Advantage Rehab: Sports Injuries & Post Surgical Rehab

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

CHOOSINGWHERE TO GET YOUR CARE

ASHLEY KUHNAU PTA

Doing your research benefits you in your

• Affordable. I’ve never really liked that word because your care here is worth more than we charge. But we are more worried about you feeling better than the dollar. Make sense? So, yes, we are VERY affordable. We are less than half of some area clinics, and with high deductibles that all adds up. • Consistent communication. What does that mean? We really DO let your doctor knowwhat’s going on with your care. They receive regular faxed updates so they knowwhen you’re getting better, and what we are doing to make that happen. Come and see why this, and so much more make physical therapy with Advantage your Advantage.

search for a therapist too. What kinds of things are important to you? What fits your life and its pace? At Advantage Rehab we will take the guessing work out of the research for you. • Easy access parking and office for those who need to get in and out quickly, as well as for those who need a shorter walk. No elevators or fighting for parking spots. We have them reserved right here for you. • Quiet working environment. For some this might not be a big deal but for others, knowing you are our sole focus and have our attention while you’re here IS a big deal.

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HOW TO AVOID SURGERY AFTER A SPORTS INJURY

INSIDE: • Don’t Let Pain Sideline You • Relieve Back Pain In Minutes • Patient Success Spotlight • Free Sports Injury Consultation

Discussing Sports Injuries & Post Surgical Rehab with Mike Savageau, PT Dear Valued Client, Exercise is an important part of a healthy lifestyle. For many people, playing sports is a fun way to burn extra calories, socialize, and get fit. Unfortunately, thisalsomeans theoccasionalsports injuryoraflare up of an old injury or condition. You don’t have to be

KNEE INJURIES: According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the knee is the most commonly injured joint. Orthopedic surgeons see more than 5.5 million people annually for knee injuries, which can include runner’s knee (pain or tenderness close to the knee cap at the front side of the knee), tendonitis and iliotibial band syndrome (pain on the outer side of the knee). Severe knee injuries often include bone bruises or damage to the cartilage or ligaments. SHIN SPLINTS: Shin splints occur when there is a pain along the large bone in the front of the lower leg, known as the tibia or shin bone. Shin splints most commonly occur in runners, especially those who are just starting a running program. This is usually due to poor alignment of the body, or weakness in the leg muscles. The team at Advantage Rehab Inc. can treat many orthopedic and repetitive motion injurieswithout theneed for invasivesurgeriesormedications. In fact, mostdoctorshavetheirpatientstryphysicaltherapyfirstbeforerecommending any other procedures.The licensed physical therapists and physical therapist assistants at Advantage Rehab Inc. can customize a program that addresses the weakness of your particular musculoskeletal system, allowing you to recoverquicklyand remainactive.Even ifyouhaveanold injury, it is important to have it evaluated by our physical therapists to prevent long-term damage like arthritis. If you have sports or orthopedic injuries like tendonitis, arthritis, a stress fracture or low back pain, our therapists can design a treatment plan to promote improved function, wellness and minimize the risk of re-injury.

MIKE SAVAGEAU PT/CEO/Owner

a professional or even an amateur athlete to suffer a sports injury. In fact, many times, those most susceptible to sports injuries are people who have just started exercising or participate on a recreational level. Sports injuries in this article will be defined as injuries to the musculoskeletal system, including muscles, bones and tissues such as cartilage. The most common sports injuries include: SPRAINS: Asprainoccurswhen theconnective tissue that joins theendof the bonewithanother isstretchedor torn.Thoseconnective tissuesareknownas ligaments.Sprainsarecausedby traumasuchasa fallorblow to thebody that knocks a joint out of position. Ankles, knees and wrists are most vulnerable to sprains. However, back, neck and shoulder sprains are very common too. STRAINS: A strain occurs when a muscle or tendon is pulled, torn or twisted. Strainsarenon-contact injuries,suchas those thatoccur fromoverstretching. A common example of a strain is a muscle spasm. A back or neck strain is a very common injury treated in physical therapy.

