PT Link: Relieving Low Back, Hip & Knee Arthritis Pain

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RELIEVING LOWBACK, HIP&KNEE ARTHRITIS “Take The Path To Natural Treatment!”

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• 6 Tips To Help Your Arthritis Pain • Healthy Recipe • FREE Mobile Download • Patient Success Spotlights

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 conditionof the joints,affectingapproximately27millionAmericans.With OA, there is a breakdown in the cartilage covering 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 ligaments and tendons around the joint become stiff and the muscles that support the joint becomeweak.This leadstoevenmorepainfulrubbingofthe jointsurfaces. There are many studies and patient success stories promoting the effectiveness of physical therapy for osteoarthritis. Our expert therapists at PT Link Physical Therapy 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

painwithout themknowing (placebogroup).Testsweredone tomeasure how well the people were doing 4 weeks, 8 weeks and 1 year later. The resultswerevery impressivewith thepatientswhohadhands-onphysical therapycombinedwithgentle,specificexercises.Theyshowedsignificant improvements in their pain, mobility and function. By 8 weeks, patients wereabletowalkfurtherandfasterwithmuch less,orcompletelyresolved 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. 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?Callus todayatPTLinkPhysicalTherapy to learnmoreabout ourARTHRITISPROGRAMsowecanmakeapositivedifference inyour 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 StephenC.Allison,PhD,MPT,ECS

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6 TIPS TO HELP YOUR ARTHRITIS PAIN

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 and 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. 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 and 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 and 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 PT Link Physical Therapy specialists. 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.

Pan Roasted Lemon Chicken Eating Right Never Tasted So Good!

Ingredients • 4 boneless chicken breasts • Salt & pepper • 3 tsp extra-virgin olive oil • 3 cloves garlic, minced

• 1 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth • 2 teaspoons flour

• 2 tablespoons chopped dill • 1 tablespoon lemon juice

Directions Seasonchickenbreastsonbothsideswithsaltandpepper.Heat1½ teaspoonsoil ina largeheavy skillet over medium-high heat. Add the chicken and sear until well browned on both sides, about 3 minutes per side. Transfer chicken to a plate and tent with foil. Reduce heat to medium. Add the remaining 1½ teaspoons oil to the pan. Add onion and garlic and cook, stirring, for 1 minute. Whisk broth, flour, 1 tablespoon dill and lemon juice in a measuring cup and add to pan. Cook, whisking,untilslightly thickened,about3minutes.Return thechickenandanyaccumulated juices to the pan; reduce heat to low and simmer until the chicken is cooked through, about 4 minutes. Transfer the chicken to a warmed platter. Season sauce with salt and pepper and spoon over the chicken. Garnish with the remaining 1 tablespoon chopped fresh dill.

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“I highly recommend the PTLink clinic. For years I have been told nothing could be done for the severe edema and scar tissue in my lower leg. My quality of life and activity level are so much better and continue to improve thanks to Sara, Sam, Rene, Meredith, Lauren and others. Anna is wonderful scheduling and greeting each of us with a smile. Together with their therapy techniques they have done what no one else could. I just can’t thank them enough.” - Mary M. ATTENTION PAIN SUFFERERS

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Getting To KnowThe PT Link PT Staff! Chris received his undergraduate B.S at the Miami University and his Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of Toledo. He is happily married to Amanda Lovejoy and is looking forward to soon be a father of three. Chris currently has two daughters named Laylah and Montana. He enjoys spending time with his family, watching Ohio State football and exercising. CHRIS LOVEJOY PT, DPT, CIDN

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