AgeWell: Relieving Low Back Hip and Knee Arthritis Pain

WHAT OUR PAT I ENT S AR E SAY I NG

RECEIVE THERAPY IN YOUR HOME! AgeWell PT and LiveWell OT offer in-home physical therapy and occupational therapy services. If you have difficulty traveling or leaving your home, these services are for you! These services are also covered by Medicare. I N - OF F I CE SPECIAL TEST ING SERV I CES AgeWell PT offers in-house electrodiagnostic testing and musculoskeletal diagnostic ultrasound testing for all of our patients. We hope our therapy patients take advantage of these tests to improve their rate of recovery and therapy outcome.

Reuben L. from Island Park enjoyed being active and independent until unfortunately he endured multiple strokes. After emerging from in-patient rehab he was happy to be back to the familiarity of home, but he was frustrated with his significant balance and mobility limitations. Reuben’s home care nurse told him about the services offered at AgeWell / LiveWell, but he was sceptical because he had been to other PT offices in the past and was not satisfied. Reuben decided to give it a try and was promptly evaluated forbothphysicalandoccupational therapyservices.Reubencould

not be happier with his decision to come to AgeWell / LiveWell. When asked about his experience he stated, “It has been a great experience! The staff have been encouraging, pleasant and kind to me. The people here are not just going through the motions, they truly care about you!” Since coming to AgeWell / LiveWell, Reuben has had excellent attendance and has worked hard under the supervision of his physical and occupational therapists. He is proud to say that his balance and walking have greatly improved as well as his ability to perform daily functional activities. Reuben was eager to point out that he has been to four other therapy offices in the past and nothing comes close to the quality of care he receives at AgeWell / LiveWell. The staff of AgeWell / LiveWell is pleased to serve patients like Reuben and guide them through their unique path to recovery. We would like to wish Reuben and his family a truly happy holiday season and only good health in the New Year. Congratulations on all your hard work and achievements Reuben and we hope you keep it up in 2019!

ROQU E F ORT P E AR SA L AD INGREDIENTS

• 1/2 cup pecans • 1/3 cup olive oil

• 1 head leaf lettuce, torn • 3 pears • 5 ounces Roquefort cheese • 1 avocado • 1/2 cup sliced green onions • 1/4 cup white sugar

• 3 tablespoons vinegar • 1 1/2 teaspoons sugar • 1 1/2 teaspoons mustard • 1 clove garlic, chopped • 1/2 teaspoon salt

INSTRUCTIONS In a skillet over medium heat, stir 1/4 cup of sugar together with the pecans. Continue stirring gently until sugar has melted and caramelized the pecans. Carefully transfer nuts onto waxed paper. Allow to cool, and break into pieces. For the dressing, blend oil, vinegar, 1 1/2 teaspoons sugar, mustard, chopped garlic, salt, and pepper. In a large serving bowl, layer lettuce, pears, blue cheese, avocado, and green onions. Pour dressing over salad, sprinkle with pecans, and serve.

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E X E R C I S E E S S E N T I A L S TRY THIS EXERCISE TO HELP LOOSEN TIGHT KNEES

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KNEE EXTENSION STRETCH While sitting, tighten your top thigh muscle to press the back of your knee downward towards the ground. Always consult your physical therapist or physician before starting exercises you are unsure of doing.

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