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Health & Wellness The Newsletter About Your Health And Caring For Your Body

Signs YouMay Be Suffering FromTendonitis

Hello, Do you experience pain with normal everyday tasks like taking milk out of the fridge, lifting something overhead, bending, or simply walking a distance? Having pain with movement, especially if it goes on for more than a few days, may be indicative of tendonitis. We can help resolve this condition.

Health & Wellness The Newsletter About Your Health And Caring For Your Body

Facts about Headaches and how to successfully treat them “Can I Find Relief for My Headache?”

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Did you know that almost 50% of adults have a current headache disorder and that up to 75% of adults have had a headache in the last year? Headaches are one of the most common physical complaints and can be one of the most frustrating to manage. Did you know that we at JointCare Physical Therapy are trained to treat tension- related headaches? Tension-related headaches are the most common type of headache and can be caused by tight muscles and joints in the neck or shoulder. Pain from tension headaches typically begin at the back of the head and can spread to the top of the head, eyes, and cheeks near the jawbone. These headaches can worsen depending on your positioning, such as sitting at a desk, and can ease with rest. If you suffer from headaches, a physical therapist can complete a thorough examination to determine the most likely cause of your pain and work with you to develop a plan of care to meet your goals and needs. Treatment can help correct the problems that are causing your pain and may includemanual therapy, gentle strengthening exercise, and postural training. Taking preventativemeasures tomaintain and improve your neckmobility, strength, and postural awareness canmake a large difference in relievingheadaches. If youor someone you know struggles with headaches or neck pain, call JointCare Physical Therapy for a free consultation!

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Exercise Essentials

“Movement is a medicine for creating change in a person’s physical, emotional, and mental states.” ~Carol Welch Quote of The Month:

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Don’t let pain sideline you! Don’t let pain sideline you!

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. 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. 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 peoplemight not know is that physical therapists put specific exercise plans together based on your needs to prevent injury. Call today to learn more how our programs can help you feel great! • Do stretch often • Do strength training • Do coordination training • Do endurance training

There is nothing more 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 personwho 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

Move Freely • Alleviate Pain Naturally • Have More Energy • Enjoy Activities Pain Free • Be Stronger

We encourage our patients and members to develop a healthy lifestyle. Once discharged from therapy, we are offering you a free 30daysofourWellnessProgram! Please Note: If you are a patient or beneficiary of a federally funded health care program (including but not limited to Medicare, Medicaid, TRICARE, Federal Employee Benefits) you are not eligible to receive this offer.

Make health and wellness a way of life! FREE 30 DAY FITNESS CENTER MEMBERSHIP

UPON DISCHARGE FROM PHYSICAL THERAPY

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For patients after they’re discharged from therapy, to maintain their exercise schedule. Expires 10-28-17. This offer applies to current patients and is effective 8/1/16 going forward.

“What our patients have to say...” “I want to thank you and your staff for all the help and encouragement you have givenme the last several months. My physical condition has improved greatly due to your hard working staff, I would certainly recommend your company to other people needing physical therapy!” Brendan S. “I have started competing again and I feel great! I’m back to working hard and progressing. I couldn’t be happier and I owe it all to you! Thank you so much for everything and for being so kind and caring. I wouldn’t be where I am today if it wasn’t for your help!” - Stephanie C.

“I was ecstatic this week when I could start the lawn mower and cut the lawn, I was unable to do that last summer due to the pain in my shoulder. Just wanted to thank you again for being so patient with me through these months of therapy and thank you for givingme back a whole life!” - Grace L.

“If I ever need PT again, I will surely return to JointCare. Everyone is so friendly and helpful. I have been to other PTgroups and by far this is the best experience I have had! Thanks again, keep up the good work!” - Judy W.

