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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 togoaboutdoingevenbasic tasks,suchas taking care of your home or walking around the office. HOW CAN PHYSICAL THERAPY HELP? Physical therapy isnotaone-stopcure-all forpain management.This isa long-termsolution topain andsufferingthroughtheuseoftargetedexercises and stretching techniques that are designed to strengthen the targeted areas and help the body recoverandheal.By identifying theexactpointson 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.
MARK TWAIN ONCE SAID that growing old is an issueof“mindovermatter,”but ifyoustruggle 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 isanendless listofreasonsas towhyknee orhippainmaydevelop, fromaslipor 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 with a physical therapist soon after an injurydevelopscanhelpreduceyourrecovery time and improveyourability tocopewith thepainand discomfortby introducingyoutotargetedexercises and stretching techniques that can enhance your ability to recover from the injury.
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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 flexibilityandstrengthwhilereducing thegeneralexperienceofpain. Unfortunately,hipandknee injuriesoften tend to linger.Everymovementrelies soheavilyon thehipsandknees that itmakes itdifficult toallow 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 your physical therapist to learn more about options that will suit your health needs.
Areyoumoving likeyoushouldbe?Yourhipsandkneesareessentialtoeveryday 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. Ifyou’veexperiencedanyhiporkneepainandareconsideringwhetherphysical 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.
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IF YOU WANT TO MAXIMIZE YOUR RECOVERY, THIS IS THE PL ACE! “Great physical therapy and gym. Andy is an incredible physical therapist, and the staff is fantastic too! If you want to maximize your recovery, this is the place!” - Vincent S.
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Andrew Choi, MPT, DPT, Partner, specializes in analyzing and correcting form and alignment with functional and sports activities. His athletic background (which includes martial arts, snow sports, and tennis) allows him to have a better understanding of how to specifically diagnose and correct faulty movement patterns. Chris Dahl, DPT, OCS, enjoys treating patients across all age groups and during the fall sports season, especially while providing PT consultation to student athletes with local high schools. His treatments focus on optimizing patient movement and maximizing function via targeted manual therapy and functional exercise prescription. Riley Mandel , DPT, has developed a treatment approach using specific and effective manual techniques as well as therapeutic exercises in order to help each patient achieve their optimal function. In her free time, Riley enjoys hiking, traveling, going to concerts, and spending time with friends and family. PatrickEdgecomb ,DPT,OCS, is thenewestaddition toour team.More informationabout Patrick coming soon!
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Feel free to call us and ask to speak to your therapist.
Your therapist can discuss with you why your pain is bothering you again and what you might do about it at home.
If further assessment is warranted, your therapist might recommend you come in for an appointment.
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EXERC I SE ESSENT I AL S A SAFE EXERCISE TO RELIEVE KNEE PAIN
Knee Flexion Kneel on both knees with knee at a 90 angle. Slowly lower your buttocks towards your heels and hold. Return to the starting position. Repeat 6-10 times.
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