AdvantagePT: Sports Injuries & Post-Surgical Rehab



Thrive In Your Sport Without Fear Of Injury!

NEWSLETTER January 2020

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How To Avoid Surgery After A Sports Injury 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, this also means the occasional sports injury or a flare up of an old injury or condition.

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the knee is themost 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 theoutersideoftheknee).Severeknee 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 legmuscles. The licensed physical therapists at Advantage Physical Therapy can customize a program that addresses the weakness of your particular musculoskeletal system, allowing you to recover quickly and remain active. Ifyouhavesportsororthopedic injuries liketendonitis,arthritis,astress fractureor lowbackpain,ourtherapists candesignatreatmentplantopromote improved function, wellness and minimize the risk of re-injury.

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: A sprain occurs when the connective tissue that joins the end of the bone with another is stretched or torn. Those connective tissues are known as ligaments. Sprains are causedbytraumasuchasafallorblow to the body 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. Strains are non-contact injuries, such as those that occur from overstretching.Acommonexampleof a strain is a muscle spasm. A back or neck strain is a very common injury treated in physical therapy. KNEE INJURIES: According to the

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BIRD DOG Start on hands and knees, hips and shoulders at 90°. Lift one arm out front. Upper Body Strengthening


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There is nothingmore 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. Before and after Knowing the right exercises to prepare for fitness activities 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,NAMEPHYSICALTHERAPYcangetyoubacktoenjoyingyouractivities 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 MEDICAL NIGHT WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 5TH AT 6:30 Kelsi Taylor PT, DPT will be fielding questions at the Medical Night hosted by Super Jock N Jill at 6:30 on Wednesday, February 5th. Super Jock ‘n Jill is pleased to host local podiatrists, physical therapists, sports medicine doctors, massage practitioners in our store. Come join us at Super Jock ‘n Jill for Medical night at the Redmond location on Wednesday, February 5th at 6:30 pm for walking and running assessments, shoe advice, and injury prevention and treatment option advice. Our goal is to provide useful information to keep our customers healthy. We hope you take advantage of this opportunity, while using what you learn to make a better buying decision on your next pair of shoes. Check out our schedule. We hope to keep changes to a minimum, but we encourage you to call us to confirm appearances. • Do coordination training • Do endurance training


Lasertherapyusesaprocesscalledphotobiomodulation. Unlike medications, laser therapy reduces pain without undesirablesideeffects. It isalso important topointout that patients report long-lasting pain relief. While the number of treatments required may vary depending on the acuity of the condition, many patients experience lasting relief after only a couple treatments. With LightForce lasers, treatments are quick, usually 5-12 minutes depending on the size, depth, and acuteness of the condition being treated.


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Staff Spotlight Haleigh Parola, DPT

REDMOND Knee Pain January 28th • 6:30pm

SAMMAMISH Knee Pain January 29th • 6:30pm

We only have 20 seats available for the event. This event is FREE, but you must call to reserve your seat, so if you would like to attend, be sure to register now … call 425-883-9630. All 20 attendees for the Low Back Pain Workshops will receive a Special Report: “ Top 10 Most Burning Questions For Pain”

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Haleigh Parola, DPT, graduated from the University of Florida with a Bachelors in Health Sciences and went on to earn her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from The George Washington University in Washington, D.C. Since graduation, Haleigh has been practicing in outpatient orthopedics in the Seattle area. As a lifelong equestrian, she enjoys working with other “unconventional athletes” whomay be uncomfortable in the gym to help them reach their fitness and wellness goals. Haleigh is a strong believer that physical therapy looks different for everyone and enjoys the challenge of finding what approach will help each patient achieve the best possible outcome.Outsideof theclinic,Haleighenjoyshiking, tryingoutnew restaurants, and going on adventures with her dog, Bill. Patient Review “I came in with a lot of knee pain, suspecting IT band issues. After my first session, the stretches already had me feeling better. After six weeks of strength and stretching work, I feel so much better. Thanks Jen! Great working with you and I would not hesitate to come back or refer friends.”

The Detoxifier Juice Recipe INGREDIENTS • 2-3 med-lg Beets • 6 Carrots • 2 medium Apples • 1/2 Lemon • 1-2 inch Ginger DIRECTIONS

Wash, prep, and chop produce. Add produce to juicer one at a time. Serve cold over ice.Maystore in tightlysealed jarsorglasses in the refrigerator for7-10days. Shake or stir well before drinking.


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