NEWSLETTER Health & Wellness Newsletter
JOG TOWARDS HIP & KNEE PAIN RELIEF
INSIDE: • Jump Start Into A Hip & Knee Recovery Plan • Relieve Hip Pain In Minutes • Patient Success Spotlight • Healthy Recipe • Why you Need Physical Therapy
• Occupational Therapy • Physical Therapy
• Speech Therapy • And More!
JUMP START INTO A HIP & KNEE RECOVERY PLAN NEWSLETTER Health & Wellness Newsletter
MarkTwain once said that growing old is an issue of “mind over matter,” but if you struggle with knee or hip pain, then you know that this isn’t true at all. Knee and hip pain can really take the spring out of your step, causing you to move slower and leaving you with pain that becomes more difficult to cope with, step after step. There is an endless list of reasons as to why knee or hip pain may develop, from a slip or fall-related accident to a sports injury or even a car accident. Don’t Wait Until It Is Too Late! When an injury develops, seeking the support of a physical therapist is the best course of action. Working Whether you have hip or knee pain or have been suffering for a long time, seeing a physical therapist at Sports Rehab ProfessionalTherapy Associates can help you return to a more active and pain-free life. Give us a call today: • CHEROKEE: (712) 225-3344 • HORN MEMORIAL HOSPITAL: (712) 364-3311 • POCAHONTAS COMMUNITY HOSPITAL: (712) 335-5238 • STORM LAKE: (712) 732-7724 • LAKES REGIONAL HEALTHCARE: (712) 336-8651 • DENISON: (712) 393-7724
with a physical therapist soon after an injury develops can help reduce your recovery time and improve your ability to cope with the pain and discomfort by introducing you to targeted exercises and stretching techniques that can enhance your ability to recover from the injury. When you are dealing with a knee or hip injury, every step requires more effort than typical. This can really drain your energy level as you attempt to go about doing even basic tasks, such as taking care of your home or walking around the office. What Can Physical Therapy Do to Help? Physical therapy is not a one-stop cure-all for pain management.This is a long-term solution to pain and suffering through the use of targeted exercises and stretching techniques that are designed to strengthen the targeted areas and help the body recover and heal. By identifying the exact points on the body that are not moving as they ought to be, it is possible to make a plan to increase flexibility, motion, strength and even improve coordination. Discover hip and knee pain relief by scheduling an appointment with us today!
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WHY YOU NEED PHYSICAL THERAPY
Are you moving like you should be? Your hips and knees are essential to everyday movement; whether you are sitting, standing, walking or running, you need your hips and knees in great shape. Sometimes, when your hips and knees are in pain, it can cause you to change the way that you are moving, causing you to change the flow and pace of your gait, which is the way that you walk. Other times, prolonged pain can cause you to stop doing movements that are indicative of healthy joints. If you’ve experienced any hip or knee pain and are considering whether physical therapy is a good choice for your health needs, consider the following: • From a standing position, are you able to lean over and touch your toes? If so, then this indicates that you have proper hip and low back flexibility. If not, then you may need to improve your flexibility and joint range of motion, and physical therapy could be helpful. • In a sitting position, can you comfortably cross your legs, leaving your ankle to rest comfortably on the opposite knee? If this is painful, or one knee constantly must be lower than the other, then this may be indicative of knee concerns that could be addressed with physical therapy. • From a standing position, with your feet planted flat on the floor, can you push your body into a squatting position? You should be able to squat all the way down so that your buttocks are almost touching your heels. If you aren’t able to do this, then physical therapy may be helpful in improving your range of motion. • Standing near a wall or countertop, arrange your feet so that you are standing with the heel of one foot touching the toes of the other, as if on a balance beam, and see how long you can stand still. Can you balance for 10 seconds? If not, then physical therapy may be able to improve balance and coordination.
The goal of any physical therapy program is to restore range of motion and improve flexibility and strength while reducing the general experience of pain. Unfortunately, hip and knee injuries often tend to linger. Every movement relies so heavily on the hips and knees that it makes it difficult to allow these joints to actually rest following an injury. Physical therapy provides targeted exercises that support the joints with precise movements that help reinforce strength and range of motion. For more information, contact a physical therapist to learn more about options that will suit your health needs.
Call us today to schedule an appointment!
SPINACH & EGG SWEET POTATO TOAST
INGREDIENTS • 1 large slice sweet potato ( ¼ inch thick) • ⅓ cup cooked spinach
• 1 large egg, fried or poached • ½ teaspoon sliced fresh chives • ½ teaspoon hot sauce
DIRECTIONS Toast sweet potato in a toaster or toaster oven until just cooked through and starting to brown, 12 to 15 minutes. Top with spinach, egg, chives and hot sauce.
Patient Success Spotlight
SEPTEMBER WORKSHOPS SEPTEMBER 18TH & 25TH
FALL PREVENTION WORKSHOP: SEP. 18TH • 12:15-12:45PM Danette and Chandra will present the Fall Prevention Workshop at the Denison clinic. If you’re confused about what to do and looking for answers, here’s some of what you’ll learn: What is fall prevention: its purpose and parts. Common reasons why you should get fall prevention. Tips for expectations on fall prevention. What you can do on your own to prepare for any falls. Who this workshop is for: People who desire to improve their balance and falls naturally. Do you have these following symptoms:
• Dizziness • Confusion • Inactivity • Vision changes
• Vertigo • Faintness or lightheadedness • Poor balance • Past injury
“I have had continued improvements!”
CHILD DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP: SEP. 25TH • 12:15-12:45PM Rachel will present the Child Development Workshop at the Cherokee clinic. Ever wonder how Occupational Therapy helps children with developmental delays?
“I think Sports Rehab is very helpful, friendly and patient. I needed therapy because of two broken hips. I have had continued improvements as a result of my treatments. Courtney is very helpful trying different things to get me walking. Jamie is also helpful when she fills in for Courtney.” - Stanley K.
Who this workshop is for: Parents who desire to learn more about child development. Do you find yourself questioning the following:
• Social skills • Behavioral challenges • Sensory processing • Attentiveness • Best environments
• A child’s progress • Developmental delays • Motor skills • Feeding delays
Relieve Hip Pain In Minutes Try this movement if you are experiencing hip pain.
Don’t delay! Register on our site or by calling Denison: (712) 393-7724 Cherokee: (712) 225-3344
Sign up for a spot and free lunch.
BUTTERFLY STRETCH While in a sitting position, bend your knees and place the bottom of your feet together. Next, slowly let your knees lower towards the floor until a stretch is felt at your inner thighs.
HEADACHES WORKSHOP: Katie will present the Headache Workshop at the Storm Lake clinic.
Don’t delay! Register on our site or by calling
Storm Lake: (712) 732-7724
Sign up by October 17th for a spot and free lunch.
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