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KINECT SEPTEMBER SPOTLIGHT: MOLLY KING, DPT - SAN TAN VALLEY

Molly graduated from Washington State University with a degree in Kinesiology and received her Doctorate from Franklin Pierce University in February 2017. Molly treats a variety of patients from post surgical, every day aches and pains to young athletes. Molly has been married for a little over a year now with just one fur child at the moment. She has been in the valley since 2014, but will always be a Seattlite at heart. She has a passion for sports, being a soccer player herself, and a huge football fan (Go Hawks!). In her spare time she plays ultimate frisbee, bowls, hikes, volunteers at church and goes to concerts. Q: What do you like most about Arizona? A: Monsoons and rain storms, when we actually get them. Q: What do you do on your free time? A: Workout, play with my puppy, and go to coffee shops and microbreweries with my husband. Q: What decade do you feel you most belong in? A: I love music of the 60’s, 70’s, and 80’s, so any of those. Q: What is your go-to movie or TV series? A: Any Disney movie. Q: Where are you from originally? A: Seattle, WA

Q: When you were little, what did you want to be when you grew up? A: A veterinarian, but I couldn’t even handle animals dying in movies! Q: Favorite thing about your career? A: Being able to meet so many different people and hear their stories. Q: Should Christmas music be played year around? A: Absolutely! Christmas music makes me happy any time of the year!

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KNEE PAIN: THE CAUSE & THE SOLUTION | OUTSTANDING PATIENT RESULTS | OUR THERAPY SERVICES

“Tired Of Rolling Your Hopes Of Relief Into The Gutter?” DISCOVER HOW TO MAKE KNEELING & BENDING EASY AGAIN

Inside: • Discover How To Make Kneeling & Bending Easy Again

• Outstanding Patient Results

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• Knee Pain: The Cause & The Solution

Too often, we take our hardworking knees for granted. Just imagine, the pounding they take doing over a million steps each year! Yet when problems arise, we realize just how complex these large joints are. When you have trouble performing previously simple functions like kneeling, stair climbing and bending down, it’s time to seek help. Discover How You Can Make Kneeling and Bending Easy Again Why is knee pain so complicated, anyway? Each of your knees are not only the largest joints in your body but are comprised of two crucial connecting systems -- the first acting as a “hinge” between the thigh bone and the lower leg, and the other joining your thigh bone and kneecap. In fact, the way your knee joints are put together allows them to move in several directions in rapid succession. That means that the vast majority

of functions you need to perform each day (whether it’s getting out of bed, bending down to empty the dishwasher, crouching to tie your shoe, or simply going upstairs) are only possible when your knees can perform their full range of motion. Consider just one example of the interconnected functions of the knee joint. Your patella (kneecap) is designed to glide up and down within the thigh bone groove. If even a minor injury prevents that from happening, the resulting friction causes a buildup of debris, leading to inflammation, pain and crucial loss of function. Let the experts at Kinect Physical Therapy help you improve your mobility. Give us a call at the location nearest you today!

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Look inside to learn more about our programs and say hello to a healthier you by returning to a pain-free, active lifestyle!

Outstanding Patient Results

This has been a great experience! “When I came in I could barely get around. My knee replacement limited all I could do. Now, I can walk, stand, and play golf again. This has been a great experience! They work you hard, but it is worth it!” - Patrick C. I am able to bend further! “I am able to bend further, and I can also pick up more weight that was hard to carry. In the beginning, I couldn’t sit but for about 20 minutes. Now, I can enjoy my favorite shows on TV! Thank you so very much Rick, McKenna, and also your whole team!” - Philicia H. My range of motion has increased! “My range of motion has increased more than I expected, and after only two months! I can resume so many activities, such as yard work and shopping. I am also bowling with my friends again, my #1 goal!” - Barbara I. I can run again! “Starting at Kinect I couldn’t run, let alone walk without a limp. After 12 sessions of regaining my ankle mobility with the Kinect team, I cannot only walk without a limp, I can run again! Thanks Kinect team!” - Ashley P.

THIS COULD BE YOU! Contact us today to schedule an appointment!

