Pittman: Relieving Arthritis Pain

The Pittman CONNECTION The Newsletter About Your Health And Caring For Your Body

“ I felt right at home.” “The staff here is very professional and very friendly, I immediately felt right at home. The program virtually eliminated the hip pain I was experiencing due to heavy lifting. What I learned from this experience was the importance of maintaining muscle strength through regular planned exercise. I plan to continue exercises I performed while in the program. Thanks, Red!” -Barbie AWarmWelcome To Our NewDPT, Mitch Huelsing

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Mitch Huelsing, DPT grew up in Munford, TN and graduated from Munford High School where he played football. Loving sports and performance, as well as movement, he decided to attend the University of Memphis, where he earned a degree in exercise

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sports science with a concentration of health and human performance. Mitch also played football for the University of Memphis as a Safety for the Tigers. He stayed in Memphis to pursue his career in Physical Therapy. Mitch did a clinical rotation at Pittman in January of 2017 and loved the atmosphere as well as the care he was able to provide here at Pittman. He graduated in 2017 from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis. There he earned his doctorate in Physical Therapy. Mitch is a member of Harvest church in Germantown, TN where he volunteers with the high school youth. He is married to Catie and they currently have no children.

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There are many studies and patient success stories promoting the effectiveness of physical therapy for osteoarthritis. Our expert therapists are trained specifically in treating patients suffering from osteoarthritis and work to obtain optimal results. Study Shows How to Relieve OA Pain In a medical study, 83 patients with osteoarthritis were assigned to receive either hands-on physical therapy (treatment group) or a pill that actually did nothing to help their pain without them knowing (placebo group). Tests were done to measure how well the people were doing 4 weeks, 8 weeks and 1 year later. The results were very impressive with the patients who had hands-on physical therapy combined with gentle, specific exercises. They showed significant improvements in their pain, mobility and function. By 8 weeks, patients were able to walk further and faster with much less, or completely resolved pain. 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. “Thank you to everyone working at Pittman PT.” “Pittman PT was willing to work with me no matter what. Everyone here was very nice and hardworking. Before I came to Pittman, I was unable to do any leg exercises, but now I have been doing light leg exercises. Thank you to everyone working at Pittman PT.” -Alex S.

If you are suffering from osteoarthritis, our physical therapy treatments relieve your pain. Isn’t it time you did something about your pain and movement? Call us today to learn more about our ARTHRITIS PROGRAM so we can make a positive difference in your life. Annals of Internal Medicine: February 1, 2000 vol. 132 no. 3 173-181. Gail D. Deyle, MPT; Nancy E. Henderson, PhD, MPT; Robert L. Matekel, MPT; Michael G. Ryder, MPT; Matthew B. Garber, MPT; and Stephen C. Allison, PhD, MPT, ECS



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2. Weight loss Maintaining your recommended weight or losing weight if you are overweight can lessen your pain by reducing stress on your affected joints. Weight loss specifically helps ease pressure on weight-bearing joints such as the hips and knees. 3. Footwear & insoles If arthritis affects your knee, special footwear and insoles can reduce pain and improve walking. 4. Knee braces For osteoarthritis with associated knee instability, a knee brace can reduce pain, improve stability and reduce the risk of falling. 5. Heat & cold Many people find the heat of a warm bath, heat pack or paraffin bath eases arthritis pain. Others find relief in cold packs. Still others prefer alternating the two. Learn more about what can work best for you by talking to our specialists.

DECREASE COSTS WITH DIRECT ACCESS Research shows Direct Access patients had 86% fewer visits on average than referred patients, decreasing costs tremendously. When it comes to treating arthritis, you may have more options than you realize. There is a lot you can do to reduce your aches and pains from arthritis, while gaining more mobility and function. People often experience pain from arthritis because of stiff joints, muscles and other tissues. In addition, muscles become weak, therefore not supporting the arthritic joints. Our customized physical therapy treatments promote muscle strength, improve range of motion, increase mobility and ease pain. In addition, coupling your treatments with the following can also help you live life to the fullest and get you back to doing the things you love : 1. Education & self-management When your treatment is over, our experts will have equipped you with the knowledge and exercises you need to continue your progress on your own.

6. Exercise Exercise has been proven to help reduce arthritis pain while increasing strength and function. Knowing the right kind of exercises to do is the key. Talking with our physical therapists will point you in the right direction. There is a lot that you can do to relieve the pain from arthritis and protect your joints for the long-term. Find out more about our ARTHRITIS PROGRAM by calling us today and discover how to relieve and reduce the pain of arthritis.


