Your BodyWasMade For Better Things ThanSufferingFromPain! THE NEXT STEP TO TREAT ARTHRITIS PAIN
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. You are invited To Our Next BACK PAIN WORKSHOP Saturday 10/21/17 at 10am 261 Main Street • North Smithfield, RI 02896 Call To Reserve Your Spot
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Study Shows How to Relieve OA Pain Inamedicalstudy,83patientswithosteoarthritiswere assigned to receiveeitherhands-onphysical 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 peopleweredoing4weeks,8weeksand1year 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 improvedby 55%ascompared to the group whohad no treatment. At one year, patients in the treatment groupstillweredoinggreat in termsof lesspainand more mobility. Other benefits included less need for surgerywithonly5%ofpatients inthetreatmentgroup having undergone surgery as compared to 20% with the placebo group. If you are suffering from osteoarthritis, our physical therapy treatments relieveyourpain. Isn’t it timeyou didsomethingaboutyourpainandmovement?Callus today to learnmoreaboutourARTHRITISPROGRAM 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
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“I amback to walking, doing laundry & dishes, even grocery shopping.” “I was having severe back pain in mid-section. It zapped the strength right out of me. I couldn’t do much of anything it hurt so much (walking, laundry, housework, dishes). I started coming for PT about a month ago and after the first visit I had some relief and it got progressively better. I am back to walking, doing laundry & dishes, even grocery shopping.Thank you so much Dr. Steve & Josh.” Dorothy Fortier
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6Essential TipsToHelpYour ArthritisPain “What Can I Do To Gain Pain Relief Independently?”
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 insolescan reduce pain and improve walking. 4. Knee braces Forosteoarthritiswithassociatedknee 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.
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 becauseofstiff joints,musclesandother 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.
Try this movement if you are experiencing hip pain. Relieve Pain In Minutes CLAMS IN SIDE LYING Lie on one side hips bent to 45 degrees, feet in line with hips. Slowly raise top knee up while keeping feet touching and pelvis still. Return to start position with same speed. Repeat 10 times on both sides. Helps Mobilize Hips
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Fresh Garden Salsa It is now Fall, but my wife and I were getting fresh veggies from our garden to the end of September. It was our first year with a garden and it was awesome. Fresh ingredients are the best. Next year we are going bigger. This month I have a recipe inspired by our garden. As you all know I like to cook on a grill or a smoker. So, I’m sure you are wondering how I will work that into salsa? Here you go! First, the fresh ingredients from our garden: tomatoes, jalapeno peppers, red onions, and cilantro (see picture) I did have to get a few things at the store. Next, set up charcoal grill at low temperature only 150’ with some wood chips. The wood chips will smoke and add a little flavor to all the ingredients. You can use a gas grill to add smoke. Refer to past newsletters on the process... or give me a call. Don’t add veggies to hot grill. Looking to add flavor, not cook the veggies. While the grill is getting up to temp or you are waiting for temp to come down, chop tomato and onion in quarters, cut the jalapenos in half. Zest 1-2 limes and set aside zest. Cut limes in half for the grill. I also put some garlic gloves and corn on the grill. You can add anything you like in your salsa. (see picture) Once the temp of the grill is 150’ or less put the veggies on grill. Let them smoke for 20 mins to an hour. Longer if you like more of a smoky flavor. If you go longer, make sure the heat is low. Remove all ingredients from the grill. Cut out seeds (inside) of tomato. Dice the tomato, onion, jalapeno, garlic, squeeze out the lime juice. Add the lime zest. Chop the cilantro. Add coarse salt, cracked pepper, cumin, and if you like it spicy, ...cayenne pepper. I do not have amounts for the ingredients, you can make as much or as little as your like. Add the seasoning to taste. Again, add whatever you like to the salsa. I added some corn (see the picture), or you could add black beans? If you don’t like chopping and cutting, just add all the ingredients to the blender and done! Using the blender will produce thin salsa and chopping produces a more rustic salsa. If you use the blender, you could also can the salsa and save it for the winter. Fresh salsa is always good for a Patriots tailgate party! Serve the salsa as an appetizer with chips, in tacos, in fajitas, over chicken or grilled fish. Enjoy!
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