An insurance deductible is the amount of money that you must pay before your insurance company pays for your medical services. If your deductible is met, your Physical Therapy may not cost you anything. Patients with family plans or those who have had major surgeries or have a chronic illness are especially likely to have a $0 balance remaining on their out-of-pocket expenses. This means that the cost of physical therapy could be minimal or completely covered by the patient’s insurance plan. If you are close to or have met your insurance deductible for the year, then now is the time to come in for Physical Therapy! Are you feeling aches & pains? Need to work on your core? Let us help you get a head start for 2018. Contact us today to schedule your appointment. Have youmet your annual insurance deductible?

JointCare Physical Therapy is proud to announce that we have been named the BEST Physical Therapy provider in Morris and Essex County in Morris/Essex Health & Life magazine’s 2017 Reader’s Choice Awards! We are honored to have been chosen and want to thank all of our past and current patients. Your trust and support is appreciated. Thank you again to all who voted and for allowing us the privilege to care for you and your families!

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Why do your muscles ache?

3. To accelerate the stages of healing, which focus on: Reducing pain and inflammation Through passivemodalities: ice/heat/ultrasound/ traction/ electrical stimulation. Educate regarding posture and resting in neutral joint positions. Restore muscular flexibility and joint mobility Introduce specific stretching exercises and hands on therapy techniques to relieve pain and reduce stiffness in specific regions. Strengthening the involved muscles Improve stability of weak muscles and joints. Teach you how to maintain your new posture.

Muscle aches and pains are common and can involve more than one muscle. Muscle pain also can involve ligaments, tendons, and the soft tissues that connect muscles, bones, and organs. Muscle pain is most frequently related to tension, overuse or muscle injury from exercise or physically-demanding work. In these situations, the pain tends to involve specific muscles and starts during or just after the activity. It is usually obvious which activity is causing the pain. Most aches and pains are temporary and generally last 1-3 days. However, once muscle pain begins to go past 3 days without change or you keep getting the same aches and pains repeatedly, it’s time to give us a call as there may be an underlying problem such as muscle imbalance, stiff tissue or joints. Physical therapy is a great way to treat your aches and pains that is natural and empowers you to feel better and stay healthier. The main goals of physical therapy include: 1. To educate you on the principles of stretching and strengthening, which will in turn, help manage pain and accelerate tissue healing. 2 . To educate you on proper posture and movement principles to preserve your spine.

THE MOST COMMON CAUSES OF ACHY MUSCLES ARE: • Injury or trauma including sprains and strains • Overuse: using a muscle too much, too soon, too often • Tension or stress Muscle pain may also be due to: • Certain drugs, including: • Medicine lowering blood pressure • Medicine lowering cholesterol • Infections, including: - Influenza (flu) - Lyme disease - Malaria - Muscle abscess • Electrolyte imbalances like too little potassium or calcium • Fibromyalgia • Lupus

Returning to normal activities Train you on body mechanics and routine stretching and strengthening exercises.

4. To prevent future occurrences.

5. To manage any future occurrences if they occur.

No matter how diligent you are, you are bound to have a forgetful moment, do an activity improperly and so suffer a flare up, but the new knowledge you acquire at JointCare Physical Therapy will help eliminate symptoms in a couple days, instead of suffering for weeks or months .

We are committed to your health!

Exercise Essentials Try these exercises to help maintain a healthy body

BUTTERFLY STRETCH While in a sitting position, bend your knees and place the bottom of your feet together. Next, slowly let your knees lower towards the floor until a stretch is felt at your inner thighs. Hold for 20 seconds. Repeat 3 times

WAND SHOULDER FLEXION Lying on your back and holding a wand, palm face down on both sides, slowly raise the wand towards overhead. Repeat 6 times.

Always consult your physical therapist or physician before starting exercises you are unsure of doing.

Who do you know that needs our help?

Refer a Friend Do You Have Friends or Family Unable to Do The Following? 9 Move without pain 9 Bend and move freely

9 Balance confidently and securely 9 Sit for long periods comfortably 9 Walk for long distances 9 Live an active and healthy lifestyle

If you know someone suffering with aches and pains give the gift of health. Refer them to JointCare Physical Therapy & Fitness Center today. Pass along this newsletter or have them call us directly to schedule a FREE consult!

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