AgeWell: Relieving Low Back Hip and Knee Arthritis Pain

5 WA Y S T O H E L P Y O U R A R T H R I T I S PA I N

There are many things you can do to reduce your aches and pains from arthritis, without losing mobility and/or function. You may be experiencing pain from arthritis because of stiff joints, muscles and other tissues in your body. Your muscles can becomeweak, therefore not supporting the arthritic joints. Our physical therapy treatments promote muscle strength, improve range of motion, increase mobility and ease pain. In addition, pairing your treatments with the following can also help you get you back to doing the things you love to do: 1. Continued Self-Treatment - Whenyourtreatment is over, our experts will have equipped you with the knowledge and exercises you need to continue your progress on your own. 2. Weight Management - Maintaining your recommended weight or losing weight if you are overweight can lessen your pain by reducing stress on your affected joints. Weight loss specifically helps ease pressure onweight-bearing joints such as the hips and knees.

footwear and braces can reduce pain and improve walking or even running. 4. Temperature - Many people find the heat of awarm bath, heat pack or paraffin bath eases arthritis pain. Others find relief in cold packs. Still others prefer alternating the two. Learn more about what can work best for you by talking to our Physical Therapy specialists. 5. PhysicalActivity- Exercise has been proven to help reduce arthritis painwhile increasing strength and function. Knowing the right kind of exercises to do is the key. Talking with our physical therapists will point you in the right direction. Find out more about howwe can help ease your arthritis pain by calling us today!

Call AgeWell Physical Therapy at 516.488.8808 to schedule an appointment and help relieve your nagging arthritis pain.

3. Shoes / Braces - If arthritis affects your knee, special

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S TA F F SPOT L I GH T

AgeWell / Livewell would like to highlight a vital member of the therapy team. Evangelos Zahos from Lindenhurst touches many lives each day in his role as a therapy tech. His position exposes him to patients working hard to recover from injuries, surgeries and falls. Through Evan’s experiences as a starting college football player and with a bachelor’s degree in

training schedule to improve his own physical abilities. Being a receiver on one of the country’s most competitive flag football teams, Evan must keep himself in optimal physical condition. With games nearly every weekend and frequently out of state, his schedule keeps him in motion seven days per week. While at work in the therapy office, Evan is known for his kindness and compassion towards patients, but on the field of play, he is best known for his incredible speed and seemingly impossible catches. Some of Evan’s amazing football receptions have even gone viral and can be viewed on-line. While Evan continues to explore his options and future in football, he also has his eye on graduate school and dreams of one day opening a training facilitywhere he can help others reach their optimal level of physical performance. The staff and therapists at AgeWell / LiveWell feel fortunate to have a person of Evan’s caliber working alongside of them. If you ever have an opportunity to meet Evan ask him about some of those amazing football moments and he may even share a brief video clip!

nutrition, he brings a great deal of knowledge and insight to his interactions with patients. Each day Evan assists patients and encourages them to perform at their optimal level to help them achieve their unique therapy goals. When Evan is not at the office helping patients improve themselves, he can be found at the gym following a grueling

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