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Sciatica and Back Pain Workshop You are invited to our Do you (or someone you know) suffer from pain, numbness or tingling in your legs, feet, buttocks or lower back? Saturday, July 15 at 10 AM If You’re Confused About What to Do and Looking for Answers Here’s What You’ll Learn at This New Workshop: • The 7 urgent coping strategies every back pain sufferer must never forget when back pain strikes!! • The single biggest mistake that most back pain and sciatica sufferers make which actually stops them from healing • The 7 things you can do if you’re hoping to avoid surgery that’ll cost you nothing • The most successful treatments for lower back pain that doesn’t involve any medications, injections, or surgery • The 3 best exercises that will help you walk farther for longer • How to get a FREE back pain severity consultation and where to go for it 1.) You or a loved one suffer from back pain 2.) You are aged 40+ and have suffered with lower back pain for longer than you feel you should have 3.) You are currently seeing a doctor or thinking about it How Do I Register For The Lower Back Pain and Sciatica Workshop? Call Pittman Physical Therapy at 901-850-5246 When you register, we will mail you The Lower Back Pain and Sciatica Worksheet which you will bring with you to the event. We only have 25 seats available for the event due to the interactive nature of this workshop. So if you would like to attend, be sure to register now Call 901-850-5246 How Much Is It To Attend The Workshop? Nothing... the event is absolutely FREE but call 901-850-5246 now to register as we are taking only 25 attendees As a special bonus, all 25 attendees for the Sciatica and Lower Back Pain Workshop will receive a Special Report: “The Top Ten Most Burning Questions For Sciatica.” WE GIVEWORKSHOPS FOR YOUR GROUP OR AT YOUR NEXT EVENT! Do you want to share the benefits of Physical Therapy with your group, business or event? We provide workshops that engage your audience and provide valuable healthcare information. We can give workshops on many topics ranging from general back pain to workplace ergonomics. Our workshops educate your group on natural pain relief and injry prevention. Share the benefits provided by physical therapy experts! Call today to schedule your private workshop: 901-850-5246 You Should Only Attend This Workshop If:

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Study after study reinforces the delicious idea that eating chocolate, especially dark chocolate, is good for you (in moderation, of course). One reason is that cocoa, the main ingredient in chocolate, is packed with antioxidants called polyphenols. The higher the percentage of cocoa in a bar, the higher the concentration of polyphenols. Polyphenols will help fight inflamation in the body, in turn, helping relieve arthritis pain. This recipe, made with cocoa pouwder, will let you reap the health benefits of dark chocolate without its bitter taste or extra fat or sugar. You can reduce Inflammation by EATING HEALTHY!

CocoaBananaWalnut Bread

1/2 cup brown sugar

1. cupwhole-wheat pastry flour

3/4 cup plain, low-fat yogurt

3/4 cup cocoa powder

1/3 cup canola oil

1 tsp. baking soda

2 Tbs. molasses

1 tsp. cinnamon

2 ripe bananas, mashed

1/2 tsp. salt

1 tsp. vanilla extract

1/2 tsp. allspice

Do you or someone you know suffer with hip, knee or leg pain? As a current or past patient you have access to this valuable information, at your fingertips. Start feeling better today in the privacy of your home. Text PITTMAN to 44222 for your free download. We will not send you additional text messages. This is the easiest way to get this information to our patients. Download and share with friends and family today! Text PITTMAN to 44222

1/2 cup chopped walnuts

2 large eggs

Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease a 9-by-5-inch loaf pan. In a large bowl, sift together flour, cocoa, baking soda, cinnamon, salt and allspice. In a separate bowl, lightly beat eggs, then stir in sugar, yogurt, oil, molasses, bananas and vanilla. Add dry ingredients to wet and mix gently. Fold in walnuts and pour batter into prepared pan. Bake for 45 to 50 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out almost clean. Let cool several minutes before unmolding.

Exercise Essentials Try these exercises to help maintain a healthy body



Helps Loosen Tight Knees

Helps Loosen Tight Hips

While standing up on a step, lower one leg downward towards the floor by tilting your pelvis to the side. Then return the pelvis/leg back to a leveled position. Repeat 8 times on both sides.

While sitting, tighten your top thigh muscle to press the back of your knee downward towards the ground. Repeat 8 times on both sides.

Not all exercises are appropriate for every person. Please consult with a healthcare provider before starting.


Who do you know that needs our help?

Refer a Friend Do You Have Friends or Family Unable to Do The Following? 9 Move without pain 9 Bend and move freely

9 Balance confidently and securely 9 Sit for long periods comfortably 9 Walk for long distances 9 Live an active and healthy lifestyle

Referral Club: Thanks to our patients for referring a friend or family member! David Norris, Sue Cotton, Rebecca Coleman, Amy Bourdeau, James Johnston, Brigitte Baker, Kevin Baskin, Joel Benson, Beth Jones

If you know someone suffering with aches and pains give the gift of health. Refer them to Pittman Physical Therapy today. Pass along this newsletter or have them call us directly to schedule an evaluation! You will get your name in our next newsletter and you could win a $20 gift card! WIN A $20 GIFT CARD

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