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• Finding Relief After Total Joint Replacement

• Total Joint Replacement And Physical Therapy

• Patient Success Spotlight

• Free Injury Consultation

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Finding Rel ief After Total Joint Replacement

If you have received a total joint replacement of the knee or hip, physical therapy can benefit you. Our clinic provides joint replacement physical therapy rehabilitation to those whose mobility is limited due to a replacement procedure, or even those who experience impairing joint pain without having gone through replacement surgery yet.

be addressed through surgical treatment, depending on how critical the damage was. • Live with chronic shooting pains. If your pain is constantly affecting your daily life and no other treatments have seemed to help, your doctor may suggest surgery. If you believe you may be in need of total joint replacement surgery, it is important to discuss that with your primary physician first. If you have already received total joint replacement surgery, it is likely that your primary physician will refer you to a physical therapist for part of your recovery treatment.

If your knee and/or hip joints are a constant source of pain, Northern Physical Therapy can help provide you with some relief.

Do I need total joint replacement? Total joint replacement surgery is typically recommended for those who: • Have severe joint damage. This is typically due to arthritic debilitation, either from osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis. • Experienced a severe trauma to the joint(s). Some injuries can only

Contact our office today to schedule a consultation, and figure out how physical therapy can help you!

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TOTAL JOINT REPLACEMENT AND PHYSICAL THERAPY

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Physical therapy will be important in the rehabilitation process after the total joint replacement of your knee or hip. Your physical therapist will provide a treatment plan for you that will assist in restoring your range of motion, flexibility, strength, endurance, and overall mobility of the affected joint. Physical therapy treatments can also benefit you both before AND after your procedure, in order to make sure that your recovery process is as smooth as possible. Your initial appointment will consist of a physical evaluation to determine what course of treatment will be best for your needs. Your physical therapist will create a specialized treatment plan based on your evaluation, aimed at rehabilitation and bringing you back to your optimum physical health. At first, your treatment plan will consist of passive physical therapy, which is primarily focused on pain relief and recovery. This may include

manual therapy, gentle therapeutic exercises, or any other combination of treatment services that your physical therapist deems for your treatment plan. After your passive therapy, you will continue into active physical therapy treatments. These will include strengthening exercises that you will do with the aid of your physical therapist, in addition to at-home treatments that you will do on your own at home. These will all help in making your recovery as quick and comfortable as possible, so your knee or hip can get back to its normal level of function! How can I get started? If you believe you could benefit from our total joint replacement rehabilitation services, contact Northern Physical Therapy today. We will get you back to living your best life, free from pain and limiting knee or hip pain!

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DAIRY FREE RANCH SALAD DRESSING & DIP

INSTRUCTIONS Place the cashews in water and soak overnight in the fridge. Drain and rinse the nuts, the place them in a blender or food processor with the almond milk, garlic, and vinegar. Blend 1-2 minutes adding water as needed to get the consistency you want. Add the rest of the ingredients and blend on low another minute. Recipe from: http://ournutritionkitchen.com/salads/dairy-free-ranch-salad- dressing-dip/

INGREDIENTS • 1cupraw,unsaltedcashewpieces • ¼ cup plain, unsweetened, almond milk (or leave out if you want a thicker dip) • 1 clove garlic, minced

• 3 Tablespoons chives, chopped • 3 Tablespoons parsley, chopped • 3 teaspoons raw apple cider vinegar • Sea salt to taste

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Exercise Essential

Patient Success Spotlight

HIP ADDUCTOR STRETCH

Improve the strength and coordination of your hip muscles. Begin in the side lunge position as shown. Your leg should be out to the side and slightly behind you, both feet flat on the floor. Keeping your back straight, lunge deeper to the side until you feel a stretch along the inside of your leg.

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“You feel like it’s home after a few visits.” “Northern Physical Therapy is a very professional practice. You get to know your trainer personally and it’s such a comfortable experience - I highly recommend! You feel like it’s home after just a few visits. I always look forward to going to physical therapy because of this place.” - A.W.

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Come Back In For An Evaluation Whether you want to come in for a check-up, suffered a recent injury or you want to improve your health, you can choose the physical therapy practice you want! Come back to Northern Physical Therapy for a consultation today!

9 Ways To Strengthen Your Body Against Viruses Like COVID-19

The best way to keep your body healthy during this time is to stay moving and reduce inflammation. Being sedentary and making poor diet choices has the potential to hurt your immune system and make you a target for sickness and disease. 9 ways to strengthen your body against viruses like COVID-19: 1. Wash your hands. 2. Decide to get up and get moving. 3. Eat nutrition rich food. 4. Drink plenty of water. 5. Don’t smoke. 6. Get a good amount of rest. 7. Stretch. 8. Take frequent breaks for breathing exercises. Inhale and exhale deeply. 9. Continue your home exercise program 2-3 times per week. In order to be healthy, there needs to be a large emphasis on movement. When your body is flexible, strong, well-balanced, and fueled by a nutritious diet, it is able to fight infection and reduce the impact of viruses. We are dedicated to helping you live the best life you can. During this time, if you cannot make it to your physical therapy appointments, continue your exercises at home. We care for you and remember you are part of our physical therapy family.

Good For A FREE Injury Consultation Beat Aches & Pains!

Mention or bring in this coupon for a FREE Consultation with one of our physical therapy specialists! • Recent injury • Nagging aches and pains at work • Back and neck pain • Joint pain and movement problems • Walking or balance difficulties while working

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