STAR PT: Walk Again Without Pain

September, 2019 NEWSLETTER UPCOMING STAR PT CLINICS WORKSHOPS

BACK PAIN & SCIATICA

CHRONIC PAIN & FIBROMYALGIA 10/29 @ 6:30 PM COVINGTON CLINIC

ROTATOR CUFF & SHOULDER 9/3 @ 6:30 PM COVINGTON CLINIC 9/26 @ 6:30 PM LAKEFRONT CLINIC 10/24 @ 6:30 PM LAKEFRONT CLINIC

10/29 @ 6:30 PM COVINGTON CLINIC 9/28 @ 10:00 AM ALGIERS CLINIC 10/22 @ 6:30 PM ALGIERS CLINIC

NEW WORKSHOPS EVERY MONTH!

ARTHRITIS PAIN

KNEE PAIN

BALANCE & VERTIGO

9/18 @ 10:00 AM STAR FITNESS CENTER

9/19 @ 6:30 PM NEW ORLEANS EAST

10/1 @ 6:30 PM COVINGTON CLINIC

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NEWSLETTER September, 2019

KICK BACK & RELAX! FIND RELIEF FOR YOUR KNEE & HIP PAIN

INSIDE: • How Can Physical Therapy Help?

hip, in your upper thigh, or buttock region, then it is likely that there is a problem with the muscles, tendons, ligaments, or soft tissues surrounding the hip joint. Regardless of where the pain is stemming from, hip pain is typically caused by injury or strain to the joint or surrounding regions; however, the pain can also be due to an underlying disease, such as arthritis. If you are experiencing knee pain, there is a good chance the pain is rooted in your kneecap or patella. Every time you bend your knee, your kneecap needs enough space to move up and down between your femur bone and the bend of your knee. Unfortunately, if this area becomes inflamed, then the tissues surrounding the kneecap will become tighter, and the kneecap will not have as much space to move. It will try to squeeze through the inflamed padding, causing pain in the knee, and causing the padding to grow thicker and more irritated. When this happens, the joint fluid inside your knee will begin to dry out, resulting in more friction and pain. Our goal is to help you move and walk as comfortably as possible. Schedule a consultation with one of our physical therapists today and get back on track to a pain-free life!

Knee and hip pain with Matt Slimming, PT, DPT Dear Valued Client, Have you ever thought about how amazing our ability to walk is? It is a

• Staff Spotlight • Refer A Friend • Patient Success Spotlight

Matt Slimming Physical Therapist

complex system of muscles, nerves, and joints working together in harmony to lift you up. But what if you experience pain while walking? If you experience hip, knee, or leg pain, it could mean that the complex system of your gait has been effected in some way or another. For more information regarding how our treatments can help you, give us a call today! What causes knee and hip pain? Knee and hip pain occur when the joints and muscles surrounding those areas lack their normal function. If the joint isn’t functioning properly, it can alter one’s mobility, which will increase pressure on the area. This can cause the area to become inflamed, thus resulting in pain. If you are experiencing hip pain, it is likely that there is a problem with your hip joint. When this happens, you will experience pain inside of your hip, or in your groin area. If you are experiencing pain outside of your

CALL IN! Call for your FREE KNEE & HIP PAIN CONSULTATION Call our clinic nearest you to schedule your first step out of pain today!

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HOW CAN PHYSICAL THERAPY HELP?

When relieving knee and hip pain, it is important to make sure that normal motion is restored. Our physical therapists at Star Physical Therapy are trained in evaluating your movement to determine the root of your problem, in addition to creating a treatment regimen specific to your pain, and restoring you to your normal mobility and strength. We have years of success in helping patients with their physical needs, eliminating their need for harmful drugs, expensive testing, or harsh surgeries. DIY ice packs for when your joints are burning after all that walking: 4 Different Methods 1. (3) parts water to (1) part rubbing alcohol – This combination is recommended by physical therapists, because it is cheap, it stays flexible, and it works perfectly. There is also minimal mess if there is a leak! Win/win. 2. Corn syrup – Yup. Plain old corn syrup. This one is nice because it stays the most soft and flexible compared to the rest; however, if it were to leak, you’d be left with a sticky mess. 3. Liquid dish soap – You guessed it, another one-ingredient ice pack! This one doesn’t stay quite as flexible as the rest, but at least the mess won’t be sticky in the event of a leak.

4. (2) parts liquid dish soap to (1) part rubbing alcohol – This is very similar to the one above but stays a bit more flexible.

To minimize the risk of leaking after repeated uses, make sure to double bag your ice packs in sturdy freezer bags with a double-lock seal. If you have a vacuum bag sealer, this is the perfect use for it.

Source: https://www.mayoclinic.org/symptoms/hip-pain/basics/causes/sym-20050684

Healthy Recipe

Patient Success Spotlight

• 1 1/4 pounds Brussels sprouts, trimmed and halved • 2 tablespoons canola oil • Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper • 3 tablespoons pomegranate molasses • Seeds from 1 pomegranate • 1/2 cup coarsely chopped toasted hazelnuts • Finely grated zest of 1 lime • 1 tablespoon finely grated orange zest

“...I can now go up stairs, squat, and get up with no help or pain.”

Success Story: Penny Z. “Prior to Therapy, I tore my meniscus and had very intense pain. Muscular cramping behind the knee prohibited me from walking and running. Even getting up from a chair was painful! Since therapy, I can now go up stairs, squat, and get up with no help or pain. STAR Physical Therapy has made a 100% difference in my everyday life. I can’t say enough about the staff. They are very professional. The kindness of the staff made the past several weeks a pleasure to come. I definitely recommend STAR PT to family and friends.”

ROASTED BRUSSELS SPROUTS WITH POMEGRANATE

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Put the Brussels sprouts in a medium roasting pan; toss with the canola oil and season with salt and pepper. Roast in the oven until light golden brown and a knife inserted into the centers goes in without any resistance, about 45 minutes. Transfer the sprouts to a large bowl and add the pomegranate molasses, pomegranate seeds, hazelnuts, and lime and orange zests. Season with salt as needed.

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Staff Spotlight: Ali Sante

Have Fun: Sudoku Puzzle!

boyfriend. I also like to do a lot of cooking on the weekends and experimenting with new ingredients. What is something about you that people might be surprised to learn? Onethingpeopledon’texpectto learn about me is that I had a career as a chef before becoming interested in Physical Therapy. I have cooking in fine dining restaurants in Vancouver, San Diego, and New Orleans. What are some of your words of wisdom? “Whether you think you can or you think you can’t - you’re right.”

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Getting to work with all different kinds of people has greatly expanded my ability as both a Health Coach and Personal Trainer. What do you like to do in your spare time? Most of my spare time is spent hanging out with my dogs and

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Ali, WE ARE SO HONORED TO HAVE YOU AT STAR!!

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Exercise Essentials Try this movement to help relieve knee pain.

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Relieves Knee Pain

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HAMSTRING STRETCH While sitting, tighten your top thigh muscle to press the back of your knee downward towards the ground. Repeat 10 times on both legs.

Do You Have Friends Or Family Unable To Do The Following:

� Sit for long periods comfortably � Walk for long distances � Live a healthy lifestyle

� Move without pain � Bend and move freely � Balance confidently & securely

Who Do You Know That Needs Our Help?

If you know someone suffering with aches and pains give the gift of health. Refer them to Star Physical Therapy today. Pass along this newsletter or have them call us directly to schedule an appointment.

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