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Knee Pain: The Cause & The Solution

What causes knee pain and stiffness? Because the knees’ systems consist of 3 joints, the causes of individual knee pain can vary. In some cases, knee pain occurs from the kind of repetitive motions that athletes routinely inflict on these hardworking joints. Ironically, the other extreme -- never moving very much at all -- can also lead to knee issues. Fortunately, the type of pain you feel and the activity that causes it, often reveal the underlying cause. This allows your physical therapist to evaluate the specific problem and devise the best treatment plan. For example, dull aching and swelling anywhere in your knee often indicates osteoarthritis. But a stabbing pain on the inside of your knee is a clue that a torn meniscus from injury or overuse may be the culprit. Other parts of your knee that take a beating from overuse include irritation of the tissue below your knee cap. This causes swelling and aching in the front of the knee. If ligaments actually tear (which can happen when you suddenly twist) you may feel that you can’t put weight on your legs at all. How Physical Therapy Helps Your physical therapist’s assessment can refine or even replace more costly diagnostic tools, such as MRIs. Our trained professionals do this by determining what your knees’ current range of motion is, along with the location and nature of the pain, swelling, or stiffness you’re experiencing. These clues allow our team to create a strategy that’s geared to your specific knee problem.

Hands-on care to restore ROM and decrease swelling are the keys to solving your aching knee problems. During your physical therapy sessions, you’ll begin restoring the crucial fluid circulation in your knee joints, which ensures optimum natural joint movement. Physical therapy also builds strength in the muscles surrounding your knees, providing better long-term support for the complex joint system. If you’re concerned about costly and time-consuming surgery, injections or invasive tests, contact us today. Our expert physical therapists will help you resolve your knee pain issues, while also teaching you methods of protecting your knees in the future, to prevent further pain or injury. http://ptcentral.org/2017/01/physical-therapists-guide-to-knee-pain/ http://www.moveforwardpt.com/symptomsconditionsdetail.aspx?cid=b92021cb-a1ec-4f20-8b7e- 37d62bc1a52e http://orthoinfo.aaos.org/PDFs/Rehab_Knee_6.pdf Why You Need To Come In For A FREE Check-Up: � Move without pain Think Kinect FIRST: Giving The Gift Of Health

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• Balance Disorders • Difficulty Walking • Deconditioning • Muscle Weakness • Vertigo • And Many More!

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EXCLUSIVE: GAINING LASTING RESULTS FROM PRE & POST SURGICAL REHAB • Do you have knee pain? • Do you have difficulty bending or kneeling? • Do you suffer from osteoarthritis? If you suffer from knee pain when you do normal everyday activities, then there is help with the proper treatment plan to get your mobility back! Complementary and Alternative Remedies for Knee Pain Relief

Your surgeon has done a fine job in surgery repairing your damaged body. However, this doesn’t guarantee full success in your ability to return to normal activities. Prior to and after surgery, joint motion and muscle strength are lost quickly. Proper rehabilitation is required to restore normal joint movement and return your strength. Depending on the injury and type of surgery, this can be a simple rehabilitative process or a complicated recovery. Our expert physical therapists in treatingmanypostsurgicalpatientsmeanswecanachieve excellentoutcomes foryour recoverynomatter theextentofyour injury. We are with you every step of the way. Contact us today at Chandler, San Tan Valley, Glendale & Mesa, AZ centers to learn how we can help you recover quickly from your surgery with empowering results. Our post-surgical rehab program is ideal for: • Knee, hip and shoulder joint replacements • ACL, MCL, PCL and LCL tears of the knee • Meniscus and arthroscopy surgery recovery • Shoulder post-surgical recovery for rotator cuff tears, arthroscopy and more • General rehabilitation after surgery

Try these two movements that target the knees! If you struggle to complete these exercises, contact the clinic nearest you today to schedule an evaluation.

Hamstring Stretch. Lie on the floor or bed with both legs bent. Slowly lift one leg, still bent, and bring your knee back toward your chest. Link your hands behind your thigh, not your knee, and straighten your leg. Pull your straight leg back toward your head until you feel the stretch. Hold for 30 to 60 seconds, then slowly bend your knee and lower your leg back to the floor.

Leg Raise. Lie flat on your back on the floor or bed with your arms at your sides, toes up. Keep your leg straight while tightening your leg muscles, and slowly lift it several inches. Tighten your stomach muscles to push your lower back down. Hold and count to 5, then lower your leg as slowly as possible. Repeat, then switch to the other leg.

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“Don’t Let Aches & Pains Slow You Down! ” EASY EXERCISES FOR KNEE PAIN RELIEF

If you are experiencing knee pain and don’t find the tips below helpful, call and schedule a Free Consultation with one of our specialists who can further assist you in getting back to a more active life.

TRY THESE MOVEMENTS FOR KNEE PAIN!

KNEE FLEXION PROM Kneel on both knees with your knee angle at 90 degrees. Slowly lower your buttocks towards your heels. Return to the start position. Repeat 4 times.

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KNEE EXTENSION | END RANGE Lie flat on your back in a doorway. Place your heel against the wall. Straighten your knee by sliding your heel up the wall. Repeat 3 times.

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