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OVERCOMING HIP, LEG, & KNEE PAIN I N S I D E : EXERCISE ESSENTIALS • MEET THE STAFF • HEALTHY RECIPE HOW EXERCISE PROMOTES MENTAL HEALTH
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OVERCOMING HIP, LEG, & KNEE PAIN
Your hips, knees, and lower legs are tough—but injuries happen. Your hips and knees are your largest joints, supporting your body’s weight. They work in close coordination, giving us the mobility we need. Between arthritis, injuries and age, however, pain can flare up. If you’re experiencing hip, knee or leg pain, call us to schedule a closer look. Before you do, however, let’s examine the causes of hip and leg pain. WHAT CAUSES HIP, KNEE, AND LEG PAIN? Hip, knee and leg pain are surprisingly common. Thus, their source can come from a variety of things. If you’re experiencing pain in any part of your leg, pinpointing the exact spot can help you determine the cause. Doctors and Physiotherapists have pinpointed several leading causes of hip, knee and leg pain. While many causes exist, the most likely are:
• Tendonitis • Pinched nerves • Osteoporosis • Cancer
• Arthritis • Dislocation • Hip fracture • Sprains and strains
HAS YOUR PAIN COME BACK?
Perform This Exercise To Improve Leg Strength In Minutes!
1. Call and consult with a physiotherapist at one of our locations to discuss your pain and symptoms.
2. Your physiotherapist may suggest exercises or precautionary measures to relieve or avoid pain. 3. If further assessment is needed to find the cause of your paint, your therapist can schedule an appointment with you.
RUNNER’S STEP Stand in front of a box or step that is below the level of the knee. Step up onto the box and bring the opposite leg up towards your chest. Lower your leg down in a controlled manner. Repeat 6-10 times, alternating legs.
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HOW OUR CLINICS CAN HELP YOU In many cases, Physiotherapy, Massage Therapy, Athletic Therapy and Chiropractic can help patients increase lower limb mobility and relieve their pain. We will show you how to increase your joint ranges of motion and stretch and strengthen the muscles responsible for support. Our multidisciplinary rehabilitation programs can assist with post-operative treatments, too. If you’ve undergone treatment for osteoporosis, dislocation or a fracture, we can help you reclaim full mobility—and reclaim your healthy lifestyle. From start to finish, we are dedicated to your ongoing wellness. On every level, our Doctors and Therapists strive to enhance our patient’s quality of life. We are here to help, and have years of experience in delivering and coordinating every therapy option. Contact one of our providers today, and tell us about your symptoms. We will tell you how we can help!”
While some causes are more severe than others, a Physiotherapist, Chiropractor, Massage Therapist or Athletic Therapist can identify each. As the body ages, joints become inflamed. Cartilage may wear down, reducing the “buffer” between bones and the joints become arthritic. In some cases, limited blood flow may cause bone tissue death, or necrosis. If you’re experiencing redness, inflammation and immobilized joints, the condition may be severe. WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS? While leg pain can be identified by many symptoms, several stick out. Aching or stiffness around the hip, groin, thigh or even your low back may be a sign of deeper problems. Decreased ranges of motion can also be a sign of deeper problems which may later result in hip, knee or leg pain and arthritis. Inactivity can also contribute to immobility—and later pain. If you’re limping, lurching or are experiencing poor balance, contact our office. While some hip, knee and leg pains go away, those lasting longer than several weeks may be hinting at a deeper issue.
Learn more by calling your physiotherapist, or schedule your appointment with us today!
MEET THE STAFF
HEALTHY RECIPE SKINNY ORANGE CREAMSICLES
MICHAEL J. COOK Registered Massage Therapist DR. AMBER PURINS , (H)B.KIN, DC Chiropractor & ART Provider
INGREDIENTS • 2 cups unsweetened Greek yogurt • 1 orange
Michael combines the best aspects of Massage, Acupuncture and Athletic Therapy to provide a safe but aggressive and effective, individualized rehabilitation programs ensuring the patient Dr. Purins is full-body certified in Active Release Tech ique (ART®) and has been trained in Graston soft tissue therapy, Activator, Thompson and Webster adjustment tec niques.
• 1 cup pineapple chunks • 1-2 tsp. vanilla extract • 1 tbsp. honey
reaches their optimal goals quickly and economically. Dr. Purins treats a variety of conditions and injuries throughout the entire musculoskeletal system. She bases her practice on a patient- centered, evidence-based approach utilizing the most up-to-date research, treatment options, and patient education to provide the most comprehensive care possible. As an athlete herself, Amber enjoys treating athletes at all levels of the athletic spectrum from leisure to recreational through to elite competitive athletes. Dr. Purins also has a keen interest in women’s health, pregnancy-related care, post-partum return to activity, and post-natal development.
DIRECTIONS Inahigh-speedblenderor foodprocessor, combine all ingredients. Process until completely smooth. Pour into popsicle molds and freeze until solid. Try swapping the orange with different fruit. Serves 6.
*Blend in spinach for a boost of greens!
H E A L T H+WE L L N E S S N EWS L E T T E R
HOW EXERCISE PROMOTES MENTAL HEALTH Everyone knows that regular exercise is good for the body. But exercise is also one of the most effective ways to improve your mental health. Regular exercise can have a profoundly positive impact on depression, anxiety, ADHD, and more. It also relieves stress, improves memory, helps you sleep better, and boosts overall mood. And you don’t have to be a fitness fanatic to reap the benefits. Research indicates that modest amounts of exercise can make a difference. No matter your age or fitness level, you can learn to use exercise as a powerful tool to feel better. Exercise and ADHD. Exercising regularly is one of the easiest and most effective ways to reduce the symptoms of ADHD and improve concentration, motivation, memory, and mood. Physical activity immediately boosts the brain’s dopamine, norepinephrine, and serotonin levels—all of which affect focus and attention.
Exercise and PTSD and trauma. Evidence suggests that by really focusing on your body and how it feels as you exercise, you can actually help your nervous system become “unstuck” and begin to move out of the immobilization stress response that characterizes PTSD or trauma. Instead of thinking about other things, pay close attention to the physical sensations in your joints and muscles, even your insides as your body moves. Exercises that involve cross movement and that engage both arms and legs—such as walking (especially in sand), running, swimming, weight training, or dancing—are some of your best choices. Outdoor activities like hiking, sailing, mountain biking, rock climbing, whitewater rafting, and skiing (downhill and cross-country) have also been shown to reduce the symptoms of PTSD. When you’re under the cloud of an emotional disorder and haven’t exercised for a long time, setting yourself extravagant goals like completing a marathon or working out for an hour every morning will only leave you more despondent if you fall short. Better to set yourself achievable goals and build up from there.
Exercise and depression. Maintaining an exercise schedule can prevent you from relapsing. It promotes all kinds of changes in the brain, including neural growth, reduced inflammation, and new activity patterns that promote feelings of calm and well-being. It also releases endorphins, powerful chemicals in your brain that energize your spirits and make you feel good. Exercise can also serve as a distraction, allowing you to find some quiet time to break out of the cycle of negative thoughts that feed depression. Exercise and anxiety. Anything that gets you moving can help, but you’ll get a bigger benefit if you pay attention instead of zoning out. By adding this mindfulness element—really focusing on your body and how it feels as you exercise—you’ll not only improve your physical condition faster, but you may also be able to interrupt the flow of constant worries running through your head.Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4
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