OBTS Total Knee Replacement

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Hello OBTS Friends-

'Hope you not only survived the Holidays but most of all made the best out of it and enjoyed your time with family and friends.

2019 is right around the corner. My hope and wish for you and your family is that you get a great healthy start to the year. Along those lines, we have 2 big events coming up in January to help you get that great start. Arlan Alburo, PT, DPT, MTC

December 2018 Inside This Newsletter • MessageFromArlan • StaffSpotlight • 2ndAnnualHealthyYOUHealthFair AllDayEvent • PatientSpotlights • HealthyRecipe • TipsOnGroceryShoppingForHealthyOptions

We are hosting the FREE Joint Replacement Consult Event from January 14-16 across all our 4 locations.

On Saturday January 19, we will host our 2nd Healthy You Health Fair at Indiana Wesleyan University-Merrillville campus.

Look for info on both events inside this newsletter.

Our goal is to serve you with such a great experience that you:

To your unhindered life in 2019,

1. Thank the person who sent you here AND 2. Refer people that you care about to us

Arlan Alburo

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During the event, workshop-style classes and training will be delivered on the most requested topics based on our client surveys. Here’s the schedule…Saturday January 19, 2019. 9:00 How to Use the Power of Laser Light for Natural Healing 10:00 Top 5 Natural Vitamins and Supplements for Pain Relief, Better Sleep, and Higher Energy 11:00 How to Get Your Spine to Last 110 Years and Conquer Back Pain and Sciatica 12:00 Peripheral Neuropathy: There is Hope 1:00 Get Steadier on Your Feet and Have Better Balance in 2019 2:00 Overcome Shoulder Pain and Get Back Your Fun Self 3:00 What's All This Craze About CBD Oil? Learn if CBD Oil is For You You may attend multiple classes...but you do need to register. Limited to 50 attendees per class. Call 219-310-8278 or 219-301-7961 to save your spot today.


• 1 tsp bottled minced garlic • 1 (14.5 ounce) can no-salt-added diced tomatoes • 1 (8 ounce) can no-salt- added tomato sauce • 1 cup water • 4½ tsp chili powder

INGREDIENTS • 1 tsp garlic-herb, salt-free seasoning blend • 1 tsp ground cumin • ⅛ tsp salt • 1 (15 ounce) can kidney beans • 1 cup frozen mixed

vegetables • ¼ cup light sour cream • Fresh cilantro (optional) • ⅛ tsp chili powder (optional) • 1 tsp canola oil • 1 cup chopped onion • 1 cup green sweet pepper • 2 cloves garlic

Have YouMet Your Deductible Yet? Have you met your annual insurance deductible or out of pocket maximum? If you have, your therapy may be free or you may have just a small co-payment. How do you check to see if you have met these limits? You can call your insurance and ask them or you can call us and we will gladly check your benefits for you.

DIRECTIONS Lightlycoatanunheated largesaucepanorDutchovenwithnonstickcookingspray.Preheat over medium-high heat. Add oil; swirl to coat bottom of pan. Add onion, sweet pepper, and garlic to hot pan; cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until pepper is tender, stirring often. If necessary, reduceheat topreventburning.Addundraineddiced tomatoes, tomatosauce, the water, the chili powder, the seasoning blend, cumin, and salt. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Cover and simmer for 15 minutes. Stir in beans and mixed vegetables. Return to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, uncovered, about 10 minutes more or until vegetables are tender. If desired, top individual servings with sour cream and/or cilantro and sprinkle with the chili powder.

Special Thanks to Those Below Who Gave the Gift of Health, by Referring a Friend or Family Member

Mary Ann Wagner

Margaret Bender Sharon Keene

Judy Jensen Bill Burger Carol Minich Janice Ladewski

Melissa Brown Deborah Niksch Anita Way Linda Cathcart

Arlene Lynch Dan Urschel Dan Oury Lucretia Tolliver

Alreda Kurz Mary Dooley


"My knee is much stronger and I am very close to being pain free." "I was diagnosed with arthritis in my right knee in early January. When I first came to OBTS I was in quite a bit of pain and had significant stiffness. My Therapy has consisted of muscle massage around my knee, stretching and strengthening exercises ice and e-stim. The routine became more intense as time went on, but it's made a real difference. My knee is much stronger and I am very close to being pain free. The entire staff is very kind and professional. I feel great about my experience at OBTS." -K. A.

