SportsRehab: Shoulder, Elbow & Wrist Pain


INSIDE: • Give Chronic Pain The Cold Shoulder • Relieve Shoulder Pain In Minutes • Patient Success Spotlight • Healthy Recipe • Get A Handle on Shoulder, Elbow, & Wrist Pain


• Occupational Therapy • Physical Therapy

• Speech Therapy • And More!


It’s time to say goodbye to shoulder, elbow, and wrist pain once and for all. Identifying the cause of your pain and taking steps to combat ill habits that may be contributing to your discomfort can have a significant impact on your quality of life. Wave goodbye to pain in your hands, wrists, elbows and shoulders with targeted techniques from your experienced physical therapists. What isCausing thePain? Thinkabout the tasks thatmakeup themajority of your day-to-day life. It is often said that life in the 21st century is way easier on the body than life during any other time in human history — and it’s true that there is a fair amount of evidence to support this idea. Rather than spending all of your days working in a factory or on a farm, the vast majority of Americans work indoors, often at a computer for a predetermined number of hours week after week. But this new lifestyle isn’t exactly harmless for the body, either. • CHEROKEE: (712) 225-3344 • HORN MEMORIAL HOSPITAL: (712) 364-3311 • POCAHONTAS COMMUNITY HOSPITAL: (712) 335-5238 • STORM LAKE: (712) 732-7724 • LAKES REGIONAL HEALTHCARE: (712) 336-8651 • DENISON: (712) 393-7724 Whether you have hurt your shoulder or have been suffering for a long time, seeing a physical therapist at Sports Rehab ProfessionalTherapy Associates can help you return to a more active and pain-free life. Give us a call today:

There are plenty of ways in which the common tasks of 21st-century life put the body under a great deal of stress. Sedentary lifestyles frequently contribute to weight gain, which increases your risk for a long list of obesity-related diseases. This puts additional stress on your body, which could result in pain in crucial joints like your shoulders, elbows and yes, even your wrists. But even aside from that, there are a lot of potential issues that your body can face as a result of sedentary behavior in the workplace — including shoulder, elbow and wrist pain. Shoulder,elbowandwrist injuriesareespeciallycommonasa resultofworkplace injury and overuse. While it is sometimes possible to take action to prevent an injury from developing, it is especially important to be able to recognize when an injury develops and to understand ways that you can combat that injury by identifying what may have caused the pain to develop in the first place. Common issues that can lead to shoulder, wrist and elbow pain include: • Issues with poor posture • Carpal tunnel syndrome, which can develop from overuse of the wrist and regular, repetitive motions, such as typing • Heavy lifting

• Athletic injuries • Muscle sprain • Muscle strain • Dislocation or hyperextension of the joints

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One of the biggest concerns regarding pain in the shoulder, elbow and wrist is that it is difficult to impossible to actually allow these parts of the body time to rest. Every movement and action requires these body parts — and when the pain develops in both arms, as it often does, treating the pain becomes even more complicated. It is impossible to care for your basic needs without involving your shoulder or wrist, let alone get through a day at the office. This is why so many issues regarding pain in the shoulder, elbows and wrists typically become chronic. Since it is difficult to allow these body parts time to properly rest, they continue being overused and the pain can actually worsen. Treating Shoulder, Elbow and Wrist Pain. Addressing the pain early on is the best way to prevent an issue from becoming chronic. Turning to medication and braces for pain management is not a long-term solution and will only push off the inevitable truth — that you need to find a solution for the problem that is causing you pain. Physical therapy is the ideal tool for support in this regard. Working with a physical therapist will provide you with an opportunity to understand what movements may be causing further discomfort, and can help you to strengthen the surrounding muscles while improving range of motion, which together will likely alleviate some of the pain associated with your injury. Don’t assume that pain in your shoulder, elbows or wrists will go away on its own. It is more common for the pain to worsen, and compensating for

the pain by overusing the opposite arm can cause further injury to develop. For support with learning how to manage the pain, and to learn exercises and techniques that can help you overcome the injury and restore proper strength and functionality to your shoulders, elbows and wrists, contact your physical therapist.

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INGREDIENTS • ½ cup whole-wheat flour • ¼ teaspoon salt • 3 large eggs • ½ cup low-fat milk • 2 teaspoons canola oil or melted butter • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil

• 12 ounces sliced mixed mushrooms • ⅔ cup thinly sliced shallots • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh rosemary • ¼ teaspoon salt • 5 ounces baby spinach • ½ cup seltzer water • 6 tablespoons crumbled goat cheese

DIRECTIONS Process whole-wheat flour, all-purpose flour, salt, eggs, milk and oil (or butter) in a blender o food processor until smooth.Transfer to a bowl, cover and refrigerate for at least 30 minute or overnight. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add mushrooms, shallot rosemary and salt and cook, stirring, until the mushrooms are soft and have released thei liquid, about 6 minutes. Stir in spinach a handful at a time and cook until wilted, about minutes. Slowly whisk seltzer into the batter. Coat a large nonstick skillet with cooking spra heat over medium-high heat. Ladle ⅓ cup batter into the center of the pan; immediately til and rotate the pan to spread evenly over the bottom. Cook about 30 seconds to 1 minut Lift the edge, then quickly grasp the crepe with your fingers and flip. Cook about 20 second Slide onto a plate. Repeat with the remaining batter, spraying the pan as needed and stackin crepes as you go. Spread a generous ⅓ cup of the mushroom filling in the center, leaving 1- to 2-inch border. Top with 1 tablespoon goat cheese. Fold in the sides to make a squar shape, leaving a “window” in the center. Repeat with the remaining crepes and filling. Garnis with rosemary, if desired.

Patient Success Spotlight

AUGUST WORKSHOP AUGUST 21ST • 12:15-12:45PM CHILD DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP: Rachel will present the child development Workshop at the Cherokee clinic. Ever wonder how Occupational Therapy helps children with developmental delays? Who this workshop is for: Parents who desire to learn more about child development.

Do you find yourself questioning the following:

“I had a great recovery post-op!” “I love the team at Sports Rehab! I started with Anna after my second shoulder surgery and she has been great! She is caring and compassionate. She is gentle but pushes you just hard enough. Therapy was necessary for post-op after my second should surgery and continued visits for pain management. I had a great recovery post-op and I attribute that to Anna. She held me accountable for my part in my recovery and helped me get great results. Anna gives me realistic expectations, as I’ve had two surgeries and a lot of damage. She is always smiling and pleasant to be around. She acknowledges my pain and does whatever she can to help me.” - Shannon C.

• A child’s progress • Developmental delays • Motor skills • Feeding delays • Social skills

• Behavioral challenges • Sensory processing • Attentiveness • Best environments

Don’t delay! Register on our site or by calling

Cherokee: (712) 225-3344

Sign up by August 16th for a spot and free lunch.

Relieve Shoulder Pain In Minutes Try this movement if you are experiencing shoulder pain.



Strengthens Shoulders

FALL PREVENTION WORKSHOP: Danette and Chandra will present the Child Development Workshop at the Denison clinic .

WAND SHOULDER FLEXION Lying on your back and holding a wand, palm face down on both sides, slowly raise the wand towards overhead. Repeat 3 sets of 8 reps.

Don’t delay! Register on our site or by calling

Denison: (712) 393-7724

Sign up by September 13th for a spot and free lunch.


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