Peak Motion: Low Back, Hip & Knee Arthritis Pain

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LOW BACK, HIP & KNEE ARTHRITIS PAIN “Looking Forward To A Less Stiff Life?” September, 2017

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Study Shows How to Relieve OA Pain Inamedicalstudy,83patientswithosteoarthritiswere assigned to receive either hands-on physical therapy (treatment group) or a pill that actually did nothing to help theirpainwithout themknowing (placebogroup). Testsweredone tomeasurehowwell thepeoplewere doing 4 weeks, 8 weeks and 1 year later. The results werevery impressivewiththepatientswhohadhands- on physical therapy combined with gentle, specific exercises. They showed significant improvements in their pain, mobility and function. By8weeks,patientswereabletowalkfurtherandfaster withmuch less,orcompletelyresolvedpain.Their joint stiffness, aches and mobility had improved by 55% as compared to the group who had no treatment. At one year, patients in the treatment group still were doing great in terms of less pain and more mobility. Other benefits included less need for surgery with only 5% of patients in the treatment group having undergone surgery as compared to 20% with the placebo group. If you are suffering from osteoarthritis, our physical therapy treatments relieve your pain. Isn’t it time you didsomethingaboutyourpainandmovement?Callus today at Peak Motion Physical Therapy to learn more about our ARTHRITIS PROGRAM so we can make a positive difference in your life. Annalsof InternalMedicine:February1,2000vol.132no.3173-181.GailD. Deyle,MPT;NancyE.Henderson,PhD,MPT;RobertL.Matekel,MPT;Michael G.Ryder,MPT;MatthewB.Garber,MPT;andStephenC.Allison,PhD,MPT,ECS

MIKE TEATER DPT, OCS

BRE LOHN DPT

Discussing Arthritis Pain with Mike Teater, DPT, OCS and Bre Lohn, DPT.

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Do you suffer from back, knee or hip pain? It is possible you may have osteoarthritis in those joints. Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common condition of the joints,affectingapproximately27millionAmericans. WithOA, there isabreakdown in thecartilagecovering the ends of bones. As the cartilage wears away, the bones become exposed and rub against each other. The deterioration of cartilage also affects the shape and makeup of the joint so that it no longer functions smoothly.The ligamentsand tendonsaround the joint become stiff and the muscles that support the joint becomeweak.This leads toevenmorepainfulrubbing of the joint surfaces. There are many studies and patient success stories promoting the effectiveness of physical therapy for osteoarthritis. Our expert therapists at Peak Motion Physical Therapy are trained specifically in treating patientssufferingfromosteoarthritisandworktoobtain

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