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INSIDE: • How Physical Therapy Can Help Mobility • Staff Spotlight • Patient Review • Experience The Benefits Of Stretching

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become inflamed. Cartilage may wear down, reducing the “buffer” between bones. In some cases, limited blood flow may cause bone tissue death, or necrosis. If you’re experiencing redness, inflammation and immobilized joints, the condition may be severe. What Are the Symptoms? While leg pain is noticeable by a slew of symptoms, several stick out. Aching or stiffness around the hip, groin, back or thigh may be a sign of deeper problems. A decreased range of motion can also be a sign of deeper problems which may later result in hip, knee or leg pain. Sometimes, inactivity can contribute to immobility—and later pain. If you’re limping, lurching or are experiencing bad balance, contact a physician. While some hip, knee and leg pains go away, those last-ing longer than several months may be hinting at a deeper issue.

Your hips, knees, and lower legs are tough—but injuries happen. Your hips and knees are your largest joints, supporting your body’s weight. They work in close coordination, giving us the mobility we need. Between arthritis, injuries and age, however, pain can flare up. If you’re experiencing hip, knee or leg pain, call us to schedule a closer look. Before you do, however, let’s examine the pain itself. What Causes Hip, Knee and Leg Pain? Hip, knee and leg pain are surprisingly common. Thus, their source can come from a variety of things. If you’re experiencing pain in any part of your leg, pinpointing the exact spot can help you determine the cause. Mayo Clinic has pinpointed several leading causes of hip, knee and leg pain. While many causes exist, the most likely are: • Arthritis

• Tendonitis • Pinched nerves • Osteoporosis • Cancer

• Dislocation • Hip fracture • Sprains and strains

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While some causes are more severe than others, a physician can identify each. As the body ages, joints

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3. If further assessment is

1. Feel free to call us and ask to speak to your therapist.

2. Your therapist will tell you the possible causes of your pain as well as precautions you can take at home.

warranted, your therapist might recommend you come in for an appointment.

How Physical Therapy Can Help Mobility In many cases, physical therapy can help patients increase leg mobility. In doing so, they can stretch, flex and strengthen the muscles responsible for support. If a joint appears deformed, or if sudden swelling occurs, contact a physician immediately. A good physical therapy program can assist with post- operation treatment, too. If you’ve undergone treatment for osteoporosis, dislocation or a fracture, your therapist can help you reclaim full mobility—and a healthy lifestyle. From start to finish, we’re dedicated to your ongoing wellness. On every level, physical therapy serves to enhance the patient’s quality of life. We’re here to help, and we have years of experience backing every therapy option. Contact one of our providers today, and tell us about your symptoms. Sources doctor/sym-20050684 guide-to-knee-and-hip-pain

Staff Spotlight

Patient Review

Casey Vaughn Eberle DPT

Casey completedher undergraduateeducationat theUniversityofCentral Floridawhereshereceived aBachelor’s degree and certificationas anAthletic Trainer.Caseyconductedon-fieldassessmentsand rehabilitationwith athletes in soccer, football, and volleyball. Casey graduated from the University of

Just wanted to thank you and your wonderful staff for all your efforts in my behalf. In the past, I have had treatments from other companies of physical therapy, but never had the attention and dedication like at Vanderlinde PT. It has indeed been a pleasure to be treated at your clinic. I especially wish to state the outstanding work by my therapist, who continued to try different procedures and exercises far and above the normal requirement of the position to help me gain some improvement. - M.B.

SaintAugustine forHealthSciences, Florida in2008whereshecompleted her Doctorate in Physical Therapy specializing in advanced orthopedic manual therapy. Casey is apassionate clinicianwhostrives to treat each patient with an individualized, eclectic approach. Casey has attained a Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do and also enjoys exercise, reading, relaxing at the beach and spending time with friends and family.

Experience The Benefits Of Stretching

Exercise Essential

HIP HIKES While standing up on a step, lower one leg downward towards the floor by tilting your pelvis to the side. Then return the pelvis/leg back to a leveled position. Try these simple exercises to keep you moving! Share this with a friend or family member to help keep them moving too! Did You Know? We Also Specialize In: • Spinal Stenosis • Rotator Cuff Syndrome • Joint Replacement Rehab • Osteoarthritis • Parkinsons • Balance Problems • Sports Injuries • Manual Therapy • Graston Technique • Trigger Point Technique • Friction Massage Technique

if you have been sitting in a particular position for a long time, you stretch unconsciously. It feels good! In addition to that good feeling, a consistent stretching program will produce large gains in flexibility and joint movement. Be kind to your muscles and they will be kind to you! Here are just a few of the benefits you can expect from a regular stretching program: • Reduced muscle tension • Increased range of movement in the joints • Enhanced muscular coordination • Increased circulation of the blood to various parts of the body • Increased energy levels (resulting from increased circulation)

As you age, your muscle tissue actually dries out a little, tightening. This causes a loss of range of motion in your joints and tissues. In addition to the loss of range of motion, it can really limit your active lifestyles and hinder day-to-day, normal motions. Tasks that used to be simple, such as dressing or squatting down to tie your shoes, now become extremely difficult. A regular stretching program helps lengthen your muscles and makes daily living activities much easier. Everyone can learn to stretch, regardless of age or flexibility. Stretching should be a part of your daily routine, whether you exercise or not. It does not have to involve a huge amount of time, but stretching can end up giving you huge results!

Stretching is a natural part of what we do on a daily basis. You might notice that

Healthy Recipe Baked Chimichurri Chicken


• 4 lbs of bone in chicken thighs or 3 lbs boneless thighs or breasts • 1/2 cup olive oil, extra virgin • 1/4 cup white (red or white wine) vinegar

• 3 – 4 large garlic cloves • 1 tsp salt

• 1 tsp oregano, dried • 1 cup parsley, packed • Dash of maple syrup or raw honey


In a food processor or high speed blender, add Chimichurri ingredients and process on Lowuntil chunky sauce forms. In a large bowl, add chicken and pierce randomlywith a small knife. Pourhalf of Chimichurri sauceon topand mix with your hands to coat the meat evenly. Cover and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes or preferably overnight. Rub the bottom of

large baking dish with oil and lay marinated chickenbreasts or thighs ina single layer. Bake uncovered in 450 degrees F preheated oven for 25-35 minutes for chicken breasts and 40 minutes for thighs. Or until internal read thermometer registers 150 degrees F internal temperature. Servehot drizzledwithremaining Chimichurri sauce.

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