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DON’T LET PAIN SIDELINE YOU

There is nothing more exciting than taking on a new challenge, sport or activity. For most of us, the thrill of accomplishing a physical goal is what we live for. However, are you prepared for it? The term “weekend warrior” means a person who doesn’t really train for what they are doing; they just go out and do it on the weekend. How do most injuries occur? Most sports injuries occur from ill-prepared individuals who just jump into the activity without first increasing their strength, endurance and flexibility. Your muscles, tendons, ligaments and other tissues need to be warmed up to work properly.They take enormous strain during running and sports activities.Therefore, if they are not in top condition, they are more prone to injury. Injuries increase as you age. If you think back to when you were in your late teens, you could go into a full sprint no problem, take a flying leap and do a whole lot without the slightest thought about it. As you get older, your tissues become less elastic and in fact a little “drier.” When your muscle, tendon and ligament tissues have enough water, they are supple and stretchy, allowing you to do a lot of activities. Keep yourself hydrated and stretch often to maintain elasticity in your muscles. Beforeandafter. Knowing the rightexercises toprepare forfitnessactivities is key. Our physical therapy experts have years of experience rehabilitating people after injuries and returning them pain-free to the activities they enjoy. What some people might not know is that physical therapists put specific exercise plans together based on your needs to prevent injury. If you do start to experience pain with activities, Advantage Rehab Inc. can

get you back to enjoying your activities pain-free. Call today to learn more how our programs can help you feel great! Preparing your body. It is important to do sports activities, fitness and a host of other physical activities to keep you healthy and happy. With a little bit of preparation, you can easily do these activities and decrease your risk for injury.

• Do stretch often • Do strength training • Do coordination training • Do endurance training

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Healthy Recipe: Asparagus Risotto

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

INGREDIENTS • 4 cups (1-inch) slices asparagus • 3 cups fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth • 1 1/2 cups water • 1 tbsp butter • 2 cups chopped onion (about 1 large) • 2 cups uncooked Arborio rice • 1/2 cup dry white wine • 1 cup (4 ounces) grated fresh

Stretches Back Muscles

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PRONE HIP EXTENSION While lying face down with your knee straight, slowly raise up leg off the ground.

Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese • 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream • 1 tsp salt • 1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper

DIRECTIONS Place1cupasparagusand1cupbroth inablender;pureeuntilsmooth.Combinepuree, remaining2cupsbroth,and11/2cupswater inamediumsaucepan;bring toasimmer (do not boil). Keep warm over low heat. Melt butter in a large heavy saucepan over medium heat. Add onion to pan; cook 8 minutes or until tender, stirring occasionally. Stir in rice; cook 1 minute, stirring constantly. Stir in wine; cook 2 minutes or until liquid is nearly absorbed, stirring constantly. Add 1/2 cup broth mixture; cook 2 minutes or until the liquid isnearlyabsorbed,stirringconstantly.Add remainingpureemixture,1/2 cup at a time, stirring constantly until each portion of broth is absorbed before adding the next (about 30 minutes total). Stir in remaining 3 cups asparagus; cook 2 minutes. Stir in 3/4 cup cheese, cream, salt, and pepper. Transfer risotto to a bowl. Serve with remaining 1/4 cup cheese.

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DISCOVER HOW TO LIVE PAIN-FREE

At Advantage Rehab Inc., you will receive hands-on therapy treatments by our friendly, caring health experts during focused and individualized sessions. It’s time to get 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 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

Patient Success Spotlight “I went to Advantage Rehab after trying several places. Found service to be excellent/professional and more importantly with “NO” gimmicks or unnecessary return trips. Will definitely use them again!!” - Chad S. No gimmicks or unnecessary return trips!

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:

• Increase your flexibility • Improve your health • Get back to living

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