ARE YOU MOVING CORRECTLY?
If you are suffering from knee or hip pain, it is important to make sure you contact a physical therapist as soon as possible. However, there are also some tests you can do on your own before your consultation – these simple tests can help you determine if your knees and hips are as flexible and strong as they should be. Practice caution when performing these tests with a painful knee or hip, and do not continue them if they cause your pain to worsen: • When you are standing, can you touch your toes? This indicates hip and low back flexibility. • When sitting down, can you comfortably cross your legs so your ankle is resting on the opposite knee? Does one knee go further down than the other? This indicates hip flexibility. If one hip is tighter than the other, it can impact the way you walk and can cause knee pain. • Keeping your feet flat on the floor while holding onto something solid, how far can you squat down? You should be able to squat all the way down so your buttocks almost touches your heels. Don’t let your heels pop up! If you favor movement to one side, you probably have hip weakness on that side or limited motion in the hip joint. • Standing near a counter top, put one foot in front of the other so you are touching heel-to-toe. Without putting your hands down, see if you can balance for 10 seconds. If you cannot, this may mean you have trouble with the coordination of your balance from the nerve endings in your hips, knees, ankles, and feet.
CONTACT US TODAY: As noted, physical therapy is an effective mode of treatment for patients suffering from knee and/or hip pain. At Eastern Shore Physical Therapy, we help provide treatment for patients through movement and physical manipulation. If you are suffering from knee and/or hip pain, don’t hesitate to contact Eastern Shore Physical Therapy to schedule an appointment. We’ll help you kick your knee and hip pains to the curb, so you can live a happy, active, and pain-free life!
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NOW OFFERING TELEHEALTH!
In light of the COVID-19 pandemic that has been causing numerous health care facilities to shut down, we as medical professionals are diligently trying to serve our patients in the best ways possible without risking the spread of this disease. Because of this, in addition to keeping our facilities open, we are also offering e-Visits (via the Zoom app) as well as Telehealth services for those who wish to stay at home. By providing care for our patients virtually, as opposed to in person, we are able to keep both our patients and PT providers safe. Telehealth services can be accessed via your smartphone or computer, with which you’ll be free to perform your PT treatments from the comfort of your own home. Using this service, you can view and log your prescribed daily exercises, track your progress, and even access our blogs and other helpful resources–you can even use the app to send tips to friends and family! New patient or new injury? Schedule live e-Visit consultations with a qualified physical therapist without even walking in the clinic! Our physical therapists will be able to discuss and walk through your treatment plan online! Ready to get started? Visit our website at easternshorept.com/teletherapy today or call us at 410.641.2900!
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