JULY 2019 N E W S L E T T E R Y O U R H E A L T H I S O U R P R I O R I T Y
KNEE & HIP PAIN RELIEF BACK TO BEING YOU IS A HOP, SKIP, & A JUMP AWAY
ALSO INSIDE: How Physical Therapy Can Help • Exercise Essentials • Staff Spotlight: Dr. Kenneth Van • What Our Patients Say • Clinic News
N E W S L E T T E R Y O U R H E A L T H I S O U R P R I O R I T Y
Your hips, knees, and lower legs are tough—but injuries happen. Your hips and knees are your largest joints, supporting your body’s weight. They work in close coordination, giving us the mobility we need. Between arthritis, injuries and age, however, pain can flare up. If you’re experiencing hip, knee or leg pain, call us to schedule a closer look. What Causes Hip, Knee and Leg Pain? Hip, knee and leg pain are surprisingly common. Thus, their source can come from a variety of things. If you’re experiencing pain in any part of your leg, pinpointing the exact spot can help you determine the cause. Mayo Clinic has pinpointed several leading causes of hip, knee and leg pain. While many causes exist, the most likely are: KNEE & HIP PAIN RELIEF BACK TO BEING YOU IS A HOP, SKIP, & A JUMP AWAY
While some causes are more severe than others, a physician can identify each. As the body ages, joints become inflamed. Cartilage may wear down, reducing the “buffer” between bones. In some cases, limited blood flow may cause bone tissue death, or necrosis. Ifyou’reexperiencingredness, inflammationand immobilized joints, the condition may be severe. What Are the Symptoms? While leg pain is noticeable by a slew of symptoms, several stick out. Aching or stiffness around the hip, groin, back or thigh may be a sign of deeper problems. A decreased range of motion can also be a sign of deeper problems which may later result in hip, knee or leg pain. Sometimes, inactivity can contribute to immobility—and later pain. If you’re limping, lurching or are experiencing bad balance, contact a physician. While some hip, knee and leg pains go away, those lasting longer than several months may be hinting at a deeper issue. Contact us today or visit our website at www.recoverypt.com to find out the cause of your pain and how physical therapy can help you find relief.
• Tendonitis • Pinched nerves • Osteoporosis • Cancer
• Arthritis • Dislocation • Hip fracture • Sprains and strains
HOW PHYSICAL THERAPY CAN HELP
In many cases, physical therapy can help patients increase leg mobility. Indoingso, theycanstretch, flexandstrengthen themuscles responsible for support. If a joint appears deformed, or if sudden swelling occurs, contact a physician immediately. A good physical therapy program can assist with post-operation treatment, too. If you’ve undergone treatment for osteoporosis, dislocation or a fracture, your therapist can help you reclaim full mobility—and a healthy lifestyle. From start to finish, we’re dedicated to your ongoing wellness. On every level, physical therapy serves to enhance the patient’s quality of life. We’re here to help, and we have years of experience backing every therapy option. Contact one of our clinics today, and tell us about your symptoms.
Sources: https://www.mayoclinic.org/symptoms/hip-pain/basics/when-to-see-doctor/sym- 20050684 https://www.everydayhealth.com/hip-pain/hip-pain-and-your-body.aspx https://www.health.harvard.edu/pain/knees-and-hips-a-troubleshooting-guide- to-knee-and-hip-pain For more information about how our therapists can help you recover from your knee and hip pain, call us today at (917) 763-7825 or visit www.recoverypt.com.
WHAT OUR PATIENTS SAY SUCCESS STORIES I am very pleased that Rene is looking to addressthetruecause
Excellent physical therapy! I went in for really bad knee pains
of my pain and not just treat the knee/hip soreness. He is looking at how Irunand that themechanicsof mystridearethecauseofmy issues. Iwasafraidhewouldnotdigdeeper, but just treat the pain. So to learn how to change my running stride andtostrengthenthemusclesatthe sametime, isanaccomplishmentfor me. ” – P. W.
thatIhavebeenhavingforyearsand mytherapisthelpedmefeelbetter. He was also very informative on what stretches I could do everyday to keep from having these pains again. I strongly recommend RecoveryPhysicalTherapy.They’re very friendlyandalwayshavea fun and positive environment. ” – A. N.
EXERC I SE ESSENT I ALS TRY THESE EXERCISES TO KEEP YOU MOVING
DR. KENNETHVAN, PT,DPT,CKTP,GTS STAFF SPOTLIGHT
Kennethspecializes inpatientspecific orthopedicsandsportsrehabilitation. Ken has treated individuals with diagnoses ranging from cervical pain, shoulder pathologies, knee injuries,back/hippain,and foot/ankle disorders. His philosophy is to treat allpatientsas individuals,providinga plan of care specific for that patient
Hip Hikes Stand sideways on a step and have one leg hanging. While keeping your standing leg straight, raise your free hip directly upward, which will raise your hanging leg. Then return the pelvis/leg back to the floor position. Repeat 12 times on each side. Knee Extension Stretch While sitting on the edge of a chair, extend one leg outwards while keeping the other bent for stability. Tighten your top thigh muscle to press the back of your knee downward towards the ground. Repeat 6 times with each leg.
and their impairments. The goal is always to return the patient to a new functional level that exceeds the level prior to injury. Kenneth is originally from Macon, GA. He attended Emory University in Atlanta, receiving a B.S. degree in Neuroscience andBehavioralBiologywhilecompetingon theEmoryBasketball and Track & Field team. Kenneth attended graduate school at CreightonUniversity inOmaha,NE,receivingaDoctoratedegree inPhysicalTherapy.Hespent timeaftergraduation inScottsdale, AZworking inanorthopedic-basedphysical therapyclinicbefore moving to New York City. His interests outside of physical therapy include spending time with friends, working out, and playing basketball. Dr. Kenneth is the Clinical Director at our Grand Central and Midtown East locations. Call Grand Central: 212 953-9494 or Midtown East: 212-371-7869 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Kenneth, today!
Always consult your physical therapist or physician before starting exercises you are unsure of doing. Exercisescopyrightof
DIRECT ACCESS WHAT DOES IT MEAN? Physical Therapy is Easier to Get Than You Think! • A physician referral • Therapy may begin
Bestowed upon our Grand Central location by the University of Buffalo , this award recognizes the clinicians that have made substantial contributions to the clinical education of students in the DPT program. AWARDED EXCELLENCE IN CLINICAL INSTRUCTION
with a full evaluation by a licenced physical therapist • Patients sent by their physician can choose where they want to receive therapy
no longer needed, whether you want a check-up, suffered a recent injury, or if you want to improve your overall health and wellness
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