"Thank you OBTS for making me feel 10 years younger."

"Happier than I've been in the last ten years!"

"I am back to bowling and can be on my feet for longer periods of time." "I am able to do more walking and shopping at a time. I have noticed I have been able to stand for longer periods of time to converse with friends. I am back to bowling and can be on my feet for longer periods of time. Able to get around with friends to do things with them." -M. C.

"After suffering a back injury that left me in a lot of pain and numbness in my left leg, OBTS did a great job of fixing my problem. I am now playing racquetball and golf better than I have in years. They did such a good job fixing my back, I returned to have them work on my neck instead of getting another steroid injection. It was not long before my neck was also feeling better and I could have full range of motion. Thank you OBTS for making me feel 10 years younger." -L. J.

"Three months ago things were not good. Difficult to walk or stand for ten minutes; too difficult to wade the Au Sable for trout; and golf gamedeteriorating. Iwasbornwith scoliosis which lead to both knees, right hip prosthetics and five spinal fusions since '09. Research and my Dr.'s recommendation led me to OBTS. WOW sixteen sessions of therapy and laser treatment has me happier than I've been in the last ten years. Many thanks to Noel and his terrific staff. Fish, hunt, golf!" -Dr. Greg MacDonald

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Become supermarket savvy by creating checklists for making healthier food choices in every department of your supermarket: P roduce. Spend the most time in the produce section, the first area you encounter in most grocery stores. Choose a rainbow of colorful fruits and vegetables. The colors reflect the different vitamin, mineral, and phytonutrient content of each fruit or vegetable. Meat, Fish, and Poultry. The American Heart Association recommends two servings of fish a week. Be sure to choose lean cuts of meat (like round, top sirloin, and tenderloin), opt for skinless poultry, and watch your portion sizes. Dairy. Dairy foods are an excellent source of bone-building calcium and vitamin D. There are plenty of low-fat and nonfat options to help you get three servings a day, including drinkable and single-serve tube yogerts, and pre-portioned cheeses. If you enjoy higher-fat cheeses, no problem -- just keep your portions small. HEALTHY OPTIONS Tips On Grocery Shopping For

3 Simple Shopping Rules Spend less hours in the grocery store by following these rules:

1. Shop the perimeter of the grocery store, where fresh foods like fruits, vegetables, dairy, meat, and fish are usually located. Avoid the center aisles where junk foods lurk. 2. Choose “real” foods, such as 100% fruit juice or 100% whole-grain items with as little processing and as few additives as possible. If you want more salt or sugar, add it yourself. 3. Plan ahead for success. Before you set out for the market, plan your meals for the week, and create a list to shop from. It takes a few minutes, but saves time in running back to the store for missing ingredients.

Stiff Knee Syndrome (in medical lingo, Arthrofibrosis) This condition can occur after surgery on the knee, such as a knee replacement. Over time, scar tissue builds up inside the knee, causing the knee joint to shrink and tighten. Scar tissue from stiff knee syndrome can severely impact your knee’s range of motion. In the most severe instances, it can result in a permanent inability to bend and straighten the knee. Which then results in weakness of that knee and hip, and eventually cause issues in your lower back. We’ve even seen patients develop sciatica from it. So how do you know if you have stiff knee syndrome? • You walk with a bent knee • There is an increased amount of pain in your knee which could be the result of stiff knee syndrome, especially when it occurs along with reduced flexibility. • There is swelling in the soft tissue around your knee. This is different than swelling due to fluid buildup. Successful Recovery from Total Knee Replacement FREE Check Up Event So by request, I’m hosting the Successful Recovery from Total Knee Replacement FREE Check Up Event on the following dates and locations: • Valparaiso: Monday January 14, 2018 from 1:00 to 5:00 PM (3125 Calumet Ave., Suite 8- next to the Valpo YMCA) • La Porte: Tuesday January 15 from 1:00 to 5:00 PM (1405 E. Lincolnway Suite B- across Route 2 from Walmart) • Highland: Tuesday January 15 from 1:00 to 5:00 PM (2144 45th St. -in the Porte De Leau Plaza) • Crown Point: Wednesday January 16 from 1:00 to 5:00 PM (11055 Broadway Suite E -in the On Broadway Complex, south of 109th)

