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A L S O I N S I D E : HOW VCMPT CAN HELP HIP, LEG, & KNEE PAIN • FUN & GAMES • EXERCISE ESSENTIALS PATIENT SUCCESS SPOTLIGHT • STAFF NEWS Overcoming Hip, Leg, & Knee Pain

Overcoming Hip, Leg, & Knee Pain

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Yourhips,knees,and lower legsare tough—but injurieshappen.Your hipsandkneesare large joints thatsupportyourbody’sweight.They work in close coordination, giving us the mobility we need. Pain can occur from arthritis, injury, or age. If you’re experiencing hip, knee, or leg pain, call us to schedule a closer look. What Causes Hip, Knee and Leg Pain? Hip, knee and leg pain are surprisingly common. While the source canarise fromvarious issues,anewstudyshows that72%ofhipand knee pain originates from your lower back. If you are experiencing pain in any part of your leg, pinpointing the exact spot can help you determine the cause. Vineyard Complementary Medicine has pinpointed several leading causes of hip, knee, and leg pain. While many causes exist, the most likely are:

cushion as cartilage may wear down, so it is important to maintain good strength in supporting musculature. What Are the Symptoms? While leg pain is noticeable by an array of symptoms, several come to mind. Aching, stiffness, and a decreased range-of-motion around the hip, groin, back, or thigh may be a sign of deeper problems within your joints. Sometimes, inactivity and overactivity can lead to instances of pain. If you’re limping, lurching, or are experiencing bad balance, contact us to schedule a consult. While some hip, knee, and leg pains go away quickly, those lasting longer than several days may be hinting at a deeper issue. If you are having trouble completing recreational activities or activities around the home, let us know if we can help.

• Tendonitis • Pinched Nerves • Osteoporosis

• Arthritis • Overused Muscles • Muscle Weakness • Sprains and Strains

Sources https://www.mayoclinic.org/symptoms/hip-pain/basics/when-to-see-doctor/sym-20050684 https://www.everydayhealth.com/hip-pain/hip-pain-and-your-body.aspx https://www.health.harvard.edu/pain/knees-and-hips-a-troubleshooting-guide-to-knee-and-hip- pain

Whilesomecausesaremoresevere thanothers,aphysical therapist can identify your cause of pain. As the body ages, joints have less

Call Vineyard Complementary Medicine at 508.693.3800 to schedule your appointment today!

How VCMPT Can Help Hip, Leg, & Knee Pain Physical therapists can help patients decrease pain and increase mobility when they are suffering from pain or stiffness in their hips, knees or legs. In doing so, they will perform manual therapy to increase joint mobility and flexibility of surrounding muscles. They will prescribe exercises to strengthen the muscles responsible for support around the hip and knee joints.

Print sudoku http://1sudoku.com A good physical therapy program can also assist with post-operative treatment. If you have had a total knee or hip replacement, an ACL or meniscal repair or other surgical procedure, your therapist can help you reclaim full mobility—and a healthy lifestyle. From start to finish, they are dedicated to your ongoing wellness. On every level, physical therapy serves to enhance the patient’s quality of life. Contact us to schedule an evaluation with one of our physical therapists and let them help you pave the road to recovery. 1 8 2 9

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Are you struggling with hip, leg, or knee pain? Schedule your free consultation today by calling 508.693.3800 and start your recovery!

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Patient Success Spotlight

Workshops & Screenings!

How To Live Pain-Free

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Wednesday, June 19 • 6:00-7:00pm Seating limited; reservation suggested. Spend an hour to see how your pain of motion can be addressed throughvarious treatments,exercises and simple techniques. Acupuncture Clinic $20 Tuesdays 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm Limited to 8 people a session, our weekly clinic can help relieve stress, reduce pain, help with emotional issues/PTSD and work as a powerful adjunct todetoxprograms foralcohol,drugs,pain meds, tobacco, sugar, and food. Call 508.693.3800 or go to www.vcmpt.com to reserve your seat!

“Mytwo incrediblycompetentspecialist; Barbara and Kris, approached me with excitement! “Max, we want to combine your Reiki and Massage session all in one rather than 2-hour sessions. I immediately wondered how they could accomplish this. Well, I felt better with the “all in one approach” and realized the same benefit in one session that I gotten in two visits. This is not a momentary euphoric feeling; it’s still present when I meet my super stars the next week!” - Matt

Staff News

BioMats Are Now Available at VCM!

Next time you’re in the office, be sure to register to win your own handheld percussion massager–the one used by the pros! Don’t hesitate! The drawing will be held on the Summer Solstice – Friday, June 21st ! Have You Entered our MyoBuddy Raffle? BioMats™ are now available at VCM! With over two and a half million sold worldwide, your BioMat™ will provide cutting- edge technology combining the healing properties of amethyst crystals, the deep penetrating heat of far infrared rays, and negative ion therapy. BioMats™ relieve minor muscle pain, increases blood circulation, reduces stress and fatigue, supports the immune system and reduced inflammation. Ask us about it the next time you’re in the office.

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Continuing Education Scotty Savoie, PT, Susie Radcliffe, PTA and Susan Sanford, PT attended The McKenzie Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy Part A Lumbar Spine, an evidence-based diagnosis and treatment program that very effectively helps relieve lower back pain and sciatica.

Susie Radcliffe will join Ty Romjin in completing her Zero Balancing Certification in June 2019. Zero Balancing (ZB) is a structural alignment and energy balancing treatment based on the premise that the human body could be affected by bodily manipulations, so bringing health benefits. The practice teaches that currents of energy are stored within the human skeleton, and that this affects both physical and mental wellbeing. Let Ty and Susie introduce Zero Balancing into your wellness plan.

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Summer Staff Leslee Olender, Physical Therapist, will return for her third summer with us at VCM starting July 1st. Leslee brings an amazing skill set with her extraordinary manual therapy skills, her instrument assisted tissue release techniques and her highly effective functional movement training style. If you have worked with Leslee previously and want to get on her schedule call us asap to set up your schedule. We are looking forward to a great summer!

Best Wishes Greig! Everyone at VCM want to wish Greig Andrews and his son Grayson all the best as they head off island to move closer to their family. Greig has been a great addition to our team and he will be missed dearly. We wish them both all the best on their new adventures! Next month, we will introduce you to our newest staff member, Amity Bubbins, DC.

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