Advantage: Hip, Knee & Leg Pain

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HIP, KNEE & LEG PAIN FollowThe Path To Relief

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NEWSLETTER February 2019

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Hip, Knee and Leg Pain Maintain Less Stress With More Relief 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. Before you do, however, let’s examine the pain itself. 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. Advantage PhysicalTherapy has pinpointed several leading causes of hip, knee and leg pain. While many causes exist, the most likely are: While some causes are more severe than others, a physical therapist can identify each. As the body ages, joints become inflamed. Cartilage may wear down, reducing the “buffer” between bones. In some cases, limited blood flowmay cause bone tissue death, or necrosis. If you’re experiencing redness, inflammation and immobilized joints, the condition may be severe. At Advantage PTwe provide 60 minute 1 on 1 care with licensed professionals at every visit. With over 150 years combined experience we find the root cause of your pain and put you on the path to recovery. • Arthritis • Dislocation • Hip fracture • Sprains and strains • Tendonitis • Pinched nerves • Osteoporosis

What Are The Symptoms?

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“I’m glad I chose to come to Advantage PT for my therapy. I had a total knee replacement on my right knee. It was a long and difficult journey but I was able to do it. Of course with my therapists Nora, Eric, and Charles. I can’t thank them enough for my recovery. Now I can bend and straighten my knee. Thank you all, to Traci, Debbie and Carla too.” - Bella P. Patient Review

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22717 SE 29th Street Ste D10 Sammamish, WA 98075 Phone (425) 883-9631 Fax (425) 250-0575

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Sitting Hamstring Stretch Sit on the edge of a chair. Put one leg out front. Keep your knee locked. Lean forward from the hips. You should feel a stretch in the back of your leg. Lower Body Stretch

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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 medical provider. While some hip, knee and leg pains go away, those lasting longer than several months may be hinting at a deeper issue. How Physical Therapy Can Help In most cases, physical therapy can help patients increase leg mobility. In doing so, they can stretch, flex and strengthen the muscles 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 a total joint replacement, knee or shoulder surgery, 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 providers 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

Lasertherapyusesaprocesscalledphotobiomodulation. Unlike medications, laser therapy reduces pain without undesirablesideeffects. It isalso important topointout that patients report long-lasting pain relief. While the number of treatments required may vary depending on the acuity of the condition, many patients experience lasting relief after only a couple treatments. With LightForce lasers, treatments are quick, usually 5-12 minutes depending on the size, depth, and acuteness of the condition being treated.

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DISCOVER HOW TO LIVE PAIN-FREE

Staff Spotlight: Rich Chessario, DPT

At Advantage Physical Therapy, you will receive hands-on therapy treatments by our friendly, caring health experts during focused and individualized sessions. It’s time to get Advantage Physical Therapy if: • You’re tired of living in pain • You want to feel better and move better • You have been in an auto accident or injured on the job • You want to prevent injury 1. Call and talk to your therapist 2. Discover why your pain has come back 3. Get your custom recovery program

Rich Chessario, DPT, graduated with his Bachelors in Entrepreneurship and his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Gannon University in Erie, PA. While going through school he also continued to operate his gym, Core Fitness, until graduating and moving in 2015. He has continuing education in the McKenzie approach of mechanical diagnosis and treatment as well as hands on techniques to facilitate better movement strategies. He believes that educating a patient is the key to them turning a course of Physical Therapy into a more active and healthy lifestyle. Dr. Chessario has extensive experience in biomechanical analysis and treatment to take the patient beyond feeling better and back to any recreational activities they enjoy armed with better knowledge and a more bulletproof body.

Our Specialties

• Running & Gait Analysis • Custom Orthotic Fitting (At Redmond) • Certified Astym Specialties in Sammamish

• The Mulligan Technique • Advanced Manual Therapy Technology • Kineseotaping

Who Do You Know That Needs Our Help? • Walk for long distances • Live an active and healthy lifestyle Do You Have Friends Or Family Unable To Do The Following: • Move without pain • Bend and move freely • Balance confidently & securely • Sit for long periods comfortably

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