EasternShorePT_Kick Hip and Knee Pain to the Curb

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

Jen joined ESPT 2019. She grew up on a chicken farm in Willards, MD where she still resides with her husband and 2 children ages 13 and 9. Prior to ESPT Jen worked in the Jen Townsend Patient Care Coordinator

Helps With Knee Pain

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QUAD SET While lying or sitting with a small towel rolled under your ankle, tighten your top thigh muscle to press the back of your knee downward towards the ground.

dental field for 12 years. After her daughter became a patient at ESPT Jen decided to come join our team. Jen loves to spend time with her family and little dog Goose. When you call Eastern Shore Physical Therapy Jen is often the first person that will greet you!

Upcoming Workshops

Free Arthritis Pain Workshop Saturday, July 11 | 10:00 AM

Discover How Physical Therapy Can Help Treat Your Arthritis Arthritis is a common condition that many people develop; however, many live with their painful joints for far too long before seeking help. If you ever wake up with stiff joints that make it difficult to get moving in the morning, becoming less painful as the day goes on, you may be experiencing early-onset arthritis.

Considering Physical Therapy? We Get Results

According to leading researchers, the number of total knee and hip replacement surgeries is going to sky rocket to over 4 million by 2030(1). However, if you try physical therapy first, you probably won’t have to be one of them. If you are careful about bending, walking or kneeling, because your knee or hip hurts, physical therapy may be right for you! Pain is a symptom of the underlying mechanical problem. The vast majority of knee or hip pain is caused by poor mechanical movement. This occurs from poor posture, alignment, flexibility, balance, coordination, or weakness of the leg muscles. Many people turn to over-the-counter medications, see their doctor for prescription medications, and even have expensive MRI’s, without achieving any long-lasting results. The reason for this is that most of the focus is on the symptom, instead of treating the root cause. As physical therapists, we get results, because we are the mechanics of the body, treating the root mechanical problems of knee or hip pain. At Eastern Shore Physical Therapy, we will teach you what we do to alleviate joint pain, so you can improve the health of your knee and hips, and return to the activities you enjoy.

Knee or hip pain is a mechanical problem, therefore it must be treated as such. Here are the main categories that most knee and

hip problems fall under: • Poor walking quality

• Lack of flexibility • Poor joint stability • Inadequate leg or core muscle strength • Lack of coordination and balance • Injuries

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