HEALTH &WELLNESS NEWSLETTER
STEPHEN BRITTAIN , PT, DPT, OCS GET TO KNOW OUR TEAM
Stephen was born and raised in Lake Charles, LA. He graduated fromBarbe High School and received his Doctor of PhysicalTherapy Degree fromTexasWoman’s University. Stephen continued his post graduate training and received his Orthopedic Certified Specialist Designation from the ABPTS. Stephen enjoys lecturing at our community workshops as well as state physical therapy meetings. During his me time, he trains for and competes in short distance triathlons.
Stephen truly understands the importance of every joint and muscle in our bodies and utilizes his background and training as a ASCA Level 3 swim coach, manual therapist, athlete, and all around fun guy to help patients reach their goals. OUR SERVICES • Orthopedics • Manual Therapy • Sports Rehab • Edema/Lymphedema Management • Geriatrics • Vestibular & Balance Rehab • Pediatrics • Women’s Health • Wellness and Fitness • Pilates • Weight management • Mental health • Stress management www.partnersinpt.com
HEALTH &WELLNESS NEWSLETTER
It’s time to say goodbye to shoulder, elbow and wrist pain once and for all. Identifying the cause of your pain and taking steps to combat ill habits that may be contributing to your discomfort can have a significant impact on your quality of life. Wave goodbye to pain in your hands, wrists, elbows and shoulders with targeted techniques from your experienced physical therapists. What is Causing the Pain? Think about the tasks that make up the majority of your day-to-day life. It is often said that life in the 21st century is way easier on the body than life during any other time in human history — and it’s true that there is a fair amount of evidence to support this idea. Rather than spending all of your days working in a factory or on a farm, the vast majority of Americans work indoors, often at a computer for a predetermined number of hours week after week. But this new lifestyle isn’t exactly harmless for the body, either. There are plenty of ways in which the common tasks of 21st-century life put the body under a great deal of stress. Sedentary lifestyles frequently contribute to weight gain, which increases your risk for a long list of obesity-related diseases. This puts additional stress on your body, which could result in pain in crucial joints like your shoulders, elbows and yes, even your wrists. But even aside from that, there are a lot of potential issues that your body can face as a result of sedentary behavior in the workplace — including shoulder, IMPROVE YOURWORK ETHICWITH SHOULDER PAIN RELIEF INSIDE: •Getting A Handle of Shoulder, Elbow, & Wrist Pain • Relieve Shoulder Pain In Minutes • Patient Success Spotlight • Ideal Protein Recipe
Whether you have hurt your shoulder, elbow, or wrist or have been suffering for a long time, seeing a physical therapist at Partners In PhysicalTherapy can help you return to a more active and pain-free life. Give us a call at 337-439-3344 today!
elbow and wrist pain.
Shoulder, elbow and wrist injuries are especially common as a result of workplace injury and overuse. While it is sometimes possible to take action to prevent an injury from developing, it is especially important to be able to recognize when an injury develops and to understand ways that you can combat that injury by identifying what may have caused the pain to develop in the first place. Common issues that can lead to shoulder, wrist and elbow pain include: • Issues with poor posture • Carpal tunnel syndrome, which can develop from overuse of the wrist and regular, repetitive motions, such as typing • Heavy lifting
• Athletic injuries • Muscle sprain • Muscle strain • Dislocation or hyperextension of the joints
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GETTING A HANDLE OF SHOULDER, ELBOW, &WRIST PAIN
One of the biggest concerns regarding pain in the shoulder, elbow and wrist is that it is difficult to impossible to actually allow these parts of the body time to rest. Every movement and action requires these body parts — and when the pain develops in both arms, as it often does, treating the pain becomes even more complicated. It is impossible to care for your basic needs without involving your shoulder or wrist, let alone get through a day at the office. This is why so many issues regarding pain in the shoulder, elbows and wrists typically become chronic. Since it is difficult to allow these body parts time to properly rest, they continue being overused and the pain can actually worsen. Treating Shoulder, Elbow and Wrist Pain. Addressing the pain early on is the best way to prevent an issue from becoming chronic. Turning to medication and braces for pain management is not a long-term solution and will only push off the inevitable truth — that you need to find a solution for the problem that is causing you pain. Physical therapy is the ideal tool for support in this regard. Working with a physical therapist will provide you with an opportunity to understand what movements may be causing further discomfort, and can help you to strengthen the surrounding muscles while improving range of motion, which together will likely alleviate some of the pain associated with your injury. Don’t assume that pain in your shoulder, elbows or wrists will go away on
its own. It is more common for the pain to worsen, and compensating for the pain by overusing the opposite arm can cause further injury to develop. For support with learning how to manage the pain, and to learn exercises and techniques that can help you overcome the injury and restore proper strength and functionality to your shoulders, elbows and wrists, contact your physical therapist.
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ASPARAGUS AND CURRY EGG CASSEROLE
INGREDIENTS • 24 egg whites • 3/4 lbs ham, cooked and cubed • 8 cups asparagus
• 1/2 tsp garlic, minced • 1 tsp olive oil • 1 tsp white vinegar • 4 tsp curry paste
DIRECTIONS Cook asparagus in salted, boiling water until tender. Lightly mix egg whites with curry paste and seasoning. Pour into oiled casserole dish with cubed ham. Place in bain-marie, in a 375-degree oven for 10 minutes or until egg whites are set. Place asparagus in an oven-safe dish. Baste with olive oil and garlic. Salt and pepper. Bake for 5 minutes or until hot. Top eggs with asparagus. NOTE: A Bain Marie is a cooking container holding hot water, into which a pan is placed for slow cooking. Usually used in the oven. Try this recipe and many others as a part of our medically developed ketogenic weight loss and weight management protocol at Partners. Losing weight can be a challenge, but the process of weight loss is simple.The Ideal Protein Ketogenic Weight Loss Protocol is a medically developed 4 phase protocol containing 2 key components – weight loss and a healthier lifestyle education so that you are empowered to sustain your weight loss results over your life course.
Patient Success Spotlight
FREE SHOULDER PAIN WORKSHOP
SEPTEMBER 11TH Partners In Physical Therapy will present the Shoulder Pain Workshop will be held Wednesday, Septemebr 11th at our clinic. Register today! Limited seats available. ATTENTION SHOULDER PAIN SUFFERERS!
“Therapy has strengthened my shoulder and eliminated the pain!” “When I began therapy, I was waking up at night with pain in my left shoulder/rotator cuff. Having already had the right shoulder repaired, I wanted to avoid another surgery. The therapy/exercises have strengthened that shoulder and eliminated the pain. I now am using my shoulder rather than guarding it from use. Now I can do my grocery shopping much easier—removing items from shelves, loading the cart, etc. with the advantage of using both arms. My strength has actually improved in both arms, so general housework has become easier to do.” - Mary F.
Don’t delay! Register by calling 337-439-3344
If you’re confused about what to do and looking for answers, here’s some of what you’ll learn:
your shoulder pain (and save you a ton of time & money). • What successful treatment and permanent relief looks like without the side effects of medications, injections or surgery.
• The Single Biggest #1 Mistake patients with shoulder pain make which actually stops them from improvement in relief… • A way to pick the right treatment for the cause of
Relieve Shoulder Pain In Minutes Try this movement if you are experiencing shoulder pain.
SLEEPER STRETCH Start by lying on your side with the affected arm on the bottom. Your affected arm should be bent at the elbow and forearm pointed upwards towards the ceiling as shown. Next, use your unaffected arm to gently draw your affected forearm towards the table or bed.
If this exercise does not provide you relief/help, please consider an evaluation to see if we can identify the source of your pain.Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4
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