Balance Rehab: Relieving Low Back, Hip & Knee Arthritis Pain

Arthritis & Physical Therapy Regardless of the cause of arthritis, physical therapy serves a purpose in most cases. Often, severe arthritis may require medication, hot and cold therapy or even surgery. While maintaining a healthy weight, exercise and a good diet help, medical intervention may eventually be needed. During physical therapy, the individual is trained to reach maximummobility. They may also undergo exercises that reduce the pressure on arthritic spots. If a patient has undergone surgery, post-op physical therapy can help them reclaim their mobility—as well as their lifestyle. If you or a loved one suffers from arthritis, you still have options. Contact one of our therapists today, and ask about ongoing physical therapy treatment to restore mobility, comfort and quality of life.

PEANUT BUTTER CHOCOLATE OATMEAL CUPS Healthy Recipe

Ingredients

• 2 1/4 cups old fashioned oats • ½ cup whey protein powder • 1/8-1/4 cup mini chocolate chips • 1 tbl baking powder • 1 tsp vanilla

• 2 ripe bananas • 1 cup milk (dairy or non dairy) • 1/2 cup natural peanut butter • 1/4 cup maple syrup • 2 eggs

Are you letting arthritis pain hold you back? Call Balance Rehab at 603.890.8844 to schedule your appointment today!

Instructions (12-14 muffins)

Heat oven to 375. Mash bananas in mixing bowl , add remaining ingredients. Stir well. Line muffin pan with muffin cups. Fill each with batter (heaping). Bake for 20-25 minute or until top is brown. I like to sprinkle a little cinnamon on top for flavor.

Staff Spotlight CHRIS PIERCE, MSPT, CSCS Chris Pierce, Balance co-founder, earned his bachelor’s in Clinical Science at Ithaca College along with his master’s in Physical Therapy. By completing a residency at the Institute of Orthopaedic Manual Therapy (an affiliate of Mass General and Boston University), Chris learned effective management of musculoskeletal disorders based on the Norwegian National Program in Orthopaedic Manual Therapy. Chris also completed an internship in Athletic Training at Montana State University. Working as a physical therapist in Montana for several years, Chris served as Assistant Coach and Strength & Conditioning Specialist at Montana State University (for the men’s and women’s soccer teams). At Saint Vincent Outpatient Rehabilitation Center in Billings, Montana, Chris treated athletes from Rocky Mountain College’s football, basketball, skiing, and soccer programs. As one of two physical therapists providing transitional living and outpatient care via Saint Vincent’s specialized rehabilitation program, Chris also treated patients with brain injuries. At Balance, Chris works with a variety of people, including children with physical challenges, competitive athletes who have experienced injuries, and healthy adults seeking to enhance

their strength and conditioning. His goal is to help every client perform at his or her highest ability, both in sports and in their overall lives. Chris is now certified in trigger point dry needling. While at Ithaca, Chris met his wife Tanya, began his rugby career, and wrestled to 2 all- state honors and academic All-American honors. In 2006, Chris represented the United States of America as the team

physical therapist for the under-19 national rugby team at the world championships in Durban, South Africa. Today, Chris is still a competitive rugby player with the Amoskeag Rugby Football Club and enjoys spending time with his family (Tanya, his daughter Kaya and son Will), especially outdoors.

Call Balance Rehab at 603.890.8844 , or visit our website at balance-rehab.com to schedule your appointment today!

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