Dynamic: Hip, Knee & Leg Pain

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GETTING TO KNOW THE DYNAMIC PT STAFF Kaytlin Nelson, PTA

Kaytlin is a Physical Therapist Assistant. She grew up in the Tri- Cities, WA, and graduated from Chiawana HS in Pasco. She went to Lewis Clark State College to play tennis while doing course work to obtain a degree in Biology. She went on to the PTA program and completed it in December 2016. Kaytlin enjoys traveling, watching movies, shopping and spending time with her family. She enjoys working in the outpatient PT setting, working with orthopedic injuries and elderly patients for balance rehab.

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HIP, KNEE & LEG PAIN RELIEF “Keep Pedaling To The TopOf Your Goals!”

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• Focusing On Joints To Relieve Arthritis • Have You Met Your Deductible? • Patient Success Spotlight • Free Mobile Download

Do you suffer from knee, hip or leg pain? You are not alone. CDC studies show that 30% of adults have reported some form of knee, hip or ankle joint stiffness or pain in a 30 day period. The hip and knee joints are incredible marvels of the human body. At times they have to withstand up to 6 times your body weight in force. The knee joint is the second most complicated joint in the body and has to move in many directions including forward, backward, side to side and rotation. These different movements are called accessory motions and are needed for normal walking, running and bending.

When Your Motion is Lost When you lose the movement of the hip, knee or ankle joints, your muscles have to take on the abnormal strain. This leads to common aches and pains experienced by millions of people. Many people feel that medication will help solve their hip, knee or leg pain. While medication can help to decrease inflammation and pain, it cannot address the root cause of the problem. Most pain in the hip, thigh, knee or leg comes from poor flexibility, strength or coordination. Treating Leg Pain To determine the source of your leg pain our physical therapists examine your walking, squatting, joint movement, comparing the strength and mobility of the joints. A comprehensive treatment plan, including special hands on techniques, is made to achieve the fastest relief and the longest lasting results. If you are suffering with hip, knee or leg pain, call us today to learn more how we can eliminate your pain and put a spring back in your step! Look inside to learn more and say good-bye to that aching knee or hip!

When you experience pain in the side of the hip, groin, thigh or knee, you

injuries, arthritis and disease can affect accessory motions. With every day use, tissues around the hip and knee joints tighten, leading to a gradual loss of motion. This causes a lot of pressure to build up on specific parts of the joints.

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Does Arthritis Pain Grind You Down? FOCUSING ON JOINTS TO RELIEVE ARTHRITIS

Millions of Americans suffer through arthritis pain every day, taking Ibuprofen and stronger medication to numb the pain and address the ongoing inflammation. The definition of arthritis is joint inflammation, however the term has acquired a wider meaning. Arthritis is now used as a generic term for osteoarthritis and other conditions that affect joints.The pattern, severity and location of arthritis symptoms can vary depending on the specific form of the disease. Typically, arthritic conditions are characterized by pain and stiffness in and around one or more joints. The symptoms can develop gradually or suddenly. Certain rheumatic conditions can also involve the immune system and various internal organs of the body. Physical therapy is an important part of the ongoing treatment for arthritis. Physical therapy strengthens, stretches and stabilizes muscles surrounding affected joints providing needed support. Relieving Joint Pain Exercising is important to help reduce joint pain and stiffness. Light to moderate-intensity physical activity can actually prevent a decline in function, even restoring health. However, some people with arthritis may be reluctant to exercise because of joint pain after activity. You can take various steps to relieve pain, such as heat and cold therapy, or pain relievers, making it easier for you to exercise and stay active. In www.dynamic-physical-therapy.com

addition tophysical therapy,choosenon–impactexercisessuchasbicycling, swimmingorwaterexercise.Furthermore, researchshows thatevenmodest weight loss combined with exercise is more effective in decreasing pain and restoring function than either weight loss or exercise alone. If you are suffering with arthritis pain, call us today and discover how we can relieve your pain, returning you to a more active, pain-free lifestyle!

SERVICES • Pre & post surgical rehab • General orthopedics • Sprains & strain overuse • Work related injuries • Vestibular rehabilitation • Back & neck pain SPECIALTIES

• Neurological disorders • Balance training • Post MVA • Hand therapy • Work conditioning •Posturalcorrection (ergonomics)

INSURANCE Star t Feeling Better Today! We accept and bill most insurances, but not limited to: • Regence • Blue Cross • Medicare • Medicaid of WA and ID • TriCare • VA/Champus • Auto injury • Workman’s Compensation

• Manual Therapy • Kinesio Taping

• Myofascial Release • Trigger Point Therapy •Pre-natal&Perinatal (Women’sHealth)

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Patient Success Spotlight

“I have to tell you, after having major surgery on my left foot Jo got me up and going! She is a wonderful PT that knows and does her job very well! Thanks Jo!” - Jeff P. “Got me up and going!”

An insurance deductible is the amount of money that you must pay beforeyour insurancecompanypaysforyourmedicalservices. Ifyour 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. HAVE YOU MET YOUR DEDUCTIBLE?

Do you or someone you know suffer from hip, knee or leg pain? As a current or past patient you have access to this valuable information, at your fingertips. Start feeling better today in the privacy of your home. Go to www.dynamic-physical-therapy.com/kneebook for your free download. This is the easiest way to get this information to our patients. Download and share with friends and family today!

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