Health & Fitness Newsletter
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Health & Fitness Newsletter
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If you’re constantly facing lower back, hip or knee pain—you might be feeling arthritis. According to the Centers for Disease Control, roughly 54.4 million U.S. adults are diagnosed with some form of arthritis per year. As we age, the cartilage in our joints wears down, causing painful bone on bone rubbing, inflammation, stiffness, and pain. While there is no cure for replacing cartilage yet, it is possible to alleviate the symptoms of arthritis, by improving your joint movement, muscle strength, balance, and coordination. It’s even possible to eliminate symptoms entirely, depending on the amount of arthritis you 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 understand it. Arthritis—or the painful stiffness, or inflammation, of joints— FIND THE RELIEF YOU NEED FROM LOW BACK, HI P, & KNEE ARTHR I T I S
isn’t a single disease. The term “arthritis” is an informal explanation of joint pain and disease in general. Over 100 types of arthritis exist, according to the Arthritis Foundation. 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, pinpointing what causes arthritis may be difficult. In most cases, arthritis is caused byoveruse,wearand tear,or injuries.Arthritis can also be caused by: • Infections, such as Lyme disease • An immunesystemdysfunction-rheumatoid arthritis
• The inheritance of osteoarthritis • Anabnormalmetabolism,whichleadstogout For arthritis suffers, even simply walking can cause pain in the lower back, hip or knee. Often, arthritis is a downward spiral of progress 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 can get you moving pain-free again! Call (404) 346-1526 or visit www.ahpcpt.com. Sources: arthritis.org/about-arthritis/understanding- arthritis/what-is-arthritis.php • arthritis.org/about- arthritis/where-it-hurts/back-pain/causes/back-arthritis. php • arthritis-health.com/blog/7-core-exercises-relieve- back-and-hip-arthritis-pain • arthritis-health.com/ blog/4-types-arthritis-cause-sacroiliac-joint-pain
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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. Whilemaintainingahealthyweight,exercise,andagooddiethelp, surgical interventionmayeventuallybeneeded.However,physical therapy has 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, providinggreatersupport to the joints,andreducing 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!
You can find relief from your arthritis pain. Call us at (404) 346-1526 today or visit us at www.ahpcpt.com. We can help you live your life again, pain-free!
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Happy New Year! I am grateful and thankful for the continued community support that we receive and I am excited about the new year! We have a lot in-store for you as we want you to experience the very best that Atlanta Human Performance Center has to offer! In 2019 we made a lot of changes to bring you our best. We updated our website at www.ahpcpt.com, published our first printed newsletter, updated our digital newsletter, increased our content and visibility on social media through Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube. Please follow us on these platforms and share our content. As we move throughout 2020, it is our goal to WOW our PHYSICAL THERAPY patients with a 5-star experience! We want to return all of our patients to a heightened level of performance in their occupational, recreational, and or sport activities. It is our desire to always EXCEED our patient’s expectations in customer service, expertise, professionalism, timeliness, attentiveness, and customized care. At your convenience, please rate and share your Atlanta Human Performance Center experience in the Google review section, as well as leave a comment. Your feedback matters; we’d love to hear from you! If you have fitness goals, we have you covered! Last year in our Fitness Center Division , we hired our new Fitness Center Manager, Tracy Mitchell and Fitness Center Assistant, Justin Lowther. Please visit them and ask about our fitness center classes and our New Year fitness center membership special! They are ready to help you reach your 2020 fitness goals! Starting in March, our new content series entitled, Professionals and Pain will air on Wednesdays on YouTube and Facebook. During this series, I will discuss how physical therapy can help with pain that is associated with certain professions. We are also planning our 2020 Fitness Extravaganza which will be held on Saturday, May 16, 2020 from 10am-2pm, so please save the date! And last but not least, in conjunction with other medical specialists, I am looking forward to bringing our amazing community of supporters a medical lecture series. We are so excited about this year as we bring you the best of Atlanta Human Performance Center! Our vision for 2020 is very clear; join us…there is more to come! Keith E. Evans, CEO, MD, PT, DPT, DN Cert. Practice limited to Physical Therapy, Sports Rehabilitation, and Fitness Enhancement BRINGING YOU THE BEST OF ATLANTA HUMAN PERFORMANCE CENTER IN 2020! CALL FOR A PHYSICAL THERAPY CONSULTATION ARE YOU IN PAIN?
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For more information about our services and specialties, feel free to call and talk with your physical therapist today!
HAS YOUR PAIN COME BACK?
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Feel free to call us and ask to speak to your therapist.
Your therapist can discuss with you why your pain is bothering you again and what you might do about it at home. If further assessment is warranted, your therapist might recommend you come in for an appointment.
PAT I ENT SUCCESS SPOTL IGHT ! “I can now run, walk, play, garden, and perform activities at home or away.” “I am a living, walking testimony! AHPC’s physical therapy has done wonders for me. After having bilateral hip surgery (replacement) and months of physical therapy, I can now run, walk, play, garden, and perform activities at home or away. There is no limit!” - Alma S.
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