Here’s some of what you’ll learn during the event: • The #1 risk factor for developing severe stiffness and how you can combat this

• The top 3 things you can do to prevent Stiff Knee Syndrome and not have to worry about it • Why this one thing you do before surgery can improve your chances of a quicker recovery by 29% • The 3 most effective simple do-it-yourself techniques to ensure successful recovery from total knee replacement • And how NASA Technology can help get you to the “new” you quickly and easily following total knee replacement So call my office now to reserve your spot. Due to the interactive nature of this event, we are limiting attendance to only 12 spots.

• 219-202-2500 in Valparaiso • 219-301-7961 in Highland • 219-203-3100 in Crown Point • 219-380-0809 in La Porte


Dr. Arlan Alburo, PT, DPT, MTC

PS- Call my office NOW to reserve your spot for the Successful Recovery from Total Knee Replacement FREE Check Up Event.

HOW TO ENSURE SUCCESSFUL RECOVERY FROM TOTAL KNEE REPLACEMENT SURGERY Free Check Up Event on JANUARY 14-16 Reveals the Single Biggest #1 Secret To Ensure Successful Recovery from Total Knee Replacement

Dear NW Indiana Neighbor, This event is for you if: • You’re considering total knee joint replacement surgery

• You want to ensure you have a smooth and successful recovery • You’ve had surgery and are still having issues with your replaced joint • You’ve had a good recovery but want more tips to cover all your bases • You’d like to learn how this revolutionary new technology can help you heal quicker from surgery

Has your knee finally had it? …walking has gotten so excruciating? …stairs have become intimidating? …and you just can’t stand for any length of time anymore?

And it’s not just the pain in your knee, what’s more frustrating is… …missing out on spending quality family time with your spouse, kids and grandkids. …giving up on your hobby…golf, bowling, tennis, shopping, or just plain going out to dinner. …feeling like you’re not the same person anymore. It’s discouraging. Here comes Total Knee Replacement… IS TOTAL KNEE REPLACEMENT FOR YOU? Knee replacement, also called arthroplasty, is a surgical procedure to resurface a knee damaged by arthritis. Metal and plastic parts are used to cap the ends of the bones that form the knee joint, along with the kneecap. The great news is…90% of patients who undergo Total Knee Replacement experience dramatic pain relief… …which allows patients to get back to enjoying the simple things of daily life again! But what can go wrong?

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We help people achieve unhindered lives.


3125 Calumet Ave., Suite 8 Valparaiso, IN 46383

Specializing In: Lower Back Pain • Headaches and Neck Pain • Sciatica and Hip Problems Balance Issues and Difficulty Walking • Dizziness and Vertigo Shoulder Pain • Bursitis and Tendinitis Knee Arthritis and Joint Replacement Plantar Fasciitis • Laser Therapy • Graston Technique and More! We help you achieve an unhindered life.

219-548-8770 3125 Calumet Ave., Suite 8 Valparaiso, IN 46383 219-310-8278 11055 Broadway, Suite B Crown Point, IN 46307 219-380-0809 1405 East Lincolnway, Suite B La Porte, IN 46350 219-386-4488 2144 45th St. Highland IN 46322

IS TOTAL KNEE REPLACEMENT FOR YOU? Reveals the Single Biggest #1 Secret To Ensure Successful Recovery from Total Knee Replacement Free Check Up Event on JANUARY 14-16


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