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Put A Spring Back In Your Step Do you find it harder to walk, run or exercise? Is hip, knee or leg pain keeping you from being active? If so, understanding how your body walks and moves can be the key to putting the spring back in your step. Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Injections Platelets are a specialized type of blood cell involved in injury healing. Platelets also contain large reservoirs of natural growth factors. Platelet-rich plasma therapy uses a dose of concentrated platelets from the patient’s own blood to help them heal faster. (continued inside)

Inside: • Move Freely, Walk Farther • Find Out If You Are Moving Like You Should

• Relieve Hip Pain In Minutes

• Patient Success Spotlight

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

“Everyone Else Is Living Active Lives Without Hip Pain. What Am I DoingWrong? ” Move Freely, Walk Farther

Used to treat orthopedic injuries that aren’t responding to traditional methods, platelet-rich plasma therapy is a series of safe injections, ranging from one to four, that often has injury sufferers feeling better within weeks and performing their daily activities within months of beginning therapy. Platelet-rich plasma injections can be effective in treating: • High repetition muscular injuries, as well as acute muscle tears and strains • Knee tendonitis and tendon injuries, including the Achilles tendon • Injuries and sprains to the ligaments, such as the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL)

• Tennis and golfer’s elbow • Partial rotator cuff tear • Plantar fasciitis

At Worcester Physical Therapy Services, our experienced clinicians will help determine if you are a candidate for Platelet-Rich Plasma injections.


Worcester Physical Therapy offers Direct Access for physical therapy and rehab programs. In accordance with Massachusetts State Law, Direct Access means an individual can be seen directly by a Physical Therapist, without a prescription or referral from their doctor. YOU CAN START NOW CALL TODAY! 508-791-8740

“Find Out If You Are Moving Like You Should! ” CAN YOU DO THIS?

Can you do these simple tests to see if your hips and legs are as flexible and strong as they should be? Try them for yourself and let us know how you did. Use caution and common sense when attempting these tests;donotcontinue if theycausepainordiscomfort.  Do not attempt if you have had a hip replacement. • From standing, can you touch your toes? This indicates hip and low back flexibility. • In sitting can you comfortably cross your legs so that your ankle is resting on the other knee? Does one knee go further down than the other? This indicates hip flexibility. If one hip is tighter than theother, itcan wreck havoc with your walking and even cause knee pain. • Keeping your feet flat on the floor and holding onto something solid, how far can you squat down? You should be able to squat all the way down so your buttocks almost touch your heels. Don’t let your heels pop up! If you favor movement to one side,you probably have hip weakness on that side or limited motion in the hip joint. • Standing near a counter top put one foot in front of the other so that you are touching heel to toe. Without

putting your hands down, see if you can balance for 10 seconds,keepingyourselfsteady. Ifyoucannot, thenyou have trouble with the coordination of your balance from the nerve endings in your hip, knees, ankles and feet. Restoring Normal Pain Free Motion Restoring normal motion is key to alleviating pain and allowing you to do the activities you love to do safely. Physical therapy is the key to restoring normal joint and muscle motion. Our medical experts pinpoint the key problem areas that you may not even be aware of and focus on a custom treatment plan that will restore your normal pain-free motion. Performing at Your Best Whether you are just out for a walk or an avid athlete, we can help you walk, run and play better. With our motion analysis, strength testing, coordination testing and more, we can spot your muscles and joints that need flexibility, strength or coordination. A specific training and treatment plan is then put together to help you reach your peak movement with the least effort. DiscoverhowourSpineProgramtransformsyourback pain from a pressing problem, to a distant memory, allowing you to live a happy, active and pain-free life.

HIP ADDUCTION - SIDELYING While lying on your side, slowly raise up the bottom leg towards the ceiling. Keep your knee straight the entire time. The top leg should be bent at the knee and your foot planted on the ground supporting your body. Strengthens Back & Improves Posture Relieve Hip Pain In Minutes Try this movement if you are experiencing hip pain.

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Patient Success Spotlight

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Why You Need To Come Back In For Another Check Up: • Move without pain • Bend and move freely • Balance confidently and securely • Sit for long periods comfortably • Walk for long distances • Live an active and healthy lifestyle

“I’m 9 and my doctor told me I needed physical therapy for my foot, because I have Sever’s Disease, which is when the Achilles tendon attaches to the growth plate on your heel. My foot was swollen and felt painful, and I was afraid of what physical therapy would be like, but my therapists made PT fun and made me feel comfortable. They helped me to strengthen my ankle which relieved the pain. Within a few months, Iplaced third inayouth triathlonandhadnopain!” – Autumn P. They helped me to strengthen my ankle!


• Move Freely • Alleviate Pain Naturally • Have More Energy • Enjoy Activities Pain Free • Be Stronger

Do you suffer with any of the following symptoms?

4 Stiffness or swelling 4 Aches at the end of the day 4 Pain from an old injury

4 Pain when trying to sleep 4 Pain when driving > 30 mins 4 Trouble bending and reaching

Don’t let joint pain become a way of life Pinpoint the exact cause of your joint pain! FREE HIP & KNEE PAIN ANALYSIS Offer valid for the first 25 people to schedule. Expires 05-28-17.

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