The Bulletin The Newsletter About Your Health And Caring For Your Body J U N E 2 0 1 9 Kick Back & Relax! Find Relief For Hip & Knee Pain
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The Axcess Bulletin The Newsletter About Your Health And Caring For Your Body
Aaron Fuerst PT, DPT, CWCE, FAAOMPT
“If you have pain, you shouldn’t ignore it. We can help you feel better fast!”
Kick Back & Relax! Find Relief for Hip & Knee Pain
Have you ever thought about how amazing our ability to walk is? It is a complex system of muscles, nerves, and joints working together in harmony to lift you up. But what if you experience pain while walking? If you experience hip, knee, or leg pain, itcouldmean that thecomplexsystemofyourgaithasbeeneffected insome way or another. For more information regarding how our treatments can help you, give us a call today! WHAT CAUSES HIP & KNEE PAIN? Hip and knee pain occur when the joints and muscles surrounding those areas lack their normal function. If the joint isn’t functioning properly, it can alter one’s mobility,whichwill increasepressureon thearea.Thiscancause thearea tobecome inflamed, thus resulting in pain. Ifyouareexperiencinghippain, it is likely that there isaproblemwithyourhip joint. When thishappens,youwillexperiencepain insideofyourhip,or inyourgroinarea.
Ifyouareexperiencingpainoutsideofyourhip, inyourupper thigh,orbuttockregion, then it is likely that there isaproblemwith themuscles, tendons, ligaments,orsoft tissues surrounding the hip joint. Regardless of where the pain is stemming from, hip pain is typically caused by injury or strain to the joint or surrounding regions; however, the pain can also be due to an underlying disease, such as arthritis. If you are experiencing knee pain, there is a good chance the pain is rooted in your kneecap or patella. Every time you bend your knee, your kneecap needs enough space to move up and down between your femur bone and the bend of your knee. Unfortunately, if this area becomes inflamed, then the tissues surrounding the kneecapwillbecome tighter,and thekneecapwillnothaveasmuchspace tomove. It will try to squeeze through the inflamed padding, causing pain in the knee, and causing the padding to grow thicker and more irritated. When this happens, the joint fluid inside your knee will begin to dry out, resulting in more friction and pain.
QUOTE OF THE MONTH: “Pain is temporary. Quitting lasts forever.” - Lance Armstrong
How Physical Therapy Can Help! When relieving knee and hip pain, it is important to make sure that normal motion is restored. Our physical therapists at Axcess Physical Therapy are trained in evaluating your movement to determine the root of your problem, in addition to creating a treatment regimen specific to your pain, and restoring you to your normal mobility and strength. We have years of success in helping patients with their physical needs, eliminating their need for harmful drugs, expensive testing, or harsh surgeries. Our goal is to help you move and walk as comfortably as possible. Schedule a consultation with one of our physical therapists today and get back on track to a pain-free life! 4 METHODS FOR DIY ICE PACKS 1. Use (3) parts water to (1) part rubbing alcohol.This combination is 4 5 1 2 1 7 7 3 6 5 9 5 3 7 6 8
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Call Axcess Physical Therapy at 815.614.2100 or visit www.axcesspt.com to learn more about our programs today!
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Special Practice News
Patient Success Spotlight
We can help with more than just hip & knee pain. Check out one of our other patient success stories!
CPR & BASIC LIFE SUPPORT CERTIFICATION TRAINING August 15 at Axcess Physical Therapy
It was a great experience with all the therapists, clerical staff, and treatment. When I first came, I had trouble and pain with walking, running, and standing, and even sitting was painful and uncomfortable. Now that I am being released from my therapy, I feel 95% better. I know it is my responsibility to keep practicing the exercises at home to fully complete my recovery. I will most likely recommend Axcess Therapy.“ - Crystal M.
In the state of Illinois, you don’t need a doctor’s referral to choose physical therapy. Call 815.614.2100 today to treat your injury, improve your health, or resolve your chronic condition! SKIP THE DOCTOR! Axcess Physical Therapy staff underwent CPR and basic life support re-certification onJune13th.JustinBraunanEMTfrom theAromaParkFireDepartmentprovided the training through his company Platinum EMS, Ltd. Axcess Physical Therapy will host and offer CPR AND BASIC LIFE SUPPORT CERTIFICATION on AUGUST 15TH . If you or someone you know is interested in undergoing this training, call 815-614-2100 to talk with either Roshanda or Tanya to register the training. Axcess Physical Therapy patients will receive a 30% discount at $35.00/person .
Chicken Tortilla Soup
3 chicken breasts, boneless • 1 cup of chopped cilantro leaves • One 8-in flour tortilla • 1 cup, shredded Monterrey cheese
• 2 limes • Salt & black pepper • One 14.5 oz can of diced tomatoes • One 14.5 oz can of black beans • 1 avocado•
• 2 tbsp vegetable oil • 1 small onion, diced • 2 tbsp minced garlic • 2 jalapeños, finely diced • 6 cups low-sodium chicken broth
In a large saucepan heat the vegetable oil. Add the onions and cook for 2 minutes. Once the onions have softened, add the garlic and jalapeños and cook for another minute. Pour the chicken broth, tomatoes and beans into the pot and bring to a boil. Once at a boil lower heat to simmer and add your chickenbreasts.Cook thechicken for20 to25minutes.Oncechicken iscooked, remove from pot. When cool enough to handle, shred it and set it aside. Add lime juice and fresh cilantro to the pot. In a serving bowl add a mound of shredded chicken. Ladle soup over chicken and top with a lime wedge, grilled tortilla strips, avocado slices and cheese.Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4
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