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“Everyone Else Is Enjoying Valentine’s Day Without Arthritis Pain... Why Can’t You? ” Lonoke & ProMotion Physical Therapy Would Love To Help

and may delay or prevent the need for more invasive treatments, like injections or surgery. Isn’t it time you did something about your arthritis and your pains? Call us today at Lonoke & ProMotion Physical Therapy so we can make a positive difference in your life. When it comes to treating arthritis, you may have more options than you realize. There is much you can do to reduce your aches and pains from arthritis while gaining more mobility and function. We offer consistent recommendations for our patients suffering with the pain and inflammation associated with arthritis. If you want to know how to relieve and reduce the pain of arthritis, try our physical therapy first. Patients often experience pain from arthritis because of stiff joints, muscles and other tissues. In addition, muscles become weak, therefore not supporting the arthritic joints. The customized treatments at Lonoke & ProMotion Physical Therapy promote muscle strength, improve range of motion, increase mobility and relieve pain. In addition, coupling your physical therapy 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 physical therapy is over, your therapist will have equipped you with the knowledge and exercises you need to continue progress on your own. 2. Weight loss Maintaining your recommended weight or losing weight if you are overweight can lessen your pain. Weight loss specifically helps ease pressure on joints such as your hips and knees. 3. Footwear and insoles If arthritis affects your knee, special footwear and insoles can reduce pain and improve walking. 4. Braces Osteoarthritis can cause instability in joints. A knee or back brace can help reduce pain, improve stability and reduce the risk of falling. Look inside to learn more about our arthritis programs and say good-bye to those aching joints! Annals of Internal Medicine: February 1, 2000 vol. 132 no. 3 173-181. Gail D. Deyle, MPT; Nancy E. Henderson, PhD, MPT; Robert L. Matekel, MPT; Michael G. Ryder, MPT; Matthew B. Garber, MPT; and Stephen C. Allison, PhD, MPT, ECS

(continued from outside cover) actually did nothing to help their pain without them knowing. The group that received hands-on therapy, had therapy to the knee, low back, hip and ankle as required. They then performed a knee exercise program in the clinic and at home. The group taking the sugar pill had just low intensity ultrasound, a form of deep heat, to the problem area. Both groups were treated at the clinic twice weekly for 4 weeks. Tests were done to measure how well the people were doing compared to their initial visit, 4 weeks, 8 weeks and 1 year later. The results were very impressive showing the patients who had hands-on physical therapy, combined with specific exercises had 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% compared to the placebo 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. In general, if you are suffering from osteoarthritis, especially of the back, hip or knee, physical therapy decreases the pain and stiffness of osteoarthritis

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To improve our service to you we are now offering FREE CHECK-UPS TO ALL OF OUR PAST PATIENTS Come in for a Free check up with your therapist!

What is a FREE check up? A Health and Mobility screening to assess pain and function that can help prevent pain before it starts. During your checkup, your PT will be able to assess your weaknesses and give you an exercise routine to help you gain strength and mobility. Get a healthier start to the new year by calling and scheduling your Free Check up today. Do you know someone that could benefit from therapy? Bring them with you to your check up and we will perform a free screening for them.

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“ Since starting therapy for my knee after my ACL surgery I have improved in many different ways. Walking is so much easier and I am able to bend my knee without pain, before therapy neither of these things were possible. I am happy with my recovery so far.” - Darius H. Walking is so much easier!

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Becky’s Chicken Spaghetti INGREDIENTS: • 6 chicken breast, cooked & chopped • 3 cups of water • 1 can of chicken broth • 14oz. thin spaghetti • 1 bag chopped frozen onions • 1 stick of butter • 1 large jar of diced pimento • 1 can Old ElPaso green chili enchilada sauce • 1 can of black olives, sliced • 1 can Rotel • 1 can cream of mushroom soup • 1 can cream of chicken soup • ¾ block of 2# box of Velveeta Preparation: 1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. 2. Boil chicken in chicken broth and 3 cups of water until done. Set aside to cool before chopping. Save strained chicken broth to cook noodles. 3. Sautee frozen onions with 1 stick of butter until tender, add pimento, green chili

enchilada sauce, olives, Rotel and soups. Add Velveeta to melt. Add chopped chicken and cooked noodles to mixture. 4. Cook in a greased (I use Pam) 9” X 13” casserole dish. Cook covered for 45 minutes. Makes a large casserole meal. (For smaller meals, divide before cooking and freeze in smaller cooking containers.)

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“ As a new service we are offering this free download. It’s a good read. Give us your feedback on Facebook, our website, or by calling in and talking to Kelli. ” Lonoke & ProMotion Physical Therapy After treating hundreds of patients with joint problems, we want to share with you these 5 simple things you can do at home, to start feeling great.

I can sleep all night without pain! “I can sleep all night without pain now. Driving has gotten a lot easier too and more enjoyable. The pain I was experiencing throughout the day is a lot better too.” - R.G. My walking has improved a lot! “Just coming up here and being around everyone makes me feel better mentally and physically. I am worn out when I leave, but I have the best attitude and it comes from the attitude the therapists show to their patients. My walking has improved a lot since starting therapy and I am able to sleep better at night.” - J.W. My wrist and hand both are stronger! “The pain is gone! I am able to open jars with little difficulty. I feel that my wrist and hand both are stronger.” - A.E.

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Practice News

Happy Birthday Becky!

We hope Becky enjoys her birthday February 16th. Lonoke & ProMotion wish her well on her special day!

This Baby Will Never Get Cold!

One of our patients, Ms. Wanda, made Elizabeth a blanket for her new baby. Our staff appreciates Ms. Wanda’s thoughtful and warming gift.

Lonoke & ProMotion Physical Therapy extends to you our best wishes for a happy and healthy New Year!

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Happy Valentine’s Day!

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

SINGLE KNEE TO CHEST STRETCH While lying on your back, hold your knee and gently pull it up towards your chest. Hold for 30 seconds. Alternate knees and repeat 8 times.

FOUR POINT + ARM RAISE Start on hands and knees, hips and shoulders at 90°. Lift one arm out front. Bring it back down and then repeat on opposite side. 8-10 times on both arms.

Helps With Tightness In Neck & Shoulders

Helps Low Back Pain

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Always consult your physical therapist or physician before starting exercises you are unsure of doing.

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Care enough to Share how physical therapy helped you. Who do you know that could benefit from therapy? Send them our way, they will thank you and so will we. Each month we have a drawing for a Wal-Mart gift card for our patients that refer people to us. Get in the game and get the word out. The more people you refer, the more chances you have to win.

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