LewyPT: Sports Injuries & Post-Surgical Rehab

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SPORTS INJURIES & POST-SURGICAL REHAB 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. You don’t have to be a professional or even an amateur athlete to suffer a sports injury. In fact, many times, those most susceptible to sports injuries are people who have just started exercising or participate on a

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SPORTS INJURIES & POST-SURGICAL REHAB

(pain on the outer side of the knee). Severe knee 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 leg muscles. The team at Lewy Physical Therapy can treat many orthopedic and repetitive motion injuries without the need for invasive surgeries or medications. In fact, most doctors have their patients try physical therapy first before recommending any other procedures. The licensed physical therapists and physical therapist assistants at Lewy Physical Therapy can customize a program that addresses the weakness of your particular musculoskeletal system, allowing you to recover quickly and remain active. Even if you have an old injury, it is important to have it evaluated by our physical therapists to prevent long-term damage like arthritis. If you have sports or orthopedic injuries like tendonitis, arthritis, a stress fracture or low back pain, our therapists can design a treatment plan to promote improved function, wellness and minimize the risk of re-injury.

(continued from outside) 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 caused by trauma such as a fall or blow 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. A common example of 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 U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the knee is the most 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

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DON’T LET PAIN SIDELINE YOU

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 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, Lewy Physical Therapy can get you back to enjoying your activities 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

• Do coordination training • Do endurance training

Give us a call so we can help you say goodbye to your aches and pains.

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PRONE HIP EXTENSION While lying face down with your knee straight, slowly raise up leg off the ground.

INGREDIENTS • 2 slices whole-wheat sandwich bread

• 1 tbsp mayonnaise • 2 oz low-sodium deli turkey • 1 oz sliced Cheddar cheese • 4 to 6 thin apple slices

INSTRUCTIONS Spread mayonnaise on both slices of bread. Top with turkey, Cheddar and apple.

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3 7 Our Promise: We promise to provide the best patient experience possible in a highly professional, friendly, and caring environment. Payments: We accept CareCredit, credit card, check, and debit card. We are happy to discuss payment plan options as well. It is our policy that payment is made at the time of service. Your insurance benefits will be determined before your second visit, and you will be informed of what, if any, payment is necessary on that date. 1 8 7 2 6 8 4 5 1 7 Our Philosophy: Apply the latest evidence-based therapy best suited to the patient for quickest and most complete recovery. When patients have a difficult time getting started with traditional exercises, patients receive customized aquatic to land-based programs. Every plan of care is designed with the goal of getting patients back to their normal daily routine, pain-free.

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BATON ROUGE 8448 Siegen Lane Baton Rouge, LA 70810

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“Until today, I had been going to Lewy PT for my shoulder for roughly 6 months. I must say, the staff there is amazing. Most everyone there is caring and professional. All the techs that helped me through my routine everyday were awesome and friendly. Every Therapist I saw was excellent. Chad, Erin, Laci, Lyndsey, Mrs Debbie, and Emily “The Pain Train”. I would definitely refer my family and friends to Lewy Physical Therapy.” - D.M.

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If you are suffering from any pain, seeing a physical therapist at Lewy Physical Therapy can help you return to a more active and pain-free life. Give us a call today!

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HAVE YOU MET YOUR ANNUAL INSURANCE DEDUCTIBLE?

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 and pains? Need to work on your core? Let us help you get a head start for 2018. Contact us today to schedule your appointment.

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DENHAM SPRINGS 31985 La Hwy 16. Ste C Denham Springs, LA 70726

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