Total Performance PT. Overcoming Hip, Leg, & Knee Pain

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OVERCOME HIP & KNEE PAIN PHYSICAL THERAPY CAN HELP RELIEVE YOUR HIP & KNEE PAIN

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PHYSICAL THERAPY N E W S L E T T E R

OVERCOME HIP & KNEE PAIN Mark Twain 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. 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. Ifyou’resufferingfromhipandkneepain,callyourPhysicalTherapistat TotalPerformancePhysicalTherapytoscheduleyourappointmenttoday!

There isanendless listofreasonsastowhykneeorhippainmaydevelop, fromaslipor fall-relatedaccidenttoasports injuryorevenacaraccident. 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 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. Whenyouaredealingwithakneeorhip injury,everysteprequiresmore effort than typical. This can really drain your energy level as you attempt

Sources http://www.apta.org/

https://www.acatoday.org/Patients/Health-Wellness-Information/Back-Pain-Facts-and-Statistics https://www.ninds.nih.gov/Disorders/Patient-Caregiver-Education/Fact-Sheets/Low-Back-Pain-Fact-Sheet

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IS PHYSICAL THERAPY RIGHT FOR YOU?

Areyoumoving likeyoushouldbe?Yourhipsandkneesareessentialto everydaymovement;whetheryouaresitting,standing,walkingorrunning, 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 aremoving,causingyoutochangetheflowandpaceofyourgait,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: • Fromastandingposition,areyouable to leanoverand touchyour 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 improveflexibilityandstrengthwhilereducingthegeneralexperience 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 therapyprovidestargetedexercisesthatsupportthe jointswithprecise movements that help reinforce strength and range of motion. Call Total Performance Physical Therapy at 215.997.9898 or visit totalperformancept.com to schedule your appointment today!

EXERCISE ESSENTIALS

EXERCISE ESSENTIALS

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SINGLE LEG EXTENSION Lie on your back with your knees bent. First, push your hips straight up, making a plank, then straighten one leg and hold for 3 seconds. Repeat this exercise with your other leg. Repeat 6-10 times.

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S TA F F S P O T L I G H T

WHAT IS LASER THERAPY?

Dr. Phil Francabandera received his Doctorate of PhysicalTherapyfromWidener University in 2015. He enjoys working with orthopedic and musculoskeletal populations withpainormovementrelated dysfunction in the joints and muscles of the body. Phil is a Certified Mulligan Practitioner and is a huge

Dr. Phil Francabandera Physical Therapist

believer in the power of hands on manual therapy as a strong treatment approach to improve movement and decrease pain. He will integrate mobilization with movement techniques, biomechanics, and soft tissue mobilization to help achieve patient goals. He believes in a patient centric approach in which each treatment plan is specific to the individual being seen for physical therapy. Phil has a background in sports as a strength and conditioning coach for the Seattle Mariners. He also has experience providing strength and conditioning to professional athletes, division I collegiate athletes, and elite amateurs. His strong passion for athletics and injury prevention led him to pursue a career in physical therapy. Phil takes pride in providing education to patients to help guide them to a more healthy and fit lifestyle.

Laser therapy uses a process called photobiomodulation. Unlike medications, laser therapy reduces pain without undesirable side effects. It is also important to point out that patients report long-lasting pain relief. While the number of treatments required may vary depending on the acuity of the condition, many patients experience relief after only a couple treatments. Depending on the condition, whether it is an acute swollen ankle or chronic low back pain, the therapist will set the laser up for your condition to treat the pain and inflammation along with improving cellular function to maximize the benefits. Depending on the laser, treatments are quick and easy, creating little to no sensation, usually manifesting as a soothing warmth. ContactTotalPerformancePT tosee if laser therapy isright foryou!

WHAT PATIENTS ARE SAYING!

HEALTHY RECIPE MIRACLE RED JUICE

INGREDIENTS • 2 large beets • 4 long carrots • 2 apples • 6 celery stalks

• 2 limes or lemons • 2 inches of Ginger

DIRECTIONS Prepare beets, carrots, apples, celery, limes (or lemons) and ginger by chopping into smaller pieces before placing into a juicer. As the skin of a beet is packed with antioxidants and nutrients, it is recommended to leave the skin on the beet. Do not peel the ginger, which you will add to taste as ginger can be spicy. After all ingredients are added to the juicer, blend until juiced and smooth. Miracle Red Juice can be absorbed more easily on an empty stomach. Drink one glass every other day or as needed.

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