
It’s time to visit Advantage Rehab Inc. if: • You’re tired of living in pain • You want to feel better and move better • You have been in an auto accident • You want to prevent injury • You have been injured on the job 1. Call and talk to your therapist 2. Discover why your pain has come back 3. Get your custom recovery program
“I came to Advantage Rehab in excruciating pain. The care I am receiving has been amazing. Through careful questioning, and even more importantly, actually listening to my answers, Mike and Ashley were able to pinpoint the cause of the pain and begin to work on minimizing it. The care they give is individualized and patients are not given a “one size fits all” therapy experience. I cannot recommend them highly enough!” - L.B. “I cannot recommend them highly enough!”
Take Care of Your Aches and Pains Before It’s Too Late.
Attention Pain Sufferers!
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• Decrease your pain • Increase your strength • Increase your activity level We can help:
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