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Relieving Low Back, Hip & Knee Arthritis Pain

How PT Can Help See how Physical Therapy can help you overcome pain!

Exercise Essentials Try this exercise to relieve your back & leg pain!

Healthy Recipe Try this delicious, healthy chicken recipe!

Physical Therapy N E W S L E T T E R

Relieving Low Back, Hip & Knee Arthritis Pain

Ifyou’re constantlyfacing lowerback, hip orknee pain—you might be feeling arthritis.According to the Centers forDisease Control, roughly 54.4million U.S. adults are diagnosedwith some form ofarthritis per year.Asweage,thecartilage inour jointswearsdown,causingpainful bone on bone rubbing, inflammation, stiffness, and pain. Whilethere isnocureforreplacingcartilageyet, it ispossibletoalleviate the symptoms ofarthritis, by improvingyour joint movement, muscle strength, balance, and coordination. It’s even possible to eliminate symptoms entirely, depending on the amount of arthritisyou have. If you have regular aches and pains, keep reading. We have a solution What Is Arthritis, Exactly? Before knowing how to relieve arthritic pain, you’ll need to un- derstand it. Arthritis—or the painful stiffness, or inflammation, of joints—isn’t a single disease. The term “arthritis” is an informal ex- planation of joint pain and disease in general. Over 100 types of arthritis exist, according to the Arthritis Founda- tion. People of all ages, races and sex can get it. It’s also the leading cause of ongoing disability in America. The most prevalent form of arthritis is osteoarthritis, which is caused by either injury or normal wear and tear. What Causes Lower Back, Hip and Knee Arthritis? Because arthritis is a catch-all term, pinpointingwhat causes arthritis

may be difficult. In most cases, arthritis is caused by overuse, wear and tear, or injuries. Arthritis can also be caused by: · Infections, such as Lyme disease · An immune system dysfunction - rheumatoid arthritis · The inheritance of osteoarthritis · An abnormal metabolism, which leads to gout For arthritis sufferers, even simply walking can cause pain in the lower back, hip or knee. Often, arthritis is a downward spiral of progressive pain, limiting movement and strength, which in turn causes more inactivity and pain. However, by improving joint movement, muscle strength, balance and coordination, this cycle can be broken, reducing pain and inflammation. Discover how our team of specialists at Courcier Clinic can get you moving pain-free again! Call Courcier Clinic at 405.478.5333 to schedule your appointment today!

Visit Our Free Workshop! Foot & Ankle Pain Workshop Lunch & Learn! Wednesday, April 15 11:30am-12:30pm Arthritis & Physical Therapy Regardless of the cause of arthritis, physical therapy plays a major role in the treatment of arthritis symptoms and should be tried first, before more aggressive procedures such as surgery.While maintaining a healthy weight, exercise and a good diet help, surgical intervention mayeventuallybe needed. However, physical therapyhas been shown to be an excellent way to prepare and recover after a total knee or hip replacement. It is very common for the muscles that support the knee, hip, and low back to become weakened from inactivity. Through targeted easy to do exercises, we help your muscles regain their strength, providing greater support to the joints, and reducing inflammation. Furthermore, by improving balance and coordination, especially to the knee and hip joints, the abnormal strain on the joints is relieved, and safety is improved to reduce risk of further injury.

If you or a loved one suffers from arthritis, you have options. The first step is to contact one of our therapists today, and ask about ongoing physical therapy treatment to restore mobility, comfort and quality of life. See how we can help your joints feel better and move better! Go online or call us to schedule an appointment today.

Call Courcier Clinic at 405.478.5333 to schedule your appointment today! Visit for more information.


Exercise Essentials


Great food for thought for knee pain sufferers! Learn more about our knee pain diagnostic and treatment plan!

BRIDGING While lying on your back, raise your buttocks off the floor, keeping your core tightandkneesbent.Hold,thenreturntothestartingposition.Repeat10times.

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Upcoming Events

The top picture is a MSKUS-Musckuloskeletal Ultrasound image ofa Supraspinatus/RotatorCuff tear in an 18 year old adult. The bottom picture is a repeat MSKUS of the same 18 year old with a healed Supraspinatus/Rotator Cuff tear 4 weeks after Physical Therapy with A Picture Of Success!

LUNCH & LEARN Knee Pain Wednesday, March 11 11:30am - 12:30pm

Some food for thought! Learn more about our knee pain diagnostic and treatment plan!

treatment including: • Manual Therapy • Functional Dry

LUNCH & LEARN Foot & Ankle Pain

• Ultrasound • Progressive

Wednesday, April 15 11:30am - 12:30pm Join us for April’s Lunch & Learn will go over foot and ankle pain.

Therapeutic exercise.

Needling with electric stimulation

Get results like these with Courcier Clinic by calling 405.478.5333 and scheduling your appointment!

“Everyone was careful, friendly, and committed to my well-being!” “Mybackpainwassobad, Ithought Ineededsurgery when I came to Courcier Clinic P.T. My doctor suggested I come here, and I was skeptical and sick of constant back pain, but after a couple of weeks my pain was significantly reduced, and now gone! Therapy at Courcier Clinic was pleasant and a joy. Everyone was skilled to the nines–careful, friendly, and committed to mywell-being. It has been a joyful experience!” - Kevin Patient Success Story

Staff Spotlight

Michelle Frazier Office Assistant & LMT

Congratulations to Michelle Frazier on heracceptancetoRNschoolstartinginJune 2020! We will miss her at Courcier Clinic, sinceshe’sbeenwithusforthepast4years!

Healthy Recipe Slow Cooker Ginger Coconut Chicken • 4 cloves garlic peeled • 2-in cube ginger (about 30 grams), roughlychopped • 1 small sweet onion peeled, quartered • 2.5 lbs boneless, skinless chicken thighs • 2 cans coconut milk • 2 tbsp cornstarch • 1 can babycorn cobs • 1 cup frozenvegetables SpiceBlend • 1/2 tsp ground pepper • 1 tsp ground cumin • 1 tsp ground coriander • 1 1/2 tsp ground tumeric • 1 tsp salt DIRECTIONS Combinespices togetherandsetaside. Ina foodprocessor,pulsegarlic,gingerandonionuntil it formsapaste. Inaskillet,heatoliveoilandmeltbutter.Addpureedaromaticsandstirwell.Cook fora fewminutes, thenadd spiceblend.Cook for2-3minutes,stirringconstantly.Movearomaticstoonesideoftheskilletandaddchicken pieces. Cook chicken slightlyon all sides and thoroughlycoat itwith the spices.Transfer the skillet ingredients into a slowcooker. Remove the cream from the top of the coconut milk using a soup spoon and set aside. Pour the remaining coconut milk over the chicken until it barelycovers it. Drain the corn cobs and chop in half.Add to the slow-cooker. Cook on low for4 hours.Whisk cornstarchwith coconut cream (previouslyset aside) until smoothandaddtothechicken,stirringwell.Addfrozenpeasorothervegetablesofyourchoice.Cookforanother 1/2houroruntil thechicken iscookedand thevegetablesarehot. • 1 tbsp olive oil • 2 tbsp butter

New Team Member!

PamMinor Office Assistant

Wewanttowelcome PamMinor ,ournew officeassistant,andthenewestmemberof the team at CourcierClinic!

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