ProActive PT: Sports Injuries and Post Surgical Rehab

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INSIDE: • Recovery After Joint Replacement Surgery • Don’t Let Pain Put You On The Sidelines! • Patient Success Spotlight • Staff Spotlight Tens of thousands of patients a year undergo joint replacement surgery. Typically, this is done because of severe pain, limited movement, difficulty with walking and sometimes after an accident or injury. (continued inside)

Health & Wellness The Newsletter About Your Health And Caring For Your Body

BENTON Physical Therapy

MALVERN Physical Therapy

PRO-ACTIVE Physical Therapy BRYANT PRO-ACTIVE Physical Therapy BRYANT

BENTON PhysicalTherapy

MALVERN PhysicalTherapy


INSIDE: • Don’t Let Pain Put You On The Sidelines! • Healthy Recipe

• Patient Success Spotlight • Exercise Essentials

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The outcome of your joint replacement surgery is also dependent on you. A committed attitude and willingness to work hard makes all the difference in your overall result. Know that we will be with you every step of the way, to guide you on how to move and strengthen your body. We train you how to get back to doing normal, everyday tasks with ease. Our therapists have years of training in helping patients, just like you, recover quickly and completely after surgery. Strength, range of motion, walking and functional tasks are all worked on to ensure an optimum recovery. Following your doctor’s protocols, you are in good hands with our compassionate and dedicated staff. Trust us with your post-surgical care to help you obtain the best results from your surgery. It is our goal at Pro-Active Physical Therapy is to empower you and improve your quality of life. Call us today to learn more about a fast recovery with our joint replacement rehabilitation program!

Whether you had a knee, hip or even shoulder replacement, a good successful outcome depends on the physical therapy done after the surgery is complete. After a joint replacement surgery, focusing on relieving pain and restoring motion are key. Also, the interaction with the right physical therapist and someone who truly listens to you makes the difference in the quality and speed of your recovery. That is why many patients come to Pro-Active Physical Therapy for rehabilitation as their premier choice. We help you decrease pain and swelling after surgery, we then mobilize your operated limb through more advanced motions, walking, and personalized programs, to ensure a long-term recovery. Just know that we work closely with you and your doctor to make your recovery as complete and as quick as possible.


There is nothing more exciting than taking on a new challenge, sport or activity. For most of us, the thrill of accomplishing a physical goal is what we live for. However, are you prepared for it? The term “weekend warrior” means a person who doesn’t really train for what they are doing; they just go out and do it on the weekend. How do most injuries occur? Most sports injuries occur from ill-prepared individuals who just jump into the activity without first increasing their strength, endurance and flexibility. Your muscles, tendons, ligaments and other tissues need to be warmed up to work properly. They take enormous strain during running and sports activities. Therefore, if they are not in top condition, they are more prone to injury. Injuries increase as you age… If you think back to when you were in your late teens, you could go into a full sprint no problem, take a flying leap and do a whole lot without

the slightest thought about it. As you get older, your tissues become less elastic and in fact a little “drier”. When your muscle, tendon and ligament tissues have enough water, they are supple and stretchy, allowing you to do a lot of activities. Keep yourself hydrated and stretch often to maintain elasticity in your muscles. Before and after Knowing the right exercises to prepare for fitness activities is key. Our physical therapy experts have years of experience rehabilitating people after injuries and returning them pain-free to the activities they enjoy. What some people might not know is that physical therapists put specific exercise plans together based on your needs to prevent injury. If you do start to experience pain with activities, Pro-Active Physical Therapy can get you back to enjoying your activities pain-free.

Exercise Essentials Try this movement if you are experiencing hip pain.


INGREDIENTS • 1 cup mushroom soup • 1 can of chicken soup • 1 small can of green chiles • 1 can enchilada sauce • 1 medium onion • 1 cup milk • 12 tortillas • 12 oz shredded cheese • 1 Lb ground beef

Relieves Hip Pain

PRONE HIP EXTENSION While lying face down with your knee straight, slowly raise up leg off the ground.

INSTRUCTIONS Brown meat and onion, add soups, chiles, sauce and milk. Simmer until thickened. In a large casserole dish layer 6 tortillas, cheese, and meat mixture twice. Cover with foil and bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour. Uncover for the last 15 minutes.


Patient Success Spotlight

Staff Spotlight

Lacey Cantwell Administrative Assistant

Lacey is a current resident of Alexander, AR. She attended college at UAM. Lacey loves to fish and would like to travel the world one day. She loves helping people and has a favorite motto…”Life’s a garden, dig it!” Lacey joined our team in April 2018 as a Therapy Tech and is now in our Front Office.

When asked what her favorite part of the job is she says: “Everyone that I get to work with” - Lacey Cantwell

The atmosphere is always positive, filled with laughs, and everyone enjoying what they do. “I appreciate everyone for always being kind, thoughtful and funny. The atmosphere is always positive, filled with laughs, and everyone enjoying what they do. Thanks Krista, Reagan, and Lyndi! You ladies rock.” – Katencia B.

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